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1. Sien nui yau wan (1987)

Unrated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly, no-one is willing to give him shelter for the night, so he ends up spending the night ... See full summary »

Director: Siu-Tung Ching | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma, Wai Lam

Votes: 7,393

2. Peking Opera Blues (1986)

TV-14 | 104 min | Comedy, Action

7.5
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's underground movement tried to establish a democratic republic. The movie tells the ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Sally Yeh, Cherie Chung, Mark Cheng

Votes: 1,787

3. Még kér a nép (1972)

87 min | Drama, Musical, War

7.0
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Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Andrea Drahota, Gyöngyi Bürös, Erzsi Cserhalmi, Mari Csomós

Votes: 1,054

4. Storm Over Asia (1928)

74 min | Drama, War

7.3
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff, Aleksandr Chistyakov

Votes: 1,413

5. Archangel (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Michael Gottli, David Falkenburg, Michael O'Sullivan, Margaret Anne MacLeod

Votes: 1,018 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Da zui xia (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Hua Yueh, Hung Lieh Chen, Chih-Ching Yang

Votes: 2,885

7. Yukinojô henge (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.6
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 1,440

8. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world ... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,081 | Gross: $0.08M

9. The Great White Silence (1924)

108 min | Documentary

8.1
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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole.

Director: Herbert G. Ponting | Stars: Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting, Henry R. Bowers, Lawrence E.G. Oates

Votes: 558

10. Ucho (1970)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub

Votes: 1,881

11. Méditerranée (1963)

44 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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A short film documenting the seas and shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Directors: Jean-Daniel Pollet, Volker Schlöndorff

Votes: 436

12. Time Piece (1965)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Dennis Paget, Jim Hutchison

Votes: 549

13. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

6.8
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Max Adrian, Ann Bell

Votes: 3,830

14. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

7.7
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Marguerite Moreno, Jacqueline Delubac, Roger Duchesne

Votes: 1,435

15. Shakhmatnaya goryachka (1925)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Short

7.3
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game. His fiancée has no interest in it, and becomes frustrated and depressed by his ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky | Stars: José Raúl Capablanca, Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, Natalya Glan

Votes: 925

16. Utu (1984)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott, Kelly Johnson

Votes: 700

17. Czlowiek z marmuru (1977)

160 min | Drama

7.9
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Jacek Lomnicki

Votes: 3,089

18. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,309

19. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Votes: 3,628

20. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 2,328

21. Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy

Votes: 1,312

22. Tôkyô orinpikku (1965)

Not Rated | 170 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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Ichikawa's cameras follow the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Sometimes he focuses on spectators, as athletes pass in a blur; sometimes he isolates a competitor; ... See full summary »

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Abebe Bikila, Jack Douglas, Hirohito

Votes: 1,218

23. Brightness (1987)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 1,618

24. Blacula (1972)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

5.6
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.

Director: William Crain | Stars: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 4,546

25. Judge Priest (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,512

26. The Young One (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Zachary Scott, Bernie Hamilton, Key Meersman, Crahan Denton

Votes: 2,054

27. Ye ban ge sheng (1937)

113 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.5
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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him.

Director: Weibang Ma-Xu | Stars: Menghe Gu, Ping Hu, Shan Jin, Chau-Shui Yee

Votes: 455

28. Rejs (1970)

65 min | Comedy

7.9
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A stowaway on a cruise ship is mistaken for an entertainment director.

Director: Marek Piwowski | Stars: Stanislaw Tym, Jolanta Lothe, Wanda Stanislawska-Lothe, Jerzy Dobrowolski

Votes: 2,275

29. Zakazane piosenki (1947)

97 min | Drama, Music, War

7.2
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A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement.

Director: Leonard Buczkowski | Stars: Danuta Szaflarska, Janina Ordezanka, Jerzy Duszynski, Jan Swiderski

Votes: 308

30. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,277

31. Careful (1992)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Kyle McCulloch, Gosia Dobrowolska, Sarah Neville, Brent Neale

Votes: 1,516

32. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,284

33. Dzien swira (2002)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions.

Director: Marek Koterski | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Janina Traczykówna, Andrzej Grabowski, Michal Koterski

Votes: 6,456

34. Real Life (1979)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.2
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56 Metascore

A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Dick Haynes, Albert Brooks, Matthew Tobin, J.A. Preston

Votes: 2,054

35. Now You Tell One (1926)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner. Disappointed with the other members' ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles R. Bowers, Harold L. Muller | Star: Charles R. Bowers

Votes: 236

36. Mlyn i krzyz (2011)

92 min | Drama, History

6.9
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80 Metascore

The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

Director: Lech Majewski | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Litwin

Votes: 3,204 | Gross: $0.31M

37. Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa (1970)

224 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Marian Kociniak, Janina Boronska, Adam Cyprian, Wirgiliusz Gryn

Votes: 1,975

38. Jak dziala jamniczek (1971)

8 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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Director: Julian Józef Antonisz

Votes: 278