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1.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there... (186 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
2.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
3.
The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
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In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where the scarcity of food leads... (98 mins.)
 
4.
The Assassin (1961)
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Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life. (97 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
5.
Il Sorpasso (1962)
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries. (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
6.
Wake in Fright (1971)
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After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
7.
Half Moon (2006)
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Mamo, an old and legendary Kurdish musician living in Iran, plans to give one final concert in Iraqi Kurdistan... (114 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
8.
Momma's Man (2008)
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A man who has avoided his wife and child at home has a change of heart after an imposed stay in his own parents' loft. (94 mins.)
Director: Azazel Jacobs
 
9.
Arirang (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim
 
10.
Blind Mountain (2007)
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A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains. (95 mins.)
Director: Yang Li
 
11.
Playtime (1967)
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Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
12.
The Exiles (1961)
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Native Americans in Los Angeles. For 12 hours one Friday night, from late afternoon until dawn, we follow a handful of urban Indians... (72 mins.)
Director: Kent MacKenzie
 
13.
You Can Count on Me (2000)
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A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town. (111 mins.)
 
14.
Serras da desordem (2006 Documentary)
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(135 mins.)
Director: Andrea Tonacci
 
15.
The Aura (2005)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
16.
Timecode (2000)
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Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
17.
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987 Documentary)
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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war. (122 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Hara
 
18.
Time of Eve (2008 TV Series)
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In the not too distant future androids have come into common usage. Taking the androids for granted... (15 mins.)
 
19.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
20.
Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)
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The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters... (91 mins.)
Director: Lesley Manning
 
21.
Epsilon (1997)
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In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon... (92 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
22.
Carmen (1983)
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
23.
Comrades (1986)
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one... (183 mins.)
Director: Bill Douglas
 
24.
Titicut Follies (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness. (84 mins.)
 
25.
The Big Feast (1973)
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A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. (130 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
26.
Madeinusa (2006)
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Madeinusa is a 14-year old girl who comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village. (100 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
27.
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
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Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat. (101 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
28.
Liliom (1934)
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Two women love the same man in a world of few prospects. In Budapest, Liliom is a "public figure," a rascal who's a carousel barker... (118 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
29.
Spies (1928)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
30.
The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
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Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings.... (66 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
31.
La belle noiseuse (1991)
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The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored. (238 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
32.
The Harder They Come (1972)
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. (103 mins.)
Director: Perry Henzell
 
33.
Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
 
34.
The War Game (1965)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
35.
Sweet Movie (1974)
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
36.
Possession (1981)
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A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
 
37.
The Pawnbroker (1964)
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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
38.
The Forbidden Quest (1993)
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1941: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia... (75 mins.)
Director: Peter Delpeut
 
39.
The Coconut Revolution (2000 Documentary)
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This is the modern-day story of a native peoples' remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) - and won despite a military occupation and blockade. (50 mins.)
Director: Dom Rotheroe
 
40.
World on a Wire (1973 TV Movie)
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Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality... (212 mins.)
 
41.
Winstanley (1975)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kevin Brownlow
 
42.
Blood (1989)
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Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital... (95 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
43.
Dark Horse (2005)
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A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark. (109 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
 
44.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)
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The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War... (127 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
45.
Congorama (2006)
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An eccentric Belgian inventor travels to Québec to search for his family, which uncovers a secret history between two seemingly unrelated people. (105 mins.)
 
46.
Medium Cool (1969)
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A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (111 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler