Watched in 2017

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1.
La La Land (2016)
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While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
“ nothing new about the musical genre. i wonder where the buzz around it comes from. ” - lillapuskas
 
2.
Lake Tahoe (2008)
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A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town. (89 mins.)
 
3.
Lupe Under the Sun (2016)
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The story of an aging Mexican migrant who spent his entire life working in the California fields, separated from his family back home... (78 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Reyes
 
4.
Misterio (1980)
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An actor blurs reality and fiction with the character he plays in a soap opera. (90 mins.)
 
5.
Paterson (2016)
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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (118 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
6.
Arrival (2016)
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When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (116 mins.)
 
7.
Az állampolgár (2016)
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Wilson, a black man in his late fifties, has been living as a refugee in Hungary for years. He works... (109 mins.)
Director: Roland Vranik
 
8.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. (116 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
9.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
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The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. (92 mins.)
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
 
10.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
 
11.
Romántico (2005 Documentary)
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A troubadour returns home to scratch out a living in Mexico after years of trying to get ahead in San Francisco. (80 mins.)
Director: Mark Becker
 
12.
Desierto (2015)
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A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands. (88 mins.)
Director: Jonás Cuarón
 
13.
Strange But True (2017)
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The story follows two garbage handlers, enamoured with each other, traipsing through the streets of Mexico City. The pair struggle to navigate away from a broken world, destined to get their hands dirtied. (90 mins.)
Director: Michel Lipkes
 
14.
It All Started at the End (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary made by Luis Ospina, the last one of Caliwood, the name of a group of three friends that used to make movies in Colombia in the 60-80's years. (208 mins.)
Director: Luis Ospina
 
15.
Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
16.
Fagyott május (2017)
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1990, after the fall. A man struggles to survive in the forest, living alone in a small cabin. One day he spots a mysterious child in an abandoned summer camp. (72 mins.)
Director: Péter Lichter
 
17.
Kékszakállú (2016)
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Several young daughters of rich industrialists examine in an equally intangible and compelling way the physical and spiritual aspects of a cultural recession. (72 mins.)
 
18.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
19.
Rage (2009)
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A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid. (89 mins.)
 
20.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
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A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. (162 mins.)
Director: Maren Ade
 
21.
Chevalier (2015)
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In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game... (105 mins.)
 
22.
A Decent Woman (2016)
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A housemaid, working in an exclusive gated community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club boarding the high security walls. (104 mins.)
 
23.
The Headless Woman (2008)
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After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
24.
Georgi and the Butterflies (2004 Documentary)
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The incredible adventures in capitalism of psychiatrist Dr. Georgi Lulchev and the Home #6 for Psychologically Challenged Men. (60 mins.)
Director: Andrey Paounov
 
25.
The Love Witch (2016)
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A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Biller
 
26.
Force Majeure (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
27.
Involuntary (2008)
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In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
28.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
29.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
30.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
31.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
32.
Benny's Video (1992)
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A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
33.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
34.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
35.
Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
36.
Code Unknown (2000)
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A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event? (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
37.
This I Wish and Nothing More (2000)
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A young man lives in rural Hungary with his girlfriend Mari. Also on the scene is her homosexual brother... (80 mins.)
 
38.
Johanna (2005)
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Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep... (86 mins.)
 
39.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
40.
Time of the Wolf (2003)
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When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
41.
Caché (2005)
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A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
42.
The White Ribbon (2009)
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Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
43.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
44.
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
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A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family until matters escalate shockingly. (109 mins.)
 
45.
The Return (2003)
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In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
 
46.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
47.
The Banishment (2007)
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A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city. (157 mins.)
 
48.
Gitarrmongot (2004)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
49.
Poison (1991)
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away... (85 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
50.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)
 
51.
Safe (1995)
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An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. (119 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
52.
Loveless (2017)
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A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. (127 mins.)
 
53.
Jupiter's Moon (2017)
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Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption. (123 mins.)
 
54.
Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)
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In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him... (122 mins.)
 
55.
The Square (2017)
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The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. (142 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
56.
Okja (2017)
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Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja. (120 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
 
57.
April's Daughter (2017)
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Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
58.
Faces Places (2017 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. (89 mins.)
Director: JR, Agnès Varda
 
59.
Redoubtable (2017)
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During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later marries her. (107 mins.)
 
60.
Napalm (2017 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
61.
Happy End (2017)
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A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
62.
The Workshop (2017)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
63.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
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Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (121 mins.)
 
64.
Daniel and Ana (2009)
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Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives... (90 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
65.
After Lucia (2012)
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
66.
Gabriel and the Mountain (2017)
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Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year... (131 mins.)
Director: Fellipe Barbosa
 
67.
Raw (2016)
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When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. (99 mins.)
Director: Julia Ducournau
 
68.
Out (2017)
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OUT is an odyssey about 50 year old family man Agoston wandering through East Europe. After loosing... (88 mins.)
 
69.
On Body and Soul (2017)
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An unusual love story set in the everyday world, based around the duality of sleeping and waking, mind and matter. (116 mins.)
Director: Ildikó Enyedi
 
70.
Chronic (2015)
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A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients. (93 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
71.
Pre-Crime (2017 Documentary)
(88 mins.)
 
72.
King of the Belgians (2016)
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Desperate to return home from a state visit to Istanbul when his country suffers its worst-ever political crisis, but unable to fly due to a solar storm, the King of the Belgians finds himself on a tumultuous road trip across the Balkans. (94 mins.)
 
73.
Poi E (2016 Documentary)
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POI E is the story of the creation of New Zealand's iconic song of celebration, the song that became the unofficial national anthem. (92 mins.)
Director: Te Arepa Kahi