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1. Medea (1969)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy

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To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

Votes: 3,092

2. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,052

3. Electra (1990)

96 min

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Born with the beauty of the gods, Electra's lust for sexual gratification is exceeded only by her lust for vengeance. Enter a world of forbidden family love, betrayal and murder.

Director: Jay Raskin | Stars: Craig Bertuglio, Paula Cale, Nick Carter, Jennifer Jo Dennis

Votes: 34

4. O thiasos (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis

Votes: 2,529

5. Medea (1988 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.2
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Medea is in Corinth with Jason and their two young sons. King Kreon wants to reward Jason for his exploits: he gives the hand of his daughter, Glauce, to Jason as well as the promise of the... See full summary »

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Henning Jensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt

Votes: 2,500 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Sappho (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Sappho, a newly wed American wife, with her husband on the Greek island Lesbos, goes through the pain of unrequited love to a young woman, very much like the namesake poet in ancient times.

Director: Robert Crombie | Stars: Avalon Barrie, Todd Soley, Lyudmila Shiryaeva, Bogdan Stupka

Votes: 1,266

7. Angela (1977)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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A war vet finds out that a former prostitute had his baby. Doubting it's his, he gives it away, so she reports him. 20 years later, she still wants to find her son. She meets a young man and falls in love, but the vet's prison term ends.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Sophia Loren, Steve Railsback, John Huston, John Vernon

Votes: 80

8. Iphigenia (1977)

127 min | Drama

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To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou

Votes: 1,137

9. Oedipus Rex (1957)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

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The land ruled by King Oedipus is plagued by ill-fortune and the people are promised relief by the gods if the slayer of the former king is apprehended and punished. This does not bode well... See full summary »

Directors: Tyrone Guthrie, Abraham Polonsky | Stars: Douglas Campbell, Eleanor Stuart, Robert Goodier, William Hutt

Votes: 198

10. Electra (I) (1962)

110 min | Drama

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Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou

Votes: 943

11. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 428

12. Kravgi gynaikon (1978)

R | 110 min | Drama

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Melina Mercouri plays an actress who is attempting a comeback with a staging of the Greek tragedy "Medea" (about a woman who kills her children) in her native Greece. As a publicity stunt, ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Ellen Burstyn, Andréas Voutsinas, Despo Diamantidou

Votes: 232

13. Achilles (1995)

11 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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With the loss of Patroclus (his undeclared male lover), Greek warrior Achilles returns to the Trojan War.

Director: Barry Purves | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Simon Green, David Holt, Tim Morgan

Votes: 289

14. Noite Escura (2004)

94 min | Drama, Crime

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"Noite Escura" is a disturbing movie about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.

Director: João Canijo | Stars: Fernando Luís, Rita Blanco, Beatriz Batarda, Cleia Almeida

Votes: 437

15. Appunti per un'Orestiade africana (1970)

65 min | Documentary

7.1
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The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis, Yvonne Murray

Votes: 294

16. Ritual (2000)

78 min | Drama

5.7
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Sensing there is something terribly wrong at home, a young man drops out of college and tries to 'fix' his family.

Director: Stanley Bennett Clay | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Denise Nicholas, Shawn Michael Howard, Angelle Brooks

Votes: 59

17. Zina (1985)

92 min | Biography, Drama

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After Stalin's purges, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky, is exiled to Berlin. As the Nazis rise to power and WW2 is approaching, she becomes obsessed with Antigone, the protagonist of a famous Greek tragedy, and loses her mind.

Director: Ken McMullen | Stars: Ron Anderson, George Antoni, Micha Bergese, Gaby Dellal

Votes: 59

18. Mourning Becomes Electra (1978– )

290 min | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Stellar Bennett, Roberts Blossom, Bruce Davison, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 48

19. The Book of Clarence (2017)

120 min | Documentary | Completed

We follow the life, health and career of the Grammy award winning Clarence Fountain and the Blind Boys of Alabama. This journey is woven together with "Gospel at Colonus"

Directors: Lee Breuer, Lee Breuer | Stars: Clarence Fountain, Samuel Butler Jr., Jimmy Carter, Barbara Fountain

20. Die Nacht (1985)

367 min

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Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Star: Edith Clever

Votes: 27

21. Lost in the Bewilderness (2014)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

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"Lost in the Bewilderness" is a modern-day Greek myth - a documentary about the filmmaker's cousin Lucas, kidnapped at age five from his native Greece, and found on the eve of his sixteenth birthday in the U.S.

Director: Alexandra Anthony

Votes: 44

22. The Oresteia (2012)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Vengeful gods and a family curse. Happy days are here again in this semi-comedic backyard adaptation of Aeschylus' classic of Greek tragedy that tells a timeless story of bloody revenge, familial deceit and guilt.

Director: John Gross | Stars: Victoria Gates, Christian Alsis, Patricia Baudet, Clare Gillen

23. Ariadne auf Naxos (2001 TV Movie)

138 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Deborah Polaski, Natalie Dessay, Jon Villars, Susan Graham

Votes: 7

24. Cassandra (2008)

27 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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Euripides' Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women" is played out on the edge of a rocky desolate Mexican border town in this poetic reinterpretation by Director Mauricio Chernovetzky.

Director: Mauricio Chernovetzky | Stars: Nelly Bablumian, Chaz Chilcote, Araceli Guzman-Rico, Doug Purcell

Votes: 35

25. Road to F.A. Cup (2012– )

180 min | Comedy

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The Croydon Terriers, an amateur South London football club, take part in the FA Cup for the first time under the guidance of an ambitious new owner.

Stars: Obi Alan, Warwick Allen, Vinny Banton, Danny Barber

26. Iphigénie en Aulide (2002 TV Movie)

153 min | Music, Drama

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Director: Carlo Battistoni | Stars: Christopher Robertson, Daniela Barcellona, Violeta Urmana, Stephen Mark Brown

27. Loop (I) (2015)

7 min | Short, Action, Horror

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A stupefied hostage tries to escape his captors only to realize that he became a part of a horrifying game. Armed with only courage and a will to survive he attempts to turn the tide.

Director: Jakub Blin | Stars: Michael Baca, Miroslav Karel, Jan Vavricka

Votes: 7

28. Antigone (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Per Bronken | Stars: Monna Tandberg, Jørn Ording, Bab Christensen, Lise Fjeldstad

29. Medea (2005)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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Betrayed by an adulterous relationship, Medea takes the ultimate revenge on her companion. When everything is brought out to the table, terror will be served.

Director: Emanouel Kouloumbre | Stars: Doug Bellitto, Melissa Gietzen, Jenna Robinson

Votes: 11

30. Die Bakchen (1974 TV Movie)

207 min

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Director: Klaus-Michael Grüber | Stars: Edith Clever, Peter Fitz, Bruno Ganz, Michael König

31. Iphigénie en Tauride (2001 TV Movie)

108 min | Music, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Juliette Galstian, Rodney Gilfry, Deon van der Walt, Anton Scharinger

Votes: 11

32. Unremembered (2009)

135 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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John Outis doesn't have a past. But his life history is being restored in the present and it's dramatically altering the lives of his friends, his wife, and his lover. As he begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kerr | Stars: Tim Delaney, Karla Mason, Carmela Ramaglia, Laura Duyn

Votes: 18

33. Pride and Fury (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

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A US Army veteran returns from Afghanistan tortured by feelings of betrayal.

Director: John Mendoza | Stars: Samantha Hope, Brenda Garcia, Trevor Scott, Juliez Frazier

34. Idomeneo (1991 TV Movie)

142 min | Music, Drama

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Director: Thomas Olofsson | Stars: Stuart Kale, David Kuebler, Ann Christine Biel, Anita Soldh

Votes: 5

35. Promithefs desmotis (1930)

Drama

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Prometheus, punished by Zeus, is chained to a mountain of Caucasus by god Hephaestus. There he starts to mourn for his tortures and narrate his story. Later, Io, with whom Zeus is in love, ... See full summary »

Director: Dimos Vratsanos | Star: Thanos Bourlos

36. Électre (1972 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Pierre Dux | Stars: Paul-Emile Deiber, François Chaumette, Michel Aumont, Michel Duchaussoy

37. Médée (2005 TV Special)

150 min | Music

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Director: Olivier Simonnet | Stars: Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Hanna Bayodi, Bertrand Chuberre, Le Concert Spirituel

38. Les Troyens (2000 TV Movie)

210 min | Music, Drama

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Director: Alexandre Tarta | Stars: Jon Villars, Russell Braun, Tigran Martirossian, Robert Lloyd

39. eZS: sequenza 1 (2006)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Elektra's pain and anger for Agamemnon's death, suggested by Sylvia Plath's verses.

Director: Alessandro Brucini | Stars: Leah C. Derus, Ilaria Posarelli

Votes: 10

40. Elektra (1970 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Director: Joachim Hess | Stars: Gladys Kuchta, Regina Resnik, Ingrid Bjöner, Hans Sotin

41. Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Sport

4.2
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Stars: Moises Alou, Eddie Andelman, Ernie Banks, Aaron Boone

Votes: 72

42. Limited Edition (2003)

9 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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A woman plots her revenge after the murder of her father and subsequent seduction of her blind mother.

Director: Jeremiah Edward Hobbs | Stars: Angelina Bouldin, Edali Hernandez-Toca, Levi Nugent

43. Antigone and Polyneices (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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Bizarre interpretation of the Sophocles Greek tragedy, which follows the condemnation of Antigone after burying her fallen brother after being left unburied at King Creon's order.

Director: Thomas Lee Rutter | Stars: Corina Harper, Matilda Harper, Tristan Rowley, Thomas Lee Rutter

44. Elektra (I) (2010 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Musical

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Director: Andreas Morell | Stars: Albert Dohmen, Jane Henschel, René Kollo, Manuela Uhl

45. Andromeda (2000–2005)
Episode: All Great Neptune's Ocean (2001)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A chancellor visits the Andromeda, Tyr disrupts his visit by bringing up some past deeds the chancellor committed against Nietzscheans. Dylan orders Tyr to apologize, as Tyr visits the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Harmon | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Laura Bertram

Votes: 111

46. Gran teatro (1960–1965)
Episode: Antigona (1961)

Drama

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Stars: Carlos Ballesteros, Lola Gaos, Rosa Luisa Goróstegui, Nuria Torray

47. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Antigone (1974)

89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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With fierce originality, this powerful adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy presents a world of honor, treachery and fateful consequences. Acclaimed actress Genevieve Bujold skillfully ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Freedman | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Stacy Keach, Leah Chandler, James Naughton

Votes: 73

48. The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956–1957)
Episode: Antigone (1956)

Drama

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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Mildred Natwick, Marisa Pavan, Claude Rains, Alexander Scourby

49. To theatro tis Defteras (1970–1990)
Episode: Antigoni (1980)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

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Directors: Marietta Rialdi, Christos Rallis | Stars: Deniz Baltsavia, Emilia Ipsilanti, Vasilis Kolovos, Makis Panorios

50. Estudio 1 (1965–1984)
Episode: Antígona (1978)

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Director: Fernando Delgado | Stars: Teresa Rabal, Pablo Sanz, Jaime Blanch, Ivonne Sentis