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1. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

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

2. Medea (1988 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Euripides, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Lars von Trier, Preben Thomsen | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Henning Jensen, Solbjørg Højfeldt

3. Angela (1978)

91 min | Drama

5.8
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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.

Writer: Charles E. Israel | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Sophia Loren, Steve Railsback, John Huston, John Vernon

4. Electra (I) (1962)

110 min | Drama

7.6
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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.

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

5. Medea (1969)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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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 »

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

6. Sappho (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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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.

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

7. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, War

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

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

8. Oedipus Rex (1957)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

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

9. Iphigenia (1977)

127 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

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

10. The Gangster (1947)

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

6.5
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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.

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

11. Ritual (2000)

78 min | Drama

5.3
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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.

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

12. Notes Towards an African Orestes (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.

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

13. In the Darkness of the Night (2004)

94 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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"Noite Escura" is a disturbing movie about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.

Writers: João Canijo, Pierre Hodgson, Mayanna von Ledebur | Director: João Canijo | Stars: Fernando Luís, Rita Blanco, Beatriz Batarda, Cleia Almeida

14. 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.

Writers: Jo Cameron Brown, Homer, Barry Purves | Director: Barry Purves | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Simon Green, David Holt, Tim Morgan

15. Mourning Becomes Electra (1978 TV Mini-Series)

290 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Stellar Bennett, Roberts Blossom, Bruce Davison, Jeffrey DeMunn

17. 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.

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

18. Medea (2005)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.6
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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.

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

19. 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.

Writer: Alexandra Anthony | Director: Alexandra Anthony

20. Les Troyens (2000 TV Movie)

210 min | Music, Drama

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

21. 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

22. Ariadne auf Naxos (2001 TV Movie)

138 min | Drama, Comedy, Music

7.1
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Writer: Hugo von Hofmannsthal | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Deborah Polaski, Natalie Dessay, Jon Villars, Susan Graham

23. Cassandra (2008)

27 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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.

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

24. Elektra (1970 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

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Writers: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Sophocles | Director: Joachim Hess | Stars: Gladys Kuchta, Regina Resnik, Ingrid Bjöner, Hans Sotin

25. Die Bakchen (1974 TV Movie)

207 min

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

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

120 min | Documentary, Sport

4.1
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Stars: Moises Alou, Eddie Andelman, Ernie Banks, Aaron Boone

28. Unremembered (2009)

135 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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 »

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

29. Prometheus Bound (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 »

Writers: Aeschylus, Angelos Sikelianos | Director: Dimos Vratsanos | Star: Thanos Bourlos

30. Antigone (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

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

31. Idomeneo (1991 TV Movie)

142 min | Music, Drama

8.2
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Writer: Abbate Varesco | Director: Thomas Olofsson | Stars: Stuart Kale, David Kuebler, Ann Christine Biel, Anita Soldh

32. Médée (2005 TV Special)

150 min | Music

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

33. EZS: Sequenza 1 - A.e. (2008)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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Elektra's pain and anger for Agamemnon's death, suggested by Sylvia Plath's verses.

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

34. 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.

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

35. 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.

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

36. Iphigénie en Tauride (2001 TV Movie)

108 min | Music, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Writer: Nicolas-François Guillard | Director: Thomas Grimm | Stars: Juliette Galstian, Rodney Gilfry, Deon van der Walt, Anton Scharinger

37. Elektra (I) (2010 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Musical

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Writer: Hugo von Hofmannsthal | Director: Andreas Morell | Stars: Albert Dohmen, Jane Henschel, René Kollo, Manuela Uhl

38. 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 »

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lewis Galantiere, Sophocles | Director: Gerald Freedman | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Stacy Keach, Leah Chandler, James Naughton

39. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: Electra (1974)

Drama

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Writers: Sophocles, E.F. Watling | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Rosalie Crutchley, Julian Glover, Derek Godfrey

40. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2011)

Music

8.0
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Iphigenie, banished daughter of Klytemnaestra, is now high priestess to Diana. Two strangers from Greece wash up on shore; when Iphigenie recognizes one as her brother, Orestes, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins

41. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
Episode: King Oedipus (1972)

Drama

8.6
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Writer: Sophocles | Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: Ian Holm, Sheila Allen, Alan Webb, Anthony Bate

42. The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )
Episode: Theban Plays: Antigone (1986)

111 min | Drama

6.9
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In a final battle for the control of Thebes, Oedipus's two sons kill each other. Creon issues an order that no one is to bury Polynices upon pain of death. But Antigone is determined that ... See full summary »

Writers: Sophocles, Don Taylor | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Gwen Taylor, Patrick Barr, Paul Daneman

43. The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986– )
Episode: Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986)

111 min | Drama

7.4
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Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets ... See full summary »

Writers: Sophocles, Don Taylor | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Michael Pennington, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, John Shrapnel