Most Rated Titles With Simon Abkarian
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1. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 535,018 | Gross: $167.45M
2. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.
Votes: 248,378 | Gross: $95.72M
4. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 81,335 | Gross: $4.44M
5. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant
Votes: 67,681 | Gross: $4.86M
6. Rendition (2007)
R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
After a terrorist bombing kills an American envoy in a foreign country, an investigation leads to an Egyptian who has been living in the United States for years and who is married to an ... See full summary »
Votes: 51,969 | Gross: $9.74M
8. Ararat (2002)
R | 115 min | Drama, War
Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
Votes: 11,044 | Gross: $1.55M
10. The Truth About Charlie (2002)
PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.
Votes: 9,411 | Gross: $5.35M
11. Gett (2014)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband's compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.
Votes: 5,475 | Gross: $0.99M
12. The Cut (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Votes: 4,798 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Secret défense (2008)
100 min | Thriller
In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »
16. When the Cat's Away (1996)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
Chloe, a young woman, is going on holidays. She entrusts her beloved cat to Madame Renée's care. But one day Madame Renée (an old lady of the neighborhood) can not find the cat. Chloe ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $1.65M
17. Yes (I) (2004)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance
In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,899 | Gross: $0.40M
18. Army of Crime (2009)
Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, History, War
The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,850 | Gross: $0.04M
19. Le serpent (2006)
119 min | Thriller
Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him?
20. Colt 45 (2014)
85 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.
21. Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (2003)
111 min | Crime, Drama
"Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives ... See full summary »
22. La mécanique de l'ombre (2016)
91 min | Action, Thriller
The unemployed Duval is contacted by a mysterious organization to transcribe intercepted calls. He accepts the job with no suspicions, since it restores stability to his life, but it will soon result in political shenanigans of all kinds.
23. Zarafa (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.
24. Angélique (I) (2013)
113 min | Adventure, History, Romance
In France, prior to Louis XIV ascending the throne, a young baroness is forced to marry against her will and is caught up in a web of treachery and murder, threatening her and her husband, whom she has come to love deeply.
26. Djam (2017)
97 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
Djam, a Greek girl, is sent to Istanbul on a mission to find a motor-boat part of her uncle, a former sailor and great fan of the Greek musical style rebetiko. In the city, she meets Avril,... See full summary »
27. The Wedding Song (2008)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages.
Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.03M
28. Riens du tout (1992)
95 min | Comedy
Lepetit, an ambitious and determined man, is named the new CEO of a department store. His mission is to improve the store's financial position. He decides that the human factor will be his ... See full summary »
29. La disparue de Deauville (2007)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama
An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
30. Une histoire de fou (2015)
134 min | Drama
In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »
31. Shiva (2008)
103 min | Drama, Romance
When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »
32. Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004)
97 min | Drama
The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »
33. Les invincibles (2013)
98 min | Comedy
Momo has one dream buried for years: become a petanque champion. When an international tournament is announced, he drops his ordinary life to win the first prize and fulfill his dreams.
34. Musée haut, musée bas (2008)
97 min | Comedy
A curator terrified of green plants, a ballet of Virgin Saints, a minister of Culture lost in an exhibition of sex organs, a car that has disappeared in the Rembrandt car park, visitors in ... See full summary »
36. Edmond (2018)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, History
December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great ... See full summary »
37. Kaboul Kitchen (2012– )
26 min | Comedy
Afghanistan 2005. Kaboul Kitchen (a french restaurant) is the place to drink in Kabul. Jacky, the owner, is here to make money. His new roommate, his daughter, is here to save people.
38. Le voyage en Arménie (2006)
125 min | Drama
Barsam, Anna's father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues ... See full summary »
39. Un monde presque paisible (2002)
Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, ... See full summary »
Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.11M
40. La marche (2013)
120 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Inspired from a true story of 1983. The story of a 1000 km peaceful march from Paris to Marseille fighting against racial discrimination and fighting for equality.
41. Chouf (2016)
108 min | Crime, Drama
Chouf: it means "look" in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the ... See full summary »
42. J'ai vu tuer Ben Barka (2005)
101 min | Drama
My name is Georges Figon. Okay I'm dead but, being the talkative kind, death isn't going to stop me from speaking. Yes, I'm a shady individual. Sure I have links with the underworld and ... See full summary »
43. Aram (2002)
90 min | Drama
Aram, an ex-soldier from the Armenian cause, has come to France to close an arms deal under secret service surveillance. Held responsible and banished by his faher for his brother's ... See full summary »
46. Zaïna, cavalière de l'Atlas (2005)
100 min | Adventure, Drama
Young Zaina, must lead a caravan of precious thoroughbreds to Marrakech to take part of the most prestigious of all races : the Agdal. Along she'll have to face powerful Omar and learn to trust her newly discovered father Mustapha.
47. Les mauvais joueurs (2005)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama
Vahé, Sahak, and Toros run a bonneteau game on the streets of Paris. They're Lebanese French of Armenian descent. Vahé also works with his father, a cloth merchant, and is in love with Lu ... See full summary »
48. De force (2011)
96 min | Action
Following a series of unresolved robberies, the authorities decide to give Carte Blanche to the Commander Clara Damico to neutralize a particularly organized gang.
49. Les beaux mecs (2011– )
52 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In 2010, Tony Roucas, a.k.a. Mad Tony, who is serving a long-term prison sentence, and Kenz, a young delinquent, share the same tiny cell. They escape from prison, have absolutely nothing in common and have nothing to say to each other.
50. J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (1997)
115 min | Crime, Drama
After the robbery of a bank that turns badly, François takes refuge with a friend of his father who is also in the "business". The threat of police hunt will soon burst the small band of gangsters.