Greek films watchlist

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1. O thiasos (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

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: 2,796

2. To meteoro vima tou pelargou (1991)

143 min | Drama, Romance

A reporter stuck in a border town with an overcrowding of refugees sees a man he believes to be a long lost politician.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrick Karr, Ilias Logothetis

Votes: 1,539

3. Taxidi sta Kythira (1984)

120 min | Drama

An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 1,658

4. Topio stin omihli (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 5,129

5. Madam Sousou (1948)

80 min | Comedy

Sousou is a poor Greek woman who behaves like an aristocrat causing trouble to her honest husband and laughs to the people of her neighborhood.

Director: Takis Mouzenidis | Stars: Marika Nezer, Vasilis Logothetidis, Giorgos Pappas, Dinos Iliopoulos

Votes: 26

6. Phaedra (1962)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos'greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone, Elizabeth Ercy

Votes: 1,166

7. Nyfes (2004)

128 min | Drama, Romance

Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Damian Lewis, Victoria Haralabidou, Andréa Ferréol, Evi Saoulidou

Votes: 3,712

8. Psyhi vathia (2009)

124 min | Drama, War

Near the end of the Greek Civil War two brothers find themselves in opposite sides.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Symeonidis, Victoria Haralabidou, Kostas Kleftogiannis

Votes: 1,799

9. Piso porta (2000)

105 min | Drama

Athens 1966. Dimitris, 13, unexpectedly loses his father. Seeing his pampered mother collapse, the boy gets carried away and decides to skip childhood in order to stand by her. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos | Stars: Konstandinos Papadimitriou, Alexandriani Sikelianou, Haris Sozos, Ieroklis Michaelidis

Votes: 405

10. Spirtokouto (2002)

80 min | Drama

Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Eleni Kokkidou, Costas Xikominos, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 2,107

11. Omiros (2005)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity ... See full summary »

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stathis Papadopoulos, Theodora Tzimou, Yannis Stankoglou, Minas Hatzisavvas

Votes: 484

12. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,297

13. Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (1978)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?

Director: Nikos Panayotopoulos | Stars: Olga Karlatos, George Dialegmenos, Dimitris Poulikakos, Nikitas Tsakiroglou

Votes: 483

14. Kynodontas (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 59,445 | Gross: $0.11M

15. O hamenos ta pairnei ola (2002)

121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A cynical man, along with a 19 year old musician, a former lover, an alcoholic client of a bar and a black strip club dancer are involved with anarchist mood in a dangerous game with drugs godfathers of the night, cops and media.

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Giannis Angelakas, Jenny Kitseli, Ifigenia Asteriadi, Simeon Nikolaidis

Votes: 1,082

16. Loufa kai parallagi (1984)

99 min | Comedy

The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spiridakis, Stavros Xenidis

Votes: 2,690

17. Glykia symmoria (1983)

154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moschos, Takis Spiridakis

Votes: 1,053

18. Strella (2009)

111 min | Drama

George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There... See full summary »

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Mina Orfanou, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Minos Theoharis, Tasos Antoniou

Votes: 2,868

19. To gala (2011)

99 min | Drama

Milk "is the tragic story of three heroes of Rina (45 years) and her two sons, Anthony (25 years) and Lefteris (23 years). Having emigrated years from Tbilisi, Anthony, ambitious and ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgos Siougas | Stars: Omiros Poulakis, Prometheus Aleifer, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Iro Bezou

Votes: 485

20. The Barefoot Battalion (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

Released in the USA as "The Barefoot Battalion", this is the story of a besieged country in wartime and the effect of such on the children. Told in flashback by a young man after the war, ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Maria Costi, Nikos Fermas, Vasilios Frangedakis, Antonios Voulgaris

Votes: 137

21. Kavafis (1996)

85 min | Biography, Drama

Loosely based on the life of Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis.

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Dimitris Katalifos, Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Maya Lymberopoulou, Lazaros Georgakopoulos

Votes: 368

22. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 3,933

23. I horodia tou Haritona (2005)

135 min | Comedy, Music

Chariton Ulianov has one great love: Life! That particular love affair however does not hamper him in his pursuit of enjoyment of her simpler pleasures. For him every woman is beautiful, ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Akilas Karazisis, Maria Nafpliotou, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 332

24. Blackmail Boy (2003)

100 min | Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day ... See full summary »

Directors: Thanasis Papathanasiou, Michalis Reppas | Stars: Nena Menti, Maria Kavoyianni, Akilas Karazisis, Joyce Evidi

Votes: 973 | Gross: $0.02M

25. To tango ton Hristougennon (2011)

102 min | Drama, Romance

At the time of the Greek junta, in an isolated army camp, a lieutenant forces a soldier to teach him the tango in order to ask the wife of his Colonel to dance with him.

Director: Nikos Koutelidakis | Stars: Giannis Bezos, Yannis Stankoglou, Antinoos Albanis, Vicky Papadopoulou

Votes: 2,281

26. Akamas (2006)

124 min | Drama

Omeris, a Turkish Cypriot boy, grows up with Greek-Cypriots in the innocent years of his homeland. He has been taught that human beings have no differences between them, whether they call ... See full summary »

Director: Panikos Chrissanthou | Stars: Christopher Greco, Agni Scott, Michalis Terlikkas, Thodoris Michailides

Votes: 53

27. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 7,756 | Gross: $0.11M

28. Metéora (2012)

82 min | Drama, Romance

In the plains of central Greece, Byzantine monasteries are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. A young Greek monk and a Russian nun have devoted their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Spiros Stathoulopoulos | Stars: Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva, Giorgos Karakantas, Dimitris Hristidis

Votes: 547

29. Debtocracy (2011)

75 min | Documentary

Debtocracy seeks the causes of the Greek debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. It follows countries like Ecuador that created debt Audit Commissions and tracks this process in Greece.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Samir Amin, Hugo Arias, Alain Badiou, Gerard Dumenil

Votes: 661

30. Stournara 288 (1959)

83 min | Comedy

The residents of the block of flats in 288, Stournara street have their own history. The doorkeeper watches carefully every little thing that happens in the apartment building and knows every resident's secrets.

Director: Dinos Dimopoulos | Stars: Sofia Vempo, Orestis Makris, Smaroula Giouli, Dinos Iliopoulos

Votes: 152

31. Catastroika (2012)

87 min | Documentary

The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine

Votes: 447

32. Fasismos A.E. (2014)

83 min | Documentary, History, News

Fascism Inc. presents unknown short stories of the past, the present and the future of fascism and its relation to the economic interests of each era. We will travel from Mussolini's Italy ... See full summary »

Director: Aris Chatzistefanou

Votes: 202