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1. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 87,706 | Gross: $8.00M
2. Crash of Silence (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Drama
Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.
5. La sfida (1958)
87 min | Drama
Vito Polara is a young ambitious man from the slums of Naples, who wants to get as much power and money as possible. He decides to quit smuggling cigarettes and tries to take over the local... See full summary »
6. The Magician (1958)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the ... See full summary »
7. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
10. The Fire Within (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »
12. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a Marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
13. Hamlet (1964)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.
14. Simon of the Desert (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
15. Mne dvadtsat let (1965)
189 min | Drama
Following three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after military service, we see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960 Soviet Union.
16. Chappaqua (1966)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.
18. La Cina è vicina (1967)
107 min | Drama
A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry. Their targets are a professor, Vittorio Gordini Malvezzi ,(Glauco Mauri), who is... See full summary »
19. La Chinoise (1967)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.
Votes: 4,616 | Gross: $0.03M
20. Nostra signora dei turchi (1968)
124 min | Drama
Avant Garde piece from Carmelo Bene. A series of vignettes drive a whirl of sounds, images and poetry - is it horror, is it comedy, make your own mind up.
22. Sogni d'oro (1981)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Nuovamente nei panni del suo alter-ego Michele Apicella, Nanni Moretti scrive la sua commedia apparentemente più ilare ma anche surreale ed inquietante. Il regista Michele, ancora sulla ... See full synopsis »
23. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981)
120 min | Drama
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.
25. Biquefarre (1983)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
Biquefarre is a small farm in Aveyron. The changing economics of farming lead Raoul, in late middle age, to decide to sell and move to Toulouse. At least two neighboring farmers want to buy... See full summary »
26. Favourites of the Moon (1984)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama
Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, ... See full summary »
27. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
28. Chuzhaya belaya i ryaboy (1986)
100 min | Drama
The small town in the western Kazakhstan. Pigeons is the one of the brightest signs of the post-war happy childhood. Once the fine white a pigeon appearing over the city.
29. Storia d'amore (1986)
109 min | Drama, Romance
A young working girl moves in with her boyfriend while taking care of her brothers and father. Things get complicated when she falls in love with another young boy.
30. Hip hip hurra! (1987)
110 min | Biography, Drama
The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The ... See full summary »
31. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
157 min | Drama, War
In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.
32. Et la lumière fut (1989)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
The film depicts daily life in an Senegalian village. The people sleep, eat, make love, pray for rain, et cetera, while civilization, by way of timber trucks and tree fellers, is slowly ... See full summary »
33. An Angel at My Table (1990)
R | 158 min | Biography, Drama
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,623 | Gross: $1.05M
34. A Divina Comédia (1991)
140 min | Drama
Patients in a mental institution see themselves as Adam and Eve, Sonia and Raskolnikov, a Philosopher and a Prophet, Alyosha and Ivan Karamazov, Jesus, Lazarus, Martha, Mary and St Teresa of Avila.
35. Morte di un matematico napoletano (1992)
108 min | Drama, Music
Il film racconta gli ultimi [rocamboleschi] giorni di vita a Napoli del professore Renato Caccioppoli. Questi, docente dell'Università, è un uomo disilluso e tormentato. Nipote di Bakunin ... See full synopsis »
36. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.
37. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 192,525 | Gross: $50.28M
38. A Comédia de Deus (1995)
170 min | Comedy, Drama
João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »
39. Brigands-Chapter VII (1996)
129 min | Comedy, Drama
King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt.
40. Hardboiled Egg (1997)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.
41. Terminus paradis (1998)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »
42. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Votes: 6,663 | Gross: $0.21M
44. Hundstage (2001)
R | 121 min | Drama
In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »
Votes: 5,430 | Gross: $0.01M
45. House of Fools (2002)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.
Votes: 2,483 | Gross: $0.06M
46. The Kite (2003)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the... See full summary »
47. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 70,683 | Gross: $2.09M
49. Dry Season (2006)
96 min | Drama
Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals. Outraged by the news, Gumar Abatcha orders his grandson Atim, a ... See full summary »