Doubling the Canon 2018

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1. Francisca (1981)

166 min | Biography, Drama

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso, Francisco Brás

Votes: 288

2. Heimat 2: Chronicle of a Generation (1992)

1,416 min | Drama, History

The fortunes of the village Schabbach reflect those of Germany from 1960 to 1970.

Stars: Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Frank Röth, Noemi Steuer

Votes: 134

4. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 5,095

5. Heaven and Earth (1983)

285 min | Documentary

An epic documentary in two parts about life in the Styrian mountain village of St. Anna.

Director: Michael Pilz

Votes: 32

6. Ana (1982)

115 min | Drama

It is a sincere and naive film that combines the themes of nature-man, modernism-man in Rilke's poets with a local narrative.

Directors: Margarida Cordeiro, António Reis | Stars: Ana Maria Martins Guerra, Manuel Ramalho Eanes, Octávio Lixa Filgueiras, Aurora Alfonso

Votes: 91

7. Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984– )

130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Manuel's fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 - O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 - O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), ... See full summary »

Stars: Ruben de Freitas, Teresa Madruga, Fernando Heitor, Marco Paulo de Freitas

Votes: 137

8. Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress (1971)

143 min | Documentary

This important film compiles "Magino Story" footage taken by Ogawa for a period of more than ten years after he moved to Magino village.

Director: Shinsuke Ogawa

Votes: 27

9. 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013)

227 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

50 men live for 12 months in a madhouse, they passing their days in a single plane and having little contact with the medical team. Every one of the inmates is not there for mental health ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 237

10. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

Not Rated | 190 min | Drama, History, War

His ideals challenged by life as a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist faces ever greater tests in his fight for survival.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Tamao Nakamura, Yûsuke Kawazu

Votes: 3,912

11. 50 Feet of String (1995)

53 min

A 12 section film that invites viewers into a more visceral and less verbally analytical state of mind.

Director: Leighton Pierce

Votes: 41

13. Siddeshwari (1990)

123 min | Documentary

An impressionistic biographical look at Siddheshwari Devi (19081977), the classical Indian singer whose voice was appreciated by the maharajas and public alike. She was from Varanasi, India... See full synopsis »

Director: Mani Kaul | Stars: Mita Vasisht, Muhar Biswas, Ranjana Srivastava, Shravani Mukherjee

Votes: 51

14. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 4,002

15. Keisatsukan (1933)

121 min | Crime, Drama

Fatalistic silent film-noir cop drama.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Eiji Nakano, Isamu Kosugi, Taisuke Matsumoto, Sôji Ubukata

Votes: 77

16. Nothing But a Man (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.

Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster

Votes: 1,088 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Faithful Heart (1923)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein | Stars: Léon Mathot, Gina Manès, Edmond Van Daële, Claude Benedict

Votes: 950

18. Lonesome (1928)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again?

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, Gusztáv Pártos

Votes: 1,827

19. Yearning (1964)

98 min | Drama

After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yûzô Kayama, Mitsukô Kusabue, Yumi Shirakawa

Votes: 879

20. The Blue Planet (1982)

83 min | Documentary

The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

Director: Franco Piavoli

Votes: 198

21. The Second Circle (1990)

92 min | Drama

A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Pyotr Aleksandrov, Nadezhda Rodnova, Tamara Timofeeva, Aleksandr Bystryakov

Votes: 570

22. Hovering Over the Water (1986)

143 min | Drama, Romance

Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Laura Morante, Philip J. Spinelli, Manuela de Freitas, Georges Claisse

Votes: 309

23. Belfast, Maine (1999)

245 min | Documentary

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Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 175

24. Double Tide (2009)

99 min | Documentary

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Director: Sharon Lockhart

Votes: 36

26. Boy and the World (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,531 | Gross: $0.13M

27. Young Aphrodites (1963)

88 min | Drama, Romance

200 BC. During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of woman become inextricably intertwined, as the omnipotence of the carnal instinct demands the total surrender of the flesh.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Eleni Prokopiou, Takis Emmanuel, Kleopatra Rota, Vangelis Ioannidis

Votes: 649

28. Welfare (1975)

167 min | Documentary

WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 315

30. Skagafjördur (2004)

28 min | Documentary, Short

A short film which documents landscape, skies, and water in the northern region of Iceland.

Director: Peter B. Hutton

Votes: 85

31. Casting a Glance (2007)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: James Benning

Votes: 99

32. Fires on the Plain (1959)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 3,921

33. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 14,111

34. Miss Oyu (1951)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu. Convention forbids Oyu to marry because she has to raise her son as ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Nobuko Otowa, Yûji Hori, Kiyoko Hirai

Votes: 1,142

35. Demons (1971)

134 min | Drama, Horror

After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Juro Kara, Yasuko Sanjo, Masao Imafuku

Votes: 1,480

36. The Third Lover (1962)

80 min | Drama

André Mercier, a journalist known as Albin Mercier, is a failed, embittered writer. Sent to cover an event in Germany, he gets to know Andreas Hartmann, another writer who, for his part, ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jacques Charrier, Stéphane Audran, Walther Reyer, Erika Tweer

Votes: 413

37. The World in His Arms (1952)

Approved | 104 min | Action, Adventure, History

In San Francisco in 1850, a Russian Countess runs away from an arranged marriage to a Russian Prince and falls into the arms of an American sea captain who occasionally poaches seals in Russian Alaska.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, Anthony Quinn, John McIntire

Votes: 1,542 | Gross: $3.00M

38. Dyn Amo (1972)

120 min | Drama

The film follows a series of striptease acts performed for an imaginary audience in a seedy club. This mesmerising and challenging film offers no hand to hold as we, the viewers, journey ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Dwoskin | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Pat Ford, Catherine Kessler, Linda Marlowe

Votes: 82

39. Ray of Sunshine (1933)

87 min | Drama

Vienna, at the height of the Great Depression. Like so many others, Hans has no work, no money, nowhere to live. Having lost his livelihood as a taxi driver, he decides that the only ... See full summary »

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Annabella, Gustav Fröhlich, Paul Otto, Hans Marr

Votes: 141

40. The Garden That Tilts (1975)

80 min | Drama

A young hit man, whose mission is to murder a woman, becomes the lover.

Director: Guy Gilles | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Anouk Ferjac, Patrick Jouané, Sami Frey

Votes: 62

42. The Wild Wild Rose (1960)

128 min | Musical

Grace Chang seduces as Hong Kong's most sensual Carmen ever. The torrid passions of Bizet's famous opera gets a postmodern reading when it is transposed to the noir-like setting of Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Lin Wang | Stars: Grace Chang, Yang Chang, Po-Chien Chin, Chi Hsieh

Votes: 128