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1. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 27,551 | Gross: $2.60M

2. Disco Pigs (2001)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark

Votes: 3,907

3. Elefante blanco (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Los salvajes (2012)

130 min | Drama

Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province. They must journey a hundred kilometers on foot, across the hills, for the promise of a home to continue ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Fadel | Stars: Leonel Arancibia, Sofía Brito, Martín Cotari, Roberto Cowal

Votes: 166

5. Kukushka (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, War, Comedy

69 Metascore

The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Mikhail Korobochkin

Votes: 6,684 | Gross: $0.24M

6. Mongolian Bling (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Music

Forget about nomads and monks, it's hip hop that's making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital; Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide.

Director: Benj Binks | Stars: Gennie, Gee, Quiza, Enkhtaivan

Votes: 79

7. Paradies: Glaube (2012)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh, Rene Rupnik, Natalya Baranova

Votes: 3,568 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The World Before Her (2012)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.

Director: Nisha Pahuja | Stars: Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh

Votes: 767

10. Algo pasó en el alma (2013)

95 min | Documentary

It's the life of two young street clowns that succeed in transforming their life thanks to art. Tintin and Cafú are present every day in the street. One is a carpenter and the other a ... See full summary »

Director: Rosana Matecki | Stars: Caleb Luna, Luis Vasquez, Gloria Jusayú, Ivan Nogales

12. Tango libre (2012)

98 min | Drama

A prison guard is attracted to a woman at his weekly tango class. They meet again when she visits her husband in the prison where he works and he is drawn into her complicated romantic life. Meanwhile the prisoners are learning the tango.

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne | Stars: François Damiens, Sergi López, Jan Hammenecker, Anne Paulicevich

Votes: 700

13. Paziraie sadeh (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

An Iranian couple from the city drive around a remote mountainous region. They hand out bags of money to poor villagers in return for them carrying out unusual requests the couple make of them.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Saeed Changizian, Esmaeel Khalaj

Votes: 1,452

14. Boghz (2012)

84 min | Drama

Jaleh and Hamid are two youngsters from the third generation of Iranian immigrants in Turkey. Their families came here to have a peaceful life. We see two parallel narrations from two ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Mehran Ahmadi, Babak Hamidian, Baran Kosari

Votes: 245

16. Hitler's Children (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

69 Metascore

A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

Director: Chanoch Ze'evi | Stars: Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Monika Hertwig, Rainer Höß

Votes: 1,055 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Rentaneko (2012)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi, Maho Yamada

Votes: 1,197

18. The Captain of Nakara (2012)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

Afraid of losing the woman of his dreams, Muntu, a small fry criminal, pretends to own a profitable market stall. His honest attempts to turn his lies into reality fail, due to the ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Nyanja | Stars: Bernard Safari, Shirleen Wangari, Charles Kiarie, Charles Bukeko

Votes: 52

19. Lilet Never Happened (2012)

105 min | Drama

A look at child prostitution in Manila.

Director: Jacco Groen | Stars: Sandy Talag, Johanna ter Steege, John Arcilla, Angeli Bayani

Votes: 194

20. Poka noch ne razluchit (2012)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

A genuine satiric comedy, based on real conversations - both amusing and sad - overheard by a journalist in one of the most expensive Moscow restaurants. Hilarious and revealing, this is a ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Evgeniy Sytyy, Sakhat Dursunov, Irina Butanaeva

Votes: 273

21. Doch (2012)

110 min | Drama

Provincial half-orphan Inna meets two newcomers to her small town: promiscuous classmate Masha and priest's son Ilya. The town is infamous for a serial killer whose victims are indecent teenage girls.

Directors: Aleksandr Kasatkin, Natalya Nazarova | Stars: Mariya Smolnikova, Yana Osipova, Igor Mazepa, Oleg Tkachyov

Votes: 324

22. Eat Sleep Die (2012)

104 min | Drama

A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.

Director: Gabriela Pichler | Stars: Nermina Lukac, Milan Dragisic, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält

Votes: 1,872

23. Nachtlärm (2012)

94 min | Drama

Life could be wonderful for Livia and Marco: they are good-looking, young, and the parents of Tim. He is nine months old and his high-pitched wailing is wearing their patience thinner by ... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Schaub | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich, Carol Schuler

Votes: 113

24. Yabanci (2012)

96 min | Drama

Ozgur is a young woman who is the daughter of a refugee family fled to France. She is born and raised in Paris. After her father Huseyin's death, she comes to Istanbul to fulfill Huseyin's ... See full summary »

Director: Filiz Alpgezmen | Stars: Sezin Akbasogullari, Caner Cindoruk, Serkan Keskin, Xavier Clion

Votes: 152

25. My Brother the Devil (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Two teenage brothers must face their own prejudices head on if they are to survive the perils of being British Arabs growing up on the streets of gangland London.

Director: Sally El Hosaini | Stars: James Floyd, Elarica Johnson, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Sharqiya (2012)

85 min | Drama

Nobody really respects Camel Najer, the young Bedouin who works as a security guard at the central bus station. Neither his family, nor his colleagues. When the Israeli government threatens... See full summary »

Director: Ami Livne | Stars: Ednan Abu Wadi, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Ednan Abu Muhrab, Eli Menashe

Votes: 59

27. Imagine (II) (2012)

105 min | Drama

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,077

28. Róza (2011)

90 min | Drama, War

A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Agata Kulesza, Malwina Buss, Kinga Preis

Votes: 2,520

29. Milosc (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 243

30. Despre oameni si melci (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

The story of one man who tries to save his car factory

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu, Dorel Visan, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,778

31. El muerto y ser feliz (2012)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

El Muerto is the story of a Spanish man in Argentina who one day becomes aware on the upper floor of a hospital in Buenos Aires of his approaching death. He decides to escape, to flee ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Rebollo | Stars: José Sacristán, Roxana Blanco, Valeria Alonso, Jorge Jellinek

Votes: 469

32. Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

71 Metascore

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 252

33. Ya budu ryadom (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

(Russian with English subtitles) Inna is a typical 30-something yuppy, who also happens to be a single mother. One day discovering that she has an Incurable illness, Inna sets on finding the right adoptive parents for her son.

Director: Pavel Ruminov | Stars: Mariya Shalayeva, Roman Zenchuk, Mariya Syomkina, Ivan Volkov

Votes: 189

35. Close Encounter of Mahjong (2011)

78 min | Crime

A refreshing Chinese dark comedy.

Director: Donald Li | Stars: Jn Hu, Adam Palin, Ke Tang, Alan Wei

Votes: 6

36. Ulises (2011)

85 min | Drama

The story of Julio, a Peruvian emigrant in Chile that has traveled to change internally. In this trip, Julio, wrath resigning to the different opportunities that appear to him, because he ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Godoy | Stars: Jorge Román, Francisca Gavilán, Tomás Verdejo Urzúa

Votes: 36

37. Another Earth (2011)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, DJ Flava

Votes: 81,875 | Gross: $1.32M

38. Dong feng po (2010)

126 min | Drama

Four protagonists, two generations and two continents are interwoven in Merry-Go-Round, a grand yet intimate narrative about leaving and returning. It starts in San Francisco, where Eva ... See full summary »

Directors: Clement Sze-Kit Cheng, Yan Yan Mak | Stars: Teddy Robin Kwan, Nora Miao, Lawrence Chou, Ella Koon

Votes: 199

39. Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010)

87 min | Drama

Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore. Each story occurs at a specific meal-time, and seeks to interpret the frailties and... See full summary »

Directors: Kaz Cai, Wang Jing, Anocha Suwichakornpong | Stars: Beatrice Chien, Wang Pin, Kamolluk Piyavittayanon

Votes: 21

40. Cheong-po-do sa-tang (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

After reuniting with her best childhood friend a woman realizes that the memory about their dearly mutual friend who died in a tragic accident are quite different. What really happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Hee-jung Kim | Stars: Jin-hee Park, Ji-yoon Park, Jeong-Nam Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 19

41. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 89,590 | Gross: $5.70M

42. Porfirio (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Porfirio Ramirez, Jarlinsson Ramirez, Yor Jasbleidy Santos

Votes: 212

43. Gordo, calvo y bajito (2011)

91 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Antonio Farfan is a 46 year old man working in a notary's office who has always believed that his personal and professional failure is the inevitable result of his looks: he is bald, short ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Osuna | Stars: Álvaro Bayona, Fernando Arevalo, Jairo Camargo, Julio Medina

Votes: 114

44. Omar (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

75 Metascore

A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat

Votes: 11,412 | Gross: $0.36M

45. Syn Babilonu (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.

Director: Mohamed Al Daradji | Stars: Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid, Salih Abdul Rahman Farhad

Votes: 970

46. Soy Mucho Mejor Que Voh (2013)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

In an urban comedy, Cristobal (40), a father and businessman, sees how his wife is awarded a scholarship and moves to Spain, wanting to take him and their children along with her. ... See full summary »

Director: Che Sandoval | Stars: Sebastián Brahm, Antonella Costa, Nicolás Alaluf, Catalina Zahri

Votes: 120

47. Táu (2012)

74 min | Drama

Gustavo travels to the desert, a mystical and powerful place. A series of strange events haunt him down, until one day he loses everything. Disorientated, the will to survive makes him ... See full synopsis »

Director: Daniel Castro Zimbrón | Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Mariana Gonzales

Votes: 9

48. Kertu (2013)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Kertu s life is totally spoiled by an overbearing father, until she opens her heart to an unlikely dream lover.

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Ursula Ratasepp, Mait Malmsten, Leila Säälik, Külliki Saldre

Votes: 787

49. Yozgat Blues (2013)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A barber in Yozgat - a very small city in the middle Anatolia - has an emotional breakdown when he runs into Yavuz and Nese who have come to town to sing in a small music hall-bar.

Director: Mahmut Fazil Coskun | Stars: Ercan Kesal, Ayça Damgaci, Tansu Biçer, Nadir Saribacak

Votes: 1,838

50. Snow White (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy