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1. Bullhead (2011)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.
Votes: 20,868 | Gross: $0.15M
5. Pauline and Paulette (2001)
PG | 78 min | Comedy, Drama
Pauline is a 'little girl of 66 years old'. She is intellectually disabled and been cared after by her sister Martha. When Martha dies, her two younger sisters, Paulette and Cecile have to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,689 | Gross: $0.14M
6. Black Book (2006)
R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Votes: 68,904 | Gross: $4.40M
7. Character (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.
Votes: 9,992 | Gross: $0.71M
9. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 33,672 | Gross: $0.21M
10. The Vanishing (1988)
Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
11. Borgman (2013)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.
Votes: 14,766 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Son of Mine (2015)
102 min | Crime, Drama
In the impoverished southern Dutch province of Limburg, the bond between a former mine worker and his only son is put to the test as the latter takes it upon himself to pay his father's debts to a local gangster.
13. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 6,570 | Gross: $0.45M
14. For a Lost Soldier (1992)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.
Votes: 4,078 | Gross: $0.39M
16. I Am a Woman Now (2011)
80 min | Documentary
I Am A Woman Now (formerly Casablanca Revisited), the first generation of transsexuals who had their sex change in Casablanca back in the mid-1950s to 1960s take stock of their lives. Do ... See full summary »
17. The Son (2002)
99 min | Drama, Mystery
A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Votes: 8,408 | Gross: $0.07M
19. Two Days, One Night (2014)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama
Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.
Votes: 41,585 | Gross: $1.44M
21. The Assault (1986)
PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance
A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.
Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $0.20M
24. Erotic Tales: The Waiting Room (1996)
29 min | Short, Drama, Romance
A large train station, it might be anywhere in a big city. Waiting passengers, some are curiously observing each other, some are too much involved with their own petty problems to pay ... See full summary »
25. Flodder (1986)
111 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A rather a-social family, gets a chance to live in an upper-class neighborhood. As they are not accepted by the snobs living there, they get in all sorts of trouble.
29. Panta Rhei (1951)
10 min | Short
There are no people and little animals, primordial nature is in constant change. The images of cloudy skies, surf, a turbulent stream, wind, falling leaves and similar motifs alternate, sometimes violently, sometimes slow, sometimes fast.
Director: Bert Haanstra
30. BackSlide (2003)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.
31. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Votes: 36,729 | Gross: $0.18M
32. Everybody's Famous! (2000)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $0.07M
34. Wild Mussels (2000)
115 min | Drama
Three friends live an anguished existence in a small village by the sea. Al three want to break loss. Motorcycling, music and partying gives temporary satisfaction, but no solution.
35. Night Run (2006)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.
37. De Marathon (2012)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.
38. Meet the Fokkens (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.
Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.03M
40. Happy Family (2006)
82 min | Comedy, Romance
Thijs is a ripe-age Dutch tomato grower. His adult daughters plan to have him move in a skyscraper-flat, leaving home and professional life, but he takes his adolescent (half-)Moroccon ... See full summary »
41. The Northerners (1992)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.
Not Rated | 202 min | Drama
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Votes: 5,898 | Gross: $0.02M
43. Taped (2012)
90 min | Thriller
A young Dutch couple vacationing in Argentina unwittingly witness a murder and end up going on the run from the perpetrator, who just happens to be a cop.
44. Manslaughter (2012)
81 min | Drama, Thriller
A lonesome ambulance driver turns both his life and society upside down after one night he violently loses his temper with the hoodlum youths who hinder him in performing his duties.
45. New Kids Turbo (2010)
84 min | Action, Comedy
Five friends from 'Maaskantje' are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won't pay for anything anymore.
46. Fanfare (1958)
86 min | Comedy, Music
After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.
47. Madelief: Krassen in het tafelblad (1998)
85 min | Drama, Family
When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. ... See full summary »
48. The Penknife (1991)
90 min | Drama, Family
Mees has a problem. By accident he took his best friend's pocket knife home with him. Unfortunately he is too late to return it as the next day Tim moves house. All that Mees knows is that ... See full summary »
49. Loft (I) (2008)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a