iCM Forum's Favourite Movies from the Benelux - ballotby leifeng_2003 | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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1. 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: 36,750 | Gross: $0.18M
2. The Right of the Weakest (2006)
116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet ... See full summary »
3. 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: 20,880 | Gross: $0.15M
4. The Sea That Thinks (2000)
100 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
Incredible optical illusions in a story in a story in a story helps the surprised viewer finally to find out that he has been watching himself all along.
6. Lorna's Silence (2008)
R | 105 min | Drama
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »
Votes: 7,883 | Gross: $0.34M
7. Simon Konianski (2009)
100 min | Comedy
Simon, 35, has returned to live temporarily with his father. They make life unbearable for each other. To add spice to this situation, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mala, Ernest's brother and ... See full summary »
8. 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 | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, News
Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the ... See full summary »
10. The Sound of Belgium (2012)
85 min | Documentary, History, Music
'The Sound of Belgium' explores the rich but untold story of Belgian electronic dance music. From the grand dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn; From dark and cold ... See full summary »
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: 5,900 | Gross: $0.02M
12. Les Cowboys (2015)
R | 104 min | Drama
When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town east of France, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her. The journey takes the men to some far-off and unsettling places in what begins to feel like an endless quest.
Votes: 1,818 | Gross: $0.07M
15. 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: 41,608 | Gross: $1.44M
16. 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: 6,573 | Gross: $0.45M
17. 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: 33,687 | Gross: $0.21M
18. The Ardennes (2015)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama
A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track.
Votes: 4,232 | Gross: $0.01M
19. A Town Called Panic (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.
Votes: 7,040 | Gross: $0.17M
21. Cafard (2015)
86 min | Animation, Drama
1914. While Jean Mordant is winning the title of Wrestling Champion of the World, back home in Ostend his daughter Mimi is raped by German soldiers. Jean swears to avenge her and enrolls in... See full summary »
22. Toute une nuit (1982)
90 min | Drama
Following over two dozen different people in the almost wordless atmosphere of a dark night in a Brussels town, Akerman examines acception and rejection in the realm of romance.
23. The Misfortunates (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?
24. The Giants (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Drama
Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and ... See full summary »
25. 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: 8,412 | Gross: $0.07M
27. La cinquième saison (2012)
93 min | Drama, Mystery
In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality?
28. Simon (2004)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.
Votes: 7,814 | Gross: $0.00M
30. 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.
33. The Kid with a Bike (2011)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.
Votes: 24,792 | Gross: $1.38M
34. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.
Votes: 16,207 | Gross: $0.29M