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1. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 16,422 | Gross: $0.04M

Russia

2. Gol Krali (1981)

81 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Said funny events that have to be engaged to endear himself to the beloved players.

Director: Kartal Tibet | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Yavuz Simsek, Suna Yildizoglu, Gölge Basar

Votes: 2,516

Turkey

3. Tulpan (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children. Ondas is a herdsman, tough and strong. It's dry, dusty, and windy; too ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy | Stars: Askhat Kuchencherekov, Tolepbergen Baisakalov, Samal Yeslyamova, Ondas Besikbasov

Votes: 2,843 | Gross: $0.16M

Kazakhstan

4. Aprilis Suskhi (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

The story of a Soviet military serviceman and a male Georgian dancer. An anti-violence film about the awakening of human instinct in an invader.

Director: Tornike Bziava | Stars: Malkhaz Jorbenadze, Mirian Garuchava, Rezo Chanishvili, Levan Nutsubidze

Votes: 57

Georgia

5. Al-ard (1969)

130 min | Drama

A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Hamdy Ahmed, Mahmoud Almeleji, Yehia Chahine, Ezzat El Alaili

Votes: 930

Egypt

6. Buta (2011)

98 min | Drama

"Buta" is the story of a lonely 7-year old boy (named Buta), who lives in a mountain village with his grandmother. He is befriended by an old man, a liquid soap merchant who once loved (and... See full summary »

Director: Ilgar Najaf | Stars: Rafig Guliyev, Tofig Aliyev, Elnur Karimov, Laman Nabiyeva

Votes: 42

Azerbaijan

7. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

Made in wartime and edited in candlelight, Mikhail Vartanov's rarely-seen masterpiece tells about his friendship with the genius Sergei Parajanov who was imprisoned by KGB "at the peak of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 179

Armenia

8. Warrior Cock (2011)

3 min | Animation, Short, Action

A duty-bound rooster fights ancient stone monsters to defend his witless hens.

Director: Billie Liao | Stars: Evan M. Flory, Billie Liao

Votes: 10

Tuvalu

9. Tongan Ark (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture come together in this intimate portrait of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom.

Director: Paul Janman | Stars: Futa Helu, 'Atolomake Helu, Sisi'uno Helu, Kik Velt

Votes: 8

Tonga

10. O le tulafale (2011)

110 min | Drama

Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu

Votes: 283

Samoa

11. Tinpis Run (1991)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

"Papa", one of the chiefs of a tribe in the highlands, is taxi driver of a "Tinpis", a collective bush-taxi. Saved from an accident by Naaki, a young man from the city, he offers him his ... See full summary »

Director: Pengau Nengo | Stars: Suzi Buri, Gerard Gabud, Leo Konga, Rhoda Selan

Votes: 45

Papua new guinea

12. The Last Reef 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Family

From the Academy-Award nominated creators of the Broadway show STOMP and the award-winning film Wild Ocean, The Last Reef is an uplifting, inspirational large-format and 3D cinema ... See full summary »

Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas

Votes: 243

Palau

13. Vigil (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

A lonely girl living on an isolated, mist-cloaked farm is confronted with the changes wrought by a stranger that arrives.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Penelope Stewart, Frank Whitten, Bill Kerr, Fiona Kay

Votes: 414

New zealand

14. Revolution (II) (2012)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

53 Metascore

Filmmaker Rob Stewart advances the theory that though humans depend on the natural world for subsistence, humans are nature's greatest enemy.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Nnimmo Bassey, Krystyna Bednarska, Adrienne Maree Brown, Lester Brown

Votes: 358

Federated states of micronesia

15. Lañinbwil's Gift (2011)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Laninbwil's Gift is the story of Jacob, an old island man with a complicated secret. When Jacob was a teenager, a noniep, a Marshallese fairy known for helping troubled souls, transformed ... See full summary »

Directors: Suzanne Chutaro, Jack Niedenthal | Stars: Iohaan Anjolok, Netha Gideon, Martha Horiuchi, Randon Jack

Marshall islands

16. Paradise Found: The Phoenix Islands (2008 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

In a remote corner of the Pacific, the nation of Kiribati has created the world's largest marine reserve, the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. The reserve covers 410,500 square kilometers ... See full summary »

Votes: 7

Kiribati

17. Pear ta ma 'on maf (2004)

87 min | Drama

A coming of age story about a young woman, Viki, attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom.

Director: Vilsoni Hereniko | Stars: Sapeta Taito, Rena Owen, Voi Fesaitu, Elisapeti Kafonika Inia

Votes: 107

Fiji

18. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 104,357 | Gross: $66.60M

Australia

19. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 135,871 | Gross: $0.45M

United Kingdom

20. 9th Company (2005)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin

Votes: 18,014

Ukraine

21. Three Colors: White (1994)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr

Votes: 52,006 | Gross: $1.46M

Switzerland

22. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 79,991

Sweden

23. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 31,661 | Gross: $0.20M

Spain

24. Cirkus Columbia (2010)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Mira Furlan, Boris Ler, Jelena Stupljanin

Votes: 2,257 | Gross: $0.00M

Slovenia

25. Zelary (2003)

R | 150 min | Romance, Drama

66 Metascore

A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Trojan | Stars: Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Jaroslava Adamová

Votes: 3,078 | Gross: $0.33M

Slovakia

26. Carlston za Ognjenku (2008)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Story of two sisters that grew up in a small Serbian village in the beginning of the 1930s. The village is torn up by wars and years long blood oath. There are no men left in the village. ... See full summary »

Director: Uros Stojanovic | Stars: Katarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Stefan Kapicic, Nenad Jezdic

Votes: 2,137

Serbia

27. The Last Alchemist (2012)

30 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

In a cave an ancient and mysterious rite is about to be performed. Seven girls will be sacrificed to grant another life to the thousand-years-old alchemist Felix. Only the off-duty cop Paul... See full summary »

Director: Michele Massari | Stars: Franco Nero, Agnese Brici, Claudia Gaffuri, Fabio Galli

Votes: 34

San Marino

28. Nea Marin miliardar (1979)

88 min | Comedy

A Romanian peasant, visiting a friend who is working at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera, is mistaken for a look-alike rich American businessman.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Draga Olteanu Matei, Jean Constantin, Stefan Mihailescu-Braila

Votes: 2,835

Romania

29. The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

This classic of Portuguese cinema depicts the friendships and rivalries of the inhabitants of a square in downtown Lisbon, where exists a spirit of familiarity between neighbors.

Director: Francisco Ribeiro | Stars: Maria das Neves, Vasco Santana, António Silva, Laura Alves

Votes: 967

Portugal

30. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 33,990 | Gross: $2.00M

Poland

31. Naboer (2005)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig

Votes: 7,975

Norway

32. Turkish Delight (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Votes: 8,719

Netherlands

33. Parada (2011)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILO (35) and MIRKO (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic

Votes: 10,310

Motenegro

34. 6 donne per l'assassino (1964)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Arianna Gorini

Votes: 6,507

Monaco

35. Lautarii (1972)

140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Leader of a traveling gypsy band from the steppes of Bessarabia (now Moldova), Toma Alistar is a skilled violinist whose fame takes him on tours around European capitals and royal courts. ... See full summary »

Director: Emil Loteanu | Stars: Serghei Lunchevici, Dumitru Hãbãsescu, Jenea Rolko, Galina Vodnyatskaya

Votes: 216

Moldova

36. La chèvre (1981)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed, the businessman's company psychologist comes up ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Corynne Charbit

Votes: 6,604

Malta

37. Karaula (2006)

94 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A small border post on the Yugoslav-Albanian border in the spring of 1987. Frustrated and always drunk, lieutenant Pasic feels a strange pain in his groins. He seeks help from the only ... See full summary »

Director: Rajko Grlic | Stars: Toni Gojanovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Verica Nedeska

Votes: 5,098

Macedonia

38. Eros (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Three short films, one each from Directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, and Wong Kar Wai, address the themes of love and sex.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Alan Arkin, Li Gong, Chen Chang

Votes: 5,570 | Gross: $0.19M

Luxembourg

39. Before Flying Back to Earth (2005)

52 min | Documentary

A short documentary about a hospital ward for children with leukemia in Lithuania.

Director: Arunas Matelis

Votes: 1,110

Lithuania

40. Eugénie (1973)

X | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Andrea Montchal, Greta Schmidt

Votes: 756

Liechtenstein

41. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,838

Latvia

42. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 56,037 | Gross: $19.52M

Italy

43. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land, and when the widow, who owns the field, decides to sell the field in a public ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 4,855 | Gross: $1.41M

Irland

45. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 7,291

Hungary

46. To koritsi me ta mavra (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Marina's sister drowned herself, her brother is both headstrong and weak, and her widowed mother has a reputation for sleeping around. Plus, Marina, who's family was rich before the war, is... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Dimitris Horn, Eleni Zafeiriou, Stephanos Stratigos

Votes: 758

Greece

47. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 119,668 | Gross: $0.03M

Germany

48. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 37,295 | Gross: $0.02M

France

49. Jäniksen vuosi (1977)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his ... See full summary »

Director: Risto Jarva | Stars: Antti Litja, Kauko Helovirta, Markku Huhtamo, Paavo Hukkinen

Votes: 1,076

Finland