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1. Admiral (2008)

Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 6,775

2. The Zookeeper (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

In the midst of a fictional devastating civil war in an Eastern European country, a disillusioned ex-Communist is left behind to take care of the animals in the capital's zoological gardens until a U.N. rescue force arrives.

Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Sam Neill, Gina McKee, Ulrich Thomsen, Om Puri

Votes: 4,118

3. The Baker (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

A hit man has second thoughts about his career and seeks refuge from his boss by finding work as a baker in a rural Welsh village.

Director: Gareth Lewis | Stars: Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Dyfan Dwyfor

Votes: 3,171

4. The Crucified Lovers (1954)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 2,766

5. Little England (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance

One home, one secret, one man, two sisters.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Pinelopi Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Votes: 4,998

6. Occident (2002)

105 min | Comedy

Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Anca Androne, Samuel Tastet, Tania Popa

Votes: 1,859

7. La cage dorée (2013)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple... See full summary »

Director: Ruben Alves | Stars: Rita Blanco, Joaquim de Almeida, Roland Giraud, Chantal Lauby

Votes: 8,710

8. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 10,860 | Gross: $1.55M

9. The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud, Geneviève Fontanel

Votes: 5,274

10. City of Women (1980)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

Votes: 5,078 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Vénus beauté (institut) (1999)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Employees of a beauty parlor in search of love and happiness.

Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Bulle Ogier, Samuel Le Bihan, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 3,625 | Gross: $0.42M

12. Brother (1997)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Mariya Zhukova

Votes: 12,619

13. The Professional (1981)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Victim of a plot which has resulted in his imprisonment in a Central African jail for two years, a French secret agent arrives in Paris to settle accounts.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Votes: 10,749

14. Yol (1982)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergün, Meral Orhonsay

Votes: 9,583

15. Masumiyet (1997)

110 min | Drama

Yusuf is released from prison after serving a ten-year sentence. He is scared of life outside as he goes to an address given to him by another prisoner.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Güven Kiraç, Haluk Bilginer, Derya Alabora, Yalcin Cakmak

Votes: 11,229

16. Mutluluk (2007)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

Director: Abdullah Oguz | Stars: Talat Bulut, Özgü Namal, Murat Han, Mustafa Avkiran

Votes: 6,916 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Klopka (2007)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you. It is a film about an ordinary man, ... See full summary »

Director: Srdan Golubovic | Stars: Nebojsa Glogovac, Natasa Ninkovic, Anica Dobra, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Votes: 7,648

18. Life in a Metro (2007)

132 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kay Kay Menon

Votes: 8,930 | Gross: $0.15M

19. Laitakaupungin valot (2006)

78 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 5,576 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Est - Ouest (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Romance

61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,205 | Gross: $2.78M

21. Vacas (1992)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Ana Torrent, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 3,074

22. Krugovi (2013)

112 min | Drama

The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later.

Director: Srdan Golubovic | Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Nikola Rakocevic

Votes: 4,182

23. With Fire and Sword (1999)

175 min | Adventure, Drama, History

An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Izabella Scorupco, Michal Zebrowski, Aleksandr Domogarov, Krzysztof Kowalewski

Votes: 3,455

24. The Thief (1997)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet...

Director: Pavel Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Mikhail Filipchuk, Dima Chigaryov

Votes: 4,251 | Gross: $1.13M

25. Zivot je cudo (2004)

155 min | Comedy, Romance, Music

What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Natasa Tapuskovic, Vesna Trivalic, Vuk Kostic

Votes: 10,977

26. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 6,792

27. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,037 | Gross: $0.26M

28. Pan Tadeusz (1999)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Daniel Olbrychski, Grazyna Szapolowska, Andrzej Seweryn

Votes: 2,478

29. Samsara (2001)

R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pan Nalin | Stars: Shawn Ku, Christy Chung, Neelesha Barthel, Lhakpa Tsering

Votes: 6,689

30. Letter Never Sent (1960)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Votes: 2,326

31. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 1,793

32. Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Nikola Kojo, Dragan Maksimovic, Zoran Cvijanovic

Votes: 12,453

33. Captain Conan (1996)

129 min | Drama, War

The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Catherine Rich

Votes: 1,634

34. Il deserto dei tartari (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem

Votes: 1,591

35. Chingoo (2001)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four childhood friends go their separate ways, two go off to college while the others become rival gangsters.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-Gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo, Un-taek Jeong

Votes: 4,184

36. The Body (2012)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: José Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda, Aura Garrido

Votes: 34,769

37. Herod's Law (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

64 Metascore

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo

Votes: 3,944

38. Dügün Dernek (2013)

106 min | Comedy

A group of people in an eastern Turkish village are enlisted to throw a big and brash wedding in ten days notice.

Directors: Selçuk Aydemir, Birkan Pusa | Stars: Ahmet Kural, Murat Cemcir, Rasim Öztekin, Seher Devrim Yakut

Votes: 16,704

39. Montevideo, vidimo se! (2014)

141 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

A football team from Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.

Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Armand Assante, Viktor Savic

Votes: 5,573

40. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares, Gabino Diego, Armando De Razza

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.30M

41. O thiasos (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis

Votes: 2,782

42. Oci ciornie (1987)

117 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,480 | Gross: $2.20M

43. He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Hong Chen, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 4,034 | Gross: $0.60M

44. The First Grader (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua

Votes: 3,831 | Gross: $0.33M

45. Balkanski spijun (1984)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Ilija Cvorovic, a reformed former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison as a political prisoner, is called in for a routine conversation. He returns home convinced that the police ... See full summary »

Directors: Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic | Stars: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic, Mira Banjac, Sonja Savic

Votes: 8,660

46. 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: 2,243 | Gross: $0.00M

47. House of Fools (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

52 Metascore

In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Bryan Adams, Evgeniy Mironov

Votes: 2,451 | Gross: $0.06M

48. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy, Drama

Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life.

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, Marie Cesková, Jirina Myskova

Votes: 7,247

49. Highway (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 133 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Durgesh Kumar, Pradeep Nagar

Votes: 21,206 | Gross: $0.53M

50. Jagoda u supermarketu (2003)

83 min | Action, Comedy, Adventure

An ex-soldier storms a supermarket and takes all the cashiers captive because one of them insulted his grandmother.

Director: Dusan Milic | Stars: Branka Katic, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Dubravka Mijatovic, Danilo Lazovic

Votes: 1,600

51. Na putu (2010)

100 min | Drama

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