If One Movie Could Introduce Your Countryby KhaledKalache | created - 17 Feb 2017 | updated - 25 Feb 2017 | Public
I asked IMDb Poll Board members to give me one movie they think is the best to introduce their country. This is the final list. Which one is your favorite?
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1. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 47,230 | Gross: $0.06M
KhaledKalache's country: Algeria
2. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 363,371 | Gross: $7.76M
leavey-2 and DoctorBuster's country: Belgium
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
The-Social-Introvert and chazthegamr's country: England
4. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »
Djesika's country: Sweden
5. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.
sir-mauri's country: Morocco
6. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 93,356 | Gross: $0.07M
Dibyayan_Chakravorty's country: India
7. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,853,388 | Gross: $292.58M
Kelljin's country: United States of America
8. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 303,212 | Gross: $6.53M
Lucilfer's country: India
9. The Idiots (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
Votes: 27,940 | Gross: $0.01M
pbn's country: Denmark
10. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
Pencho15's country: Mexico
11. Mars na Drinu (1964)
107 min | Action, Drama, History
One Serbian army battery in the First World War, in forced march with no stopping and rest, arrives to Cer Mountain, and, in decisive moment, enters the fight and throws off Austrian troops... See full summary »
Drevnibor's country: Serbia
12. Pather Panchali (1955)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.
Votes: 19,440 | Gross: $0.54M
Arijit_Das's country: India
13. Attention, Papa Arrives! (1991)
89 min | Comedy
After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »
albstein's country: Germany
14. The Policeman (1971)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »
borimor's country: Israel
15. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
Debjit_Hazra's country: India
16. Laskar Pelangi (2008)
124 min | Drama
In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
peaspot's country: Indonesia
17. The Right Stuff (1983)
PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
Votes: 52,414 | Gross: $21.50M
jalapenoman's country: United States of America
18. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 370,984 | Gross: $67.21M
ladydeadpool093's country: United States of America
19. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 300,994 | Gross: $83.04M
pere-25366's country: Canada
20. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 39,702 | Gross: $14.36M
bratface23's country: United States of America
21. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 43,492 | Gross: $64.38M
NDbportmanfan's country: United States of America
22. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 98,783 | Gross: $9.60M
dan_dassow's country: United States of America
23. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
TheMovieSmith's country: United States of America
24. How the West Was Won (1962)
G | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 17,004 | Gross: $46.50M
dgranger's country: United States of America
25. Casanegra (2008)
131 min | Drama
Two childhood friends, Karim and Adil, prowl the streets of Casablanca, their native city. They do not do much, in fact they hustle rather than work. They are also unashamed dreamers, Karim... See full summary »
ElMaruecan82's country: Morocco
26. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 466,357 | Gross: $40.22M
Teriek-Williams's country: United States of America
27. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 13,369 | Gross: $0.32M
mmouhamed64-690-261281's country: Algeria
28. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 995,154 | Gross: $130.10M
rubyfruit76's country: United States of America added few hours after poll went live
29. Capital Punishment (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.
TheMovieDoctorful's country: United States of America added few hours after poll went live