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1. Perfect Strangers (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 45,189

2. No Filter (2016)

100 min | Comedy

When a woman visits a Chinese doctor, she discovers her pain is due to pent-up rage, and the only cure is to fully express herself, whatever may come.

Director: Nicolás López | Stars: Paz Bascuñán, Antonio Quercia, Paulo Brunetti, Lucy Cominetti

Votes: 1,781

3. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 40,066

4. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

33 Metascore

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 92,256 | Gross: $0.01M

5. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 122,998 | Gross: $3.19M

6. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 8,885

7. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 94,970

8. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 86,949 | Gross: $0.14M

9. Off Course (2015)

104 min | Comedy

Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla | Stars: Yon González, Julián López, Blanca Suárez, Malena Alterio

Votes: 3,777

10. To Steal from a Thief (2016)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

A bank. A safe box. An information that would shake a country.

Director: Daniel Calparsoro | Stars: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo De la Serna, Raúl Arévalo, Jose Coronado

Votes: 5,324

11. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 175,394 | Gross: $4.11M

12. Spy Time (2015)

93 min | Action, Comedy

Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera | Stars: Imanol Arias, Quim Gutiérrez, Alexandra Jiménez, Berto Romero

Votes: 3,361

13. Ocho apellidos catalanes (2015)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Amaia after breaking up with Rafa, falls in love with a Catalonian. Koldo, her father, goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back.

Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Stars: Dani Rovira, Clara Lago, Karra Elejalde, Carmen Machi

Votes: 5,616

14. On Probation (2005)

112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro, Gabriela Izcovich

Votes: 5,293

15. Heroes Wanted (2016)

95 min | Action, Comedy

Agents from diverse Spanish local police forces are called to form a special team.

Director: Joaquín Mazón | Stars: María León, Miki Esparbé, Jordi Sánchez, Andoni Agirregomezkorta

Votes: 1,497

16. The Day of the Beast (1995)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Terele Pávez

Votes: 15,691 | Gross: $0.02M

17. So Normal (2003)

93 min | Comedy

Five years before the events in the television series take place, Rui and Vani meet and fall in love on the day of their respective wedding ceremonies - to different people, in the same church.

Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Fernanda Torres, Marisa Orth, Evandro Mesquita

Votes: 2,097

18. Operações Especiais (2015)

99 min | Action, Crime

A group of honest police is sent to a country town to solve the problem of high crime. Soon they solve the problem while newcomer Francis (Cléo Pires) must overcome their limits to prove ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Portella | Stars: Cleo, Fabrício Boliveira, Thiago Martins, Marcos Caruso

Votes: 1,237

19. My Mom Is a Character (2013)

84 min | Comedy

After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.

Director: André Pellenz | Stars: Paulo Gustavo, Rodrigo Pandolfo, Mariana Xavier, Alexandra Richter

Votes: 3,161

20. Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana, Ignacio Huang, Enric Cambray

Votes: 15,539

21. The Test (2013)

86 min | Comedy

On the final test of a public tender for federal judge in Rio de Janeiro, the four finalists lawyers come from bizarre way: the gaucho Rogério Carlos (Fábio Porchat) comes surrounded woman ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Danton Mello, Fábio Porchat, Anderson Di Rizzi, Rodrigo Pandolfo

Votes: 880

22. The Invisible Guest (2016)

106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 82,974

23. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 672,502 | Gross: $13.18M

24. Witching and Bitching (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

73 Metascore

A gang of armed robbers finds a safe haven in a secluded village crammed with witches--only to encounter the bizarre, the unexpected, and the occult. Can they save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse?

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Carolina Bang

Votes: 12,223

25. The Bar (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

In bustling downtown Madrid, a loud gunshot and two mysterious deaths trap a motley assortment of common urbanites in a decrepit central bar, while paranoia and suspicion force the terrified regulars to turn on each other.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi, Secun de la Rosa

Votes: 16,852

26. Carancho (2010)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber, José Luis Arias

Votes: 7,063 | Gross: $0.09M

27. Penny Pincher! (2016)

89 min | Comedy

A stingy man who saves all his money finds out he has daughter, which turns out to be a very expensive discovery.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné, Noémie Schmidt, Patrick Ridremont

Votes: 3,633

28. The Man from the Future (2011)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Zero is a brilliant scientist. However, 20 years ago, he was publicly humiliated when he lost Helena, the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Fernando Ceylão

Votes: 5,022

29. Toc Toc (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

The adventures and misadventures of a group of patients with OCD appointed at the same time.

Director: Vicente Villanueva | Stars: Paco León, Alexandra Jiménez, Rossy de Palma, Nuria Herrero

Votes: 6,759

30. Tad: The Explorer (2012)

TV-PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Óscar Barberán, Michelle Jenner, José Mota, José Corbacho

Votes: 6,829

31. VIPs (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

Director: Toniko Melo | Stars: Wagner Moura, Gisele Fróes, Emiliano Ruschel, Marcela Falci

Votes: 2,711

32. Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.

Directors: David Alonso, Enrique Gato | Stars: Michelle Jenner, Adriana Ugarte, Óscar Barberán, Luis Posada

Votes: 2,076

33. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, War

78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 40,906 | Gross: $5.48M

34. Toilet - Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman threatens to leave her husband unless he installs a toilet in their home. To win back her love and respect, he heads out on a journey to fight against the backward society.

Director: Shree Narayan Singh | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sudhir Pandey, Divyendu Sharma

Votes: 14,911 | Gross: $1.83M

35. Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

When a group of Indian and Pakistani nurses are held hostage in Iraq by a terrorist organization, a secret agent is drawn out of hiding to rescue them.

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka, Paresh Rawal

Votes: 18,623 | Gross: $5.56M

36. Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Not only is Kamakura-based Masakazu Isshiki a mystery novelist, but he is also a good detective himself. His wife Akiko and he are acquainted with all manners of creatures and gods who are ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Min Tanaka

Votes: 763

37. Bad Genius (2017)

TV-MA | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 13,475

38. Champions (I) (2018)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Athenea Mata, Juan Margallo, José de Luna

Votes: 5,639

39. Metti la nonna in freezer (2018)

100 min | Comedy

Simone, a clumsy financier, falls in love with Claudia, who's living on her grandma's retirement checks. When the old lady dies Claudia hides the body in a freezer, and sets up a fraud with the help of some friends to avoid bankruptcy.

Directors: Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe Stasi | Stars: Fabio De Luigi, Miriam Leone, Lucia Ocone, Marina Rocco

Votes: 971

40. Much Ado About Nothing (2016)

94 min | Drama

Carefree college student Vicente ends up in a desperate fight for freedom when a well-connected friend falsely accuses him of a hit-and-run accident.

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Stars: Agustín Silva, Paulina García, Daniel Alcaíno, Alejandro Goic

Votes: 517

41. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 150,233 | Gross: $3.11M

42. Oh Lucy! (2017)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $0.38M

43. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Toby, a disillusioned film director, becomes pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: José Luis Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi, Juan López-Tagle, Adam Driver

Votes: 7,645 | Gross: $0.35M

44. Mirage (2018)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Two storms separated by 25 years. A woman murdered. A daughter missed. Only 72 hours to discover the truth.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Morte

Votes: 15,770

45. Liú làng dì qiú (2019)

TV-MA | 125 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

As the sun is dying out, people all around the world build giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and sail Earth to a new star system. Yet the 2500-year journey comes with unexpected dangers, and in order to save humanity, a group of young people in this age of a wandering Earth fight hard for the survival of humankind.

Director: Frant Gwo | Stars: Jing Wu, Chuxiao Qu, Guangjie Li, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 15,064 | Gross: $2.19M



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