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1. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

8.5
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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: 7,933

2. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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92 Metascore

An innocent young man witnesses violence break out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions: a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince."

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

Votes: 11,447 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 3,029

4. Black Garden (2019)

90 min | Thriller | Completed

Based on the 9th circle of Dante's Inferno, Black Garden begins on Christmas Eve in the near future. It's eight days after the end of World War III and a handful of survivors wait to die, ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Wilson | Stars: Shaun Wilson, Tammy Honey, Phil Edwards, Talia Raso

5. Damnation (1988)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Miklós Székely B., Vali Kerekes, Gyula Pauer, György Cserhalmi

Votes: 4,570

6. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

82 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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82 Metascore

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,642 | Gross: $0.03M

7. The Man from London (2007)

Not Rated | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After witnessing a crime during his night shift as railway switchman near the docks, a man finds a briefcase full of money. While he and his family step up their living standards, others start looking for the disappeared case.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bók, János Derzsi

Votes: 3,341

8. Unknown Pleasures (2002)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

Two unemployed Chinese teenagers have trouble resisting the temptations of the Western world.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wei Wei Zhao, Qiong Wu, Tao Zhao, Qing Feng Zhou

Votes: 1,958 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Blissfully Yours (2002)

125 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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77 Metascore

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Pongpas, Sa-gnad Chaiyapan

Votes: 2,072

10. Xiao Wu (1997)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Hongjian Hao, Baitao Zuo, Ma Jinrei

Votes: 1,618

11. Platform (2000)

154 min | Drama, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

A theatre troupe from rural Fenyang struggles under the decline of communism and rise of popular culture in China in the 1980s.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Tao Zhao, Jing Dong Liang, Tian-yi Yang

Votes: 2,180

12. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)

Not Rated | 540 min | Drama

8.0
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The collapse and the struggle of a poor farming clan in Philippines.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Elryan de Vera, Angie Ferro, Pen Medina, Marife Necesito

Votes: 255

13. Il tempo dell'inizio (1974)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A "symbolic" character traces the path of man in search of salvation in this world within his own ghosts and deformations.

Director: Luigi Di Gianni | Stars: Sven Lasta, Rada Rassimov, Jean Martin, Claudio Camaso

Votes: 27

14. Still Life (2016)

82 min | Drama

6.7
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The animals arrive by night. They intuit. They resist. A young man leads them to their deaths before dawn. His dog discovers a terrifying world that seems certain never to end.

Director: Maud Alpi | Stars: Boston, Virgile Hanrot, Dimitri Buchenet, Giulia Cortese

Votes: 102

15. The Man from Ruin (2016)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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After a series of unexpected UFO crash landings on the planet Earth, a large portion of life slowly and mysteriously went extinct. We follow a man that struggles for survival, as he gathers... See full summary »

Director: Joel Shelton | Stars: Devanshu Agrawal, Joseph Higgins

Votes: 8

16. Baa Baa Land (2017)

Documentary

7.5
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An eight-hour contemplative epic, entirely starring sheep.

Director: Garth Thomas

Votes: 52

17. The Oxbow Cure (2013)

79 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A woman retreats to a lonely cabin in the woods in order to wrestle with her demons and the debilitating ailment that plagues her.

Directors: Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas | Stars: Claudia Dey, Grace Glowicki, Marvin Weintraub, John Gastold

Votes: 45

18. El cielo, la tierra, y la lluvia (2008)

110 min | Drama

6.3
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The lives of four lonely people living through the routine and silence in the south. They meet to eat, walk through the beach, take the ferry or simply accompany each other without needing ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Torres Leiva | Stars: Julieta Figueroa, Angélica Riquelme, Mariana Muñoz, Pablo Krögh

Votes: 165

19. Sewer (2008)

212 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Sherad Anthony Sanchez | Stars: Brian Monterola, Jelieta Mariveles-Ruca, Allen Lumanog, Lawrence Garrido

Votes: 43

20. A Journey (II) (2017)

G | 72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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A cinematic journey through the world

Director: José P.C. | Star: José P.C.

Votes: 11

21. The Debridement of Rome (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, History

7.1
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Vignettes of Empire; history as doomed love affair.

Director: Felix Else | Stars: Dov Halpern, Khris Lewin, Catrin Hedström, Lorna Haughton

Votes: 7

22. Miotte vu par Raúl Ruiz (2002)

80 min | Documentary

6.9
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The working process of abstract painter Jean Miotte is observed in great detail in director Raoul Ruiz's unconventional documentary.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Star: Jean Miotte

Votes: 17

23. Obreras saliendo de la fábrica (2005)

21 min | Short

6.8
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A short film which documents the lives of four women who work together in a factory.

Director: José Luis Torres Leiva | Stars: Paulina Chamorro, Julieta Figueroa, Sybila Oxley, Diana Sanz

Votes: 92

24. The Joy of Life (2005)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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A blending of documentary and experimental narrative strategies, combining stunning 16mm landscape cinematography with a bold, lyrical voice-over to share two San Francisco stories: the ... See full summary »

Director: Jenni Olson | Stars: Harry Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Votes: 68

25. Age Is... (2012)

75 min | Documentary

7.1
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Exploring the texture, the beauty and the singularity of aging faces and silhouettes, Age Is meditates through tiny details, a gesture, a pause, a look, on the subjective experience and cultural concepts of ageing.

Director: Stephen Dwoskin | Star: Stephen Dwoskin

Votes: 27

26. À Beira-Mar (1988)

8 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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Director: Joaquim Sapinho | Stars: João Pedro Rodrigues, Rita Lopes Alves

Votes: 11



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