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1. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 163,182 | Gross: $25.14M

2. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 128,433 | Gross: $1.53M

3. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 52,116 | Gross: $1.04M

4. Caché (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot

Votes: 67,457 | Gross: $3.63M

5. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.7
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72 Metascore

A well-to-do French family deals with a series of setbacks and crises.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 10,780 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Rabbit Hole (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller

Votes: 45,705 | Gross: $2.23M

7. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

6.7
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How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 10,161

8. The Turin Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 13,857 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 10,669 | Gross: $0.98M

10. Rabbits (2002)

43 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring, Naomi Watts

Votes: 6,618

11. Three Monkeys (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal

Votes: 17,816 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

7.4
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91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 7,228 | Gross: $0.25M

13. Three Times (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 5,142 | Gross: $0.15M

14. 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

15. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 6,369

16. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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74 Metascore

A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Votes: 3,114

17. Clouds of May (1999)

130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ... See full summary »

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan, Mehmet Emin Toprak

Votes: 4,103

18. Texhnolyze (2003– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Forest, Justin Gross, Satoshi Haga, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 2,094

19. Kasaba (1997)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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89 Metascore

The story of a family living in a small godforsaken town in Turkey seen through the eyes of children and dealing with the growing complexity when one becomes an adult.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Mehmet Emin Toprak, Havva Saglam, Cihat Bütün, Fatma Ceylan

Votes: 3,422

20. Rape Climax! (1987)

64 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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The story follows a female artist who attends a meditation center that advertises a relaxation session in a large tank filled with water. She is drugged by the clinic's doctor who rapes her in the tank and film's the act.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Yutaka Ikejima, Shôichirô Sakata

Votes: 42

21. Ruff Sex (1990)

58 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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Three social outcasts who live near the seaside interact with each other in increasingly disturbing ways. The trio of characters are a woman who has killed her sister, a man who enjoys ... See full summary »

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Kanako Kishi, Kazuhiro Sano, Yuri Sasaki, Emi Uehara

Votes: 90

22. The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)

143 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A reporter stuck in a border town with an overcrowding of refugees sees a man he believes to be a long lost politician.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Patrick Karr, Ilias Logothetis

Votes: 1,829

23. Spirits in the Dark (2019)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A lonely widower finds a mysterious video on his computer that leads him to an abandoned town occupied by an ominous entity.

Director: József Gallai | Stars: József Gallai, Ágota Dunai, Peter Cosgrove, Beáta Boldog

Votes: 84

24. Juha (1999)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati Outinen, André Wilms, Markku Peltola

Votes: 2,262

25. Whisky (2004)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll | Stars: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, José Pedro Bujaruz

Votes: 4,587

26. Friday Night (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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69 Metascore

Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Valérie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Hélène de Saint-Père, Hélène Fillières

Votes: 1,755 | Gross: $0.16M

27. Be with Me (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong, Leong Kooi Eng

Votes: 1,579

28. Rejected (2000)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 7,532

29. The Waiting Room (2003)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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Zeki Demirkubuz plays the lead character Ahmet who wants to make a film about Dostoyevsky's 'Crime and Punishment'. He falls into a deep depression, loses interest in the film and life, ... See full summary »

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Zeki Demirkubuz, Nurhayat Kavrak, Nilüfer Açikalin, Serdar Orçin

Votes: 2,128

30. Rams (2018)

74 min | Documentary

7.8
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It is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams

Votes: 130

31. Suzaku (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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Depicts the dissolution of a small family in a remote Japanese timber village.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Machiko Ono, Sachiko Izumi, Kôtarô Shibata

Votes: 970

32. Woman on the Beach (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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72 Metascore

A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend's girlfriend.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Seung-woo Kim, Hyun-Jung Go, Seon-mi Song, Tae-woo Kim

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Lineman (1972–1991)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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When artist draws a magic line, it takes on a life of its own, becoming a silhouette of a living hot-tempered person. This "Mr. Line" wants more things drawn so he can enjoy himself, but the artist loves having fun on Mr. Line's account.

Stars: Carlo Bonomi, Osvaldo Cavandoli

Votes: 1,801

34. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Masanobu Andô, Shunsuke Kubozuka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 1,834

35. 36 (2012)

68 min | Drama

7.0
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A young location scout meets the art director of her project in a day they will keep in their memories for a while, each for their own reasons.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Vajrasthira Koramit, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Nottapon Boonprakob

Votes: 402

36. Young Aphrodites (1963)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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200 BC. During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of woman become inextricably intertwined, as the omnipotence of the carnal instinct demands the total surrender of the flesh.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Eleni Prokopiou, Takis Emmanuel, Kleopatra Rota, Vangelis Ioannidis

Votes: 654

37. Le berceau de cristal (1976)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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An androgynous poet/dreamer sits and writes and meditates on the aching void that is her life.

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Nico, Dominique Sanda, Anita Pallenberg, Margareth Clémenti

Votes: 101

38. Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet?

Director: Marv Newland

Votes: 5,649

39. Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.8
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A documentary on the relationship between curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and musician/poet Patti Smith.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye

Votes: 227

40. Everybody Loves Hypnotoad (2007 Video)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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An episode of the 31st century's most popular TV series, as seen in Futurama (1999).

Director: The Hypnotoad | Stars: The Hypnotoad, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 751

41. Re/cycle (2019)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

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With input from actor and writer Jan Hlobil, director and cinematographer Rene Smaal presents a film in the true surrealist tradition, in the sense that only 'found' elements were used, and... See full summary »

Director: Rene Smaal | Star: Jan Hlobil

42. Akrebin yolculugu (1997)

118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A Turkish watchmaker is employed to mend a village clock that has not worked for some seven years. However, what seems like a simple and un-exciting task is plunged into a web of mystery ... See full summary »

Director: Ömer Kavur | Stars: Mehmet Aslantug, Sahika Tekand, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nüvit Özdogru

Votes: 465

43. Animal World (2018)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

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In the spring of 2017, after finishing the documentary Animal World, the independent filmmaker Ouyang Dong turned his camera to a foreign woman, Mary, played by an inflatable doll who was ... See full summary »

Director: Can-zhao Lam | Stars: Haokun Gou, Gu Jianping, Lv Liang, Tian Ling

44. Lord of the Cockrings (2002 Video)

19 min | Comedy, Short

4.8
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A bizarre sexual spoof of Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy where a nerdy New Jersey computer programmer named Scroto Baggins is chosen to save Middle Earth from its untimely doom.

Director: Nick Zedd | Stars: Faceboy, Reverend Jen Miller, Jeremy Spence, The World Famous *BoB*

Votes: 49

45. Naked Under the Moon (1999)

TV-MA | 110 min | Drama

7.0
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A priest estranged from the holy vows, marries Clara and starts raising a family. After several incidents, he becomes wracked with melancholia and wanders aimlessly, unable to come to terms with his personal truths.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Klaudia Koronel, Joel Torre, Elizabeth Oropesa, Isabel Granada

Votes: 83

46. 4:30 (2005)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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"4:30" traces the relationship between Xiao Wu, an eleven year old Chinese Boy and his tenant Jung, a thirty-something Korean man. Told entirely from the perspective of the boy, Xiao Wu, ... See full summary »

Director: Royston Tan | Stars: Young-jun Kim, Andrew Seow, Xiao Li Yuan

Votes: 480

47. Pink Eye (2008)

100 min | Horror

3.4
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Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and ... See full summary »

Director: James Adam Tucker | Stars: Melissa R. Bacelar, Joshua Nelson, Joshua James, Ed Avila

Votes: 120

48. Gece, Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar (1994)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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Serap, who has been living in the darkest streets of Beyoglu, is a charming woman in her 20s. A beautiful woman's way of prostitution and prostitution living in the back streets of Beyoglu ... See full summary »

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Derya Arbas, Deniz Türkali, Uzay Hepari, Deniz Atamtürk

Votes: 508

49. Billy's Balloon (1998)

Unrated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.2
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A balloon wraps itself around a young child's hand, bringing him higher and higher, much to the child's delight... but...

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 2,487

50. Easy Rider (2012)

95 min | Documentary

6.7
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Director: James Benning

Votes: 47



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