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1. About Endlessness (2019)

78 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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87 Metascore

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Bengt Bergius, Conny Block, Lisa Blohm, Anja Broms

Votes: 4,266

2. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 72,821 | Gross: $0.34M

3. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 57,510 | Gross: $1.50M

4. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesmen, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Votes: 17,119 | Gross: $0.22M

5. Little Joe (2019)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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60 Metascore

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after him but soon starts fearing it.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Votes: 6,244

6. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 17,959 | Gross: $0.00M

7. The Delivered (2019)

112 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.2
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Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657. The story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility - albeit at great ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds

Votes: 931

8. Import Export (2007)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.1
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A nurse from Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Ekateryna Rak, Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka, Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko, Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov

Votes: 5,561

9. Battle in Heaven (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 6,091 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Dog Days (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

In the tomb-like quiet of their ranch-style purgatory, a divorced husband and wife fight a wordless war while mourning an unspeakable mutual loss. A sadistic lover's ritual humiliation spawns both tenderness and revenge.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Maria Hofstätter, Christine Jirku, Viktor Hennemann, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 5,959 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Dau (2019)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.7
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Biographical film, epically depicting the life of the famous scientist Lev Landau.

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Teodor Currentzis, Youriy Alekseev, Radmila Shegoleva, Lidiya Shchogolyeva

Votes: 133

12. Lumumba (2000)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of controversial leader of independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,848 | Gross: $0.68M

13. Noi the Albino (2003)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Friðriksdóttir

Votes: 9,143 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

6.5
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63 Metascore

Viorel a 42 year old man troubled by obscure thoughts drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Valeria Seciu, Catrinel Dumitrescu

Votes: 1,768

15. Amour Fou (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnöink, Stephan Grossmann, Sandra Hüller

Votes: 1,425 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Women Without Men (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari | Stars: Shabnam Toloui, Pegah Ferydoni, Arita Shahrzad, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 2,410 | Gross: $0.18M

17. Suzhou River (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua, Anlian Yao

Votes: 4,316 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Delta (2008)

92 min | Drama

6.3
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61 Metascore

A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new ... See full summary »

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Félix Lajkó, Orsolya Tóth, Lili Monori, Sándor Gáspár

Votes: 1,567

19. Lourdes (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 3,247 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Le Quattro Volte (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.2
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80 Metascore

An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino | Stars: Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano, Artemio Vallone

Votes: 3,727 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Hotel (2004)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Peter Strauß

Votes: 1,462

22. Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)

109 min | Drama

5.6
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A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family until matters escalate shockingly.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Rudolf Frecska, Lili Monori, Kornél Mundruczó, Kitty Csíkos

Votes: 550

23. Pleasant Days (2002)

99 min | Drama

5.3
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Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéber, Lajos Ottó Horváth

Votes: 588

24. Aren't You Happy? (2019)

80 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep, but between yoga studios, art galleries and the beds of strangers there is no space for her. A post-modern comedy in pink and blue.

Director: Susanne Heinrich | Stars: Marie Rathscheck, Nicolai Borger, Malte Bündgen, Dax Constantine

Votes: 352

25. Böse Spiele

Drama | Post-production

Zwei Männer, zwei Brüder. Ihr Elternhaus. Sie trinken auf ihre verstorbene Mutter, sie tragen sie zu Grabe. Danach fahren sie wieder, zurück in ihr eigentliches Leben. Der eine nach ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Michael Thomas, Claudia Martini

26. Metéora (2012)

82 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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In the plains of central Greece, Byzantine monasteries are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. A young Greek monk and a Russian nun have devoted their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Spiros Stathoulopoulos | Stars: Theo Alexander, Tamilla Koulieva, Giorgos Karakantas, Dimitris Hristidis

Votes: 637

27. Lovely Rita (2001)

79 min | Drama

5.9
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Rita is an outcast teenager in suburban Austria, misunderstood both at school and at home. When Rita sets out to seduce her school bus driver, she sets in motion a series of events that changes everyone's lives irrevocably.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Barbara Osika, Christoph Bauer, Peter Fiala, Wolfgang Kostal

Votes: 494

28. Il buco (2021)

Drama | Post-production

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Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

29. Zarin (2005)

20 min | Short

8.3
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A young prostitute in Iran searches for a better life.

Director: Shirin Neshat | Stars: Orsolya Tóth, Behrouz Vossoughi, Shahrnoush Parsipour

Votes: 53

30. Trees (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

Votes: 33


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