With Hubert Bals Fund (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Memoria (I) (2021)

136 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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89 Metascore

A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego

Votes: 1,419

2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 15,102 | Gross: $0.18M

3. 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: 6,281 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolívar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 22,212 | Gross: $1.33M

5. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 19,920 | Gross: $1.35M

6. Beginning (I) (2020)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

6.6
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81 Metascore

In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah's Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, ... See full summary »

Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili | Stars: Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili

Votes: 1,768

7. 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: 3,561

8. Kept and Dreamless (2005)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Florence, a young irresponsible mother & and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for ... See full summary »

Directors: Martín De Salvo, Vera Fogwill | Stars: Vera Fogwill, Lucia Snieg, Mirta Busnelli, Edda Díaz

Votes: 502

9. Freda (2021)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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Freda lives with her family in a popular neighborhood in Haiti. They survive with their little street food shop. The precariousness and violence of their daily life push them to do everything they can to escape their situation.

Director: Gessica Geneus | Stars: Nehemie Bastien, Gaëlle Bien-Aimé, Djanaina Francois, Jean Jean

Votes: 75

10. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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79 Metascore

In a remote Zambian community a girl is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation, as a tethered member of a witches' camp, a witch for hire and a tourist exhibit.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Spinella

Votes: 3,543 | Gross: $0.05M

11. The Wound (2017)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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80 Metascore

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay, Thobani Mseleni

Votes: 1,780 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 7,874 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Osama (2003)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, War

7.4
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83 Metascore

After the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the restriction of women in public life, a pre-teen girl is forced to masquerade as a boy in order to find work to support her mother and grandmother.

Director: Siddiq Barmak | Stars: Marina Golbahari, Zubaida Sahar, Khwaja Nader, Mohammad Arif Herati

Votes: 8,992 | Gross: $1.13M

14. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 11,085 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach | Stars: Ximena Ayala, Nancy Gutiérrez, Arcelia Ramírez, María Rojo

Votes: 1,201

16. The Holy Girl (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul of a middle-aged doctor.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche

Votes: 3,847 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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71 Metascore

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic

Votes: 6,475 | Gross: $0.04M

18. Anger (2008)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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A married woman with a mute daughter has a forbidden relationship with the single father of a teenage boy.

Director: Albertina Carri | Stars: Analía Couceyro, Javier Lorenzo, Víctor Hugo Carrizo, Nazarena Duarte

Votes: 454

19. The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Delia, a young Romanian girl, drives to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she won in a contest.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Andreea Bosneag, Violeta Haret-Popa, Vasile Muraru, Serban Pavlu

Votes: 1,150

20. Dau (2019)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.6
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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: 153

21. Tinta Bruta (2018)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama

6.7
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Set in Brazil's southern city of Porto Alegre, the film focuses on a socially repressed young man who only comes out of his shell during chatroom performances, when he strips and smears neon paints on his lithe body.

Directors: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon | Stars: Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes, Guega Peixoto, Sandra Dani

Votes: 1,005

22. Occident (2002)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Anca Androne, Samuel Tastet, Tania Popa

Votes: 2,292

23. Bipedalism (2005)

94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An entomologist and painter who moves into an old house with his family discovers the work of a mysterious scientist. He finds a cinematography archive with a completely new theory on the reasons why humans became bipedal.

Director: Evgeniy Yufit | Stars: Aleksandr Anikeyenko, Sergey Chernov, Stanislav Ilyukhin, Valeri Krishtapenko

Votes: 134

24. Humidity (2016)

113 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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The wife of a successful construction manager has disappeared after an ordinary morning in Belgrade. He is assured she will come back and continues with life, as usual. But, maybe she is just the first of the collapsed dominoes.

Director: Nikola Ljuca | Stars: Milos Timotijevic, Tamara Krcunovic, Maria Kraakman, Katarina Markovic

Votes: 804

25. The Wind Journeys (2009)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez, Agustin Nieves, Jose Luis Torres

Votes: 2,347

26. Our Grand Despair (2011)

102 min | Drama

6.8
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The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.

Director: Seyfi Teoman | Stars: Ilker Aksum, Fatih Al, Gunes Sayin, Taner Birsel

Votes: 3,492

27. Should the Wind Drop (2020)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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An engineer must decide whether to reopen the airport in Nagorno Karabakh.

Director: Nora Martirosyan | Stars: Grégoire Colin, Hayk Bakhryan, Arman Navasardyan, David Hakobyan

Votes: 156

28. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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69 Metascore

A film crew documents a folk story-exquisite corpse combination by random Thai people; the story is reenacted.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Djuangjai Hirunsri, Kongkiat Khomsiri, Saisiri Xoomsai

Votes: 1,373

29. The Forsaken Land (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

6.2
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70 Metascore

Weary residents (Soma, Lata, Piyasiri) of a war-ravaged country drift through life.

Director: Vimukthi Jayasundara | Stars: Mahendra Perera, Hemasiri Liyanage, Nilupili Jayawardena, Kaushalaya Fernando

Votes: 442

30. Soul of Sand (2010)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Amid the epic landscape of the Mahabharata, the stage is set for an intimate yet eternal tussle between custom and commerce, tradition and modernity.

Director: Sidharth Srinivasan | Stars: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Saba Joshi, Avtar Sahani, Geeta Bisht

Votes: 90

31. East Palace, West Palace (1996)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Yuan Zhang | Stars: Si Han, Jun Hu, Jing Ye, Wei Zhao

Votes: 972 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Florentina Hubaldo, CTE (2012)

Not Rated | 360 min | Drama

7.2
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In a rural area, a father forces his daughter into prostitution. Somewhere else, two men embark on a quest for a buried treasure.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Hazel Orencio, Kristine Kintana, Noel Sto. Domingo, Willy Fernandez

Votes: 209

33. Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)

102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Di Phan | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Ha Phong Nguyen, Cong Hoang Le, The Vinh Truong

Votes: 361

34. Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they are being ripped off.

Directors: Israel Adrián Caetano, Bruno Stagnaro | Stars: Héctor Anglada, Jorge Sesán, Pamela Jordán, Adrián Yospe

Votes: 2,565

35. 4 (2004)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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72 Metascore

Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Andrei Kudriashov

Votes: 2,135

36. The Apple (1998)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.

Director: Samira Makhmalbaf | Stars: Massoumeh Naderi, Zahra Naderi, Ghorban Ali Naderi, Azizeh Mohamadi

Votes: 2,337 | Gross: $0.12M

37. Dukhtar (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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73 Metascore

In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

Director: Afia Nathaniel | Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan

Votes: 2,392

38. Blood (2005)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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Diego's job is counting people as they enter a large government building. After work, he and his wife Blanca lie on the couch, watch soap operas, or make love on the kitchen table. Their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Fernando Corona, Cirilo Recio Dávila, Kenny Johnston, Claudia Orozco

Votes: 663

39. The Seen and Unseen (2017)

83 min | Drama

6.8
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A young girl seeks out imaginative ways to cope with the death of her twin brother.

Director: Kamila Andini | Stars: Thaly Titi Kasih, Ida Bagus Putu Radithya Mahijasena, Ayu Laksmi, Ketut Rina

Votes: 352

40. The Ditch (2010)

112 min | Drama

7.0
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It recounts the harrowing story of life at one of Mao's camps, at the end of the fifties, where 'rightists' were sent to be 're-educated through labor'.

Director: Bing Wang | Stars: Ye Lu, Renjun Lian, Cenzi Xu, Haoyu Yang

Votes: 435

41. Independencia (2009)

77 min | Drama

6.5
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Mimicking early silent films, Independencia creates a lush metaphor that plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of the Philippines.

Director: Raya Martin | Stars: Sid Lucero, Tetchie Agbayani, Alessandra de Rossi, Mika Aguilos

Votes: 225

42. The Corridor (1995)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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The atmosphere of a corridor between yesterday and tomorrow, where many doors open into the unknown.

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Daiva Ksivickiene, Mantvydas Janeliunas, Viacheslav Amirhanian, Sharunas Bartas

Votes: 616

43. White Sun (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

Votes: 562

44. Death in the Land of Encantos (2007)

540 min | Drama

7.5
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Filipino poet Benjamin Agusan (Roeder Camanag) is a hapless native who returns to his hometown Padang to witness the aftermath of the super typhoon. For the past seven years, Benjamin has ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Roeder Camanag, Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Dante Perez

Votes: 214

45. Dégradé (2015)

85 min | Drama

6.5
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In Gaza, two hairdressers and ten customers of various ages and backgrounds spend the day trapped in a beauty salon while Hamas police fight a gang in the street.

Directors: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Victoria Balitska, Manal Awad, Mirna Sakhla

Votes: 306

46. Através da Janela (2000)

82 min | Drama

6.2
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Selma, a retired nurse, is an extremely loving mother for his son Raimundo, in an almost incestuous relationship. One day, she becomes aware of some changes in her son's behavior. At first,... See full summary »

Director: Tata Amaral | Stars: Laura Cardoso, Fransérgio Araújo, Ana Lúcia Torre, Leona Cavalli

Votes: 120

47. The Uncertainty Principle (2002)

133 min | Drama

6.6
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Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Ricardo Trêpa

Votes: 396

48. Our Father (2002)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.6
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70 Metascore

The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family. They are Amine, about eight years old, ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa, Hamza Moctar Aguid, Zara Haroun, Mounira Khalil

Votes: 631

49. Flatland (2019)

117 min | Adventure, Western

5.8
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A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, De Klerk Oelofse

Votes: 209

50. Giant (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

Director: Adrián Biniez | Stars: Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas, Néstor Guzzini, Federico García

Votes: 2,125 | Gross: $0.01M


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