With Global Film Initiative (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Geminis (2005)

85 min | Drama

5.9
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A domineering mother with a seemingly perfect family in Argentina, is unaware of a taboo relationship happening with her youngest twin children.

Director: Albertina Carri | Stars: Cristina Banegas, Daniel Fanego, María Abadi, Lucas Escariz

Votes: 1,157

2. Love Sick (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ioana Barbu, Tudor Chirila, Catalina Murgea

Votes: 2,851

3. Simindis kundzuli (2014)

100 min | Drama, War

7.6
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The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

Director: George Ovashvili | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent

Votes: 4,076

4. 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: 477

5. Liar's Dice (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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A mother and her daughter embarks on a desperate journey to find her missing husband. She met an guy who promised to help her for money. With limited money it become difficult to continue the search which leads to anxiety and despair.

Director: Geethu Mohandas | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Geetanjali Thapa, Manya Gupta, Vikram Bhagra

Votes: 931

6. Whisky (2004)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 5,799

7. Gise Memuru (2010)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Quiet and introverted toll booth clerk Kenan's life, a humdrum routine between the Tavsancik toll booth plaza and his home, will change the day the new operations chief comes to inspect Tavsancik.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik | Stars: Serkan Ercan, Zafer Diper, Nur Fettahoglu, Nergis Öztürk

Votes: 3,752

8. Beauty (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

6.2
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,715

9. Miss Lovely (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.

Director: Ashim Ahluwalia | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George, Zeena Bhatia

Votes: 3,019

10. Acne (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Rafa, a teenage boy who is just edging into his teens tries to unravel the mysteries of love and sex in this coming-of-age story. He is mired in the lower depths of adolescence; his skin is... See full summary »

Director: Federico Veiroj | Stars: Alejandro Tocar, Ana Julia Catalá, Gustavo Melnik, David Blankleider

Votes: 358

11. Cairo 678 (2010)

100 min | Drama

7.5
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Bushra, Maged El-Kidwani, Basem Samrah

Votes: 4,020

12. Mango Yellow (2002)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground.

Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Jonas Bloch, Leona Cavalli, Dira Paes

Votes: 2,059

13. The Parade (2011)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILO (35) and MIRKO (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic

Votes: 11,555

14. 10 to 11 (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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10 to 11 is the story of a passionate collector Mithat and the concierge of the building, Ali. For Mithat Istanbul is as vast as his collections and for Ali is nothing more than a few ... See full summary »

Director: Pelin Esmer | Stars: Nejat Isler, Mithat Esmer, Laçin Ceylan, Tayanç Ayaydin

Votes: 2,446

15. Halima's Path (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

8.1
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In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic | Stars: Alma Prica, Olga Pakalovic, Mijo Jurisic, Izudin Bajrovic

Votes: 2,037

16. The Invisible Eye (2010)

97 min | Drama

6.3
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Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.

Director: Diego Lerman | Stars: Julieta Zylberberg, Ailín Salas, Osmar Núñez, Marta Lubos

Votes: 610

17. Fine Dead Girls (2002)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A lesbian couple rents an apartment in a seemingly normal building which happens to be populated with all kinds of freaks. Initially kind but unaware of their secret, a landlady tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Dalibor Matanic | Stars: Olga Pakalovic, Nina Violic, Kresimir Mikic, Inge Appelt

Votes: 2,176

18. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: João Miguel, Peter Ketnath, Madalena Accioly, Jeane Alves

Votes: 2,664

19. Leo's Room (2009)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Buchichio | Stars: Martín Rodríguez, Cecilia Cósero, Gerardo Begérez, Arturo Goetz

Votes: 1,047

20. What's a Human Anyway? (2004)

128 min | Comedy

7.5
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In an apartment building where neighbors, friends, and family are living in close quarters, three male protagonists encounter three phases of manhood in Turkish society. Directors Reha ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Turgay Aydin, Arzu Bazman, Ali Düsenkalkar, Köksal Engür

Votes: 3,087

21. Pandora's Box (2008)

112 min | Drama

7.2
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When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu | Stars: Tsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Ünsal, Övül Avkiran

Votes: 2,294

22. Gods (2008)

120 min | Drama

5.8
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Elisa, fiancee of a wealthy industrialist who is twenty years older than her is eager to shed her working-class background in favor of the opulence of her fiancé's elite lifestyle. To her ... See full summary »

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Maricielo Effio, Sergio Gjurinovic, Anahí de Cárdenas, Edgar Saba

Votes: 306

23. Bad Day to Go Fishing (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.9
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A flamboyant impresario and an ageing ex-wrestling champion arrive in a small town, offering a hefty award to the local challenger. In fact, the promoter wants to rinse the spectators for every penny. But, is this a good day to go fishing?

Director: Álvaro Brechner | Stars: Gary Piquer, Jouko Ahola, Antonella Costa, César Troncoso

Votes: 1,160

24. Night Train (2007)

94 min | Drama

6.5
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Wu Hongyan is a young woman working as a prison guard during executions of female convicts. She feels lonely after her husband died, and she takes a night train to another city to visit a ... See full summary »

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Rongcai Fu, Chao Ji, Dan Liu, Shudi Liu

Votes: 440

25. Shadows and Faces (2010)

116 min | Drama

7.0
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Shadows and Faces tells the story of a young girl who is separated from his shadow puppetry performer father during the ethnic conflict between Cypriot Greeks and Cypriot Turks in 1963.

Director: Dervis Zaim | Stars: Hazar Ergüçlü, Osman Alkas, Popi Avraam, Settar Tanriögen

Votes: 830

26. The White Meadows (2009)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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Rahmat has been asked to meet the inhabitants of these islands to collect their tears. Although for years people have been giving their tears to Rahmat, no one knows exactly what he has been doing with them.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Hassan Pourshirazi, Younes Ghazali, Mohammad Rabbani, Mohammad Shirvani

Votes: 713

27. When I Saw You (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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72 Metascore

1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of ... See full summary »

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri, Anas Algaralleh

Votes: 625

28. Today and Tomorrow (2003)

87 min | Drama

6.1
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At 24, Paula wants to be an actress, but if she doesn't find her rent money she'll be homeless in 24 hours. Paula is so desperate that she seriously contemplates becoming a prostitute.

Director: Alejandro Chomski | Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Lipsic, Romina Ricci, Horacio Acosta

Votes: 316

29. 2 Girls (2005)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

5.4
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The film is about two teenage girls, Behiye and Handan, with contrasting characteristics and backgrounds, forming a close relationship with sexual implications. As they become closer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kutlug Ataman | Stars: Hülya Avsar, Vildan Atasever, Feride Çetin, Sezgi Mengi

Votes: 1,559

30. Getting Home (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A black comedy about a farmer who tries to bring home the body of his friend, who died far from their town.

Director: Yang Zhang | Stars: Benshan Zhao, Qiwen Hong, Dandan Song, Degang Guo

Votes: 1,608

31. Amnesty (2011)

83 min | Drama

6.2
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Conjugal visits unite two strangers visiting a prison to meet their incarcerated spouses. During these visits, Elsa and Spetim find the companionship missing from their lives. But a ... See full summary »

Director: Bujar Alimani | Stars: Luli Bitri, Karafil Shena, Todi Llupi, Mirela Naska

Votes: 195

32. The Sacred Family (2005)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

6.2
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While vacationing with his family, a man develops some attraction for his son's girlfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Sergio Hernández, Coca Guazzini, Néstor Cantillana, Patricia López

Votes: 427

33. Fuse (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two years after the Bosnian war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it's announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit.

Director: Pjer Zalica | Stars: Enis Beslagic, Bogdan Diklic, Sasa Petrovic, Izudin Bajrovic

Votes: 2,036

34. Border Café (2005)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café.

Director: Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Parviz Parastui, Nikos Papadopoulos, Svieta Mikalishina

Votes: 2,002

35. A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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During last two hours of the year, the three stories are happening in the dark and deserted streets of coastal town of Split, separated from the wild New Year's Eve parties.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic | Stars: Dino Dvornik, Mladen Vulic, Coolio, Michael Klesic

Votes: 1,472

36. In the Battlefields (2004)

88 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Lina, a young girl in war-torn Beirut, finds an ally and friend in Sihan, her domineering aunt's maid. Sihan shows Lina what her life could be like, but tests the girl's limits when she asks her to help plot her escape from the city.

Director: Danielle Arbid | Stars: Marianne Feghali, Rawia Elchab, Laudi Arbid, Aouni Kawas

Votes: 192

37. My Tehran for Sale (2009)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.3
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Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself ... See full summary »

Director: Granaz Moussavi | Stars: Marzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi, Mobina Karimi

Votes: 1,600

38. The Kite (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.5
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A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She is given in marriage to her cousin on the other side of the border. As Lamia crosses the... See full summary »

Director: Randa Chahal Sabag | Stars: Flavia Bechara, Maher Bsaibes, Randa Asmar, Renée Dick

Votes: 674

39. The Storm (2008)

156 min | Drama

7.3
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A true-to-life epic of Kurdish students excitedly anticipating social revolution.

Director: Kazim Öz | Stars: Cahit Gök, Havin Funda Saç, Mehmet Selim Akgul, Asiye Dinçsoy

Votes: 881

40. Modest Reception (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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An Iranian couple from the city drive around a remote mountainous region. They hand out bags of money to poor villagers in return for them carrying out unusual requests the couple make of them.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi, Saeed Changizian, Esmaeel Khalaj

Votes: 1,874

41. Ramchand Pakistani (2008)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.6
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A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.

Director: Mehreen Jabbar | Stars: Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazal Hussain, Hassan Niazi

Votes: 1,225

42. Wretched Lives (2001)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Vanessa is a cosmetics consultant who is forced to care for her troubled and mentally challenged sister after their mother's death. Her hustler boyfriend, Olivier, seems unreliable and ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Assunta de Rossi, Alessandra de Rossi, Jay Manalo, Wendell Ramos

Votes: 45

43. Soul of Sand (2010)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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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: 81

44. Vaho (2009)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

6.6
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On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy. Years later, interweaving narratives about childhood link the destinies of three men from the local neighborhood to ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci | Stars: Marta Aura, Sonia Couoh, Aldo Estuardo, Joel Figueroa

Votes: 97

45. Ordinary People (2009)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama

6.1
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A recent recruit is one of seven soldiers posted to an abandoned farm with little information. Soon a bus full of frightened men arrive and the soldiers are told they are the enemy.

Director: Vladimir Perisic | Stars: Relja Popovic, Boris Isakovic, Miroslav Stevanovic

Votes: 386

46. A Useful Life (2010)

Unrated | 67 min | Drama

6.4
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A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.

Director: Federico Veiroj | Stars: Felipe Arocena, Gonzalo Delgado, Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martinez Carril

Votes: 899

47. The Fish Fall in Love (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant... See full summary »

Director: Ali Rafie | Stars: Reza Kianian, Roya Nonahali, Golshifteh Farahani, Maryam Saadat

Votes: 971

48. Craft (2010)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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What's the importance of luck in life? How much effort and talent is enough to guarantee a solid carrier? Is luck part of the craft? Bianca is an excellent actor but theater doesn't pay the... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Camilo Pellegrini, Otávio Müller, Dany Roland

Votes: 107

49. Street Days (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

7.7
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A drug addict is being threatened by jail if he doesn't set up his childhood friend's son.

Director: Levan Koguashvili | Stars: Guga Kotetishvili, Irakli Ramishvili, Giorgi Kipshidze, Zura Begalishvili

Votes: 1,124

50. Uniform (2003)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Economic unrest roils central China's Shaanxi Province: local factories are merging, thugs threaten managers, personnel records get lost, and workers are without protections such as health ... See full summary »

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Kai Han, Hongli Liang, Hua Qin, Xueqiong Zeng

Votes: 231


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