With Les Films du Paradoxe (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 189,588 | Gross: $8.82M

2. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 186,817

3. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 54,440

4. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

7.2
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A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 12,891

5. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 29,852 | Gross: $1.13M

6. Kes (1969)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Votes: 15,898

7. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 11,854 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 10,655

9. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 11,756

10. Mayis Sikintisi (1999)

130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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, Emin Toprak

Votes: 3,659

11. Maadadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 4,350 | Gross: $0.05M

12. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent

Votes: 5,630

13. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,223 | Gross: $0.85M

14. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 3,173 | Gross: $0.21M

15. Höhenfeuer (1985)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.1
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Thomas Nock, Johanna Lier, Dorothea Moritz, Rolf Illig

Votes: 700

16. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.6
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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 3,069

17. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $1.57M

18. Spasi i sokhrani (I) (1989)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Robert Vaap, Cécile Zervudacki, Aleksandr Abdulov, Aleksandr Cherednik

Votes: 220

19. Contre l'oubli (1991)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean... See full summary »

Directors: Chantal Akerman, René Allio, Denis Amar, Jean Becker, Jane Birkin, Jean-Michel Carré, Patrice Chéreau, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Dominique Dante, Claire Denis, Raymond Depardon, Jacques Deray, Michel Deville, Jacques Doillon, Martine Franck, Gérard Frot-Coutaz, Francis Girod, Jean-Luc Godard, Romain Goupil, Jean-Loup Hubert, Robert Kramer, Patrice Leconte, Anne-Marie Miéville, Sarah Moon, Philippe Muyl, Michel Piccoli, Alain Resnais, Coline Serreau, Bertrand Tavernier, Nadine Trintignant | Stars: Paul Amar, Robert Badinter, Guy Bedos, Jane Birkin

Votes: 78

20. Simon mágus (1999)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls ... See full summary »

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Péter Andorai, Julie Delarme, Péter Halász, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 584

21. Moe no suzaku (1997)

95 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 921

22. My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.1
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A man who has struggled personally has conflicts with his upwardly mobile lawyer brother and well to-do fiance and is reluctantly to be the best man at their wedding.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronnie Bell

Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Snijeg (2008)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Post traumatic life of the Bosnian Muslim widows and daughters after their husbands and fathers were murdered by Bosnian Serb Army. Plot is set in post war eastern Bosnian village near town of Zvornik.

Director: Aida Begic | Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Jasna Beri, Sadzida Setic, Vesna Masic

Votes: 865

24. The Traveler (1974)

83 min | Drama

7.6
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A grade-school-age boy, neglected by his parents, lies, cheats, and steals to accumulate enough money to afford a bus ride to a large city and a ticket to see his favorite soccer team play.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hassan Darabi, Masud Zandbegleh, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 1,010

25. Looking for Cheyenne (2005)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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74 Metascore

Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »

Director: Valérie Minetto | Stars: Mila Dekker, Aurélia Petit, Malik Zidi, Luc Leclerc du Sablon

Votes: 314 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

R | 99 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sergey Bodrov, Susanna Mekhraliyeva, Jemal Sikharulidze

Votes: 3,840 | Gross: $0.66M

27. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

7.1
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Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 798 | Gross: $0.61M

28. Sero hiki no Gôshu (1982)

60 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

7.0
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A cellist in a small orchestra receives help from animals to help him practice his music.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Hideki Sasaki, Fuyumi Shiraishi, Masashi Amenomori, Junji Chiba

Votes: 1,138

29. Rachida (2002)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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A look at terrorism in Algeria through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts.

Director: Yamina Bachir | Stars: Ibtissem Djouadi, Bahia Rachedi, Rachida Messaoui En, Hamid Remas

Votes: 300

30. She, a Chinese (2009)

103 min | Drama

6.0
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This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village. Beginning in Chongqing and a disastrous factory job, Mei soon heads... See full summary »

Director: Xiaolu Guo | Stars: Lu Huang, Wei Yi Bo, Geoffrey Hutchings, Chris Ryman

Votes: 479

31. Sopyonje (1993)

112 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer).

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Myung-gon Kim, Jung-hae Oh, Kyu-chul Kim, Sae-kil Shin

Votes: 769

32. Calder's Circus (1961)

19 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Among Alexander Calder's creations were miniature spring-loaded circus figures, made of wire. In this short film, Calder (1989-1976) talks about and demonstrates these toy-like creations. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Vilardebó | Stars: Alexander Calder, Louisa James Calder

Votes: 35

33. Nan va Koutcheh (1970)

10 min | Drama, Short

7.2
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A child carrying a bread is going home but in the alley on his way to home, there is a frightening dog and he doesn't seem to pass it alone.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Reza Hashemi, Mehdi Shahravanfar

Votes: 818

34. Die Unberührbare (2000)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capital. She is deeply depressed of the events because she saw the communistic states as a ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Hannelore Elsner, Vadim Glowna, Jasmin Tabatabai, Lars Rudolph

Votes: 728

35. The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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A girl sells copies of Soleil, the government paper.

Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty | Stars: Moussa Baldé, Lissa Balera, Aminata Fall, Dieynaba Laam

Votes: 539

36. Deux de la Vague (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.7
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59 Metascore

Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, their careers, their friendship and their impact on the French New Wave of the 1960s.

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.03M

37. Silvia Prieto (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A woman in her late-twenties called Silvia Prieto wants to improve herself. Her discovery of a second person also called Silvia Prieto will change her life forever. Maybe not the changes she hoped for.

Director: Martín Rejtman | Stars: Rosario Bléfari, Valeria Bertuccelli, Vicentico, Marcelo Zanelli

Votes: 432

38. The Dog in the Manger (1996)

119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by ... See full summary »

Director: Pilar Miró | Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Fernando Conde, Ana Duato

Votes: 794

39. Mouvements du désir (1994)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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During the long train ride from Montreal to Vancouver, a man and woman find themselves increasingly attracted to each other.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, Jean-François Pichette, Jolianne L'Allier-Matteau, William Jacques

Votes: 133 | Gross: $0.10M

40. Guelwaar (1992)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Mashgh-e Shab (1989)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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In this documentary, Kiarostami asks a number of students about their school homework. The answers of some children shows the darker side of this method of education.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babak Ahmadpoor, Farhang Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 755

42. A Erva do Rato (2008)

80 min | Drama

6.4
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The names of the characters are pronouns. She is a teacher, with his father dead just three days ago. Faced with this situation, He intends to take care of her while He is alive. This is the beginning of an odd relationship.

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Selton Mello, Alessandra Negrini

Votes: 230

43. Tadjrebeh (1973)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The daily hard life of a kid working in a photo shop, and tries to get closer to the girl he like.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossein Yarmohammadi, Andre Govalovish, Parviz Naderi, Mostafa Tari

Votes: 435

44. Belle toujours (2006)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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38 years after their last encounter, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine in a concert. He follows her and sadistically takes out a slow and painful revenge.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 922 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Chand kilo khorma baraye marassem-e tadfin (2006)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Two desperate men watching a wrecked petrol station for goverment,whilst looking for their strange loves.

Director: Saman Salur | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Nader Fallah, Mohsen Namjoo, Mahmoud Nazaralian

Votes: 884

46. Fuyu no hi (2003)

39 min | Animation, Short

6.8
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A compilation of short animated clips on winter days in Japan

Directors: Mark Baker, Jacques Drouin, Taku Furukawa, Co Hoedeman, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Yôichi Kotabe, Yuri Norstein, Bretislav Pojar, Raoul Servais, Shinichi Suzuki, Isao Takahata, Koji Yamamura | Stars: Ryuta Kashiwagi, Kyôko Kishida, Noboru Mitani, Mutsumi Sasaki

Votes: 377

47. Crane World (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela, Roly Serrano

Votes: 908

48. The Last Dive (1992)

88 min | Drama

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Fabienne Babe, Canto e Castro, Francesca Prandi, Rita Blanco

Votes: 208

49. Nico Icon (1995)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Ofteringer | Stars: Nico, Tina Aumont, Christian Päffgen, Edith Boulogne

Votes: 617 | Gross: $0.21M

50. Ah! La libido (2009)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Four women, all journalists for the French daily "Libération", decide to have, over the course of a week-end, an experience with a male prostitute.

Director: Michèle Rosier | Stars: Audrey Dana, Claude Degliame, Sarah Grappin, Anna Mihalcea

Votes: 58


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