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1. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 39,035 | Gross: $1.50M

2. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A French 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: 57,484 | Gross: $0.34M

3. En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014)

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

7.0
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81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, 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: 13,643 | Gross: $0.22M

4. Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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76 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: 15,154 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Batalla en el cielo (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: 5,424 | Gross: $0.07M

6. 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: 1,171 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Little Joe (2019)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Emily Beecham, Kerry Fox, David Wilmot

8. Import Export (2007)

141 min | Drama

7.1
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A nurse from the 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: 4,855

9. Szép napok (2002)

99 min | Drama

5.6
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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: 530

10. Dau (2019)

330 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

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

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

11. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,369

12. Hundstage (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,482 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009)

Not Rated | 95 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: 2,163 | Gross: $0.18M

14. Delta (2008)

92 min | Drama

6.4
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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: 1,424

15. 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: 2,804 | Gross: $0.01M

16. 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: 3,256 | Gross: $0.15M

17. Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2018)

Drama, History, Thriller | Post-production

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

18. 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: 489

19. Hotel (2004)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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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, Rosa Waissnix

Votes: 1,297

20. Nói albinói (2003)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 8,527 | Gross: $0.06M

21. 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: 1,634 | Gross: $0.68M

22. Suzhou he (2000)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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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: 3,617 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Metéora (2012)

82 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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, Tamila Koulieva, Giorgos Karakantas, Dimitris Hristidis

Votes: 562

24. Lovely Rita (2001)

79 min | Drama

6.0
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Rita is an outcast teenager in suburban Austria, misunderstood both at school, where she's disdained by classmates, and at home, where her staunchly religious mother and temperamental ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 409

25. Alberi (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Michelangelo Frammartino

Votes: 25

26. Zarin (2005)

20 min | Short

8.2
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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: 52


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