Minimal Dialogue Movies

by mifunesamurai | created - 17 May 2011 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Movies with minimal dialogue to tell a story (no silent movies, well maybe one or two for very good reasons.) I'm sure there are more movies out there but I can't think of them at the moment. (Listed alphabetically.)

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1. Neco z Alenky (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 9,411

Surreal piece from the master of live-animation.

2. Alaska (1989)

45 min

7.3
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A slaughterhouse worker appears to be romantically involved with his boss's wife. They plan to leave the country together, but at the airport she waits for him in vain. Slowly but surely ... See full summary »

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Willem Nijholt, Maeve van der Steen, Coen van Vrijberghe de Coningh, Mauricio Rubinstein

Votes: 74

A little gem with hardly any dialogue.

3. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 65,670 | Gross: $6.26M

Silence in the great wide ocean... (thanks for the pick Marcus Mansukhani)

4. Another Forever (2016)

72 min | Drama

5.4
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You know the moment when your sorrow is so profound that you can't help but imagine yourself somewhere far away... this is the story of someone who did more than just imagine.

Director: Juan Zapata | Stars: Daniela Escobar, Marlon Moreno, Peter Ketnath, Barbara Scolaro

Votes: 323

A journey through love, loss and rediscovery...

5. Ariel (1988)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpää, Eetu Hilkamo

Votes: 4,775

Aki Kaurismäki is a director who doesn't like his characters talking too much.

6. Atlantis (I) (1991)

78 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Atmospheric soundtrack follows this compilation of nature footage that focuses on the Atlantic ocean and various life forms that live, mate and die in it.

Director: Luc Besson

Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $0.14M

Besson underwater.

7. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 53,404

Somehow Malick's films do have plenty of dialogue, but they seem to be minimal because his style of shooting lends itself to the long landscape shots his characters are caught up in.

8. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

7.7
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An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 14,201 | Gross: $31.75M

No talking animals here (thanks for pick, Rick Baer).

9. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,772

Ballard understands nature and the language of silence it speaks.

10. Snow White (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 8,672 | Gross: $0.28M

Who needs sound in this day and age when you have creative filmmakers who can tell a story visually...

11. The Brown Bunny (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

5.0
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51 Metascore

Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Elizabeth Blake

Votes: 12,294 | Gross: $0.37M

Gallo doesn't need to say much.

12. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Votes: 438,660 | Gross: $233.63M

Hanks in a silent world of survival. Thanks junaidmeo189.

13. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 6,112

A visual poem about a poet's life full of stunning framing compositions and art direction, but let down by the lack of mood lighting...

14. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world ... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,102 | Gross: $0.08M

Anh Hung Tran is a master in telling his stories with stunning images.

15. Un Flic (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 5,990 | Gross: $0.05M

The silent heist. Melville is the king of minimal dialogue.

16. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Elizabeth Bourgine

Votes: 7,776 | Gross: $1.67M

Great use of dialogue without being too obvious in the underlying art of emotional suppression of love & lust!

17. Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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In a post-apocalyptic future where no one is able to speak, the few remaining humans fight over resources in order to survive.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Pierre Jolivet, Jean Bouise, Jean Reno, Fritz Wepper

Votes: 4,785

Amazing debut from Besson.

18. $ (1971)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Fröbe, Robert Webber

Votes: 1,887

Caper films are perfect for minimal dialogue and Brooks has fun with this.

19. The Driver (1978)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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A getaway driver becomes the latest assignment for a tenacious detective.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ronee Blakley

Votes: 11,040 | Gross: $4.91M

Walter Hill's action thriller masterpiece where the driving does all the talking...

20. Elephant (2003)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson

Votes: 76,072 | Gross: $1.23M

The kids are not alright (thanks for the pick Evita Geradts).

21. Fu sheng (1996)

95 min | Comedy

7.0
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An aging Hong Kong couple move to Australia with their two youngest sons. They stay with a daughter who has already begun a successful career. Meanwhile their eldest daughter lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Clara Law | Stars: Annette Shun Wah, Annie Yip, Anthony Brandon Wong, Edwin Pang

Votes: 244

It has some dialogue but a string of strong images are constructed to tell a powerful story of searching for a place to call home; hence the title.

22. I Fidanzati (1963)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

7.8
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In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department. His impending absence strains his ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Anna Canzi, Carlo Cabrini

Votes: 1,332

Another human observational classic from Olmi.

23. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,108 | Gross: $0.24M

The desert is a silent world. (Thanks for the reminder phil-253.)

24. Ekspres, Ekspres (1995)

76 min

7.0
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After his father's death, a young man (Gregor Bakovic) uses the black mourning flag and sews himself a pair of trousers. He then takes a train trip and meets a variety of bizarre characters... See full summary »

Director: Igor Sterk | Stars: Gregor Bakovic, Barbara Cerar, Istok Alidic, Ivo Barisic

Votes: 205

Delightful piece of cinema story telling.

25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 563,636 | Gross: $6.10M

It's all about the stares. (thanks featherwind)

26. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 41,199 | Gross: $3.83M

Brilliant use of black and white in a creative 4:3 frame, and the story itself is also unique without having to use too many words...

27. L'illusionniste (2010)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Director: Sylvain Chomet | Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil, Raymond Mearns

Votes: 30,367 | Gross: $2.23M

Tati in animation form is a real treat...

28. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Not Rated | 201 min | Drama

8.0
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $0.02M

As picked by Listener Canon Hernandez...

29. Ju Dou (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »

Directors: Yimou Zhang, Fengliang Yang | Stars: Li Gong, Wei Li, Baotian Li, Ma Chong

Votes: 6,356 | Gross: $1.99M

Erotic images.

30. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,511 | Gross: $1.72M

Okay, it's just music, but with 90 minutes of pure intense images of beauty and destruction.

31. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.1
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 10,181 | Gross: $0.09M

Classic silent movie but without those dialogue cards!

32. Life on a String (1991)

110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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A blind man's master told him that after he has broken 1000 strings on his Banjo, he can open the Banjo to get a script for his eyes. After 60 years he broke the 1000th string...

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Zhongyuan Liu, Lei Huang, Qing Xu, Ling Ma

Votes: 510

For some reason I can't remember too much dialogue in this but only recall strong images...

33. The Long Day Closes (1992)

PG | 85 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.16M

Terence Davis knows how to tell a story without being too loud.

34. Los Muertos (2004)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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81 Metascore

Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter, who lives in a swampy and remote area. To get ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Argentino Vargas, Francisco Dornez, Yolanda Galarza, Víctor Varela

Votes: 916

Another pick from Lucas Vinicius...

35. Night of Fear (1972)

54 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Insane sadistic hermit stalks and captures those who get lost in his part of the woods. A young woman whose car broke down is about to find out what he does with them next.

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Mike Dorsey, Briony Behets

Votes: 262

What I admire about this film is the lack of dialogue, so there was no Aussie twang to cringe about. The effective campy horror suspense music with the wild and sometimes abstract editing made this silly slasher more engrossing...

36. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.2
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from prison.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 14,021

Bresson, the master cinema story teller.

37. Meek's Cutoff (2010)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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85 Metascore

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, Will Patton

Votes: 9,467 | Gross: $0.98M

As recommended by phil-253 and worth the viewing...

38. Millennium Mambo (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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73 Metascore

Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao. She's young, lovely, and aimless. He's a slacker. Cigarettes and ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan, Jun Takeuchi

Votes: 3,627 | Gross: $0.01M

Hsiao-Hsien Hou seems to be a director of few words...

39. Moebiuseu (2013)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Yeong-ju Seo, Eun-woo Lee, Jae-hong Kim

Votes: 3,818

Cheeky non-dialouge film from Kim Ki-duk (thanks for the pick kdp90125)

40. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy

7.9
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 15,171

I can't put all of Jacques Tati films, but this is at the top of my list.

41. Mute Witness (1995)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 4,699 | Gross: $1.20M

And mute it shall remain...

42. The Naked Island (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.3
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Shinji Tanaka, Masanori Horimoto

Votes: 3,851

A Shindo classic with no dialogue (thanks for the pick @Ivan Pančetović)

43. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,691 | Gross: $29.60M

Superb observation on human verses nature.

44. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.5
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80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 244,773 | Gross: $5.32M

Just the opening scene is a classic.

45. Il Posto (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.1
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A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Sandro Panseri, Loredana Detto, Tullio Kezich, Mara Revel

Votes: 3,325 | Gross: $0.01M

The life of a young simple postman beautifully captured by Olmi.

46. Quest for Fire (1981)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong

Votes: 17,816 | Gross: $20.96M

Nice to see that there was no dialogue used in this, cause there really wasn't any back then.

47. Hong gao liang (1988)

91 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Wen Jiang, Rujun Ten, Ji Liu

Votes: 6,398

Zhang Yimou at his finest.

48. Davandeh (1984)

94 min | Drama

7.9
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After enrolling in a school, an impoverished boy finds conflict with his classmates and decides to compete to earn their respect.

Director: Amir Naderi | Stars: Abbas Nazeri, Madjid Niroumand, Musa Torkizadeh

Votes: 1,149

The life of an Iranian street kid caught by the visual beauty of storytelling.

49. Samson and Delilah (2009)

101 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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71 Metascore

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson, Scott Thornton

Votes: 2,817

Powerful, depressing but rewarding...

50. The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (1993)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A boy born the size of a small doll is kidnapped by a genetic lab and must find a way back to his father in this inventive adventure filmed using stop motion animation techniques. Tom meets... See full summary »

Director: Dave Borthwick | Stars: Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham, John Schofield

Votes: 1,282 | Gross: $0.07M

A dark silent world.

51. Sidewalk Stories (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy

7.2
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Nearly silent comedy filmed in black and white follows a street artist (Charles Lane), who rescues a baby after her father was murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lane | Stars: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern, Edwin Anthony

Votes: 244 | Gross: $0.13M

A homage to Chaplin.

52. The Silence (1963)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Håkan Jahnberg

Votes: 13,711

Bergman does just that.

53. Silent Movie (1976)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar

Votes: 13,851 | Gross: $36.15M

Yes, its a silent movie, but made during the talkies, and made by Mel Brooks.

54. Sofie (1992)

146 min | Drama

6.8
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From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced,... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Karen-Lise Mynster, Erland Josephson, Ghita Nørby, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 184 | Gross: $0.29M

Ulmann follows in the steps of master filmmaker Bergman.

55. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 62,395

Images are enough.

56. Somewhere (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Erin Wasson

Votes: 38,527 | Gross: $1.77M

There is some dialogue, but not for plot purposes. All the emotions are emoted through the strong images.

57. Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1989)

93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Brother and sister endure alone together in a post-apocalyptic Outback until the sudden arrival of a stranger.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Michael Lake, Melissa Davis, Norman Boyd, Rhys Davis

Votes: 285

Proyas' dark silent world in outback Australia...

58. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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52 Metascore

A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.

Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook | Stars: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet

Votes: 51,605 | Gross: $73.28M

Interesting pick by @Mounir Maged Youssef.

59. The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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In the 20's, Ruby Rose lives alone with her husband Henry and their stepson Gem in the cold mountains of in Tasmania, Australia. While Henry hunts with Gem, Ruby stays at home missing her ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Scholes | Stars: Melita Jurisic, Chris Haywood, Rod Zuanic, Martyn Sanderson

Votes: 69

In the amazing haunting mind of Ruby Rose.

60. Themroc (1973)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, this is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave.

Director: Claude Faraldo | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Béatrice Romand, Marilù Tolo, Francesca Romana Coluzzi

Votes: 1,205

Brilliant social satire with more grunting than dialogue.

61. Three Monkeys (2008)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

A family suffers from a major communication breakdown during their struggle to get through their hardships.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Yavuz Bingöl, Hatice Aslan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Ercan Kesal

Votes: 15,781 | Gross: $0.04M

Very slow moving but effective with some brilliant cinematic moments...

62. Plemya (2014)

Unrated | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'.

Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi | Stars: Hryhoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Oleksandr Dsiadevych

Votes: 8,351 | Gross: $0.15M

A silent and harsh world for our deaf mute (thanks for the pick Lucas Vinicius)...

63. A torinói ló (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 11,972 | Gross: $0.05M

Chosen by @Ivan Pančetović.

64. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 485,886 | Gross: $56.95M

Kubrick challenges the mind.

65. Under the Skin (I) (2013)

R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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78 Metascore

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell

Votes: 100,888 | Gross: $2.61M

A wonderful strange trip, but thanks for the pick @Marko Konfic...

66. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 19,051

Roeg's stunning photography of the barren Aussie landscape

67. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.4
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95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 819,113 | Gross: $223.81M

The perfect example of modern day filmmaking without too much words. (Thanks for the pick, Caldlow.)

68. Youchai (1995)

102 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Jianjun He | Stars: Jue Chen, Yuanzheng Feng, Zhixing Ge, Jianxin Huang

Votes: 124

Chinese filmmaker's are masters of minimal dialogue.