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1. Habibi Rasak Kharban (2011)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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'Habibi Rasak Kharban' (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza. The film is a modern re-telling of the famous ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Youssef | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Kais Nashif, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Amer Khalil

Votes: 101

2. Sahkanaga (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Mystery

6.6
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A teenager in rural Georgia stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in the woods, and the fabric of his life unravels as he suffers the secret.

Director: John Henry Summerour | Stars: Trevor Neuhoff, Kristin Rievley, Jace Flatt, Charles Patterson

Votes: 79

3. La Playa D.C. (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger... See full summary »

Director: Juan Andrés Arango Garcia | Stars: Luis Carlos Guevara, Jamés Solís, Andrés Murillo, Einer Cotés

Votes: 296

4. Kauwboy (2012)

81 min | Drama

7.2
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A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen.

Director: Boudewijn Koole | Stars: Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Cahit Ölmez, Susan Radder

Votes: 1,881

5. Die Vermissten (2012)

88 min | Drama

5.4
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All of a sudden, 16-year-old Martha vanishes. Her father Lothar, who for years has had no contact with her or his ex-wife, sets off unwilling to find her. He soon realises other young ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Speckenbach | Stars: André Hennicke, Luzie Ahrens, Sandra Borgmann, Sylvana Krappatsch

Votes: 153

6. Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is... See full summary »

Director: Szabolcs Hajdu | Stars: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Oana Pellea, Razvan Vasilescu, Andi Vasluianu

Votes: 1,551

7. The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012)

103 min | Drama

6.1
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Two different mothers in two different worlds. The first one from comes from the western world, lives in France and after a tragic lost of her child is trying to continue living and find ... See full summary »

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska | Stars: Victoria Abril, Labina Mitevska, Jean-Marie Galey, Arben Bajraktaraj

Votes: 87

8. Bel Ami (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.4
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42 Metascore

A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.

Directors: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci

Votes: 16,413 | Gross: $0.12M

9. Abrir puertas y ventanas (2011)

99 min | Drama

6.1
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Portrait of everyday life of Marina, Sofia and Violeta, three sisters living in Buenos Aires his grandmother's house, the woman who raised her, after she has died.

Director: Milagros Mumenthaler | Stars: María Canale, Martina Juncadella, Ailín Salas, Julián Tello

Votes: 542

10. Angelinho (2011)

5 min | Animation, Short, Action

5.5
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Angelinho is a cautious Guardian Angel... a bit too cautious. His best efforts only make the thrill-happy cyclist, for whom he is responsible, more and more adventurous. As the boy shifts ... See full summary »

Director: Maryna Shchipak

Votes: 6

11. Araya (1959)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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73 Metascore

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf | Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 480

12. Without (I) (2011)

88 min | Drama

6.5
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On a remote wooded island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an old man in a vegetative state. Her isolated routine devolves into a struggle with sexuality, guilt and loss.

Director: Mark Jackson | Stars: Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier, Bruce Bundy, Kristine Haruna Lee

Votes: 160

13. Avalon (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Petersén | Stars: Johannes Brost, Peter Carlberg, Léonore Ekstrand, Charlotte Wandt

Votes: 1,085

14. Kid-Thing (2012)

83 min | Drama

6.4
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58 Metascore

Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action.

Director: David Zellner | Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Nathan Zellner, David Wingo, Zack Carlson

Votes: 387

15. Damned (2011)

8 min | Short

6.6
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Feeling unappreciated, Humphrey the beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realize his biggest dream, endangering his friends, his home and eventually his own life.

Director: Richard Phelan

Votes: 25

16. Electrick Children (2012)

R | 96 min | Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby.

Director: Rebecca Thomas | Stars: Julia Garner, Liam Aiken, Billy Zane, Cynthia Watros

Votes: 5,057

17. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.36M

18. Fin décembre (2010)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Aicha lives in a remote Tunisian mountain top village and dreams of a better life. After promising her the world, her boyfriend disappears and leaves her in a state of confusion and despair... See full summary »

Director: Moez Kamoun | Stars: Hend El Fahem, Lotfi Bondka, Lotfi Abdelli, Helmi Dridi

Votes: 16

19. Francine (2012)

74 min | Drama

5.8
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65 Metascore

Ex-con Francine has difficulty adjusting to life in a small lakeside town until she begins working with animals, though she finds herself growing increasingly isolated from the community and embracing forms of anti-social behavior.

Directors: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky | Stars: Melissa Leo, Victoria Charkut, Dave Clark, Keith Leonard

Votes: 190

20. Gray: Live at the New Museum (2011)

74 min | Documentary, Music

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Jean-Michel Basquiat's early 80's art/noise band Gray, with original members Michael Holman and Nick Taylor, mount a performance at New York City's New Museum that captures the band's original, avant garde spirit and vision.

Director: Michael Holman | Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Fab 5 Freddy, Vincent Gallo, Michael Holman

21. Margarita (2009)

14 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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A young princess, who will leave behind her extraordinary life to follow her own dream; a journey full of hopes and dreams for all those brave people who wants to follow their own star.

Director: Alex Cervantes

Votes: 29

22. Matière Grise (2011)

110 min | Drama

6.4
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Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 36

23. Death for Sale (2011)

117 min | Drama

6.4
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In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically.

Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi | Stars: Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labied, Mouhcine Malzi, Imane El Mechrafi

Votes: 202

24. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 36,016 | Gross: $0.72M

25. El año del tigre (2011)

82 min | Drama

6.0
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A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Luis Dubó, Sergio Hernández, Viviana Herrera

Votes: 86

26. Chrzest (2010)

86 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Janek comes to Warsaw to become the godfather of his good old friend's baby. During the week before the ceremony the lives of Janek, Michal and his wife Magda change dramatically as the men's criminal past haunts them mercilessly.

Director: Marcin Wrona | Stars: Wojciech Zielinski, Tomasz Schuchardt, Natalia Rybicka, Adam Woronowicz

Votes: 503

27. The Loneliest Planet (2011)

Not Rated | 113 min | Thriller

5.5
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76 Metascore

An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves.

Director: Julia Loktev | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzina Gujabidze, Tali Pitakhelauri

Votes: 3,404 | Gross: $0.13M

28. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.0
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 4,908

29. Oslo, 31. august (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 15,609 | Gross: $0.10M

30. Otelo Burning (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend, Tau Modise, they step into a world ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Blecher | Stars: Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba, Tshepang Mohlomi

Votes: 61

31. Labranza oculta (2010)

66 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

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Labranza oculta (The silent walls) is a documentary about those who build history behind walls of silence. The workers restoring the seventeenth-century Alabado House surprise and charm us ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriela Calvache

32. ¿Quién dijo miedo? (2010)

109 min | Documentary

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Katia Lara

Votes: 13

33. Ride of Passage (2012)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.2
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Tokis tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honor and respect. However, this rite of passage does not turn out as planned. With... See full summary »

Director: Christian Bøving-Andersen

Votes: 31

34. Sibila (2012)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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I remember the night when the history of my family changed. We received a phone call from Peru saying that my aunt Sibila was in prison accused of forming part of the Shining Path. I was ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Arredondo

Votes: 8

35. Sleepwalking Land (2007)

97 min | Drama

6.9
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In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Prata | Stars: Nick Lauro Teresa, Aladino Jasse, Ernesto Lemos Macuacua, Filimone Meigos

Votes: 139

36. Aujourd'hui (I) (2012)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 186

37. A Shadow of Blue (2012)

13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.0
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A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to make dreams come true. How determining can reality be, and how can fantasy unleash an unexpected freedom? Can a fragile world of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Lascano | Stars: Kalei Bernaldo De Quiroz, Rocio Gama, Veronika Janouchova, Dehlia McDonald

Votes: 87

38. Una noche (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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68 Metascore

In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Director: Lucy Mulloy | Stars: Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Javier Núñez Florián, María Adelaida Méndez Bonet

Votes: 1,633 | Gross: $0.07M

39. My Life to Live (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

8.1
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 21,109

40. Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Votes: 22,481

41. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 18,676 | Gross: $0.05M

42. A Long Journey (2011)

95 min | Documentary

5.7
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The true story of the director Lucia Murat's younger brother , Heitor, who is sent to London by his well to do family to avoid the possibility of joining his director/writer sister Ms. ... See full summary »

Director: Lúcia Murat | Star: Caio Blat

Votes: 95

43. The Nun (1966)

GP | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Bergé

Votes: 1,380

44. Band of Outsiders (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danièle Girard, Louisa Colpeyn

Votes: 18,438 | Gross: $0.04M

45. Death for Sale (2011)

117 min | Drama

6.4
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In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically.

Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi | Stars: Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labied, Mouhcine Malzi, Imane El Mechrafi

Votes: 202

46. Anna (1967 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Released in 1967, this was the first colour film made for French TV. The story is about a man obsessively looking for a woman he saw in a photograph.

Director: Pierre Koralnik | Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marianne Faithfull, Serge Gainsbourg

Votes: 285

47. Daca bobul nu moare (2010)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Two fathers, a Romanian searching for his daughter who was forced into prostitution in Kosovo, and a Serbian seeking the body of his son killed in a car accident in Romania, meet on the ... See full summary »

Director: Sinisa Dragin | Stars: Ioana Barbu, Alexandru Bindea, Franz Buchrieser, Dan Condurache

Votes: 160