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1. 1/2 Mensch (1986)

48 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A visual documentary of Einstuerzende Neubauten, the German underground band, by Japanese cult director Sogo Ishii, made during their 1985 tour of Japan. The band makes an elaborate and ... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii | Stars: Einstürzende Neubauten, Blixa Bargeld, Mark Chung, FM Einheit

Votes: 239

2. Proshchanie (1983)

121 min | Drama

7.4
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Matyora is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. The existence of the village is threatened with flooding by the construction of a dam. This is the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Stefaniya Stanyuta, Lev Durov, Aleksey Petrenko, Leonid Kryuk

Votes: 415

3. Bunker Palace Hôtel (1989)

95 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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In an imaginary dictature of a futuristic world, rebellion has broken out. The men in power scramble to the Bunker Palace Hotel, a bunker built long ago for just this kind of contingency. ... See full summary »

Director: Enki Bilal | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Carole Bouquet, Maria Schneider, Roger Dumas

Votes: 690

4. Non-Stop (1996)

82 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

7.1
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56 Metascore

A salaryman, a drug addict and a yakuza go on a breathless three man chase through the streets of Tokyo, each for a different reason and fighting demons.

Director: SABU | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Diamond Yukai, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Akaji Maro

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Turksib (1929)

57 min | Documentary

7.2
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Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia... See full summary »

Director: Victor A. Turin

Votes: 246

6. Beauty and the Beast (1978)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In this gothic rendition of the classic fairy tale, a merchant's youngest daughter is held prisoner by a mysterious winged beast.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Zdena Studenková, Vlastimil Harapes, Václav Voska, Jana Brejchová

Votes: 740

7. Az ötödik pecsét (1976)

116 min | Drama, War

8.8
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In Budapest in 1944, a watchmaker, a book seller and a carpenter are drinking in a bar with the owner,when they are joined by a stranger. The watchmaker asks a hypothetical question that will change their lives.

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Lajos Öze, László Márkus, Ferenc Bencze, Sándor Horváth

Votes: 2,435

8. I Knew Her Well (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.7
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Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Joachim Fuchsberger

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 682

10. The Red Tent (1969)

G | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi

Votes: 1,472

11. Carriage to Vienna (1966)

78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate.

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Jaromír Hanzlík, Ludek Munzar, Vladimír Ptácek

Votes: 475

12. Alpine Climbers (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Up in the Swiss Alps, Mickey Mouse tangles with a mother eagle, Donald Duck scraps with an edelweiss-stealing goat and Pluto gets inebriated with a St. Bernard.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 669

13. Joseph Kilian (1963)

38 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A man borrows a cat and when he goes back to return it, the place where he got it is no longer there. He begins his search.

Directors: Pavel Jurácek, Jan Schmidt | Stars: Pavel Bartl, Pavel Silhánek, Stanislav Michler, Consuela Morávková

Votes: 274

14. Kivski Freski (1966)

13 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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A short from Sergei Parajanov which combines various unused footage from his other films.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Tengiz Archvadze, Vladimir Artman, Alexandr Kotchekov

Votes: 136

15. Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.6
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Mickey, Donald and Goofy are fire fighters. As you might expect, their attempts at fighting a boarding house fire are not particularly effective. They hear Clarabelle singing in the bathtub... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Elvia Allman, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 767

16. Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

Approved | 99 min

6.9
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After learning how to look inside himself, a poetic bum sells people vivid dreams.

Director: Hans Richter | Stars: Jack Bittner, Libby Holman, Josh White, Norman Cazanjian

Votes: 654

17. Monday (I) (2000)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.4
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A simple funeral turns a man's world topsy turvy.

Director: SABU | Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Ren Osugi, Masanobu Andô

Votes: 1,907

18. Údolí vcel (1968)

97 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Ondrej, a young boy who loves bees and bats, is introduced to his new mother, a woman much younger than his father. He brings her a basketful of flowers which she starts to throw in the air... See full summary »

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatíková, Zdenek Kryzánek

Votes: 1,123

19. Taira Clan Saga (1955)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan. But because the high courtiers dislike career ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Narutoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 725

20. Gishiki (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

Votes: 680

21. I Take These Truths (1994)

35 min | Short

6.3
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An experimental film by Stan Brakhage combining flashing lights and colors.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 117

22. Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992)

20 min | Short

6.0
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An experimental short by Stan Brakhage which overlaps various footage, focusing on rocks and ice boulders, with colors and lights.

Director: Stan Brakhage

Votes: 147

23. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Four bored ghosts in a haunted house who've scared everyone away call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,335

24. Shen nu (1934)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama

7.8
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Street walker by night, devoted mother by day, a woman fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China.

Director: Yonggang Wu | Stars: Lingyu Ruan, Tian Jian, Zhizhi Zhang, Keng Li

Votes: 1,326

25. Yama no oto (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

8.0
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An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,150

26. The Struggle for Survival (1937)

14 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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A black and white short from Jean Painlevé which explores the concept of populations and their interdependence on one another for survival.

Director: Jean Painlevé

Votes: 135

27. Crossroads (1976)

36 min | Short

7.2
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The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion, shown from 27 different angles, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 195

28. Putney Swope (1969)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.0
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Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell

Votes: 2,256

29. Carne (1991)

40 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.4
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After a dreadful incident coupled with an ungovernable paroxysm of violence, a butcher will fall into a downward spiral that will burn to the ground whatever dignity still remained in him.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Marie Berto

Votes: 4,773

30. Allures (1961)

8 min | Short

7.0
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An experimental short film by Jordan Belson which combines various colors and shapes.

Director: Jordan Belson

Votes: 289

31. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)

124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Tadeusz Kondrat, Irena Orska, Halina Kowalska

Votes: 2,355

32. Un homme qui dort (1974)

77 min | Drama

8.2
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A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

Director: Bernard Queysanne | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Ludmila Mikaël

Votes: 1,839

33. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 5,647

34. Letter Never Sent (1960)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Four geologists search for diamonds in the wilderness of Siberia.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylova, Vasiliy Livanov, Evgeniy Urbanskiy

Votes: 2,228

35. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 1,558

36. 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: 3,852

37. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 2,417

38. Welt am Draht (1973– )

Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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76 Metascore

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

Votes: 4,115

39. Faust (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,434 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Ruka (1965)

18 min | Animation, Short, Horror

8.0
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant.... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Trnka

Votes: 1,213

41. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 1,532

42. Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval Czechoslovakia - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Josef Kemr, Magda Vásáryová, Nada Hejna, Jaroslav Moucka

Votes: 3,294

43. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and a alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 4,499

44. Il Sorpasso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudio Gora

Votes: 6,848

45. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,634

46. Permanent Vacation (1980)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

A young man wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Chris Parker, Leila Gastil, John Lurie, Richard Boes

Votes: 6,664

47. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 1,922

48. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

65 min | Drama, History

7.6
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A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier

Votes: 3,360

49. Anemic Cinema (1926)

7 min | Short

6.1
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A spiral design spins dizzily. It's replaced by a spinning disk. These two continue in perfect alternation until the end: a spiral design, a disk. Each disk is labelled and can be read as ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 1,302

50. Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (1965)

182 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell.

Director: Wojciech Has | Stars: Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Gustaw Holoubek

Votes: 3,929 | Gross: $0.12M