Best film per country (no order)

by salvadoras | created - 28 Jun 2012 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

It only includes feature films because documentaries, animations and short length are different categories and can't be compared all together. I would be thankful if someone could help me find these countries that have, at least, one feature film: Monaco, Qatar, Northern Mariana Islands, St Martin, Reunion, Mayotte and Western Sahara.

*I'm not referring to: St Helena, Cocos Islands, Christmas Island, San Marino, Guernsey, Jersey, Niue, Tokelau, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Dominica, Anguilla, Montserrat, St Barthelemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, Bonaire, St Eustatius, Saba and Falkland Islands, because they don't have feature film at all. The same goes for Former North Yemen and Former South Yemen.

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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 778,908 | Gross: $6.21M

UK (consisting of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

2. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 163,957 | Gross: $25.01M

Ireland

3. The Sea (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something...

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Gunnar Eyjólfsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Hélène de Fougerolles, Kristbjörg Kjeld

Votes: 1,653 | Gross: $0.06M

Iceland

4. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

88 Metascore

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 172,980

Sweden

5. The Promise (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 7,541 | Gross: $0.45M

Belgium

6. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 59,029 | Gross: $1.90M

Austria

7. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 164,795 | Gross: $1.24M

Germany (aka United Germany that means until 1948 and after 1990)

8. Talk to Her (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

86 Metascore

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling

Votes: 108,024 | Gross: $9.28M

Spain

9. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 153,595 | Gross: $0.33M

Italy

10. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,673

Greece

11. The Wall (1983)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Nicolas Hossein

Votes: 3,980

Turkey

12. Time of the Gypsies (1988)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic

Votes: 28,908 | Gross: $0.28M

Former Yugoslavia (that means until 1991 consisting of Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina)

13. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

A group of Serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Votes: 56,477 | Gross: $0.17M

Former Serbia and Montenegro (aka Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. I'm referring to the country after the split of Yugoslavia consisting of Serbia and Montenegro only -1992 to 2005- because Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and North Macedonia were separated)

14. Before the Rain (1994)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

Three interconnected stories of love under the threat of civil war in Macedonia and London.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Josif Josifovski

Votes: 14,289 | Gross: $0.76M

North Macedonia (that means after 1991)

15. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller

97 Metascore

In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 54,868 | Gross: $0.05M

Former Soviet Union (that means until 1992 consisting of 15 soviet countries -Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan-)

16. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

82 Metascore

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 43,838 | Gross: $0.50M

Russia (that means after 1992)

17. Vodka Lemon (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan Franek, Ruzan Mesropyan

Votes: 1,983 | Gross: $0.06M

Armenia (that means after 1992)

18. Himalaya (1999)

108 min | Drama

73 Metascore

An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Valli, Michel Debats | Stars: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Wangel

Votes: 5,220 | Gross: $2.48M

Nepal

19. The Cup (1999)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

70 Metascore

While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. Its atmosphere of serene contemplation is somewhat ... See full summary »

Director: Khyentse Norbu | Stars: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor

Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $1.07M

Bhutan

20. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

94 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 258,976 | Gross: $128.08M

Taiwan

21. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping-Lam, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 133,679 | Gross: $2.73M

Hong Kong

22. Land of Sorrows (1973)

102 min | War

This film, shot on location in the early 1970's, including scenes of the actual shelling and evacuation of the city of Hue, contains the only extant Cinemascope footage of Vietnam taken during this time.

Director: Thúc Can Hà | Stars: Hop Bich, Nguyen Dot Luu, Loc Thanh, Cong Son Trinh

Votes: 38

Former South Vietnam (that means 1954 until 1976). *From 1954 to 1976 Vietnam was separated into North and South. Imdb considers the former South Vietnamese productions (before 1976) as Vietnam and it only separates North Vietnam. That's why this film is credited here as Vietnam.

23. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

A boy is raised by a Buddhist monk in an isolated floating temple where the years pass like the seasons.

Director: Kim Ki-duk | Stars: Kim Ki-duk, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim, Kim Young-min

Votes: 79,462 | Gross: $2.38M

South Korea (that means after 1948)

24. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 325,342 | Gross: $0.27M

Japan

25. The Dupes (1972)

107 min | Drama

Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport... See full summary »

Director: Tewfik Saleh | Stars: Mohamed Kheir-Halouani, Abderrahman Alrahy, Abdul Rahman Al Rashi, Bassan Lofti Abou-Ghazala

Votes: 302

Syria

26. Cairo Station (1958)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama

A newspaper salesman at the train station in Cairo develops an unhealthy obsession with a woman who sells refreshments.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rustum, Youssef Chahine, Hassan el Baroudi

Votes: 3,874

Egypt

27. Harvest: 3,000 Years (1975)

150 min | Drama

In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kasu Asfaw, Gebru Kasa, Worke Kasa, Melaku Makonen

Votes: 170

Ethiopia

28. Sambizanga (1972)

102 min | Drama

Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Maldoror | Stars: Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M'Vondo, Dino Abelino

Votes: 226

Angola

29. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 53,841 | Gross: $30.03M

Botswana

30. Life Is Rosy (1987)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kourou comes from a village to Kinshasa, Zaire's capital and the center of World Beat; music is in his heart and he has big dreams. Right away he gets a job as a domestic for Mamou, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Lamy, Mweze Ngangura | Stars: Papa Wemba, Bibi Krubwa, Landu Nzunzimbu Matshia, Kanko Kasongo

Votes: 165

Democratic Republic of the Congo (aka Zaire or Congo-Kinshasa)

31. Tilaï (1990)

81 min | Drama, Romance

Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken ... See full summary »

Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Ina Cissé, Roukietou Barry, Assane Ouédraogo

Votes: 571

Burkina Faso

32. Destiny (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two young high school boys, Manga and Sory, are gay and in love in Guinea. This is their story.

Director: Muhammad Camara | Stars: Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara, Muhammad Camara, Koumba Diakite

Votes: 150

Guinea

33. Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

98 min | Drama, War

45 Metascore

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in the West African Country Liberia.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Christophe Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Joseph Duo, Dagbeth Tweh

Votes: 3,328

Liberia

34. Sankofa (1993)

125 min | Drama

A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and ... See full summary »

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Kofi Ghanaba, Oyafunmike Ogunlano, Alexandra Duah, Nick Medley

Votes: 553 | Gross: $2.69M

Ghana

35. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 418,311 | Gross: $1.59M

USA

36. Pixote (1980)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 7,306

Brazil

37. Los Olvidados (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents lives a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 19,193

Mexico

38. Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969)

95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The real story about an illiterate murderer, educated in prison, where he reflects on his actions days before he died.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Nelson Villagra, Shenda Román, Marcelo Romo, Héctor Noguera

Votes: 980

Chile

39. Cronicas (2004)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Leonor Watling, Damián Alcázar

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $0.30M

Ecuador

40. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 5,860

Jamaica

41. Mapantsula (1988)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose between individual gain and a united stand ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Schmitz | Stars: Thomas Mogotlane, Marcel van Heerden, Thembi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe

Votes: 167

South Africa

42. The Rape of Aphrodite (1985)

150 min | Drama

The story of the Cyprus' turbulent recent history using the device of a desperate man, Evagoras (Costas Timvios), who returns to the island after years of absence to look for his wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Pantzis | Stars: Costas Tymvios, Thalia Argyriou, Ilias Aletras, Spyros Stavrinidis

Votes: 20

Cyprus

43. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime

55 Metascore

A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Mounïm Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra

Votes: 2,660

Morocco

44. The Blood of Hussain (1980)

112 min | Drama

A dramatic depiction of the life of Hussain, with allegorical references to the history of the Prophet Muhammad and his descendants. It is prophesied that Young Hussain will one day lead ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Salmaan Peerzada, Kika Markham, Durriya Kazi, Kabuli Baba

Votes: 103

Pakistan

45. Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)

TV-14 | 125 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8