Movies I watched and rated (others)

by svipdag | created - 07 Jan 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

All movies neither from english-speaking countries nor from Germany I watched since I started to rate them. 5 Stars: Brilliant 4 Stars: Recommended to watch 3 Stars: Good 2 Stars: (Below) Average 1 Star: Not recommended to watch 0 Stars: Horrible

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1. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 11,676

5 Stars

2. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, go on epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 15,491

5 Stars

3. Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three stories about Shurik - a young student. He fights against criminals, falls in love, confuses apartments, passes exams - he lives after all.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Mikhail Pugovkin, Aleksei Smirnov, Vladimir Basov

Votes: 11,571

5 Stars

4. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)

107 min | Comedy

A determined priest and a Communist mayor develop a grudging friendship in spite of their official rivalry.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi, Franco Interlenghi

Votes: 3,878

5 Stars

5. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $0.04M

4 Stars

6. Little Miracles (1997)

PG | 106 min | Drama

Rosalía is a cashier at a supermarket. She lives alone, loves reading fairy tales and hides in a magic fantasy world in order to survive living in the real one. She thinks she is a fairy ... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Antonio Birabent, Mónica Galán, Julieta Ortega

Votes: 259

4 Stars

7. The Miser (1980)

125 min | Comedy

An incredible miser fights against the whole world to multiply his wealth.

Directors: Louis de Funès, Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Franck Cabot-David, Hervé Bellon, Georges Audoubert

Votes: 3,899

4 Stars

8. Two Is a Family (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A bachelor enjoys his sweet life on the French Riviera until a one-night stand tells him, he's dad to Gloria and leaves her with him. He moves to London with Gloria. Mom turns up 8 years later.

Director: Hugo Gélin | Stars: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Ashley Walters

Votes: 21,207

4 Stars

9. Brandvägg (2006)

170 min | Crime, Thriller

The plot revolves around an attempt to disable all the financial systems in the Western world by idealists who believe that it will change the world and correct its imbalances, notably the poverty in Africa.

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Marie Richardson, Lars Melin, Kerstin Andersson

Votes: 662

4 Stars

11. Leningrad (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olga Sutulova, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 4,372

4 Stars

12. Five Minarets in New York (2010)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with... See full summary »

Director: Mahsun Kirmizigül | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Danny Glover, Gina Gershon, Mahsun Kirmizigül

Votes: 14,375

4 Stars

13. Ashoka the Great (2001)

R | 176 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The epic tale of King Asoka's life is recounted here.

Director: Santosh Sivan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Hrishitaa Bhatt

Votes: 12,990 | Gross: $0.70M

4 Stars

14. Camille (2019)

90 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Camille Lepage, a French photojournalist who was killed at age 26 in the Central African Republic.

Director: Boris Lojkine | Stars: Nina Meurisse, Fiacre Bindala, Bruno Todeschini, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 168

3 Stars

15. Akte Grüninger (2014)

96 min | Drama, History, War

February 1939: Switzerland closes its borders to Jewish refugees. Hundreds of people continue crossing the border without a valid visa. An investigation is launched by the Chief of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Stefan Kurt, Maximilian Simonischek, Anatole Taubman, Helmut Förnbacher

Votes: 235

3 Stars

16. Vitus (2006)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Music

63 Metascore

A twelve-year-old piano prodigy who suffocates from his parent's big dreams for him decides to make his escape--and with the aid of his grandfather--chase his own dreams instead.

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins

Votes: 4,710 | Gross: $0.19M

3 Stars

17. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

73 Metascore

Matko and his son Zare live on the banks of the Danube river and get by through hustling and basically doing anything to make a living. In order to pay off a business debt Matko agrees to marry off Zare to the sister of a local gangster.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini

Votes: 49,708 | Gross: $0.35M

3 Stars

18. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 147,448 | Gross: $0.10M

3 Stars

19. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Western

65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 191,422 | Gross: $14.50M

3 Stars

20. Gotthard (2016– )

120 min | Drama

Switzerland, 1873. Men from all over Europe are flocking to a tiny village to work on the biggest and most spectacular construction site of modern times: the Gotthard tunnel! The town is ... See full summary »

Stars: Silvia Busuioc, Maxim Mehmet, Pasquale Aleardi, Miriam Stein

Votes: 222

3 Stars

21. This is Our Land (2017)

PG | 117 min | Drama

61 Metascore

An engaged but apolitical nurse gets involved in a far-right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France, it becomes about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the French.

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.01M

3 Stars

22. Princesas (2005)

109 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Candela Peña, Micaela Nevárez, Mariana Cordero, Llum Barrera

Votes: 4,770 | Gross: $0.03M

3 Stars

23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 205,678 | Gross: $10.10M

3 Stars

24. Lady Chatterley (2006)

R | 168 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis

Votes: 4,270 | Gross: $0.69M

3 Stars

25. I Am the Keeper (2014)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Goalie has just been released from prison after spending a year inside for keeping his mouth shut for his best buddy Ueli. He heads for his hometown of Schummertal, a small town where ... See full summary »

Director: Sabine Boss | Stars: Andreas Beutler, Michael Neuenschwander, Sonja Riesen, Marcus Signer

Votes: 388

2 Stars

26. Den 5:e kvinnan (2002)

229 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A florist is found strangled in the woods. Wallander has to track down the killer.

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Marie Richardson, Lars Melin, Christer Fant

Votes: 561

2 Stars

27. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 37,546 | Gross: $1.08M

2 Stars

29. A Heavenly Vintage (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

In 19th century France, a peasant winemaker endeavors to create the perfect vintage.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Patrice Valota, Vania Vilers

Votes: 800

2 Stars. Despite the original language being English, it's a french movie with a mostly french cast, so it's in this list.

30. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 733,886 | Gross: $13.18M

2 Stars

31. Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

Three lonely herdsmen starved of female companionship creates the girl of their dreams, from a broom, some straw and a few rags. The creation - Sennentuntschi, lives and breathe to cook, clean and look after the three.

Director: Michael Steiner | Stars: Roxane Mesquida, Nicholas Ofczarek, Andrea Zogg, Carlos Leal

Votes: 2,732

2 Stars

32. Behind the Blue Door (2016)

99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After a serious car accident, Lukasz discovers that the blue door in his new room leads to alternate reality.

Director: Mariusz Palej | Stars: Dominik Kowalczyk, Ewa Blaszczyk, Magdalena Niec, Michal Zebrowski

Votes: 619

2 Stars

33. Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)

145 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 12,180

2 Stars

34. The Page Turner (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

67 Metascore

After failing the audition to a prestigious music school because of the rude behavior of one of the testers, a girl takes revenge by gaining the trust of the same woman some years later and becoming indispensable for her.

Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet

Votes: 6,842 | Gross: $0.21M

2 Stars

35. Mario (I) (2018)

124 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Two young football players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Director: Marcel Gisler | Stars: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec, Jürg Plüss

Votes: 2,971

2 Stars

36. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 13,007 | Gross: $0.05M

1 Star

37. The Ornithologist (2016)

Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Paul Hamy, João Pedro Rodrigues, Xelo Cagiao, Han Wen

Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $0.05M

1 Star

38. Nessuno è perfetto (1981)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Guerrino, a prematurely widowed businessman, falls in love with Chantal, a former paratrooper in the German army who changed sex a few years earlier.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Ornella Muti, Renato Pozzetto, Felice Andreasi, Massimo Boldi

Votes: 223

1 Star

39. How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An ordinary clerk hires a gorgeous prostitute for one night. When that night is over, he doesn't want to let her go. She agrees to stay with him, but her boss wants her back.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Bernard Campan, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 6,403

1 Star

40. The Avenger (1962)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Director: Giorgio Venturini | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Carla Marlier, Mario Ferrari

Votes: 342

1 Star

41. Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)

105 min | Drama

Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt | Stars: Michèle Laroque, Amir Ben Abdelmoumen, Max von Sydow, Amira Casar

Votes: 1,443

1 Star

44. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 16,612 | Gross: $21.67M

0 Stars

45. The Dove and the Wolf (2019)

106 min | Drama

Displaced by the violence that swept their town, Paloma and Lobo survive trying to love each other. Through thirst, fear and nostalgia, Paloma wishes to go back home but Lobo lives tied to a memory that stops him from returning.

Director: Carlos Lenin | Stars: Paloma Petra, Armando Hernandez, Mónica Del Carmen, Pablo Mendoza

Votes: 25

0 Stars



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