Alienation, Despair, Loneliness, Emptiness, Isolation...

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1. Angel's Fall (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Tülin Özen, Budak Akalin, Musa Karagöz, Engin Dogan

Votes: 939

2. Je Tu Il Elle (1974)

86 min | Drama

'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion

Votes: 1,898

3. The Turin Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

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: 15,938 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Fengler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Lilith Ungerer, Kurt Raab, Lilo Pempeit, Franz Maron

Votes: 2,382

5. Still Life (1974)

93 min | Drama

For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari (Zadour Bonyadi) has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle ... See full summary »

Directors: Houshang Baharlou, Morteza Momayyez, Sohrab Shahid Saless | Stars: Zadour Bonyadi, Mohammed Kani, Hibibollah Safarian, Habib Safaryan

Votes: 833

6. Tagebuch eines Liebenden (1977)

92 min | Drama

A lonely 30 year old man works as a butcher at a supermarket. His ability to communicate is limited. His girlfriend has left him after a fight. From time to time his mother visits him.

Director: Sohrab Shahid Saless | Stars: Klaus Salge, Ingeborg Ziemendorf, Robert Dietl, Eva Manhardt

Votes: 56

7. Crimson Gold (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 4,413 | Gross: $0.15M

8. The Hole (1998)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kuei-Mei Yang, Kang-sheng Lee, Tien Miao, Hui-Chin Lin

Votes: 3,422

9. Vive L'Amour (1994)

R | 118 min | Drama

Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment used for sexual trysts.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Chao-jung Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 3,497

10. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 414,749 | Gross: $44.59M

11. The River (1997)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young man develops severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river; his dysfunctional parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Tien Miao, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Ann Hui

Votes: 2,694

12. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 98 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 33,286 | Gross: $5.51M

13. Red Desert (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

Votes: 13,851

14. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 18,215 | Gross: $0.04M

15. L'Eclisse (1962)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 17,596

16. Rat-Trap (1982)

121 min | Drama

The protagonist is trapped within himself and is unable to comprehend the changes taking place around him.

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Stars: Jalaja, Karamana Janardanan Nair, Rajam K. Nair, Mavelikara Ramachandran

Votes: 462

17. The Fire Within (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Depressed Alain Leroy leaves the clinic where he was detoxified. He meets friends, acquaintances and women, trying to find a reason to continue living. Will this help him?

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Votes: 8,385

18. The Other Side of Underneath (1972)

133 min | Drama

Jane Arden's surreal take on a group of females in a therapy session.

Director: Jane Arden | Stars: Sheila Allen, Jane Arden, Jack Bond, Liz Danciger

Votes: 233

19. Waiting for Happiness (2002)

90 min | Drama, Music

The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed, Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda

Votes: 938 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 23,464 | Gross: $0.31M

21. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 16,437

22. The Seventh Continent (1989)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 13,211

23. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Thriller

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 17,383

24. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 7,479

25. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

A New Yorker's life is thrown into a tailspin when his younger cousin surprise-visits him, starting a strange, unpredictable adventure.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

Votes: 34,536 | Gross: $2.44M

26. Climates (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nazan Kesal, Mehmet Eryilmaz

Votes: 12,136 | Gross: $0.12M

27. Uzak (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 19,135 | Gross: $0.10M

28. The Silence (1963)

R | 96 min | Drama

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: 17,993

29. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 9,079

30. Three Days (1991)

75 min | Drama

In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together. But this is the only problem they do solve. All four ... See full summary »

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Rimma Latypova, Arunas Sakalauskas, Audrius Stonys

Votes: 605

31. The Corridor (1995)

85 min | Drama

The atmosphere of a corridor between yesterday and tomorrow, where many doors open into the unknown.

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Daiva Ksivickiene, Mantvydas Janeliunas, Viacheslav Amirhanian, Sharunas Bartas

Votes: 562

32. Guernsey (2005)

90 min | Drama

36 Metascore

When Anna witnesses the suicide of a woman her quiet life is thrown out of balance.

Director: Nanouk Leopold | Stars: Maria Kraakman, Fedja van Huêt, Johanna ter Steege, Frank Vercruyssen

Votes: 644

33. Winter Vacation (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

An ordinary village in Northern China, the last day of the winter vacation. Four idle, aimless adolescents gather at Zhou Zhixin's home, a friend who lives with his father, brother and ... See full summary »

Director: Hongqi Li | Stars: Jinfeng Bai, Lei Bao, Hui Wang, Ying Xie

Votes: 272

34. What Time Is It There? (2001)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Tien Miao

Votes: 4,584 | Gross: $0.19M

35. Wu Shan Yun Yu (1996)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

Mai Qiang is a 30-year old bachelor, withdrawn, with little in his life besides his job at an isolated signal station along the Yangtze River and his ink drawings he uses as toilet paper. ... See full summary »

Director: Ming Zhang | Stars: Xiu Jiang, Bing Li, Shengguo Wang, Wenqiang Wang

Votes: 140

36. Kairat (1992)

72 min | Drama

Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a young man is preparing to become a bus conductor. One day, in between wandering the city streets, and going to the movies, he makes the acquaintance of a female student.

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Talgat Assetov, Samat Beysenbin, Baljan Bisembekova, Indira Jeksembaeva

Votes: 261

37. Meeuwen sterven in de haven (1955)

94 min | Drama

A pessimistic urban drama, with a musical score by Jack Sels and Max Damasse, charts in strongly expressionistically lit black-and-white images the wanderings of a tormented man through the... See full summary »

Directors: Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels, Roland Verhavert | Stars: Tine Balder, Tone Brulin, Alice De Graef, Jenny Deheyder

Votes: 209

38. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Viorel a 42 year old man troubled by obscure thoughts drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Valeria Seciu, Catrinel Dumitrescu

Votes: 1,722

39. In the White City (1983)

108 min | Drama

A Swiss sailor jumps ship in Lisbon, tired of the noisy engine room, the ship "a floating factory of crazy people." He rents a room and does little. He writes letters to his lover, ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Teresa Madruga, Julia Vonderlinn, José Carvalho

Votes: 1,039

40. Camel(s) (2001)

90 min | Drama

An unremarkable man in his forties and a female acquaintance. They talk, eat, and though both are married elsewhere, have sex.

Director: Ki-Yong Park | Stars: Dae-yeon Lee, Myung-shin Park

Votes: 119

41. Three Monkeys (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

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: 20,162 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Los bastardos (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ... See full summary »

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Jesus Moises Rodriguez, Rubén Sosa, Nina Zavarin, Kenny Johnston

Votes: 1,286

43. Exhibition (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

72 Metascore

An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.

Director: Joanna Hogg | Stars: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Kershaw

Votes: 1,181

44. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 8,978

45. Un uomo a metà (1966)

93 min | Drama

Michele, a young intellectual, enters an existential crisis when, without realizing it, his conception of life comes into conflict with collective morality. The result is a serious neurosis... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Seta | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Lea Padovani, Ilaria Occhini, Gianni Garko

Votes: 152

46. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

8.1