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1. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Ayberk Pekcan

Votes: 45,085 | Gross: $0.17M

2. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 18,434 | Gross: $0.20M

3. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 31,823 | Gross: $4.68M

4. Love and Doves (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

Injured on the job Vasily Kuzyakin gets a ticket to the resort. There he meets femme fatale Raisa Zakharovna, and once under the charm, moves to live with her. Unfortunately, a new life is not all that sweet as dreamed hapless Vasily.

Director: Vladimir Menshov | Stars: Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Nina Doroshina, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Sergey Yurskiy

Votes: 4,017

5. Dzhek Vosmyorkin, amerikanets (1986)

158 min | Comedy, Musical

The former homeless child Yakov who in the childhood has accidentally got to America comes back to the native village. He hopes that will allocate him the earth, and he will be able to ... See full summary »

Director: Yevgeni Tatarsky | Stars: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Lyubov Malinovskaya, Irina Rakshina, Lev Durov

Votes: 144

6. War and Peace (1966)

GP | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

The Russian aristocracy prepares for the French invasion on the eve of 1812.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 6,284 | Gross: $0.13M

7. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 353,628 | Gross: $45.88M

8. The Black Monk (1988)

88 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

Man who talks with a ghost called Black Monk is forced to see a doctor. After the treatment, he loses his ability to communicate with the ghost, becoming angry, violent and utterly unhappy.

Director: Ivan Dykhovichnyy | Stars: Tatyana Drubich, Stanislav Lyubshin, Pyotr Fomenko, Lyubov Selyutina

Votes: 111

9. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 418,117 | Gross: $95.86M

10. Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

The story of a blind dervish Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years.

Director: Nacer Khemir | Stars: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohamed Grayaâ

Votes: 3,098

11. 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: 747,455 | Gross: $13.18M

12. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 52,010

13. Love and Lies (1981)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A movie about two high school kids who meet in class and fall madly in love with each other. Unfortunately, His father and her mother had a history of their own between them which creates ... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Frez | Stars: Tatyana Aksyuta, Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Elena Solovey, Irina Miroshnichenko

Votes: 1,388

14. America America (1963)

Approved | 174 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 4,821

15. Brightness (1987)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.

Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita

Votes: 2,091

16. The Island (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 10,991

17. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 438,740 | Gross: $36.76M

18. I Live in Fear (1955)

103 min | Drama

An aging Japanese industrialist becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 4,140

19. Officers (1971)

96 min | Drama, Romance, War

Epic Soviet era masterpiece depicting the unshakable bonds of love, friendship & duty amid the horror of war. Two friends-both officers-are in love with the same woman. Through the Russian ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Rogovoy | Stars: Georgiy Yumatov, Alina Pokrovskaya, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Andrei Anisimov

Votes: 1,645

20. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 56,695

21. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 96,036 | Gross: $16.76M

22. Pasport (1990)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A case of mistaken identity, by a switched Passport leaves a Georgian man stranded in Israel.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya | Stars: Gérard Darmon, Natalya Gundareva, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 1,012

23. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, History

St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov. He sleeps much of the day. His boyhood companion, Stoltz, now an energetic and successful businessman, adds Oblomov to his circle and introduces him to Olga.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Elena Solovey, Andrei Popov

Votes: 2,027

24. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 7,448

25. 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: 158,296 | Gross: $1.24M

26. Vyyti zamuzh za kapitana (1986)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Captain Alexander Blinov goes on vacation and has to give a package to Lena. Lena is freelance photo journalist who runs from job to job. She also has a long conflicting relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Vitaliy Melnikov | Stars: Vera Glagoleva, Viktor Proskurin, Vera Vasileva, Nikolay Rybnikov

Votes: 142

27. A Cruel Romance (1984)

142 min | Drama, History, Romance

A bitter story about tender love and its cruel betrayal set in Russia of the 19th century.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

Votes: 3,209

28. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 461,441 | Gross: $35.55M

29. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 114,666 | Gross: $0.23M

30. The Republic of ShKID (1966)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Gang boys from the streets of St. Petersburg, Russia are being tamed and educated at SHKID - Dostoevsky School.

Director: Gennadi Poloka | Stars: Sergey Yurskiy, Yuliya Burygina, Pavel Luspekayev, Aleksandr Melnikov

Votes: 906

31. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 79,958 | Gross: $2.85M

32. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 19,637 | Gross: $1.01M

33. East Is East (1999)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 16,979 | Gross: $4.17M

34. West Is West (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Robert Pugh

Votes: 2,934

35. Musulmanin (1995)

110 min | Drama

A Russian soldier who spent ten years in captivity in Afghanistan, returns to his home village and shocks all its inhabitants because of his conversion to Islam. During his absence, his ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Evgeniy Mironov, Aleksandr Baluev, Nina Usatova, Ivan Agafonov

Votes: 463

36. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani

Votes: 14,573

37. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 70,182

38. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

70 Metascore

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Stars: M.I.A., Madonna, Bill Maher, Nicki Minaj

Votes: 1,752 | Gross: $0.23M

39. Thérèse (1986)

94 min | Drama

A story of life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Catherine Mouchet, Hélène Alexandridis, Aurore Prieto, Clémence Massart-Weit

Votes: 801

40. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

Votes: 51,696 | Gross: $7.63M

41. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

A film diary divided into three episodes. In the first part Jonas Mekas tells about his time as emigrant in New York in 1950s, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 872

42. Subarnarekha (1965)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakrabarty

Votes: 863

43. Jago Hua Savera (1959)

90 min | Drama

Based on he daily lives of the fishermen of East Bengal.

Director: A.J. Kardar | Stars: Khan Ataur Rahman, Tripti Mitra, Kazi Khaliq, Zurain Rakshi

Votes: 99

44. Pokrov Gates (1983 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kozakov | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sofiya Pilyavskaya, Leonid Bronevoy, Inna Ulyanova

Votes: 2,533

45. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 692,669 | Gross: $7.56M

46. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9