the monthly review 2021by donaminado | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. Vitalina Varela (2019)
124 min | Drama
A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.
2. Birdsong (2008)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
Three wise men embark on a journey to see the newborn Jesus Christ.
3. SanPa: Sins of the Savior (2020)
Amidst a heroin crisis, Vincenzo Muccioli cared for the addicted, earning him fierce public devotion -- even as charges of violence began to mount.
4. Undine (2020)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.
5. Moolaadé (2004)
Unrated | 124 min | Drama
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Votes: 3,636 | Gross: $0.21M
6. Possessor (2020)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.
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7. Tommaso (2019)
115 min | Drama
The story of an American artist living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Dee Dee.
8. Wild Wild Country (2018)
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds an Utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
9. The 400 Blows (1959)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
10. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
11. Ya bon les blancs (1988)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
The humanitarian aid expedition "Angeles Azules" (Blue Angels), comprising twelve Europeans and six trucks loaded with provisions to alleviate hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa, advances across ... See full summary »
12. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
13. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 587,308 | Gross: $57.14M
14. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
Votes: 13,748 | Gross: $0.55M
15. Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996)
116 min | Crime, Drama
A glimpse at the lives of two petty criminals in Taipei.
16. Mr. Klein (1976)
PG | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Nazi-occupied Paris, the immoral art dealer, Robert Klein, leads a life of luxury, until a copy of a Jewish newspaper brings him to the attention of the police, linking him with a mysterious doppelgänger. Will Mr Klein clear his name?
Votes: 6,418 | Gross: $0.03M
17. And Agnes Chose to Die (1976)
135 min | Drama, War
An old couple, Agnes and Palita, lulled by their quiet routine, seem almost unaware of the war surrounding them, but soon the conflict breaks into their lives. The Germans come to take ... See full summary »
18. The Wild Child (1970)
G | 83 min | Biography, Drama, History
In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.
Votes: 7,793 | Gross: $1.81M
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20. Dracula (1992)
R | 128 min | Horror
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Votes: 197,665 | Gross: $82.52M
21. The Company of Wolves (1984)
R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine, and has a disturbing dream involving wolves prowling the woods below her bedroom window.
Votes: 15,340 | Gross: $4.39M
22. Down Terrace (2009)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama
A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.
Votes: 3,554 | Gross: $0.01M
23. The Visitor in the Eye (1977)
100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Komori Tiaki is a budding tennis student, however one day in training her coach hits the ball into her eye accidentally. She is taken to hospital but is advised that she will never regain the sight in her eye.
24. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
38 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome. Aphrodite, Lilith, Isis, Kali, Astarte, Nero, Pan, and ... See full summary »
25. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A woman subject to mental, physical and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.
26. Contagion (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.
Votes: 288,547 | Gross: $75.66M
27. Phantasm (1979)
R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber, known only as the Tall Man, who employs a lethal arsenal of unearthly weapons.
Votes: 33,193 | Gross: $11.99M
28. Faces Places (2017)
PG | 94 min | Documentary
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.
Votes: 11,348 | Gross: $0.95M
29. Samurai Assassin (1965)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »
30. The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.
31. Saint Maud (2019)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.
32. The Wildcat (1921)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.
33. Aparajito (1956)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.
Votes: 12,392 | Gross: $0.17M
34. Jane Eyre (1943)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
Votes: 8,065 | Gross: $3.82M
35. Diary of a Maniac (1993)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
Although he has great sex with Luigia, grifter Benito becomes obsessed with sex and starts fantasizing about and bedding every woman he sees. Eventually, this obsession consumes him.
36. Down There (2006)
78 min | Documentary
Akerman spends a month in Tel Aviv, in an apartment by the sea, contemplating her family, her Jewish identity and her childhood.
37. A Tale of Springtime (1990)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »
Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $0.20M
38. Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013)
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary
A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.
Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.01M
39. Le Boucher (1970)
GP | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Votes: 7,939 | Gross: $0.47M
40. Manhunter (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.
Votes: 67,805 | Gross: $8.62M
41. Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
TV-MA | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former assassin who has resolved to never kill again has his vow sorely tested.
42. Crimes of Passion (1984)
R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher.
Votes: 6,596 | Gross: $2.91M
43. Targets (1968)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.
44. Decoder (1984)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A burger shop employee discovers that by changing the background music from pleasantly calming to industrial "noise" music, he can incite riots and a revolution against the looming power of the government.
45. Homicidal (1961)
Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.
46. Army of Shadows (1969)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War