With Institut Français (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Lobster (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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82 Metascore

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman

Votes: 227,892 | Gross: $8.70M

2. Corpus Christi (2019)

115 min | Drama

7.7
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77 Metascore

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek

Votes: 15,147

3. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

7.0
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 3,944

4. Force Majeure (2014)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren

Votes: 50,755 | Gross: $1.36M

5. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 48,172 | Gross: $0.17M

6. Much Loved (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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A group of women in Morocco make a living as prostitutes in a culture that is very unforgiving toward women in that profession.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Loubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouane, Sara Elhamdi Elalaoui

Votes: 2,465

7. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 10,942 | Gross: $0.51M

8. Louder Than Bombs (2015)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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70 Metascore

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid

Votes: 12,157 | Gross: $0.16M

9. Woman at War (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camilo Román Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson

Votes: 8,617 | Gross: $0.85M

10. Ana, My Love (2017)

125 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty and quickly fall in love.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Tania Popa, Igor Caras-Romanov

Votes: 1,932

11. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, History

6.7
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89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 5,886 | Gross: $0.20M

12. The Insult (2017)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 15,337 | Gross: $1.00M

13. Synonyms (2019)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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84 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 5,154

14. Adults in the Room (2019)

124 min | Drama

5.9
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Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. A new government rebels against the EU's iron-fisted rule and inspires millions of Europeans. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Daan Schuurmans

Votes: 5,344

15. The Ornithologist (2016)

Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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: 3,055 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 9,707 | Gross: $0.94M

17. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Votes: 6,895 | Gross: $0.62M

18. Clair Obscur (2016)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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Two Turkish women, one oppressed by sexist traditions and one liberated by modern mores, have more in common than it would seem.

Director: Yesim Ustaoglu | Stars: Funda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtulus, Okan Yalabik

Votes: 2,125

19. Xenia (2014)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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62 Metascore

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou, Marisha Triantafyllidou

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $0.00M

20. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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79 Metascore

In a remote Zambian community a girl is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation, as a tethered member of a witches' camp, a witch for hire and a tourist exhibit.

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Spinella

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $0.05M

21. The Heiresses (2018)

TV-14 | 98 min | Drama

6.7
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77 Metascore

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Martinessi | Stars: Norma Codas, Margarita Irun, Ana Brun, Yvera

Votes: 2,819 | Gross: $0.08M

22. Sieranevada (2016)

173 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

Centers around a family gathering on the anniversary of a patriarch's recent death.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Mara Elena Andrei, Mirela Apostu, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Ana Branescu

Votes: 4,839

23. The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz, Hamuchtar

Votes: 1,141

24. A Chiara (2021)

Drama | Announced

Follows the story of 15-year-old Chiara whose close-knit family falls apart after her father abandons them in Calabria.

Director: Jonas Carpignano

25. Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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65 Metascore

A college student seeks help after a brutal assault but faces a bureaucratic nightmare when she reveals that her perpetrators are police officers.

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 1,813 | Gross: $0.01M

26. That Lovely Girl (2014)

95 min | Drama

5.3
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Moshe and Tami are a couple, Moshe is in his fifties and Tami is in her early twenties. They live together in a cruel and violent relationship, from which Tami seems unable to set herself free. Tami and Moshe are father and daughter.

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Maayan Turjeman, Tzahi Grad, Yaël Abecassis, Tal Ben-Bina

Votes: 154

27. In Bloom (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.6
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72 Metascore

Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.

Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß | Stars: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze, Data Zakareishvili

Votes: 6,683 | Gross: $0.05M

28. The Other Side (VIII) (2015)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller, Austin Anderson

Votes: 1,123 | Gross: $0.01M

29. A Gentle Creature (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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78 Metascore

A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Valeriu Andriuta, Liya Akhedzhakova, Vasilina Makovtseva, Roza Khayrullina

Votes: 2,108

30. The Unknown Saint (2019)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A criminal returns to the fake grave where he buried his loot years before and discovers that it has become the shrine of an unknown saint and a thriving little village.

Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem | Stars: Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane

Votes: 718

31. Valley of Souls (2019)

137 min | Drama

7.2
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A man returns to his home in the Colombian countryside after a long fishing night and discovers that paramilitary forces have killed his two sons and thrown their bodies into the river.

Director: Nicolás Rincón Gille | Star: José Arley de Jesús Carvallido Lobo

Votes: 140

32. Abracadabra (2017)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Priscilla Delgado, Javier Antón

Votes: 2,381 | Gross: $0.00M

33. One Floor Below (2015)

93 min | Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

After being the sole unfortunate witness of a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer, the other one his very own conscience.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Teodor Corban, Iulian Postelnicu, Oxana Moravec, Ionut Bora

Votes: 845

34. The Black Hen (2015)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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They are bonded, nonetheless, by friendship and affection for a hen, whose eggs just might make a difference to Prakash's impoverished family. When the boy's father sells the bird, the chums desperately attempt to raise funds in order to buy it back.

Director: Min Bahadur Bham | Stars: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka

Votes: 526

35. Aloys (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Director: Tobias Nölle | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li

Votes: 1,986

36. Box (III) (2015)

93 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A simple game, no rules, a game in which nobody is safe.

Director: Florin Serban | Stars: Rafael Florea, Hilda Péter, Sorin Leoveanu, Nicolae Motrogan

Votes: 177

37. The Treasure (2015)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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85 Metascore

Costi is a family man whose cash-strapped neighbor makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home in Romania and split the profits.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei, Radu Bânzaru

Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $0.03M

38. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

6.7
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68 Metascore

What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Judy Hill, Dorothy Hill, Michael Nelson, Ronaldo King

Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Frost (2017)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Mystery, War

5.7
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The young Lithuanian Rokas accepts the order to deliver a lot of humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian army, plunged in full separatist conflict with Russia. In the company of his girlfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Mantas Janciauskas, Lyja Maknaviciute, Andrzej Chyra, Vanessa Paradis

Votes: 632

40. Father (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes and barely earning a living. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin... See full summary »

Director: Visar Morina | Stars: Astrit Kabashi, Val Maloku, Enver Petrovci, Adriana Matoshi

Votes: 525

41. Interruption (II) (2015)

109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A post modern theater adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater of Athens. Like every night, the audience take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Zois | Stars: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Maria Kallimani, Alexia Kaltsiki, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 468

42. Until the Birds Return (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

6.3
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61 Metascore

Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings.

Director: Karim Moussaoui | Stars: Mohamed Djouhri, Hania Amar, Hassan Kechache, Mehdi Ramdani

Votes: 290

43. Abou Leila (2019)

135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Algeria, 1994. S. and Lotfi, two childhood friends, cross the desert in search of Abu Leila, a dangerous terrorist.

Director: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène | Stars: Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga

Votes: 217

44. Burning Birds (2016)

84 min | Drama

7.2
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Burning Birds is Sri Lankan film written and directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film world premiered at 21st Busan International Film Festival (2016) under its New Currents Competition.

Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara | Stars: Anoma Janadari, Samanalee Fonseka, Chandani Senevirathna, Leonie Kotalawela

Votes: 84

45. Hedi (2016)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Hedi, a young man with great dreams, is struggling his way through social conventions in Tunisia. While his mother tries to decide his life for him, Hedi meets Rim and suddenly he discovers that his world goes beyond and above conventions.

Director: Mohamed Ben Attia | Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumsaoudi

Votes: 1,008

46. 3000 Nights (2015)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Director: Mai Masri | Stars: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad, Raida Adon

Votes: 504

47. Return to Ithaca (2014)

92 min | Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Sun is setting on Havana. Five friends are gathered to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Madrid.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Isabel Santos, Néstor Jiménez, Fernando Hechavarria

Votes: 764

48. Diamond Island (2016)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

An adolescent who leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker only to be reunited with his missing older brother.

Director: Davy Chou | Stars: Sobon Nuon, Cheanick Nov, Madeza Chhem, Mean Korn

Votes: 411

49. The Summer of Flying Fish (2013)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Manena goes on vacation with her father, Francisco, to a part of southern Chile. She discovers that her father's obsession with catching all the carp in his artificial lagoon is making the local Mapuche tribe angry, so she has to stop him.

Director: Marcela Said | Stars: Francisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, María Izquierdo, Roberto Cayuqueo

Votes: 263

50. Caterpillars (2020)

72 min | Documentary

7.0
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This documentary shows an outsider community struggling against the odds for education.

Director: Elvis Sabin Ngaibino | Stars: León Depe, André Ikpeou, Pauline Mokaya, Albert Mondogue

Votes: 8


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