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1.
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016 Documentary)
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett. (90 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
2.
Bacalaureat (2016)
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A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role. (128 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
3.
Hymyilevä mies (2016)
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The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. (92 mins.)
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
 
4.
Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016)
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After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. (117 mins.)
 
5.
Aquarius (2016)
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Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife... (146 mins.)
 
6.
Paterson (2016)
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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (118 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
7.
American Honey (2016)
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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. (163 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
8.
Apprentice (2016)
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Inevitably, a transfer to a maximum security prison will eventually challenge the integrity and ethics of a young correctional officer on his way to become a chief executioner. (115 mins.)
Director: Junfeng Boo
 
9.
Loving (2016)
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. (123 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
10.
The Escort (2016)
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Desperate for a good story, a sex-addicted journalist throws himself into the world of high-class escorts when he starts following a Stanford-educated prostitute. (88 mins.)
Director: Will Slocombe
 
11.
The Transfiguration (2016)
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When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo's fantasy into reality. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael O'Shea
 
12.
Câini (2016)
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Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property... (104 mins.)
Director: Bogdan Mirica
 
13.
Zvizdan (2015)
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Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of forbidden love. (123 mins.)
Director: Dalibor Matanic
 
14.
Le tout nouveau testament (2015)
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Did you know that God is alive and lives in Brussels with his daughter? (114 mins.)
 
15.
La tierra y la sombra (2015)
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After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into. (97 mins.)
 
16.
Masaan (2015)
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Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy... (109 mins.)
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
 
17.
La loi du marché (2015)
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An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France. (91 mins.)
 
18.
Love (2015)
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Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed. (135 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
19.
Dheepan (2015)
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Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
20.
Cìkè Niè Yinniáng (2015)
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A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China. (105 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
21.
Maryland (2015)
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Vincent is an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility in Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat. (98 mins.)
Director: Alice Winocour
 
22.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
23.
Amores perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
 
24.
Biutiful (2010)
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This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
 
25.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
 
26.
Trudno byt bogom (2013)
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A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history... (177 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
 
27.
Leviafan (2014)
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In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (140 mins.)
 
28.
The One I Love (2014)
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A troubled couple vacate to a beautiful getaway, but bizarre circumstances further complicate their situation. (91 mins.)
 
29.
La chambre bleue (2014)
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A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other... (76 mins.)
Director: Mathieu Amalric
 
30.
Enter the Void (2009)
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A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
31.
Blood Ties (2013)
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Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s. (127 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
32.
Mommy (2014)
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A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. (139 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
33.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
34.
Youth (2015)
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A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday. (124 mins.)
 
35.
Sur mes lèvres (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
36.
De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté (2005)
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Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist? (108 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
37.
Un prophète (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
38.
Inherent Vice (2014)
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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (148 mins.)
 
39.
J'ai tué ma mère (2009)
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A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother. (96 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
40.
Submarino (2010)
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth. (105 mins.)
 
41.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. (106 mins.)
 
42.
Julieta (2016)
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After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter. (99 mins.)
 
43.
Rundskop (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
 
44.
Ex Machina (2014)
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A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. (108 mins.)
Director: Alex Garland
 
45.
Another Earth (2011)
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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
46.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
47.
Dead Man (1995)
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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
48.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
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An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. (116 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
49.
Days of Heaven (1978)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
50.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
51.
La double vie de Véronique (1991)
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Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
52.
Trois couleurs: Blanc (1994)
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After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. (91 mins.)
 
53.
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
 
54.
Nikita (1990)
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Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
55.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
56.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
57.
21 Grams (2003)
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A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (124 mins.)
 
58.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
 
59.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
60.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
61.
Kynodontas (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
62.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
63.
Primer (2004)
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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention. (77 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
64.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015 Documentary)
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A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system. (40 mins.)
 
65.
Les deux amis (2015)
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Two best friends have their relationship tested when Abel tries to help his friend Clement with the latter's love interest Mona. (100 mins.)
Director: Louis Garrel
 
66.
Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
67.
Enemy (2013)
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A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
 
68.
45 Years (2015)
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A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh