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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