BEST GREEK FILMS

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1. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,204

2. The Counterfeit Coin (1955)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 2,178

3. Windfall in Athens (1954)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

On a lazy Athenian Sunday, a young and fresh saleswoman loses her soon-to-be winning lottery ticket, only to meet its handsome new owner. Of course, she wants it back; however, what if fortune and ardent Cupid are already on her doorstep?

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Giorgos Pappas, Dimitris Horn, Tasso Kavadia

Votes: 481

4. A Girl in Black (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Marina's sister drowned herself, her brother is both headstrong and weak, and her widowed mother has a reputation for sleeping around. Plus, Marina, who's family was rich before the war, is... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Dimitris Horn, Eleni Zafeiriou, Stephanos Stratigos

Votes: 812

5. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,484

6. And the Woman Shall Fear Her Husband (1965)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

An unmarried couple in the strict Greek society of the 60s.

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Maro Kodou, Giorgos Konstadinou, Despo Diamantidou, Stavros Xenidis

Votes: 1,533

7. Excursion (1966)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

The love story between a captain's wife and his sergeant which has a tragic ending.

Director: Takis Kanellopoulos | Stars: Lili Papayanni, Kostas Karagiorgis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Dimitris Gakidis

Votes: 103

8. The Fear (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

In this disturbing family drama, a prosperous middle-aged farmer takes up gambling and whoring at the expense of his devoted second wife. Meanwhile, his son the pervert becomes fascinated ... See full summary »

Director: Kostas Manoussakis | Stars: Elli Fotiou, Anestis Vlahos, Spyros Fokas, Elena Nathanail

Votes: 194

9. Thanos and Despina (1967)

96 min | Drama

Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Papatakis | Stars: Olga Karlatos, George Dialegmenos, Lambros Tsangas, Elli Xanthaki

Votes: 161

10. Reconstruction (1970)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness. Costas Ghoussis, an emigrant recently returned to ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Toula Stathopoulou, Yannis Totsikas, Thanos Grammenos, Petros Hoedas

Votes: 983

11. Evdokia (1971)

97 min | Drama, Romance

Athens, 1971. In the tumultuous years of the Greek military junta, an unconventional couple is torn between the complexities of love, life, and the suffocating pressure of fragile societal relations. Will they survive one another?

Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Maria Vassiliou, Giorgos Koutouzis, Koula Agagiotou, Hristos Zorbas

Votes: 623

12. To proxenio tis Annas (1972)

87 min | Drama

Anna is a servant of an old lady for ten years. The old lady chooses a man for Anna.

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Anna Vagena, Smaro Veaki, Kostas Rigopoulos, Stavros Kalaroglou

Votes: 286

13. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,050

14. A Foolish Love (1981)

121 min | Drama, Romance

From the opposite apartment, a young man observes the daily life of an unsuspected woman. Will she ever know his existence?

Director: Giorgos Panousopoulos | Stars: Betty Livanou, Aris Retsos, Giorgos Siskos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 286

15. Rembetiko (1983)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director: Costas Ferris | Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 2,407

16. Sweet Bunch (1983)

154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Despina Tomazani, Dora Masklavanou, Takis Moshos, Takis Spiridakis

Votes: 1,189

17. The Price of Love (1984)

110 min | Drama, Romance

The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four (Toula Stathopoulou) is a factory worker in Corfu at the beginning of the 20th century. A fallen noble man who has fallen on hard times (Stratis ... See full summary »

Director: Tonia Marketaki | Stars: Toula Stathopoulou, Anny Loulou, Stratis Tsopanellis, Giorgos Agiovlassitis

Votes: 165

18. Voyage to Cythera (1984)

120 min | Drama

An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 1,917

19. Loaf and Camouflage (1984)

99 min | Comedy

The "adventures" of some friends during their military service.

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Giorgos Kimoulis, Takis Spiridakis, Stavros Xenidis

Votes: 2,926

20. Petrina hronia (1985)

142 min | Drama, History, Romance

The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Themis Bazaka, Dimitris Katalifos, Maria Martika, Eirini Inglesi

Votes: 581

21. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 6,041

22. From the Snow (1993)

90 min | Drama

This film follows a few men from Albania as they travel to Greece looking for a better life in Athens.

Director: Sotiris Goritsas | Stars: Gerasimos Skiadaressis, Vasias Eleftheriadis, Andonis Manolas, Mania Papadimitriou

Votes: 100

23. From the Edge of the City (1998)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stathis Papadopoulos, Costas Kotsianidis, Panayiotis Hartomatzidis, Dimitris Papoulidis

Votes: 1,205

24. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 8,796 | Gross: $0.11M

25. I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)

178 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be ... See full summary »

Director: Dimos Avdeliodis | Stars: Angeliki Malanti, Angelos Pantelaras, Takis Agoris, Yannis Tsoubariotis

Votes: 369

26. One Day in August (2001)

106 min | Drama

Three couples flee Athens for the summer, and their journeys change their lives forever.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Eleni Kastani, Akilas Karazisis, Amalia Moutoussi, Emilios Chilakis

Votes: 917

27. Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)

113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

In 1969 Athens, a 10 year old boy struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his father.

Director: Penny Panagiotopoulou | Stars: Yorgos Karayannis, Stelios Mainas, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 412

28. Matchbox (2002)

80 min | Drama

During an unbearably hot Athenian summer, a cramped flat becomes a hellish urban battlefield for an ornamental paterfamilias and his family. Now, ugly truths and deleterious words become weapons in a dirty war. Can they emerge unscathed?

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Eleni Kokkidou, Costas Xikominos, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 2,340

29. A Touch of Spice (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Tamer Karadagli

Votes: 12,195

31. Soul Kicking (2006)

117 min | Drama

Takis is trapped. Takis tries to escape. Takis wants money.

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Errikos Litsis, Vangelis Mourikis, Maria Kehayioglou, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 1,140

32. Correction (2007)

87 min | Drama

Giorgos is released after 4 years in prison for the murder of an Albanian immigrant. Now he tries to find a way to make right his past behavior.

Director: Thanos Anastopoulos | Stars: Giorgos Symeonidis, Ornela Kapetani, Savina Alimani, Nikos Georgakis

Votes: 144

33. Tale 52 (2008)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

Love leads to madness when an unstable man falls for an unsuspecting woman in this thriller from Greece.

Director: Alexis Alexiou | Stars: Yorgos Kakanakis, Serafita Grigoriadou, Dafni Labroyanni, Orfeas Zafeiropoulos

Votes: 469

34. A Woman's Way (2009)

111 min | Drama

Yorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There... See full summary »

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Mina Orfanou, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Minos Theoharis, Tasos Antoniou

Votes: 3,165

35. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 69,623 | Gross: $0.11M

36. Plato's Academy (2009)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

A Greek shopkeeper discovers something about his family's past when his mother embraces an Albanian worker.

Director: Filippos Tsitos | Stars: Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Anastasis Kozdine, Titika Sarigouli, Giorgos Souxes

Votes: 1,122

37. Homeland (2010)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.

Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas | Stars: Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Errikos Litsis

Votes: 386

38. Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos

Votes: 5,522 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Knifer (2010)

108 min | Drama

Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him.

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Stathis Stamoulakatos, Vangelis Mourikis, Maria Kallimani, Giannis Voulgarakis

Votes: 757

40. Wasted Youth (2011)

122 min | Drama

Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family.

Directors: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel | Stars: Haris Markou, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Arthouros Kiviliov, Jason Wastor

Votes: 871



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