40 movies that can turn you a Cinephileby erdeman | created - 25 Apr 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Especially for drama and world cinema lovers. Do not look if you dont want to be a film addict.
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1. Doubt (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery
A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.
Votes: 114,177 | Gross: $33.42M
A story from a church. A message to Humankind.
2. Babette's Feast (1987)
G | 103 min | Drama
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Votes: 16,443 | Gross: $4.40M
In the end I stood up and gave an applause!
3. Autumn Sonata (1978)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Music
A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.
Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann, what else you need?
4. Imagine (II) (2012)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.
is it the eye who see or else? answer is here
5. 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.
Votes: 8,790 | Gross: $0.11M
for the ones who waits tomorrow
6. Rashomon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.
Votes: 136,549 | Gross: $0.10M
one word: magnificent!
7. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 391,233 | Gross: $66.26M
An epic for sure. You will do nothing but respect the director in the end
8. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 601,540 | Gross: $4.36M
fastmoving then a plane
9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
It`s a wonderful picture. Believe me you will say that.
10. Timecrimes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 52,677 | Gross: $0.04M
A production of a real smart mind. Best time-travel-movie ever
11. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 42,228 | Gross: $1.06M
Representation of Bosnian-Serbian conflict in 90s. Oscar winner.
12. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.
13. Scarecrow (1973)
R | 112 min | Drama
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.
film like a film!
14. Like Stars on Earth (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 144,316 | Gross: $1.22M
15. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
Nothing is shallowing
16. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Votes: 20,857 | Gross: $15.14M
17. Modern Times (1936)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Votes: 193,020 | Gross: $0.16M
Havent seen Charlie Chaplin yet? then start from here
18. Baran (2001)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance
In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.
Votes: 7,315 | Gross: $0.13M
an extraordinary exploration in an ordinary daily life
19. The Island (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
What means I am sorry?
20. Winter Sleep (2014)
Not Rated | 196 min | Drama
A hotel owner and landlord in a remote Turkish village deals with conflicts within his family and a tenant behind on his rent.
Votes: 37,459 | Gross: $0.17M
3hr 16min, I would continue watching if it was longer
21. The Lunchbox (2013)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Votes: 42,933 | Gross: $4.23M
Lunchbox. A warm story.
22. Rope (1948)
PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.
intelligent, intelligent, intelligent.
23. The 400 Blows (1959)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
A classic. Be one of us who have seen it.
24. Caché (2005)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
Votes: 66,624 | Gross: $3.63M
Meet with Haneke
25. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
Votes: 59,112 | Gross: $0.06M
26. Be Kind Rewind (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Votes: 86,027 | Gross: $11.17M
like you talk with the funniest friend of you
27. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 439,854 | Gross: $54.12M
let yourself go to hands of Tarantino and don`t worry about what you will see.
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 837,501 | Gross: $112.00M
who is mad?
29. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 628,266 | Gross: $6.10M
Meet the Western, find the tracks of Sergio Leone in the modern movies.
30. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 466,538 | Gross: $40.22M
Strong atmosphere, marvelous acting.
31. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 402,528 | Gross: $36.76M
Hitchcock, the intelligence.
32. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 179,332 | Gross: $22.91M
a step to understand the human
33. Headhunters (2011)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
Votes: 91,534 | Gross: $1.20M
Have you ever seen a Norwegian cinema, check it out!
34. Serpico (1973)
R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Votes: 97,714 | Gross: $29.80M
A lot of story behind. A real character.
35. The Method (2005)
115 min | Drama
7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.
Votes: 9,554 | Gross: $0.01M
Liked 12 Angry men? Then go ahead.
36. Flickering Lights (2000)
Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.
You will enjoy for sure.
37. Dersu Uzala (1975)
G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.
want to listen a wise guy?
38. The Past (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
Votes: 41,428 | Gross: $1.33M
First Oscar winning Persian Director made this movie after that.
39. Adam's Apples (2005)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
Votes: 42,068 | Gross: $0.00M
A.T Jensen. He is the script machine indeed, here he directs one.
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Bab'Aziz - The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great ... See full summary »
A Sufi collage.
42. The Place (2017)
105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.
43. The Bothersome Man (2006)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions.
45. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 772,104 | Gross: $74.28M
46. The Invisible Guest (2016)
106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
While the clock is ticking, with the aid of a witness preparation expert, a successful entrepreneur accused of murder has less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defence.
47. No Date, No Signature (2017)
99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.
Votes: 1,856 | Gross: $0.04M