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1. Face to Face (1976)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

68 Metascore

A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Aino Taube, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 4,453

2. Farewell to the Summer Light (1968)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A spontaneous romance blooms between Kawamura, a professor touring Europe, and Naoko, a married woman living in Paris, scarred by the Nagasaki atomic bombings. The two protagonists travel around Europe trying to find themselves.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Tadashi Yokouchi, Paul Beauvais, Hélène Soubielle

Votes: 175

3. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô, Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 3,886

4. Late Autumn (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Mariko Okada, Keiji Sada

Votes: 3,874

5. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

69 Metascore

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 65,186 | Gross: $111.72M

6. Fellini's Casanova (1976)

R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

Casanova is a libertine, performing seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta

Votes: 6,314

7. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,778 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

74 Metascore

A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Votes: 3,099

9. El Sur (1983)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A woman reflects on her childhood relationship with her father, attempting to understand the depths of his despair and the truth of his myths.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, Icíar Bollaín, Lola Cardona

Votes: 3,899

10. Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

A mountain man captures a beautiful, but a manipulative city woman and goes to excessive lengths to please her every whim.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shima Iwashita, Hiroko Isayama, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 653

11. The Devil's Trap (1962)

85 min | Drama

A priest travels to investigate a miller suspected to be working with the devil.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Vítezslav Vejrazka, Miroslav Machácek, Cestmír Randa, Vít Olmer

Votes: 330

12. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 12,967 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights.

Directors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dmitriy Vasilev | Stars: Nikolay Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov, Dmitriy Orlov

Votes: 9,768

14. Jubilee (1978)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan

Votes: 2,617

15. Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

R | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, History

Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lars Eidinger, Giulio Berruti, Kate Moran

Votes: 993

16. Distance (2001)

Unrated | 132 min | Drama

58 Metascore

Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Yûsuke Iseya, Susumu Terajima, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,046

17. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 9,712

18. City of Women (1980)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

Votes: 5,570 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aida Elkashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 5,774

20. Woman of the Lake (1966)

102 min | Drama

A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Keiko Natsu

Votes: 511

21. Ballad of Orin (1977)

109 min | Drama

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: Shima Iwashita, Yoshio Harada, Tomoko Naraoka, Kirin Kiki

Votes: 402

22. Eros + Massacre (1969)

Not Rated | 202 min | Biography, Drama

Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yûko Kusunoki, Kazuko Inano

Votes: 1,758

23. The Bed You Sleep In (1993)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college, saying she has ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Jost | Stars: Tom Blair, Marshall Gaddis, Ellen McLaughlin, Kate Sannella

Votes: 217

24. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 808

25. The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Jonathan Lacey

Votes: 3,688

26. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance, War

1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

Votes: 3,502

27. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 2,253

28. Rikyu (1989)

135 min | Drama, History

Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yoshiko Mita, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kyôko Kishida

Votes: 563

29. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert

Votes: 3,502

30. Orpheus (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance

A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa

Votes: 9,312

31. Identification of a Woman (1982)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson, Lara Wendel

Votes: 2,396

32. Faces (I) (1968)

R | 130 min | Drama

A middle-aged man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 8,554

33. Tout Va Bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

Votes: 2,851

34. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.04M

35. The Millennial Bee (1983)

162 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A historic mega-film, one family saga, three generations (1887 -1917) assimilated to the bee community in the hive. The queen bee serves as a big mother that symbolizes the family and ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Jozef Kroner, Stefan Kvietik, Michal Docolomanský, Jana Janovská

Votes: 479

36. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

Votes: 38,915 | Gross: $0.11M

37. Le Doulos (1962)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre

Votes: 7,982 | Gross: $0.08M

38. Electra, My Love (1974)

70 min | Drama

It has been fifteen years since the death of her father, Agamemnon, and Elektra still burns with hatred for Aegisztosz, who conspired with Elektra's mother to kill him.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, György Cserhalmi, József Madaras, Mária Bajcsay

Votes: 562

39. Prospero's Books (1991)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy

The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson

Votes: 5,659 | Gross: $1.75M

40. Winter Sleep (2014)

Not Rated | 196 min | Drama

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: 38,314 | Gross: $0.17M

41. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 61,123 | Gross: $30.18M

42. Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)

X | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.

Director: Susumu Hani | Stars: Haruo Asanu, Kazuko Fukuda, Kuniko Ishii, Ichirô Kimura

Votes: 672

43. Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Kamand Amir Soleymani

Votes: 2,050

44. Coup d'Etat (1973)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

A freestyle biopic of Ikki Kita, the ultranationalist intellectual whose ideas inspired the failed military coup in 1936.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Yasuo Miyake, Akiko Kurano, Tadahiko Sugano

Votes: 300

45. Heroic Purgatory (1970)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy

An engineer's wife returns home with a lost teenager. A man posing as her dad tries to get her back, causing the engineer to recall his youth as a revolutionary, obscured by dreamlike disruptions of time and space, fantasy and reality.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Kaizo Kamoda, Naho Kimura, Yoshiaki Makita

Votes: 440

46. Tuvalu (1999)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova, Philippe Clay, Terrence Gillespie

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $0.41M

47. Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)

119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baishô, Mansaku Fuwa

Votes: 2,398 | Gross: $0.06M



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