Winners of the Grand Prix des Amériques (Montreal World Film Festival)

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2. 1+1=3 (1979)

85 min | Comedy

An unmarried actress in Munich becomes pregnant but decides against marrying the child's father, and eventually moves in with a more agreeable man she meets on a winter sports holiday.

Director: Heidi Genée | Stars: Adelheid Arndt, Luzian Walter Bappert, Hark Bohm, Gerhard Einert

Votes: 14

3. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 7,997 | Gross: $7.06M

4. Fontamara (1980)

139 min | Drama

Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Michele Placido, Ida Di Benedetto, Antonella Murgia, Imma Piro

Votes: 48

5. The Chosen (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller

Votes: 1,678

6. Brimstone & Treacle (1982)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright, Suzanna Hamilton

Votes: 1,272

7. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 755

8. The Go Masters (1982)

123 min | Drama

Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese rival meet in China to play a game of Go (loosely described as an Asian version of chess)... See full summary »

Directors: Ji-shun Duan, Jun'ya Satô, Shu'an Liu | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Misako Konno, Nobuko Otowa, Hideji Ôtaki

Votes: 146

9. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 4,429

10. Padre nuestro (1985)

91 min | Drama

On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal who has lived in the Vatican for 30 years learns he has a granddaughter, born without a father to his own illegitimate ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Regueiro | Stars: Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, Victoria Abril, Amelia de la Torre

Votes: 110

11. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 15,927 | Gross: $2.00M

12. The Kid Brother (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama

The disruptions caused in the life of 13 year old Kenny born with underdeveloped legs, removed to replace other missing bones at 6 months old when a French film company comes to do a film about his life and family.

Director: Claude Gagnon | Stars: Kenny Easterday, Caitlin Clarke, Liane Curtis, Zach Grenier

Votes: 183

13. La lectrice (1988)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Miou-Miou, Christian Ruché, Sylvie Laporte, Michel Raskine

Votes: 1,441 | Gross: $0.70M

14. Freedom Is Paradise (1989)

76 min | Drama

Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison. The conditions are like in a penal institution. Sasha... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Sergey Bodrov, Aleksandr Bureyev, Svetlana Gaytan, I. Khanbudagov

Votes: 226

16. Salmonberries (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Eugene Omiak

Votes: 544 | Gross: $0.10M

17. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 3,129

19. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 29,288 | Gross: $2.20M

20. Georgia (1995)

R | 115 min | Drama, Music

81 Metascore

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich

Votes: 2,660 | Gross: $1.11M

21. Different for Girls (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Miriam Margolyes, Saskia Reeves

Votes: 1,799 | Gross: $0.21M

22. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 52,061 | Gross: $0.93M

23. The Quarry (1998)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Hänsel | Stars: John Lynch, Jonny Phillips, Oscar Petersen, Sylvia Esau

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Full Moon (1998)

124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The day after the night of the full moon, 12 children all 10 years of age are found to be missing in the four language regions of Switzerland. The police and the media reassuringly claim that there are plenty of leads and clues.

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Hanspeter Müller, Lilo Baur, Benedict Freitag, Mariebelle Kuhn

Votes: 154

25. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 14,063 | Gross: $1.81M

26. The Taste of Others (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 8,499 | Gross: $0.64M

27. Innocence (2000)

R | 94 min | Drama

73 Metascore

After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers. Widowed musician Andreas decides to get back in touch with ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Julia Blake, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Kristine Van Pellicom, Kenny Aernouts

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $0.29M

28. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 7,257 | Gross: $0.13M

29. Abandoned (2001)

100 min | Drama

Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best... See full summary »

Director: Árpád Sopsits | Stars: Tamás Mészáros, Szabolcs Csizmadia, Attila Zsilák, Péter Müller

Votes: 501

30. The Best Day of My Life (2002)

100 min | Drama

The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion.

Director: Cristina Comencini | Stars: Virna Lisi, Margherita Buy, Sandra Ceccarelli, Luigi Lo Cascio

Votes: 917

31. The Cordon (2002)

70 min | Action, Drama

Set in Belgrade over Easter weekend in 1997, the film involves a group of policemen who respond to the city's political turmoil. Due to the overthrow of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic, ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Milutin Milosevic, Marko Nikolic, Dragan Petrovic-Pele, Nenad Jezdic

Votes: 320

32. The Syrian Bride (2004)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 3,096 | Gross: $0.38M

33. Off Screen (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Jan Decleir, Astrid Joosten, Theu Boermans

Votes: 1,212

34. A Long Walk (2006)

136 min | Drama

Matsutaro Yasuda, a retired girl's High School Principal who has lost his wife to alcoholism and is forsaken by his Daughter, moves to an old apartment in a country town. Yasuda, at his new... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Okuda | Stars: Ken Ogata, Hana Sugiura, Saki Takaoka, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 157

36. Ben X (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 17,760 | Gross: $0.00M

37. A Secret (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Cécile de France, Patrick Bruel, Ludivine Sagnier, Julie Depardieu

Votes: 2,831 | Gross: $0.62M

38. Departures (2008)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music

68 Metascore

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 44,741 | Gross: $1.54M

39. Korkoro (2009)

111 min | Drama, War

60 Metascore

A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Marc Lavoine, Marie-Josée Croze, James Thierrée, Mathias Laliberté

Votes: 1,102 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Oxygen (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Two young men share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?

Director: Hans Van Nuffel | Stars: Stef Aerts, Wouter Hendrickx, Marie Vinck, Rik Verheye

Votes: 1,140

41. Come as You Are (2011)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Charlotte Timmers, Roos Van Vlaenderen, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Karel Vingerhoets

Votes: 6,700

43. Life Feels Good (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland's transition in the 1980s and 90s.

Director: Maciej Pieprzyca | Stars: Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Helena Sujecka

Votes: 1,801

44. Perfect Obedience (2014)

99 min | Drama

Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve "the perfect obedience".

Director: Luis Urquiza | Stars: Juan Manuel Bernal, Sebastián Aguirre, Juan Ignacio Aranda, Luis Ernesto Franco

Votes: 716

45. Mad Love (2015)

107 min | Drama, Romance

1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well. Admired priest... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Ramos | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Blanc, Diane Rouxel, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 183

46. The Constitution (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

The story follows four people who live in the same building, but avoid each other because of the differences in their assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion.

Director: Rajko Grlic | Stars: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Bozidar Smiljanic

Votes: 2,086

47. ...And Suddenly the Dawn (2017)

195 min | Drama

An author comes back to his hometown in Patagonia, four decades after fleeing it during the repressive Pinochet regime.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Julio Jung, Sergio Hernández, Magdalena Müller, Arnaldo Berríos

Votes: 44

48. Curtiz (2019)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942.

Director: Tamas Yvan Topolanszky | Stars: Evelin Dobos, Björn Freiberg, Lili Bordán, Nikolett Barabas

Votes: 53



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