Top 30 : Best Flemish movies (beste vlaamse films aller tijden)

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1. Daens (1992)

138 min | Biography, Drama, History

In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Jan Decleir, Gérard Desarthe, Antje de Boeck, Michael Pas

Votes: 3,549

2. Blueberry Hill (1989)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A group of teenagers, unprepared for their final exams due to their indulgence in more pleasurable pursuits, barricade themselves in their school and challenge their despised and sadistic ... See full summary »

Director: Robbe De Hert | Stars: Michael Pas, Babette van Veen, Hilde Heijnen, Frank Aendenboom

Votes: 322

3. Bullhead (2011)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Jeanne Dandoy, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 20,726 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Loft (I) (2008)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Filip Peeters, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruno Vanden Broecke

Votes: 19,493

5. The Misfortunates (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny?

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Kenneth Vanbaeden, Valentijn Dhaenens, Koen De Graeve, Wouter Hendrickx

Votes: 8,797

6. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance

70 Metascore

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 36,491 | Gross: $0.18M

7. The Memory of a Killer (2003)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detectives of the Antwerp police department. They are confronted with the murder on a leading executive and put all their effort to catch the murderer.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt, Jan Decleir, Laurien Van den Broeck

Votes: 9,035 | Gross: $0.33M

8. 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: 1,143

9. Mijn vriend (1979)

PG-13 | 126 min | Crime, Drama

When the gendarmes order a garage owner to open the boot of his car, they find a treasure of shares, jewels, gold and bonds. They belong to an old opera singer who got robbed. The garage ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Peter Faber, André van den Heuvel, Dirk de Batist, Magda Cnudde

Votes: 51

10. Het vonnis (2013)

111 min | Drama, Thriller

A man takes on his country's justice system after a procedural error that released his wife's murderer drives him to take matters into his own hands.

Director: Jan Verheyen | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Johan Leysen, Veerle Baetens, Jappe Claes

Votes: 2,469

11. Belgica (2016)

127 min | Drama

63 Metascore

The drama follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium's nightlife scene.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Stefaan De Winter, Dominique Van Malder

Votes: 3,700

12. Time of My Life (2012)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their days enjoying their youth and turbulent (love) life. Mario Verstraete (Koen De Graeve... See full summary »

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Koen De Graeve, Geert Van Rampelberg, Lotte Pinoy, Michel van Dousselaere

Votes: 1,203

13. Moscow, Belgium (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey | Stars: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh, Anemone Valcke

Votes: 3,660

14. Sum of Histories (2015)

86 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

What would you do if you could change the past?

Director: Lukas Bossuyt | Stars: Leo Achten, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Koen De Graeve, Tom Hirst

Votes: 674

15. Zaman (1983)

90 min | Crime

An undercover inspector of the Antwerp criminal investigation unit faces problems not only in his professional life, but also at home. When he is partnered with a young, over-confident ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Le Bon | Stars: Marc Janssen, Herbert Flack, Gerda Lindekens, Mieke Bouve

Votes: 159

16. Rosie (1998)

97 min | Drama

In a juvenile lockup, a new ward answers questions: she's Rosie, 13, no parents, a sister Irene, a brother Michel. In flashbacks we find out what happened. She lives with Irene, who's 27, ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Toye | Stars: Aranka Coppens, Sara de Roo, Dirk Roofthooft, Joost Wynant

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Manneken Pis (1995)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man having lost his familiy as a boy in an accident comes to Brussels. There he falls in love with a girl who drives trams.

Director: Frank Van Passel | Stars: Frank Vercruyssen, Antje de Boeck, Ann Petersen, Wim Opbrouck

Votes: 620

18. Everybody's Famous! (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten

Votes: 3,019 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Crazy Love (1987)

90 min | Drama

Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry Voss, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Michael Pas, Gene Bervoets

Votes: 1,010 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 3,551

21. Het gezin van Paemel (1986)

90 min | Drama, History

Flanders' countryside in Belgium's early decades didn't belong to the hard-working farmers, like patriarch Van Paemel, who would rather die then consider any alternative to knowing his ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cammermans | Stars: Frank Aendenboom, Camilia Blereau, Chris Boni, Raymond Bossaerts

Votes: 220

22. Boerenpsalm (1989)

100 min | Drama

This Flemish heimat-movie after a novel by Felix Timmermans, the title of which translates as "farmers psalm", is about the at first sight idyllic, but actually tragical life of Wortel, a ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Verhavert | Stars: Bert André, Jef Burm, Ludo Busschots, Sabine De Volder

Votes: 138

23. Vrijdag (1980)

96 min | Drama

Georges, a workman in his forties, get unexpected released from jail after being imprisoned for two years for having passed a sexual relation with his daughter. Once arrived home, he ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Claus | Stars: Frank Aendenboom, Kitty Courbois, Herbert Flack, Hilde Van Mieghem

Votes: 134

24. The Ardennes (2015)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama

47 Metascore

A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track.

Director: Robin Pront | Stars: Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet

Votes: 4,181 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Ad Fundum (1993)

98 min | Drama

College initiation rites on one Belgian campus end in tragic death of one freshman. His friends are determined to see the justice done.

Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Tom Van Landuyt, Mathias Sercu, Tom Van Bauwel, Sven De Ridder

Votes: 1,180

26. Café Derby (2015)

98 min | Drama

1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he can sell anything to any one, at any time. When he hears the Pope is coming to Belgium, he spots an opportunity. In close ... See full summary »

Director: Lenny Van Wesemael | Stars: Chloë Daxhelet, Wim Opbrouck, Monic Hendrickx, Charlotte De Wulf

Votes: 377

27. Image (2014)

87 min | Thriller

When Eva, a young journalist, films a documentary about the mean streets in Brussels she soon gets involved in the life of a young Moroccan guy.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Mounir Ait Hamou, Sanâa Alaoui, Gene Bervoets, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts

Votes: 968

28. Marina (2013)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans

Votes: 3,090

29. Hector (1987)

90 min | Comedy

Hector had been in the orphanage for 35 years, until his aunt Ella and uncle Achiel pick him up. They want him to work at their bakery. At his new home he also helps training Achiel's son, ... See full summary »

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Urbanus, Sylvia Millecam, Frank Aendenboom, Herbert Flack

Votes: 1,639



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