All Around the World Movies I Like

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1. Little England (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance

One home, one secret, one man, two sisters. The 20 year old Orsa is madly in love with the lieutenant Spyros Maltabes. As a closed character she won't reveal her secret to anyone. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Votes: 5,501

2. Impressions of a Drowned Man (2015)

82 min | Drama

Totally disconnected from his past and memory, the Passenger tries to define himself confronted by his pre-determined fate, a fate that he has to re-live upon every anniversary of his death.

Director: Kyros Papavassiliou | Stars: Thodoris Pentidis, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Christodoulos Martas, Nektarios Theodorou

Votes: 48

3. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 649,443 | Gross: $33.23M

4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

92 Metascore

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 98,369 | Gross: $5.99M

5. Love Me If You Dare (2003)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Thibault Verhaeghe, Joséphine Lebas-Joly

Votes: 63,461 | Gross: $0.55M

6. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 58,751 | Gross: $2.06M

7. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 172,391 | Gross: $6.39M

8. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 91,492 | Gross: $16.76M

9. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 42,797 | Gross: $3.49M

10. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 15,512

11. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 321,460 | Gross: $11.29M

12. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 57,677 | Gross: $3.21M

13. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 550,013 | Gross: $57.60M

14. Read My Lips (2001)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivier Perrier

Votes: 12,525 | Gross: $1.36M

15. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 240,400 | Gross: $0.69M

16. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 206,498 | Gross: $5.38M

17. What If... (2012)

111 min | Drama, Romance

Athens, Greece, The age of Economic crisis. Demetris is a highly independent man, living a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When the moment arrives, his choice will ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Papakaliatis | Stars: Christopher Papakaliatis, Marina Kalogirou, Giorgos Konstadinou, Maro Kodou

Votes: 6,908

18. The Magic Beans (2015)

101 min | Comedy

Four friends overcome their insecurities in surreal and unexpected ways after eating a plate of 'magic' beans.

Director: Theo Panayides | Stars: Petros Giorkatzis, Ioanna Kordatou, Antreas Koutsoumbas, Christina Marouchou

Votes: 15

19. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 36,569 | Gross: $6.11M

20. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 90,699 | Gross: $4.02M

21. Harisma (2010)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ismini is in her early 30s. She is cultivated, delicate, sensitive and... emotionally handicapped. She has developed a simplistic system of defense to protect her emotions: no one is to ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Ioakeimidi | Stars: Vasso Kavalieratou, Makis Papadimitriou, Yannis Tsortekis, Donatos Tatsis

Votes: 172

22. Love Struck (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A love story with unpredictable twists and turns between perception and reality, love and its complications and the faults of human nature, Apo Erota (Lovestruck) is a romantic tale with a twist.

Director: Thodoris Atheridis | Stars: Smaragda Karydi, Panayiota Vlanti, Thodoris Atheridis, Constantine Markoulakis

Votes: 781

23. Christmas Tango (2011)

102 min | Drama, Romance

At the time of the Greek junta, in an isolated army camp, a lieutenant forces a soldier to teach him the tango in order to ask the wife of his Colonel to dance with him.

Director: Nikos Koutelidakis | Stars: Giannis Bezos, Yannis Stankoglou, Antinoos Albanis, Vicky Papadopoulou

Votes: 2,564

24. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 40,870 | Gross: $1.55M

25. Cloudy Sunday (2015)

116 min | Drama, Music, War

During the tumultuous 1943, against the backdrop of a German-occupied Thessaloniki, two star-crossed lovers struggle to surmount prejudice and fear, as the brutalities against the town's persecuted Jewish community escalate.

Director: Manousos Manousakis | Stars: Andreas Konstantinou, Haris Fragoulis, Hristina Heila-Fameli, Vasiliki Troufakou

Votes: 1,162

26. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,111 | Gross: $0.12M

27. Baba Joon (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

The son of a family of Iranian farmers in Israel rebels against his strong-willed father.

Director: Yuval Delshad | Stars: Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami, David Diaan, Rafael Eliasi

Votes: 340

28. Interruption (II) (2015)

109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A post modern theater adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy takes place in a central theater of Athens. Like every night, the audience take their seats and the play begins. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Zois | Stars: Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Maria Kallimani, Alexia Kaltsiki, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 346

29. La Famille Bélier (2014)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing.

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera

Votes: 21,791

30. Worlds Apart (2015)

113 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

In modern-day Greece, while socioeconomic turmoil ravages Southern Europe, three distinct stories unfold, each representing a different generation of Greeks in love with a foreigner, each story coming together in the end to form a whole.

Director: Christopher Papakaliatis | Stars: J.K. Simmons, Maria Kavoyianni, Andrea Osvárt, Christopher Papakaliatis

Votes: 7,084

31. Committed (I) (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A chance meeting between a man being pressured to propose to his girlfriend and a runaway bride.

Director: Stelana Kliris | Stars: Melia Kreiling, Orestes Sophocleous, Dimitris Xystras, Alexia Paraskeva

Votes: 792

32. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 30,749 | Gross: $0.85M

33. Boy on the Bridge (2016)

85 min | Drama

In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates' careless summer days of riding his bike and tantalizing the local residents come to an abrupt end when he finds himself at ... See full summary »

Director: Petros Charalambous | Stars: Toni Dimitriou, Kika Georgiou, Kostas Dimitriou, Andreas C. Tselepos

Votes: 116

34. Girls in the Sun (1968)

80 min | Drama, Romance

A shepherd falls in love with an English tourist in Greece.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Anne Lonnberg, Kostas Bakas, Miranta Myrat

Votes: 393

35. A Perfect Plan (2012)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A successful woman in love tries to break her family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce, by dashing to the alter with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil | Stars: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol

Votes: 7,383

36. Happy Birthday (II) (2017)

Drama

When George sees his daughter Margarita facing him through the teargas, he and his wife Sofia decide that father and daughter should go to their country house for a few days in an attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Christos Georgiou | Stars: Mirto Alikaki, Dimitris Imellos, Nefeli Kouri, Vasilis Magouliotis

Votes: 38

37. Tzamaika (2017)

98 min | Comedy

Akis drives a taxi trying to make do with his debts. Timos is a famous TV presenter who lives every day as if it was his last. Akis and Timos, very close as young brothers but alienated in ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Morfonios | Stars: Hovik Karampetian, Nikoleta Kotsailidou, Fanis Mouratidis, Kostas Nikouli

Votes: 470

38. Malèna (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 79,788 | Gross: $3.43M

39. The Postman (Il Postino) (1994)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 30,520 | Gross: $21.85M

40. I Am Not an Easy Man (2018)

98 min | Comedy

A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author.

Director: Eléonore Pourriat | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Pierre Benezit, Blanche Gardin

Votes: 8,788

41. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 32,469 | Gross: $4.57M

42. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 29,574 | Gross: $3.31M

43. 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.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 83,031

44. Mirage (2018)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Two storms separated by 25 years. A woman murdered. A daughter missed. Only 72 hours to discover the truth.

Director: Oriol Paulo | Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Morte

Votes: 15,865

45. Smuggling Hendrix (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Yiannis, a faded musician who is about to leave Cyprus for a better life abroad, sees his plans turned upside down when his dog runs away and crosses the Buffer Zone that separates the "... See full summary »

Director: Marios Piperides | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Fatih Al, Vicky Papadopoulou, Özgür Karadeniz

Votes: 355

46. Pity (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

77 Metascore

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

Director: Babis Makridis | Stars: Evdoxia Androulidaki, Georgina Chryskioti, Yannis Drakopoulos, Makis Papadimitriou

Votes: 1,130

48. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 105,250 | Gross: $2.73M



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