The Gotta See List

by djamar2004 | created - 28 Nov 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Films I'd like to see one day

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1. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 9,675 | Gross: $0.46M

2. Obugyosama! Part 1 (2015 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

A crafty mysterious gentleman Ken Matsudaira comes to a riverside park and office where three pretty girls have their problems on male-and-female relationships and decides to instruct them on their problems to free them.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kozue Akimoto, Katsumata Ani, Ken Matsudaira, Ayaka Morita

Votes: 661

3. The Enemy Within (2013)

107 min | Crime, Drama

A violent dilemma in Athens today.

Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos | Stars: Manolis Mavromatakis, Maria Zorba, Yiorgos Gallos, Antonis Karistinos

Votes: 550

4. The Judgment (2014)

107 min | Drama

A father and a son live in a poor area, near the Bulgarian-Turkish-Greek border.

Director: Stephan Komandarev | Stars: Assen Blatechki, Ovanes Torosian, Ina Nikolova, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic

Votes: 865

5. Miss Violence (2013)

98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

An unnerving story about a horrid family drama kept behind closed doors, and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems.

Director: Alexandros Avranas | Stars: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Eleni Roussinou, Sissy Toumasi

Votes: 5,867

6. Kim (I) (2015)

81 min | Drama

Kim is a raw love triangle about tape and freedom.

Director: Tobias Rydin | Stars: Daniel Gill, Siri Hjorton Wagner, Daniel Larsson, Sarah Meijer

Votes: 8

7. Crime Scene Cleaner (2011–2018)

26 min | Comedy, Crime

The bizarre everyday adventures of Heiko "Schotty" Schotte, whose profession is to clean up crime scenes.

Stars: Bjarne Mädel, Peer Martiny, Jörg Pose, Jule Böwe

Votes: 4,562

8. The Pearl Button (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Martín Calderón, Cristina, Patricio Guzmán, Ema Malig

Votes: 1,987

9. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 17,932

10. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 14,265

11. Bota (2014)

104 min | Drama

One week at the Bota café. Nothing happens. Everything happens.

Directors: Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci | Stars: Flonja Kodheli, Artur Gorishti, Fioralba Kryemadhi, Tinka Kurti

Votes: 137

12. Brink of Life (1958)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Votes: 2,067

13. Coma (2019)

Sci-Fi

After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Argunov | Stars: Milos Bikovic, Lyubov Aksyonova, Aleksey Serebryakov, Anton Pampushnyy

Votes: 20

14. My Aunt in Sarajevo (2016)

58 min | Drama

Obstinate Swedish daughter forces her father to confront his younger Bosnian self on a trip to Sarajevo.

Director: Goran Kapetanovic | Stars: Milan Dragisic, Julia Ragnarsson, Sadzida Setic, Irena Mulamuhic

Votes: 114

15. The Modern Project (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

"The Modern project" is about this phenomenon of the isolated group.There is no real reference to the outer world and the rules seem to be made up as they go along. It's a film about the ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Källrot | Stars: Karin Bengtsson, Sigmund Hovind, Ylva Olaison, Sally Palmquist Procopé

Votes: 23

16. Bjudlocket (2016)

28 min | Short, Drama

Ah, Sweden. Prosperity. Tolerance and equality. ABBA, social democracy and clean fresh air and... snus - the superstrong smokeless tobacco that is forbidden all over Europe. A harmless ... See full summary »

Directors: Bengt Persson, Melker Sundén | Stars: Matti Boustedt, Tim Plester, Juan Rodríguez, Andrea Larsdotter

Votes: 6

17. Afskåret (2016)

82 min | Drama

On her way to the Swedish highlands, 19-year old Sarah receives a disturbing text; a compromising sex video of her may be circulating the Internet. While determining the existence of this ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Fløe | Stars: Emilie Kruse, Morten Deurell, Mira Brandes, Thomas Magnussen

Votes: 17

18. Where the Windmills Are (2016)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

7th grader Thomas lives in a small city in Denmark. He's in love with the schools tough girl, Vikki and to get close to her, he has to help her and a gang of older boys blow up their teachers bike. The head of the gang is Vikki's boyfriend.

Director: Mads Erichsen | Stars: Nikolaj Petersen, Maria Petersen, Elias Munk, Meike Bahnsen

Votes: 46

19. Sand Storm (2016)

87 min | Drama

74 Metascore

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Old Stone (2016)

Unrated | 80 min | Thriller

72 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

Director: Johnny Ma | Stars: Gang Chen, Nai An, Hongwei Wang, Zebin Zhang

Votes: 381 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Hibana (2016– )

60 min | Drama

A young comedian in Tokyo tries to make it big with his partner in their duo bit of Manzai (a type of Japanese Abbot and Costello comedy) along the way he meets an older comedian who drives... See full summary »

Stars: Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka, Masao Yoshii, Nahana

Votes: 423

22. Dearest (2014)

128 min | Drama

A story centered around a divorced couple living in a southern Chinese city Shenzhen and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Wei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong, Lei Hao

Votes: 1,763

23. The Castle of Purity (1973)

110 min | Drama

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bracho

Votes: 1,095

24. Here Is Your Life (1966)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson, Bo Wahlström

Votes: 717

25. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 89,206 | Gross: $2.29M

26. The Workshop (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

74 Metascore

The scene is set one Summer in La Ciotat, a town near Marseille which used to be prosperous thanks to its huge dockyard but has been in decline since its closing 25 years before. It is in ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean, Mamadou Doumbia

Votes: 1,366 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (2016)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

A young Canadian poet with Chinese and Persian parents travels to Iran to perform at a poetry festival.

Director: Ann Marie Fleming | Stars: Ellen Page, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sandra Oh, Navid Negahban

Votes: 386

28. Trädgårdsgatan (2017)

110 min | Drama, Romance

Eric and Elin meet as adults and reminisce about when they met for the first time. Their parents were addicts but for a couple of months they lived together as a family. This time together still defines who they are and what they became.

Director: Olof Spaak | Stars: Karin Franz Körlof, Simon J. Berger, Emil Algpeus, Nike Ringqvist

Votes: 118

29. Thorn (2017)

82 min | Drama

Lisa and Jacob just got married. The same night, they drive away for their honeymoon somewhere in the countryside of Denmark. However, Jacob has no idea where they are going as Lisa has ... See full summary »

Director: Gavriil Tzafkas | Stars: Jens Sætter-Lassen, Neel Rønholt, Olaf Johannessen, Vibeke Hastrup

Votes: 55

30. Easy Living (2009– )

45 min | Drama

Tapio, as family man is deep in debt and married to a financially irresponsible woman he cannot control. To avoid disaster, he starts doing questionable jobs for a career criminal.

Stars: Carl-Kristian Rundman, Anu Sinisalo, Sanna Toivanen, Antto Orasmaa

Votes: 345

31. The Great Buddha+ (2017)

102 min | Drama

80 Metascore

One day when Pickle's and his colleague, Belly Bottom's television is broken, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Hsin-yao Huang | Stars: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang

Votes: 2,220

32. Indian Horse (2017)

101 min | Drama

Follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.

Director: Stephen S. Campanelli | Stars: Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 805 | Gross: $1.89M

33. Waru (2017)

86 min | Drama

A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi (funeral) of a small boy Waru who dies at the hands of his caregiver and how the boys death impacts the community.

Directors: Ainsley Gardiner, Casey Kaa, Renae Maihi, Awanui Simich-Pene, Briar Grace Smith, Paula Whetu Jones, Chelsea Winstanley, Katie Wolfe | Stars: Awahina Rose Ashby, Jonny Brugh, Amber Cureen, Roimata Fox

Votes: 198

34. Apostasy (2017)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

A faithful Jehovah's Witness is forced to shun her own sister because of a religious transgression. As the separation draws out, she starts to question the meaning of God's love.

Director: Daniel Kokotajlo | Stars: Robert Emms, Siobhan Finneran, Jessica Baglow, Bronwyn James

Votes: 1,266

35. Scaffolding (2017)

90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »

Director: Matan Yair | Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger

Votes: 400

36. Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino, Michela Cescon, Giorgio Colangeli

Votes: 1,856

37. O Animal Cordial (2017)

98 min | Horror, Thriller

The tense survival tale is set over several late-night hours in a sparsely-peopled Brazilian restaurant. When an armed robbery interrupts an already-terse dynamic between boss and customer,... See full summary »

Director: Gabriela Amaral | Stars: Murilo Benício, Luciana Paes, Irandhir Santos, Camila Morgado

Votes: 369

38. Aniara (2018)

R | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Directors: Pella Kagerman, Hugo Lilja | Stars: Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian, Anneli Martini

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Sword of the Beast (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama

After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains.

Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita, Toshie Kimura

Votes: 2,193

40. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

90 Metascore

The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 9,110

41. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 4,001

42. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 5,094

43. Sanjuro (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 27,801

44. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 96,922



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