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1. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,425 | Gross: $0.25M

2. Elephant Walk (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

6.4
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The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,964

3. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana Parthiepan, Nandita Das

Votes: 6,391

4. Burning Birds (2016)

84 min | Drama

7.3
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Burning Birds is Sri Lankan film written and directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film world premiered at 21st Busan International Film Festival (2016) under its New Currents Competition.

Director: Sanjeewa Pushpakumara | Stars: Shyam Fernando, Anoma Janadari, Samanalee Fonseka, Mahendra Perera

Votes: 55

5. Sankara (2007)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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Young Buddhist monk Ananda, arrives at a temple in order to restore its paintings. These paintings depict Thelapaththa Jathakaya, a moral story where Lord Buddha said that a man with a big ... See full summary »

Director: Prasanna Jayakody | Stars: Thumindu Dodantenne, Sachini Ayendra, Nilua Heenkendaarachchi, K.A. Milton Perera

Votes: 122

6. Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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This is an extraordinary tale from over 2600 years ago, of a Prince who is endowed with everything he needs and more. Luxury, palaces and all hearts desires, are provided to him by his ... See full summary »

Director: Saman Weeraman | Stars: Gagan Malik, Anchal Singh, Ranjan Ramanayake, Anshu Malik

Votes: 181

7. Goal (I) (2018)

99 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.5
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Goal is the story of bunch of ordinary village children who challenge the impossible with the help of a teacher who refuses to see them fail.

Director: Rohan Perera | Stars: Jayalath Manoratne, Chandani Senevirathna, Kaushalaya Fernando, Nayana Hettiarachchi

Votes: 69

8. Aloko Udapadi (2017)

113 min | Drama, History

9.5
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Aloko Udapadi (Light Arose) is an Epic Film of the unswerving human effort, to record for all time, a unique spiritual heritage. In 89 BC, King Walagamba of Sinhala kingdom (present day Sri... See full summary »

Directors: Chathra Weeraman, Bharatha Hettiarachchi | Stars: Uddika Premarathna, Dilhani Ekanayake, Roshan Ravindra, Menaka Peiris

Votes: 6,518

9. Butterfly Symphony (2013)

119 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.2
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Vadeesha Devaminda Wickramanayaka is a highly creative and sensitive young music student in his school. A special love letter that he finds accidentally, written by Punya, a women, more ... See full summary »

Director: Jayantha Chandrasiri | Stars: Yashoda Wimaladharma, Uddika Premarathna, Pubudu Chathuranga, Wilson Gunaratne

Votes: 771

10. Ali Kathawa (2017)

Fantasy

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Director: Sunil Ariyaratne | Stars: Kaushalaya Fernando, Kaushalya Fernando, Wilson Gunaratne, Yehani Hansika

Votes: 18

11. With You, Without You (2012)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The film set, in post war Sri Lanka, brings us close to two characters who collide quite accidentally, and through them we experience the deep and seemingly unbridgeable chasm that conflict... See full summary »

Director: Prasanna Vithanage | Stars: Shyam Fernando, Anjali Patil, Maheshwari Ratnam, Wasantha Moragoda

Votes: 174

12. Sakkarang (2015)

117 min | Drama, History

7.7
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Sakkarang is about a community of traditional dancers who lived in the hinterland of colonial Ceylon (Sri Lanka).Their bonded duty is to perform in the annual festival of the Temple of the ... See full summary »

Director: Darmasena Pathiraja | Stars: Prasidini Athapaththu, Pubudu Chathuranga, Nita Fernando, Bimal Jayakodi

Votes: 18

13. It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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53 Metascore

As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Denis Podalydès

Votes: 797 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A minute-by-minute account of the Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami told through amateur video footage of people who were there.

Director: Janice Sutherland | Stars: Shonti Breisch, Jai Breisch

Votes: 256

15. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: Chris Anderson, Peter Bouckaert, James Brabazon, Guillermo Cervera

Votes: 627

16. Spies Inc. (1992)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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Spies from different nationalities stationed in a small Asian island work out a plot to create an international incident taking profit from it. Defrauding CIA through fake reports and ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Thomas | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Alice Krige, Robert Loggia, Diane Ladd

Votes: 61

17. Him, Here, After (2012)

104 min | Drama

8.1
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Director: Asoka Handagama | Stars: Dharshan Dharmaraj, Subashini Balasubramaniyam, Gregory Philip Ferminus, Raja Ganeshan

Votes: 35

18. Sacred Cow (1990)

135 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Director: Chandaratne Mapitigama | Stars: Menike Attanayaka, Veena Jayakody, Ravindra Randeniya, Chandi Rasika

Votes: 5

19. Frangipani (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Frangipani movi sinhala film

Director: Visakesa Chandrasekaram | Stars: Jehan Sri Kanth, Dasun Pathirana, Yasodha Rasanduni

Votes: 52

20. Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World (2011 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

7.7
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In the documentary Bettany Hughes visits 7 sites important to Buddism: Bodh Gaya, India; Bodanath Stupa, Nepal; Temple of The Tooth, Sri Lanka; Wat Pho Temple, Thailand; Angkor Wat, ... See full summary »

Director: Faris Kermani | Stars: Bettany Hughes, Dinar Boontharn, Mario Cee, Ani Choying Dolma

Votes: 81

21. Life Asked Death (2016)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Life Asked Death highlights the scale of pain and suffering that needs to be urgently addressed in Asia, and offers insights into the positive outcomes that can be achieved even in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Hill | Star: Baroness Ilora Finlay

22. Diving Into 'Blue Water, White Death' (2007 Video)

G | 24 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Stars: Tom Chapin, Rodney Fox, Tom Gimbel, Peter Lake

23. The Fishing Net (1997)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Nimal and Sirima with their father, live in a village where the passenger transport is only a lorry coverted into a bus. Nimal wants to join police force. He goes to house of the police ... See full synopsis »

Director: H.D. Premaratne | Stars: Daya Alwis, Jackson Anthony, Razi Anwar, Grace Ariyawimal

Votes: 15

24. Le livre de cristal (1994)

110 min | Drama

3.5
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Director: Patricia Plattner | Stars: Jean-François Balmer, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Douglas Ranasinghe, Swarna Mallawarachchi

Votes: 8

25. Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Before the 30th anniversary, Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade director examines relevance of Pride celebrations internationally. He travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Christie | Star: Ken Coolen

Votes: 113

26. Buddha Wild: Monk in a Hut (2006)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Buddha Wild Monk in the Hut is the story of a group of Thai and Sri Lankan monks, living around their temple in a country far far from home.Anna Wilding gives the commentary in this ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Wilding | Stars: Anna Wilding, Phra Sathuwanda, Chalerm Chanaphan, Chaip Saissard

Votes: 141

27. Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary presenting the realities of coming out in lesser developed countries.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Maher Sabry

Votes: 135

28. Loku Duwa (1994)

150 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Sumitra Peries | Stars: Gamini Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrama, Kamal Addaraarachchi, Daya Alwis

Votes: 18

29. The Bitter Taste of Tea (2008 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.8
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Poor rewards and toxic work conditions plague worldwide tea production despite fair trade brands and good intentions.

Directors: Erling Borgen, Tom Heinemann | Stars: Tisra Basanti, Parthima Bivi, Ritt Bjerregaard, Andrew Dawson

Votes: 10

30. Joyful Journeys (2018)

85 min | Drama

7.7
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"Madhura Charika" is a poignant story about Wilson Godamanne, an 85-year old former film actor,who lives with his son,daughter in law and two grandchildren in the picturesque hill country of Sri Lanka.

Director: Udayakantha Warnasuriya | Stars: Ramani Alakolange, Tissa Bandaranayake, Sarath Chandrasiri, Udeni Chandrasiri

Votes: 7

31. The Friend (V) (2019)

3 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

9.3
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A month after the events of The Summoning, Kasun walks down a lonely road. But is he truly alone?

Director: Akash Sk | Stars: Kasun Rathnasiri, Shenic Tissera

Votes: 10

32. The Ayubowan Women's Project Film (2006)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Chronicles an organization helping women achieve financial stability in a Sri Lankan fishing village devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Director: Michelle Paymar | Star: Solène Delahousse

33. Parents Came to Me to Sri Lanka (2017)

30 min | Short, Drama

5.2
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Downshifter Alex lives in Sri Lanka as a white king. Parents' arrival coincides with mystical appearance of the local deity, Shamka, in the village. Alex's peaceful life ends at this point.

Director: Vera Vodynski | Stars: Eduard Chekmazov, Andrey Filippak, Elena Lemeshko, Ajith Manjula

Votes: 5

34. Legacy of the Cannibal God (2002 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: G. Vitacane | Stars: Ursula Andress, Claudio Cassinelli, Stacy Keach, Antonio Marsina

35. Becoming Family (2006)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary

8.7
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An inspiring true story of tsunami relief, filmed on location in Sri Lanka.

Director: Carl Strecker | Stars: David Cao, Bob Connolly, Kushil Gunasekera, Nuzhath Hafsa

Votes: 20

36. Bhikkhuni - Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution (2018)

70 min | Documentary

9.0
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It is a documentary film about the revival of women's ordination in Theravada Buddhism. Shortly after Enlightenment, the Buddha said: "I shall not come to my final passing away, until my ... See full summary »

Director: Malgorzata Dobrowolska | Stars: Dhammananda Bhikkuni, Bhikkhuni Gautami, Bhikkhuni Kusuma, Ellen Posman

Votes: 9

37. My Mother Is in Sri Lanka (1987)

90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Remo Legnazzi, Jürg Neuenschwander | Stars: Ratha Sivaramalingam, Puniya Sundarampillai, Magheswaran Naganathy

38. The City (1993)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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Banda and wife Siriya live in a village by the forest. Cananbis is growm in the forest by the hunter. Sira, a lorry driver working for a timber merchant, comes to the village by the lorry ... See full synopsis »

Director: H.D. Premaratne | Stars: Dilani Abeywardena, Menike Attanayaka, Elson Divituragama, G. Goonawardena

Votes: 10

39. The Great Religions: Buddhism (1962)

24 min | Documentary

8.4
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This religion encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha. The Buddha lived and ... See full summary »

Director: David Millar | Star: Douglas Rain

Votes: 14

40. Elude (2018)

35 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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Akash and Laxmi, a newly married couple, thought they were building their perfect life together; until 'that' day. Now, Akash is trying to escape his haunting past, but at the cost of his sanity.

Director: Andrew Sean | Stars: Gowri Shankar, Showthamini Shanthakumar, Shayne Bradley, Portia Perera

41. Rice & Honey: Sri Lanka, Children in War (1994)

53 min | Documentary, War

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In this film Sinhala and Tamil children relate how the ethnic conflict in their country of Sri Lanka has affected them, their parents, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Herzel Jacoby

42. How Far 2 Heaven? (2011)

68 min | Documentary, Adventure

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A film shot entirely by tsunami survivors, first as kids then as adolescents found by photograph 6 years later. Zen tragedy, organic verite, situational PTSD, displaying the artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ryan Paul | Stars: Gogan Andrado, Dyso Delima, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Nuwan Jayathilake

43. Seeing Ceylon (1952)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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In this travelogue of Ceylon, the first stop is Colombo, the capital and chief seaport of this island nation. A lighthouse at the end of the main street is the chief landmark. The port is ... See full summary »

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 31

44. This World of Ours: Ceylon (1953)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Travelogue highlighting the East Asian island of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka.

Star: Art Gilmore

45. WordLoveWorldLove (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 46 min | Documentary

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A journey of children's words and art, sent in response to the children of tsunami-stricken Kalmunai, Sri Lanka, this uplifting story captures with beautiful sensitivity, the innocence and ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Papa

46. Men in White: Virtus in Arduis (2017)

Documentary, Short

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48. The Joyous Farmer (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Lacking the motivation to work during a drought, a poor, alcoholic farmer is prescribed experimental medication to enhance his work ethic.

Director: Hiran Balasuriya | Stars: Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke, Thushara Hettihamu

49. Still Life (IV) (2009)

14 min | Short, Drama

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Krishna, a young Sri Lankan Londoner, is hell bent on earning 'respect' in this time-fractured drama which offers an imaginative take on gang culture.

Directors: Kuvera Sivalingam, Nelson Sivalingam | Stars: Nelson Sivalingam, Padma Thuraisingam, Sripathy Sivanadiyan, Raji Nesarajah

50. Circles of Violence: A Return to Sri Lanka (2007 Video)

Documentary

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A personal exploration that exposes the island's dark history and tries to make sense of the deeper processes beneath the violence.



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