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1. Night on Earth (1991)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott

Votes: 51,526 | Gross: $2.02M

2. The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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84 Metascore

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Dome Karukoski, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen

Votes: 9,540 | Gross: $0.18M

4. Opus Zero (2017)

84 min | Drama

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Paul, a composer, arrives in a remote Mexican village where his father has passed away. As his attention shifts to the fate of a missing woman, Paul must come to terms with the memory of his father and the uncertainty of his future.

Director: Daniel Graham | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Andrés Almeida, Carlos Aragón, Irene Azuela

Votes: 66

5. The Man Without a Past (2002)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

M arrives in Helsinki only to be viciously attacked by thugs and pronounced dead by medics. He revives but with no memory of his past or his identity. He rebuilds his life from scratch, but the past inevitably catches up with him.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 20,811 | Gross: $0.92M

6. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 18,913 | Gross: $0.61M

7. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 8,164

8. Drifting Clouds (1996)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Elina Salo, Sakari Kuosmanen

Votes: 6,373

9. L.A. Without a Map (1998)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Tony Peers, Steve Huison, David Tennant, Margo Stanley

Votes: 2,010

10. I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, T.R. Bowen

Votes: 5,303

11. Ariel (1988)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Turo Pajala, Susanna Haavisto, Matti Pellonpää, Eetu Hilkamo

Votes: 5,574

12. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Votes: 6,401

13. Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 4,344

14. La Vie de Bohème (1992)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Evelyne Didi, André Wilms, Kari Väänänen

Votes: 4,538

15. Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 6,012 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)

92 min | Drama

7.3
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This series of vignettes offers ruminations on time, fate and other human mysteries, Each of the film's seven directors conjures a scenario that speaks to some facet of universal experience.

Directors: Kaige Chen, Víctor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismäki, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Marko Haavisto, Ana Sofia Liaño

Votes: 3,082

17. Crime and Punishment (1983)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, set in modern Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Toikka, Aino Seppo, Esko Nikkari, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 1,966

18. Juha (1999)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati Outinen, André Wilms, Markku Peltola

Votes: 2,291

19. Calamari Union (1985)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.1
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An exodus to a better life in Eira

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Timo Eränkö, Kari Heiskanen, Asmo Hurula, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 2,888

20. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )

Documentary

8.2
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A televisual memory of cinema, this documentary series about contemporary filmmakers from around the world, created by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, is a follow-up to the acclaimed initial series "Filmmakers of our time" (1964-1972).

Stars: Jean-Claude Dauphin, Jean Douchet, Claude Chabrol, Luc Moullet

Votes: 80

21. Visions of Europe (2004)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Fatih Akin, Barbara Albert, Sharunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermoso, Arvo Iho, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulík, Malgorzata Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Johanna Troell, Safia Aggoune, Abel Alves, Benzirar Baroudi

Votes: 806

22. Laugh or Die (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 502

23. Whisky (2004)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll | Stars: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, José Pedro Bujaruz

Votes: 4,598

24. Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo

Votes: 1,714

25. Cannes Film Festival (1969– )

News

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A festival for international movies, which give each year the Palme d'Or.

Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Edouard Baer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 34

26. Aaltra (2004)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems ... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Michel de Gavre, Gérard Condejean

Votes: 2,643

27. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpää, Kirsi Tykkyläinen, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 2,653

28. John From (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.4
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Bored by spending the summer in the city, 15-year-old Rita decides to take a fancy to her new neighbor, a photographer who is setting up an exhibit of his shots in Melanesia. What starts as... See full summary »

Director: João Nicolau | Stars: Julia Palha, Clara Riedenstein, Filipe Vargas, Adriano Luz

Votes: 400

29. Centro Histórico (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.3
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A feature film with four stories celebrating the city of Guimarães in the North of Portugal.

Directors: Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Víctor Erice, Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Judite Araujo, Maria Fatima Braga Lima, Marco Carreira, Arlindo Fernandes

Votes: 244

30. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 134

31. Il était une fois... (2003– )

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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Stars: Laurent Lederer, Serge July, Isabella Rossellini, Jean-Claude Carrière

Votes: 23

32. Bad Family (2010)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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After a divorce a father raises his son on his own, while his ex-wife has custody over his daughter. When the mother dies, the brother end sister finally meet again.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pihla Viitala, Vera Kiiskinen

Votes: 821

33. The Worthless (1982)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas, Esko Nikkari

Votes: 979

34. Total Balalaika Show (1994)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.9
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A 57 minute documentary of a Helsinki concert featuring the Leningrad Cowboys and the Alexandrov Red Army Choir and Ballet, who collaborate on a number of US Rock songs sung in English (... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble, Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää

Votes: 641

35. Rocky VI (1986)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.8
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Definitely not to be confused with any of Sylvester Stallone's efforts, this is a wicked satire on 'Rocky IV', in which Rocky takes on the monolithic Russian fighter Igor - and loses. ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Sakari Kuosmanen, Heinäsirkka, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 954

36. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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The Cowboys are lured from Mexico to Coney Island by their former manager who disappeared at the end of Leningrad Cowboys Go America. He believes he is the reincarnation of Moses, sent to lead them back to the promised land - Siberia.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Twist-Twist Erkinharju, Ben Granfelt, Sakke Järvenpää, Jore Marjaranta

Votes: 1,313

37. Midsummer Night's Tango (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Finns have a quirky sense of humour - and are a bit shy. But: Tango is THE folk music of the Finns. The documentary discovers the Finnish tango from the viewpoint of the singer Chino ... See full summary »

Director: Viviane Blumenschein | Stars: Aki Kaurismäki, Chino Laborde, Pablo Greco, Diego Kvitko

Votes: 121

38. The Liar (1981)

53 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Talkative, hyperactive young drifter Ville Alfa goes around Helsinki, basically trying to borrow money from friends and strangers by means of an incessant delivery of quirky and snappy quasi-intellectual lines and fabricated excuses.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Aki Kaurismäki, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Juuso Hirvikangas, Lars Lindberg

Votes: 495

39. Iron Horsemen (1994)

84 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
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While fleeing througout northern California from a 60s biker gang, Bad Trip - an outcast cyclist - has a variety of encounters.

Director: Gilles Charmant | Stars: Dominic Gould, Laura Favali, Kari Väänänen, Nicky Tesco

Votes: 119

40. Zombie and the Ghost Train (1991)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Antti "Zombie" Autiomaa does two things well: play the bass guitar and drink. After several months' sleeping on the streets of Istanbul, he returns to Helsinki where he's called into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Silu Seppälä, Marjo Leinonen, Matti Pellonpää, Vieno Saaristo

Votes: 914

41. The Prodigal Son (1992)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people. One day psychiatrist Lindström rings Esa's doorbell. He has a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Veikko Aaltonen | Stars: Hannu Kivioja, Esko Salminen, Leea Klemola, Markku Peltola

Votes: 317

42. Barzakh (2011)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius | Stars: Ahmed Gisaev, Toita Lomaevasi, Alaudi Sadykov

Votes: 133

43. Distractions (2015)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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A series of absurd comedy sketches seemingly without a common story.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Tommi Korpela, Elina Knihtilä, Eero Ritala, Lotta Kaihua

Votes: 655

44. The Saimaa Gesture (1981)

128 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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A documentary of three Finnish bands on tour around lake Saimaa. Bands on boat are Hassisen Kone, Eppu Normaali and Juice Leskinen Slam.

Directors: Aki Kaurismäki, Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali, Hassisen Kone, Juice Leskinen

Votes: 460

45. Jackpot 2 (1982)

35 min | Sci-Fi, Short

5.1
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Three young people, two boys and a girl, meet on a Friday evening in an urban post-disaster setting which has brought Helsinki to ruins. The boys' sole purpose of life is to play a Flip-Flop pinball machine.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Tiina Bergström, Asmo Hurula, Elina Kivihalme, Eero Manner

Votes: 213

46. The Clan - Tale of the Frogs (1984)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Halme, Minna Soisalo, Sakari Rouvinen, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 399

47. Goodbye, Trainmen (1992)

86 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Kari Paljakka | Stars: Santeri Kinnunen, Samuli Edelmann, Liisa Mustonen, Joona Lindberg

Votes: 433

48. Joan of Arc (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama

5.6
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Director: Lauri Timonen | Stars: Nuppu Koivu, Heikki Metsämäki, Velipekka Makkonen, Leena Lepistö

Votes: 41

49. Rosso (1985)

76 min | Drama, Crime

6.6
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Giancarlo Rosso, a Sicilian hit man, gets a job to kill someone in Finland. His new target is Maria. Rosso arrives in Helsinki, buys weapons, and comes in hers apartment. After seeing that ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Kari Väänänen, Martti Syrjä, Leena Harjupatana, Mirja Oksanen

Votes: 573

50. The Foundry (2007)

4 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Workes of a foundry eat their lunch and watch Lumiére brothers film Exiting the Factory (1895).

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Carl-Erik Calamnius, Matti Hyvönen, Arto Malmberg, Tarmo Nyholm

Votes: 100



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