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1. Love in a Fallen City (1984)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

A cynical playboy pursues an introverted divorcee in the decadent Hong Kong on the eve of the Japanese invasion.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cora Miao, Gerry Barnett, Chiao Chiao

Votes: 196

2. Rouge (1987)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man, Emily Chu

Votes: 1,902

3. The Last Bridge (1954)

102 min | Drama, War

A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner

Votes: 326

4. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell

Votes: 597 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Ae Fond Kiss (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shamshad Akhtar

Votes: 6,485

6. Il Mare (2000)

105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

End 1999, a voice actor moves from Il Mare, a seaside house, and she leaves an Xmas card in it's (magical) mailbox. He, an architect student, receives it end 1997, and so begins a friendship separated by 2 years.

Director: Hyun-seung Lee | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Ji-Hyun Jun, Mu-saeng Kim, Seung-yeon Jo

Votes: 7,687

7. The Prodigal Son (1981)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy

A rich man's son (Yuen Biao) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a ... See full summary »

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Biao Yuen, Ching-Ying Lam, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Frankie Chan

Votes: 2,784

8. Lost and Found (1996)

109 min | Drama, Romance

Where is the end of the world? A rich girl diagnosed with leukemia wants to follow a sailor friend to St Kilda, Scotland to find out...but first she must search him out, who is missing.

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Michael Wong, Hing-Hang Chan

Votes: 372

9. An Autumn's Tale (1987)

98 min | Drama, Romance

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan, Gigi Suk Yee Wong

Votes: 1,406

10. The Heart of the Matter (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Drama

An unhappily married British security officer stationed in Sierra Leone during World War II falls in love with a young Austrian woman and starts an affair. He soon starts feeling guilty.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Trevor Howard, Elizabeth Allan, Maria Schell, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 330

11. The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 4,907

12. Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

45 Metascore

The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Pawarith Monkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha, Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit

Votes: 3,414 | Gross: $0.02M

13. The Surrogate Woman (1987)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

BEST ACTRESS WINNER AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL !! Shin, a nobleman, had been trying to conceive a male heir to pass his family name. Unable to provide a male heir, Shin's wife gives her ... See full summary »

Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Soo-youn Kang, Gu-sun Lee, Yang-ha Yun, Eun-jin Han

Votes: 278

14. The Toll Gate (1920)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

After being betrayed to the law by one of his henchmen, a bandit leader seeks to avenge himself.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Anna Q. Nilsson, Joseph Singleton, Jack Richardson

Votes: 183

15. Mr. Vampire (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Director: Ricky Lau | Stars: Ching-Ying Lam, Siu-Ho Chin, Ricky Hui, Moon Lee

Votes: 3,202

16. The Matrimaniac (1916)

Not Rated | 46 min | Comedy, Romance

A young couple attempts to elope, with the bride's irate father in hot pursuit. The train stops briefly and the young man dashes off to find a minister, but before he can get himself and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Constance Talmadge, Wilbur Higby, Fred Warren

Votes: 563

17. Bin yuen sui yuet (1989)

92 min | Crime, Drama

Fourteen years ago, Wai Yat Ming (Ti Lung) went to the US to settle affairs for triad boss Sun (Bao Fang), but ended up in prison. Finally free again, Wai wants to start over with his ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Lee | Stars: Lung Ti, Olivia Cheng, Fennie Yuen, Roy Cheung

Votes: 23

18. The Bride with White Hair (1993)

92 min | Action

Cho Yat-Hang, the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang clan throne and the unsure commander of the clan's forces in a war against an evil cult, falls in forbidden love with Lien Ni-Chang, a killer for the evil cult.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Leslie Cheung, Francis Ng, Elaine Lui

Votes: 3,081

19. Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

G | 82 min | Western

Three cowboys, mistaken for members of an outlaw gang, are relentlessly pursued by a posse.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, Katherine Squire

Votes: 2,912

20. The Diary of a Big Man (1988)

86 min | Comedy

A two-timing bigamist finds himself concocting scheme after scheme with his best friend, Chi Hung, to prevent either of his wives from discovering his bigamy. The unwanted intervention of a... See full summary »

Director: Yuen Chor | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sally Yeh, Joey Wang, Waise Lee

Votes: 350

21. Thieves Like Us (1974)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When two men break out of prison, they join up with another and restart their criminal ways, robbing banks across the South.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

Votes: 4,000

22. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A couple invites a Count from Hungary, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a seance for the woman's recently deceased mother, oblivious to the fact that he is actually a vampire.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Robert Quarry, Roger Perry, Michael Murphy, Michael Macready

Votes: 2,142 | Gross: $0.21M

23. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 7,243

24. Quick Millions (1931)

72 min | Crime, Drama

Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns

Votes: 153

25. Long Arm of the Law (1984)

100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Thugs sneak into Hong Kong to rob a jewellery store, killing a cop during their getaway. They plan another heist while hiding from the police hunting them down to avenge their slain comrade.

Director: Johnny Mak | Stars: Jing Chen, Ling Chow, Jian Huang, Lung Jiang

Votes: 551

26. Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams, Halliwell Hobbes

Votes: 2,656

27. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western

In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

Votes: 2,230

28. Matango (1963)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 2,407

29. Next of Kin (1984)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

Twenty-three year old Peter Foster, who still lives at home, used to find it entertaining to hear his parents continually argue in not liking each other very much. He no longer finds the ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazlian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 772

30. Three Songs About Lenin (1934)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Dolores Ibárruri, Nadezhda Krupskaya, V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 627

31. Proxy War (1973)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Drama

Yakuza boss Shozo Hirono must choose his alliances carefully as the local gangster family affiliations prove themselves to be wildly unstable, causing gang conflicts to slowly escalate.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Tsunehiko Watase, Shingo Yamashiro

Votes: 1,000

32. Spend It All (1972)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

Portrait of the Cajun lifestyle in Southwest Louisiana.

Directors: Les Blank, Skip Gerson | Stars: Nathan Abshire, Glenn Allensan, Savy Augustine, Dewey Balfa

Votes: 275

33. Coolie Killer (1982)

92 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

Ko leads a team of Hong Kong assassins that are taken out one by one. Ko manages to flee to the countryside, where he aims to find out who's behind this and to gain the strength to fight back.

Director: Terry Tong | Stars: Charlie Chin, Hua Yueh, Cecilia Yip, Chik Wai Chan

Votes: 48

34. How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)

96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jaromír Hanzlík, Libuse Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 1,000

35. Cockfighter (1974)

R | 83 min | Drama

Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 1,902

36. C'est la vie, mon chéri (1993)

Not Rated | 105 min | Romance

A jazz musician (Lau Ching-Wan) who has problems in both his life and career breaks up with his girlfriend, and moves into a poor neighborhood. There, he meets a girl (Anita Yuen), who ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Anita Yuen, Carina Lau, Bo-Bo Fung

Votes: 726

37. Asako in Ruby Shoes (2000)

117 min | Drama, Romance

U-in (Lee Jung-jae) is a public servant and bored by his job and his life. He feels lonely and is interested in a red-haired girl he meets at work. However, she isn't interested in him. He ... See full summary »

Director: Je-yong Lee | Stars: Jung-jae Lee, Misato Tachibana, Urara Awata, Ju-bong Gi

Votes: 226

38. The Cuckoo (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, War, Comedy

69 Metascore

The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin | Stars: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Mikhail Korobochkin

Votes: 7,104 | Gross: $0.24M

39. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,696

40. When the Clouds Roll by (1919)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Psychiatrist Dr. Ulrich Metz attempts to drive Daniel Brown to suicide.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Albert MacQuarrie, Kathleen Clifford, Frank Campeau

Votes: 756

42. A Perfect Couple (1979)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A repressed, middle-aged divorced U.S. Greek meets a young singer through a dating service and becomes smitten.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno

Votes: 747

43. The Meetings of Anna (1978)

128 min | Drama

Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 1,235

44. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 1,581

45. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi