Foreign remakes + originals e.g. 8 "Perfect Strangers"

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1. Perfect Strangers (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 49,675

X Italy

2. Perfect Strangers (2016)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven friends meet up for dinner on a full moon Friday night and deep secrets will come to the surface, shaking their lives and threatening their relationships.

Director: Thodoris Atheridis | Stars: Thodoris Atheridis, Smaragda Karydi, Alkis Kourkoulos, Maria Nafpliotou

Votes: 1,408

Greece

3. Perfect Strangers (2017)

97 min | Comedy

Seven friends gather for dinner and decide to play a game in which all incoming messages and calls will be on display for the entire group, leading to a series of revelations that gradually unravels their 'normal' lives.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Belén Rueda, Eduard Fernández, Ernesto Alterio, Juana Acosta

Votes: 10,512 | Gross: $1.01M

Spain

4. Perfect Strangers (2018)

R | 97 min | Comedy

63 Metascore

What begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and "textual tension" in this comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.

Director: Manolo Caro | Stars: Bruno Bichir, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Franky Martín, Miguel Rodarte

Votes: 1,073

Mexico

5. Stranger in My Pocket (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

The seven old friends decide to come together for dinner. Everyone is seated at the table, chatting, eating laughing accompaniment. During the meal, it is decided to play a game. The game ... See full summary »

Director: Serra Yilmaz | Stars: Belçim Bilgin, Bugra Gülsoy, Çaglar Çorumlu, Leyla Lydia Tugutlu

Votes: 4,915

Turkey

6. Nothing to Hide (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

3.5 couples meet for dinner party. The men have known each other for decades. After dinner they play a game of sharing texts, calls, e-mails etc. by placing all 7 cell phones on the table. Unexpected results as all have secrets.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément, Stéphane De Groodt, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 9,882

France

7. Kill Mobile (2018)

90 min | Drama

A group of seven friends decide to play a game at a dinner party. Placing each of their phones on the table, they agree to share the content of every message they receive. However, it soon ... See full summary »

Director: Miao Yu | Stars: Dawei Tong, Li Ma, Siyan Huo, Shan Qiao

Votes: 243

China

8. Gromkaya svyaz (2019)

96 min | Comedy

Seven friends, having gathered in a country house, begin to play the game in a joke - participants must read out aloud all messages that come to them, and answer calls only via speakerphone... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Nuzhnyy | Stars: Anastasiya Ukolova, Leonid Barats, Irina Gorbacheva, Rostislav Khait

Votes: 731

Russia

9. 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: 7,655

X South Korea

10. The Lake House (2006)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Votes: 133,474 | Gross: $52.33M

USA

11. Nightwatch (1994)

R | 107 min | Thriller

A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Andersen

Votes: 14,482

X Denmark

12. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 18,265 | Gross: $1.20M

USA

13. Brothers (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,502 | Gross: $0.38M

X Denmark

14. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 106,002 | Gross: $28.50M

USA

15. The One and Only (1999)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind, Rafael Edholm

Votes: 4,045

X Denmark

16. The One and Only (2002)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

It's love at first sight when Stevie and kitchen installer Neil meet. But she's pregnant with her Italian footballer husband and Neil and his girlfriend are adopting Mgala from Burkina Faso. Is it too late for love and happiness?

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Justine Waddell, Richard Roxburgh, Jonathan Cake, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 716

England

17. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-Hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 43,319

X South Korea

18. My Sassy Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 19,202

USA

19. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 478,367 | Gross: $0.71M

X South Korea

20. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 65,190 | Gross: $2.19M

USA

21. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 198,703 | Gross: $2.12M

X Sweden

22. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 109,430 | Gross: $12.13M

USA

23. In Order of Disappearance (2014)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

After his son is murdered by drug dealers, a snowplow driver starts seeking revenge.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro

Votes: 22,851 | Gross: $0.05M

X Norway

24. Cold Pursuit (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund

Votes: 46,342 | Gross: $32.14M

USA/Canada

25. Catch That Girl (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Family, Adventure, Crime

12 y.o. Ida's dad'll die without a DKK1,500,000 operation. Ida plans to steal the money from the bank, her mom installed alarm systems in. She'll need her climbing skills, her 2 friends and 3 go-karts.

Director: Fabian Wullenweber | Stars: Julie Zangenberg, Stefan Pagels Andersen, Mads Ravn, William Haugaard Petersen

Votes: 1,031

X Denmark

26. Catch That Kid (2004)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sam Robards, Jennifer Beals, Corbin Bleu

Votes: 9,260 | Gross: $16.70M

USA

27. Miss Granny (2014)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 74-year-old widow realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. She mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Eun-kyung Shim, Moon-hee Na, In-hwan Park, Dong-il Sung

Votes: 2,532

X South Korea

28. Miss Granny (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

A 70-year old woman living unhappily with her son's family is magically restored to her beauty of 50 years earlier. Complications ensue.

Director: Leste Chen | Stars: Zishan Yang, Ah-Lei Gua, Bo-lin Chen, Han Lu

Votes: 1,001 | Gross: $0.23M

China

29. Sing My Life (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy

Katsu is now an old woman who even at seventy three has not lost her penchant for being sardonic and dissatisfied. Upon visiting a photography studio her life and body are transported to ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuo Mizuta | Stars: Mitsuko Baishô, Hiro Honda, Katsuko Kanai, Jun Kaname

Votes: 85

Japan

30. Suddenly Twenty (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Parn is a stubborn old woman in her 70's whose only pleasure in life is to brag about her son who she single-handedly raised to be a professor. One day, she learns that her son is planning ... See full summary »

Director: Araya Suriharn | Stars: Davika Hoorne, Saharat Sangkapreecha, Kritsanapoom Pibulsonggram, Neeranuch Patamasood

Votes: 325

Thailand

31. Miss Granny (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

Fely is an elderly woman who finds second chance at youth after a visit to a mysterious photo studio.

Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Sarah Geronimo, Nova Villa, James Reid, Xian Lim

Votes: 1,598

Philippines

32. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 114,000 | Gross: $0.17M

X Hong Kong

33. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,116,573 | Gross: $132.38M

USA

34. La totale ! (1991)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent. All goes well until François ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Miou-Miou, Eddy Mitchell, Michel Boujenah

Votes: 1,409

X France

35. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 226,362 | Gross: $146.28M

USA

36. Insomnia (1997)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Maria Mathiesen, Gisken Armand

Votes: 12,427 | Gross: $0.22M

X Norway

37. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 260,244 | Gross: $67.36M

USA

38. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 295,515 | Gross: $0.27M

X Japan

39. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 83,156 | Gross: $4.91M

USA

40. Anything for Her (2008)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger, Lancelot Roch, Olivier Marchal

Votes: 8,300

X France

41. The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Michael Buie

Votes: 173,268 | Gross: $21.15M

USA

42. Umizaru (2004)

120 min | Action, Drama

Daisuke Senzaki has been selected to go through training to become a rescue diver within the Japan Coast Guard Special Rescue Team. At the side of the grueling training he finds love in the local girl Kanna.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi | Stars: Hideaki Itô, Ai Katô, Ken Kaito, Karina

Votes: 296

X Japan

43. The Guardian (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 84,646 | Gross: $55.01M

USA

44. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 60,974 | Gross: $0.37M

X Spain

45. Vanilla Sky (2001)

R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

45 Metascore

A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell

Votes: 238,857 | Gros