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by strovilos | created - 18 Mar 2014 | updated - 16 Mar 2018 | Public

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1. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 51,293 | Gross: $58.97M

(fr An. K.) shown 2014-05-18

2. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 53,109 | Gross: $17.22M

3. What If... (I) (2010)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

15 years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend, his hometown, and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now he has a high-paying career and a trophy fiancée. One day he's visited ... See full summary »

Director: Dallas Jenkins | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, Debby Ryan

Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.81M

4. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 88,529 | Gross: $0.14M

5. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 986,544 | Gross: $6.72M

. also (Sot. Kollias 2018-03-12)

6. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 25,204 | Gross: $1.38M

7. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)

90 min | Drama

A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

Votes: 3,499

(Anth., Hel.) shown 2014-06-01

8. The Attack (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, War

74 Metascore

An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing.

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsallem, Evgenia Dodina, Dvir Benedek

Votes: 3,851 | Gross: $1.71M

9. Goodbye Bafana (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger, Patrick Lyster

Votes: 11,390

(?)

10. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A journalist and a poetess meet during the hearings of South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

Votes: 2,455 | Gross: $0.16M

(?)

11. Red Dust (2004)

R | 110 min | Drama

Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who was arrested along with him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 2,110

(?)

12. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 10,971 | Gross: $0.11M

13. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A famous int'l conductor returns to his small childhood town in northern Sweden for early retirement. He's asked to help with the church choir. He affects the lives of all in the choir.

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 15,648 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Fireproof (2008)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

28 Metascore

In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan

Votes: 20,288 | Gross: $33.46M

15. Courageous (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

When a tragedy strikes close to home, four police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers; together they make a decision that will change all of their lives.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel, Kevin Downes, Renee Jewell

Votes: 18,188 | Gross: $34.52M

16. Planta 4ª (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Growing up together. All emotions pass the revue. Friendship and hope survive all.

Director: Antonio Mercero | Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Luis Ángel Priego, Gorka Moreno, Alejandro Zafra

Votes: 1,385

17. Troubled Water (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Music

A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Trine Dyrholm, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Fredrik Grøndahl

Votes: 5,539

18. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 116,964 | Gross: $33.42M

19. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 103 min | Drama

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 16,976 | Gross: $4.40M

shown 2014-11-28

20. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 108,061 | Gross: $17.65M

(Anth.)

21. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 710,108 | Gross: $13.18M

(Anth., Hel.)

22. Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City - 1900-1922 (2012)

87 min | Documentary

An examination of the destruction of cosmopolitan city Smyrna in 1922.

Director: Maria Ilioú

Votes: 72

24. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 43,185 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 19,114 | Gross: $0.61M

26. 678 (2010)

100 min | Drama

Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Bushra, Maged El Kedwany, Bassem Samra

Votes: 3,699

27. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 53,709 | Gross: $3.59M

28. The Second Chance (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

52 Metascore

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Michael W. Smith, Jeff Obafemi Carr, J. Don Ferguson, Lisa Arrindell

Votes: 1,231 | Gross: $0.43M

29. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 122,265 | Gross: $21.49M

30. Pavlos Melas (1973)

195 min | Adventure, Biography, History

The military action of a Greek officer, Pavlos Melas, for the liberation of Macedonia from the Turks and Bulgarians. A story stick to the facts for the heroism and sacrifice of the Greeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Filippos Fylaktos | Stars: Lakis Komninos, Ketty Papanika, Giannis Argyris, Nikos Apergis

Votes: 60

31. The Shack (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy

32 Metascore

A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

Director: Stuart Hazeldine | Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 27,671 | Gross: $57.39M

(metr. Ath., fr I. G. 2018-01)

32. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson

Votes: 12,873 | Gross: $0.52M

(Sot. Kollias 2018-03-12)

33. The Eichmann Show (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous Nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman

Votes: 4,043

(Sot. Kollias 2018-03-12)

34. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 97,903

. also (Sot. Kollias 2018-03-12)



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