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1. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 160,277 | Gross: $3.11M

BAFTA Best Film not in the English Language 2016 | Nominated Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 2015 | Nominated Palm d'or 2014

2. Blind Massage (2014)

114 min | Drama

A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xiaodong Guo, Suzhen Han, Zhiyou Han, Junjun Huang

Votes: 1,003

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

3. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,005

Der Silberne Bär für die beste Darstellerin (Haru Kuroki) 2014

4. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 47,749 | Gross: $1.27M

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

5. 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: 23,019 | Gross: $0.05M

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

6. Macondo (2014)

98 min | Drama

An 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.

Director: Sudabeh Mortezai | Stars: Ramasan Minkailov, Aslan Elbiev, Kheda Gazieva, Rosa Minkailova

Votes: 231

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

7. Beloved Sisters (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, Romance

66 Metascore

The aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $0.05M

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

8. Stations of the Cross (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Lucie Aron

Votes: 3,934

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

9. Inbetween Worlds (2014)

98 min | Drama, War

Jesper is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are ... See full summary »

Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Salam Yousefzai

Votes: 579

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

10. Jack (I) (2014)

103 min | Drama

Jack is a young boy who lives in a troubled family with little money.

Director: Edward Berger | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stöfen

Votes: 1,008

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

11. Aloft (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

34 Metascore

A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell

Votes: 3,145 | Gross: $0.05M

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

12. Futuro Beach (2014)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima

Votes: 2,486 | Gross: $0.02M

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

13. Stratos (2014)

137 min | Crime, Drama

By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he's a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Petros Zervos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Yannis Tsortekis

Votes: 1,800

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

14. The Third Side of the River (2014)

92 min | Drama

Nico's father is leading a double life with two women, 17year-old Nico being the oldest child of the illegitimate family. While his father is absent half of the time and only caring about ... See full summary »

Director: Celina Murga | Stars: Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gabriela Ferrero, Irina Wetzel

Votes: 206

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

15. History of Fear (2014)

79 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A hot summer. A private district with an enormous park. An abandoned plot of land in the suburbs and an uncontrollable wave of smoke spark uncertainty and chaos.

Director: Benjamín Naishtat | Stars: Jonathan Da Rosa, Tatiana Giménez, Mirella Pascual, Claudia Cantero

Votes: 313

Nominated Goldener Bär 2014

16. Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 5,016 | Gross: $0.43M

Nominated Palme d'or 2014

17. The Search (III) (2014)

135 min | Drama, War

37 Metascore

A French woman who works for a non-governmental organization forms a special relationship with a lost young boy in war-torn Chechnya in 1999.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Annette Bening, Maksim Emelyanov, Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev

Votes: 2,342

Nominated Palme d'or 2014

18. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 36,142 | Gross: $0.35M

Cannes Prix d'interprétation feminine (Julianne Moore) 2014

19. The Captive (I) (2014)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

36 Metascore

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos

Votes: 28,524

Nominated Palme d'or 2014

20. Foxcatcher (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 129,178 | Gross: $12.10M

Prix de la mies en scène (Réalisateur - Cannes) 2014

21. Mr. Turner (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

94 Metascore

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey

Votes: 23,373 | Gross: $3.96M

Cannes Prix d'interprétation masculine (Timothy Spall) 2014

22. Jimmy's Hall (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

63 Metascore

During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby

Votes: 5,477 | Gross: $0.56M

Nominated Palme d'or 2014

23. The Wonders (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 4,207 | Gross: $0.07M

Grand Prix Spécial du Jury (Cannes) 2014

24. Just the Wind (2012)

95 min | Drama

Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story.

Director: Benedek Fliegauf | Stars: Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Lajos Sárkány, György Toldi

Votes: 1,206

Silberner Bär (Große Preis der Jury) 2012

25. An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)

75 min | Drama

A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic, Sandra Mujic

Votes: 1,125

Silberner Bär (Große Preis der Jury) & für den bestem Darsteller (Nazif Mujic) 2013

26. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

Votes: 7,987 | Gross: $2.11M

Der Silberne Bär für die beste Darstellerin (Paulina García) 2013

27. Aujourd'hui (I) (2012)

86 min | Drama

Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Saul Williams, Djolof Mbengue, Anisia Uzeyman, Aïssa Maïga

Votes: 204

28. À moi seule (2012)

91 min | Drama

The girl Gaëlle Faroult is kidnapped at school when she is about eight by Vincent Maillard that imprisons her at the basement of his isolated house but provides everything she needs. Along ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Videau | Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Reda Kateb, Hélène Fillières, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 315

29. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 7,742 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Childish Games (2012)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

The teachers Daniel and Laura work at the same school and live together. Laura wants to have a baby, but her gynecologist has just informed that she cannot have children. One day, a weird ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Chavarrías | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Bárbara Lennie, Mágica Pérez, Marc Rodríguez

Votes: 1,063

31. Sister (2012)

Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director: Ursula Meier | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 6,030

32. Home for the Weekend (I) (2012)

85 min | Drama

Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days - far enough away from his parents Gitte and Günter whose bourgeois ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner

Votes: 877

33. Gnade (2012)

132 min | Drama

A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident.

Director: Matthias Glasner | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Jürgen Vogel, Henry Stange, Ane Dahl Torp

Votes: 917

34. Metéora (2012)

82 min | Drama, Romance

In the plains of central Greece, Byzantine monasteries are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. A young Greek monk and a Russian nun have devoted their lives ... See full summary »

Director: Spiros Stathoulopoulos | Stars: Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva, Giorgos Karakantas, Dimitris Hristidis

Votes: 609

35. Postcards from the Zoo (2012)

95 min | Drama

Little Lana was 3 years old when she was abandoned alone in the zoo. Raised by a giraffe trainer, the zoo is the only world she knows. Until one day, a charming magician arrives and Lana finds her love, for she is ready to leave the zoo.

Director: Edwin | Stars: Ladya Cheryl, Nicholas Saputra, Adjie Nur Ahmad, Klarysa Aurelia

Votes: 269

36. Captive (I) (2012)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity.

Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta, Rustica Carpio

Votes: 685

37. Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | 122 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,757 | Gross: $0.01M

38. War Witch (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

84 Metascore

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 6,813 | Gross: $0.07M

Der Silberne Bär für die beste Darstellerin (Rachel Mwanza) 2012

39. White Deer Plain (2011)

45 min | Drama, History

In the White Deer Village in Shaanxi Province the two most important families - Bai and Lu - and their sons have always lived together in peace. But the turmoil leads to a fierce struggle for land ownership.

Director: Quan'an Wang | Stars: Fengyi Zhang, Yuqi Zhang, Gang Wu, Yihong Duan

Votes: 351

40. Charlie Countryman (2013)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

While travelling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

Director: Fredrik Bond | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger

Votes: 26,046 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Prince Avalanche (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne

Votes: 18,195 | Gross: $0.20M

Der Silberne Bär für die beste Regie 2013

42. On My Way (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Némo Schiffman, Gérard Garouste, Camille

Votes: 2,056 | Gross: $0.31M

43. Gold (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

In the summer of 1898, a small group of German compatriots head into the hostile northern interior of British Columbia in search for gold at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Director: Thomas Arslan | Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth, Uwe Bohm

Votes: 1,011

44. The Nun (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama