Slow Cinema

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1. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 7,959

2. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (2002)

551 min | Documentary

The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 917

3. Melancholia (2008)

Not Rated | 450 min | Drama

Three people engage in a strange therapy to get away from their agonies.

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Angeli Bayani, Perry Dizon, Roeder, Dante Perez

Votes: 317

4. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

115 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A day laborer is badly beaten, and a young man nurses him back to health.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Norman Atun, Pearlly Chua

Votes: 1,889 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Mrs. Fang (2017)

86 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Surrounded by the careless family and neighbors, Fang Xiuying is deprived of all intellectual abilities and she slowly dies in a modest room, in some of the villages of South China.

Director: Bing Wang | Star: Fang Xiuying

Votes: 227

6. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)

230 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Four people in a Chinese city live through a complicated day as their lives intersect.

Director: Bo Hu | Stars: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li

Votes: 2,664 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Oxhide (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Drama

Daily life in an impossibly cramped Beijing apartment takes on epic proportions in this, intimate portrait, with unprecedented access, of a working-class Chinese family.

Director: Jiayin Liu | Stars: Huifen Jia, Jiayin Liu, Zaiping Liu

Votes: 159

8. Another Year (2016)

Not Rated | 181 min | Documentary

Thirteen dinners of a Chinese migrant worker's family over the course of fourteen months. The film portrays a series of random occurrences. Joys, frustrations and the struggle for survival.... See full summary »

Director: Shengze Zhu

Votes: 42

9. Behemoth (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

Under the sun, the heavenly beauty of grasslands will soon be covered by the raging dust of mines. Facing the ashes and noises caused by heavy mining , the herdsmen have no choice but to ... See full summary »

Director: Liang Zhao

Votes: 766

10. Kaili Blues (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

While travelling the countryside to locate his nephew, a small town doctor finds himself interacting with people from his past and future.

Director: Gan Bi | Stars: Yongzhong Chen, Yue Guo, Linyan Liu, Feiyang Luo

Votes: 2,325 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Almost There (I) (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

ALMOST THERE tells the story of three men in search for meaning and happiness in the autumn of their lives.

Director: Jacqueline Zünd | Stars: Robert Pearson, Steve Phillips, Genji Yamada

Votes: 38

12. The Year After Dayton (1997)

204 min | Documentary

In the first year after the war in Bosnia, Nikolaus Geyrhalter follows several people in their personal aftermaths.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Stars: Amra Arslanagic, Ermina Avdic, Salkuna Avdic, Nikola Bobornik

Votes: 19

13. Horse Money (2014)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

84 Metascore

"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Benvindo Tavares

Votes: 1,164

14. Milky Way (2007)

82 min | Drama

This work on a joint at once of several genres of the modern art - music, cinema, a video art - so him it is possible to show not only in cinema halls, but also at exhibitions. In the movie... See full summary »

Director: Benedek Fliegauf | Stars: Barbara Balogh, Sándor Balogh, Péter Balázs, Danny Barnes

Votes: 346

15. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 3,038

16. El cielo, la tierra, y la lluvia (2008)

110 min | Drama

The lives of four lonely people living through the routine and silence in the south. They meet to eat, walk through the beach, take the ferry or simply accompany each other without needing ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Torres Leiva | Stars: Julieta Figueroa, Angélica Riquelme, Mariana Muñoz, Pablo Krögh

Votes: 165

17. Fogo (2012)

Not Rated | 61 min | Drama

The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra. In spite of a ... See full summary »

Director: Yulene Olaizola | Stars: Norman Foley, Ron Broders, Cameron Dwyer

Votes: 127

19. Silence in Dreamland (2013)

94 min | Drama

After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady's house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those ... See full summary »

Director: Tito Molina | Stars: Bertha Naranjo, Ney Moreira, Martín Rodríguez, Yeliber Mero

Votes: 34

20. Birdsong (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Three wise men embark on a journey to see the newborn Jesus Christ.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat Batlle, Lluís Serrat, Montse Triola

Votes: 468

21. Story of My Death (2013)

148 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Famous lover Casanova now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Vicenç Altaió, Lluís Serrat, Eliseu Huertas, Noelia Rodenas

Votes: 603

22. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 9,014 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Tropical Malady (2004)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

78 Metascore

A romance between a soldier and a country boy, wrapped around a Thai folk-tale involving a shaman with shape-shifting abilities.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Huai Dessom, Sirivech Jareonchon

Votes: 4,558

24. Baba Vanga (2016)

76 min | Biography, Drama

Memories of the life and visions of the Balkan prophet Baba Vanga, who was predicted the future of human kind and the world up to its end in the year 5079. Baba Vanga, as an older woman, ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandra Niemczyk | Stars: Jasmina Basic, Bojan Chabichou, Amela Delic, Zlaja Dzanovic

Votes: 18

25. Flesh Out (2019)

94 min | Drama

A woman living in Mauritania is ordered to eat excessively so that she becomes more desirable and finds a husband.

Director: Michela Occhipinti | Stars: Sidi Mohamed Chinghaly, Verida Beitta Ahmed Deiche, Aichetou Abdallahi Najim, Amal Saad Bouh Oumar

Votes: 48

26. Timbuktu (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

Votes: 14,985 | Gross: $1.08M

27. Eureka (2000)

217 min | Drama

78 Metascore

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

Director: Shinji Aoyama | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki, Yôichirô Saitô

Votes: 3,147 | Gross: $0.05M

28. 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: 10,804 | Gross: $0.11M

29. L'Humanité (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Ghislain Ghesquère

Votes: 3,601 | Gross: $0.11M

30. Los Muertos (2004)

78 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter, who lives in a swampy and remote area. To get ... See full summary »

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Argentino Vargas, Francisco Dornez, Yolanda Galarza, Víctor Varela

Votes: 996

31. Rosetta (1999)

R | 95 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 11,730 | Gross: $0.26M

32. Sleep Has Her House (2017)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.

Director: Scott Barley

Votes: 220

33. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Doru Ana, Monica Barladeanu, Alina Berzunteanu, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 12,396 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Uzak (2002)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

84 Metascore

After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muzaffer Özdemir, Mehmet Emin Toprak, Zuhal Gencer, Nazan Kesal

Votes: 16,364 | Gross: $0.10M

35. Vive L'Amour (1994)

R | 118 min | Drama

Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment used for sexual trysts.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Chao-jung Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 3,096

36. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,551 | Gross: $0.05M

37. Colossal Youth (2006)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

With the destruction of Fontainhas nearly complete, the old man Ventura wanders around a bleak housing project and the ruins of the slums, meeting with his kids and old friends.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta

Votes: 1,323



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