Greek movies

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1. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 6,341

2. Electra (I) (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou

Votes: 1,168

3. A Girl in Black (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Against the backdrop of a cloudless summer, love's unforeseen complications will entwine an Athenian writer, a morosely beautiful daughter, and a scorned local suitor. And then, calamity strikes. Can love redeem the sad girl in black?

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Dimitris Horn, Eleni Zafeiriou, Stephanos Stratigos

Votes: 834

4. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,163

5. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,274

6. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 19,359

7. Iphigenia (1977)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou

Votes: 1,436

8. Antigone (1961)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Irene Papas, Manos Katrakis, Maro Kodou, Nikos Kazis

Votes: 625

9. Young Aphrodites (1963)

88 min | Drama, Romance

200 BC. During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of woman become inextricably intertwined, as the omnipotence of the carnal instinct demands the total surrender of the flesh.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Eleni Prokopiou, Takis Emmanuel, Kleopatra Rota, Vangelis Ioannidis

Votes: 665

10. Rembetiko (1983)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director: Costas Ferris | Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 2,495

11. The Thrushes Are Still Singing (1979)

123 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Five friends (representatives of the Fifties generation) now in their forties, get together after many years of silence. One shows up from jail, where he has been entering and exiting for ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis | Stars: Alkis Panagiotidis, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Rita Bensousan, Hristos Valavanidis

Votes: 859

12. Dead City (1951)

76 min | Drama

Petros finishes his studies and returns to his home, in Mystras. His mother expects him to continue an old vendetta of his ancestors, but he has not such intentions. On the contrary, he ... See full summary »

Director: Frixos Iliadis | Stars: Irene Papas, Nikos Tzogias, Eleni Zafeiriou, Giannis Argyris

Votes: 32

13. Exodos (2007)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Three different stories of three different people are combined together through various events becoming one... Robert works as a bodyguard for one of the biggest mafia bosses of Nicosia, ... See full summary »

Director: George Voulgaris | Stars: Maria Karasoulla, Sofoklis Kaskaounias, Koulis Nikolaou, George Georgiou

Votes: 78

14. A Place Called Home (2013)

108 min | Drama, Family, History

Coming home to make amends with her estranged father, Eleni finds herself confronted with an unexpected kinship.

Director: Maria Douza | Stars: Mirto Alikaki, Mirjana Karanovic, Ilias Logothetis, Nikos Orfanos

Votes: 170

15. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 73,305 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Strella (2009)

111 min | Drama

Yorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There... See full summary »

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Mina Orfanou, Yannis Kokiasmenos, Minos Theoharis, Tasos Antoniou

Votes: 3,270

17. Voyage to Cythera (1984)

120 min | Drama

An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Dora Volanaki

Votes: 1,997

18. Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)

113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

In 1969 Athens, a 10 year old boy struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his father.

Director: Penny Panagiotopoulou | Stars: Yorgos Karayannis, Stelios Mainas, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 422

19. No Sympathy for the Devil (1997)

82 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

A romance of extremes in Athens tomorrow. A cashier finds true love in the face of a young waitress who has just been released from prison. When he looses her, he travels all the way to get her back.

Director: Dimitris Athanitis | Stars: Kostas Kazanas, Lena Kitsopoulou, Giorgos Kotanidis, Panos Thanassoulis

Votes: 74

20. Miss Violence (2013)

98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

An unnerving story about a horrid family drama kept behind closed doors, and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving, and nothing is as it seems.

Director: Alexandros Avranas | Stars: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Eleni Roussinou, Sissy Toumasi

Votes: 6,176

21. The King (2002)

130 min | Drama

A former drug addict gets a new lease of life in his grandfather's dilapidated rural estate, only to face the closed community's unwritten laws. Now, all that's needed is a flaming catalyst. Who can stop the advent of hell on New Paradise?

Director: Nikos Grammatikos | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Marilita Lambropoulou, Minas Hatzisavvas, Babis Giotopoulos

Votes: 1,646

22. Oi Germanoi xanarhontai... (1948)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Theodoros, a quiet and modest man, is disappointed and embittered by the civil war that plagues Greece after WWII and one day while falling asleep sees a nightmare. In the dream Hitler is ... See full summary »

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Nitsa Tsaganea, Ilia Livykou, Marina Smyrnaki

Votes: 474

23. The Beekeeper (1986)

122 min | Drama

A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani, Jenny Roussea

Votes: 1,881

24. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 4,226



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