Top Foreign Movies Of 90s

List of the Best Foreign Movies of 90s (1990-1999) Liked By both Critics and Users.Find Movies detail and trailer at one place. Total 85 Titles and 9279 Views.

1. Life Is Beautiful(1997)

Original Title: La vita è bella
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:Italian | German | English Rating:PG-13
Description:When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni , Nicoletta Braschi , Giorgio Cantarini , Giustino Durano
Tags: Concentration Camp Nazi Occupation World War Two Family Relationships Holocaust Innocence Blockbuster
8.60    80%    96%  

2. Princess Mononoke(1997)

Original Title: Mononoke Hime
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Billy Crudup , Billy Bob Thornton , Minnie Driver , John DiMaggio
Tags: Violence Samurai Cult Film Anime Studio Ghibli Tragedy Human Animal Relationship Martial Arts Compassion Blockbuster
8.40    92%    94%  

3. Run Lola Run(1998)

Original Title: Lola rennt
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Germany Languages:German | English | Japanese Rating:R
Description:After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Franka Potente , Moritz Bleibtreu , Herbert Knaup , Nina Petri
Tags: Black Comedy Survival Violence Female Protagonist Organized Crime Multiple Perspectives F Rated
7.70    93%    90%  

4. La Haine(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:NR
Description:24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Stars: Vincent Cassel , Hubert Koundé , Saïd Taghmaoui , Abdel Ahmed Ghili
Tags: Violence Cult Film Police Brutality Racism Revenge Friendship
8.10    100%    95%  

5. Ghost in the Shell(1995)

Original Title: Kôkaku Kidôtai
Runtime: Genres:Action|Mystery|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Atsuko Tanaka , Akio Ôtsuka , Kôichi Yamadera , Yutaka Nakano
Tags: Violence Cult Film Investigation Action Heroine Neo Noir Dystopia Anime Artificial Intelligence Mixed Martial Arts Tough Girl Based On Comic Book Politics
8.00    96%    89%  

6. All About My Mother(1999)

Original Title: Todo sobre mi madre
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Spain| France Languages:Spanish | Catalan Rating:R
Description:A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Cecilia Roth , Marisa Paredes , Candela Peña , Antonia San Juan
Tags: Survival Female Protagonist Drug Addiction Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.90    98%    93%  

7. Three Colors: Red(1994)

Original Title: Trois couleurs : Rouge
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance Release Date:
Countries: France| Switzerland| Poland Language:French Rating:R
Description:Red This is the third film from the trilogy by Kie?lowski. “Red” meaning brotherliness. Here Kie?lowski masterly tells strange coincidentally linked stories in the most packed work.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Irène Jacob , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Frédérique Feder , Jean-Pierre Lorit
Tags: Courtroom Betrayal Friendship Innocence
8.10    100%    94%  

8. Three Colors: Blue(1993)

Original Title: Trois couleurs : Bleu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Music Release Date:
Countries: France| Poland| Switzerland Languages:French | Romanian | Polish Rating:R
Description:A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Juliette Binoche , Benoît Régent , Florence Pernel , Charlotte Véry
Tags: Courtroom Female Protagonist Betrayal
8.00    98%    93%  

9. Delicatessen(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Comedy|Sci-Fi|Crime Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:R
Description:This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.
Directors: Marc Caro , Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Pascal Benezech , Dominique Pinon , Marie-Laure Dougnac , Jean-Claude Dreyfus
Tags: Black Comedy Post Apocalypse Cult Film Dystopia Satire Post Apocalyptic
7.70    89%    91%  

10. The Celebration(1998)

Original Title: Festen
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Denmark| Sweden Languages:Danish | German | English Rating:R
Description:A Danish film produced in the Dogma style by Thomas Vinterberg that portrays a family having a party for their father when one son makes a toast speech that tells the truth about the murder of their eldest sister possibly involving the father.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen , Henning Moritzen , Thomas Bo Larsen , Paprika Steen
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Family Relationships Satire Racism Friendship
8.10    92%    94%  

11. The City of Lost Children(1995)

Original Title: La cité des enfants perdus
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Sci-Fi|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: France| Germany| Spain Languages:French | Cantonese Rating:R
Description:A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Directors: Marc Caro , Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Ron Perlman , Daniel Emilfork , Judith Vittet , Dominique Pinon
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Steampunk Neo Noir Dystopia Christmas Friendship
7.60    80%    90%  

12. Open Your Eyes(1997)

Original Title: Abre los ojos
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Spain| France| Italy Language:Spanish Rating:R
Description: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
Tags: Monster Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.80    85%    88%  

13. Porco Rosso(1992)

Original Title: Kurenai no buta
Runtime: Genres:Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG
Description:In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama , Tokiko Katô , Bunshi Katsura Vi , Tsunehiko Kamijô
Tags: Anime Studio Ghibli Boxing Human Animal Relationship Japanese
7.80    94%    87%  

14. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Country: India Languages:Hindi | Urdu | English | Panjabi Rating:NR
Description:A young man and woman - both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain - fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl's traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.
Director: Aditya Chopra
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan , Kajol , Amrish Puri , Farida Jalal
Tags: Cult Film Family Relationships
8.20    NA    95%  

15. Breaking the Waves(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Denmark| Sweden| France| Netherlands| Norway| Iceland| Spain Language:English Rating:R
Description:In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Emily Watson , Stellan Skarsgård , Katrin Cartlidge , Jean-Marc Barr
7.90    84%    91%  

16. Three Colors: White(1994)

Original Title: Trois couleurs : Blanc
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: France| Poland| Switzerland Languages:Polish | French Rating:R
Description:Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski , Julie Delpy , Janusz Gajos , Jerzy Stuhr
Tags: Black Comedy Courtroom Revenge Friendship
7.70    88%    87%  

17. The Bandit(1996)

Original Title: E?k?ya
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Turkey Language:Turkish Rating:NA
Description:The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ...
Director: Yavuz Turgul
Stars: Sener Sen , Ugur Yücel , Sermin Hürmeric , Yesim Salkim
Tags: Violence Mafia Revenge
8.30    NA    96%  

18. Underground(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|War Release Date:
Countries: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia| France| Germany| Bulgaria| Czech Republic| Hungary Languages:Serbian | German | French | English | Russian Rating:NR
Description:The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't ...
Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Predrag Manojlovic , Lazar Ristovski , Mirjana Jokovic , Slavko Stimac
Tags: Black Comedy World War Two Based On Novel Breaking The Fourth Wall Civil War Family Relationships Satire Based On Play Revenge Friendship Politics
8.10    82%    96%  

19. The Legend of 1900(1998)

Original Title: La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance|Music Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Tim Roth , Pruitt Taylor Vince , Bill Nunn , Clarence Williams III
Tags: Based On Novel Motivational Jazz Voice Over Narration
8.10    54%    92%  

20. Chungking Express(1994)

Original Title: Chung Hing sam lam
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Hong Kong Languages:Cantonese | English | Japanese | Hindi | Mandarin Rating:PG-13
Description:Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Stars: Brigitte Lin , Tony Chiu Wai Leung , Faye Wong , Takeshi Kaneshiro
Tags: Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Neo Noir Multiple Perspectives Falling In Love Heartbreak Voice Over Narration
8.10    90%    94%  

21. Night on Earth(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: France| UK| Germany| USA| Japan Languages:English | French | Finnish | Italian | German Rating:R
Description:An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Gena Rowlands , Winona Ryder , Lisanne Falk , Alan Randolph Scott
Tags: Black Comedy Compassion
7.80    73%    91%  

22. Shine(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Biography Release Date:
Country: Australia Languages:English | Yiddish Rating:PG-13
Description:Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.
Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Geoffrey Rush , Justin Braine , Sonia Todd , Chris Haywood
Tags: Family Relationships Tragedy Blockbuster
7.70    91%    90%  

23. Show Me Love(1998)

Original Title: Fucking Åmål
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Sweden| Denmark Language:Swedish Rating:UR
Description:Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Alexandra Dahlström , Rebecka Liljeberg , Erica Carlson , Mathias Rust
Tags: Female Protagonist Cult Film Family Relationships Teen Movie F Rated Bullying
7.60    90%    86%  

24. Black Cat, White Cat(1998)

Original Title: Crna ma?ka, beli ma?or
Runtime: Genres:Romance|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia| France| Germany| Austria| Greece Languages:Romany | Bulgarian | Serbian Rating:R
Description:Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her.
Director: Emir Kusturica
Stars: Bajram Severdzan , Srdjan Todorovic , Branka Katic , Florijan Ajdini
Tags: Gangster Falling In Love
8.10    83%    95%  

25. Children of Heaven(1997)

Original Title: Bacheha-Ye aseman
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:PG
Description:Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji , Amir Farrokh Hashemian , Bahare Seddiqi , Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi
Tags: Family Relationships Friendship
8.30    82%    96%  

26. Andaz Apna Apna(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Family Release Date:
Country: India Language:Hindi Rating:PG
Description:Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Aamir Khan , Salman Khan , Raveena Tandon , Karisma Kapoor
Tags: Cult Film Gangster Romantic Rivalry Friendship
8.20    NA    96%  

27. Hard Boiled(1992)

Original Title: Lat sau san taam
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Hong Kong Languages:Cantonese | English Rating:R
Description:A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Director: John Woo
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow , Tony Chiu Wai Leung , Teresa Mo , Philip Chan
Tags: Violence Cult Film Gangster Detective Breaking The Fourth Wall Mafia Organized Crime Tragedy Rescue Mission Martial Arts Betrayal Good Versus Evil Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Compassion
7.90    94%    92%  

28. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Country: India Languages:Hindi | Urdu | English Rating:NA
Description:During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.
Director: Karan Johar
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan , Kajol , Rani Mukerji , Farida Jalal
Tags: Heartbreak Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.70    NA    92%  

29. Perfect Blue(1997)

Original Title: Pafekuto buru
Runtime: Genres:Horror|Animation|Music|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | English Rating:R
Description:A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Junko Iwao , Rica Matsumoto , Shinpachi Tsuji , Masaaki Ôkura
Tags: Based On Book Violence Anime Insanity Psychological
7.90    72%    88%  

30. Whisper of the Heart(1995)

Original Title: Mimi wo sumaseba
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Animation|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:English | Japanese Rating:G
Description:A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.
Director: Yoshifumi Kondô
Stars: Youko Honna , Issei Takahashi , Takashi Tachibana , Shigeru Muroi
Tags: High School Anime Studio Ghibli Falling In Love True Love Based On Comic Book
8.00    92%    90%  

31. The Double Life of Veronique(1991)

Original Title: La double vie de Véronique
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Music|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: France| Poland| Norway Languages:French | Polish | Italian Rating:R
Description:Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Stars: Irène Jacob , Halina Gryglaszewska , Kalina Jedrusik , Aleksander Bardini
7.90    85%    92%  

32. The Dinner Game(1998)

Original Title: Le Dîner de cons
Runtime: Genre:Comedy Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:PG-13
Description:Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un dîner de cons". Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -François Pignon- will steal the show.
Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Thierry Lhermitte , Jacques Villeret , Francis Huster , Daniel Prévost
7.70    73%    90%  

33. Secrets & Lies(1996)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: France| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall , Phyllis Logan , Brenda Blethyn , Claire Rushbrook
8.00    95%    91%  

34. Man Bites Dog(1992)

Original Title: C'est arrivé près de chez vous
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: Belgium Language:French Rating:NC-17
Description:A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Directors: Rémy Belvaux , André Bonzel , Benoît Poelvoorde
Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde , Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert , Nelly Pappaert , Hector Pappaert
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Dark Humor Family Relationships Satire Christmas Boxing Insanity Serial Killer
7.60    76%    90%  

35. Central Station(1998)

Original Title: Central do Brasil
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Brazil| France Languages:Portuguese | German Rating:R
Description:Central do Brasil is a Brazilian film from Walter Salles about the relationship between an old and bitter woman and a young orphan boy.
Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Fernanda Montenegro , Marília Pêra , Vinícius de Oliveira , Soia Lira
8.00    94%    95%  

36. Ninja Scroll(1993)

Original Title: Juubee Ninpuuchou
Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Animation|Adventure Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life.
Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri , Kevin Seymour
Stars: Stephen Apostolina , Dean Wein , Wendee Lee , Richard Epcar
Tags: Violence Samurai Action Hero One Against Many Cult Film Monster Neo Noir Anime Revenge Martial Arts Good Versus Evil Japanese
7.90    93%    89%  

37. Pusher(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Denmark Languages:Danish | Swedish | Serbo-Croatian Rating:NR
Description:A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Kim Bodnia , Zlatko Buric , Laura Drasbæk , Slavko Labovic
Tags: Violence Cult Film
7.40    82%    85%  

38. Il Postino: The Postman(1994)

Original Title: Il postino
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Biography Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France| Belgium Languages:Italian | Spanish Rating:PG
Description:Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Director: Michael Radford
Stars: Philippe Noiret , Massimo Troisi , Maria Grazia Cucinotta , Renato Scarpa
7.70    93%    94%  

39. The Sweet Hereafter(1997)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description:A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.
Director: Atom Egoyan
Stars: Ian Holm , Caerthan Banks , Sarah Polley , Tom McCamus
Tags: Survival Investigation Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Family Relationships Betrayal Friendship
7.60    100%    86%  

40. The Red Violin(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|Music|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Canada| Italy| USA| UK| Austria Languages:French | English | Mandarin | Italian | German Rating:R
Description:A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Director: François Girard
Stars: Carlo Cecchi , Irene Grazioli , Anita Laurenzi , Tommaso Puntelli
Tags: Investigation Nonlinear Timeline Drug Addiction Voice Over Narration
7.70    74%    91%  

41. Once Were Warriors(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: New Zealand Languages:English | Maori | Spanish Rating:R
Description:A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Rena Owen , Temuera Morrison , Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell , Julian Arahanga
Tags: Violence Based On Novel Family Relationships Martial Arts
7.90    93%    95%  

42. Naked(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:UR
Description:Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: David Thewlis , Lesley Sharp , Katrin Cartlidge , Greg Cruttwell
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Cult Film Politics
7.90    87%    92%  

43. Stalingrad(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Germany Languages:German | Russian Rating:NR
Description:A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion.
Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Dominique Horwitz , Thomas Kretschmann , Jochen Nickel , Sebastian Rudolph
Tags: World War Two Trapped Christmas
7.50    NA    88%  

44. Raise the Red Lantern(1991)

Original Title: Raise the Red Lanter
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: China| Hong Kong| Taiwan Language:Mandarin Rating:PG
Description:A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Li Gong , Saifei He , Cuifen Cao , Jingwu Ma
Tags: Based On Novel Family Relationships Female Lead Tragedy Revenge Insanity Romantic Rivalry Friendship
8.20    96%    94%  

45. Fireworks(1997)

Original Title: HANA-BI
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano , Kayoko Kishimoto , Ren Ôsugi , Susumu Terajima
Tags: Violence Gangster Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Organized Crime
7.80    95%    93%  

46. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion(1997)

Original Title: Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Animation|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides a concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion".
Directors: Hideaki Anno , Kazuya Tsurumaki
Stars: Megumi Ogata , Megumi Hayashibara , Yûko Miyamura , Kotono Mitsuishi
Tags: Violence Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Anime Breaking The Fourth Wall Insanity Psychological
8.30    NA    83%  

47. Knockin' on Heaven's Door(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: Germany Languages:German | English Rating:NR
Description:Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ...
Director: Thomas Jahn
Stars: Til Schweiger , Jan Josef Liefers , Thierry van Werveke , Moritz Bleibtreu
Tags: Gangster Friendship
8.00    NA    92%  

48. Farewell My Concubine(1993)

Original Title: Ba wang bie ji
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Music Release Date:
Countries: China| Hong Kong Language:Mandarin Rating:R
Description:The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Leslie Cheung , Fengyi Zhang , Li Gong , Qi Lü
Tags: Courtroom Based On Novel Drug Addiction Betrayal Friendship Politics
8.10    86%    93%  

49. Sarfarosh(1999)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Country: India Language:Hindi Rating:NA
Description:After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists.
Director: John Mathew Matthan
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah , Aamir Khan , Sonali Bendre , Mukesh Rishi
8.20    NA    87%  

50. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: USA| Japan Languages:Japanese | French | English Rating:PG
Description:A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Directors: Akira Kurosawa , Ishirô Honda
Stars: Akira Terao , Mitsuko Baishô , Toshie Negishi , Mieko Harada
7.80    59%    86%  

51. Beautiful Thing(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:R
Description:A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide that they're attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do.
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Stars: Meera Syal , Martin Walsh , Steven M. Martin , Andrew Fraser
Tags: Coming Of Age Family Relationships Based On Play Friendship Bullying
7.70    90%    93%  

52. Fist of Legend(1994)

Original Title: Jing wu ying xiong
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama Release Date:
Country: Hong Kong Languages:Cantonese | English | Mandarin | Japanese Rating:R
Description:In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese.
Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Jet Li , Shinobu Nakayama , Siu-Ho Chin , Billy Chow
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Action Hero One Against Many Racism Mixed Martial Arts Good Versus Evil
7.60    100%    91%  

53. Cyrano de Bergerac(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:PG
Description:Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.
Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Stars: Gérard Depardieu , Anne Brochet , Vincent Perez , Jacques Weber
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Based On Play Friendship Period Piece
7.50    100%    91%  

54. Fallen Angels(1995)

Original Title: Do lok tin si
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Romance|Crime Release Date:
Country: Hong Kong Language:Cantonese Rating:R
Description:A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a ...
Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Stars: Leon Lai , Michelle Reis , Takeshi Kaneshiro , Charlie Yeung
Tags: Hitman Voice Over Narration
7.70    95%    87%  

55. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar(1992)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: India Language:Hindi Rating:PG
Description:A rich brat and a poor chap try to woo a girl, with their rivalry culminating in the most prestigious college event - the marathon cycle race.
Director: Mansoor Khan
Stars: Aamir Khan , Ayesha Jhulka , Deepak Tijori , Pooja Bedi
Tags: Coming Of Age Friendship
8.20    NA    94%  

56. Happy Together(1997)

Original Title: Chun gwong cha sit
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Hong Kong| Japan| South Korea Languages:Mandarin | Cantonese | Spanish Rating:NA
Description:Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a...
Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung , Tony Chiu Wai Leung , Chen Chang , Gregory Dayton
Tags: Black Comedy Cult Film Family Relationships Friendship
7.80    79%    91%  

57. In China They Eat Dogs(1999)

Original Title: I Kina spiser de hunde
Runtime: Genres:Action|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: Denmark Languages:Danish | English | Serbo-Croatian | German Rating:NR
Description:An intent fast paced Danish dark comedy film about two separately motivated brothers who with their slightly psychopathic tendencies end up in a touchy situation. One brother gets in serious trouble after a bank robbery and begs the other brother for help.
Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia , Dejan Cukic , Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Tomas Villum Jensen
Tags: Black Comedy Heist Cult Film Racism
7.50    NA    90%  

58. Only Yesterday(1991)

Original Title: Omohide poro poro
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance|Animation Release Date:
Country: Japan Languages:Japanese | Hungarian Rating:PG
Description:A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô.
Director: Isao Takahata
Stars: Miki Imai , Toshirô Yanagiba , Youko Honna , Ava Acres
Tags: Anime Studio Ghibli
7.70    100%    86%  

59. Europa(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Spain| Denmark| Sweden| France| Germany| Switzerland Languages:English | German Rating:R
Description:Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
Director: Lars von Trier
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr , Barbara Sukowa , Udo Kier , Ernst-Hugo Järegård
Tags: World War Two Christmas
7.70    85%    88%  

60. Lovers of the Arctic Circle(1998)

Original Title: Los amantes del círculo polar
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Spain| France Languages:Spanish | English Rating:R
Description:Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a ...
Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Najwa Nimri , Fele Martínez , Nancho Novo , Maru Valdivielso
Tags: Coming Of Age Nonlinear Timeline Falling In Love Voice Over Narration
7.80    83%    93%  

61. Kikujiro(1999)

Original Title: Kikujiros Summer
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Family Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano , Yusuke Sekiguchi , Kayoko Kishimoto , The Great Gidayû
Tags: Gangster Road Movie Innocence
7.80    60%    92%  

62. Eat Drink Man Woman(1994)

Original Title: Yin shi nan nu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Taiwan| USA Languages:French | Mandarin Rating:UR
Description:A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Sihung Lung , Yu-Wen Wang , Chien-Lien Wu , Kuei-Mei Yang
Tags: Family Relationships F Rated
7.80    91%    92%  

63. Sonatine(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Comedy|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:R
Description:Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano , Aya Kokumai , Tetsu Watanabe , Masanobu Katsumura
Tags: Violence Gangster Mafia Organized Crime Martial Arts Betrayal
7.60    88%    89%  

64. Queen Margot(1994)

Original Title: La Reine Margot
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: France| Italy| Germany Languages:French | Italian Rating:R
Description:Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Isabelle Adjani , Daniel Auteuil , Jean-Hugues Anglade , Vincent Perez
Tags: Female Protagonist Based On Novel Medieval Times Politics
7.50    81%    88%  

65. Days of Being Wild(1990)

Original Title: Ah fei zing zyun
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Crime Release Date:
Country: Hong Kong Languages:Cantonese | Tagalog | English | Shanghainese | Mandarin Rating:UR
Description:Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she ...
Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung , Maggie Cheung , Andy Lau , Carina Lau
Tags: Violence Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.60    90%    88%  

66. Straight from the Heart(1999)

Original Title: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Countries: India| Hungary Languages:Hindi | English | Hungarian Rating:NR
Description:Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Salman Khan , Ajay Devgn , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Zohra Segal
7.60    NA    86%  

67. To Live(1994)

Original Title: Huozhe
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Countries: China| Hong Kong Language:Mandarin Rating:NR
Description:Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: You Ge , Li Gong , Ben Niu , Wu Jiang
Tags: Coming Of Age Survival Based On Novel Prisoner Of War Civil War Family Relationships Trapped Friendship Politics
8.30    90%    96%  

68. Kolya(1996)

Original Title: Kolja
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Music Release Date:
Countries: Czech Republic| UK| France Languages:Czech | Slovak | Russian Rating:PG-13
Description:Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ...
Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Zdenek Sverák , Andrey Khalimon , Libuse Safránková , Ondrej Vetchý
Tags: Coming Of Age Family Relationships Friendship Politics
7.80    96%    92%  

69. The Castle(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Australia Language:English Rating:R
Description:A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home.
Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Michael Caton , Anne Tenney , Stephen Curry , Anthony Simcoe
Tags: Black Comedy Courtroom Family Relationships Boxing Voice Over Narration
7.70    86%    92%  

70. The Color of Paradise(1999)

Original Title: Rang-e khoda
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Persian | Azerbaijani Rating:PG
Description:Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a ...
Director: Majid Majidi
Stars: Hossein Mahjoub , Mohsen Ramezani , Salameh Feyzi , Farahnaz Safari
8.20    87%    96%  

71. Europa Europa(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Germany| France| Poland Languages:German | Russian | Polish | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: Solomon Perel , Marco Hofschneider , René Hofschneider , Piotr Kozlowski
Tags: Concentration Camp Based On Book Survival World War Two Based On True Story Prisoner Of War Family Relationships Racism Holocaust Friendship F Rated
7.60    100%    91%  

72. Burnt by the Sun(1994)

Original Title: Utomlyonnye Solntsem
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Russia| France Languages:Russian | French Rating:R
Description:Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things...
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Oleg Menshikov , Nikita Mikhalkov , Ingeborga Dapkunaite , Nadezhda Mikhalkova
Tags: Family Relationships Tragedy Revenge Friendship Politics
8.00    79%    93%  

73. Before the Rain(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Countries: Republic of Macedonia| France| UK Languages:English | French | Macedonian | Albanian Rating:NR
Description:The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Republic of Macedonia, during war in Bosnia, Christians hunt an ethnic Albanian girl who may have murdered one of ...
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Stars: Katrin Cartlidge , Rade Serbedzija , Grégoire Colin , Labina Mitevska
Tags: Violence Nonlinear Timeline Family Relationships Revenge Politics
8.10    91%    94%  

74. The Apartment(1996)

Original Title: L'Appartement
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: France| Spain| Italy Languages:English | French | Japanese Rating:R
Description:Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,...
Director: Gilles Mimouni
Stars: Romane Bohringer , Vincent Cassel , Jean-Philippe Écoffey , Monica Bellucci
Tags: Nonlinear Timeline Heartbreak Friendship
7.50    NA    86%  

75. The Wedding Banquet(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Taiwan| USA Languages:Mandarin | English Rating:R
Description:A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York for the wedding.
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Ya-Lei Kuei , Sihung Lung , May Chin , Winston Chao
Tags: Generation Gap Family Relationships Voice Over Narration
7.70    96%    87%  

76. Mediterraneo(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Comedy|War Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:Italian | English | Greek | Turkish Rating:R
Description:In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono , Claudio Bigagli , Giuseppe Cederna , Claudio Bisio
Tags: World War Two Friendship
7.40    77%    91%  

77. The Girl on the Bridge(1999)

Original Title: La Fille sur le pont
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: France Languages:Italian | French | Greek Rating:R
Description:It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows. Out of nowhere someone takes an interest in her. He is Gabor,...
Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Vanessa Paradis , Daniel Auteuil , Frédéric Pfluger , Demetre Georgalas
7.60    90%    90%  

78. Close-Up(1990)

Original Title: Nema-ye Nazdik
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Documentary|Biography|Crime Release Date:
Country: Iran Languages:Azerbaijani | Persian Rating:NR
Description:Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ...
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Hossain Sabzian , Mohsen Makhmalbaf , Abolfazl Ahankhah , Mehrdad Ahankhah
8.30    88%    88%  

79. The Road Home(1999)

Original Title: wo de fu qin mu qin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: China Language:Mandarin Rating:G
Description:Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Ziyi Zhang , Honglei Sun , Hao Zheng , Yulian Zhao
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Novel Family Relationships Falling In Love Politics Voice Over Narration
7.80    89%    90%  

80. Satya(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: India Languages:Hindi | Urdu | Marathi Rating:NA
Description:A young man named Satya comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre in jail and joins his gang.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi , Urmila Matondkar , Paresh Rawal , Manoj Bajpayee
Tags: Violence Cult Film Gangster Organized Crime Rise And Fall Tragedy Revenge Betrayal Friendship Voice Over Narration
8.20    NA    90%  

81. The Barber of Siberia(1998)

Original Title: Sibirskiy tsiryulnik
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Russia| France| Italy| Czech Republic Languages:English | German | Russian | French Rating:NA
Description:Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, ...
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Julia Ormond , Oleg Menshikov , Aleksey Petrenko , Richard Harris
7.90    NA    89%  

82. Character(1997)

Original Title: Karakter
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime|History Release Date:
Countries: Netherlands| Belgium Languages:Dutch | English | German | French Rating:R
Description:J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great costs.
Director: Mike van Diem
Stars: Jan Decleir , Fedja van Huêt , Betty Schuurman , Tamar van den Dop
Tags: Police Brutality Based On Novel Revenge Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.80    92%    91%  

83. After Life(1998)

Original Title: Wandâfuru raifu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NA
Description:After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Arata Iura , Erika Oda , Susumu Terajima , Takashi Naitô
Tags: World War Two Japanese Childhood
7.80    85%    91%  

84. The Eighth Day(1996)

Original Title: Le huitième jour
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Belgium| France| UK Language:French Rating:NA
Description:An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Stars: Daniel Auteuil , Pascal Duquenne , Miou-Miou , Henri Garcin
7.60    67%    88%  

85. Train of Life(1998)

Original Title: Train de vie
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|War Release Date:
Countries: France| Belgium| Netherlands| Israel| Romania Languages:French | German Rating:R
Description:In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine.
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
Stars: Lionel Abelanski , Rufus , Clément Harari , Michel Muller
Tags: World War Two Family Relationships Racism Holocaust Voice Over Narration
7.70    64%    93%  

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