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1. Blessed Benefit (2016)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ahmad a construction worker gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal leading him to prison. He meets fraudster Ibrahim who ruins his last hope to prove his innocence. Ahmad is ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Ahmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, Mahmoud al Massad

Votes: 162

2. Boys in the Trees (2016)

112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.

Director: Nicholas Verso | Stars: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Justin Holborow

Votes: 109

3. Divines (2016)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

Director: Houda Benyamina | Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda

Votes: 4,683

4. La caja vacía (2016)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Jazmín, a young woman living in Mexico City, is nonplussed when she receives a call informing her that her father Toussaint, an illegal Haitian immigrant, is ill. She hasn't seen him in ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Claudia Sainte-Luce, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Pablo Sigal, Jasmin Jean-Louis

Votes: 36

5. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)

92 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A man who loses his wife during a vicious robbery at a jewellry store quietly plans to find and exact revenge against the robbers responsible while the anger grows within him.

Director: Raúl Arévalo | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Díaz, Raúl Jiménez

Votes: 3,712

6. Jätten (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.9
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Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.

Director: Johannes Nyholm | Stars: Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith

Votes: 386

7. Bezbog (2016)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash, and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void, and a growing fear of punishment.

Director: Ralitza Petrova | Stars: Irena Ivanova, Ventzislav Konstantinov, Ivan Nalbantov, Dimitar Petkov

Votes: 270

8. Hymyilevä mies (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Lahti, Joonas Saartamo

Votes: 2,014

9. Hjartasteinn (2016)

129 min | Drama

7.8
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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his ... See full summary »

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 842

10. Hello Destroyer (2016)

110 min | Drama

6.9
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A young hockey player deals with the consequences of hockey violence after he critically injures another player during a game.

Director: Kevan Funk | Stars: Jared Abrahamson, Sara Canning, Ian Tracey, Ben Cotton

Votes: 96

11. Fluefangeren (2016)

106 min | Drama

6.8
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The idealistic teacher Ghani loses his principles during an intense day, when he barricades the students in an attempt in saving his working place. A political drama caging the rise and fall of a dictatorship in a classroom.

Director: Izer Aliu | Star: Burhan Amiti

Votes: 49

12. I blodet (2016)

114 min | Drama

6.1
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Four students buy an apartment together in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, and move in together. We follow their 20s, their ups and downs and the loneliness they discover after they split.

Director: Rasmus Heisterberg | Stars: Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Julie Andresen, Aske Bang, Louise Katrine Bartholin

Votes: 342

13. In the Radiant City (2016)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family.

Director: Rachel Lambert | Stars: Michael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston

Votes: 24

14. Jean of the Joneses (2016)

82 min | Comedy

6.8
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Chaos ensues after the estranged patriarch of the Jones family dies on their doorstep. When the paramedic who answers their 911 call tried to win over acerbic Jean Jones, his attempts are ... See full summary »

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Gloria Reuben, François Arnaud, Demore Barnes, Anna Hopkins

Votes: 138

15. Jeffrey (I) (2016)

78 min | Drama, Family

5.7
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A kid from the street that dreams of becoming a reggaeton singer but everything around him make it impossible. Jeffrey has to solve his family problems before trying to achieve his dream.

Director: Yanillys Perez | Stars: Luis Manuel Aguilo, Irvin Alberti, Alexandra de la Cruz, Alexandro de la Cruz

Votes: 10

16. Jesús (2016)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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When the flesh of your flesh is rotten, will you go to any extend to protect your own? Or will you cut them lose? Jesus is a story of the ultimate betrayal.

Director: Fernando Guzzoni | Stars: Sebastián Ayala, Nicolás Durán, Alejandro Goic, Esteban González

Votes: 93

17. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by lacing his coffee with Rohypnol and injecting him with heroin at a dinner party ... See full summary »

Director: Sotiris Dounoukos | Stars: Maggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Sacha Joseph, Josh McConville

Votes: 116

18. Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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56 Metascore

A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.

Director: Wayne Roberts | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Mary Steenburgen, Mireille Enos, Jim Belushi

Votes: 169

19. Le Ciel Flamand (2016)

114 min | Drama

7.3
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Together with her mother, Sylvie runs a brothel near the Flemish-French border. Eline, Sylvie's daughter, is intrigued by her mother's peculiar working place.

Director: Peter Monsaert | Stars: Sara Vertongen, Wim Willaert, Esra Vandenbussche, Ingrid De Vos

Votes: 151

20. Lao shi (2016)

Unrated | 80 min | Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

Director: Johnny Ma | Stars: Gang Chen, Nai An, Hongwei Wang, Zebin Zhang

Votes: 216 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Prank (2016)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters decide to set up an antic that goes beyond ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Biron | Stars: Alexandre Auger, Eric K. Boulianne, Normand Daoust, Karl Farah

Votes: 72

22. The Levelling (2016)

R | 83 min | Drama

6.5
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81 Metascore

Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face ... See full summary »

Director: Hope Dickson Leach | Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore

Votes: 619 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Linnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Lauri Maijala, Santtu Karvonen

Votes: 289

24. Marija (2016)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Marija, a young Ukranian woman, earns a living as a cleaning woman in a hotel in Dortmund, but dreams of having her own hairstyling salon, and puts away some money each month. But when she ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Koch | Stars: Margarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Sahin Eryilmaz, Olga Dinnikova

Votes: 49

25. Noces (2016)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.

Director: Stephan Streker | Stars: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Nina Kulkarni

Votes: 271

26. Park (I) (2016)

100 min | Drama

5.6
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Athens Olympic Village, ten years after the Games: wilding youths, injured retired athletes and stray dogs among ruins and decaying sports venues.

Director: Sofia Exarchou | Stars: Dimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Thomas Bo Larsen, Enuki Gvenatadze

Votes: 180

27. La tortue rouge (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.6
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86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 12,845 | Gross: $0.92M

28. Sameblod (2016)

110 min | Drama

7.7
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77 Metascore

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi, Hanna Alström

Votes: 883

29. Sufat Chol (2016)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

Director: Elite Zexer | Stars: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel

Votes: 1,032 | Gross: $0.08M

30. Wùlu (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 89