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1. The Cut (I) (2014)

138 min | Drama, History

6.3
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56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,085 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Intent to Destroy (2017)

115 min | Documentary

8.6
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Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 235

3. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 5,960

4. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $1.55M

5. 1915 (2015)

82 min | Drama

4.8
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Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide, a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.

Directors: Garin Hovannisian, Alec Mouhibian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski

Votes: 4,336 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)

113 min | Drama

6.0
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An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul.

Directors: Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijevic, Aida Begic, Iosifina Markarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi, Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Humeyra Akbay, Belçim Bilgin

Votes: 222

7. La masseria delle allodole (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

6.5
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A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,874

8. Une histoire de fou (2015)

134 min | Drama

6.9
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In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador's car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Syrus Shahidi

Votes: 390

9. Arajin Demq (2016)

Comedy

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An unemployed journalist keeps blaming everyone but himself for problems in his love life and bad policies of the country only to find out what he can change when he becomes the President.

Director: Hrant Yeritskinyan | Stars: Davit Tadevosyan, Anna Grigoryan, Aram Mp3, Sati Janibekyan

Votes: 42

10. Calendar (1993)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Arsinée Khanjian, Ashot Adamyan, Atom Egoyan, Michelle Bellerose

Votes: 1,757

11. Mother (1992)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

7.1
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This film recounts Henri Verneuil's relationship with his father who had brought his Armenian family to Marseille, France, in order to escape from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Richard Berry, Omar Sharif, Nathalie Roussel, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 1,663

12. Paradzhanov (2013)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A film director Sergey Paradjanov creates brilliant films. His nonconformist behavior conflicts with Soviet System. He is committed to prison for being eccentric. His indestructible love ... See full summary »

Directors: Serge Avedikian, Olena Fetisova | Stars: Serge Avedikian, Yuliya Peresild, Zaza Kashybadze, Karen Badalov

Votes: 192

13. Women of 1915 (2016)

Documentary

8.4
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Director: Bared Maronian | Star: Gloria Sanders

Votes: 14

14. Vank'in Cocuklari (2016)

Documentary, History

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Director: Nezahat Gündogan | Stars: Ahmet Ak, Cevahir Ak, Meryem Balci, Sultan Demir

15. Life Triumphs (1977)

92 min | Drama

5.2
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This story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, is an eternal story of resurrection.

Director: Henrik Malyan | Stars: Sos Sargsyan, Sofik Sarkisyan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Galya Novents

Votes: 101

16. Anahit (2014)

Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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The King of Ancient Armenia Vachagan fell in love with Anahit. And to gain her love he must become something more than a king.

Directors: David Sahakyants, Lyulya Sahakyants | Stars: Mkrtich Arzumanyan, David Babayan, Nazeni Hovhannisyan, Rafael Kotanjyan

Votes: 114

17. Lost Birds (2015)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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It is 1915 in an Armenian village. Bedo and Maryam return from their secret dovecote only to find an empty house and a ghost village. The children embark on a journey to search for their mother, along with their bird Bacik.

Directors: Ela Alyamac, Aren Perdeci | Stars: Sarkis Acemyan, Heros Agopyan, Arto Arsenyan, Takuhi Bahar

Votes: 124

18. Menq (1969)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Monumental picture exploring the identity and fate of the Armenian nation.

Director: Artavazd Peleshian

Votes: 293

19. Armenia (2016)

84 min | Drama

8.1
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"Armenia" is a cinematic interweaving of film, literature and history. The day after his fiftieth birthday, Haig Boghos (Alain Croubalian), a world-weary singer embarks on a personal ... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Littler | Star: Alain Croubalian

Votes: 13

20. Il silenzio di Pelesjan (2011)

52 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Artavazd Peleshian, Enrico Ghezzi, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Lev Kulidzhanov

Votes: 40

21. Epic Denied: Depriving the Forty Days of Musa Dagh (2018)

Documentary | Announced

A documentary about the trials and tribulations of Hollywood's multiple attempts to produce an epic movie based on Franz Werfel's bestseller, "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh". Undertaken by ... See full summary »

Directors: Edwin Avaness, Serj Minassians

22. Minas: Rekviem (1989)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Vartanov's requiem for his friend, Armenia's iconic modernist painter Minas, who was assassinated by KGB 6 years after he appeared in the suppressed Tsvet armyanskoy zemli (1969).

Director: Mikhail Vartanov | Star: Minas Avetisyan

Votes: 9

23. Tchanaparh depi krkes (1963)

88 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Famous Soviet Armenian clown Leonid Yengibarov stars in this film about the artistic quest of a talented circus actor.

Directors: Levon Isahakyan, Henrik Malyan | Stars: Leonid Yengibarov, I. Shestua, I. Danzas, H. Danzas

Votes: 23

24. Bolis (2011)

19 min | Short, Drama

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"Bolis" tells the story of Armenak Mouradian, a successful Armenian oud musician from the diaspora who travels for the first time to Istanbul for an important musical event. "Armenians call... See full summary »

Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Jacky Nercessian, Serra Yilmaz, Esin Harvey, Görkem Yeltan

25. Khachaturian (2003)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.3
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A documentary about the life of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturyan. Among other events, the film covers Khachaturyan's difficulties working as a creative artist during the Stalin era.

Director: Peter Rosen | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Aram Khachaturyan

Votes: 40

26. An Armenian Journey (1988)

58 min | Documentary, History

4.4
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Armenian-American film maker & journalist Theodore Bogosian takes on the controversial subject as to weather the deaths of over 1 million Armenians in eastern Turkey during the first world ... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Bogosian | Star: Theodore Bogosian

Votes: 24

27. The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia (2010)

PG | 52 min | Documentary

5.9
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An exploration of the lives of two once celebrated, now all-but-forgotten tightrope masters.

Directors: Inna Sahakyan, Arman Yeritsyan | Stars: Zora Armenakyan, Hovsep Beglaryan, Knyaz Mheryan, Mamikon Papikyan

Votes: 35

28. Tsvet armyanskoy zemli (1969)

16 min | Short, Documentary

6.6
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Blacklisted for portraying his dissident friends Paradjanov and Minas, Vartanov had to wait 20 years to complete the trilogy with Minas: Rekviem (1989) and Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

Director: Mikhail Vartanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Minas Avetisyan, Sofiko Chiaureli

Votes: 33

29. Armenian American (2015– )

Documentary

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Star: Nazo Bravo

Votes: 16

30. Yot yerg Hayastani masin (1967)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Grigori Melik-Avakyan

31. Aivazovskin yev Hayastane (1983)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Pargev Malayan

32. ArmComedy (2012– )

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ArmComedy is a satirical news show that covers local and international politics. Done in a traditional news format the show gives a comedic edge to oftentimes boring politics.

Stars: Narek Margaryan, Sergey Sargsyan, Vahagn Tevosyan, Mher Khachatryan

Votes: 9

33. L'héritage du silence (2015)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Anna Benjamin, Guillaume Clere

34. Music to Madness: The Story of Komitas (2014)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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Born on September 26, 1869 in the Armenian homeland of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, Komitas was a frail, weak boy, but with a perfect singing voice. Despite humble life circumstances, it was... See full summary »

Director: David Robert Deranian | Stars: Saro Bedoyan, Leila Benmerrouche, Herows Hovsepian

Votes: 8

35. Martiros Saryan (1965)

55 min | Documentary

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This documentary is about Armenian painter Martiros Saryan.

Director: Laert Vagharshyan | Star: Martiros Saryan

36. Poem Hayastani masin (1960)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: W. Haykazyan

37. Voyage to Amasia (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

5.4
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VOYAGE TO AMASIA is a feature length documentary based around Eric Hachikian's piano trio of the same name. Amasya, Turkey is the city where Eric's grandmother, Helen Shushan, was born and ... See full summary »

Directors: Randy Bell, Eric V. Hachikian

Votes: 11

38. Gayane (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Musical

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Aram Khachaturyan's ballet about inter-ethnic love on a kolkhoz (collective farm) in Soviet Armenia.

Stars: Larisa Tuisova, Gennady Gorbanev, Alexander Rumyantsev, Maris Korystin

39. Pierlequin (2001)

100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

2.9
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Filmed as both a biopic and a parable, this film covers the life of Leonid Engibarov and famous clown/poet in Armenia in the 1960's and 1990's. It is also an allegory of the love affair of ... See full summary »

Director: Tigran Khzmalyan | Stars: A. Abovyan, Aneta Arutyunyan, Lillit Avetyan, B. Balinyan

Votes: 27

40. V etom kamne dusha moya (1989)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Vartanov interconnects ancient music, poetry and architecture in this variation on the dream project of his life, which he never got to make.

Director: Mikhail Vartanov

Votes: 8

41. Armenian Lullaby (2005 Video)

5 min | Short

4.2
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Armenian Lullaby is based on the verse of my great-great-grandfather, Rafael Patkanian (1830-1892) about a mother who is singing a lullaby to her child, calling on different birds who are ... See full summary »

Director: Irina Patkanian

Votes: 13

42. Tangaran bats yerknqi tak (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary on the historical monuments in Armenia and new findings of Armenian archeologists.

Director: Garegin Aslanyan

43. Song of Eternity (1973)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Mikhail Vartanov's cinematography highlights the documentary on Armenia's architecture

Director: Dmitri Kesayants

44. Veratznund (1984)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary on Armenian stone and its significance for the culture and history of the nation.

Director: Aghasi Ayvazyan

45. Haykakan kinohamerg (1941)

41 min | Short, Music

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Director: Patvakan Barkhudaryan | Stars: E. Basyan, Suren Kocharyan, Tatevik Sazandaryan, Gurgen Gabrielyan

Votes: 6

46. William Saroyan: I Saw the Mighty Armenia (1977)

10 min | Documentary, Short

4.5
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Mikhail Vartanov lenses the arrival of the American Pulitzer Prize winning author William Saroyan to Armenia, his ancestral homeland.

Director: G. Balasanian | Star: William Saroyan

Votes: 22

47. Armenian American (2015– )
Episode: 301 AD (2015)

Documentary

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As his nieces get baptized in Armenia, Nazo details how Armenia came to be the first Christian nation in 301 AD.

Director: Nazo Bravo | Star: Nazo Bravo

48. Armenian American (2015– )
Episode: Drunk In Gavar (2015)

Documentary

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Nazo takes a break from the city of Yerevan to see the countryside and gets drunk in the town of Gavar.

Director: Nazo Bravo | Star: Nazo Bravo

49. Armenian American (2015– )
Episode: Genocide (2015)

Documentary

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Director: Nazo Bravo | Star: Nazo Bravo

50. Armenian American (2015– )
Episode: Hip Hop Worldwide (2015)

Documentary

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Nazo Bravo explores the global reach of Hip Hop as he hits the studio with Armenian and Russian rappers Narek (Mets Hayq) and the group Red Light to record the collaboration "No Lie".

Director: Nazo Bravo | Star: Nazo Bravo