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1. Catharsys or The Afina Tales of the Lost World (2018)

98 min | Drama

In the lost world, after a four months drought, an ordinary man randomly gets picked to be on a special radio show: Jamal Afina reveals an extraordinary journey of a life, through space and time, looking for his lost paradise.

Director: Yassine Marco Marroccu | Stars: Mohamed Zouaoui, Aziz Dadas, Kamal Kadimi, Sonia Okacha

Votes: 20

2. Cronofobia (2018)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

A mysterious lonely man and a young rebel woman, confront each other in a psychological drama about suspended identity.

Director: Francesco Rizzi | Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Sabine Timoteo, Leonardo Nigro, Giorgia Salari

Votes: 81

3. As I Fall (2018)

97 min | Drama

Follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation.

Director: Magnus Meyer Arnesen | Stars: Preben Hodneland, Marius Aandal Pedersen, Alexandra Gjerpen, Vidar Sandem

Votes: 109

4. Lorik (2018)

95 min | Drama

The main character of the film is an actor Lorik who lives in his fantasy world of played roles. Sometimes he can be Cyrano de Bergerac or King Richard.

Director: Alexey Zlobin | Stars: Michael Poghosian, Evgeniya Dmitrieva, Irene Ayvazyan, Narina Grigoryan

Votes: 23

5. A March to Remember (2018)

92 min | Drama

Spain, 1976. A country to the edge of the collapse. A girl to the edge of her own revolution.

Director: Victor Cabaco | Stars: Amaia Aberasturi, Mikel Iglesias, Ruth Díaz, Alberto Berzal

Votes: 79

6. The Wild Fields (2018)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Herman Korolyov, 33, is getting by, working a meaningless executive job in a big city. One day he gets a strange call and learns that his older brother has mysteriously disappeared. Herman ... See full summary »

Director: Yaroslav Lodygin | Stars: Oleg Moskalenko, Vladimir Yamnenko, Aleksey Gorbunov, Ruslana Khazipova

Votes: 341

7. Lifeboat (I) (2018)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman on a romantic sailing holiday with her boyfriend rescues a refugee woman who makes her confront her past.

Director: Josefine Kirkeskov | Stars: Sofia Helin, Pål Sverre Hagen, Sebnem Hassanisoughi, Ana Luiza Ulsig

Votes: 32

8. Song of the Tree (2018)

93 min | Action, Drama, History

The film tells about the life and tragedy of the Kyrgyz village, it focuses on simple young guy. Being expelled from his native village, he takes away the daughter of a local lord ("bai" in... See full summary »

Director: Aibek Daiyrbekov | Stars: Omurbek Izrailov, Temirlan Smanbekov, Saltanat Bakaeva, Jurduzbek Kaseivov

Votes: 49

9. Slam (2018)

115 min | Drama

Ricky Nasser is a young Australian whose peaceful suburban life turns into hell when sister Ameena, a Slam poet; disappears without a trace.

Director: Partho Sen-Gupta | Stars: Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi

Votes: 45

10. 100 Years Together (2018)

65 min | Documentary

100 YEARS TOGETHER is a cinematic portrait of Lithuanian centenarians. Their memories are written on their faces, in their eyes and wrinkles. The experiences of their long lives, their deep... See full summary »

Director: Edita Kabaraite | Stars: Veronika Gerasimaviciene, Jonas Jonaitis, Kazimiera Kirtikliene, Elena Kuklyte

Votes: 142

11. 303 (2018)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two university students, Jule and Jan, leave Berlin together in an old camper on a road trip south, but for different reasons.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Mala Emde, Anton Spieker, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Thomas Schmuckert

Votes: 3,738

12. Husband Material (2018)

Not Rated | 156 min | Romance

A love triangle between a spirited young woman, her outgoing boyfriend and a fiance who's husband material.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Jasmin Bajwa

Votes: 6,017 | Gross: $0.57M

13. Chained for Life (2018)

91 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut.

Director: Aaron Schimberg | Stars: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 349

14. Ahto. Chasing a Dream (2018)

90 min | Documentary

An adventurer who dreams big and wants to prove to the world that his dream is possible, finds himself in the middle of the war and in the turmoil of complex human relationships.

Director: Jaanis Valk | Stars: Lembit Peterson, Marius Peterson

Votes: 48

15. Bridges of Time (2018)

78 min | Documentary

Kristine Briede and Audrius Stonys's meditative documentary essay portrays the less-remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave. With finesse, they push beyond the barriers... See full summary »

Directors: Kristine Briede, Audrius Stonys | Stars: Herz Frank, Uldis Brauns, Ivars Seleckis, Mark-Toomas Soosaar

Votes: 48

16. Time Trial (II) (2017)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

An immersive fllm capturing the very essence of professional cycling.

Director: Finlay Pretsell | Stars: Thomas Dekker, David Millar

Votes: 206

17. Timeless Beauty (2018)

85 min | Documentary

What is the meaning of beauty? A journey through the contemporary world of fashion, with some of the most contradicting models from today's industry. The film explores the ever-changing concept of beauty worldwide.

Director: Deyan Parouchev | Stars: Alex Bruni, Jan de Villeneuve, Philippe Dumas, Colleen Heidemann

Votes: 12

18. Ala Changso (2018)

115 min | Drama

Ala Changso is the transliteration of a Tibetan folk song's title meaning please drink up this cup of good wine. It tells the story of a woman who conceals her illness and the secret ... See full summary »

Director: Sonthar Gyal | Stars: Yungdrung Gyal, Nyima Sungsung, Sechok Gyal, Jinpa

Votes: 99

19. The Fall of the American Empire (2018)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and picks up two bags of cash and hide them. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker released from jail might get him out of trouble.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau, Maripier Morin, Vincent Leclerc

Votes: 1,975 | Gross: $2.18M

20. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

63 Metascore

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Director: John McPhail | Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux

Votes: 8,030 | Gross: $0.55M

21. Anna's War (2018)

74 min | Drama

The entire family of a 6-year-old Anna dies in the mass coordinated execution of Jews. The mother covers up Anna with her own body, and the girl miraculously survives. For the next few ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Marta Kozlova, Lyubov Vorozhtsova, Vladimir Sapin, Aleksandr Vakhov

Votes: 373

22. Anote's Ark (2018)

77 min | Documentary

A look at the devastating effects that climate change has on the people living on Kiribati, a low-lying atoll in the Pacific.

Director: Matthieu Rytz

Votes: 87

23. An Unexpected Love (2018)

TV-14 | 136 min | Comedy, Romance

After the leaving of their only one son to study in the foreign, a 25-years marriage faces their split, questioning themselves about love, desire, the passing of time and what really they want in life.

Director: Juan Vera | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Mercedes Morán, Claudia Fontán, Luis Rubio

Votes: 1,313

24. Asandhimitta (2018)

98 min | Drama

A renowned filmmaker receives a mysterious call from an old college mate in the middle of the night. Asandhimitta, whom he recalls as a large and voluptuous woman, asks him to make a film ... See full summary »

Director: Asoka Handagama | Stars: Sandali Ash, Anula Bulathsinhala, Dharmapriya Dias, Shyam Fernando

Votes: 29

25. Bhonsle (2018)

128 min | Drama

Through 'Bhonsle' we have tried to ask that most pressing question of our times - who is a Migrant? What defines someone as an Outsider to a land? Where is that line that demarcates ... See full summary »

Director: Devashish Makhija | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Aditya Agnihotri

Votes: 48

26. Bille (2018)

104 min | Drama

A life-provoking, hopeful and solemn story about the growth of one human child and the relationship with the world in Latvia at the end of the 1930s.

Director: Inara Kolmane | Stars: Ruta Kronberga, Elina Vane, Arturs Skrastins, Gundars Abolins

Votes: 444

27. Carmine Street Guitars (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Music

82 Metascore

Five days in the life of fabled Greenwich Village guitar store Carmine Street Guitars.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Eszter Balint, Christine Bougie, Nels Cline, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 176 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Celeste is a widow living a tranquil, unadventurous existence in Havana, fulfilling her daily shifts as a tour guide at the local planetarium. One day when several "Cubans" mysteriously ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Infante | Stars: María Isabel Díaz Lago, Omar Franco, Néstor Jiménez, Yerlín Pérez

Votes: 69

29. Chi-Town (2018)

82 min | Documentary

Chi-Town follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago's West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Budabin

Votes: 30

30. Diamantino (2018)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Stars: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira

Votes: 1,871 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Donbass (2018)

122 min | Drama

74 Metascore

In eastern Ukraine, society begins to degrade as the effects of propaganda and manipulation begin to surface in this post-truth era.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk, Grigory Masliuk, Olesya Zhurakivska

Votes: 2,634

32. Phantom Owl Forest (2018)

90 min | Family

"Eia's Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm" is about a 10-year-old girl Eia who, due to many coincidences, has to spend her Christmas break at a Southern-Estonian farm called Phantom Owl Farm. ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Aun | Stars: Maria Annus, Robert Annus, Annabrith Heinmaa, Marvin Inno

Votes: 315

33. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 44,172 | Gross: $17.54M

34. Pour vivre ici (2018)

90 min | Drama

A recent widow living in a small Quebec town goes to Montreal to visit her busy adult son and daughter, and then on a whim decides to travel to the town of her childhood, where she hadn't set foot in decades.

Director: Bernard Émond | Stars: Élise Guilbault, Amena Ahmad, Marie Bernier, Sophie Desmarais

Votes: 61

35. Drôle de père (2017)

86 min | Drama, Family

Dour ex-boyfriend Antoine (Thomas Blanchard) returns to his Belgian hometown where he reunites with his ex-lover and the mother (Judith Chemla) of their five-year-old girl, Elsa (Lina ... See full summary »

Director: Amélie van Elmbt | Stars: Isabelle Barth, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Kristof Coenen

Votes: 209

37. Mothers' Instinct (2018)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

When a sudden tragedy uproots the lives of two women and their families, they begin to question the relationships they once held so dear, in this psychological thriller from Olivier Masset-Depass

Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse | Stars: Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou, Arieh Worthalter

Votes: 486

38. Erik & Erika (2018)

89 min | Drama

Erik/Erika Schinegger - the ski sensation that became media sensation. As Erika she was celebrated. As newly discovered Erik repudiated and accused of fraud. A true story about the ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhold Bilgeri | Stars: Ulrike Beimpold, Christoph Bittenauer, Nives Bogad, Sarah Born

Votes: 72

39. F20 (2018)

90 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

Martina starts a relationship with Filip, a young man who spends most of his time playing video games. After Martina convinces Filip to steal her father's money to go to the Party Beach, ... See full summary »

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic | Stars: Filip Mayer, Romina Tonkovic, Mladen Vulic, Alen Liveric

Votes: 554

40. Phoenix (2018)

85 min | Drama

From a young age, Jill has acted as the responsible adult in her small family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged ... See full summary »

Director: Camilla Strøm Henriksen | Stars: Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin, Maria Bonnevie, Sverrir Gudnason, Casper Falck-Løvås

Votes: 147

41. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

The crew of a horror web series travels to an abandoned asylum for a live broadcast. It soon encounters much more than expected as it moves deeper inside the nightmarish old building.

Director: Beom-sik Jeong | Stars: Yoo Je-Yoon, Seung-Wook Lee, Ye-Won Mun, Ah-yeon Oh

Votes: 3,341 | Gross: $0.12M

42. The Greenaway Alphabet (2017)

68 min | Documentary

An intimate portrait of painter and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, directed by his wife Saskia Boddeke. Together with his daughter Pip, Greenaway formulates an alphabet that represents his personality and thoughts about art and life.

Director: Saskia Boddeke | Stars: Peter Greenaway, Pip Greenaway, Saskia Boddeke

Votes: 119

43. Gundermann (2018)

128 min | Biography, Drama, History

The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Bjarne Mädel, Milan Peschel, Peter Schneider

Votes: 1,222

44. Hamid (2018)

108 min | Drama

Eight year-old Hamid learns that 786 is God's number and decides to try and reach out to God, by dialing this number. He wants to talk to his father, who his mother tells him has gone to Allah. One fine day the phone call is answered.

Director: Aijaz Khan | Stars: Talha Arshad Reshi, Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal, Sumit Kaul

Votes: 673