Les Parapluies de Cherbourg French 1964 Dir: Jacques Demy
A store clerk and a mechanic fall in love in the coastal town of Cherbourg, but their romance is cut short when he is drafted into the army.
Amores Perros Spanish 2000 Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu
A horrific car crash links three different stories of people from various social classes, all involving love, loss and deeply cherished dogs.
Der Untergang (Downfall) German 2004 Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel
This portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days is based on memoirs of Traudl Junge, the young secretary who was with him until his death.
I Am Love Italian 2005 Dir: Luca Guadagnino
When the seemingly picture-perfect Recchi clan gathers at the family villa for the patriarch's birthday, the veneer of civility quickly falls away.
Russian Ark Russian 2002 Dir: Alexander Sokurov
This ode to St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum shows the institution from a first-person point of view, with a cast of 867 actors supplying the action.
The Chorus French 2004 Dir: Christophe Barratier
A music teacher lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans, and sets out to rein them in through the power of song.
City of God Spanish 2003 Dir: Fernando Meirelles
Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography.
Sissi German 1955 Dir: Ernst Marischka
The enchanting Romy Schneider stars as princess Sissi in this first installment of the romantic trilogy about life in the 19th-century Austrian court, in which Kaiser Franz Joseph (Karlheinz Böhm) falls in love with Sissi even though he is betrothed to her sister.
The Great Beauty Italian 2013 Dir: Paolo Sorrentino
As charming 65-year-old journalist Jep Gambardella writes about Rome's culture and social life, he reflects with bitterness on the passions of his lost youth, even as he paints a complex portrait of modern life.
Ninth Company Russian 2005 Dir: Fedor Bondarchuk
The 9th Company (Russian: 9 Рота) is a 2005 Russian war film set during the Soviet War in Afghanistan. The film is loosely based on a real-life battle that took place at Elevation 3234 in early 1988, during the last large-scale Soviet military operation (Magistral) in Afghanistan.
Plein Soleil (Purple Noon) French 1960 Dir: René Clément
It's more like high noon when Alin Delon, as the cagey Tom Ripley, murders his rich friend Philippe Greenleaf and then co-opts his life in Rene Clements 1960 film adaptation .
Y Tu Mamá También Spanish 2001 Dir: Julie Taymor
When rich teens Tenoch and Julio meet the alluring, older Luisa, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip, then convince her to join them.