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Movies: Best Movies in Greek(ελληνικά)

Modern Greek (endonym: Νέα Ελληνικά, Néa Elliniká, [ˈne.a eliniˈka] or Κοινή Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα, Kiní Neoellinikí Glóssa), generally referred to by speakers simply as Greek (Ελληνικά, Elliniká), refers collectively to the dialects of the Greek language spoken in the modern era, including the official standardized form of the language sometimes referred to as Standard Modern Greek. The end of the Medieval Greek period and the beginning of Modern Greek is often symbolically assigned to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, even though that date marks no clear linguistic boundary and many characteristic features of the modern language arose centuries earlier, having begun around the fourth century AD. During most of the Modern Greek period, the language existed in a situation of diglossia, with regional spoken dialects existing side by side with learned, more archaic written forms, as with the vernacular and learned varieties (Dimotiki and Katharevousa) that co-existed in Greece throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. ()

Greek is spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Albania and 2,795 movies (between 1915 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Greece (2,049). Popular genres for Greek movies are Drama (1,245), Comedy (1,023) and Romance / Love (317). Zorba the Greek (1964), Never on Sunday (1960), Worlds Apart (2015), The Other Me (2017) and Uranya (2006) are among the best known & most successful Greek movies.


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Zorba the Greek(1964)

NR
| 2h 22min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 147 votes)

An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Never on Sunday(1960)

3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Worlds Apart(2015)

1h 53min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Three separate narratives each following a love story between a foreigner and a Greek. Each story represents a different generation falling in love during a time of socioeconomic turmoil that dominates Southern Europe as a whole, only to connect as a single story in the end.

The Other Me(2017)

1h 41min | Mystery, Crime
4.0/5 (with 34 votes)

A lonely criminology professor attempts to solve the mystery behind five murders by decoding the puzzle of five Pythagorean theorems, in a crime story that features renowned French actor François Cluzet in a key-role.

Uranya(2006)

1h 40min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Summer 1969. Dictatorship. In a small country town, young Achileas breaks his leg by falling off the yard wall of the local cinema. He wanted to see Brigit Bardot naked... However, during his visit to the city to treat his broken leg, for the first time in his life he sees a television! The program informs about the launching of Apollo to the moon. The idea of the launching becomes Achileas' obsession and along with his friends they collect money, in order to purchase a TV set. However, soon, the dilemma becomes imperative. Will they buy a television or "visit" all together Uranya in order to be taught the secrets of love?

Directed by Kostas Kapakas

Πόντιοι: New Generation = Νέων Γενεάν(2011)

1h 41min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Dogtooth(2009)

1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 921 votes)

Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.

Eternity and a Day(1998)

2h 17min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 64 votes)

An ailing Greek man attempts to take a young, illegal Albanian immigrant home.

Attenberg(2010)

1h 35min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 50 votes)

Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance...that is until a stranger comes to town and challenges her to a foosball duel, on her own table. Her father, meanwhile, ritualistically prepares for his exit from the 20th century, which he considers to be "overrated.".

The Weeping Meadow(2004)

2h 50min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

Two Greek refugees fall in love, but their relationship is devastated by dictatorship and war.

Blackmail Boy(2003)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and passions of the kind that lie well-hidden in the mists of the nearby lake. An intense plot and a totally unexpected ending make up this film, which features characters who are vulnerable, innocent and ordinary, but who become ruthless and callous, worrying only about protecting their financial resources. The offences are disproportionately serious compared to the financial benefits they try to secure.

O Astrapogiannos(1970)

1h 56min | Drama, War, Adventure
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The battle-scarred hero of the Greek Revolution, Giannos "Astrapogiannos", returns home after the end of the blood-soaked War of Independence, only to find himself in a new conflict, as he locks horns with a ruthless local Kodjabashis.

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Το Σύνδρομο Της Χιονάτης(2008)

1h 15min | Crime

- No description / details available yet. -

Δουλειές με φούντες(1959)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A provincial arrives in Athens, where he is approached by two mini-patrons in order to eat his money.

Και Ο Πρώτος Ματάκιας(1982)

1h 30min | Comedy
1.8/5 (with 3 votes)

An unruly voyeurism, Simos, works in a hotel as a bourgeois. A gang of burglars has put in the eye of the hotel's safe. The members of the gang - five in number and very pretty women - are staying at the hotel, waiting for the proper opportunity for the burglary. Meanwhile, the hotel's daughter, Myrto, seeing that the hotel is not doing well, and believing that some people sabotage the business, represents the receptionist, in order to learn from the inside exactly what is happening. The passion of Simos makes him a companion of the five women's gang's plans, both to frustrate the burglary and to win the hand of Myrto, who has fallen in love with him.

Canteen(2010)

1h 25min | Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Three men who work in a canteen hear the stories and the problems of the night customers.

Rosemarie(2017)

1h 52min | Comedy, Drama

A burned-out soap-opera writer turns his gaze upon his dysfunctional neighbours, but gets more than the inspiration he bargained for.

Ένας Μάγκας στα Σαλόνια(1969)

1h 36min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A young fisherman who lives in a Greek island save a rich girl from a accident when she is in holidays in island. He will love her and the problems just begun.

In the Name of the Sparrow(2007)

15min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A young man loses his name and is driven to a specialist, a "nameologist" doctor, in order to be given a name.

Το Βουνό Μπροστά(2008)

1h 42min | Drama

High Sabbath . The fireworks for the Resurrection feast will be the cause of a revival of an earlier, dark encouragement, between Luan and Thymios. The stranger and the locus, the atheist and the religious, the murmur and the "lamb". Our story ends in a dramatic one. Her victim, Harris, is a child immigrant. Albanian and Greek together. Christian and Muslim. The village is tall and it is FRONT.

Η καμαριέρα της νύχτας(1985)

1h 26min | Comedy

The maid of the night, which upsets the hotel, causing customers and spreading promises wishes. All this makes for a sacred purpose. To collect money to release her boyfriend, who is imprisoned for debts ..

The Godmother(2014)

1h 45min | Documentary

Α few years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, an unknown physicist from Eastern Germany, who was not interested in politics, is the most powerful woman in the world. Her teacher in the small town where she grew up remembers that she was the smartest student he ever had. Those who have worked with her claim that “Merkiavelli” exercises power without moral barriers, just as Machiavelli taught. A journalist, who knows her well, claims that she uses the methods of a Mafia godmother. In 2008, the German Chancellor was asked to handle the international financial crisis. The countries of the South were placed in the test tube. “If I had to write a book on the Shock Doctrine at this moment,” says Naomi Klein, “it would be on Greece.” How did Merkel manage to impose German hegemony in Europe?

Arcadia(2024)

Neurologist Katerina and former doctor Yannis are heading off to a deserted seaside resort. Silence descends on the car as they travel across dunes in a windy autumn, matching the less-than-pleasant occasion: Yannis has been called to identify the victim of a tragic accident at the hospital of the small town. When the local policeman informs them that the victim’s vehicle had plunged over the parapet of a stone bridge and leads them to the morgue, Katerina sees her worst suspicions confirmed. Together with Yannis, but also on her own nightly excursions to a mysterious, rustic beach bar called Arcadia, they begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together, revealing a haunting story of love, loss, acceptance and letting go.

Island of Death(1976)

R
| 1h 48min | Horror, Thriller
2.4/5 (with 41 votes)

A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island spreads terror beyond anything the Islanders could ever have imagined, only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that moves, be it man, woman or animal. But will they go unpunished, or will the inspector from London be able to put an end to their killing spree?

Directed by Nikos Mastorakis

Ο μεγάλος διχασμός(1968)

1h 20min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Grigóris Grigoríou - With Giannis Fertis, Christina Sylva, Lavrentis Dianellos

Μπουμ Ταρατατζούμ(1972)

1h 37min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Two itinerant actress, the Vlakometros and Poniridis, arrive at Adira, a city of ancient Greece groaning under the despotic rule of the tyrant Hippias, to give a performance. Because Vlakometros is identical to Hippias, the dissident intellectuals will try to use it to overthrow the tyrant. A series of incredible comedic misunderstandings and unexpected will follow in this brilliant political satire, which had experienced serious problems with censorship when the Junta was.

Crystal Nights(1992)

2h 18min | Horror
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In this supernatural-themed romance, a German woman in the between-wars period is being initiated into some kind of esoteric/psychic order and learns at that time that her ideal mate won't even be born for quite a few years. By 1936, she has moved to Greece with her Greek husband, and there she meets Alberto, a very young Greek man, a Jew, who is evidently the man she has been seeking. They are able to read each other's thoughts and do so in the midst of a sexual encounter. Despite the boy's attraction to her, he spurns her due to her age (she is forty). She commits suicide and is born almost immediately as someone able to protect her ideal mate from the Germans. Later, as a young woman, she again has a liaison with Alberto, who again spurns her due to their age differences. Flashbacks indicate that this situation has been part of their lives for many incarnations.

Sunflower Seeds(2013)

32min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A group of children living on the streets of Athens. Among them is Sayid, a twelve-year-old boy, who works all day selling sunflower seeds in the city’s parks and squares. His existence borders on absolute poverty, as he goes looking for food at soup kitchens. His daily routine in the chaotic capital of Greece is a continuous struggle for survival. At the same time, however, he manages to find and enjoy the freedom the city streets can offer. Sayid, along with his friends who are all immigrants from Afghanistan, escape their desperation by clinging onto their hopes. With them, he plays innocent childhood games and dreams of a better future: He wants to leave for Northern Europe, to go to school, and to get a decent job when he grows up. Sayid is trapped in Greece, a country plagued by a financial crisis, increasing unemployment, rampant xenophobia, and racist violence. Sayid doesn’t mince his words: “I’ve been here for about two years, and it feels like twenty.”.

Directed by Pascal Adant - With Gaëtan Wenders, Fabrice Boutique, Françoise Oriane

Γυναίκες Δηλητήριο(1993)

1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

It is a story of a normal, everyday Greek family that each member turns out to be wacko or gets wacko by the other members. The father is the stoic figure that accepts everything. The mother has a middle age crisis and takes advantage of her husbands inability. The older brother is a doctor of psychology and has everything under control (or believe so) and the younger brother does nothing with his life acclaiming that he is a filmmaker.

Evdokia(1971)

1h 32min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social environment crushes them.

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