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Movies: Best Movies in Greek(ελληνικά)

Modern Greek (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 languages 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, beginning 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, Albania and Cyprus and 2,248 movies (between 1915 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Greece (1,678). Popular genres for Greek movies are Drama (960), Comedy (909) and Romance / Love (266). Zorba the Greek (1964), Never on Sunday (1960), The Other Me (2017), Uranya (2006) and Πόντιοι: New Generation = Νέων Γενεάν (2011) are among the best known & most successful Greek movies.


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Zorba the Greek(1964)

NR
| 2h 22min | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 110 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)

3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

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

The Other Me(2017)

1h 41min | Mystery, Crime
4.1/5 (with 25 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 8 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
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Dogtooth(2009)

1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 692 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.

Attenberg(2010)

1h 35min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 42 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. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough, and the sexual-education lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella. 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." Caught between the two men and her collaborator, Bella, Marina investigates the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.

Blackmail Boy(2003)

NR
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 7 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
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

Το σύνδρομο της Χιονάτης(2008)

- No description / details available yet. -

O megalos dihasmos(1968)

1h 20min | Drama

- No description / details available yet. -

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

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.

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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.

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.

Daskale ti didaskes?(1983)

1h 27min | Comedy, Drama
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Dimitris Thalassias is a single singing teacher at a senior high school in Athens and undertakes the care of a child abandoned by its mother at the door of the foundling hospital. He does everything required to raise it right, but he sees his life changing unexpectedly, since his fiancée leaves him, and his relations with his students go from bad to worse. While this is happening, the mother shows up to claim her child. In the end, everything is corrected, and a solution is provided through marriage.

Something Hot(1964)

3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

During an International Trade Fair at Thessaloniki, a mature woman, Rena (Martha Karagianni), goes there with her sister to convince her childhood friend Dinos (Dinos Iliopoulos) to have a "white wedding" so that she can inherit a large estate. Dinos though, does not accept because even though he is actually a womanizer he acts as a shy and modest man around people. Everyone there will meet a group of musicians and one of them will fall in love with the daughter of the strict manager of the company Dinos works for who is accompanied by Dinos. At some point, everyone goes to Athens where things get more complicated untill everyone finds his perfect match. In the end Rena gets her inheritance and all together they perform a musical play in a grand theater.

When The Wheels Danced(1984)

1h 28min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A group of young lives intensely, leading engines and wildly amusing. George falls in love with a serious girl, who will attempt to admonish him. Her brother would react to their relationship but will calm, when George, for the sake of the relationship with his beloved, will change mentality.

Directed by Yannis Dalianidis - With Vasia Panagopoulou, Pavlos Evangelopoulos, Dimitra Seremeti, Yannis Fyrios, ...

Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair(2016)

1h 30min | Documentary

What’s in the mind of the neo-nazi next-door? “My partner in life is a Jew, one of my sons is gay, another is an anarchist, and I am a left-wing feminist as well as a daughter of immigrants. If Golden Dawn comes to power our only problem will be which wagon they will put us on.” A journalist is delving for years into the organization of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. The financial collapse, the political instability and the family relations are placed into the spotlight as the documentary is trying to discover “what’s in the head of Golden Dawners, who pose as victims of the system.”.

Directed by Angélique Kourounis

The Love of Ulysses(1984)

Directed by Vasilis Vafeas.

Και Ο Πρώτος Ματάκιας(1982)

1h 30min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

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(2009)

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.

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.

Evdokia(1971)

1h 32min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 6 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.

Γυναίκες Δηλητήριο(1993)

3.1/5 (with 3 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.

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.

Meteor and Shadow(1985)

1h 41min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A documentary about the rise and fall of Greek's most esteemed poet, Napoleon Lapathiotis.

Η αγάπη μας(1968)

2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

An usherette in a theatre, where a distinguished and popular actor performs, gets her big break when the leading actress has an accident. The director decides to take advantage of the heretofore unexploited talent of the girl and asks her to replace the leading actress. This unexpected opportunity transforms her from a humble usherette into a shining star. Later on, she wins the heart of the leading actor with whom she was secretly in love. However, her sudden rise to theatrical-musical stardom creates complications in their love affair, as her companion sinks into disappointment and drowns himself in drink, abandoning his career. Nevertheless, the usherette/leading actress doesn't give up; She looks for him, finds him and supports him, psychologically and morally, until he makes a comeback to the stage and their love nest.

Χαρούμενοι αλήτες(1958)

1h 37min | Comedy

Two jobbers meet an actor, when the sneak in a theater. The actor is homeless and they invite him to stay with them He will know and love their neighbor, who is studying classical dance.

Preparation(2017)

16min | Drama

Three generations of women in one household do what they can to prepare for the impending loss of one of their number.

The Spirits(2021)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A group of young people helps people who died to fulfill their last wishes, embarking on an emotional journey into the world of spirits.

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