Movies: Best Movies in Greek(ελληνικά)

Modern Greek (Νέα Ελληνικά or Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα) refers collectively to the dialects of the Greek language spoken in the modern era, and includes 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 modern features of the language arose centuries earlier, between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries AD. During most of the 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 throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries. ()

Greek is spoken in Greece, Albania and Cyprus and 1,581 movies (between 1915 and 2020) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Greece (1,176). Popular genres for Greek movies are Comedy (671), Drama (625) and Romance / Love (173). Zorba the Greek (1964), Never on Sunday (1960), Dogtooth (2009), Attenberg (2010) and O Astrapogiannos (1970) are among the best known & most successful Greek movies.

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Zorba the Greek(1964)

| 2h 22min | Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 71 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 17 votes)

An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local sex worker.


1h 38min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 450 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.


1h 35min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 28 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.

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.

Something Hot(1964)

3.8/5 (with 3 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.

Daskale ti didaskes?(1983)

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

Dimitris Thalassias is a single music teacher in an Athens college. He undertakes the caring of a child abandoned by it's mother. He tries his best to raise it. The result is a big change in his life. His fiancé leaves him, and his relations with his students go from bad to worst. And then, the child's mother appears and claims the child. Finally all problems are resolved and the solution is given by marriage.

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.


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.

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.

From the Snow(1993)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

This highly acclaimed drama from Greek writer/director Sotiris Goritsas, inspired by the Sotiris Dimitriou short story, represented Greece as an official selection for the 1994 Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight. It concerns two young Greek men seeking refuge in Albania. Thomas (Vassilis Eleftheriadis) and Achilleas (Ierassimos Skiadaeressis) make an illegal late-night run at the Greek border, joined by young Nikos (Antonis Manolas), a child whose mother had been killed by Albanian guards. Returning to Athens, they find that the land they had missed and dreamed of so often has changed, refusing to accept the returning refugees or even see them as Greek -- the locals refer to the trio as "Albanians" throughout the film. Demoralized and disillusioned, Thomas is accidentally killed while working at a building site to make ends meet, and Achilleas and Nikos decide to return to their Albanian village rather than stay in an Athens, which clearly has no place for them anymore.

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The Last Porn Movie(2006)

1h 40min
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

The movie tells the tale of a beautiful young woman whose life is turned around when her ex-porn star dad is made (by the producers) to cast her as the lead in his latest x-rated film. A devastating testimony of the rise and fall of Greek family values, an existentialist journey where habit and cruelty are only separated by life and death.

Experts on the Football Field(1956)

1h 32min

The everyday lives of some international football players before and after a big game.

Directed by Vasilis Georgiadis - With Andreas Mouratis, Soula Athanasiadou, Kostas Linoxilakis, Lakis Petropoulos

Πάμε για ... καφέ;(1981)

1h 32min | Comedy

Odysseus and Giblas (Giorgos Pantzas and Stathis Psaltis) come to Athens, hoping to make their lives. They find a room and work at the Aristomenos factory (Grigoris Vafias). When the rumors about the attempted murder of his son Giorgos Pantzas organized the factory, Odysseus, who looks amazing, will take on the role of salvation to deceive the killers. Odysseus, without knowing what is happening, charismatically emphasizes his boss's son and gives benefits to the workers. Soon it is revealed that the very son of the factory was the one who spread the rumors and Odysseus, taking the part of the workers clean, destroying an agreement with Arab entrepreneurs, overcoming his superiors and finally resigning.


1h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Madalena (Aliki Vouyoukiaki) is a tough seventeen-year-old who is forced to take on her father's ferry business after he dies. She has her many brothers and sisters to support, and there is no one else to do the job (her mother has also died). So she rallies her defenses and sets out to give her rival in the ferry business a run for his money. But at the same time, the rival's handsome son (Dimitris Papamichael) is starting to look better and better. Madalena refuses to acknowledge her feelings for him -- though how long she can sustain that denial is the question.

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
1.5/5 (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.


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.

4 Days(2017)

1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love

A girl tries to combat her wearisome life taking pictures of strangers. A customer at the coffee place she works at asks her to escort him to the hospital. A boy is in love with her. He stalks her. Their lives intersect. Four days of their interaction scattered in time.

Learn How to Read and Write, Son(1981)

1h 36min | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

The most important political, post-military junta satire about the nation, the religion, the education, the family.

Kafta thrania(1986)

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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)

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.

Close So Close(2003)

2h 1min | Drama

A deep, unfulfilled love within an erotic triangle. A story of trust and betrayal. A story of present-day Athens, of onlookers, of hesitation. Where holding back is normal, no matter how self-destructive.

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 ..

Ένας Μάγκας στα Σαλόνια(1969)

1h 36min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 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.

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