GREAT GREEK CINEMAby ssaintgreece | created - 13 Aug 2014 | updated - 18 Nov 2017 | Public
159 BEST GREEK FILMS
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1. Electra (I) (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.
2. Rembetiko (1983)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.
3. Sweet Bunch (1983)
154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Holed up in a decrepit Athenian mansion, a quartet of handsome pariahs wait for something to happen in their lives. As the state tightens the noose on them, the shotguns have the final say. Is this the sad swan song of the sweet bunch?
4. A Foolish Love (1981)
121 min | Drama, Romance
On a hot Athenian July, a reclusive Astronomy student spots a disillusioned woman with his telescope, and his dull existence takes on a new meaning. They coexist in time and space; but, they are so far apart. Will they ever become one?
5. Iphigenia (1977)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.
6. From the Edge of the City (1998)
Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama
A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss.
7. Face to Face (1966)
84 min | Drama, Romance
Without a future and broke, a young English teacher accepts to tutor a pampered daughter, enmeshing himself in a strange reality, and a downward spiral of desire and illusion; guilt and self-contempt. Will the ugly truth set him free?
8. Antigone (1961)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Antigone defies her uncle's decree that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife; however, her actions have tragic consequences.
10. No Budget Story (1997)
87 min | Comedy
In order to secure money for the production of his first film, a young man asks help from a film producer. The producer, however, was involved with pornographic films, and now his main ... See full summary »
11. Learn How to Read and Write, Son (1981)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
In a small Greek village, short time after the collapse of the Junta regime, a memorial of those who died in the German occupation of Greece brings in the surface the political differences of a conservative teacher and his two sons.
12. Parangelia! (1980)
87 min | Crime, Drama
The real story of Nikos Koemtzis, who one night knifed a company of men in a tavern, just because they wanted to dance on the song he had "ordered" from the musicians.
13. Thanasi, pare t' oplo sou (1972)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
Still owing his truck to his voracious employer, and with his sister still dangerously unmarried, a poor lorry driver meets an equally wronged young woman and realises that not all wars can be won. Can his trusted gun right the wrongs?
14. The Man with the Carnation (1980)
125 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »
15. The Fear (1966)
102 min | Crime, Drama
In this disturbing family drama, a prosperous middle-aged farmer takes up gambling and whoring at the expense of his devoted second wife. Meanwhile, his son the pervert becomes fascinated ... See full summary »
16. The Counterfeit Coin (1955)
127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.
17. The Ogre of Athens (1956)
103 min | Crime, Drama
A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.
18. Kierion (1968)
86 min | Crime, Thriller
Greece, 1948. Police takes into custody leftist journalist, Aimos Vagenas, for the murder of his American colleague George Polk. Polk was supposed to interview Markos Vafeiadis, leading ... See full summary »
19. Reconstruction (1970)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A woman murders her husband, upon his return home after a long absence, with the complicity of the lover who has relieved her loneliness. Costas Ghoussis, an emigrant recently returned to ... See full summary »
20. Blood on the Land (1965)
130 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated.
22. The Thrushes Are Still Singing (1979)
123 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Five friends (representatives of the Fifties generation) now in their forties, get together after many years of silence. One shows up from jail, where he has been entering and exiting for ... See full summary »
23. Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi (1971)
85 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During the dark years of the German Occupation in Greece, the mysterious disappearance of a cherished tomcat throws a destitute factory worker straight into the bowels of Kommandantur, to taste firsthand the oppressor's lavish hospitality.
25. Thanos and Despina (1967)
96 min | Drama
Katina, an impoverished Greek woman, tries to arrange the marrage of her shepherd son, Thanos, to Despina, the daughter of a wealthy landowner. But when Despina's father, Vlahopoulos ... See full summary »
27. The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978)
118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free?
28. A Matter of Dignity (1958)
112 min | Drama
A daughter discovers her wealthy family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy and decides to charm a millionaire for his money in marriage. Soon she is torn between living a lie and keeping up appearances.
29. A Girl in Black (1956)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Against the backdrop of a cloudless summer, love's unforeseen complications will entwine an Athenian writer, a morosely beautiful daughter, and a scorned local suitor. And then, calamity strikes. Can love redeem the sad girl in black?
31. Ola einai dromos (1998)
118 min | Drama
Three people head towards a turning point in their lives: at a dig in Philippi, an archaeologist discovers an unlooted tomb; at a bird sanctuary in Thrace, a game warden pays back a poacher... See full summary »
32. Love Me Not? (1989)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Spying a lissome young woman standing topless on a nearby balcony, Giorgos climbs up onto a nearby rooftop to get a better look. At a critical moment in his climb, his family and friends ... See full summary »
34. Morning Patrol (1987)
108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Going alone into an abandoned, living city, a woman tries to cross a forbidden zone swarming with the Morning Patrol and traps. Meeting one of the last city guards, they attempt recall the past and penetrate the zone together.
35. Honeymoon (1979)
112 min | Drama
A retired couple spends its vacation at the spa town of Kaiafa Lake during the last twenty years. This year their daughter does not come with them, being on her honeymoon trip to Rhodes, ... See full summary »
36. The Colours of Iris (1974)
100 min | Drama, Mystery
During the shooting of a film, a strange man enters the set holding an umbrella. He walks into the sea and disappears. The people from the film crew claim that this is a publicity stunt, ... See full summary »
38. Stigma (1982)
100 min | Crime, Drama
Unable to determine the marker of Down syndrome, a once-blissful couple has to take the future of their newborn boy in their hands. In the next dark days, the father will reach out to his connections; but, is it ever right to end a life?
39. Mania (1985)
92 min | Adventure
inventive story about primal nature and a modern woman, Zoe is tapped to go to the U,S, for some specialized computer training because she is a whiz in her job as a program analyst, The ... See full summary »
40. To ergostasio (1981)
101 min | Drama
In high hopes of getting a loan to update his antiquated machinery, a financially hard-pressed owner of an old tannery turns to a well-to-do migrant who wants to marry his young daughter. Could he be the solution to the family's problems?
41. The Price of Love (1984)
110 min | Drama, Romance
The wife of an alcoholic and mother of four (Toula Stathopoulou) is a factory worker in Corfu at the beginning of the 20th century. A fallen noble man who has fallen on hard times (Stratis ... See full summary »
42. Young Aphrodites (1963)
88 min | Drama, Romance
200 BC. During a merciless drought, the brute nature of man and the delicate essence of woman become inextricably intertwined, as the omnipotence of the carnal instinct demands the total surrender of the flesh.
43. The King (2002)
130 min | Drama
A former drug addict gets a new lease of life in his grandfather's dilapidated rural estate, only to face the closed community's unwritten laws. Now, all that's needed is a flaming catalyst. Who can stop the advent of hell on New Paradise?
44. See You (1997)
125 min | Drama
This Greek-Bulgarian-Cypriot co-production depicts the plight of Albanian illegals in Athens and its Piraeus port. Greek intellectual Christos (Akis Sakellariou) unintentionally falls in ... See full summary »
45. Miss Violence (2013)
98 min | Drama