What are the best Greek movies of all time?

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    #1Stella

    Stella

    This film is the adaptation of the opera Carmen and was directed by Michael Cacoyannis starring Melina Mercouri. Stella is considered one of the first feminist movies. It is about an independent woman who challenges the patriarchal society. 

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    Sandra Olivares
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Stella's character sparks feminism in the 1950's. She was a fiercely independent woman who doesn't want to settle down but got confused when she fell in love. This is a DEFINITELY a classic greek film. "
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    #2Never on Sunday

    Never on Sunday

    Never on Sunday was written and directed by Jules Dassin, the husband of Greek actress Melina Mercouri. The couple stars on this film which tells the story of an American scholar who fell in love with a prostitute and wants her to change. 

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    Alejandro Aguirre
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "although this movie shows prostitution, overall this is a wholesome movie. THis greatly shows the Greek culture. One of the finest. "
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    #3Rembetiko

    Rembetiko

    This movie is named after a traditional Greek folk music and dance. It is a musical drama about Marika Ninou, a Rembetiko singer played by Sotiria Leonardou. It depicts the Greek culture during the early 20th century through the eyes of Marika. 

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    Christina Olson
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "If you want to have a look into the greek culture, this film comes highly recommended. I love the songs and dance in this movie. "
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    #4Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    Dogtooth is a Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, and Angeliki Papoulia. Three teenagers are deprived of their freedom until their manipulative parents' dogtooth falls out.

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    Alan Guo
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "this film is disturbing. too depressing. but overall, it has unique plot and the movie. is brilliant overall."
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    #5A Touch of Spice

    A Touch of Spice

    Directed by Tassos Boulmetis, A Touch of Spice is a Greek movie that deals with politics, political expulsion and repatriation and how the protagonist Fanis cope with it through cooking.  

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    Vishal Pillai
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "i love the metaphor of how the grandfather gave life lessons by way of cooking. superb cinematography. "
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    #6Miss Violence

    Miss Violence

    Miss Violence is a Greek movie about a girl who took her own life by jumping off the balcony of their house on her 11th birthday. Alexandro Avranas won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival for this movie about dysfunctional family. 

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    Ye Wu
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "This film is skin-crawling. Something you can't easily forget. It opens up our eyes about how some family would cover up the secrets of their clan just to prevent shame and humiliation. "
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    #7Chevalier

    Chevalier

    Chevalier was named best film at the 59th BFI London Film Festival. This Greek comedy film is set in the Aegean Sea where six men on a luxury yacht decide to play a game and the winner will wear the victory ring called The Chevalier. 

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    Heather Carter
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "This movie shows the conpetitive nature of men and how badly one would go for winning. A realistic take on masculinity. "
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    #8Sweet Bunch

    Sweet Bunch

    Sweet Bunch (Glikia Symmoria) is a 1983 Greek crime drama film about the lives of four misfits. Directed by Nikos Nikolaidis, this film shows how these four youths become disillusioned with life and become criminals. 

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    Betty Pierce
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "You'd go sympathizing for the kids but hating them at the same time. But there's a tug in the heart for sure. "

Summary

Best What are the best Greek movies of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stella Movies 16 Paid
2Never on SundayMovies 13 Paid
3RembetikoMovies 7 Paid
4DogtoothMovies 3 Paid
5A Touch of SpiceMovies 3 Paid
6Miss ViolenceMovies 2 Paid
7ChevalierMovies 2 Paid
8Sweet BunchMovies 1 Paid
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