Palme d’Or winners Movies

Parasite

Parasite

Parasite
IMDb: 8.6
132 min

All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

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Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Shoplifters
IMDb: 8.0
121 min

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to…

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The Square

The Square

The Square
IMDb: 7.2
151 min

A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
IMDb: 7.9
100 min

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Dheepan

Dheepan

Dheepan
IMDb: 7.2
115 min

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

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Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep
IMDb: 8.1
196 min

Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter,…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color
IMDb: 7.7
180 min

Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an…

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Love (Amour)

Love (Amour)

Love (Amour)
IMDb: 7.9
127 min

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a…

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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
IMDb: 6.8
139 min

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult…

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
IMDb: 6.7
114

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to…

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon
IMDb: 7.8
144 min

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed…

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The Class

The Class

The Class
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
IMDb: 7.9
114 min

Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley
IMDb: 7.5
124 min

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O’Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend’s farm, British Black and…

The Child

The Child

The Child
IMDb: 7.5
95

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11
IMDb: 7.5
122 min

Michael Moore’s view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust…

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant
IMDb: 7.2
82 min

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist
IMDb: 8.5
150 min

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

The Son’s Room

The Son’s Room

The Son’s Room
IMDb: 7.3
99

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark
IMDb: 8.0
140 min

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the…

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta
IMDb: 7.5
95 min

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

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Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day
IMDb: 7.9
137

Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania….

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry
IMDb: 7.7
99

A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with…

The Eel

The Eel

The Eel
IMDb: 7.4
117

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he’s away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to…

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies
IMDb: 8.0
142 min

A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All…

Underground

Underground

Underground
IMDb: 8.1
170 min

Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko’s surreal duplicity propels him up the…

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
IMDb: 8.9
154 min

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster’s moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously…

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine

Farewell My Concubine
IMDb: 8.1
166

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell…

The Piano

The Piano

The Piano
IMDb: 7.6
121 min

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who…

The Best Intentions

The Best Intentions

The Best Intentions
IMDb: 7.8
182

The story of Ingmar Bergman’s parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding…

Barton Fink

Barton Fink

Barton Fink
IMDb: 7.7
116 min

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart
IMDb: 7.2
124 min

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula’s mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape
IMDb: 7.2
100 min

A sexually repressed woman’s husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Pelle the Conqueror

Pelle the Conqueror

Pelle the Conqueror
IMDb: 7.8
157 min

The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to…

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Under the Sun of Satan

Under the Sun of Satan

Under the Sun of Satan
IMDb: 6.8
93

Satan tempts Father Dossignan, who is trying to save the soul of a young girl who killed one of her lovers.

The Mission

The Mission

The Mission
IMDb: 7.4
126 min

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and…

When Father Was Away on Business

When Father Was Away on Business

When Father Was Away on Business
IMDb: 7.8
136

Tito’s break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon…

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas
IMDb: 8.1
145 min

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he…

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama
IMDb: 7.9
130

In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should…

The Road

The Road

The Road
IMDb: 8.2
124

When five Kurdish prisoners are granted one week’s home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the…

Missing

Missing

Missing
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military…

Man of Iron

Man of Iron

Man of Iron
IMDb: 7.4
147

In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate…

Kagemusha

Kagemusha

Kagemusha
IMDb: 8.0
160 min

Akira Kurosawa’s lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When…

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
IMDb: 7.9
123 min

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him…

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now
IMDb: 8.4
147 min

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, ”does not exist, nor will it ever exist.” His goal is to…

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtromme)

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtromme)

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtromme)
IMDb: 7.5
163 min

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third…

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The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The Tree of Wooden Clogs
IMDb: 7.9
186 min

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the…

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Padre Padrone

Padre Padrone

Padre Padrone
IMDb: 7.4
114

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself,…

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
IMDb: 8.3
114 min

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to…

Chronicle of the Years of Fire

Chronicle of the Years of Fire

Chronicle of the Years of Fire
IMDb: 7.7
177

The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

The Conversation

The Conversation

The Conversation
IMDb: 7.8
113 min

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan…

The Hireling

The Hireling

The Hireling
IMDb: 6.7
108

Based on the novel by L. P. Hartley, The Hireling is a dissection of antiquated but hardly dormant British class distinctions as a lonely socialite and her chauffeur become more…

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Scarecrow
IMDb: 7.3
112

Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.

The Mattei Affair

The Mattei Affair

The Mattei Affair
IMDb: 7.6
116

Enrico Mattei helped change Italy’s future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of…

The Go-Between

The Go-Between

The Go-Between
IMDb: 7.3
118

British teenager Leo Colston (Dominic Guard) spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian (Julie Christie). Eager to impress her, Leo…

The Working Class Goes to Heaven

The Working Class Goes to Heaven

The Working Class Goes to Heaven
IMDb: 7.7
125

A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. The accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

MASH

MASH

MASH
IMDb: 7.5
116 min

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

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IMDb: 7.5
112

Satire about a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the…

Blowup

Blowup

Blowup
IMDb: 7.6
111 min

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of…

A Man and a Woman

A Man and a Woman

A Man and a Woman
IMDb: 7.6
102

A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens’ boarding school. Slowly, they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow.

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians

The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
IMDb: 7.8
115

An anthology film that presents three storylines, all set in the Italian town of Treviso. In the first story, a husband pretends to be impotent as a cover for having…

The Knack… and How to Get It

The Knack… and How to Get It

The Knack… and How to Get It
IMDb: 6.5
84 min

In England, the times are a changing: it’s mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had…

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
IMDb: 7.8
91

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother’s chic but…

The Leopard

The Leopard

The Leopard
IMDb: 8.0
186 min

As Garibaldi’s troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic…

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The Given Word

The Given Word

The Given Word
IMDb: 8.3
98

Zé is a very poor man whose most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers,…

Viridiana

Viridiana

Viridiana
IMDb: 8.2
90 min

Viridinia is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two…

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The Long Absence

The Long Absence

The Long Absence
IMDb: 6.9
85

Therese, a café owner, mourns the mysterious disappearance of her husband sixteen years earlier. A tramp arrives in the town and she believes him to be her husband. But he…

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita
IMDb: 8.0
174 min

Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.

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Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus
IMDb: 7.5
100

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu’s vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between…

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying

The Cranes Are Flying
IMDb: 8.3
97

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight….

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion
IMDb: 7.3
137

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It’s not easy for them to meet the rules…

The Silent World

The Silent World

The Silent World
IMDb: 7.1
86

The Silent World (French: Le Monde du silence) is a 1956 French documentary film co-directed by the famed French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a young Louis Malle. The Silent World…

Marty

Marty

Marty
IMDb: 7.7
90 min

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married…

Gate of Hell

Gate of Hell

Gate of Hell
IMDb: 7.2
86

A samurai performs a heroic act by rescuing the lovely Kesa during a violent uprising. The warrior falls in love with her, but becomes distraught when he finds out that…

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear
IMDb: 8.1
153

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense…

Two Cents Worth of Hope

Two Cents Worth of Hope

Two Cents Worth of Hope
IMDb: 7.2
110

The film is the third in director Castellani’s “young love” trilogy (the first two being Sotto il sole di Roma (1948) and È primavera…(1950)). The story concerns the romance between…

Othello

Othello

Othello
IMDb: 7.6
93 min

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago,…

Miss Julie

Miss Julie

Miss Julie
IMDb: 7.2
91

Based on the play by August Strindberg, Miss Julie vividly depicts the battle of the sexes and classes that ensues when Julie, a wealthy businessman’s daughter, falls for Jean, her…

Miracle in Milan

Miracle in Milan

Miracle in Milan
IMDb: 7.7
100

Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto…

The Third Man

The Third Man

The Third Man
IMDb: 8.1
105 min

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, ”The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry…

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