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Top Films from Europe

Films from France, (West) Germany, Italy, The Soviet Union and Russia, Spain, Sweden, and The United Kingdom are on separate pages.

Austria

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Before Sunrise1 2 1995 Richard Linklater 380
2 Hidden3 4 5 2005 Michael Haneke 466
3 Downfall3 4 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel 557
4 Jean de Florette2 3 4 1986 Claude Berri 624
5 Funny Games 1997 Michael Haneke 1145
6 The Piano Teacher4 5 2001 Michael Haneke 1162
7 The White Ribbon3 4 5 2009 Michael Haneke 1205
8 Mephisto4 6 1981 István Szabó 1299
9 Amour4 5 2012 Michael Haneke 1428
10 Heimat 24 5 7 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291
11 Ecstasy8 1933 Gustav Machatý 2347

1 Joint production with the United States.
2 Joint production with Switzerland.
3 Joint production with Italy.
4 Joint production with (West) Germany.
5 Joint production with France.
6 Joint production with Hungary.
7 Joint production with Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
8 Joint production with Czechoslovakia.

Belgium

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Triplets of Belleville1 2 3 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
2 Jeanne Dielman1 1975 Chantal Akerman 595
3 Waltz with Bashir1 4 5 6 2008 Ari Folman 702
4 Man Bites Dog 1992 Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoît Poelvoorde 1320
5 The Artist1 4 2011 Michel Hazanavicius 1348
6 Rosetta1 1999 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 1429
7 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days7 2007 Cristian Mungiu 1457
8 Black Book2 5 8 2006 Paul Verhoeven 1542
9 No Man's Land1 2 9 10 2001 Danis Tanovic 1703
10 Il Postino1 9 1994 Michael Radford 1745
11 Antonia's Line1 2 8 1995 Marleen Gorris 1766
12 The Son1 2002 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 1771
13 Blue Is the Warmest Color1 11 2013 Abdellatif Kechiche 2030
14 La Promesse1 12 1996 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 2036

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
3 Joint production with Canada and Latvia.
4 Joint production with the United States.
5 Joint production with Germany.
6 Joint production with Australia, Finland, Israel, and Switzerland.
7 Joint production with Romania.
8 Joint production with the Netherlands.
9 Joint production with Italy.
10 Joint production with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.
11 Joint production with Spain.
12 Joint production with Luxembourg and Tunisia.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 No Man's Land1 2001 Danis Tanovic 1703

1 Joint production with Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

Bulgaria

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Underground1 1995 Emir Kusturica 871

1 Joint production with the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, and Yugoslavia.

Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Closely Watched Trains 1966 Jirí Menzel 570
2 Casino Royale1 2 3 4 2006 Martin Campbell 660
3 Underground1 5 6 1995 Emir Kusturica 871
4 The Bourne Identity1 2 2002 Doug Liman 922
5 Fantastic Planet5 1973 René Laloux 933
6 The Shop on Main Street 1965 Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos 978
7 Loves of a Blonde 1965 Milos Forman 1151
8 Alice1 3 7 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
9 Daisies 1966 Vera Chytilová 1389
10 Marketa Lazarová 1967 Frantisek Vlácil 1701
11 The Firemen's Ball8 1967 Milos Forman 1732
12 Kolya3.5 1996 Jan Sverák 1938
13 La Vie en rose3.5 2007 Olivier Dahan 2035
14 Ecstasy9 1933 Gustav Machatý 2347

1 Joint production with (West) Germany.
2 Joint production with the United States.
3 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
4 Joint production with the Bahamas.
5 Joint production with France.
6 Joint production with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia.
7 Joint production with Switzerland.
8 Joint production with Italy.
9 Joint production with Austria.

Denmark

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer 390
2 Breaking the Waves1 2 3 4 5 6 1996 Lars von Trier 440
3 The Celebration1 1998 Thomas Vinterberg 502
4 Day of Wrath 1943 Carl Theodor Dreyer 524
5 Dogville1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 2003 Lars von Trier 664
6 Dancer in the Dark1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2000 Lars von Trier 709
7 Babette's Feast 1987 Gabriel Axel 772
8 Gertrud 1964 Carl Theodor Dreyer 924
9 Russian Ark7 8 12 2002 Aleksandr Sokurov 1218
10 The Idiots1 2 3 5 9 1998 Lars von Trier 1472
11 Show Me Love1 1998 Lukas Moodysson 1533
12 Pelle the Conqueror1 1987 Bille August 1636
13 Zentropa1 2 5 7 13 1991 Lars von Trier 1693
14 Together1 9 2000 Lukas Moodysson 1699
15 Songs from the Second Floor1 4 2000 Roy Andersson 1720
16 Lilja 4-ever1 2002 Lukas Moodysson 1742
17 The Act of Killing4 10 2012 Joshua Oppenheimer 1940
18 Heimat 21 2 4 5 7 8 10 14 15 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291
19 The Hunt1 2012 Thomas Vinterberg 2307
20 The Lego Movie11 14 2014 Phil Lord and Christopher Miller 2367
21 Melancholia1 2 7 2011 Lars von Trier 2412

1 Joint production with Sweden.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with the Netherlands.
4 Joint production with Norway.
5 Joint production with Spain.
6 Joint production with Iceland.
7 Joint production with Germany.
8 Joint production with Finland.
9 Joint production with Italy.
10 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
11 Joint production with the United States.
12 Joint production with Canada, Japan, and Russia.
13 Joint production with Switzerland.
14 Joint production with Australia.
15 Joint production with Austria.

Finland

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Dogville1 2 3 4 5 2003 Lars von Trier 664
2 Waltz with Bashir1 2 6 7 8 2008 Ari Folman 702
3 Dancer in the Dark1 2 3 4 5 6 9 2000 Lars von Trier 709
4 Russian Ark1 3 11 2002 Aleksandr Sokurov 1218
5 The Man without a Past1 2 2002 Aki Kaurismäki 2073
6 Heimat 21 2 3 4 7 9 12 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291

1 Joint production with Germany.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with Denmark.
4 Joint production with Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
5 Joint production with Italy and the Netherlands.
6 Joint production with the United States.
7 Joint production with Australia.
8 Joint production with Belgium, Israel, and Switzerland.
9 Joint production with Spain.
10 Joint production with Iceland.
11 Joint production with Canada, Japan, and Russia.
12 Joint production with Austria.

Greece

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Travelling Players 1975 Theodoros Angelopoulos 982
2 Landscape in the Mist1 1988 Theodoros Angelopoulos 1941
3 Before Midnight2 2013 Richard Linklater 2074
4 Zorba the Greek2 1964 Michael Cacoyannis 2163
5 Eternity and a Day1 3 1998 Theodoros Angelopoulos 2427

1 Joint production with the France and Italy.
2 Joint production with the United States.
3 Joint production with Germany.

Hungary

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Sideways1 2004 Alexander Payne 558
2 Sátántangó2 3 1994 Béla Tarr 780
3 Werckmeister Harmonies2 4 5 2000 Béla Tarr 861
4 Underground2 4 5 1995 Emir Kusturica 871
5 Mephisto2 7 1981 István Szabó 1299
6 The Red and the White8 1967 Miklós Jancsó 2189

1 Joint production with the United States.
2 Joint production with (West) Germany.
3 Joint production with Switzerland.
4 Joint production with France.
5 Joint production with Italy.
6 Joint production with Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Yugoslavia.
7 Joint production with Austria.
8 Joint production with the Soviet Union.

Iceland

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Breaking the Waves1 1996 Lars von Trier 440
2 Dancer in the Dark1 2 2000 Lars von Trier 709

1 Joint production with Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
2 Joint production with Finland, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Ireland

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Barry Lyndon1 2 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
2 Bridget Jones's Diary1 2 3 2001 Sharon Maguire 811
3 My Left Foot1 1989 Jim Sheridan 837
4 The Dead1 2 1987 John Huston 1060
5 Once 2007 John Carney 1147
6 Hunger1 2008 Steve McQueen 1379
7 In the Name of the Father1 2 1993 Jim Sheridan 1502
8 The Commitments1 2 1991 Alan Parker 1540
9 Match Point1 2 4 2005 Woody Allen 2131
10 Bloody Sunday1 2002 Paul Greengrass 2149
11 The Magdalene Sisters1 2002 Peter Mullan 2224
12 Enemy at the Gates1 2 3 5 2001 Jean-Jacques Annaud 2284
13 In America1 2002 Jim Sheridan 2331
14 Croupier1 3 5 1998 Mike Hodges 2341
15 Osama6 2003 Siddiq Barmak 2425

1 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
2 Joint production with the United States.
3 Joint production with France.
4 Joint production with Luxembourg and Russia.
5 Joint production with Germany.
6 Joint production with Afghanistan and Japan.

Latvia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Triplets of Belleville1 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532

1 Joint production with Belgium, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.

Luxembourg

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 La Promesse1 1996 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 2036
2 Match Point2 2005 Woody Allen 2131

1 Joint production with Belgium, France, and Tunisia.
2 Joint production with Ireland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Macedonia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Before the Rain1 1994 Milcho Manchevski 1586

1 Joint production with France and the United Kingdom.

The Netherlands

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Breaking the Waves1 2 3 4 5 1996 Lars von Trier 440
2 Dogville1 2 3 6 7 8 9 2003 Lars von Trier 664
3 Dancer in the Dark1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 2000 Lars von Trier 709
4 The Vanishing1 8 1988 George Sluizer 720
5 Orlando1 6 7 11 1992 Sally Potter 1278
6 The Idiots1 2 4 6 1998 Lars von Trier 1472
7 Black Book7 8 12 2006 Paul Verhoeven 1542
8 Antonia's Line1 7 12 1995 Marleen Gorris 1766
9 Fish Tank7 2009 Andrea Arnold 1808
10 Mysterious Skin10 2004 Gregg Araki 1836
11 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks13 2002 Bing Wang 1895

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Denmark and Sweden.
3 Joint production with Norway.
4 Joint production with Spain.
5 Joint production with Iceland.
6 Joint production with Italy.
7 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
8 Joint production with (West) Germany.
9 Joint production with Finland.
10 Joint production with the United States.
11 Joint production with Russia.
12 Joint production with Belgium.
13 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.

Norway

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Breaking the Waves1 2 3 4 5 6 1996 Lars von Trier 440
2 Dogville1 2 3 4 7 8 9 2003 Lars von Trier 664
3 Dancer in the Dark1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2000 Lars von Trier 709
4 The Double Life of Veronique1 11 1991 Krzysztof Kieslowski 992
5 Edvard Munch2 1974 Peter Watkins 1588
6 Songs from the Second Floor2 3 2000 Roy Andersson 1720
7 The Act of Killing3 7 2012 Joshua Oppenheimer 1940
8 Heimat 21 2 3 5 7 8 12 1992 Edgar Reitz 2291

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Sweden.
3 Joint production with Denmark.
4 Joint production with the Netherlands.
5 Joint production with Spain.
6 Joint production with Iceland.
7 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
8 Joint production with Germany and Finland.
9 Joint production with Italy.
10 Joint production with the United States.
11 Joint production with Poland.
12 Joint production with Australia and Austria.

Poland

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Three Colors: Red1 2 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
2 Three Colors: Blue1 2 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
3 The Decalogue3 1989 Krzysztof Kieslowski 364
4 The Pianist1 3 4 2002 Roman Polanski 376
5 Ashes and Diamonds 1958 Andrzej Wajda 513
6 Three Colors: White1 2 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 548
7 The Tin Drum1 3 5 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 712
8 Knife in the Water 1962 Roman Polanski 740
9 The Double Life of Veronique1 6 1991 Krzysztof Kieslowski 992
10 Inland Empire1 7 2006 David Lynch 1229
11 Kanal 1957 Andrzej Wajda 1268
12 A Short Film about Killing 1988 Krzysztof Kieslowski 1437
13 Europa Europa1 3 1990 Agnieszka Holland 1560
14 Man of Marble 1977 Andrzej Wajda 1839
15 A Short Film about Love 1988 Teresa Violetta Buhl, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Pawel Rzepkowski 2150

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Switzerland.
3 Joint production with (West) Germany.
4 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
5 Joint production with Yugoslavia.
6 Joint production with Norway.
7 Joint production with the United States.

Romania

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days1 2007 Cristian Mungiu 1457
2 The Death of Mister Lazarescu 2005 Cristi Puiu 1893
3 High Tension2 2003 Alexandre Aja 1910

1 Joint production with Belgium.
2 Joint production with France and Italy.

Slovenia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 No Man's Land1 2001 Danis Tanovic 1703

1 Joint production with Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Switzerland

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Three Colors: Red1 2 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
2 Three Colors: Blue1 2 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
3 Before Sunrise3 4 1995 Richard Linklater 380
4 Three Colors: White1 2 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski 548
5 The Sorrow and the Pity1 5 1969 Marcel Ophüls 609
6 Jean de Florette1 3 6 1986 Claude Berri 624
7 Waltz with Bashir1 4 5 7 2008 Ari Folman 702
8 Chimes at Midnight1 8 1965 Orson Welles 707
9 Sátántangó5 9 1994 Béla Tarr 780
10 Manon of the Spring1 6 1986 Claude Berri 1020
11 La Belle noiseuse1 1991 Jacques Rivette 1071
12 Alice5 10 11 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
13 L'Argent1 1983 Robert Bresson 1354
14 Cleopatra4 10 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1393
15 Zentropa1 5 8 12 1991 Lars von Trier 1693
16 Yol1 13 1982 Serif Gören and Yilmaz Güney 2038
17 Winged Migration1 5 6 8 2001 Jacques Perrin 2076
18 One Day in September5 10 1999 Kevin Macdonald 2158
19 The Circle6 14 2000 Jafar Panahi 2172
20 Providence1 10 1977 Alain Resnais 2387

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Poland.
3 Joint production with Austria.
4 Joint production with the United States.
5 Joint production with (West) Germany.
6 Joint production with Italy.
7 Joint production with Australia, Belgium, Finland, and Israel.
8 Joint production with Spain.
9 Joint production with Hungary.
10 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
11 Joint production with Czechoslovakia.
12 Joint production with Denmark and Sweden.
13 Joint production with Turkey.
14 Joint production with Iran.

Yugoslavia and Serbia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Tin Drum1 2 3 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 712
2 Underground1 2 4 1995 Emir Kusturica 871
3 Time of the Gypsies5 1988 Emir Kusturica 1373
4 W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism1 1971 Dusan Makavejev 1726
5 Kelly's Heroes6 1970 Brian G. Hutton 2271

1 Joint production with (West) Germany.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with Poland.
4 Joint production with Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.
5 Joint production with Italy and the United Kingdom.
6 Joint production with the United States.

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