The Ultimate Guide to Greek Cinema (to be updated)

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Created by Dimitris Psachos Springer.

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A work-in-progress list of acclaimed and personal favorite Greek films, with or without English subtitles, either feature or short films of any genre and sub-genre. I decided to update this only with films I've watched, a top 100 to begin with and a possible top 250. Shorts and documentaries will be excluded but will be alligned here in the info section, down below.

The top 10 Greek films according to the Greek Film Critics Association or Pan-Hellenic Film Critics Association:

2006 selection

1. O Drakos / The Ogre of Athens Nikos Koundouros
2. Evdokia Ευδοκία Alexis Damianos
– The Travelling Players Ο θίασος Theodoros Angelopoulos
4. Stella Στέλλα Michalis Kakoyannis
5. The Counterfeit Coin Η κάλπικη λίρα Yiorgos Tzavellas
6. Reconstruction Αναπαράσταση Theodoros Angelopoulos
– Rembetiko Ρεμπέτικο Costas Ferris
– The Photograph / Η φωτογραφία Nikos Papatakis
9. Karkalou / Καρκαλού by Stavros Tornes
10. Sweet Gang Γλυκιά Συμμορία Nikos Nikolaidis
– The four seasons of the law Η εαρινή σύναξις των αγροφυλάκων Dimos Avdeliodis

1986 selection

1. Evdokia / Ευδοκία by Alexis Damianos
2. O Drakos Ο Δράκος Nikos Koundouros
3. Reconstruction Αναπαράσταση Theodoros Angelopoulos
4. The Travelling Players Ο θίασος Theodoros Angelopoulos
5. The Counterfeit Coin / Η κάλπικη λίρα by Yiorgos Tzavellas
– Ta Chromata tis iridos / Τα Χρώματα της Ίριδος Nikos Panagiotopoulos
7. Karkalou Καρκαλού Stavros Tornes
– To proxenio tis Annas Το Προξενιό της Άννας Pantelis Voulgaris
9. Balamos Μπαλαμός Stavros Tornes
– Stella (Mihalis Kakogiannis)

Thessaloniki Film Festival online, public voting for the Centennial of Greek Cinema out of 200 films selected by film critics

1. Kinoniki Sapila / Social Corruption (Stelios Tatasopoulos, 1932)
2. Istoria mias Kalpikis Liras / The Counterfeit Coin Yorgos Tzavellas 1955
3. Stella (Mihalis Kakogiannis, 1955)
4. O Drakos / The Ogre of Athens (Nikos Koundouros 1956)
5. Synikia to Oniro / A Neighborhood Named “The Dream” (Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961)
6. Evdokia Alexis Damianos 1971
7. O Thiassos / The Travelling Players Theo Angelopoulos 1975
8. I Tembelides tis Eforis Kiladas / The Idlers of the Fertile Valley Nikos Panayotopoulos 1978
9. Glikia Symmoria / Sweet Bunch Nikos Nikolaidis 1983
10. I Timi tis Agapis / The Price of Love Tonia Marketaki 1983
11. Kali patrida, sintrofe / Happy Homecoming, Comrade by Lefteris Xanthopoulos
12. Ola Ine Dromos / It’s a Long Road by Pantelis Voulgaris
13. Apo tin akri tis polis / From the Edge of the City by Constantine Giannaris
14. Pes sti Morfini Akoma tin Psahno / Still Looking for Morphine by Yannis Fagras
15. Sose me / Save Me by Stratos Tzitzis
16. I Yenei tis Samothrakis / The Valiants of Samothrace by Stamatis Tsarouchas
17. Politiki kouzina / A Touch of Spice by Tassos Boulmetis
18. Kynodontas / Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos
19. Strella /A Woman's Way by Panos H. Koutras
20. Mikra Anglia / Little England by Pantelis Voulgaris

Top Documentaries (alphabetically)

Agelastos petra by Filippos Koutsaftis
Oi karvouniarides by Alinda Dimitriou
Makedonikos gamos by Takis Kanellopoulos
I istoria tis ellinikis haraktikis by Gay Aggeli

Top Short Films (alphabetically)

Ekpombi by Theodoros Angelopoulos
Grammata apo tin Ameriki by Lakis Papastathis
Lacrimae rerum by Nikos Nikolaidis
Ta matoklada sou lampoun by Costas Ferris
Monastiraki by Gay Aggeli
Periptoseis tou ohi by Dimitris Avgerinos, Lakis Papastathis
Thiraikos orthros by Kostas Sfikas, Stavros Tornes
Tsouf by Thodoros Maragos (animation)
Tzimis o tigris by Pantelis Voulgaris

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    Dafnis kai Hloi

    1931 — a.k.a. Daphnis and Chloe, in 1 top list Check
  2. 2 +8

    Koinoniki sapila

    1932 — a.k.a. Social Decay, in 1 top list Check
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    Anna Roditi

    1948 — a.k.a. Anna of Rhodes, in 1 top list Check
  4. 4 +14

    Oi Germanoi xanarhontai...

    1948 — a.k.a. The Germans Strike Again, in 1 top list Check
  5. 5 +14

    Diagogi... miden!

    1949 — a.k.a. Zero for Conduct, in 1 top list Check
  6. 6 +15

    O methystakas

    1950 — a.k.a. The Drunkard, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 7 +16

    Pikro psomi

    1951 — a.k.a. Bitter Bread, in 1 top list Check
  8. 8 +17

    Kyriakatiko xypnima

    1954 — a.k.a. Windfall in Athens, in 1 top list Check
  9. 9 +18

    Istoria mias kalpikis liras

    1955 — a.k.a. The Counterfeit Coin, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 10 +18

    Joe, o tromeros

    1955 — a.k.a. Joe the Terrible, in 0 top lists Check
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    Stella

    1955, in 3 top lists Check
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    O drakos

    1956 — a.k.a. The Ogre of Athens, in 4 top lists Check
  13. 13 +20

    To koritsi me ta mavra

    1956 — a.k.a. A Girl in Black, in 0 top lists Check
  14. 14 +20

    Enas iros me padoufles

    1958, in 0 top lists Check
  15. 15 +21

    Oi paranomoi

    1958 — a.k.a. The Outlaws, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 16 +21

    To teleftaio psemma

    1958 — a.k.a. A Matter of Dignity, in 1 top list Check
  17. 17 +22

    Eroika

    1960 — a.k.a. Our Last Spring, in 0 top lists Check
  18. 18 +23

    Makedonikos gamos

    1960 — a.k.a. Macedonian Wedding, in 1 top list Check
  19. 19 +25

    Antigoni

    1961 — a.k.a. Antigone, in 0 top lists Check
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    Ilektra

    1962 — a.k.a. Electra, in 3 top lists Check
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    Psila ta heria Hitler

    1962, in 1 top list Check
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    Mikres Afrodites

    1963 — a.k.a. Young Aphrodites, in 1 top list Check
  23. 23 +29

    Ouranos

    1962 — a.k.a. Glory Sky, in 1 top list Check
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    Tis kakomoiras

    1963, in 1 top list Check
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    To bloko

    1965 — a.k.a. The Roundup, in 0 top lists Check
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    Prosopo me prosopo

    1966 — a.k.a. Face to Face, in 1 top list Check
  27. 27 +37

    ....mehri to ploio

    1966 — a.k.a. Cornerstone, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 28 +37

    To prosopo tis Medousas

    1967 — a.k.a. Vortex, in 0 top lists Check
  29. 29 +37

    Oi voskoi

    1967 — a.k.a. Thanos and Despina, in 3 top lists Check
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    Kierion

    1968, in 0 top lists Check
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    Parenthesi

    1968 — a.k.a. Interlude, in 0 top lists Check
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    Anaparastasi

    1970 — a.k.a. Reconstruction, in 2 top lists Check
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    Evdokia

    1971, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi

    1971 — a.k.a. What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?, in 1 top list Check
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    Ioannis o viaios

    1973 — a.k.a. John the Violent, in 0 top lists Check
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    I fonissa

    1974 — a.k.a. The Murderess, in 0 top lists Check
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    Modelo

    1974 — a.k.a. Model, in 0 top lists Check
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    To proxenio tis Annas

    1972 — a.k.a. The Matchmaking of Anna, in 1 top list Check
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    Evridiki BA 2037

    1975 — a.k.a. Euridice BA 2037, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mitropoleis

    1975 — a.k.a. Metropoles, in 0 top lists Check
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    O thiasos

    1975 — a.k.a. The Travelling Players, in 11 top lists Check
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    Oi kynigoi

    1977 — a.k.a. The Hunters, in 1 top list Check
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    Parallages sto idio thema

    1993, in 0 top lists Check
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    To vary... peponi

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    1922

    1978 — a.k.a. The Number, in 0 top lists Check
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    Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas

    1978 — a.k.a. The Idlers of the Fertile Valley, in 2 top lists Check
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    O Megalexandros

    1980 — a.k.a. Alexander the Great, in 0 top lists Check
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    Melodrama?

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
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    Oi apenanti

    1981 — a.k.a. A Foolish Love, in 1 top list Check
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    Oi dromoi tis agapis einai nyhterinoi

    1981 — a.k.a. Love Wanders in the Night, in 0 top lists Check
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