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THE BEST GREEK MOVIES EVER

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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
9.40

GREEK TITLE Istoria mias kalpikis liras

Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and it subsequently passes into the hands of a beggar and a prostitute, a wealthy miser and a newly married couple where the husband is a poor artist...FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
9.35

GREEK TITLE Ta kitrina gantia


Orestis is a very jealous man who thinks everything is suspicious, so while on a job trip he stops at a café and accidentally finds a pair of yellow gloves, which are identical to those of his wife, which in combination with some other events make him suspect that his wife is cheating on him...FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
9.32

GREEK TITLE Ta kokkina fanaria

The film begins with a happy couple, Eleni and Petros, at an amusement park in Athens, celebrating their affair. Some time later, Eleni and Petros are together again on a beautiful day, but she has to go and so she leaves for her secret workplace: The Red Lanterns. There, Eleni and many other girls work as prostitutes. They look out of God's path but they are sensitive and kindhearted. Every one of them has her own story: Eleni, the protagonist, originates from Romania and traveled to Greece looking for a better life; however, because of choices she has made she is now the most famous of the prostitutes. Anna is a young woman in love with Captain Nicholas. She has a child with him but he doesn't know. Mary (Mairi Chronopoulou) is the eldest of them and the most "masculine" in manners. A young customer named Angelos falls in love with her and soon they begin a passionate love affair. Marina, a girl from a village far away from Athens, is madly in love with Doris, her "manager". All of them work in the home of Madam Pari (Despo Diamantidou), a professional madam and former prostitute herself. Katerina is a kindhearted, poor, abused and ignored cleaning woman and servant there. She is married to an old man who is institutionalized. Michalis is Eleni's "manager" and also in love with her; however, she hates him. Soon, another woman joins their "home." Myrsine is a 16-year-old girl who becomes one of them after being pursued by a cop. Michalis tries to seduce her but doesn't succeed. After Captain Nicholas leaved, Anna tells Helen that she has a child with him and that no one knows. Anna then tells her son Alex the truth about his father and waits for Captain Nicholas' return. On Christmas Eve, Angelos proposes to Mary, but she, laughingly, rejects him. Doris leaves Marina, who is crying and screaming, threatening to kill herself. Helen arrives to the Christmas party after having had a romantic dinner with Peter. Peter follows her and when he discovers her secret he beats her. Crying, she tries to explain everything but he leaves crying, too. After everything that's happened, The Red Lanterns close down. Anna awaits a letter from Captain Nicholas, but she discovers that the entire Eternal Ship crew, including Captain Nicholas, died in a storm. Mary, Marina, and Myrsine try to find a place of their own so they can continue working. Michael once again tries to seduce Helen, but she and Petros reunite and are happier than ever. The movie ends with Katerina leaving the Red Lanterns with her husband, poor but happy. He asks her, "Isn't life beautiful?" to which she responds "It's fine."
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9.29

GREEK TITLE O Ilias tou 16ou

Three poor friends, Ilias, Thomás and Vangelis, decide to commit a burglary, but everything, although being planned with detail, goes wrong....FROM IMDB
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9.27

ENGLISH TITLE HELP! VENGOS APPARENT AGENT 000

The protagonist is Athanasios Bobas (Thanasis Vengos), code named Thou-Vou. He is a secret agent in training, one of seven students of a spy School named after James Bond. He is trained in Karate, target practice, track and field, etch. He is, however, thoroughly inept. His trainer Zannino consistently grades him with 0.
In order to graduate and receive his degree, Thou-Vou has to successfully complete three missions. He has to put in practice what he has learned so fat. He is to be rated with a grade from 0 to 9. His grades will form the three numbers of his new codename. His first mission involves the beautiful daughter of cantor. The girl is having a secret affair, and Thou-Vou has to find who her lover is.
His second mission involves a fashion company. Someone has been stealing its patters and Thou-Vou has to uncover the culprits. The third mission is to recover a secret document which has been hidden away in a cake. He fails spectacularly in each mission and is rated with 0. He graduates with the disappointing number of 000. ....FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Rembetiko (1983)
9.21


This musical drama sweeps through a turbulent 40 years in popular singer Marika's (Sotiria Leonardou) life – and in the history of Greece – starting with the singer's birth in Smyrna, Turkey in 1917. Marika was deported to Greece along with all the other Greeks in Smyrna when she was seven years old, and a few years later, her parents started a career as a musician and a singer in a nightclub/bar. In the short space of one decade, Marika witnesses her father murder her mother, runs away from home, has a baby, and comes back to the nightclub to sing in an act with a childhood friend and a bouzouki player, Babis. Success finally comes at the expense of the suicide of another female singer at the club (named Rosa), but then Marika's childhood friend is exiled for political reasons, and she and Babis leave for other venues. Although Ninou carries a torch for Babis, their relationship never seems to work out, and after many years and World War II go by, she sends her daughter away to a convent school and goes on a tour in America. She then returns to Greece to find herself supplanted by a younger singer named Matina who has caught the attention Babis. Marika eventually dies in an accident during Mardi Gras and is buried by the people she sang with as they sing in her memory at the cemetery.

There have been hypostheses that the story is based on the life of Marika Ninou with Babis playing the part of Vasilis Tsitsanis. However, there are glaring differences between the film and the real life of Marika Ninou.

Marika Ninou only began singing after World War II. While she went to America, she never went with Vasilis Tsitsanis but in fact went with Kostas Kaplanis. She then returned to Greece and died of cancer. The film mentions a conflict with a singer name Rosa but no such incident has ever been documented..... FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
9.20

GREEK TITLE Taxidi sta Kythira

An old communist returns to Greece after 32 years in the Soviet Union. However, things aren't the way he had hoped for....FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
9.16


GREEK TITLE Loufa kai parallagi

The film tells the story of a group of soldiers, who, during their compulsory military service in 1967 and 1968, before and during the Greek Junta, are assigned to the, then, recently founded Armed Forces Television. This TV station, founded for the civilian population, was run by the Army Cinematographic Unit which until then had only produced propaganda films and newsreels and was responsible for entertaining the troops and other charity organizations with movie screenings. The personnel was composed mostly of soldiers, who already had experience in the film business in their civilian lives, as well as those who received their training in the army.

The setting, characters and situations portrayed in the film are largely autobiographical. During his military service, Perakis helped set up the experimental Armed Forces Television station in the premises of the Hellenic Military Geographical Service, and the film shows a fictionalized account of this period....FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.8
9.12


This classic Greek comedy revolves around the constant fights between Zikos who works as a clerk at a small grocer's shop and the shop's owner. Zikos just can't keep his mouth shut every time his boss behaves as being an aristocrat. Things go even worse when Zikos finds out that his boss, by taking advantage of his wealth and with the help of the local match-maker, is planning to marry a young poor girl living in the same neighborhood....FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
9.09

ENGLISH TITLE We Only Live Once

Kleon is a poor man trying to make his living with a small job at a bank. One day, he discovers an accounting error and deciding not to report it, he takes the money and instantly becomes rich. This gives him the chance to live the rich life of his dreams, but is there any chance for this change to go unnoticed by the bank?....FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
9.06

GREEK TITLE O Drakos

The film "O Drakos" is about a mousy, timid, bespectacled guy in Athens who sees a newspaper photo of a fugitive criminal mastermind called "The Fiend". It's the spitting image of the harmless nerd. A gang of starstruck crooks sees our hapless hero, mistakes him for the Fiend, rescues him from imminent arrest and more or less forces him to lead a desperate criminal scheme they've got going. And finally, the poor little man becomes enamoured of the idea, decides for once in his sad life to be a tough guy and a hero. He surrenders to his bizarre destiny, to be "The Fiend of Athens"...FROM http://www.odrakos.com/
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
9.04


GREEK TITLE O Thiasos

A group of travelling players peregrinates through Greece attempting to perform the popular erotic drama Golfo The Shepherdess. In a first level the film focuses on the historical events between 1939 and 1952 as they are experienced by the travelling players and as they affect the villages which they visit: The last year of Metaxas' fascist dictatorship, the war against the Italians, the Nazi occupation, the liberation, the civil war between left and right wingers, the British and American interventionism in the Greek politics. In a second level the characters live their own drama of jealousy and betrayal, with its roots in the ancient myth of the House of Atreus. Agamemnon, a Greek refugee from Asia Minor, goes to war against the Italians in 1940, joins the resistance against the Germans, and is executed by them after being betrayed by Clytemnestra and Aegisthos. Aegisthos, Clytemnestra's lover, is an informer and collaborator working with the German occupiers. Orestes, son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, fights on the side of the leftists, avenges his father's death by killing his mother and Aegisthos. He is arrested in 1949 for his guerrilla activities and is executed in prison in 1951. Electra, his sister, helps the leftists and aids her brother in avenging the treachery of their mother and Aegisthos. After the death of Orestes she continues the work of the troupe and her relationship with Pylades. Chrysotheme, Electra's younger sister, collaborates with the Germans, prostitutes herself during the occupation, sides with the British during liberation, and later marries an American. Pylades, close friend of Orestes, is a Communist who is exiled by the Metaxas regime, joins the guerrillas and is arrested and exiled again. Finally he is forced to sign a written denunciation of the left after torture by the right wing and he is released from prison in 1950....FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
9.00


GREEK TITLE To koritsi me ta mavra


Marina's sister drowned herself, her brother is both headstrong and weak, and her widowed mother has a reputation for sleeping around. Plus, Marina, who's family was rich before the war, is aloof: so she's the object of the jealousy and scorn of Hydra's young men, especially Christos, whom she rejected. She fears harassment whenever she leaves her house. When two Athenians on vacation board at Marina's family home, things come to a head: she falls in love with Pavlos, one of the visitors, and he with her. The young men in town stalk and jeer her; then play a cruel trick on Pavlos that goes awry with tragic results. Can any good come from the catharsis of tragedy?.... FROM IMDB
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8.97


ENGLISH TITLE Thanasis, the Politician.


A young girl from a great cod fishers that returned from Switzerland after the end of their studies of the married one with a young scientist Thanassakis, that they returned to Greece lonely and he "ran" as a politician. With the economic help from his brother-in-law that came from the elections without knowing. Quickly he proclaimed new elections and tried to run again, he asked repeatedly for his economic aid of his brother-in-law in which striked a code from the running that a new elective expedition that was his economic rule. He made an extorsive use that made from the election without a small success...FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Stella (1955)
8.95



Stella, the main character, is a rebetiko singer. Although she is in love with Miltos, a soccer player, she repeatedly rejects his marriage proposals. When Miltos finally forces her to accept the idea of marriage, Stella does not appear in church, despite Miltos repeatedly warning her that he will kill her if she doesn't marry him. Miltos kills her with a dagger at end of the film.

It has been said that the story of Stella's forced marriage symbolises the forces that are constantly trying to impose their will on Greece....FROM WIKIPEDIA
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
8.92

GREEK TITLE To teleftaio psema

During one of her parents many parties, Chloe learns they're bankrupt. She's being courted by Niko, a wealthy Greek American, so she decides to charm him. He's quickly captivated. That night, she also meets the masculine Galanos and sparks fly. Niko proposes, Chloe accepts, Galanos tries to change her mind. Her father wants to disclose their finances to Niko, her mother argues against it as a matter of dignity. The family's long-time servant must care for her son, who's had an accident. She's has not been paid in months, reminds Chloe to send money, and waits in her village as hospital bills mount. The servant comes back to Athens, confronts Chloe's mother, and a crisis ensues....FROM IMDB
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Madame Sousou (1948)
8.91


Sousou is a poor Greek woman who behaves like an aristocrat causing trouble to her honest husband and laughs to the people of her neighborhood....FROM IMDB
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8.90

ENGLISH TITLE And the Wife Shall Revere Her Husband

Antonis and Eleni are an unmarried couple, which live in a traditional neighbourhood in Athens. Antonis is a literate employee of a ministry but Eleni is an illiterate housewife from a poor family. Due to their social divide between them, Antonis underrates Eleni and treats her like a slave. Nevertheless, she carries on loving him and serving him. But the situation changes after their marriage. Eleni starts to emancipate and she claims equality. Antonis doesn't put up with the new situation and asks divorce. Several years later the two former spouses are met in the demolition of their old house. They remember their old lives and decide to give their relationship even one chance. The film features the characters mixing the humour with emotion and nostalgia, filled also with the beautiful pictures of Athens at those years...FROM WIKIPEDIA
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ENGLISH TITLE Makrykostas and Kondogiorgis

Stelios Kontogiorgis (Ntinos Iliopoulos) and Thomas Makrykostas (Kostas Chatzichristos) are two very peaceable people, from the same village somewhere in Peloponnese. But they don’t know each other. However their families maintain a vendetta for about 80 years. Stelios and Thomas are the last male members from each family. By the fact of the recent murder that happened in the village and somebody from each family died, Stelios ankle, (Pantelis Zervos), is trying to persuade his nephew to find and kill Thomas for revenge. Actually he is trying to alert him that if he doesn’t do it, Thomas will find the chance and kill him first. At the same time, Tomas aunt (Tzoly Garbi) is trying to persuade him to do the same and she is providing him a gun.
Anyway, neither Stelios or Thomas are willing to commit murder. Also, they are terrified by the thought that someone is looking for them in order to kill them. So they leave their jobs and they move to a silent hotel to get hide. By luck, without knowing each other, they stayed at the same room of the hotel, trying to protect themselves from the enemy that he is actually next to them....TRANSLATION FROM WIKIPEDIA GR BY ZOI
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