Live Poll: Lesser Known but Watchable Films

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Which of these lesser known but above average films would you be most interested in watching or re-watching?

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/6Gn1dgrCtGo/
List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072514740/
Seen: http://www.imdb.com/seen/ls072514740/

Least Popular Feature Films With User Rating Between 7.0 And 10 and At Least 20,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=20000,&sort=moviemeter,desc&title_type=feature&user_rating=7.0,10

Effectively this is a search of featured films with above average ratings and at least 20,000 votes sorted in reverse order of IMDb's MovieMeter ranking. 7.0 is the current average ratings for films. Only titles with posters were considered.

01 Central do Brasil (1998) (AKA Central Station)
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

02 Les invasions barbares (2003) (AKA The Barbarian Invasions)
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

03 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

04 No Man's Land (2001)
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

05 Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (2004) (AKA The Edukators)
Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

06 Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (2005) (AKA Sophie Scholl: The Final Days)
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

07 Fetih 1453 (2012) (AKA Conquest 1453)
After the death of his father Murat II, Mehmet II ascends to the Ottoman throne. After braving internal and external enemies, he decides to complete what he was destined to do - conquer Constantinople.

08 Bacheha-Ye aseman (1997) (AKA Children of Heaven)
After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

09 Entre les murs (2008) (AKA The Class)
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.

10 Auf der anderen Seite (2007) (AKA The Edge of Heaven)
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

11 Tsotsi (2005)
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

12 Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (2001) (AKA My Sassy Girl)
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend.

13 Waar (2013)
The efforts of the Pakistani security forces in their fight against terrorism and how the lives of security officials are affected. A retired security officer returns to save Pakistan from a major terrorist attack.

14 Bin-jip (2004) (AKA 3-Iron)
A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

15 Kokuhaku (2010) (AKA Confessions)
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.

16 Andaz Apna Apna (1994) (AKA Andaz Apna Apna)
Two conmen competing for the hand of a heiress get drawn into love - and into trying to save her from an evil criminal.

17 Kumonosu-jô (1957) (AKA Throne of Blood)
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

18 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (2007) (AKA 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days)
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

19 A Night at the Opera (1935)
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

20 The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

21 L'illusionniste (2010) (AKA The Illusionist)
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

22 Udaan (2010)
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

23 Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) (AKA Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War)
A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.

24 Swades: We, the People (2004) (AKA Swades)
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

25 Stalingrad (1993)
A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion.

26 Devdas (2002) (AKA Devdas)
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

27 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

28 And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) (AKA And Now for Something Completely Different)
An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show.

29 Hors de prix (2006) (AKA Priceless)
A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

30 Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) (AKA Welcome to the Sticks)
A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

31 Maria Full of Grace (2004)
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

32 Special Chabbis (2013) (AKA Special 26)
Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers.

33 Byôsoku 5 senchimêtoru (2007) (AKA 5 Centimeters Per Second)
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.

34 Zatôichi (2003) (AKA Zatoichi)
The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

35 Lilja 4-ever (2002)
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

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