Greek cinema has for a long time not received the equal amount of acclaim in the international film circuit as Italian or French cinema. However, that is not to say that their films are not good. Greek cinema has for a long time maintained its own set of aesthetics and represented their own history in a way that only they could. A country with a rich heritage and social complexities Greek cinema have some wonderful gems among them. Here’s the list of top Greek movies ever made. You can watch some these best Greek movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Sweet Bunch (1983)
Directed by Nikos Nikolaidis, this film explores the lives of four youths Argyris, Andreas, Marina, and Sofia. The beauty of the film lies in the portrayal of disillusionment that these young people feel towards life. This feeling festers and puts them on a path of crime where these kids try all criminal experiences bringing them under the radar of the authorities. Their first misstep occurs when Sofia kills the police who was keeping tabs on them. A film that has often been ranked as one of the best in Greek cinema, this movie explores love, life, and friendship through its unconventional anti-authority, anti-society figures and their dialogic exchanges capture the social cynicism and social condition that the director tries to portray.
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11. Attenberg (2010)
Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, this film was duly noted by the critics in most circles for its expert handling of delicate subject matters such as love and loss. The story is about Marina, a coming of age story, where this young woman must navigate two equally difficult fields – her dying father, and her first sexual encounter with a stranger. Tarantino, who was the head of the Jury at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, where the film was nominated for a Golden Lion, commented that the film grew on the audience and showed a different side of Greece. The most striking feature of the film, however, is its bias towards adolescent purity and its handling of love and loss. A truly spectacular film, this movie shows how far Greek cinema has come in the world.