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    Every day, new films contend to be the audience favorite! Check this page for an up-to-date listing of the top-voted films by our audiences.

    Top-rated by the audience

    For Sama

    • Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
    • 2019

    The 26-year-old citizen journalist Waad al-Kateab films her life in besieged Aleppo, Syria. She falls in love, marries, and gives birth to daughter Sama. In the form of a letter to Sama, the film intimately captures the reality of war and an uncertain future.

    The Cave

    • Feras Fayyad
    • 2019

    How do you run an underground hospital in a besieged area in Syria that’s under constant bombardment? As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the manager and her female colleagues also have to deal with deep-rooted sexism.

    Honeyland

    • Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
    • 2019

    In a deserted mountain village, Europe’s last female wild-beekeeper lives with her elderly mother. A stunningly filmed, intimate portrait of their peaceful existence—and how it is rudely disturbed by newcomers.

    They Call Me Babu

    • Sandra Beerends
    • 2019

    Alima worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the struggle for independence, and is complemented by unique footage from various archives.

    Midnight Traveler

    • Hassan Fazili
    • 2019

    Under the threat of being killed by the Taliban, an Afghan family of filmmakers attempts to travel to Europe illegally. They document the dangerous journey with their cell phones.

    Objector

    • Molly Stuart
    • 2019

    Like most young adults in Israel, Atalya is required to join the army. She refuses, though, because there’s no way she’s going to participate in the oppression of Palestinians. We watch closely as she grows into a staunch human rights activist.

    The Euphoria of Being

    • Réka Szabó
    • 2019

    During the making of a dance theater piece, a special friendship develops between director Réka Szabó and her two leads: the young dancer Emese Cuhorka and the elderly writer and activist Éva Fahidi.

    Máxima

    • Claudia Sparrow
    • 2019

    A big goldmine in Peru wants to expand operations, and that would mean swallowing up the little plot of land belonging to Máxima. But she’s not about to go down without a fight. With impressive tenacity she battles it out against greed and corruption.

    Collective

    • Alexander Nanau
    • 2019

    In this explosive political thriller, filmmaker Alexander Nanau brilliantly investigates the consequences of a serious fire in the Colectiv nightclub in Bucharest. His tenacious research reveals, bit by bit, the deep-seated corruption that plagues his country.

    Our Time Machine

    • Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang
    • 2019

    The Chinese artist Maleonn and his father are working on an autobiographical puppet theater piece. The latter of the two men is suffering from dementia. This account of the complex creative process includes moving vignettes of their personal lives.