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Berlin Film Festival 2024: Movie Scorecard

The 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival took place February 15-25, 2024, with Lupita Nyong’o overseeing the main competition as Jury President, and Martin Scorsese in attendance to pick up his Honorary Golden Bear. Documentary Dahomey took home the prestigious best film Golden Bear.

With our Berlin 2024 movie scorecard, you can see every film that got enough reviews for a Tomatometer, including opening film Small Things like These (Irish drama, and Cillian Murphy‘s first post-Oppenheimer project), Suspended Time (from Olivier Assayas), Love Lies Bleeding (already picked up by A24 for a March 8th release), and Seven Veils (from Atom Egoyan).

#1

Reinas (2024)
88%

#1
Adjusted Score: 88372%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1992, during a tumultuous time in Lima, Peru, Lucia, Aurora, and their mom Elena decide to move to the... [More]

#2

Dahomey (2024)
95%

#2
Adjusted Score: 95494%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: November, 2021. Twenty-six royal treasures of the Kingdom of Dahomey are about to leave Paris to return to their country... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Mati Diop

#3

Crossing (2024)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 76469%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lia, a retired teacher, made a promise to find her long lost niece Tekla. The search takes her to Istanbul,... [More]
Directed By: Levan Akin

#4

My Favourite Cake (2024)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: 100022%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mahin (70) lives alone in Tehran since her husband’s death and her daughter’s departure for Europe, until an afternoon tea... [More]

#5

The Devil's Bath (2024)
100%

#5
Adjusted Score: 84022%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 18th century Austria. Villages surrounded by deep forests. A woman is sentenced to death after killing a baby. Agnes is... [More]

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 61872%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fanny, a shy and lonely teenager, goes on a language exchange to Germany. In Leipzig, she meets her pen pal,... [More]
Directed By: Claire Burger

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 92650%
Critics Consensus: Immeasurably elevated by the chemistry between Carol Kane and Jason Schwartzman, Between the Temples uses engrossing, character-driven dramedy to explore deeply relatable aspects of the human experience.
Synopsis: A cantor in a crisis of faith finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher reenters... [More]
Directed By: Nathan Silver

#8
Adjusted Score: 95726%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the one-child policy ends in China, a middle-class family's fate becomes intertwined with their only son's enigmatic new friend.... [More]
Directed By: Jianjie Lin

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 108768%
Critics Consensus: Lust and violence collide to powerfully pulpy effect in Love Lies Bleeding, a well-acted addition to writer-director Rose Glass' growing body of exceptional work.
Synopsis: From Director Rose Glass comes an electric new love story; reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious... [More]
Directed By: Rose Glass

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 93428%
Critics Consensus: With a distinctive visual aesthetic that enhances its emotionally resonant narrative, I Saw the TV Glow further establishes writer-director Jane Schoenbrun as a rising talent.
Synopsis: Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a... [More]
Directed By: Jane Schoenbrun

#11

A Different Man (2024)
87%

#11
Adjusted Score: 89413%
Critics Consensus: Surreal and unsettling, A Different Man overcomes an occasionally tenuous narrative grasp by virtue of its bold, provocative approach to serious themes.
Synopsis: After undergoing a facial reconstructive surgery, a man becomes fixated on an actor in a stage production based on his... [More]
Directed By: Aaron Schimberg

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 83797%
Critics Consensus: Cillian Murphy's outstanding acting anchors Small Things Like These, elevating an occasionally enervating historical drama.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Tim Mielants

#13

La Cocina (2024)
79%

#13
Adjusted Score: 79063%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Alonso Ruizpalacios

#14

Janet Planet (2023)
83%

#14
Adjusted Score: 83388%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the... [More]
Directed By: Annie Baker

#15

Pepe (2024)
70%

#15
Adjusted Score: 53766%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In the jungle of Colombia, Pepe, a young Hippo was killed. Between sounds and bellows, his ghost narrates his story,... [More]

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 37803%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Berlin, 1942: it was the most beautiful summer for Hilde – madly in love with Hans and joyfully pregnant. But... [More]
Directed By: Andreas Dresen

#17

Sasquatch Sunset (2024)
71%

#17
Adjusted Score: 77657%
Critics Consensus: For audiences attuned to the Zellners' utterly unique wavelength, Sasquatch Sunset offers a moving -- if often inscrutable -- look at our relationship with the natural world.
Synopsis: In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches--possibly the last of their enigmatic kind--embark on an absurdist,... [More]

#18

Seven Veils (2023)
75%

#18
Adjusted Score: 69205%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Earnest theatre director Jeanine (Amanda Seyfried) has been given the task of remounting her former mentor's most famous work, the... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#19

The Outrun (2024)
79%

#19
Adjusted Score: 80126%
Critics Consensus: Benefiting from Saoirse Ronan's deeply committed performance in the central role, The Outrun proves a moving portrait of addiction in spite of its somewhat shapeless narrative.
Synopsis: Rona, fresh out of rehab, returns to the wild Orkney Islands after more than a decade away. As she reconnects... [More]
Directed By: Nora Fingscheidt

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 76702%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Hong Sang-soo

#21

Cuckoo (2024)
80%

#21
Adjusted Score: 81278%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in... [More]
Directed By: Tilman Singer

#22

Sons (2024)
80%

#22
Adjusted Score: 60651%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Eva, an idealistic prison officer, is faced with the dilemma of her life when a young man from her past... [More]
Directed By: Gustav Möller

#23

Spaceman (2024)
50%

#23
Adjusted Score: 58931%
Critics Consensus: Spaceman's poignant themes are partly brought to life by sensitive performances from a talented cast, but it fails to consistently engage with its most interesting ideas.
Synopsis: Six months into a solitary research mission to the edge of the solar system, an astronaut, Jakub (Adam Sandler), realizes... [More]
Directed By: Johan Renck

#24

The Empire (2024)
58%

#24
Adjusted Score: 54644%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Bruno Dumont

#25

Suspended Time (2024)
53%

#25
Adjusted Score: 53146%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: April 2020 – Lockdown. Etienne, a film director, and his brother Paul, a music journalist, are confined together in their... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#26

Treasure (2024)
36%

#26
Adjusted Score: 30886%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Poland, 1990 -- American music journalist Ruth takes her father Edek, a Holocaust survivor, on a journey to his childhood... [More]
Directed By: Julia von Heinz

#27

Black Tea (2024)
22%

#27
Adjusted Score: 15098%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Aya, a young Ivorian woman in her early thirties, says no on her wedding day, to everyone's astonishment. After emigrating... [More]
Directed By: Abderrahmane Sissako

#28

Another End (2024)
27%

#28
Adjusted Score: 27139%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sal's empty eyes seem to have been living only on memories since he lost Zoe, the love of his life:... [More]
Directed By: Piero Messina