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The term "art house film" usually refers to a film that sits somewhere outside the mainstream genres of big-budget commercial films. The term refers to the "art house" cinema, typically a small independent theater that specializes in showing films that appeal to a niche audience rather than the mass audience that prefers Hollywood blockbusters. Because of language barriers and cultural differences, international films also tend to appeal to smaller audiences in America, so films made in other countries are often grouped together with art films.

The art-house trend began in America in the 1940s and 1950s, when a part of the movie-going audience began to lose interest in the light-hearted homogeneous entertainment being produced by Hollywood. Small theaters in large cities and university towns began to show less ambitious, more serious films, and art-house audiences acquired a taste for high-minded European films, particularly those produced by a group of French filmmakers who were dubbed the "French New Wave."

Toward the end of the twentieth century, the art film began to share the niche-market space with the independent film. Like art films, independent films are produced outside the mainstream Hollywood studio system, and they are also likely to attract a smaller audience than a mainstream commercial film. Early art films, however, were typically serious and intellectual in tone, while contemporary independent films fall into a wide range of genres and may be as light-hearted as mainstream films.

In the early days, art house cinemas were usually confined to big cities, and audiences outside large metropolitan areas had limited access to art films and international films. With the rise of the internet and the wide-spread availability of on-demand viewing, though, the importance of the art house cinema has declined at the same time that the audience for international, independent and art films has increased.

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Ip Man 3
Ip Man 3
Dil Hai Tumhaara
Dil Hai Tumhaara
Legend of Bruce Lee
Legend of Bruce Lee
My Way
My Way
Spirit of the Forest
Spirit of the Forest
Shutter
Shutter
The Lost Legion
The Lost Legion
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People
Angus Buchan's Ordinary People
Tattoo: A Love Story
Tattoo: A Love Story
A Demon in My View
A Demon in My View
Spring Festival
Spring Festival
Seven Doors to Death
Seven Doors to Death
Long Live Your Death
Long Live Your Death
The Stepdaughter
The Stepdaughter
Juego De Ninos
Juego De Ninos
JSA: Joint Security Agency
JSA: Joint Security Agency
Purgatorio
Purgatorio
Cupid
Cupid
Loveless in Los Angeles
Loveless in Los Angeles
Bhoot
Bhoot
Last Summer in the Hamptons
Last Summer in the Hamptons
Shakti
Shakti
Beyond Justice
Beyond Justice
37 Plots of Kung Fu
37 Plots of Kung Fu
Freddy Hotel
Freddy Hotel
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The Map of Sex and Love
Umbrage
Umbrage
Those Left Behind
Those Left Behind
Little Ghost
Little Ghost
The Wipers Times
The Wipers Times
Mann
Mann
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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq
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Venice/Venice
Runway
Runway
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Another 9 1/2 Weeks
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Mexico City
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The Chinese Connection
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Most Likely To
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Milarepa
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Me You Them
Judwaa
Judwaa
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Doosra Aadmi
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36 Ghante
Three Sisters
Three Sisters
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The Story of Ong-Nyeo
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Duel of 7 Tigers
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Budo: The Art of Killing
The Clan
The Clan
The Marziano Family
The Marziano Family
The Man Next Door
The Man Next Door
Ingeborg Holm
Ingeborg Holm
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ENTRE CICLONES
Nagqu Area.Shanan Area.Nyingchi Area
Nagqu Area.Shanan Area.Nyingchi Area
Tour In Tibet: Xigaze Area - Lhasa Area
Tour In Tibet: Xigaze Area - Lhasa Area
Japan: Shuntsuke In Japan
Japan: Shuntsuke In Japan
Zhenghe Sailed to the Atlantic
Zhenghe Sailed to the Atlantic
Go Go G-Boys
Go Go G-Boys
Mexico: Rosita In Mexico
Mexico: Rosita In Mexico
ANOTHER PLANET
ANOTHER PLANET
Argentina: Rosario In Argentina
Argentina: Rosario In Argentina
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Cuando Todo Este En Orden
Silk Road - Mysterious Loulan
Silk Road - Mysterious Loulan
Carried Away
Carried Away
Hyakken A First Night of Dreams
Hyakken A First Night of Dreams
The Chinese Acrobatics & Chinese Lion Dance
The Chinese Acrobatics & Chinese Lion Dance
Chinese Traditional Painting & Chinese Peking Opera
Chinese Traditional Painting & Chinese Peking Opera
Emperor Xiaowen in Beiwei Dynasty
Emperor Xiaowen in Beiwei Dynasty
African Secrets: Traditional Dancing
African Secrets: Traditional Dancing
Hong Kong: Peter And His Violin
Hong Kong: Peter And His Violin
Skyline Cruisers
Skyline Cruisers
Xia Men
Xia Men
Soft Hearts
Soft Hearts
The Rumor
The Rumor
Mi Verano con Amanda 2
Mi Verano con Amanda 2
Mountain Flower
Mountain Flower
Chinese Medicinal Food-In Spring
Chinese Medicinal Food-In Spring
Chinese Medicinal Food -Curative Food
Chinese Medicinal Food -Curative Food
Australia: Jacie The Cowgirl
Australia: Jacie The Cowgirl
Israel: Shiran And Her Mandolin
Israel: Shiran And Her Mandolin
Finland: Janne In Finland
Finland: Janne In Finland
Greece: Stavros And The Pontiakilira
Greece: Stavros And The Pontiakilira
Chinese Yellow River: Corridor of Dressing - Roots of China
Chinese Yellow River: Corridor of Dressing - Roots of China
Chinese Massage: Thenar Massage
Chinese Massage: Thenar Massage
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Taoist Primary Health Preserving Exercise
Tibetan People
Tibetan People
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Phoenicians: The Alphabet & Carthage's Hannibal
Israel: Hagar In Israel
Israel: Hagar In Israel
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Chinese Yi Quan - Fist-Skills and Footwork
Japan: Yutaro And His Drum
Japan: Yutaro And His Drum
Korea: Yu Sings Pansori
Korea: Yu Sings Pansori
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Tour in Tibet - Road to the Heavenly Lake
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Brazil: Paulhino And The Alligators
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The Road to Chiang Mai: Hill Tribes, Poppy Culture and Ancient Khmers
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Secret Confessions
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Miracle In The Land Of Coffee
China through Camera: Landscape Series
China through Camera: Landscape Series
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Chinese Dances & Chinese Nuo Dance & Chinese Yangge Dance
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Tour in Tibet: Tears and Blood Shed in Tsong Burg - A Prison in Tibet
Morocco: Djalil In Morocco
Morocco: Djalil In Morocco
Israel: My House In Galilee
Israel: My House In Galilee
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