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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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Spirit of the Forest (Espiritu del bosque)
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Dil Hai Tumhaara
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Tarzan
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My Way
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Tsareubiytsa (Assassin of the Tsar)
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Grizzly Falls
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Der Mann Nebenan (A Demon in My View) (The Man Next Door)
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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq
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3 Steps to Heaven
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The Big Bad
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To Walk With Lions
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The Lost Legion
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Me You Them
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River's End
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Love the Hard Way
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Crucible of Horror (The Velvet House)
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Mark of the Devil
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Full Contact
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Angela
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Hecho En Mexico
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The Three Sisters
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The Stepdaughter
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Hit and Runway
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Nothing But the Night (The Devil's Undead) (The Resurrection Syndicate)
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When Justice Fails
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Le Frisson des vampires (The Shiver of the Vampires)
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WMD.
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Bhoot (Ghost House)
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Butterfly and Sword
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Ricochet River
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Prince of Central Park
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Seven Doors to Death
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The White Warrior (Agi Murad il diavolo bianco)
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Le Sang des betes (Blood of the Beasts)
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Angus Buchan's Ordinary People
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Easy Money
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I'm Crazy About Iris Blond
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A Night Full of Rain
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A Place for Lovers
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Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook
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Suske en Wiske: De Texas rakkers (Luke and Lucy: The Texas Rangers)
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Mann
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Hitman
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Tattoo, a Love Story
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Jing wu men (Fist of Fury) (The Chinese Connection)
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Jukeodo joha (Too Young to Die)
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Doosra Aadmi
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El Pez que Fuma (The Smoking Fish)
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Unishe April (19th April)
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Main Aisa Hi Hoon
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Another 9 1/2 Weeks
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Jogwa
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