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The 20 Best Foreign Films

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What are the 20 Best Foreign Films ever made?

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Wild Strawberries Report Abuse
The self-imposed and deeply regretted loneliness of an old man at the end of his career was so moving to me as a 9 year old girl (from an entirely different culture) that its beauty must surely be universally understood. It shows how one should never make this man's mistake of isolation and yet knows that we will, and forgives us.
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Persona Report Abuse
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Wings of Desire Report Abuse
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Solaris Report Abuse
Andrei Tarkovsky practically invented science fiction with this Russian film.
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God Report Abuse
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Breathless Report Abuse
Breathless is Jean-Luc Godard's first feature film.
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Seventh Seal Report Abuse
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Repulsion Report Abuse
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Belle de Jour Report Abuse
Catherine Deneuve plays a memorable role in this French Bunuel comedy.
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8 1/2 [1963] Report Abuse
Oscar winning film directed by Federico Fellini, made a world-wide star of Marcello Mastroianni.
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Last Year at Marienbad Report Abuse
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Rashomon Report Abuse
This Japanese classic is by Akira Kurosawa.
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Pan's Labyrinth Report Abuse
The Seventh Seal for modernity - explores the meaning of the consequences of life through the creation of personal myth (or is it?). The reason myths were created are to give meaning to the uncertain consequences in life. In Pan's Labyrinth a myth is unfolded to bring meaning to the death of young girl. But is it myth or reality? Or does it really matter? Where and when does personal reality become reality on some level? On some level, does it really matter whether Ofelia's myth is true or not? - For her it is quite real, and provides purpose for her in her life. If there really is nothingness after death her myth provided the only meaning there is, a personal one. The film is littered with symbolism (i.e., Ofelia's 'sin' committed by eating the 'forbidden fruit'). All of this depth may be lost on the casual viewer who may simply be awed by perhaps the most engrossing adult fantasy in film and the stunning special effects. A classic in its own time...
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The Seven Samurai Report Abuse
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Metropolis Report Abuse
Lang's German masterpiece was made back in the 1920's.
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Mr. Hulot's Holiday [1953] Report Abuse
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Amelie Report Abuse
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The lives of others (2006) Report Abuse
Superb German film set in the former East Germany during the communist regime. The story centres around a government agent who listens in on people's conversations who are considered a threat to the state. This won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
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The Rules of the Game Report Abuse
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Ran Report Abuse
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The Passion of Joan of Arc Report Abuse
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Pather Pachali ( Dir : Satyajit Ray ) Report Abuse
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Nosferatu Report Abuse
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Aguntuk ( India - Satyajit Ray Report Abuse
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Shoah Report Abuse
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City of God Report Abuse
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Raise the Red Lantern Report Abuse
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Un Chien Andalou Report Abuse
This French film defined surrealism.
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Report Abuse
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Ikiru Report Abuse
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REC Report Abuse
A Rarity these days - a horror film which genuinly terrifies
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