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Argentina

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
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Australia

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
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Austria

The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936
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Belgium

People who added this item 531 Average listal rating (265 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
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Brazil

People who added this item 3071 Average listal rating (1924 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
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Bulgaria

People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the EU is being planned at the Embassy in London and it is the job of VARADIN, the new ambassador, to ensure the Queen attends. But with corrupt staff, criminal gangs operating out of the kitchen, falling in love with a stripper and a little misunderstanding with a PR firm that provides look-alike royalties - his simple task turns into a chaotic nightmare.
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Canada

People who added this item 1838 Average listal rating (1174 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.
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China

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
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Colombia

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
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Czech Republic

People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Kolya (1996)
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees.
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Denmark

People who added this item 707 Average listal rating (373 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.
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Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

People who added this item 431 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan.
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Finland

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track
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France

People who added this item 5246 Average listal rating (3492 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
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Germany

People who added this item 1604 Average listal rating (993 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
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Greece

People who added this item 788 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet.
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Hungary

People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
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India

People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes impossibly out of control.
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Iran

Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits. Will the plan succeed?
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Ireland

Man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.
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Israel

People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
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Italy

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
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Japan

People who added this item 1938 Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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Mexico

People who added this item 4743 Average listal rating (3052 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
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Netherlands

People who added this item 577 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
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New Zealand

People who added this item 1074 Average listal rating (676 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
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Pakistan

People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11.
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Poland

A youth randomly, and brutally, murders a taxi-driver. Piotr has just passed his law exams and been admitted to the bar. He is to defend Jacek, the young murderer.
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Portugal

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
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Romania

Drama about a woman who assists her friend to arrange an illegal abortion in 1980's Romania.
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Russia

People who added this item 400 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
In the remote Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father--a man they only know through a single photograph--resurfaces.
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South Africa

Young hoodlum's rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid.
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Spain

People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (944 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.
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Sweden

People who added this item 2189 Average listal rating (1376 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
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Thailand

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
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UK

A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
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US

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
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South Korea

People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (1944 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
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Turkey

Sadik is one of the rebellious youth who has been politically active as a university student and became a left-wing journalist in the 70's, despite his father's expectations of him becoming an agricultural engineer and taking control of their family farm in an Aegean village.
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Posted: 7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 4:47
I really like the choices you've made here. Great, great list! Seems like I've got some more foreign movies to watch.
Posted: 7 years ago at Jun 7 20:19
There are a lot of countries missing but vote for the effort :)
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Sep 17 21:24
I hope you realize that Yugoslavia doesn't exist anymore.
And you're missing Croatia. (I can't resent you that since our filmography is really weak.)

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