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Added by SJMJ91

on 9 Sep 2010 09:02

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Favourite foreign language films.

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People who added this item 983  Average listal rating (589 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 1391  Average listal rating (761 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Nosferatu (1922)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 4303  Average listal rating (2744 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

COUNTRY: Mexico
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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People who added this item 1332  Average listal rating (785 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. The Seventh Seal (1957)

COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: Swedish

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People who added this item 3816  Average listal rating (2453 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.6 
5. Spirited Away (2001)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese (there's a dubbed English version too)

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People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
6. Seven Samurai (1954)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 947  Average listal rating (526 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1217  Average listal rating (633 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. M (1931)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1985  Average listal rating (1239 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
9. Let the Right One In (2008)

COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: Swedish

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People who added this item 4799  Average listal rating (3227 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Amélie (2001)

COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 2780  Average listal rating (1730 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
11. City of God (2002)

COUNTRY: Brazil
LANGUAGE: Portuguese

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People who added this item 1246  Average listal rating (609 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. (1963)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 981  Average listal rating (583 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. The 400 Blows (1959)
NOTE: Contains a few moments of English but it pretty much all contains French.


COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 1587  Average listal rating (793 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Metropolis (1927)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 627  Average listal rating (346 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Amour (2012)
NOTE: Contains a few moments of English but it pretty much all contains French.


COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 2077  Average listal rating (1332 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
16. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
NOTE: American-made but the film contains foreign languages.


COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew.

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People who added this item 1316  Average listal rating (751 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
17. Ponyo (2008)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese (there's a dubbed English version too)

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People who added this item 1783  Average listal rating (1126 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Battle Royale (2000)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 917  Average listal rating (526 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

COUNTRY: France

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People who added this item 1548  Average listal rating (944 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: Swedish

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People who added this item 2737  Average listal rating (1728 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
21. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian, German

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People who added this item 2797  Average listal rating (1820 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
22. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

COUNTRY: Hong Kong, China
LANGUAGE: Mandarian

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People who added this item 241  Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
23. A Royal Affair (2012)

COUNTRY: Denmark
LANGUAGE: Danish

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People who added this item 1511  Average listal rating (842 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
24. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 1033  Average listal rating (609 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Rashomon (1950)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 4605  Average listal rating (3052 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
26. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
NOTE: I have included Inglourious Basterds as a foreign language film despite being made by American director Quentin Tarantino, some of the actors are American and probably everybody involved in the film speak English. Inglourious Basterds makes this list because the majority of the film isn't in English. Most of it is in French and German and there's some Italian involved too. It's my favourite film of the films in this list but because there's English involved, that's the reason why it doesn't make number 1.


COUNTRY: USA, Germany
LANGUAGE: German, French, English, Italian

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People who added this item 1251  Average listal rating (693 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
27. Persepolis (2007)

COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French (there's a dubbed English version too)

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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. A Dirty Carnival (2006)

COUNTRY: South Korea
LANGUAGE: Korean

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People who added this item 1754  Average listal rating (1163 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
29. Apocalypto (2006)
NOTE: American-made but spoken in foreign language.


COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Mayan

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People who added this item 1351  Average listal rating (753 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
30. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
NOTE: American-made but spoken in foreign language.


COUNTRY: USA
LANGUAGE: Japanese (and English only in scenes with the Americans)

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This list features my favourite films that don't speak the English language and/or are silent foreign classics (such as Nosferatu and Metropolis - both German films). Also, I might include a film made in the USA or the UK by an American or British director but doesn't involve the English language (such as Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 22 9:59
I Watched 14 of them and 11 of them are Want to Watch. Zero unlisted. Great list :)
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 22 10:49
Thanks :)
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 22 19:29
imo anime movies are always the best in japanese *__*
luv this list :)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 17 18:24
Mighty fine list! Love the flag/origin/language job!

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