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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 988  Average listal rating (590 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 1395  Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Nosferatu (1922)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 4318  Average listal rating (2746 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

COUNTRY: Mexico
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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People who added this item 1342  Average listal rating (787 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.3 
4. The Seventh Seal (1957)

COUNTRY: Sweden
LANGUAGE: Swedish

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People who added this item 3844  Average listal rating (2459 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 1692  Average listal rating (940 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
6. Seven Samurai (1954)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 948  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
7. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1224  Average listal rating (635 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. M (1931)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1993  Average listal rating (1244 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 4822  Average listal rating (3234 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Amélie (2001)

COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 2790  Average listal rating (1731 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 1257  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. (1963)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 990  Average listal rating (586 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 1597  Average listal rating (798 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Metropolis (1927)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 642  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 7.8  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 2083  Average listal rating (1333 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 1327  Average listal rating (760 ratings) 7.5  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 1797  Average listal rating (1127 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Battle Royale (2000)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 922  Average listal rating (527 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 1557  Average listal rating (948 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 2755  Average listal rating (1730 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 2806  Average listal rating (1824 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 245  Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
23. A Royal Affair (2012)

COUNTRY: Denmark
LANGUAGE: Danish

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People who added this item 1524  Average listal rating (846 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 1044  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Rashomon (1950)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 4621  Average listal rating (3055 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 1256  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 73  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 1758  Average listal rating (1162 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 1362  Average listal rating (757 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, 10 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, 10 months ago at Oct 22 10:49
Thanks :)
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Oct 22 19:29
imo anime movies are always the best in japanese *__*
luv this list :)
Posted: 3 years ago at Aug 17 18:24
Mighty fine list! Love the flag/origin/language job!

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