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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 962  Average listal rating (572 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 1367  Average listal rating (747 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Nosferatu (1922)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 4239  Average listal rating (2706 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

COUNTRY: Mexico
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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People who added this item 1311  Average listal rating (765 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 3744  Average listal rating (2407 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 1658  Average listal rating (919 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
6. Seven Samurai (1954)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 923  Average listal rating (512 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 1196  Average listal rating (622 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. M (1931)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1962  Average listal rating (1227 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 4749  Average listal rating (3204 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Amélie (2001)

COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 2743  Average listal rating (1709 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 1221  Average listal rating (596 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. 8 1/2 (1963)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 969  Average listal rating (572 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 1559  Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Metropolis (1927)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 601  Average listal rating (325 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 2056  Average listal rating (1320 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 1286  Average listal rating (727 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 1745  Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Battle Royale (2000)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 897  Average listal rating (511 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 1527  Average listal rating (935 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 2694  Average listal rating (1701 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 2762  Average listal rating (1799 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 230  Average listal rating (118 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 1466  Average listal rating (811 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 1019  Average listal rating (596 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Rashomon (1950)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 4530  Average listal rating (3013 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 1225  Average listal rating (680 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 70  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 1734  Average listal rating (1150 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 1336  Average listal rating (743 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, 6 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, 6 months ago at Oct 22 10:49
Thanks :)
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Oct 22 19:29
imo anime movies are always the best in japanese *__*
luv this list :)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 17 18:24
Mighty fine list! Love the flag/origin/language job!

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