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on 9 Sep 2010 09:02

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Favourite foreign language films.

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People who added this item 982  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 1388  Average listal rating (759 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Nosferatu (1922)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 4298  Average listal rating (2739 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

COUNTRY: Mexico
LANGUAGE: Spanish

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People who added this item 1328  Average listal rating (779 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 3811  Average listal rating (2447 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 1684  Average listal rating (932 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
6. Seven Samurai (1954)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 945  Average listal rating (523 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 1214  Average listal rating (631 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. M (1931)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 1983  Average listal rating (1236 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 4795  Average listal rating (3226 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Amélie (2001)

COUNTRY: France
LANGUAGE: French

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People who added this item 2778  Average listal rating (1727 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 1240  Average listal rating (605 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. (1963)

COUNTRY: Italy
LANGUAGE: Italian

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People who added this item 979  Average listal rating (581 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 1584  Average listal rating (791 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Metropolis (1927)

COUNTRY: Germany
LANGUAGE: German

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People who added this item 625  Average listal rating (344 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 2074  Average listal rating (1330 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 1314  Average listal rating (750 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 1781  Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Battle Royale (2000)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 915  Average listal rating (523 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 1550  Average listal rating (943 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 2734  Average listal rating (1723 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 2793  Average listal rating (1815 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 237  Average listal rating (127 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 1510  Average listal rating (839 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 1032  Average listal rating (605 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Rashomon (1950)

COUNTRY: Japan
LANGUAGE: Japanese

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People who added this item 4602  Average listal rating (3045 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 1250  Average listal rating (691 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 1749  Average listal rating (1157 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 1348  Average listal rating (750 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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