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What are some of your favorite foreign language films?

Asked by rockfan (11975points) July 9th, 2015

My favorites are:

Pan’s Labyrinth
Spirited Away
Let the Right One In
The Devil’s Backbone
Blue is the Warmest Color
A Prophet
No Man’s Land
Run, Lola, Run
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ragingloli's avatar

Jurassic Park, Terminator 1&2, Predator, Birdman, and so many others

janbb's avatar

La Strada
Wild Strawberries
The 400 Blows
The Seventh Samurai
The Lives of Others
Life is Beautiful

…and so many others

rockfan's avatar

@ragingloli What’s your native tongue?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Le Samourai.
Perfect Blue.
Road to Perdition.
Detective Story (1951)
Dirty Harry.
Tight Rope.
Un Flic.
Laura.
...
Oh man, it will takes days to list them all!

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988 (Czech)
The Book Thief, 2013 (German, U.S.)
Maladolescenza, 1977 (Italian)
La Ciociara (Two Women) 1960 (Italian)
The Bicycle Thieves, 1948 (Italian)
L’Iniziazione (What Every Frenchwoman Wants), 1986
Babette’s Feast, 1987 (Danish)

Pachy's avatar

My awareness and evolving love of foreign films began in the ‘50s, for which I thank my parents. Their interest in them was quite unusual at the time in our small Texas city.

To name just a few of my favorites…

La Strada
Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast
Last Tango in Paris (partly in French)
Jules and Jim
Breathless

ucme's avatar

Amsterdamned
Oldboy
Downfall
Life is Beautiful

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Here are the ones I rated a 9 or 10 on IMDb:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ikiru
Life is Beautiful
The Pianist
Seven Samurai
Metropolis

janbb's avatar

“The Blue Angel” is another one of mine.

FlyingWolf's avatar

Il Postino
The Intouchables
Amelie’

filmfann's avatar

The Seventh Seal
Rashomon
Battle Royal
The Seven Samurai
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Beauty and the Beast
La Femme Nikita

I have listed foreign language films which are subtitled. Many films I like, for example The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly or Ulysses were dubbed into English.

Lawn's avatar

Amélie
Life Is Beautiful

cazzie's avatar

My Life as a Dog
Amelie
Rød Snø

rockfan's avatar

@ragingloli Not sure if you’re being sarcastic…

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yojimbo. Rules of the Game

josie's avatar

The Lives of Others
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Berserker's avatar

Actually, Let the Right One In is also a fave of mine. I’m extremely picky when it comes to vampire movies, but this one did it for me. The remake, Let Me In is also quite impressive, surprisingly.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Les Enfants Terribles, 1950 (French)
Jean Cocteau adapts his best-selling 1929 novel to film. Both the book and film were banned in the States until 1955. It’s about the close, complicated and poignant relationship of an orphaned brother and sister from childhood to young adulthood. It’s a classic.

@Pachy: I’m surprised that you missed this one!
@cazzie My life as a Dog was great! But Nazi zombies?

Pachy's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus, yes, and there are so many others I could name. I just wish I could speak the languages of all the foreign films I love. I find myself missing so much visually when I have to read subtitles.

janbb's avatar

“Les Enfants du Paradis”

Adagio's avatar

I hate picking favourites but these are some foreign films I have very much enjoyed:

Nowhere in Africa
All about My Mother
Cyrano De Bergerac
Downfall
Monsieur Ibrahim
Letters from Iwo Jima
Das Boot
The Kite Runner
The Counterfeiters
Moliere
Hunting and Gathering
I’ve loved you so Long
Departures
Wadjda

janbb's avatar

Rabbit Proof Fence
The Piano
Whale Rider

wsxwh111's avatar

Now you see me.
English is a foreign language for me :b

cazzie's avatar

@janbb I forgot about The Piano and Whale Rider because I don’t think of them as foreign. oopps.

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