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What is your favourite foreign language film?

Asked by shrubbery (10326points) October 2nd, 2008 from iPhone

I recently watched Totsi and i thought it was amazing.

I’ve always loved Amelie :)

And even though I’m pretty sure the language isn’t used anymore I rather enjoyed Apocalypto.

So what ate your favourites? What would you recommend everyone watch?

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joeysefika's avatar

After seeing Pan’s Labyrinth it has to be that, although if you count opera’s then Carmen and Tosca are right up their!

cookieman's avatar

SuperMouse beat me to it: I love Il Postino.

osullivanbr's avatar

REC. It’s a horror, they are currently making an English version of it, but a fantastic movie.

deaddolly's avatar

I loved Pan’s Labyrinth as well.

srmorgan's avatar

Cousin, Cousine

Les 400 Coups

Das Boot


boxing's avatar

Life Is Beautiful

EmpressPixie's avatar

Run Lola Run.

Plus it has a great soundtrack.

cookieman's avatar

I think these are foreign produced; not sure:
The Joy Luck Club and Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

I ike those alot also.

charybdys's avatar

Brotherhood of the Wolf.

shadling21's avatar

Tough question. Some faves: Bicycle Thief, In This World, Offside, and (for a change of pace) Battle Royale.

There are so many amazing foreign movies…

Lightlyseared's avatar

The first foreign language film I went to see at the cinema was La Femme Nakita and I still enjoy watching it.

I also love Crouching Tiger, I don’t watch so much as let it wash over me.

thankgodforbeef's avatar

I love all Jean-Luc Godard movies, especially “Masculin feminin”. Also,Wong-Kar Wai’s movies are all beautiful. I can’t will myself to see his English-language feature, though. It looks like a lame self-parody.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Hmmm very tough question. I dont think i have a favorite so ill just name some i really like.

Battle Royale
Shaolin Soccer
Sars War
Cat Soup
Mind Game
Pan’s Labyrinth

Nimis's avatar

Easily In The Mood For Love.

ezraglenn's avatar

Top Three:

Amelie (French)
Volver (Spanish)
Le scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, French)

tinyfaery's avatar

Like Water for Chocolate. But I love Almodavar; he’s phenomenal.

trumi's avatar

Diarios de Motocicleta
Battle Royale (I see I’m not the only one)

lercio's avatar

+1 for Amelie

Bustersdad's avatar

Babette’s Feast
Story of the Weeping Camel (Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel, Die)
Under the Sand (Sous le sable)

MacBean's avatar

So sorry. The best I can ever do when asked what my favorite [insert genre/theme/actor/whatever] film is, is lists.

Foreign films I’ve rated five stars on Netflix (which means I could watch them over and over and over without ever getting tired of them):

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Devil’s Backbone
La Cage aux Folles
Ma ve en rose
The Orphanage
Pan’s Labyrinth
Spirited Away

Foreign films I’ve rated four stars on Netflix (which means I can’t watch them all day long but will definitely seek them out again, likely on a regular basis):

13 Tzameti
Benny’s Video
Le dîner de cons
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Grave of the Fireflies
Howl’s Moving Castle
Perfect Blue
Princess Mononoke
The Rules of the Game
Summer Storm
The Triplets of Belleville
Les visiteurs
Y tu mamá también

(This is the 400th question I’ve answered on Fluther!)

Dorkgirl's avatar

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s trilogy—Red, White, and Blue. Even if you don’t love the movies themselves, the cinematography is awesome.

La Cage aux Folles
Cousin Cousine
Seven Samurai
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

pathfinder's avatar

One of mine favourite are Priceless and another Eyse wide shut or The Onion movie.Unless love storyes and psichological storyes as a last Ironic movies.

gadfly's avatar

In the Mood for Love

jamjar's avatar

Pan’s Labyrinth and City Of God are my two favourites.

Lightlyseared's avatar

pans labyrinth was fantastic.

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

Man Bites Dog
Der siebente Kontinent
Benny’s Video

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