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100 Greatest Foreign Movies

Greatest Foreign Movies
  Title - (Year, Country, Director) (Actors)
  1. La Dolce Vita - (1954, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Marcello Mastroianni)

  2. The Seven Samurai - (1954, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)

  3. 8 1/2 - (1963, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale)

  4. Wild Strawberries - (1957, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin)

  5. Grand Illusion - (1937, France, Jean Renoir) (Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay)

  6. The Rules of the Game - (1939, France, Jean Renoir) (Paulette Dubost, Nora Gregor)

  7. La Strada - (1954, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Anthony Quinn)

  8. Rashomon - (1950, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)

  9. Diabolique - (1955, France, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse)

10. The Seventh Seal - (1956, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson)

11. M - (1931, Germany, Fritz Lang) (Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann)

12. The Wages of Fear - (1953, France, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Yves Montand, Véra Clouzot)

13. Solaris - (1972, Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky) (Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis)

14. The Bicycle Thief - (1948, Italy, Vittorio De Sica) (Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola)

15. Fellini Satyricon - (1969, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Martin Porter)

16. The Virgin Spring - (1959, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Max Von Sydow)

17. Jean De Florette - (1986, France, Marcel Pagnol) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)

18. Beauty And The Beast - (1946, France, Jean Cocteau) (Jean Marais, Josette Day)

19. Battleship Potemkin - (1925, Russia, Sergei Eisenstein) (Aleksandr Antonov)

20. The Passion of Joan of Arc - (1928, France, Carl Theodor Dreyer) (Maria Falconetti)

21. The Last Metro - (1981, France, Francois Truffaut) (Catherine Deneuve)

22. Day For Night - (1973, France, Francois Truffaut) (Jacqueline Bisset)

23. City of God - (2002, Brazil, Fernando Meirelles) (Alexandre Rodrigues)

24. The Conformist - (1970, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli)

25. Persona - (1966, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson)

26. Belle De Jour - (1967, France, Luis Bunuel) (Catherine Deneuve)

27. Cries and Whispers - (1972, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann)

28. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - (2000, Taiwan, Ang Lee) (Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang)

29. Manon Of The Spring - (1986, France, Marcel Pagnol) (Emmanuelle Beart, Yves Montand)

30. Bread And Chocolate - (1974, Italy, Franco Brusati) (Nino Manfredi)

31. The Secret in Their Eyes - (2009, Argentina, Juan José Campanella)

32. Mon Oncle - (1958, France, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola)

33. The Garden Of Finzi-Continis - (1971, Italy, Vittorio De Sica) (Dominique Sanda)

34. Frantic - (1958, France, Louis Malle) (Jeanne Moreau)

35. A Good Marriage - (1982, France, Eric Rohmer) (Beatrice Romand, Andre Dussollier)

36. Swept Away - (1975, Italy, Lina Wertmüller) (Giancarlo Giannini)

37. Scenes From A Marriage - (1974, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann)

38. Sundays And Cybele - (1962, France) (Hardy Kruger, Patricia Gozzi)

39. Yojimbo - (1961, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)

40. Fanny And Alexander - (1983, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Ewa Froling, Erland Josephson)

41. Z - (1969, Greece, Costa-Gavras) (Yves Montand, Irene Papas)

42. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - (1933, Germany, Fritz Lang) (Rudolf Klein-Rogge)

43. The City Of Lost Children - (1995, France) (Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork)

44. Amarcord - (1973, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Puppela Maggio)

45. Pan's Labyrinth - (2006, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro) (Ivana Baquero, Sergi López)

46. Nosferatu - (1922, Germany, F.W. Murnau) (Max Schreck)

47. Cousin, Cousine - (1976, France, Jean Charles Tacchella)

48. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - (1971, France, Luis Buñuel)

49. The 400 Blows - (1959, France, Francois Truffaut) (Jean-Pierre Leaud)

50. Il Postino (The Postman) - (1995, Italy) (Philippe Noiret)

51. Delicatessen - (1991, France) (Marie-Laure Daugnac)

52. Andrei Rublev - (1966, U.S.S.R. Andrei Tarkovsky) (Anatoli Solonitsyn)

53. YI YI - (2000, Taiwan, Edward Yang) (Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin)

54. The Silence - (1963, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Ingrid Thulin)

55. Ran - (1985, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai)

56. The Passenger - (1963, Poland, Andrzej Munk) (Aleksandra Slaska, Anne Ciepielewska)

57. Kapo - (1960, Italy, Gillo Pontecorvo) (Susan Strasberg)

58. Through a Glass Darkly - (1960, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman)

59. War and Peace - (1968, USSR, Sergei Bondarchuk)

60. Aguirre, Wrath of God - (1972, Germany, Werner Herzog)

61. The Decameron - (1971, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini) (Franco Citti)

62. That Obscure Object of Desire - (1977, Spain, Luis Buñuel)

63. Cinema Paradiso - (1989, Italy, Giuseppe Tornatore)

64. L' Avventura - (1960, Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni) (Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti)

65. Fellini's Roma - (1972, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Peter Gonzales)

66. The Double Life of Veronique - (1991, France, Krzysztof Kieslowski) (Irene Jacob)

67. Rififi - (1956, France, Jules Dassin) (Jean Sevais, Carl Mohner)

68. Nights of Cabiria - (1957, Italy, Federico Fellini) (Giulietta Masina)

69. Pandora's Box - (1929, Germany, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) (Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner)

70. Cyrano De Bergerac - (1990, France, Jean-Paul Rappeneau) (Gerard Depardieu)

71. A Separation - (2011, Iran, Asghar Farhadi) ( Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami)

72. Babette's Feast - (1987, Denmark, Gabriel Axel) (Stéphane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel)

73. Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears - (1980, USSR, Vladimir Menshov)

74. Roma, Città Aperta - (1945, Italy, Roberto Rossellini) (Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi)

75. Das Boot - (1982, Germany, Wolfgang Peterson) (Jurgen Procnow)

76. Life Is Beautiful - (1998, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)

77. Tokyo Story - (1953, Japan, Yasujiro Ozu) (Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama)

78. Mediterraneo - (1991, Italy, Gabriele Salvatores) (Claudio Bigagli)

79. Seven Beauties - (1976, Italy, Lina Wertmüller)

80. Amores Perros - (2000, Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) (Gael Garcia Bernal)

81. Playtime - (1967, France, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek)

82. Black Orpheus - (1959, Brazil/France/Italy - Portuguese)

83. The Tin Drum - (1979, Germany, Volker Schlöndorff)

84. Au Revoir les Enfants - (1987, France, Louis Malle) (Gaspard Manesse)

85. Color of Pomegranates - (1968, Soviet Union/Armenia, Sergei Parajanov) (Sofiko Chiaureli)

86. À bout de souffle (Breathless) - (1959, France, Jean-Luc Godard) (Jean Seberg)

87. Pelle the Conqueror - (1988, Denmark, Bille August) (Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow)

88. The Gospel According To St. Matthew - (1964, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini)

89. Oldboy - (2003, S. Korea, Chan-wook Park) (Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu)

90. The Firemen's Ball - (1968, Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman)

91. All About My Mother - (1999, Spain, Pedro Almodóvar)

92. The Flowers of St. Francis - (1950, Italy, Roberto Rossellini) (Aldo Fabrizi, Peparuolo)

93. The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) - (2009, Germany, Michael Haneke)

94. Fälscher, Die (The Counterfeiters) - (2007, Germany, Stefan Ruzowitzky) (Karl Markovics)

95. The Scent of Green Papaya - (1993, Vietnam, France, Hung Tran)

96. Amour - (2012, Austria, Michael Haneke) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva)

97. The Exterminating Angel - (1962, Mexico, Luis Bunuel) (Silvia Pinal)

98. The Juniper Tree - (1993, Iceland, Nietzchka Keene) (Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir)

99. Spirited Away - (2001, Japan, Hayao Miyazaki)

100. Turkish Delight - (1973, Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven) (Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven)

30 More Worth Mentioning
101. Hiroshima, Mon Amour - (1959, France, Alain Resnais) (Emmanuelle Riva)

102. Fitzcarraldo - (1982, Germany, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale)

103. Farinelli - (1994, France) (Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso)

104. Run Lola Run - (1998, Germany, Tom Tykwer) (Franka Potente)

105. Amelie - (2001, France, Jean-Pierre Jeunet) (Audrey Tautou)

106. Stalker - (1979, Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky) (Aleksandr Kajdanovsky)

107. A Prophet (Un Prophète) - (2009, France, Jacques Audiard)

108. Leviathan - (2014, Russia, Andrey Zvyagintsev) (Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova)

109. Canterbury Tales - (1971, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini) (Josephine Chaplin)

110. King Of Hearts - (1967, France) (Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold)

111. Madame Rosa - (1977, France, Moshé Mizrahi)

112. Raise the Red Lantern - (1991, China, Yimou Zhang)

113. Ikiru - (1952, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Takashi Shimura)

114. Salo: The 120 Days Of Sodom - (1977, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini)

115. My Life As A Dog - (1987, Sweden, Lasse Hallstrom) (Anton Glanzelius)

116. Jules and Jim - (1961, France, Francois Truffaut) (Oskar Werner)

117. Underground - (1995, Yugoslavia, Emir Kusturica)

118. Son of Saul - (2015, Hungary, László Nemes) (Géza Röhrig)

119. Johnny Stecchino - (1993, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)

120. High and Low - (1963, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)

121. Ida - (2013, Poland, Pawel Pawlikowski) (Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska)

122. La Cage Aux Folles - (1980, France, Edouard Molinaro) (Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault)

123. Ajami - (2009, Israel, Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani)

124. The Monster - (1996, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)

125. Gentlemen of Fortune - (1973, Russia, Aleksandr Seryj) (Evgeni Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin)

126. Let the Right One In - (2008, Sweden, Tomas Alfredson) (Kåre Hedebran, Lina Leandersson)

127. The Good The Bad The Weird - (2008, S. Korea, Ji-woon Kim) (Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song,)

128. Tell No One - (2006, France, Guillaume Canet) (François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze)

129. The Chaser - (2008, S. Korea, Hong-jin Na) (Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha)

130. After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) - (2006, Denmark, Susanne Bier)


Edited By: Lew
Last Updated: 2016-04-16

Criteria: These are the Greatest Foreign (Non English Language) Movies chosen for their quality direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success.