Foreign Film

I love learning about other countries and various cultural perspectives through film, and will often check out certain foreign movies just because I've never seen anything from that country before. My favorite international movie industries so far have been Germany, Japan, South Korea, England, and France, but I'm generally open to anything!

Of course I am also quite fond of English-speaking offerings from our friends in Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, so I'm including those here even though they're not in a foreign language (generally my qualification for a "foreign" film). And I've included a few dubbed films that were foreign productions (ie spaghetti westerns). I'm organizing it by country, since I love the feeling of adding new places to my list! One day I hope to have seen a movie from every nation with a film industry. We'll see how that pans out.



A u s t r a l i a
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Australia
BMX Bandits
Danny Deckchair
Griff the Invisible
Mad Dog Morgan
Mad Max
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Mary and Max
Muriel's Wedding
Sweetie
The Cars That Ate Paris
The Castle
The Loved Ones
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey
The Proposition
The Sapphires
The Square

A u s t r i a
Museum Hours
The Hands of Orlac

B e l g i u m
A Town Called Panic
Ben X
JCVD

C a n a d a
Cube
Existenz
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
Father's Day
Incendies
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Manborg
Monster Brawl
Pontypool
Rabid
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Roller Town
Scanners
Suck
The Saddest Music in the World
The Wrong Guy
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Videodrome

C h i n a
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodle Shop

C u b a
I am Cuba (Soviet co-production)

C z e c h  R e p u b l i c
Alice
Daisies
Faust (1994)
Lunacy
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

D e n m a r k
Terribly Happy

E n g l a n d
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
A Fish Called Wanda
About a Boy
An Education
An Ideal Husband
Berberian Sound Studio
Brazil
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bright Star
Dirty Pretty Things
Down Terrace
Fish Tank
Four Lions
Happy-Go-Lucky
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hot Fuzz
Imagine Me & You
In the Loop
Kinky Boots
Love Actually
Made in Dagenham
Me Without You
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Never Let Me Go
Orlando
Red Riding: 1974
Red Riding: 1980
Red Riding: 1983
Shaun of the Dead
Submarine
The Boat That Rocked
The Horse's Mouth
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus
The King's Speech
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Trip
The Young Victoria
Things to Come
Time Bandits
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

F i n l a n d
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

F r a n c e
35 Shots of Rum
Alphaville
Amelie
Angel-A
Blue Beard
Breathless
Coco Before Chanel
District B13
District B13: Ultimatum
Fantastic Planet
Fear(s) of the Dark
Le Trou
Micmacs
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
OSS 117: Lost in Rio
Romance
Subway
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
The Illusionist
The Nest
The Painting
The Rules of the Game
The Triplets of Belleville
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Three Colors: Blue

G e r m a n y
Barefoot
I Don't Want to be a Man
In July
Metropolis
Nothing But Ghosts
Pandora's Box 
Rabbit Without Ears
Soul Kitchen
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
The Baader-Meinhof Complex
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
The Lives of Others
The Testament of Dr Mabuse
The White Ribbon
Tuvalu
We Are The Night

H o n g  K o n g
2046
Accident
Chungking Express
Days of Being Wild
Drunken Master
In the Mood for Love
Ip Man
Ip Man 2

Police Story
Police Story 2
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

H u n g a r y
Werckmeister Harmonies

I n d i a
Endhiran
Taal

I n d o n e s i a
Lady Terminator
The Raid: Redemption

I r a n
Circumstance (note: filmed in Lebanon)
Close-Up

I r e l a n d
A Film With Me In It
The Guard
The Secret of Kells
Zonad

I s r a e l
Meduzot
Waltz With Bashir

I t a l y
8 1/2
Barbarella
I Am Love
La Dolce Vita
Orgasmo (aka Paranoia)
Suspiria
Tenebre
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Great Silence

J a p a n
13 Assassins
Akira
Battle Royale
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Double Suicide
Enjo
Evangelion 1.0
Evangelion 2.0
Fist of the North Star
Gekijouban Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Ghost in the Shell
Godzilla
Godzilla 2000
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Godzilla vs Gigan
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
HOUSE
Howl's Moving Castle
Kamikaze Girls
Kiki's Delivery Service
Letters from Iwo Jima
Linda Linda Linda
Memories
Millennium Actress
Mothra
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Onibaba
Only Yesterday
Perfect Blue
Ponyo
Princess Mononoke
Rashomon
Redline
Seven Samurai
Spirited Away
Sukiyaki Western Django
Summer Wars
Sword of the Stranger
Tekkonkinkreet
Tetsuo, The Iron Man
The Hidden Fortress
The Life of Oharu
The Secret World of Arrietty
Three Resurrected Drunkards
Tokyo!
Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl
Whisper of the Heart
Wild Zero
Yakuza Weapon
Yayoi Kusama: I Love Me
Yojimbo
Youth of the Beast
Zebraman

J o r d a n
Captain Abu Raed

M e x i c o
Cronos
Duck Season
Sleep Dealer

N e w  Z e a l a n d
The Piano
The Quiet Earth

N o r w a y
Headhunters
TrollHunter

R u s s i a
12
1612
Brother
Brother 2
Day Watch
Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future
Let's Make Love
Little Vera
Night Watch
Peculiarities of the National Hunt
Solyaris
Stalker
Tycoon
Vanished Empire
With Love, Lily

S c o t l a n d
A Lonely Place to Die
The Decoy Bride

S l o v a k i a
The Shop on Main Street

S o u t h  K o r e a
3-Iron
A Tale of Two Sisters
Barking Dogs Never Bite
I Saw the Devil
Il Mare
I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok
Joint Security Area
Lady Vengeance
Memories of Murder
Mother
Oldboy
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
The Host
The Man From Nowhere
Thirst

S p a i n
20 Centimeters
All About My Mother
Broken Embraces
Cell 211
Chico & Rita
The Devil's Backbone
El Calentito
Open Your Eyes
The Skin I Live In
Timecrimes
Viridiana

S w e d e n
Let The Right One In
Sound of Noise
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire

S w i t z e r l a n d
Pepperminta

T a i w a n
A Touch of Zen
Master of the Flying Guillotine

T h a i l a n d
BKO: Bangkok Knockout
Born to Fight
Chocolate
Citizen Dog
Ong-bak
Tears of the Black Tiger
The Protector
This Girl is Bad-Ass!!
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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