ForeignFilms.com's "Top 100 Foreign Films"

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foreignfilms.com’s 100 best movies

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Last synchronized with the source list on November 19, 2007.

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  1. 2.
    8 1/2 (The Criterion Collection)
    by Federico Fellini

  2. 3.
    Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  3. 4.
    Wild Strawberries (The Criterion Collection)
    by Ingmar Bergman

  4. 5.
    The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Collection)
    by Ingmar Bergman

  5. 6.
    The Bicycle Thief
    by Vittorio De Sica

  6. 7.
    Cries & Whispers (The Criterion Collection)
    by Ingmar Bergman

  7. 8.
    M (The Criterion Collection)
    by William Friedkin

  8. 9.
    Ran (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  9. 10.
    Amelie
    by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

  10. 11.
    Ikiru (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  11. 12.
    Persona
    by Ingmar Bergman

  12. 13.
    City of God
    by Fernando Meirelles

  13. 14.
    The 400 Blows (The Criterion Collection)
    by François Truffaut

  14. 16.
    Stalker
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  15. 17.
    Raise the Red Lantern
    by Zhang Yimou

  16. 18.
    Andrei Rublev (The Criterion Collection)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  17. 19.
    Yojimbo (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  18. 20.
    Throne of Blood (The Criterion Collection)
    by Akira Kurosawa

  19. 21.
    Grand Illusion (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean Renoir

  20. 22.
    La Strada (The Criterion Collection)
    by Federico Fellini

  21. 23.
    The Exterminating Angel (The Criterion Collection)
    by Luis Bunuel

  22. 24.
    The Mirror
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  23. 25.
    Children of Paradise (The Criterion Collection)
    by Marcel Carné

  24. 26.
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God
    by Werner Herzog

  25. 27.
    Young and the Damned
    by Luis Bunuel

  26. 28.
    Umberto D. (The Criterion Collection)
    by Vittorio De Sica

  27. 30.
    Metropolis (Restored Authorized Edition)
    by Fritz Lang

  28. 32.
    Beauty and The Beast (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean Cocteau

  29. 33.
    Nights of Cabiria (The Criterion Collection)
    by Federico Fellini

  30. 34.
    The Rules of the Game (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean Renoir

  31. 35.
    Spirited Away
    by Hayao Miyazaki

  32. 36.
    Nostalghia (Original Italian)

  33. 37.
    The Silence - Criterion Collection
    by Ingmar Bergman

  34. 38.
    Tokyo Story (The Criterion Collection)
    by Yasujiro Ozu

  35. 40.
    Solaris (The Criterion Collection)
    by Andrei Tarkovsky

  36. 41.
    Winter Light (The Criterion Collection)
    by Ingmar Bergman

  37. 42.
    Viridiana (The Criterion Collection)
    by Luis Buñuel

  38. 43.
    Breathless
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  39. 44.
    My Life to Live
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  40. 45.
    Nosferatu
    by F.W. Murnau

  41. 46.
    Pather Panchali
    by Satyajit Ray

  42. 47.
    Open City
    by Roberto Rossellini

  43. 48.
    That Obscure Object of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
    by Luis Buñuel

  44. 49.
    Through a Glass Darkly (The Criterion Collection)
    by Ingmar Bergman

  45. 50.
    L'age D'or
    by Luis Buñuel

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Created by A L E E M 2.43 on Mar 14, 2006.
 

Comments

Great list on the whole for those who don't know where to start when it comes to non-English-language classics — 2 years ago

But why in the world is Hero on this list? That film can be considered good only if the mind is switched all the way to the off position. For anyone paying even casual attention to its content, the movie has to be considered an embarrassing abomination.

It’s an exercise in craven kowtowing to the Chinese government from a director who formerly defined boldness and mastery with true classics like Raise the Red Lantern.


Mistake... — 5 years ago

The Killer (#86) is by John Woo, and not by someone else as mentioned in the list.


Extras — 5 years ago

Where is the Three Colours Trilogy?


A few notes... — 6 years ago

This list is comprised of an amazing set of classics. Unfortunately, it is not very well rounded…

Including so many Kurosawa, Fellini and Bunuel movies removes the chance for people to acquire knowledge of some of the other priceless foreign films that have just as much value. I would have included the rest of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy, and the Middle Man, Marcel Camus’ Orfeo Negro, Euzhan Palcy’s Rue Cases Negres, Iwai Shunji’s All About Lily Chou Chou, and Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring.

Oh, any films by female directors?

And though I worshipped Yimou Zhang through the ’90’s I can’t see why Hero is on a list with Ikiru and Alexander Nevsky.


Everybody's got an opinion... — 7 years ago

Amelie?… Ouch!

Weekend (Godard)?

L’Eclisse (Antonioni)?

No Ozu at all?

No Fassbinder at all?

Many I would lose. Many more I would add. But a good list, nonetheless. Bravo.

J.


Untitled — 7 years ago

A pity a barbarian invading horde of anti-Japanese voters shot down Sansho the Bailiff from #1. It never had enough time or votes to recover (unlike the great + more famous Seven Samurai).


revisions — 7 years ago

There were 15 titles on the list that weren’t on ForeginFilms.com’s list, and 15 that were missing. I also updated the order to match the official list, as of 8/23/06.




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