Top 25 Foreign Language Films of the last 20 years

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1.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
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Antoine has always been fascinated with hairdressers, and this story is the embodiment of the wishful thinking of a young boy dreaming of marrying a hairdresser and the fulfilment of a perfect, idealised love. (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
2.
Toto the Hero (1991)
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
 
3.
Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins... (105 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
4.
La Cérémonie (1995)
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The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to... (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
5.
An Affair of Love (1999)
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They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet... (80 mins.)
 
6.
The Aura (2005)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
7.
El maestro de esgrima (1992)
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A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman... (88 mins.)
Director: Pedro Olea
 
8.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
9.
A Pure Formality (1994)
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse... (108 mins.)
 
10.
Devotion (2003)
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In total despair, Anja is about to throw herself from a bridge. At that very moment, Henry drives past in his car... (92 mins.)
Director: Igor Zaritzki
 
11.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
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Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
 
12.
My Favorite Season (1993)
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Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine... (127 mins.)
 
13.
Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
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Take a walk into the weird world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisted ride.... (123 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
14.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
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It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
15.
Love Torn in a Dream (2000)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
16.
Tango (1993)
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Vincent, a stunt pilot, is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However, a few years later... (88 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
17.
Deep Crimson (1996)
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The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him. (110 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
18.
Wild Target (1993)
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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice... (87 mins.)
 
19.
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired,... (106 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
20.
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband. (135 mins.)
 
21.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
22.
Rendezvous in Paris (1995)
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Three stories of love and coincidence around the theme of dates in Paris. (98 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
23.
Nine Queens (2000)
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Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). (114 mins.)
 
24.
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator... (107 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
25.
Daddy Nostalgia (1990)
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The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman has just been through heart surgery but it has... (105 mins.)