the best foreign language movies........by sine-pkd | last updated - 09 Oct 2010 | Public
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1. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 406,562 | Gross: $0.71M
a psychedelic script and acting.......... a thrilling experience..
2. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 275,660 | Gross: $5.51M
one of the best movies on world war 2.... its actually focuss on last days of hitler.....
3. Yip Man (2008)
R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
yip man and its sequel both are outstanding movies...donnei yen performed a great role...i think the best martial art movie made ever..
4. Infernal Affairs (2002)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.
Votes: 101,525 | Gross: $0.17M
this is the original one...many oscar winning movie" the departed" is a true copy of this film and it is much better than the departed...
5. Machuca (2004)
121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.
showed political scenario of a country while focussing on two children... superb..
6. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 586,820 | Gross: $7.56M
another thrilling experience.....
7. Thirst (2009)
R | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.
Votes: 34,407 | Gross: $0.30M
i dont like vampire subject based movie but this south korean movie made me like it....
8. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 518,233 | Gross: $37.63M
a great imagination....
9. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 31,834 | Gross: $0.48M
a german movie based on students roit in 70s.. about its leaders Baader and Meinhoff..
10. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
psychedelic horror- thriller sequence..
11. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 189,817 | Gross: $5.38M
three stories simultaneously.....
12. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 229,387 | Gross: $128.08M
another great film for martial art lovers
13. Sex and Lucia (2001)
R | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Votes: 31,358 | Gross: $1.49M
a love story with strange presentation.........
14. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 82,195 | Gross: $0.01M
good murder mystery,,,
15. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 94,595 | Gross: $5.99M
16. Departures (2008)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Votes: 41,765 | Gross: $1.54M
17. A Prophet (2009)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Votes: 83,795 | Gross: $2.08M
how a unknown prisoner become the king of underworld before even releasing from prison...great
18. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 152,084 | Gross: $20.17M
a great story
19. The Bandit (1996)
128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »
20. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 289,678 | Gross: $11.29M
21. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 483,793 | Gross: $57.60M
22. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 186,547 | Gross: $10.10M
a good murder mystery