21 foreign films that are great and not as popular

Everybody that likes foreign films know all almodovar films or city of god or life is beautiful....this are 20 films that i think are great ones and that werent as popular in usa.if u really like to read subtitles and watch a good movie this are great options
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1.
Tear This Heart Out (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Roberto Sneider
“ one of the most expensive movies in the history of mexico and based in a popular book from angeles mastreta this a good film and ana claudia talancon is fantastic ” - aluxe75
 
2.
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Lapland, under the midnight sun, Otto and Ana reunite once again after a long period of time apart, in hope of rekindling their unrequited teenage love. (112 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
“ this is a great movie from spain.its a history about love in time and destiny and serendipity.i really think was very interesting story and beautiful made. ” - aluxe75
 
3.
Matando Cabos (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot. (99 mins.)
“ a great black mexican comedy about kiddnaping the wrong man.in a lot of ways show some aspects of mexican life style that are accuratte and others that are just silly but is a really funny film with great acceptance in sundance a few years ago ” - aluxe75
 
4.
The Experiment (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
“ ok...ok.if u like foreign films probably u saw this one.....the experiment is a really intense one.they made a really bad remake with adrien brody.this about a scientist making an experiment about human behavior creating a fake jail with fake guardians and prisioners.things get out of control ” - aluxe75
 
5.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
“ this one from belgium was really big like 12 years ago....some how.ita about a suburban family with a 6 year old son confusse about his sexuality and creating chaos in a perfect suburban world.thats a sweet film and have great colors.the little boy is really good. ” - aluxe75
 
6.
Tell No One (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Police find two bodies at an old murder scene and evidence to suggest the first victim's husband is a murderer. The husband receives clues suggesting his deceased wife is actually alive and begins to investigate. (131 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
“ french thriller that is super good.a dr think his wife is dead for years til someone send her a video of her walking on the t station a few years after.he start to look for his wfe and what really happend with her.excelent film ” - aluxe75
 
7.
Sex and Lucia (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life. (128 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
“ if i have to think in a great,sensual film i have to think in sex and lucia.this is just really an amaizing film about a women looking for her bf after he dissapear.the movie tell the stroy of how they meet and what happend after.the caracthers are really interesting and the beach of spain just look beautful.this is nc 17 ” - aluxe75
 
8.
Hierro (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing. (94 mins.)
Director: Gabe Ibáñez
“ i did love this film.....even have mix reviews.in part is cause elena anaya is one of my fav actresses.in this one she is a mother that loose her son in a ferry going to the island of hierro.she never found him.a year after she comeback to look for him and start to search for clues about what happend.trailer avail in youtube. ” - aluxe75
 
9.
Central Station (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ this is a classic of brasil cinema.before of city of god.the friendship between a old teacher and a kid and a trip around brasil.its a really heartwarming and touching. ” - aluxe75
 
10.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
“ i wasnt quiet sure to put this one cause is some kind of popular but not a lot of people knwo about it.from colombia the history of a girl that pass as a mule to come to usa looking to escape from her sad life in her town.catalina sandino moreno is amaizing as maria. ” - aluxe75
 
11.
Valentin (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. (86 mins.)
“ valentin is an argentinan movie base in a child point of view about his life and the adults around him on the 60s.the movie is part a comedy...part a drama.i really like it and i think the history is simple but nice. ” - aluxe75
 
12.
The Maid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
“ i loved this chilean movie when i saw it.a black comedy about a maid that is ruling the house where she works.that was a really fun movie.a lot have to do also about be trapped in a routine and feel alone.it was a little gem ” - aluxe75
 
13.
I Will Survive (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence... (102 mins.)
“ a widow falls in love of a gay man.the point that they can try to have a life together and happy ever after is what is this movie about.its a bittersweet movie and very inovative. ” - aluxe75
 
14.
The Eighth Day (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum. (118 mins.)
“ i remeber watching this movie when i was a kid and love in it.i also remeber that after i watch it over and over again cause was such a sweet movie...the bad thins is i always cry on this one.the friendship between a guy with down syndrome and a selfish bussiness man its the subject.the way the young man explain how he think god creates the world is the title of the movie.excelent performances ” - aluxe75
 
15.
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. (114 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ its a great indian movie about a family wedding week end with secrets,drama and lies.i love the soundtrack in this one.....a classic ” - aluxe75
 
16.
Santitos (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When St. Jude appears to her to tell her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza goes on a search to find her daughter. (105 mins.)
“ this is once of those movies not for all tastes.i think the premise and the history is facinating.the daugther of a women dye and one day cleaning the oven she see a saint telling her that she is alive and she needs to go to look for her.in the trip this women start to found herself..dolores heredia is a great mexican actress and this movie prove it ” - aluxe75
 
17.
Love, Pain and Vice Versa (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A pair of strangers become subconsciously connected after their recurring dreams turn into reality. (85 mins.)
“ a movie about obsession and revenge.i went to the movies to see this one while visitng my parents and i love this movie.interesting premise and specially the way the history is plant it and interact from 2 diferent point of views was really well written.i feel a lot of anguish watching this one.a women looking the man of her dreams tell her side of the history and at the same time a man looking for a women stalking him tell the things from his point of view.great mexican movie ” - aluxe75
 
18.
Nobody's Life (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(103 mins.)
Director: Eduard Cortés
“ a fine spahish film about a man lying to his family for years about his life.this was actually based on a event ocurre in france many years ago...i dont really want to say too much cause the whole point is to see how this man just con everybody and how sometimes we dont know the people that we think we know the best ” - aluxe75
 
19.
Son of the Bride (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother... (123 mins.)
“ this one make me think of my mom.....a great argentinan film about parents and sons.ricardo darin is really good ( do he is in everysingle good movie that argentina have seems like is not other actors) and norma keandro as the mom is perfect.a good drama. ” - aluxe75
 
20.
Satanás (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre. (95 mins.)
Director: Andrés Baiz
“ this one is a mess up movie based in a event happen in colombia in the 80s.this s the make up of a killer.a man that is tired of the people,situations and events of everyday decide to go on a murder rapage .this actually start to build up and the climax is one of those when u cant believe what are u watching.a great drama....just really dark and no for everyone ” - aluxe75
 
21.
Bad Habits (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City. (103 mins.)
Director: Simón Bross
“ i dont know why i forgot to put this film that is actually one of the best mexican films made in a long time.the subject anorexia and religion are perfectly crafted and acted by all the actors.its a great movie and the photography its excelent.chek the trailer in youtube ” - aluxe75