Best Foreign Films

Best Foreign Films with emphasis on Non-Western cultures. This list is designed for college students taking a non-Western film appreciation class to debate the greatest accomplishments of foreign directors and introduce students to world cultures. The list begins with the most influential European films on the history of non-Western films and then proceeds through the following non-Western cultures: Africa, India, China, Japan, Iran and the Middle East, Native American, Mexican, South American, and Caribbean.
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1.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
“ European Films ” - John Frazier
 
2.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
3.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
4.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
5.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
6.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
7.
La Strada (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
8.
Bamako (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... (115 mins.)
“ African Films ” - John Frazier
 
9.
Le ballon d'or (1994)
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The story of Salif Keïta, first "Ballon d'or d'Afrique" (African Golden Ball). (90 mins.)
Director: Cheik Doukouré
 
10.
Brightness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (105 mins.)
 
11.
500 Years Later (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Crime, drugs, HIV/AIDS, poor education, inferiority complex, low expectation, poverty, corruption, poor health... (106 mins.)
 
12.
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jackson travels to remote villages in the war zones of the Congo to meet rape survivors, providing a piercing, intimate look into the struggle of their lives. (76 mins.)
Director: Lisa F. Jackson
 
13.
Hyenas (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
14.
Life Is Rosy (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Kourou comes from a village to Kinshasa, Zaire's capital and the center of World Beat; music is in his heart and he has big dreams... (80 mins.)
 
15.
Lumumba (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo... (115 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
16.
Monday's Girls (1993 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Ngozi Onwurah
 
17.
Moolaadé (2004)
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When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. (124 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
18.
Sankofa (1993)
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A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back... (125 mins.)
Director: Haile Gerima
 
19.
Tsotsi (2005)
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Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
 
20.
Hollow City (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A group of children, fleeing the war, is taken to Luanda accompanied by a nun. When they reach the aeroplane... (90 mins.)
 
21.
Ashoka the Great (2001)
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The epic tale of King Asoka's life is recounted here. (176 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
“ Indian Films ” - John Frazier
 
22.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
23.
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
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A selfless young woman (Supriya Choudhury) sacrifices her own happiness for her unappreciative family. (126 mins.)
 
24.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
25.
Subarnarekha (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier. (143 mins.)
Director: Ritwik Ghatak
 
26.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
27.
Charulata (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The lonely wife of a newspaper editor falls in love with her visiting cousin-in-law, who shares her love for literature. (117 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
28.
The Mahabharata (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jealousy and hatred is what separates the Pandava and Kaurava. The Kaurava fear the Pandava are after the throne of their father. Yudhishthira of the Pandava gets told by the deity Krishna that he will become king. A war is inevitable. (318 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Nayakan (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
31.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
32.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
33.
White Rainbow (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
White Rainbow is the story of four remarkable women and their struggle to overcome the stigma and brutal reality of widowhood in modern Indian society... (94 mins.)
 
34.
The World of Apu (1959)
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer. (105 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
35.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Chinese Film ” - John Frazier
 
36.
Da yue bing (1986)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
37.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
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A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
 
38.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
39.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
40.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (139 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
41.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
42.
Red Sorghum (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby... (91 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
43.
Ren sheng (1984)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Tian-Ming Wu
 
44.
Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(129 mins.)
Director: Tieli Xie
 
45.
Xue Gang da nao hua deng (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Kuo Hua Li
 
46.
Yi ge he ba ge (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in the Anti-Japanese War, an instructor who used to be an undercover at the enemy-occupied area. He is set up by a spy and could not prove his innocence. (86 mins.)
Director: Junzhao Zhang
 
47.
New Year Sacrifice (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Before the Revolution of 1911, widow Aunt Xianglin heard that her mother-in-law would sell her. Therefore... (100 mins.)
Director: Hu Sang
 
48.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Japanese Films ” - John Frazier
 
49.
The Family Game (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone;... (107 mins.)
 
50.
The Ceremony (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies. (123 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
51.
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. (139 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
52.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
53.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
54.
Ponyo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. (101 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
55.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
56.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
57.
Rikyu (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu is faced with his warmongering lord's unrealistic pretensions. (135 mins.)
 
58.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
59.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
60.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
61.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
62.
Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman. (120 mins.)
Director: Bahram Beizai
“ Iranian and Middle Eastern Film ” - John Frazier
 
63.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
64.
Kandahar (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her. (85 mins.)
 
65.
The Kite Runner (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (128 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
66.
The Message (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In the 7th century, Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him, is visited by Angel Gabriel who urges him to lead the people of Mecca and worship God... (177 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
67.
South of the City (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Effat tells Mahmoud her life story in order to convince him not to divorce his wife. (75 mins.)
Director: Farokh Ghafari
 
68.
Turtles Can Fly (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate. (98 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
69.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ Oceanic Film ” - John Frazier
 
70.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Cheyenne, tired of broken U.S. government promises, head for their ancestral lands but a sympathetic cavalry officer is tasked to bring them back to their reservation. (154 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Native American Film ” - John Frazier
 
71.
Crazy Horse (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion. (90 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
72.
DreamKeeper (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys... (174 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
73.
500 Nations (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors. (374 mins.)
 
74.
Images of Indians (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Images of Indians, directed by Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas, narrated by Will Sampson. In 1979-80...
 
75.
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans in Western films is traced through interviews and archive footage. (25 mins.)
 
76.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
77.
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
78.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
79.
Naturally Native (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native... (107 mins.)
 
80.
Smoke Signals (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear... (89 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
 
81.
Wounded Knee (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
On the night of February 27, 1973, a caravan of cars carrying 200 armed Oglala Lakota-led by American... (74 mins.)
Director: Stanley Nelson
 
82.
Amores Perros (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (154 mins.)
“ Mexican and Mexican-American Film ” - John Frazier
 
83.
Apocalypto (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
84.
El Norte (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
85.
My Family (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This epic film traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs... (128 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
86.
Selena (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
87.
Sin Nombre (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. (96 mins.)
 
88.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
89.
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol)... (100 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
“ South American Film ” - John Frazier
 
90.
Black God, White Devil (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism... (120 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
91.
Blood of the Condor (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women. (70 mins.)
Director: Jorge Sanjinés
 
92.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
93.
Îlé Aiyé (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(51 mins.)
Director: David Byrne
 
94.
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
 
95.
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident... (97 mins.)
 
96.
The Official Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. (112 mins.)
Director: Luis Puenzo
 
97.
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star. (119 mins.)
 
98.
Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five... (85 mins.)
“ Caribbean Film ” - John Frazier
 
99.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
100.
Life and Debt (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture. (80 mins.)
Director: Stephanie Black