Favourite Foreign Films

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1.
Welcome (2009)
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Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe... (110 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
 
2.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
3.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
4.
Fateless (2005)
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14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish. (140 mins.)
Director: Lajos Koltai
 
5.
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
 
6.
Hunting and Gathering (2007)
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When Camille (Audrey Tautou) falls ill, she is forced to live with Philibert and Franck (Guillaume Canet). A moving trio story. (97 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
7.
I Do (2006)
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At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes... (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
8.
Priceless (2006)
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Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor. (106 mins.)
 
9.
Run Lola Run (1998)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
10.
The Edukators (2004)
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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. (127 mins.)
 
11.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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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. (137 mins.)
 
12.
The Tunnel (2001)
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion... (150 mins.)
 
13.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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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. (150 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
14.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
15.
Red Like the Sky (2006)
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A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound. (96 mins.)
 
16.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
17.
Brick Lane (2007)
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A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home... (102 mins.)
Director: Sarah Gavron
 
18.
Amreeka (2009)
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A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. (96 mins.)
Director: Cherien Dabis
 
19.
Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
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A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back. (106 mins.)
Director: Dany Boon
 
20.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Heartbreaker (2010)
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Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so. (105 mins.)
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
 
23.
Barefoot (2005)
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Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. (118 mins.)
Director: Til Schweiger
 
24.
Guys and Balls (2004)
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After their most recent loss, a soccer team discovers its goalie is gay and casts him out. He retaliates by bringing back an all-gay team for a game to prove who's better. (106 mins.)
Director: Sherry Hormann
 
25.
Rabbit Without Ears (2007)
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Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him. (116 mins.)
Director: Til Schweiger
 
26.
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
 
27.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
28.
Free Rainer (2007)
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Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution. (130 mins.)
 
29.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
30.
Live and Become (2005)
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In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel... (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
31.
Joyeux Noel (2005)
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In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. (116 mins.)
 
32.
In July (2000)
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Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love? (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
33.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
34.
The First Grader (2010)
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The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau terrorist who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. (103 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
35.
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
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Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East. (99 mins.)
 
36.
Hipsters (2008)
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Young people struggle to do things their way in the 1950s. (130 mins.)
 
37.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
38.
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
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What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René... (80 mins.)
 
39.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)
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A slim uneducated guy is pressured into an arranged marriage with an over-weight college girl. The mismatched couple are challenged to compete in the annual wife-carrying race. (110 mins.)
Director: Sharat Katariya
 
40.
Chak de! India (2007)
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A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
41.
Daawat-e-Ishq (2014)
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After one too many heartbreaks, shop girl Gulrez has no hope of finding a husband, until she meets a spicy chef who might just be to her taste. (118 mins.)
Director: Habib Faisal
 
42.
Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
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Shruti and Bittoo decide to start a wedding planning company together after they graduate from university, but romance gets in the way of business. (139 mins.)
Director: Maneesh Sharma
 
43.
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
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Two spoiled brats meet over the purchase of an expensive wedding skirt in Delhi. Thus begins a romance under the shadow of her arranged marriage. (133 mins.)
 
44.
La Famille Bélier (2014)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing. (106 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
45.
Son of Saul (2015)
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In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. (107 mins.)
Director: Nemes László
 
46.
Kaakkaa Muttai (2014)
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Two slum kids want nothing more than a slice of pizza. (91 mins.)
Director: M. Manikandan