Good films outside of America

by jhpstrydom | created - 19 Jan 2012 | updated - 07 Aug 2012 | Public

This is a list of foreign films outside of America that have either made waves or was excellent but just not that well known and they are in no particular order

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1. The Unforgiving (2010)

75 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Two survivors, who appear unwilling to answer questions, are the only links authorities have to a spate of attacks that have hit rural South Africa.

Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Ryan Macquet, Claire Opperman, Michael Thompson, Craig Hawks

Votes: 548

2. Dying Breed (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824. ... See full summary »

Director: Jody Dwyer | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Leigh Whannell, Bille Brown, Mirrah Foulkes

Votes: 4,073

3. Storage (I) (2009)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.

Director: Michael Craft | Stars: Matthew Scully, Robert Price, Elise Greig, Damien Garvey

Votes: 647

4. Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy

4.9
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Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go ... See full summary »

Director: Raimund Huber | Stars: Daniel O'Neill, Priya Suandokemai, Gwion Jacob Miles, Conan Stevens

Votes: 868

5. Mang lung (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Interpol agents and gangsters battle in Hong Kong.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Vanness Wu, Shawn Yue, Yu Xia, Shengyi Huang

Votes: 1,424

6. Empire of the Wolves (2005)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin, Laura Morante

Votes: 10,055

7. Putevoy obkhodchik (2007)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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A perfect bank heist turns deadly when the robbers and their hostages flee to the abandoned underground subway station where they encounter the Trackman, a deformed madman that prowls the darkness.

Director: Igor Shavlak | Stars: Svetlana Metkina, Dmitriy Orlov, Aleksandr Vysokovskiy, Yuliya Mikhaylova

Votes: 761

8. Shutter (II) (2004)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.

Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Achita Sikamana, Unnop Chanpaibool

Votes: 34,668

9. Left for Dead (II) (2005)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.1
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Left For Dead is a revenge thriller set in a city called Hope, where a crimelord called Kincaid rules with an iron fist. Williams, a former hitman for Kincaid is attacked and left for dead ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Boyask | Stars: Glenn Salvage, Andy Prior, Adam Chapman, Kevin Akehurst

Votes: 227

10. Dead Meat (2004)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

4.8
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An infection spreads from slaughtered animals to humans, which causes the dead to rise and feed on the living.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Marian Araujo, David Muyllaert, Eoin Whelan, David Ryan

Votes: 2,043

11. La horde (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

5.9
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An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 13,906

12. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

Votes: 59,491 | Gross: $1.20M

13. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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64 Metascore

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

Votes: 39,409 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Fritt vilt (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Endre Martin Midtstigen

Votes: 14,896

15. Cold Prey 2 (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Jannicke wakes up in the hospital. All of her friends are dead. As she walks through the dark corridors, she thinks she is left alone. But the nightmare isn't over yet.

Director: Mats Stenberg | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik, Kim Arne Hagen, Johanna Mørck

Votes: 7,371

16. Fritt vilt III (2010)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.1
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Takes place in the 80's where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose | Stars: Ida Marie Bakkerud, Julie Rusti, Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen, Pål Stokka

Votes: 3,080

17. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: Michael J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 9,484

18. Rovdyr (2008)

78 min | Horror

5.1
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The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.

Director: Patrik Syversen | Stars: Henriette Bruusgaard, Jørn Bjørn Fuller Gee, Lasse Valdal, Nini Bull Robsahm

Votes: 3,569

19. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 2,928

20. Tell No One (2006)

Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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82 Metascore

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 42,631 | Gross: $6.18M

21. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.8
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 31,914

22. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

7.1
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 66,850

23. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror

6.3
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 59,897 | Gross: $16.19M

24. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,025

25. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.8
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42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 59,144 | Gross: $3.68M

26. Giallo (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Robert Miano

Votes: 4,521

27. La ragazza del lago (2007)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery.

Director: Andrea Molaioli | Stars: Toni Servillo, Denis Fasolo, Nello Mascia, Giulia Michelini

Votes: 2,908

28. The Guard Post (2008)

121 min | Horror

5.9
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(Korean with English subtitles) A squad of Korean soldiers is sent to investigate a guard post that overlooks the DMZ. Seemingly deserted at first, the squad eventually discovers mysterious... See full summary »

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Ho-jin Chun, Hyun-jae Cho, Kyoo-Hwan Choi, Byeong-Cheol Do

Votes: 1,431

29. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 31,942 | Gross: $11.91M

30. Trade (I) (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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42 Metascore

Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

Votes: 15,561 | Gross: $0.21M

31. Frontier(s) (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 21,916

32. Villmark (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected to survive in the ... See full summary »

Director: Pål Øie | Stars: Bjørn Floberg, Kristoffer Joner, Eva Röse, Sampda Sharma

Votes: 4,725

33. Dead Snow (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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61 Metascore

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 58,153 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Hush (V) (2008)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver following a near accident.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: William Ash, Christine Bottomley, Andreas Wisniewski, Claire Keelan

Votes: 6,021

35. The Broken (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen, Melvil Poupaud, Michelle Duncan

Votes: 9,301

36. Antropophagus (1980)

90 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 4,232

37. Tenebre (1982)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 15,987

38. Phenomena (1985)

Not Rated | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 18,117

39. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 51,710 | Gross: $0.63M

40. Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Camille Natta

Votes: 17,231

41. Eden Lake (2008)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Votes: 64,286 | Gross: $0.01M