The Best Films by Country

This is a list of my favourite movies from all the countries I've watched more than one film but I had to exclude the U.S. (since it was extremely hard to come out with just one film).

Films are listed in alphabetical order. Hope you enjoy
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1.
Days of Glory (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
“ Algeria ” - tony_0106
 
2.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
“ Argentina ” - tony_0106
 
3.
Last Ride (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law for committing a violent crime. (90 mins.)
Director: Glendyn Ivin
“ Australia ” - tony_0106
 
4.
Caché (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Austria ” - tony_0106
 
5.
The Misfortunates (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny? (108 mins.)
“ Belgium ” - tony_0106
 
6.
American Visa (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands. (100 mins.)
“ Bolivia ” - tony_0106
 
7.
No Man's Land (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
“ Bosnia and Herzegovina ” - tony_0106
 
8.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 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.)
“ Brazil ” - tony_0106
 
9.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs. (127 mins.)
“ Canada ” - tony_0106
 
10.
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.)
“ Chile ” - tony_0106
 
11.
Shanghai Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
the rise and fall of a family in Shanghai. Once wealthy and capitalist, the family unraveled during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s... (100 mins.)
Director: Xiaolian Peng
“ China PR ” - tony_0106
 
12.
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin... (101 mins.)
“ Colombia ” - tony_0106
 
13.
Of Love and Other Demons (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever... (95 mins.)
Director: Hilda Hidalgo
“ Costa Rica ” - tony_0106
 
14.
Habanastation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directed mainly for kids, the film speaks of a Havana that "reveals two distinct faces, from the everyday life of a couple of kids"... (95 mins.)
Director: Ian Padrón
“ Cuba ” - tony_0106
 
15.
The Country Teacher (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town.... (117 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
“ Czech Republic ” - tony_0106
 
16.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Denmark ” - tony_0106
 
17.
Tropico de Sangre (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
This is the story of three brave women; Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, they were known as the Mirabal Sisters... (116 mins.)
Director: Juan Delancer
“ Dominican Republic ” - tony_0106
 
18.
Rage (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid. (89 mins.)
“ Ecuador ” - tony_0106
 
19.
Le Havre (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Finland ” - tony_0106
 
20.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
“ France ” - tony_0106
 
21.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Germany ” - tony_0106
 
22.
Dogtooth (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
“ Greece ” - tony_0106
 
23.
The District (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a Budapest ghetto, Richie, a young gypsy in love with Julia, daughter of the local Hungarian pimp... (87 mins.)
Director: Áron Gauder
“ Hungary ” - tony_0106
 
24.
King's Road (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
After 3 years abroad Junior returns to Iceland with his set of problems hoping that his father can sort them out but his homecoming isn't quite what he had expected. (100 mins.)
“ Iceland ” - tony_0106
 
25.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ India ” - tony_0106
 
26.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ Iran ” - tony_0106
 
27.
Dorothy Mills (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl. (102 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
“ Ireland ” - tony_0106
 
28.
The Bubble (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the... (90 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
“ Israel ” - tony_0106
 
29.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ Italy ” - tony_0106
 
30.
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.)
“ Japan ” - tony_0106
 
31.
No Regret (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job... (113 mins.)
Director: Hee-il Leesong
“ Korea (South) ” - tony_0106
 
32.
Caramel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
“ Lebanon ” - tony_0106
 
33.
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
“ Mexico ” - tony_0106
 
34.
Black Book (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Netherlands ” - tony_0106
 
35.
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
“ New Zealand ” - tony_0106
 
36.
Reprise (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
“ Norway ” - tony_0106
 
37.
The Wind and the Water (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young indigenous teen seeking his fortune in Panama City struggles to acclimate to chaotic urban life... (100 mins.)
“ Panama ” - tony_0106
 
38.
Paradise Now (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
“ Palestine ” - tony_0106
 
39.
The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the... (95 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
“ Peru ” - tony_0106
 
40.
Antonio's Secret (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Adolescent curiosities and sexual explorations of a 15-year-old boy named Antonio who's just coming to terms with his sexuality... (117 mins.)
“ Philippines ” - tony_0106
 
41.
Suicide Room (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room. (110 mins.)
Director: Jan Komasa
“ Poland ” - tony_0106
 
42.
Belle toujours (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
38 years after the original story, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine one night in a concert. He follows her and makes her face her past and with sadism takes a slow and painful revenge on her. (68 mins.)
“ Portugal ” - tony_0106
 
43.
América (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
While the setting of her Caribbean beach village seems picture-perfect, America's life is anything but peaceful... (97 mins.)
Director: Sonia Fritz
“ Puerto Rico ” - tony_0106
 
44.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ Romania ” - tony_0106
 
45.
House of Fools (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story. (104 mins.)
“ Russia ” - tony_0106
 
46.
The Trap (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"THE TRAP" is a modern film noir reflecting the true face of Serbian (Eastern European) 'society in transition.' It's a story that could happen to you... (106 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
“ Serbia ” - tony_0106
 
47.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ South Africa ” - tony_0106
 
48.
Nico and Dani (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings. (91 mins.)
Director: Cesc Gay
“ Spain ” - tony_0106
 
49.
Jalla! Jalla! (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon... (88 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
“ Sweden ” - tony_0106
 
50.
Strähl (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Zurich drug agent Herbert Strähl dreams of making a big catch. Yet the only fish he manages to catch... (83 mins.)
“ Switzerland ” - tony_0106
 
51.
Beautiful Boxer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation. (118 mins.)
“ Thailand ” - tony_0106
 
52.
Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul... (94 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
“ Turkey ” - tony_0106
 
53.
The Full Monty (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
“ United Kingdom ” - tony_0106
 
54.
In This Tricky Life (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon... (103 mins.)
“ Uruguay ” - tony_0106
 
55.
Brother (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcel Rasquin
“ Venezuela ” - tony_0106