16 November 2012 10:48 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

We all love something a bit different, don’t we, and after sitting through what Hollywood has to offer us, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and relax with the markedly different styles and tones of foreign cinema. However, there’s no denying that critics do go a little easy on foreign films from time to time, if not because there’s a vaguely pretentious association of being more “cultured” if you love foreign films, then for the fact that, if we’re not familiar with the language, it’s much harder to tell when terrible acting and dialogue are present (as we are more likely to pawn it off on dodgy subtitling).

Still, here are 10 foreign films that, while immensely popular, just don’t measure up at the end of the day…


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While Federico Fellini’s “classic” about the woes of writer’s block is of interest to film buffs for the strange, »

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