Top Foreign Filmsby derekjmaurice | created - 18 Feb 2012 | updated - 13 Aug 2012 | Public
In no particular order, the best foreign movies I have watched so far.
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1. A Prophet (2009)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Votes: 87,109 | Gross: $2.08M
Awesome prison movie from France
2. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 629,888 | Gross: $7.56M
3. I Saw the Devil (2010)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Votes: 91,188 | Gross: $0.13M
6. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)
R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.
Votes: 29,724 | Gross: $0.55M
7. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.
Votes: 26,319 | Gross: $0.28M
8. Secret défense (2008)
100 min | Thriller
In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »
9. Valhalla Rising (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land.
Votes: 50,787 | Gross: $0.02M
Very little dialogue in this one
10. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Gotta love the Japanese
11. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 445,926 | Gross: $0.71M
This movie has such an insane plot, definitely one to watch. Part of Park Chan-wooks Vengeance Trilogy.
12. Point Blank (2010)
R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.
Votes: 12,561 | Gross: $0.71M
The French are masters of this kind of film.
13. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,822 | Gross: $0.01M
Sick documentary about the danish army in Afghanistan.
14. Fritt vilt (2006)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
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 »
15. Dead Snow (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Votes: 60,252 | Gross: $0.04M
Nazi zombies, oh yea.
17. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 61,859 | Gross: $3.68M
18. High Lane (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »
19. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
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.
This movie is insanely violent, but if you can get past that it's worth the watch.
20. La horde (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.
Cool zombie flick.
21. Let the Right One In (2008)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Votes: 192,603 | Gross: $2.12M
Yea I know it's a vampire movie, but actually quite good.
22. Eskalofrío (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
Santi, a young high-school student with a serious physical reaction to sunlight, is forced by his health to move with his single mother to a shadowy, isolated village in the mountains of ... See full summary »
Another surprisingly good vampire movie.
23. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
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.
This movie is just *beep* but the end is worth the twisted madness you have to sit through.
24. The Orphanage (2007)
R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Votes: 135,532 | Gross: $7.16M
Really good plot.
25. Cargo (2009)
112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »
26. Trollhunter (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Votes: 62,531 | Gross: $0.25M
This is such an awesome movie.
27. Rare Exports (2010)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Votes: 23,664 | Gross: $0.26M
Evil santa clause, sick.
31. La habitación de Fermat (2007)
Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Thriller
Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a ... See full summary »
32. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Votes: 54,988 | Gross: $0.05M
33. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly cruel and brutal means.
Votes: 63,254 | Gross: $0.21M
34. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 194,834 | Gross: $10.10M
35. Los cronocrímenes (2007)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.
Votes: 51,198 | Gross: $0.04M
37. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Votes: 15,987 | Gross: $0.01M