Multilingual Moviesby rubyfruit76 | created - 24 Apr 2018 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Each of the following films uses two or more languages. Which movie uses the changing languages to best effect, whether by creating authenticity, enhancing atmosphere, or other such uses?
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Note: The list only includes films with real (not fictional) languages, with at least 20,000 votes, and with at least a 7.0 rating
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1. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
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".
Votes: 304,918 | Gross: $6.53M
HIndi, Urdu, and English
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 555,311 | Gross: $83.47M
English, French, and Vietnamese
3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 385,870 | Gross: $92.05M
English, Finnish, Japanese, Hungarian, Russian, Somali, and Spanish
4. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 582,098 | Gross: $227.47M
English, French, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish
5. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 899,002 | Gross: $75.60M
English, French, Latin, and Scottish Gaelic
6. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.
Votes: 159,039 | Gross: $18.10M
English, Italian, French, German, and Hebrew
7. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Votes: 25,144 | Gross: $0.04M
English, German, French, and Italian
8. Dangal (2016)
Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
Votes: 127,099 | Gross: $12.39M
Hindi and Haryanvi
9. Das Boot (1981)
R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
Votes: 212,861 | Gross: $11.49M
German, English, and French
10. Eastern Promises (2007)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Votes: 215,743 | Gross: $17.11M
11. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,458,587 | Gross: $134.97M
English, Italian, and Latin
12. The Great Dictator (1940)
Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
13. The Hunt (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Votes: 245,959 | Gross: $0.69M
Danish, English, and Polish
14. In a Better World (2010)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 36,719 | Gross: $1.01M
Danish, Swedish, English, and Arabic
15. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,137,478 | Gross: $120.54M
English, French, Italian, and German
16. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.
English and German
17. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 93,831 | Gross: $0.07M
Hindi, English, and Awadhi
18. L'auberge espagnole (2002)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Votes: 37,818 | Gross: $3.90M
French, Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish, German, and Italian
19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 245,622 | Gross: $44.82M
English, Arabic, and Turkish
20. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 560,688 | Gross: $57.60M
Italian, German, and English
21. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 541,035 | Gross: $124.99M
English, Tamil, French, Japanese, Hindi, and Chinese
22. Like Stars on Earth (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 145,233 | Gross: $1.22M
Hindi and English
23. My Name Is Khan (2010)
PG-13 | 165 min | Drama
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.
Votes: 91,783 | Gross: $4.02M
English, Hindi, and Urdu
24. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 42,319 | Gross: $1.06M
Bosnian, French, English, and Serbian
25. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 202,339 | Gross: $370.78M
English, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Latin
26. PK (2014)
Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
Votes: 140,169 | Gross: $10.62M
Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Rajasthani
27. The Shape of Water (2017)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Votes: 316,135 | Gross: $63.86M
English and American Sign Language
28. Sicario (2015)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.
Votes: 333,084 | Gross: $46.89M
English and Spanish
29. Sophie's Choice (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, Romance
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.
Votes: 37,523 | Gross: $30.04M
English, Polish, German, French, and Russian
30. Special 26 (2013)
Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.
Votes: 45,867 | Gross: $1.08M
Hindi and Bengali
31. Swades (2004)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama
A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Votes: 75,148 | Gross: $1.22M
Hindi and English
32. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 163,496 | Gross: $81.30M
English and Italian
33. Touch of Evil (1958)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Votes: 93,237 | Gross: $2.24M
English and Spanish
34. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 104,594 | Gross: $5.01M
English and Spanish
35. Z (1969)
M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
Votes: 21,524 | Gross: $0.08M
French, Russian, and English