Top Foreign Language Films of 2013by felipenor | created - 14 Oct 2013 | updated - 19 Nov 2016 | Public
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1. The Dance of Reality (2013)
Unrated | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy
In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.
Votes: 6,814 | Gross: $0.19M
2. The Past (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.
Votes: 41,538 | Gross: $1.33M
4. Wetlands (2013)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.
Votes: 10,384 | Gross: $0.06M
5. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 73,013 | Gross: $2.85M
6. Child's Pose (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her power to set her child free.
Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $0.09M
7. The Missing Picture (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.
Votes: 2,833 | Gross: $0.05M
9. A Wolf at the Door (2013)
Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journey to the dark cutting edge of desires, lies and wickedness of a love triangle, from the moment a child is mysteriously kidnapped.
10. The Notebook (2013)
R | 112 min | Drama, War
Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.
Votes: 2,789 | Gross: $0.07M
12. Jealousy (2013)
77 min | Drama
As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.
Votes: 1,505 | Gross: $0.06M
13. Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Votes: 2,608 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Tangerines (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War
In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.
Votes: 33,882 | Gross: $0.14M
17. Underage (2013)
77 min | Drama, Family
Helena is a recently graduated attorney who shares her routine between her job as a Public Defender of children and adolescents in the Courthouse of the city of Santos, Brazil, and the care... See full summary »
18. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 61,799 | Gross: $5.21M
22. Before the Winter Chill (2013)
103 min | Drama
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
23. Young & Beautiful (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.
Votes: 29,262 | Gross: $0.05M
24. After the Rain (2013)
95 min | Drama, History, Music
1984, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It all starts with a feeling that anything is possible. After twenty years of dictatorship, the population goes out onto the streets to demand presidential ... See full summary »
27. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
74 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.
28. We Are the Best! (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Music
Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Votes: 9,368 | Gross: $0.18M
30. My Mom Is a Character (2013)
84 min | Comedy
After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.
31. 15 Years and One Day (2013)
96 min | Drama
Margo is struggling to deal with her son, Jon a rebellious and free-spirited teenager who runs with a bad crowd. After Jon is expelled from school, Margo sends him to live with his ... See full summary »
32. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama
Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Votes: 11,726 | Gross: $0.32M
37. Heli (2013)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
38. Paradise: Hope (2013)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »
Votes: 3,832 | Gross: $0.01M
39. Brazilian Western (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »
41. I'm So Excited! (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Votes: 20,526 | Gross: $1.37M
42. Gloria (II) (2013)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.
Votes: 7,770 | Gross: $2.11M
43. Bastards (2013)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.
Votes: 2,953 | Gross: $0.01M
44. Somos Tão Jovens (2013)
104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.