making that map green in 2019

(and beyond)

basically i want to watch a film from every country this year and expand my horizons as far as international productions go because it's very sad to look at my letterboxd stats map and see that the US and UK are very green and a few other english-speaking countries and France/Germany are a bit lighter and most of the map is grey. LB is shaming me and we're gonna fix that okay!

so here's a list i've made for myself based on what films are "highest rated" or look interesting from every country around the world. if you have a suggestion to replace whatever i have on here already for a certain country (or if i missed a country) let me know! countries in the notes and are grouped (roughly) by continent (europe, asia, south america, africa, north america, oceania).

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  • Sworn Virgin

    1

  • The Blizzard

    2

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    3

  • Toni Erdmann

    4

  • The Chairs

    5

  • Come and See

    6

  • News from Home

    7

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    8

  • The Lesson

    9

  • Fence

    10

  • Weekend

    11

  • Something Different

    12

  • The Idiots

    13

  • Made in Estonia

    14

  • Ariel

    15

  • La Jetée

    16

  • Since Otar Left

    17

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    18

  • Dogtooth

    19

  • Sing

    20

  • Woman at War

    21

  • Bloody Sunday

    22

  • L'Eclisse

    23

  • Friend

    24

  • The Triplets of Belleville

    25

  • Count Dracula

    26

  • Chernobyl

    27

  • La Promesse

    28

  • Before the Rain

    29

  • Troy

    30

  • Андриеш

    31

  • From Zero to Hero

    32

  • The Vanishing

    33

  • Oslo, August 31st

    34

  • A Short Film About Love

    35

  • Flores

    36

  • Collective

    37

  • Mirror

    38

  • The Tail

    39

  • Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

    40

  • The Sun in a Net

    41

  • Slovenian Girl

    42

  • Cría cuervos…

    43

  • The Seventh Seal

    44

  • Three Colors: Red

    45

  • Dry Summer

    46

  • Weightlifter

    47

  • Secrets & Lies

    48

  • Osama

    49

  • Coloured Photograph

    50

  • A River Called Titas

    51

  • Travellers and Magicians

    52

  • Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

    53

  • Kaili Blues

    54

  • Chungking Express

    55

  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    56

  • Pather Panchali

    57

  • Close-Up

    58

  • Turtles Can Fly

    59

  • The Cakemaker

    60

  • Tokyo Story

    61

  • Rupture

    62

  • Revenge

    63

  • Fires of Kuwait

    64

  • Seide

    65

  • The Rocket

    66

  • Caramel

    67

  • Love Suicides

    68

  • Dhanmalhi

    69

  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog

    70

  • Death of the Sound Man

    71

  • Himalaya

    72

  • The VICE Guide to North Korea

    73

  • 15 Minutes

    74

  • Amir: An Afghan Refugee Musician's Life in Peshawar, Pakistan

    75

  • Nation Estate

    76

  • Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy

    77

  • The Present

    78

  • Wadjda

    79

  • Ilo Ilo

    80

  • The Handmaiden

    81

  • Funny Boy

    82

  • The White Helmets

    83

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    84

  • The Silence

    85

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    86

  • Balibo

    87

  • The Daughter-in-Law

    88

  • City of Life

    89

  • There Will Come Soft Rains

    90

  • The Scent of Green Papaya

    91

  • The Big House

    92

  • La Ciénaga

    93

  • Eugenia

    94

  • The Orphan

    95

  • And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye

    96

  • Maria Full of Grace

    97

  • Crónicas

    98

  • The Terror and the Time

    99

  • The Heiresses

    100