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The 50 Greatest Foreign Language Films of All Time

Honorable Mentions: Loveless; The Vanishing; Angst; Night & Fog; Tokyo Story; M.; Time; Ju Dou; Home; Battle of Algiers; Seven Beauties; 8 1/2; Jules and Jim; Burning; City of God

Weirdest insight: Denmark's Lars von Trier would have made this list X-times had he not done his films in English, to name just two, Breaking the Waves and Nymphomaniac.

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  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    1

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    2

  • 3-Iron

    3

  • Umberto D.

    4

  • Persona

    5

  • Come and See

    6

  • Woman in the Dunes

    7

  • Three Colors: Red

    8

  • Viridiana

    9

  • Downfall

    10

  • The 400 Blows

    11

  • Bicycle Thieves

    12

  • Poetry

    13

  • The Ballad of Narayama

    14

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    15

  • Spirited Away

    16

  • Stroszek

    17

  • The Wages of Fear

    18

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    19

  • The Bow

    20

  • Rashomon

    21

  • The Widow of Saint-Pierre

    22

  • Small Change

    23

  • Belle de Jour

    24

  • Monsieur Hire

    25

  • Parasite

    26

  • Amour

    27

  • Metropolis

    28

  • Ikiru

    29

  • Run Lola Run

    30

  • Departures

    31

  • Le Samouraï

    32

  • The Hunt

    33

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    34

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    35

  • Audition

    36

  • The Isle

    37

  • Oldboy

    38

  • Au Revoir les Enfants

    39

  • Enter the Void

    40

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    41

  • Oslo, August 31st

    42

  • Cries and Whispers

    43

  • L'Avventura

    44

  • Amores Perros

    45

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    46

  • Dekalog

    47

  • Marriage Is a Crazy Thing

    48

  • Das Boot

    49

  • Roma

    50