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Criteria: These are the Greatest Foreign (Non English Language) Movies chosen for their quality direction, script, cinematography, acting, storyline, originality, and success.
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100 Greatest Foreign Movies
  1. La Dolce Vita - (1954, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Marcello Mastroianni)
  2. The Seven Samurai - (1954, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)
  3. 8 1/2 - (1963, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale)
  4. Wild Strawberries - (1957, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin)
  5. Grand Illusion - (1937, France, Jean Renoir) (Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay)
  6. The Rules of the Game - (1939, France, Jean Renoir) (Paulette Dubost, Nora Gregor)
  7. La Strada - (1954, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Anthony Quinn)
  8. Rashomon - (1950, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)
  9. Diabolique - (1955, France, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse)
10. The Seventh Seal - (1956, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson)
11. M - (1931, Germany, Fritz Lang) (Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann)
12. The Wages of Fear - (1953, France, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Yves Montand, Véra Clouzot)
13. Solaris - (1972, Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky) (Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis)
14. The Bicycle Thief - (1948, Italy, Vittorio De Sica) (Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola)
15. Fellini Satyricon - (1969, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Martin Porter)
16. The Virgin Spring - (1959, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Max Von Sydow)
17. Jean De Florette - (1986, France, Marcel Pagnol) (Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand)
18. Beauty And The Beast - (1946, France, Jean Cocteau) (Jean Marais, Josette Day)
19. Battleship Potemkin - (1925, Russia, Sergei Eisenstein) (Aleksandr Antonov)
20. The Passion of Joan of Arc - (1928, France, Carl Theodor Dreyer) (Maria Falconetti)
21. The Last Metro - (1981, France, Francois Truffaut) (Catherine Deneuve)
22. Day For Night - (1973, France, Francois Truffaut) (Jacqueline Bisset)
23. City of God - (2002, Brazil, Fernando Meirelles) (Alexandre Rodrigues)
24. The Conformist - (1970, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci) (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli)
25. Persona - (1966, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson)
26. Belle De Jour - (1967, France, Luis Bunuel) (Catherine Deneuve)
27. Cries and Whispers - (1972, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann)
28. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - (2000, Taiwan, Ang Lee) (Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang)
29. Manon Of The Spring - (1986, France, Marcel Pagnol) (Emmanuelle Beart, Yves Montand)
30. Bread And Chocolate - (1974, Italy, Franco Brusati) (Nino Manfredi)
31. The Secret in Their Eyes - (2009, Argentina, Juan José Campanella)
32. Mon Oncle - (1958, France, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola)
33. The Garden Of Finzi-Continis - (1971, Italy, Vittorio De Sica) (Dominique Sanda)
34. Frantic - (1958, France, Louis Malle) (Jeanne Moreau)
35. A Good Marriage - (1982, France, Eric Rohmer) (Beatrice Romand, Andre Dussollier)
36. Swept Away - (1975, Italy, Lina Wertmüller) (Giancarlo Giannini)
37. Scenes From A Marriage - (1974, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Liv Ullmann)
38. Sundays And Cybele - (1962, France) (Hardy Kruger, Patricia Gozzi)
39. Yojimbo - (1961, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)
40. Fanny And Alexander - (1983, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Ewa Froling, Erland Josephson)
41. Z - (1969, Greece, Costa-Gavras) (Yves Montand, Irene Papas)
42. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - (1933, Germany, Fritz Lang) (Rudolf Klein-Rogge)
43. The City Of Lost Children - (1995, France) (Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork)
44. Amarcord - (1973, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Puppela Maggio)
45. Pan's Labyrinth - (2006, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro) (Ivana Baquero, Sergi López)
46. Nosferatu - (1922, Germany, F.W. Murnau) (Max Schreck)
47. Cousin, Cousine - (1976, France, Jean Charles Tacchella)
48. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - (1971, France, Luis Buñuel)
49. The 400 Blows - (1959, France, Francois Truffaut) (Jean-Pierre Leaud)
50. Il Postino (The Postman) - (1995, Italy) (Philippe Noiret)
51. Delicatessen - (1991, France) (Marie-Laure Daugnac)
52. Andrei Rublev - (1966, U.S.S.R. Andrei Tarkovsky) (Anatoli Solonitsyn)
53. YI YI - (2000, Taiwan, Edward Yang) (Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin)
54. The Silence - (1963, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman) (Ingrid Thulin)
55. Ran - (1985, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Tatsuya Nakadai)
56. The Passenger - (1963, Poland, Andrzej Munk) (Aleksandra Slaska, Anne Ciepielewska)
57. Kapo - (1960, Italy, Gillo Pontecorvo) (Susan Strasberg)
58. Through a Glass Darkly - (1960, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman)
59. War and Peace - (1968, USSR, Sergei Bondarchuk)
60. Aguirre, Wrath of God - (1972, Germany, Werner Herzog)
61. The Decameron - (1971, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini) (Franco Citti)
62. That Obscure Object of Desire - (1977, Spain, Luis Buñuel)
63. Cinema Paradiso - (1989, Italy, Giuseppe Tornatore)
64. L' Avventura - (1960, Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni) (Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti)
65. Fellini's Roma - (1972, Italy, Frederico Fellini) (Peter Gonzales)
66. The Double Life of Veronique - (1991, France, Krzysztof Kieslowski) (Irene Jacob)
67. Rififi - (1956, France, Jules Dassin) (Jean Sevais, Carl Mohner)
68. Nights of Cabiria - (1957, Italy, Federico Fellini) (Giulietta Masina)
69. Pandora's Box - (1929, Germany, Georg Wilhelm Pabst) (Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner)
70. Cyrano De Bergerac - (1990, France, Jean-Paul Rappeneau) (Gerard Depardieu)
71. Babette's Feast - (1987, Denmark, Gabriel Axel) (Stéphane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel)
72. Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears - (1980, USSR, Vladimir Menshov)
73. Roma, Città Aperta - (1945, Italy, Roberto Rossellini) (Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi)
74. Das Boot - (1982, Germany, Wolfgang Peterson) (Jurgen Procnow)
75. Life Is Beautiful - (1998, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)
76. Tokyo Story - (1953, Japan, Yasujiro Ozu) (Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama)
77. Mediterraneo - (1991, Italy, Gabriele Salvatores) (Claudio Bigagli)
78. Seven Beauties - (1976, Italy, Lina Wertmüller)
79. Amores Perros - (2000, Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) (Gael Garcia Bernal)
80. Playtime - (1967, France, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek)
81. Black Orpheus - (1959, Brazil/France/Italy - Portuguese)
82. The Tin Drum - (1979, Germany, Volker Schlöndorff)
83. Au Revoir les Enfants - (1987, France, Louis Malle) (Gaspard Manesse)
84. Color of Pomegranates - (1968, Soviet Union/Armenia, Sergei Parajanov) (Sofiko Chiaureli)
85. À bout de souffle (Breathless) - (1959, France, Jean-Luc Godard) (Jean Seberg)
86. Pelle the Conqueror - (1988, Denmark, Bille August) (Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow)
87. The Gospel According To St. Matthew - (1964, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
88. Oldboy - (2003, S. Korea, Chan-wook Park) (Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu)
89. The Firemen's Ball - (1968, Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman)
90. All About My Mother - (1999, Spain, Pedro Almodóvar)
91. The Flowers of St. Francis - (1950, Italy, Roberto Rossellini) (Aldo Fabrizi, Peparuolo)
92. The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band) - (2009, Germany, Michael Haneke)
93. Fälscher, Die (The Counterfeiters) - (2007, Germany, Stefan Ruzowitzky) (Karl Markovics)
94. The Scent of Green Papaya - (1993, Vietnam, France, Hung Tran)
95. The Exterminating Angel - (1962, Mexico, Luis Bunuel) (Silvia Pinal)
96. The Juniper Tree - (1993, Iceland, Nietzchka Keene) (Björk, Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir)
97. Spirited Away - (2001, Japan, Hayao Miyazaki)
98. Turkish Delight - (1973, Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven) (Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven)
99. Hiroshima, Mon Amour - (1959, France, Alain Resnais) (Emmanuelle Riva)
100. Fitzcarraldo - (1982, Germany, Werner Herzog) (Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale)

101. Farinelli - (1994, France) (Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso)
102. Run Lola Run - (1998, Germany, Tom Tykwer) (Franka Potente)
103. Amelie - (2001, France, Jean-Pierre Jeunet) (Audrey Tautou)
104. Stalker - (1979, Russia, Andrei Tarkovsky) (Aleksandr Kajdanovsky)
105. A Prophet (Un Prophète) - (2009, France, Jacques Audiard)
106. Canterbury Tales - (1971, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini) (Josephine Chaplin)
107. King Of Hearts - (1967, France) (Alan Bates, Genevieve Bujold)
108. Madame Rosa - (1977, France, Moshé Mizrahi)
109. Raise the Red Lantern - (1991, China, Yimou Zhang)
110. Ikiru - (1952, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Takashi Shimura)
111. Salo: The 120 Days Of Sodom - (1977, Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
112. My Life As A Dog - (1987, Sweden, Lasse Hallstrom) (Anton Glanzelius)
113. Jules and Jim - (1961, France, Francois Truffaut) (Oskar Werner)
114. Underground - (1995, Yugoslavia, Emir Kusturica)
115. Johnny Stecchino - (1993, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)
116. High and Low - (1963, Japan, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune)
117. La Cage Aux Folles - (1980, France, Edouard Molinaro) (Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault)
118. Ajami - (2009, Israel, Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani)
119. The Monster - (1996, Italy, Roberto Benigni) (Roberto Benigni)
120. Gentlemen of Fortune - (1973, Russia, Aleksandr Seryj) (Evgeni Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin)
121. Let the Right One In - (2008, Sweden, Tomas Alfredson) (Kåre Hedebran, Lina Leandersson)
122. The Good The Bad The Weird - (2008, S. Korea, Ji-woon Kim) (Byung-hun Lee, Kang-ho Song,)
123. Tell No One - (2006, France, Guillaume Canet) (François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze)
124. The Chaser - (2008, S. Korea, Hong-jin Na) (Yun-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha)
125. After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) - (2006, Denmark, Susanne Bier)
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