100 Best Foreign Films

  • Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
  • Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925)
  • Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  • Bicycle Thieves (de Sica, 1948)
  • The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1966)
  • The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939)
  • Persona (Bergman, 1966)
  • The Three Colors trilogy (Kieślowski, 1993/1994)
  • La Dolce Vita (Fellini, 1960)
  • Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson, 1966)

  • Metropolis (Lang, 1927)
  • The Wages of Fear (Clouzot, 1953)
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972)
  • Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922)
  • Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
  • Playtime (Tati, 1967)
  • M (Lang, 1931)
  • L’Avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)
  • Spirited Away (Miyazaki, 2001)
  • Breathless (Godard, 1960)
  • Das Boot (Peterson, 1981)
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Buñuel, 1972)
  • 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
  • Cries and Whispers (Bergman, 1972)
  • Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966)
  • The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
  • Sátántangó (Tarr, 1994)
  • The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
  • Wings of Desire (Wenders, 1987)
  • Yi Yi (Yang, 2000)
  • La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937)
  • In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
  • Rome Open City (Rossellini, 1945)
  • The Apu trilogy (Ray, 1955/1956/1959)
  • Day of Wrath (Dreyer, 1943)
  • The Decalogue (Kieślowski, 1988)
  • Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
  • Stalker (Tarkovsky, 1979)
  • All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999)
  • Werckmeister harmóniák (Tarr, 2000)
  • Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
  • Belle de Jour (Buñuel, 1967)
  • Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002)
  • La Belle et la Bete (Cocteau, 1946)
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007)
  • Suspiria (Argento, 1977)
  • Certified Copy (Kiarostami, 2010)
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1975)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
  • Spirit of the Beehive (Erice, 1973)
  • The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (del Toro, 2006)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou, 1991)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (Miyazaki, 1988)
  • Of Gods and Men (Beauvois, 2010)
  • A Separation (Farhadi, 2011)
  • Viridiana (Buñuel, 1961)
  • Amour (Haneke, 2012)
  • Knife in the Water (Polanski, 1962)
  • Moolaadé (Sembène, 2004)
  • Hiroshima mon Amour (Resnais, 1959)
  • Persepolis (Satrapi & Paronnaud, 2007)
  • Un Chien Andalou (Buñuel, 1928)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Folman, 2008)
  • Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, 1982)
  • Let the Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)
  • Caché (Haneke, 2005)
  • Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (Cuarón, 2001)
  • Close-Up (Kiarostami, 1990)
  • The Class (Cantet, 2008)
  • Festen (Vinterberg, 1998)
  • A Prophet (Audiard, 2009)
  • Loves of a Blonde (Forman, 1965)
  • Amélie (Jeunet, 2001)
  • The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
  • Oldboy (Park, 2004)
  • Bande à part (Godard, 1964)
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu, 2005)
  • Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)
  • Cinema Paradiso (Tornatore, 1988)
  • The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011)
  • Orphée (Cocteau, 1950)
  • The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami, 1999)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Almodóvar, 1988)
  • The White Ribbon (Haneke, 2009)
  • That Obscure Object of Desire (Buñuel, 1977)
  • Delicatessen (Jeunet, 1991)
  • City of God (Meirelles, 2002)
  • Audition (Miike, 1999)
  • Rififi (Dassin, 1955)
  • The Host (Bong, 2006)
  • Los Olvidados (Buñuel, 1950)
  • Run Lola Run (Twyker, 1998)
  • Ten (Kiarostami, 2002)
  • Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
  • The Devil’s Backbone (del Toro, 2001)
  • L’Age d’Or (Buñuel, 1930)
  • Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
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2 thoughts on “100 Best Foreign Films

  1. Soze says:

    You put STALKER too low 😉

  2. Fair point – Stalker is an amazing accomplishment.

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