50 Best Foreign Films of the 21st Century So Far

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
  • In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
  • Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, 2000)
  • Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Yang, 2000)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (Cuarón, 2001)
  • Lilya 4-Ever (Moodysson, 2002)
  • Crimson Gold (Panahi, 2003)
  • Downfall (Hirschbiegel, 2004)
  • Nobody Knows (Kore-eda, 2004)
  • Oldboy (Park, 2004)

  • Caché (Haneke, 2005)
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu, 2005)
  • L’Enfant (Dardennes, 2005)
  • The Host (Bong, 2006)
  • The Lives of Others (von Donnersmarck, 2006)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (del Toro, 2006)
  • Volver (Almodóvar, 2006)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Schnabel, 2007)
  • Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou, 2007)
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007)
  • Persepolis (Satrapi & Paronnaud, 2007)
  • A Christmas Tale (Desplechin, 2008)
  • The Class (Cantet, 2008)
  • The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008)
  • Let the Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)
  • Summer Hours (Assayas, 2008)
  • 35 Shots of Rum (Denis, 2008)
  • Waltz with Bashir (Folman, 2008)
  • Dogtooth (Lanthimos, 2009)
  • A Prophet (Audiard, 2009)
  • Certified Copy (Kiarostami, 2010)
  • Incendies (Villeneuve, 2010)
  • Of Gods and Men (Beauvois, 2010)
  • Poetry (Lee, 2010)
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethakul, 2010)
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Ceylan, 2011)
  • Oslo, August 31st (Trier, 2011)
  • A Separation (Farhadi, 2011)
  • Holy Motors (Carax, 2012)
  • No (Larraín, 2012)
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (Kechiche, 2013)
  • The Great Beauty (Sorrentino, 2013)
  • Ida (Pawlikowski, 2013)
  • Stray Dogs (Tsai, 2013)
  • Eden (Hansen-Løve, 2014)
  • Force Majeure (Östlund, 2014)
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Amirpour, 2014)
  • Leviathan (Zvyagintsev, 2014)
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Andersson, 2014)
  • Timbuktu (Sissako, 2014)

**This list was compiled chronologically using a one-film/one-director rule.**

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