100 top foreign films

This list appeared on a recent poll over at Reddit. Just one sampling, naturally, but I liked the results and thought I’d share them over here.

  1. El laberinto del fauno – Pan’s Labyrinth  2006
  2. Oldeuboi – Oldboy  2003
  3. Cidade de Deus – City of God  2002
  4. Shichinin no samurai – Seven Samurai  1954
  5. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain – Amélie  2001
  6. Låt den rätte komma in – Let The Right One In  2008
  7. Das Leben der Anderen – The Lives of Others  2006
  8. Det sjunde inseglet – The Seventh Seal  1957
  9. Rashômon – Rashomon  1950
  10. M  1931
  11. Batoru Rowaiaru – Battle Royale 2000
  12. 8½ 1963
  13. Das Boot – The Boat 1981
  14. Lola Rennt – Run Lola Run
  15. Der Untergang – Downfall 2004
  16. Ladri di biciclette – Bicycle Thieves 1948
  17. La Haine 1995
  18. Yôjinbô – Yojimbo 1961
  19. Stalker 1979
  20. La vita è bella – Life is Beautiful 1997
  21. Ran (1985)
  22. Fa yeung nin wa – In the Mood for Love 2000
  23. Kung fu – Kung Fu Hustle 2004
  24. Persona 1966
  25. Wo hu cang long – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
  26. Solyaris – Solaris 1972
  27. À bout de souffle – Breathless 1960
  28. Yip Man – Ip Man 2008
  29. La battaglia di Algeri – The Battle of Algiers 1966
  30. Smultronstället – Wild Strawberries 1957
  31. Y Tu Mamá También 2001
  32. Fanny och Alexander – Fanny and Alexander 1982
  33. Les quatre cents coups – The 400 Blows 1959
  34. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes – Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972
  35. La Dolce Vita 1960
  36. Ikiru 1952
  37. Bronenosets Potyomkin – Battleship Potemkin 1925
  38. Serbuan maut – The Raid: Redemption 2011
  39. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin – A Separation 2011
  40. Chungking Express 1994
  41. Vals Im Bashir – Waltz with Bashir 2008
  42. Mou gaan dou – Infernal Affairs 2002
  43. Amores Perros 2000
  44. Trois couleurs: Rouge – Three Colors: Red 1994
  45. [Rec] 2007
  46. Män som hatar kvinnor – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 2009
  47. Delicatessen 1991
  48. The Intouchables 2011
  49. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  50. Tôkyô Monogatari – Tokyo Story 1953
  51. Amour 2012
  52. Yīngxióng – Hero 2002
  53. Un prophète – A Prophet 2009
  54. Trois couleurs: Bleu – Three Colors: Blue 1993
  55. Andrey Rublyov – Andrei Rublev 1966
  56. Good Bye Lenin! 2003
  57. La Règle du Jeu – The Rules of the Game 1939
  58. Persépolis – 2007
  59. Ong-bak 2003
  60. Akmareul boatda – I Saw The Devil 2010
  61. Pierrot le Fou 1965
  62. El Orfanato – The Orphanage 2007
  63. Lat sau san taam – Hard Boiled 1992
  64. Trois couleurs: Blanc – Three Colors: White 1994
  65. Das weiße Band – The White Ribbon 2009
  66. Le Samouraï – The Samurai (1967)
  67. Der Himmel über Berlin – Wings of Desire 1987
  68. Irréversible – Irreversible 2002
  69. Caché – Hidden 2005
  70. Salinui Chueok – Memories of Murder 2003
  71. La cité des enfants perdus – City of Lost Children 1995
  72. La Strada 1954
  73. Le scaphandre et le papillon – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  74. Idi i smotri – Come and See 1985
  75. Los cronocrímenes – Timecrimes 2007
  76. El secreto de sus ojos – The Secret In Their Eyes 2010
  77. Hiroshima mon amour 1959
  78. Les Diaboliques – Diabolique 1955
  79. Tengoku to jigoku – High and Low 1963
  80. Le Salaire de la peur – The Wages of Fear 1953
  81. Goemul – The Host 2006
  82. harakiri – 1962
  83. Festen – The Celebration 1998
  84. Kumonosu-jô – Throne of Blood 1957
  85. La Grande Illusion – Grand Illusion 1937
  86. Jungfrukällan – The Virgin Spring 1960
  87. L’Armees des ombres – Army of Shadows 1969
  88. Jo-eun nom nappeun nom isanghan nom – The Good, The Bad, The Weird 2008
  89. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin – The Hidden Fortress 1958
  90. Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora É Outro – Elite Squad 2 -The Enemy Within 2010
  91. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  92. Jui kuen II – Legend of Drunken Master 1994
  93. Diarios de motocicleta – The Motorcycle Diaries 2004
  94. 2046 (2004)
  95. Belle de Jour 1967
  96. Tsubaki Sanjûrô – Sanjuro 1962
  97. Roma, città aperta – Rome, Open City 1945
  98. Boksuneun Naui Geot – Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2002
  99. Zerkalo – The Mirror 1975
  100. Dekalog – The Decalogue 1989

I’ve seen a number of these, but most of them look fascinating. I’ll be keeping my eye out.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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