Oscar Best Foreign Language Film

List of each and every Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner. Total 70 Titles and 4129 Views.

1. A Fantastic Woman(2017)

Original Title: Una mujer fantástica
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Chile| Germany| Spain| USA Language:Spanish Rating:R
Description:A waitress and singer struggles to recover from the death of her boyfriend.
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Stars: Daniela Vega , Francisco Reyes , Luis Gnecco , Aline Küppenheim
7.20    94%    78%  

2. The Salesman(2016)

Original Title: Forushande
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Countries: Iran| France Language:Persian Rating:PG-13
Description:Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Shahab Hosseini , Taraneh Alidoosti , Babak Karimi , Mina Sadati
7.80    96%    84%  

3. Son of Saul(2015)

Original Title: Saul fia
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Hungary Languages:Hungarian | Yiddish | German | Russian | Polish | French | Greek | Slovak | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Director: László Nemes
Stars: Géza Röhrig , Levente Molnár , Urs Rechn , Todd Charmont
Tags: Concentration Camp Violence World War Two Prisoner Of War Prison Escape Holocaust
7.50    96%    80%  

4. The Great Beauty(2013)

Original Title: La grande bellezza
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Languages:Italian | Japanese | Spanish | Chinese Rating:NR
Description:Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Toni Servillo , Carlo Verdone , Sabrina Ferilli , Carlo Buccirosso
Tags: Nonlinear Timeline Satire Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.80    90%    80%  

5. Ida(2013)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Poland| Denmark| France| UK Languages:Polish | Latin | French Rating:PG-13
Description:Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Agata Kulesza , Agata Trzebuchowska , Dawid Ogrodnik , Jerzy Trela
Tags: Nazi Occupation Female Protagonist World War Two F Rated
7.40    95%    79%  

6. Amour(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: France| Germany| Austria Languages:French | English Rating:PG-13
Description:Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant , Emmanuelle Riva , Isabelle Huppert , Alexandre Tharaud
7.90    93%    82%  

7. A Separation(2011)

Original Title: Jodái-e Náder az Simin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery Release Date:
Country: Iran Language:Persian Rating:PG-13
Description:A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Stars: Peyman Moaadi , Leila Hatami , Sareh Bayat , Shahab Hosseini
Tags: Coming Of Age Investigation Family Relationships F Rated
8.30    99%    92%  

8. In a Better World(2010)

Original Title: Hævnen
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Denmark| Sweden Languages:Danish | Swedish | English | Arabic Rating:R
Description:The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Mikael Persbrandt , Wil Johnson , Eddy Kimani , Emily Mulaya
Tags: Violence Family Relationships Satire Revenge Friendship F Rated Bullying
7.60    78%    86%  

9. The Secret in Their Eyes(2009)

Original Title: El secreto de sus ojos
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Argentina| Spain Language:Spanish Rating:R
Description:A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Soledad Villamil , Ricardo Darín , Carla Quevedo , Pablo Rago
Tags: Investigation Police Brutality
8.20    91%    93%  

10. Departures(2008)

Original Title: Okuribito
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:PG-13
Description:Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Masahiro Motoki , Tsutomu Yamazaki , Ryôko Hirosue , Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Tags: Voice Over Narration Japanese
8.10    79%    92%  

11. The Counterfeiters(2007)

Original Title: Die Fälscher
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Austria| Germany Languages:German | Russian | English | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Karl Markovics , August Diehl , Devid Striesow , Martin Brambach
Tags: Concentration Camp War Crime Survival Violence World War Two Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Family Relationships Holocaust Betrayal Politics
7.60    94%    88%  

12. The Lives of Others(2006)

Original Title: Das Leben der Anderen
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller Release Date:
Country: Germany Language:German Rating:R
Description:A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Martina Gedeck , Ulrich Mühe , Sebastian Koch , Ulrich Tukur
Tags: Political Thriller Friendship Politics Innocence
8.40    92%    96%  

13. Tsotsi(2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Countries: UK| South Africa Languages:Zulu | Xhosa | Afrikaans | English Rating:R
Description:Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.
Director: Gavin Hood
Stars: Presley Chweneyagae , Terry Pheto , Kenneth Nkosi , Mothusi Magano
Tags: Gangster Based On Novel Falling In Love Friendship Compassion
7.30    82%    86%  

14. The Sea Inside(2004)

Original Title: Mar adentro
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: Spain| France| Italy Languages:Spanish | Catalan | Gallegan Rating:PG-13
Description:The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Stars: Javier Bardem , Belén Rueda , Lola Dueñas , Mabel Rivera
Tags: Courtroom Friendship Compassion
8.00    84%    92%  

15. The Barbarian Invasions(2003)

Original Title: Les Invasions barbares
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Countries: Canada| France Languages:French | English Rating:R
Description:During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son
Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Rémy Girard , Stéphane Rousseau , Marie-Josée Croze , Marina Hands
Tags: Investigation Detective Cowboy Drug Addiction Satire Holocaust Friendship Politics
7.70    81%    88%  

16. No Man's Land(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina| France| Slovenia| Italy| UK| Belgium Languages:Bosnian | English | French | Serbian Rating:R
Description:Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?
Director: Danis Tanovic
Stars: Branko Djuric , Rene Bitorajac , Filip Sovagovic , Georges Siatidis
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Civil War Satire Tragedy Politics
8.00    93%    93%  

17. Nowhere in Africa(2001)

Original Title: Nirgendwo in Afrika
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: Germany Languages:English | German | Swahili Rating:R
Description:A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.
Director: Caroline Link
Stars: Juliane Köhler , Merab Ninidze , Sidede Onyulo , Matthias Habich
Tags: Coming Of Age World War Two Based On True Story Based On Novel Holocaust Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration Childhood
7.60    85%    88%  

18. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Romance|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: Taiwan| Hong Kong| USA| China Language:Mandarin Rating:PG-13
Description:Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow , Michelle Yeoh , Ziyi Zhang , Chen Chang
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Action Hero Action Heroine Based On Novel Martial Arts Betrayal Tough Girl F Rated
7.90    97%    86%  

19. All About My Mother(1999)

Original Title: Todo sobre mi madre
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Spain| France Languages:Spanish | Catalan Rating:R
Description:A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Cecilia Roth , Marisa Paredes , Candela Peña , Antonia San Juan
Tags: Survival Female Protagonist Drug Addiction Friendship F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.90    98%    93%  

20. Life Is Beautiful(1997)

Original Title: La vita è bella
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:Italian | German | English Rating:PG-13
Description:When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni , Nicoletta Braschi , Giorgio Cantarini , Giustino Durano
Tags: Concentration Camp Nazi Occupation World War Two Family Relationships Holocaust Innocence Blockbuster
8.60    80%    96%  

21. Character(1997)

Original Title: Karakter
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime|History Release Date:
Countries: Netherlands| Belgium Languages:Dutch | English | German | French Rating:R
Description:J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great costs.
Director: Mike van Diem
Stars: Jan Decleir , Fedja van Huêt , Betty Schuurman , Tamar van den Dop
Tags: Police Brutality Based On Novel Revenge Friendship Voice Over Narration
7.80    92%    91%  

22. Kolya(1996)

Original Title: Kolja
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Music Release Date:
Countries: Czech Republic| UK| France Languages:Czech | Slovak | Russian Rating:PG-13
Description:Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing ...
Director: Jan Sverák
Stars: Zdenek Sverák , Andrey Khalimon , Libuse Safránková , Ondrej Vetchý
Tags: Coming Of Age Family Relationships Friendship Politics
7.80    96%    92%  

23. Antonia's Line(1995)

Original Title: Antonia
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Netherlands| Belgium| UK| France Language:Dutch Rating:R
Description:Antonia knows that it’s her time to die yet before she goes she tells the story of her family in a small Netherlander town. Director Marleen Gorris received the Academy Award for the best foreign film in 1996.
Director: Marleen Gorris
Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy , Els Dottermans , Dora van der Groen , Veerle van Overloop
Tags: Generation Gap Family Relationships Revenge F Rated Voice Over Narration
7.50    67%    91%  

24. Burnt by the Sun(1994)

Original Title: Utomlyonnye Solntsem
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Russia| France Languages:Russian | French Rating:R
Description:Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things...
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Oleg Menshikov , Nikita Mikhalkov , Ingeborga Dapkunaite , Nadezhda Mikhalkova
Tags: Family Relationships Tragedy Revenge Friendship Politics
8.00    79%    93%  

25. Belle Epoque(1992)

Original Title: Belle Époque
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Spain| Portugal| France Languages:French | Spanish Rating:R
Description:In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.
Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Penélope Cruz , Miriam Díaz-Aroca , Gabino Diego , Fernando Fernán Gómez
7.20    94%    78%  

26. Indochine(1992)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: France Languages:French | Vietnamese Rating:PG-13
Description:This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. An unmarried French woman who works in the rubber fields, raises a Vietnamese princess as if she was...
Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: Catherine Deneuve , Vincent Perez , Linh Dan Pham , Jean Yanne
Tags: Female Protagonist Prisoner Of War Racism
7.10    71%    84%  

27. Mediterraneo(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Comedy|War Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:Italian | English | Greek | Turkish Rating:R
Description:In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono , Claudio Bigagli , Giuseppe Cederna , Claudio Bisio
Tags: World War Two Friendship
7.40    77%    91%  

28. Journey of Hope(1990)

Original Title: Reise der Hoffnung
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Switzerland| Turkey| UK| France Languages:Turkish | Swiss German | Italian Rating:PG
Description:The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.
Director: Xavier Koller
Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu , Nur Sürer , Emin Sivas , Erdinç Akbas
7.60    83%    84%  

29. Cinema Paradiso(1988)

Original Title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Language:Italian Rating:R
Description:A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Antonella Attili , Enzo Cannavale , Isa Danieli , Leo Gullotta
Tags: Coming Of Age Generation Gap World War Two Friendship
8.50    90%    97%  

30. Pelle the Conqueror(1987)

Original Title: Pelle Erobreren
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Denmark| Sweden Languages:Scanian | Danish | Swedish Rating:NA
Description:The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ...
Director: Bille August
Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard , Max von Sydow , Erik Paaske , Björn Granath
Tags: Based On Novel Tragedy Betrayal Friendship
7.80    87%    89%  

31. Babette's Feast(1987)

Original Title: Babettes gæstebud
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Music Release Date:
Country: Denmark Languages:Swedish | French | Danish Rating:G
Description:In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one ...
Director: Gabriel Axel
Stars: Stéphane Audran , Bodil Kjer , Birgitte Federspiel , Jarl Kulle
Tags: Female Protagonist Nonlinear Timeline
7.80    96%    91%  

32. The Assault(1986)

Original Title: De Aanslag
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|History Release Date:
Country: Netherlands Languages:Dutch | English | German Rating:PG
Description:At the end of WW II the Dutch resistance kills a German officer in front of the house of a Dutch family. Years after the war the young boy who witnessed the killing runs into the members of the resistance who committed the killing.
Director: Fons Rademakers
Stars: Derek de Lint , Marc van Uchelen , Monique van de Ven , John Kraaykamp
Tags: World War Two Based On Novel
7.30    NA    84%  

33. The Official Story(1985)

Original Title: La historia oficial
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: Argentina Languages:English | Spanish Rating:NR
Description:After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Director: Luis Puenzo
Stars: Héctor Alterio , Norma Aleandro , Chunchuna Villafañe , Hugo Arana
Tags: Investigation Family Relationships Friendship Politics Missing Person
7.80    100%    89%  

34. Fanny and Alexander(1982)

Original Title: Fanny och Alexander
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Mystery Release Date:
Countries: Sweden| France| West Germany Languages:Swedish | German | Yiddish | English Rating:R
Description:Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Kristina Adolphson , Börje Ahlstedt , Pernilla Allwin , Kristian Almgren
Tags: Family Relationships Christmas Reference To William Shakespeare
8.10    100%    94%  

35. Mephisto(1981)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: West Germany| Hungary| Austria Languages:German | English | Hungarian Rating:UR
Description:A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ...
Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer , Krystyna Janda , Ildikó Bánsági , Rolf Hoppe
Tags: Based On True Story Based On Novel Breaking The Fourth Wall
7.80    79%    84%  

36. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears(1980)

Original Title: Moskva slezam ne verit
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: Soviet Union Language:Russian Rating:NA
Description:This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Director: Vladimir Menshov
Stars: Vera Alentova , Irina Muravyova , Aleksey Batalov , Raisa Ryazanova
8.20    NA    87%  

37. The Tin Drum(1979)

Original Title: Die Blechtrommel
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: West Germany| France| Poland| Yugoslavia Languages:German | Italian | Hebrew | Polish | Russian | Latin Rating:R
Description:Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up ...
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Mario Adorf , Angela Winkler , David Bennent , Katharina Thalbach
Tags: Violence World War Two World War One Based On Novel Prisoner Of War Friendship Politics Childhood
7.60    80%    84%  

38. Dersu Uzala(1975)

Original Title: Derusu Uzara
Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Adventure|Biography Release Date:
Countries: Soviet Union| Japan Languages:Russian | Chinese Rating:G
Description:A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Yuriy Solomin , Maksim Munzuk , Mikhail Bychkov , Vladimir Khrulev
Tags: Based On Book Survival Based On True Story First Person Narration Friendship
8.30    71%    94%  

39. Day for Night(1973)

Original Title: La nuit américaine
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: France| Italy Languages:French | English Rating:PG
Description:A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset , Valentina Cortese , Dani , Alexandra Stewart
8.10    100%    91%  

40. Amarcord(1973)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Languages:Italian | Greek | Ancient (to 1453) Rating:R
Description:A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties, as is recalled by a director with a superstar's access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper's command over our imaginations.
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Pupella Maggio , Armando Brancia , Magali Noël , Ciccio Ingrassia
Tags: Cult Film Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality High School Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Voice Over Narration
7.90    91%    90%  

41. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie(1972)

Original Title: Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Comedy Release Date:
Country: France Languages:French | Spanish Rating:PG
Description:A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Fernando Rey , Paul Frankeur , Delphine Seyrig , Bulle Ogier
Tags: Black Comedy Experimental Film Police Brutality Satire Politics
8.00    98%    89%  

42. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis(1970)

Original Title: Il giardino dei Finzi Contini
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Countries: Italy| West Germany Language:Italian Rating:R
Description:In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather...
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lino Capolicchio , Dominique Sanda , Fabio Testi , Romolo Valli
Tags: Concentration Camp Nazi Occupation World War Two Based On Novel Family Relationships Holocaust Friendship Politics
7.50    NA    NA  

43. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion(1970)

Original Title: Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: Italy Language:Italian Rating:R
Description:A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè , Florinda Bolkan , Gianni Santuccio , Orazio Orlando
Tags: Investigation Nonlinear Timeline Satire Politics
8.10    100%    96%  

44. Z(1969)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|History|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: France| Algeria Languages:French | Russian | English Rating:M
Description:Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Yves Montand , Irene Papas , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Jacques Perrin
Tags: Violence Political Thriller Investigation Based On True Story Based On Novel Social Injustice Tragedy Betrayal Politics
8.20    95%    93%  

45. War and Peace(1966)

Original Title: Voyna i mir
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War|History Release Date:
Country: Soviet Union Languages:Russian | German | French Rating:UR
Description:A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ...
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk , Lyudmila Saveleva , Vyacheslav Tikhonov , Boris Zakhava
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Novel Betrayal Friendship
7.90    100%    94%  

46. Closely Watched Trains(1966)

Original Title: Ost?e sledované vlaky
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|War Release Date:
Country: Czechoslovakia Languages:Czech | German Rating:NR
Description:An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.
Director: Jirí Menzel
Stars: Václav Neckár , Josef Somr , Vlastimil Brodský , Vladimír Valenta
Tags: Coming Of Age Generation Gap Nazi Occupation World War Two Investigation Based On Novel Family Relationships Satire Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
7.80    100%    87%  

47. A Man and a Woman(1966)

Original Title: Un Homme et une femme
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:UR
Description:A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow ...
Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Anouk Aimée , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Pierre Barouh , Valérie Lagrange
7.60    77%    87%  

48. The Shop on Main Street(1965)

Original Title: Obchod na korze
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Country: Czechoslovakia Languages:Slovak | Yiddish Rating:NR
Description:Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him a take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material.
Directors: Ján Kadár , Elmar Klos
Stars: Ida Kaminska , Jozef Kroner , Hana Slivková , Martin Hollý
8.10    100%    94%  

49. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow(1963)

Original Title: Ieri, oggi, domani
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Language:Italian Rating:NA
Description:Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Sophia Loren , Marcello Mastroianni , Aldo Giuffrè , Agostino Salvietti
Tags: Based On Novel Christmas
7.30    86%    81%  

50. 8½(1963)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Languages:Italian | English | French | German Rating:NR
Description:With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni , Claudia Cardinale , Anouk Aimée , Sandra Milo
Tags: Nonlinear Timeline Black And White Black And White Film Family Relationships Satire Friendship Childhood Innocence
8.10    98%    92%  

51. Sundays and Cybele(1962)

Original Title: Cybèle ou les dimanches de ville d'Avray
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: France| Austria Language:French Rating:NR
Description:The tragic story of a young orphan girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
Director: Serge Bourguignon
Stars: Hardy Krüger , Nicole Courcel , Patricia Gozzi , Daniel Ivernel
Tags: Based On Novel Betrayal Innocence
7.90    57%    87%  

52. Through a Glass Darkly(1961)

Original Title: Såsom i en spegel
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Sweden Languages:Swedish | Latin Rating:NR
Description:Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Harriet Andersson , Gunnar Björnstrand , Max von Sydow , Lars Passgård
8.10    100%    92%  

53. The Virgin Spring(1960)

Original Title: Jungfrukällan
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: Sweden Languages:Swedish | German Rating:UR
Description:A kind but pampered beautiful young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Max von Sydow , Birgitta Valberg , Gunnel Lindblom , Birgitta Pettersson
Tags: Investigation Family Relationships Tragedy Revenge Good Versus Evil Medieval Times
8.10    95%    92%  

54. Black Orpheus(1959)

Original Title: Orfeu Negro
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Romance|Music|Sci-Fi Release Date:
Countries: Brazil| France| Italy Language:Portuguese Rating:PG
Description:A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.
Director: Marcel Camus
Stars: Breno Mello , Marpessa Dawn , Marcel Camus , Fausto Guerzoni
Tags: Based On Play Falling In Love
7.50    89%    87%  

55. Mon Oncle(1958)

Runtime: Genre:Comedy Release Date:
Countries: France| Italy Language:French Rating:PA
Description:With many idea rich comic situations French director Jacques Tati uses his poetic ways and knowledge of the discrepancy between heart and technique to tell a gentle business satiric tale that won him the Oscar for best foreign film in 1959.
Director: Jacques Tati
Stars: Jean-Pierre Zola , Adrienne Servantie , Lucien Frégis , Betty Schneider
Tags: Family Relationships Satire
7.80    92%    89%  

56. Nights of Cabiria(1957)

Original Title: Le notti di Cabiria
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Italy| France Language:Italian Rating:NR
Description:A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Giulietta Masina , François Périer , Franca Marzi , Dorian Gray
Tags: Survival Based On Novel Heartbreak
8.10    97%    94%  

57. La Strada(1954)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Italy Language:Italian Rating:NR
Description:A traveling strongman, Zampano, repays the death of Rosa, his assistant, by offering the same job to little sister Gelsomina, whose mother receives compensation in return.
Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Anthony Quinn , Giulietta Masina , Richard Basehart , Aldo Silvani
Tags: Tragedy Road Movie Innocence
8.10    97%    93%  

58. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto(1954)

Original Title: Miyamoto Musashi
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Adventure|Biography Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Mayamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Rentarô Mikuni , Kurôemon Onoe , Kaoru Yachigusa
Tags: Violence Samurai Based On Novel Based On Play Japanese
7.60    NA    85%  

59. Gate of Hell(1953)

Original Title: Jigokumon
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|History Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:NR
Description:A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.
Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa , Machiko Kyô , Isao Yamagata , Yatarô Kurokawa
Tags: Samurai Based On True Story Based On Play Falling In Love Tragedy Medieval Times
7.20    100%    76%  

60. Forbidden Games(1952)

Original Title: Jeux interdits
Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|History Release Date:
Country: France Language:French Rating:NR
Description:A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.
Director: René Clément
Stars: Georges Poujouly , Brigitte Fossey , Amédée , Laurence Badie
Tags: World War Two Based On Novel Family Relationships Childhood Innocence
8.00    100%    92%  

61. Rashomon(1950)

Original Title: Rashômon
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Crime Release Date:
Country: Japan Language:Japanese Rating:UR
Description:In ancient Japan a crime take place as told from three different travelers who have experienced the crime: a man being killed and his wife being raped. Which if any of the stories is true? A Akira Kurosawa film about morals, truth, and communication.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune , Machiko Kyô , Masayuki Mori , Takashi Shimura
Tags: Samurai Multiple Perspectives Martial Arts Japanese
8.30    98%    93%  

62. Bicycle Thieves(1948)

Original Title: Ladri di biciclette
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Italy Language:Italian Rating:NR
Description:Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani , Enzo Staiola , Lianella Carell , Gino Saltamerenda
Tags: Investigation Based On Novel Family Relationships
8.30    98%    94%  

63. Shoeshine(1946)

Original Title: Sciuscià
Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: Italy Languages:Italian | English Rating:NR
Description:At a track near Rome, shoeshine boys are watching horses run. Two of the boys Pasquale, an orphan, and Giuseppe, his younger friend are riding. The pair have been saving to buy a horse of their own to ride...
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Franco Interlenghi , Rinaldo Smordoni , Annielo Mele , Bruno Ortenzi
8.00    100%    92%  

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