Recommend some good foreign films

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    Jun 07, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    So recently, with university out, and not being able to out to clubs due to the fact that I don't like to tip icon_rolleyes.gif , I have found myself with an incredible amount of free time.

    So give me some good films to watch,

    I know the obvious one that everyone and his dog is going to suggest:

    Amelie.

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    Jun 07, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
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    Jun 07, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Not big on subtitles, but here are a few I've liked over the years:

    Like Water for Chocolate (Straight romance)

    Beautiful Thing (Gay)

    Get Real (Gay)

    The Descent (horror)

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    Jun 07, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    Tell no one.
    amazing film
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    Jun 07, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    Everytime someone lists a movie I have to look it up. lol I'm so ignorant whenever it comes to movies.
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    Jun 07, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    since im a movie nutt..here is my list of good movies that i have seen and just fell in love.

    1999 Romance with Caroline Ducey----uk
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    Toni Collette in Muriels wedding--Australian film
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    2007 "Boy A"--Uk
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    2000 Rachel Griffiths "Me, Myself and I"--australia
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    1996 "Breaking the Waves" with Emily Watson---german/france
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    and the gay ones

    2000 "O Fantasma"
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    2002 "Ken Park"
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    2004 "The Raspberry Reich"
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    i think you will love allll
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    Jun 07, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    Almost anything by Kurosawa but I love his samurai films, especially:

    Seven Samurai
    Ran
    Hidden Fortress ( supposedly one the inspirations for Star Wars)

    Continuing with Japanese movies, I love the comedies by Juzo Itami:
    Tampopo (one of my favorite movies ever because it deals with food)
    A Taxing Woman

    One more Japanese recommendation - In The Realm of the Senses. It's practically porn but its artful porn so you can often rent it in places that don't carry porn. Its based on a true story and kinda weird and fascinating.

    Other good foreign comedies would be the early works of Pedro Almodovar - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.

    If you haven't seen John Woo's early action films (A Better Tomorrow, The Killer) check them out. Chow Yun Fat is one of the coolest action stars ever.

    I just realized these are all films I saw when I was in college. I guess that was the last time I had time to really watch a lot of films.
  • calibro

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    Jun 07, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    Some French titles:

    Diva

    Pepe le Moko

    Le Corbeau

    Les Enfants de Paradis

    Le Regles du Jue

    Cleo 5-7

    Cache

    Entres les Murs

    Other countries:

    Hakayitz Shel Aviha (Israel)

    Valtz Im Bashir (Israel)

    Hotaru No Haka (Japan)

    Once Were Warriors (New Zealand)

    El Laberinto del Fauno (Mexico)

    Y Tu Mama Tambien (Mexico)

    Les Promis (Belgium)

    Låt Den Rätte Komma in (Sweeden)
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    Jun 07, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
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    Jun 07, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    West Beirut - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/west_beirut/

    Caramel- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/caramel/

    Both are Lebanese films, which are very good.... full of laughter, tears, good humor and great cinematography. The ratings speak for themselves.... both are in Arabic w/ Subtitles.

    Enjoy!
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Jun 07, 2009 10:31 PM GMT
    The Descent
    and
    The Host...
    Both great foreign horror movies.
  • magicbox1985

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    Jun 07, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    I second the recommendation for Goodbye Lenin! It's really funny.
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    Jun 07, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    Paris Je T'Aime
    My Winnipeg
    Waltzing with Bashir
    Let the Right One In
    The Orphanage
    Spirited Away
    Happenstance
    La Pianiste
    Ma Vie En Rose

    Definitely check these out.
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    Jun 07, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    Peur(s) du noir
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    Jun 07, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    La Femme Nikita

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    Jun 07, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    Bleu with Juliette Binoche - French
    The Swimming Pool with Charlotte Rampling - English/French
    Once - English

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    Jun 07, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Strangely enough, my Toshiba DVD player refuses to play sub-titles on foreign films from NetFlix. It will play sub-titles on US-made films. It's rather infuriating.

    Anyway,

    Pan's Labyrinth

    City of Lost Children


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    Jun 07, 2009 11:33 PM GMT
    Most Pedro Almodovar movies, especially "All About My Mother" (but watch "Streetcar Named Desire" with Marlon Brando first), Wong Kar-wai's "Days of Being Wild", Truffaut's "400 Blows", Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies", Tarkovsky's "Sacrifice" are some of my favourites.
  • Belvedude

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    Jun 07, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    I agree "All About my mother" would be a fantastic suggestion.
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    Jun 07, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    El laberinto del fauno (Mexico) is freaky weird. Guerra Civil violence and bizarre magic realism.
    Como agua para chocolate (Mexico) is like milk chocolate: enjoyable but nothing amazing.
    Amores, perros (mexico) is very good, but very violent (both physically and especially emotionally)
    Mar Adentro (Spain) is AMAZING and part of it is in Gallego.
    La Herencia (Argentina). I loved
    La lengua de las mariposas (spain) set in just pre civil war spain. A very nice, touching film with a real sting in the tail.
    Volver (Almodóvar, Spain). His best film. Has many of the classic touches without the bizarreness that sometimes comes along with it. If you want to see some early Almodóvar, then Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios is good. Todo sobre mi madre is OK (I have worked through almost all of Almodóvar and am not the biggest fan)
    Motorcycle Diaries was good... rented it in the USA, (the rest I rented down here and have no idea of how the titles are translated). You get to hear Argentinian, Chilean and Peruvian spanish, a funky Mambo and Gael Garcia Bernal ;)

    enjoy
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    Jun 07, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    Run Lola Run
    The princess and the warrior
    All about my mother
    Volver
    the witnesses
    A few days in september
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    Jun 08, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    Run Lola Run (German)

    As It Is In Heaven (Swedish)

    Amelie (French....haha)

    8 Woman (French)

    Life Is Beautiful (Italian)

    The Experiment (German)

    Jesus if Montreal (French)

    Ummm that's just off the top of my head
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    Jun 08, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
    "Paris, je t'aime" (A+)

    "Les Diner des Cons" (A)

    "Le scaphandre et le papillon" (B)

    "La Vie en Rose" (A)

    ...all French.
  • somedaytoo

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    Jun 08, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
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    Jun 08, 2009 12:22 AM GMT