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IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 Foreign Films
 
A list of IMDB Poll Board members' top ten favorite foreign (non-American) films.

❒ IMDb List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093393116/
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Oh Boy, this is going to be tough. I've watched many foreign films, but I don't remember their names or the name of the actors/characters in it.

Almost all the foreign films I've watched was on television. And they were dubbed in English. The only actor comes to my mind when I think about foreign movies is Jackie Chan. LOL

Imma need sometime to think about it. I'll post my top 10 list later.
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No worries. Take your time. :)
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I still have to see Roma and Pan's Labyrinth. :(
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An interesting question: from my perspective as I'm from Ukraine US movies are technically foreign, so it might help to add "(Non-English)" to the title of the suggestion. Just five cents. :)

My Top 10, so far, despite still being very subjective I tried my best not just to pile up favorite movies, but concentrate on certain level of cinematic perfection:
1. Le samouraï (1967)
2. Angst (1983)
3. Evge (2019)
4. Les quatre cents coups (1959)
5. Beau travail (1999)
6. C'est arrivé près de chez vous (1992)
8. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
9. Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
10. Paris, je t'aime (2006) 
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Hey there,

It's not on the title, but it's in the description. I did think about it before; that's why I added "non-American" and not "non-English" because England movies are also in English.

-> I didn't add it to the title because I'd like to keep it clean and simple and as short as possible.

Thanks for your concern tho. I'll be adding your top 10 list soon. I'm eating rn.
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Oh, you Nikolay!
You forgot to add number 7
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BONAFIDE BOSS, oops!

Let it be Nikita (1990) then. :) 
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I don't remember every foreign movie, I have does anybody know how I can search for them.
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You can search for them on Google. Search something like "List of foreign films (on IMDb)".
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I know my first two would be Three Colors: Red and Salaam Bombay! but I'll have to look through the 52 page-list of films that I've seen to jog my memory for the rest. Once I have the time to look, it won't take long. I really like this idea. 

Oh, I'm assuming you mean just feature films? (No shorts, for example; what about documentaries?) 'The Red Balloon' would be on my list, too, if it weren't a short. 
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The idea was feature films, but I don't have any objection regarding documentaries or short.

Edit: But Yeah, I think it'd be nice to have only feature films. Thank you.
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No problem. That makes sense. 
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1-Amélie (2001)
2-City of God (2002)
3-Life Is Beautiful (1997)
4-The Lives of Others (2006)
5-Princess Mononoke (1997)
6-Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
7-Downfall (2004)
8-The Hunt (2012)
9-Das Boot (1981)
10-Spirited Away (2001)
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1-Seven Samurais(1954)
2_Harakiri(1962)
3_Throne of Blood(1957)
4_The Seventh Seal(1957(
5_Playtime(1967)
6_Spirited Away(2001)
7_Chungking Express(1994)
8_In the Mood For Love(2000)
9_Mononoke Princess(1997)
10_Memories of Murder(2003)
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1_Los Olvidados(1950)
2_City of God(2002)
3_Rashomon(1950
4_Solaris(1972
5_The Seventh Seal(1957
6_Ivan Childhood(1962
7_Three Colors: Blue(1993)
8_Russian Ark(2002)
9_Pan's Labyrinth(2006)
10_Amores Perros(2000)
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Bonafide, I made an edition at the last moment, instead of Grave of the Fireflies, i chose Russian Ark.
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Not including British or English-speaking movies:

UNDERGROUND (1995)
C'EST ARRIVE PRES DE CHEZ VOUS (1992)
ARMY OF SHADOWS (1969)
BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966)
FORBIDDEN GAMES (1952)
DAS BOOT (1981)
BICYCLE THIEVES (1948)
DER UNTERGANG (2004)
WAGES OF FEAR (1953)
RASHOMON (1950)
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Also not including English-language titles:

1. Fallen Angels (1995)
2. Late Spring (1949)
3. Bleeder (1999)
4. Kaspar Hauser (1974)
5. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
6. Nikita (1990)
7. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
8. In the Aisles (2018)
9. The Two of Us (1967)
10. The Color of Paradise (1999)
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I'll add your top 10 list soon, just got myself busy with something else.
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The word foreign here means films that are not in the English language.

I know a few of the films you've listed are also available in another language (s). But this list is about non-English cinema only.

Films like The Dollars Trilogy and 'Once Upon a Time in the West' are dubbed in Italian.

Maybe I should re-write the description.

Sorry, I hope you understand.
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I didn't even know there was an Italian version of that film.
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New list:
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
2. Festen (1998)
3. Metropolis (1927)
4. Ikiru (1952)
5. Come and See (1985)
6. Central Station (1998)
7. Seven Samurai (1954)
8. City of God (2002)
9. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
10. Jagten (2012)
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I generally do like foriegn films, but I actually haven't seen that many.
I only have three, so maybe I can be the weird option.  :)
1. I Am Dragon 
2. Ragnarok (not to be confused with Thor: Ragnarok)
3. La belle et la bete (2014)

If I think of anything else I will let you know.  :)
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GS Issue

I'm sick of this error. And it seems to me that it mostly happens to me. 
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BONAFIDE BOSS, I'm not sure why duplicates happen from time to time, but they do and that's okay. If it makes it better I'm regularly deleting them as one of my Champion "duties". :) 
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Please make Joyeux Noel my 8th choice.
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@Awesome,

Your Picks so far:

1. I Am Dragon (2015)
2. Ragnarok (2003) - (Make sure this is the correct one)
3. La belle et la bete (2014)
4. Godzilla 2000 (1999)
5. Prinzessin Maleen (2015) [ TV Movie ]
6. Die Gansemagd (2009) [ TV Movie ]
7. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (2002)
8. Joyeux Noel (2005)
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Ragnarok is the correct link, but you have it listed as 2003; it is 2013.

Hmm... there are two I can add but the titles are German so it may take me a while to find them on IMDb... thanks for reminding me!
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I will go with these for now.


1.) Cinema Paradiso 
2.) Pan's Labyrinth 
3.) Ikiru 
4.) Diabolique
5.) Amélie
6.) Spirited Away
7.) Battle Royale 
8.) Parasite
9.) Seven Samurai
10.) The Raid 2
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I hate, absolutely loathe people who nitpick on words... but in this case, I have to do exactly that. "Top 10 non-Hollywood films" would be a better title, or "Non-English films" perhaps. Because for 96 % of the world, "foreign" is the USA.

Anyway...

1 - Das Boot (1981)
2 - Army of Shadows (1969)
3 - Le Samourai (1967)
4 - Seven Samurai (1954)
5 - Der Letzte Mann (1924)
6 - Machan (2008)
7 - Battleship Potemkin (1925)
8 - Le Cercle Rogue (1970)
9 - Metropolis (1927)
10 - Come and See (1985)

the bench:

11 - Battle Royale (2000)
12 - The Wages of Fear (1953)
13 - Nosferatu  (1922)
14 - Tetsuo - The Iron Man (1989) (I couldn't leave them out without at least mentioning)

I'll probably remember a dozen titles in a few minutes and want to change the list, but this will do for now.
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May I get your IMDb user ID or URL?
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This is me

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur0700549/

I haven't figured out how to change my getsatisfaction name to that.
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Ardan Tüzünsoy,

You can change your GetSatisfaction username here.
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1. Who's Singin' Over There? - (Serbian: Ко то тамо пева)

others are listed chronologically

2. The Wages of Fear (1953) - (French: Le salaire de la peur)
3. March on the Drina (1964) - (Serbian: Марш на Дрину)
4. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) - (German: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
5. The Marathon Family (1982) - (Serbian: Маратонци трче почасни круг)
6. The Visitors (1993) - (French: Les visiteurs)
7. Barking at the Stars (1998) - (Serbian: Лајање на звезде)
8. Wheels (1998) - (Serbian: Точкови)
9. Еlite Squad (2007) - (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite)
10. Rec (2007) - (Spanish: [Rec])
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I would like to replace Tropa de Elite with Tropa de Elite 2.
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Update: Title Update

Old Title: IMDb Poll Board: Top 10 Foreign Films

New Title: IMDb Poll Board: Top 10 International Films


It'd be nice if an admin can edit this conversation's title and replace the word "Foreign" with "International".

Thank you.
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I had to leave out at least 15 non english language films that I have rated with 9 or 10.

Mine are:


Le trou
Le salaire de la peur
El laberinto del fauno
La grande illusion
El sur
Das Leben der Anderen
Ida
Una familia de tantas
Roma
Den goda viljan
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Make sure the titles I've listed are correct. Thank you.
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They all seem fine, thanks.
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Still pondering this Herculean task of a list.
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Good luck! <3
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3 Idiots (2009)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Baby (2015)
Andhadhun (2018)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Rock On!! (2008)
A Wednesday (2008)
Parasite (2019)
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Relatos Salvajes (2014)
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Nice list. ^_^
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#MonthlyBump

Reminder:
@NarniaisAwesome - Your list is incomplete.

@RubyFruit76 and @Stephen Atwood - Y'all wanted to make a list but didn't/couldn't.
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That's a tough choice, BONAFIDE BOSS

Inclined towards NDbportmanFan but it's missing 'City of God' and 'The Seventh Seal' plus ... 

There's only one list with 'Oldboy' ;-)
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Well, feel free to take your time to make your top 10 list. :)