favorite foreign movie

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Vampyre, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Vampyre


    Dec 9, 2004
    what is everyones favorite foreign movie? (non-english speaking)

    Mine would have to be "City of God"
  2. I named a semi-feral cat after the main character, as they were both tenacious survivors.
  3. The Eristic

    The Eristic Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cartersville, GA
    Something from either Bergman or Kurosawa. Kind of hard to pick.
  4. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Does um Russian films count? since i am Russian i guess they are not foreign to me but they are still bad ass movies that played outside Russia...

    My choice would be: Stalker.

    Very good movie...
  5. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Dunno if it's been mentioned on the boards here...but I finally got a chance to see "Downfall" (missed it in the indie theaters) and I was amazed.

    Some amazing acting. Definately worth catching if you have the chance.
  6. You are talking about "Der Untergang", right? The German movie about last days of Third Reich and Hitler? That is an incredible movie, yes. I remember when I saw it about a year ago, tremendous impact and food dor thought. I think I even started a thread about it in TB.
  7. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    City of God is awesome. So is La Femme Nikita...that movie is nuts.

    I know you didn't ask for a list...but a few others I love are:
    the House of Flying Daggers
    Iron Monkey
    The Killer
    Hard Boiled
    Man Bites Dog
    The Professional
    The City of Lost Children
  8. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    For real on House of Flying Daggers and Iron Monkey. City of God is amazing, too.
  9. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Lola Rent


    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring


    Cidade de deus


    more later
  10. ONG Bak is my favourite foreing film, it has to do with muai thai and martial arts, awsome movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368909/

    I also like the "taxi" series (I don't mean the american one)
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Kal ho naah ho

  12. Yeah, I had to get used to that in order to enjoy the movie :D
  13. City of God and then Kagemusha

    Man Kurosawa is good
  14. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Much like I can never really nail down a favorite movie in general it's hard to nail down a favorite foreign movie as well.

    Some that I enjoyed that pop into my head include:

    House of Flying Daggers
    Run, Lola, Run
    City of Lost Children
    Beijing Bicycle
    El Norte
    No Man's Land

    brad cook
  15. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    I liked Raise the Red Lantern quite a bit.
  16. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Das Boot yet. I think that's fantastic in that you end up really wanting them to succeed in getting home, you really sympathise with them...yet they're Nazis trying to blow up shipping convoys in the atlantic!
  17. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    I saw parts of that, it's pretty rough. Didn't get the whole way through though, it was getting pretty late... but it is a solid film no doubt.

    Might as well add a few ones while I'm here:

    Ran, 7 samurai, Rashômon, anything from Kurosawa basically;
    Princess Mononoké, Spirited Away, Miyazaki's stuff in general;
    All of the Zatoichi movies, including the new one;
    La Vita è bella;
    Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain;
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (it is an Italian movie)...

    I also saw a short while ago, this chinese movie that takes place in a small village in the middle of nowhere, and the village's teacher has to go to the city for a few days, and he ends up being replaced by a 14 year old girl for the duration of the trip... I'll post title when I remember it.

    that'll do for now.
  18. Ay, Carmela - Spanish - set during the Spanish Civil War
    La Historia Oficial - Argentine- La Guerra Sucia (The Dirty War)
    Gabriela - Brasilian. Change comes to a sleeply backwater town.
    Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos - Brasilian - You can have it all.
    Doña Bárbara – 1940 Mexican version famous for la Félix but the 1990s Venezuelan version is more true to the novel, IMO of course.
    Bye, Bye Brasil - Change comes to the whole country