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  • RobertoTerra
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    1. Amour, Michael Haneke, 2012, French

    2. A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles), Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004, French

    3. Tabu, Miguel Gomes, 2012, Portuguese

    4. The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste), Michael Haneke, 2001, French

    5. Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain), Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001, French

    6. Life is Beautiful (La Vita È Bella), Roberto Benigni, 1997, Italian

    7. The Hunt (Jagten), Thomas Vinterberg, 2012, Danish

    8. Blood of My Blood (Sangue do Meu Sangue), João Canijo, 2012, Portuguese

    9. Stranger by the Lake (L’Inconnu du Lac), Alain Guiraudie, 2013, French

    10. The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte), Michael Haneke, 2009, German

    11. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, French

    12. Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso), Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988, Italian

    13. All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre), Pedro Almodóvar, 1999, Spanish

    14. Talk to Her (Hable con Ella), Pedro Almodóvar, 2002, Spanish

    15. Amarcord, Frederico Fellini, 1973, Italian

    16. Autumn Sonata, Ingmar Bergman, 1978, Swedish

    17. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon), Julian Schnabel, 2007, French

    18. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍), Ang Lee, 2000, Mandarin

    19. Camille Claudel, Bruno Nuytten, 1988, French

    20. Central Station (Central do Brazil), Walter Salles, 1998, Portuguese

    And I can’t wait to see Blue is the Warmest Color! Something tell me it will make my list! 😀

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    nkb325
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    Good list ^ I don’t have 20 but I’d add

    The Exterminating Angel (El Angel Exterminador) Luis Bunuel, 1962, Spanish
    Volver, Pedro Almodovar, 2006, Spanish
    The Official Story (La Historia Oficial) Luis Puenzo, 1985, Spanish
    Eat Drink Man Woman (飲食男女) Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwanese

    And easily the best, one of my favorite films in any language:

    Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno) Guillermo Del Toro, 2006, Spanish 

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    delerian
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    20 sounds like a lot of work. I’ll just add some more that haven’t been discussed:

    Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy
    Spirited Away
    La Dolce Vita
    The City of God
    The Lives of Others

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    AviChristiaans
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    1. The Sea Inside, Alejandro Amenábar (Spain)
    2. U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, Mark Dornford-May.. (South Africa)
    3. Central Station, Walter Salles (Brazil)
    4. Fiela’s Child, Katinka Heyns (South Africa)
    5. City of God , Fernando Meirelles (Brazil)
    6. No Man’s Land, Danis Tanović (Bosnia)
    7. Hero, Zhang Yimou (China)
    8. Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) , Louis Malle (France)
    9. Life is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni ( Italy)
    10. Talk to Her, Pedro Almodóvar, (Spain)

    11. Stranger by the Lake, Alain Guiraudie. (Spain)
    12. Tsotsi, Gavin Hood (South Africa)
    13. Days of Glory, Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria)
    14. Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore, (Italy)
    15. Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro (Mexico)
    16. As it is in Heaven, Kay Pollak (Sweden)
    17. Blood of My Blood, João Canijo. (Portugal)
    18. Yesterday, Darrell Roodt (South Africa)
    19. Osama, Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan)
    20. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee (Taiwan)

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    Oscar King
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    1/ COME AND SEE …..surely the greatest ”war movie ” of all time
    2/ THE TIN DRUM
    3/  THE CRANES ARE FLYING
    4/  PELE THE CONQUERER 
    5/ BURNT BY THE SUN    

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    Chatan
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    In no particular order: 

    In the mood for Love
    Castle in the sky, Laputa
    Grave of firefly
    Hero
    AMelie
    La Pianiste
    Todo sobre mi madre
    La Historia Oficial
    Cidade de Deus
    Tampopo
    Ciname Paradiso
    Die Blechtrommel
    A Separation
    Mar Adentro
    Volver 
    Tesis
    Crouching tiger, hidden dragon
    La cage aux folies 
    Un homme et une femme 
    A Noite americaine 

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    DominicCobb
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    1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    2. Seven Samurai (1954)
    3. The Seventh Seal (1957)
    4. Z (1969)
    5. The Bicycle Thief (1949)
    6. 8 1/2 (1963)
    7. Tokyo Story (1953)
    8. Tokyo Drifter (1966)
    9. Grand Illusion (1937)
    10. M (1931)
    11. The Rules of the Game (1939)
    12. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    13. Yojimbo (1961)
    14. The 400 Blows (1959)
    15. The Hidden Fortress (1958)
    16. Wild Strawberries (1957)
    17. Throne of Blood (1957)
    18. Downfall (2004)
    19. Le Samourai
    20. La Strada (1954)  

    And there are so many more… 

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    Renaton
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    This is not by all means a defintive list, s I keep changing my mind and rankings every two seconds (they are all extremely close to eahc other). But out of the top of my head, in non-silent and non-english films, I would rank them as such in this moment, what to comes to mind right now.

    1. Last Year at Marinbad by Alain Resnais
    2. Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
    3. La Jeteé by Chris Marker
    4. Holy Motors by Leos Carax
    5. Eyes Without a Face by Georges Franjú
    6. Hour Of The Wolf by Ingmar Bergman
    7. Stalker  by Andrei Tarkovski
    8. Beau Traveil by Claire Denis
    9. Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini
    10. Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    11. The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot
    12. The Spider Stratagem by Bernardo Bertolucci
    13. Akira by Katsuhiro Ôtomo
    14. Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa
    15. Rocco and His Brothers by Luchino Visconti
    16. 8 1/2 by Federico Fellini
    17. The 400 Blows by François Truffaut
    18. Onibaba by Kaneto Shindô
    19. Deep Red by Dario Argento
    20. The Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir

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    Ryan Earle
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    The Shop around the Corner is a great film. It’s my #1 foreign film.

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    Riley
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    Not a prestige movie by any means, but Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer is hilarious.

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