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Roma (2018) vs. Parasite (2019); Which do you think is a better foreign film?
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  • JackO
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    Parasite easy. Roma was a pretentious bore.

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    Andrew Harper
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    As someone who considers each of these films the best movie released in their respective years, I gotta go with “Parasite.” But in terms of what these films are doing, “Roma” and “Parasite” aren’t that comparable.

    One thing’s for sure: “Parasite” is both crowd-pleasing and rewards deep, analytical conversations surrounding it. Whereas “Roma,” with its more contemplative mood, seems designed for such scholarly looks into it without touching upon the nerves of a casual audience. For that reason, I’d have a much easier time recommending “Parasite” than “Roma.” And even within Alfonso Cuaron’s filmography, I’d sooner recommend “Children of Men” to a newcomer than “Roma.”

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    vinny
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    I love both but gotta go with Roma. Just like it a tad bit more

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    Atypical
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    “Parasite.” The Netflix bias would have still hurt “Roma” for BP, even in the odd occurrence of both of them being in the same category.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Parasite.

    Roma could’ve been much better.

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    Cordelia
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    Parasite is so much more vibrant, layered, insightful, and original. I don’t think Alfonso Cuaron is an all-time director like some do.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Parasite

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    I think they’re almost too different to compare. Roma is a spectacular, small, intimate story. Parasite is a cathartic thrill ride.

    But I would pick Parasite.

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    wilfredpickles
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    I voted Parasite without a question, though they’re both worth watching. What I find a bit of a shame is that Roma got two acting nominations but Parasite got none with a much stronger ensemble (probably just the power of Netflix campaigns).

    Even though Song Kang Ho almost never would’ve won, he would’ve been a wonderful surprise choice in a boring Supporting Actor lineup

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    Parasite, but that’s because it’s in my top 5 films of all time. It’s a masterpiece that comes once every 2 decades. Roma was my top film of 2018 and is in my top 20 of the decade.

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    Parasite is just way more captivating but Roma is still beautiful to look at

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    Hammad Asif
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    Both are masterpieces in their own right.

    Parasite is more universal and a better film overall.

    ROMA is too much Artsy.

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    smurty11
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    If this was Shoplifters vs Parasite, then it would be a much more interesting conversation.

    That movie, A Separation, and a Portrait of a Lady on Fire also deserved a shot at Best Picture.

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    Hammad Asif
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    With 253 awards in total.

    ROMA is most awarded film of all time,currently?

    ROMA 2018 Awards

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    Gabriel Guarin
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    With 253 awards in total. ROMA is most awarded film of all time,currently? ROMA 2018 Awards

    Yeah I think so. Certainly in modern times.

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    Hammad Asif
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    Yeah I think so. Certainly in modern times.

    I guess that there weren’t used to be as much awards there as they are now.

    I think,it makes ROMA most awarded film of all time currently with 253.

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