Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:10 am


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I think we should make a list of recommended foreign films people should watch because, I think people learn a lot about culture and language through foreign films.
Feel free to talk about movies you liked and didn't like. 

Format: movie name, genre, country, URL link

Click on the movie titles to see plot summary, ratings, and other information

Action:
Chocolate (Thai)
The Expendables (American)
The Expendables 2 (American)
The Great Yokai War (Japanese)
Hua Mulan (Chinese)
Ip Man (Chinese)
Kagemusha (Japanese)
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
The Man from Nowhere (Korean)
Mardock Scramble (Japanese)
Merantau Warrior (Indonesian)
Moby Dick (Korean)
New Police Story (2004, China)
Ong Bak (Thai)
Otoko-tachi no Yamato (Japanese)
The Raid (Indonesian)
Ran (Japanese)
Rurouni Kenshin the Movie (Japanese)
Serigala Terakhir (Indonesian)
Singham (Indian) 
[url=1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0152930/]Taxi (France)[/url]
[url=4. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293662/]The Transporter (France)[/url]
Versus (Japanese)
The Viral Factor (2012, China)
[url=Warrior King (The Protector/ Tom-Yum-Goong)]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom-Yum-Goong [/url]
Zatouichi (Japanese) (2003)

Action/ Thriller:
Battle Royale (Japanese)
Crows Zero (Japanese)
[url=1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/]City of God (Brazil)[/url]
The Departed (American remake of Infernal Affairs)
Heaven and Earth (Japanese)
Infernal Affairs (Chinese-2002)
Liar Game: The Final Stage (Japanese)
My True Friend (Thai)
Oldboy (Korean)
[url=2. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464141/]The Orphanage (El Orfanato)[/url]
Protege (Chinese)
[url=1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130827/]Run Lola Run[/url]
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance "Chinjeolhan Geumjassi" (Korean)
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance "Boksuneun Naui Geot" (Korean)
The Thieves (Korean)
Tropa de Elite (Brazilian)
Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora e Outro (Brazilian)


Animation:
5 Centimeters Per Second (Japanese)

Comedy:
3 Idiots (Indian)
Afro Tanaka (Japanese)
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (German) 
Der Schuh des Manitu (German)
Die Feuerzangenbowle (German)
Future Cops (Chinese)
Going by the Book "Bareuge salja" (Korean)
O Auto da Compadecida (Brazilian)
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (French)
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (French)
SuckSeed (Thai)
Trainspotting (British)
Trick (Japanese)


Drama:
Aruitemo Aruitemo a.k.a Still Walking (2008)
Cinema Paradiso (Italian)
City of Life and Death (Chinese)
Departures (Japanese)
Die Welle (German)
Every Child is Special (Hindi)
For Those We Love "Ore wa, kimi no tame ni koso shini ni iku" (Japanese)
Helter Skelter (Japanese)
Ikiru (Japanese)
Love of Siam (Thai)
Madadayo (1993)
Nobody Knows "Dare mo Shiranai" (Japanese)
No Man's Land (Eastern European)
Night on the Galactic Railroad (Japanese)
Rashomon (1950)
Voces Inocentes "Innocent Voices" (Mexican)
1 Rittoru no Namida "A Liter of Tears" (Japanese)
A Moment to Remember (Korean - 2004)
71: Into The Fire (2010, S.Korea)
Sad Movie (Korean - 2005)
Taiyou no Uta (Japanese)
Throne of Blod (Japanese)
You Are the Apple of My Eye (Taiwanese)

Fantasy:
Fish Story (Japanese) (2009)
The Painted Skin II (China)
Werewolf Boy (Korean)
Yomigaeri (Japanese) (2003)

Musical:
Swing Girls (2004)

Non-Fiction:
127 Hours (American)
The Billionaire (Thai)
The Crucible (Korean)

Horror:
Another (Japanese)
Death Bell (Korean)
Dark Water (2002, Japan)
Gomennasai (Japanese)
Martyrs (French)
Chakushin Ari "One Missed Call" (Japanese)
Pulse/ Circuit "Kairo" (Japanese)
[REC] (2007, Spain)
[REC]2 (2009, Spain)
Ringu 1 (Japanese) (1998)
Suicide Club/ Suicide Circle (Japanese)
A Tale of Two Sisters (Korean)

Horror Comedy:
Spellbound (Korean)

Psychological Thriller:
Death Note & Death Note 2: The Last Name (Japanese)
Dot the I (Spanish)
Liar Game: The Final Stage (Japanese)

Romance:
Friendship (Thai)
Koizora (Japanese)
Love at 4 Size (Love Julinsee) (Thai)
Love on That Day (Chinese)
Paradise Kiss (Japanese)
Seven Something (Thai)
Yes or No (Thai)
Yes or No 2 (Thai)
You Are the Apple of My Eye (Taiwanese - 2011)

Romantic Comedy:
200 Pounds of Beauty (Korean)
Amélie (French)
ATM (Er Rak Error) (Thai)
August Friends AKA Old Pals
Fabulous 30
First Kiss (Love at the Next Stop) (Thai)
Hello Stranger (Thai)
If Only (American)
Kimi ni Todoke (Japanese)
Life is Beautiful (Italian)
A Little Thing Called Love (Thai)
Love Summer (Thai)
Zettai Kareshi "Absolute Boyfriend" (Japanese)
Yes or No (Thai)

Sci-Fi:
Akira (Japanese)
Avalon (Japanese/ Polish)
Cargo (Swiss)
Cyborg She, Cyborg Girl(Japanese - "Boku no Kanojo wa Cyborg)
The Host (Korean)
Moon (British)
Paprika (Japanese)
Prometheus (American)

updated 06.29.2013



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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:18 pm


Licht09

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Under romance:

Hello Stranger (Thai Movie)


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:59 pm


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great choice for Nobody Knows; what a great, but sad movie.

Action
The Man From Nowhere "Ajeossi" (Korean)
Chocolate (Thai)

Comedy
Going by the Book "Bareuge salja" (Korean)

Horror
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance "Boksuneun Naui Geot" (Korean)
Old Boy (Korean)
Sympathy For Lady Vengeance "Chinjeolhan Geumjassi" (Korean)
Pulse/Circut "Kairo" (Japanese)


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:01 pm


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Departures is a fantastic Drama that I really liked, its Japanse and it won an award for best foreign movie in 2010 I think.


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:58 pm


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cool idea yoshi!
I also like finding new movies

DRAMA
Voces Inocentes
Night in the Galactic Railroad
City of Life and Death

ACTION
Ran (JPN)
Kagemusha (JPN)
Mardock Scramble (JPN)

SCI-FI
Paprika


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:29 pm


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I would not know where to start there are so many !

Any film by the great Akira Kurosawa.

Action : Otoko tachi no Yamato ( JPN )

Romance : Paradise Kiss the movie ( JPN )


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:22 pm


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Psychological Thriller:
Death Note (JPN)
Liar Game: The Final Stage (JPN)

Animation:
5 Centimeters Per Second (JPN) <- I have yet to meet a single person who did not like this film after I convinced them to watched it!


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:22 pm


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well, you are just posting asian films. . .
here it goes some good brazilian movies ^^
Comedy:
O auto da compadecida (BR)
Action:
Tropa de Elite (BR)
Tropa de Elite 2 (BR)


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:33 am


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Comedy/Romance:
Zettai Kareshi (Japanese)

Horror:
Death Bell (Korean)
One missed Call (Japanese)

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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:21 pm


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TomomixOgawa wrote:Comedy/Romance:
Zettai Kareshi (Japanese)

Horror:
Death Bell (Korean)
One missed Call (Japanese)

Love One Missed Call hah ! While watching, my phone rang and it freaked me out ! xD.

@Topic
Romance: Koizora. ( Japanese Movie )

I would recommend that movie... The drama of that show is pretty good too, it came from a manga hah ! xD
If you guys liked romance movies, I would suggest your watching that. You would not regret watching it.. Nice One

Even I'm from Japan, really loved that show. Since I'm in Singapore now, it's a foreign movie to me ! xDDDD

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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Mon May 07, 2012 10:39 pm


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Ip Man (Chinese) Probably in the Action category


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Tue May 08, 2012 2:14 am


Izayama33

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Sci-fi:

Cargo(2009 Swiss)
Moon(North American)

Drama:

No Mans Land(2001 Eastern Europe)
Die Welle(2008 Germany)
Trainspotting(1996 Scotland)


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Mon May 21, 2012 10:22 pm


kawaii93

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Drama:
1000 Litres of Tears (Japanese)

As the title says, I literally cried 1000 litres of tears.

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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Tue May 22, 2012 12:33 pm


tonymiller

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I had better not watch that then as I cried over 'Paradise Kiss the movie" !
They changed the ending from the anime version but it is still really worth seeing.


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:28 pm


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Drama:
For Those We Love (Ore wa, kimi no tame ni koso shini ni iku) Japan 2007


Sci-Fi:
The Host (KOREA 2006)


Action:
Versus (JAPAN 2000)



Horror:
One Missed Call (JAPAN 2003?)


Animation:
Akira - Japan 1988


Action/Fantasy:
Avalon (Japan/Poland 200X)


ENJOY! Clap


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:49 am


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I recommend Hua Mulan (Chinese) under Action Category..
It's different from the cartoon in many ways!. Happy


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:11 am


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Life is Beautiful - Italian - Mixture of Romance, Comedy, and Drama
Saw it in HS and really enjoyed it!~


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:29 am


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You guys must watch The Vengeance Trilogy films by Park Chan-wook

1. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

2. Oldboy (One of my favourite!)

3. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:50 pm


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Tektekk wrote:Ip Man (Chinese) Probably in the Action category
Ip Man is really good, film from HK and original dub is in cantonese. Film is about the life of Ip Man, Bruce Lee's master.

Trailer



Now to my recommended film
Protégé 门徒 crime film. Film is about an undercover cop who spent 7 years trying to penetrate into a particular drug ring. From HK too and original dub is in cantonese.

Trailer

Can't seem to find any other better trailer with english sub.



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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:01 pm


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try Elite Squad 1 and 2
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1555149/

really good movie from Brazil




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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:42 pm


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Ah, nice thread, yoshi!..
Well, my recommended foreign movie, maybe a lil' bit boring..hehe.
But dunno why, I do love these movie:
Drama:
Aruitemo Aruitemo a.k.a Still Walking (2008)
Madadayo (1993)
Rashomon (1950)..(yes, it's the old one..hehe. I love this movie cause it's originally written by my favorite author, Ryuunosuke Akutagawa)
Comedy:
Trick (Japan), comedy&mystery blend together, actually it's started from J-drama series..
Action:
Zatouichi (2003)
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Fantasy:
Fish Story (2009)
Music:
Swing Girls (2004)
Horror:
Ringu 1 (1998)

@yoshi
I've watched Dare Mo Shiranai too, but I cannot stand how it ends, especially because it's based on the true story..Still it's so painful, although they changed how the movie ends....


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:02 am


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@jig, yeah, that movie was so sad. My dad told me the true story afterwards. The real story is kinda scary than sad though.

@topic: Hey everyone, thank you for the movie recommendations. I will keep updating the list as you guys recommend more movies. Keep them coming Happy

Also. I made it so that you can click on the title and you can look at the movie information (Thanks for the idea Jigoku79). Enjoy!

- Yoshi


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:01 pm


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Add another one, Yomigaeri (2003). This movie is like Nicole Kidman's The Others, but in another theme..

On the side note, here's the real fact behind Dare Mo Shiranai (Nobody Knows).


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:47 pm


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Just going through my shelf & PC. These are some of my recent favourite movies.

Action:
New Police Story (2004, China)
Uhm... Chinese action movie. Jackie Chan, Nicolas Tse,
Honestly, some parts may seem cheezy, but I loved this movie.

The Viral Factor (2012, China)
Featuring Jay Chou, & Nicolas Tse. Had decent reviews, but I'm not bothered by it. If you liked New Police Story, you will like this too.

War/Drama:
71: Into The Fire (2010, S.Korea)
Featuring T.O.P. (Choi Seunghyun), probably one of the greatest war movies I've seen since Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down. Seriously.

Horror:

Dark Water (2002, Japan)
Honestly, I haven't watched it yet. I bought it at Madman's DVD sale earlier in May, looked at the cover, removed the plastic, thought of putting it on, put it on my shelf, picked it up again a few hours later, put it back on my shelf, went to sleep, and had a nightmare. The reason I haven't watched it yet is mainly because I heard my friends say that it was
"S C A R Y - A S - H E L L".

[REC] (2007, Spain)
Watched it at 12am with headphones on and lights off. After the movie, needed to go to the toilet, and felt like I needed to turn on every single light on in my house just to do so.

[REC]2 (2009, Spain)
Again, watched it at 12am with headphones on and lights off. And again, after the movie, I needed to go to the toilet, but this time I was too afraid to leave my bedroom, so I just went to sleep.


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Re: Recommended Foreign Films
Posted on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:05 am


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"Boku no Kanojo wa Cyborg" or "Cyborg She" was a pretty good Japanese Sci-Fi/Romance type of movie.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyborg_She

It stars Keisuke Koide and Haruka Ayase.

The film was made into a manga a few months later.


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