Jay's Movie Rankings: 25 Foreign Filmsby jprice92893 | created - 1 week ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
My top 25 favorite foreign films
- Movies or TV
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1. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
9 | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 193,345 | Gross: $11.99M
2. Madame de... (1953)
18 | 105 min | Drama, Romance
The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.
8. La vita è bella (1997)
AL | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 530,695 | Gross: $57.60M
9. De grote illusie (1937)
14 | 113 min | Drama, War
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
Votes: 30,423 | Gross: $0.17M
10. Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)
177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
12. Cidade de Deus (2002)
16 | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 625,812 | Gross: $7.56M
14. De schoenpoetsertjes (1946)
90 min | Drama
Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.
17. Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)
18 | 102 min | Comedy
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Votes: 32,568 | Gross: $0.20M
18. M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931)
18 | 117 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Votes: 123,091 | Gross: $0.03M
22. Amores perros (2000)
16 | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 202,710 | Gross: $5.38M
23. Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
12 | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 312,699 | Gross: $11.29M