What are the best foreign language movies?

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    #1Old Boy

    Old Boy

     Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. It starred Min-Sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yu, Hye-Jeong Kang, and more. 

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    Vivaan Balasubramanium
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Old Boy tells the story of Oh Dae-Su being kidnapped and put in prison for 15 years. He is eventually released, but it comes with an issue. Oh Dae-Su has only 5 days to find his captor. I love mystery thrillers and Old Boy didn't let me down. It was originally released in 2003 and directed by Park Chan-wook. It's based on the Japanese manga written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. That manga is excellent as well, but Old Boy is our discussion and I have to give it 5 stars."
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    #2Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name

    Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name

    Kimi no Na Wa: Your Name is a Japanese drama animated movie directed by Makoto Shinkai. It was released in 2016. It starred Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryunosuke Kamiki for the Japanese voice and Michael Sinterniklaas, Stephanie Sheh for the English voice.

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    Bobby Holmes
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a super popular romance from last year. Great to watch with a friend or a romantic other, and a feel good film."
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    #3Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.

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    Samuel Hall
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Spirited Away is a great movie, however, it will only be appreciated by a niche crowd since it is an anime. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this film has beautiful illustrations. The film is dubbed in Japanese and French but has English subtitles. I normally hate subtitles but the animation in this movie more than makes up for it. "
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    #4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an Asian action and adventure movie directed by Ang Lee. It was released December 8, 2000. It starred Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang and Sihung Lung.

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    Anthony Woods
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I felt like I immediately entered into a new world with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The movie was a retelling of the timeless story of love is set in a mystical Chinese setting where gravity isn't a problem and diverse environments and backgrounds lay the groundwork for this Oscar winning picture. Ang Lee's masterpiece took home the Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score, and Best Cinematography Awards at the 73rd Academy Awards and was nothing short of a delight!"
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    #5La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita is an Italian comedy and drama film starring Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée. It was written and directed by Federico Fellini and was released in the United States on April 19, 1961.

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    Lori Bates
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I've been wanting to watch more foreign language films to expand my cultural knowledge, but I'm not really sure where to start. La Dolce Vita looks like an interesting film. It is well rated, and the plot seems interesting. Overall it seems like it would be a fun movie to watch. I plan to rent it this weekend."
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    #6Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer is an Asian Kung Fu action movie directed by Stephen Chow and was released on April 2, 2004. It starred Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng and Yin Tse. It tells about using Kung-Fu in playing soccer. 

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    Ronald Matthews
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I'm not really a fan of martial arts movies and have a hard time following the plots of most Chinese language films but this one has enough comedy to keep me entertained."
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    #7Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    Train to Busan is a South Korean action horror thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-Ho starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, and Ma Dong Seok. A father and his daughter try to escape a zombie outbreak by riding a train to the only safe city left.

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    Samuel Larson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Another Zombie movie, but a different take as a father and daughter try to hop a train to escape their zombie ridden town. A great movie of family, trust, love, but plenty of action and suspense thrown in. Not your traditional zombie movie, a great change of pace for the genre. "
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    #8The Host

    The Host

    The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon Ho starring Song Kang Ho, Byun Hee Bong, Park Hae Il, Bae Doona, and Go Ah Sung. It won Best Film at Asian Film Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. 

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    Ao Yi
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Our film critics rank and review the 50 best foreign films of all time, ... Our only ground rules for this foreign-language list: no silent films (sorry, ..."

Summary

Best What are the best foreign language movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Old BoyMovies 9 Paid
2Kimi no Na Wa: Your NameMovies 9 Paid
3Spirited AwayMovies 7 Paid
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonMovies 6 Paid
5La Dolce VitaMovies 5 Paid
6Shaolin SoccerMovies 3 Paid
7Train to BusanMovies 3 Paid
8The HostMovies 1 Paid
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