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Foreign Language Films from A to Z

Around this time every year, when Academy Award nominations are announced, many people scramble to catch the movies that they missed the previous year.

In that same spirit, you might want to go back and check out some great films from years past. We’ve put together the following Foreign Language Film alphabet meme to suggest some of our favorite subtitled masterpieces.

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments box!

A

Amacord (Italy) 1973, directed by Federico Fellini

B

Breaking the Waves (Denmark) 1996, directed by Lars Von Trier

C

Claire’s Knee (France) 1972, directed by Eric Rohmer

D

Dolce Vita, La 1960 (France/Italy) directed by Fellini

E

Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwan) 1994, directed by Ang Lee

F

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Romania) 2007, directed by Cristian Mungiu.

G

Grand Illusion (France) 1937 directed by Jean Renoir

H

Hiroshima, Mon Amour (France) 1959 directed by Alain Resnais

I

Il Postino (France) 1994, directed by Michael Radford

J

Jules and Jim (France) 1962 directed by Francois Truffaut

K

Kolya (Czech) 1996, directed by Jan Svìrák

L

Life is Beautiful (Italy) 1998, directed by Roberto Benigni

M

M (Germany) 1931 directed by Fritz Lang

N

Night (Italy) 1961, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

O

The Official Story (Argentina) 1985, directed by Luis Puenzo

P

Persona (Sweden) 1967, directed by Ingmar Bergman

Q

Que Viva Mexico! (Russia) 1931 directed by Eisenstein

R

Ran (Japan) 1985, directed by Akira Kurosawa

S

Scenes From a Marriage (Sweden) 1973, directed by Bergman

T

Tristana (Spain) 1970, directed by Luis Bunuel

U

Ugetsu Monogatari (Japan) 1953 directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

V

Volver (Spain) 2006, directed by Pedro Almodovar

W

Wings of Desire (Germany) 1986 directed by Wim Wenders

X

Xiao Wu Hong Kong (1997) directed by Zhang Ke Jia

Y

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Italy) 1964, directed by Vittorio DeSica

Z

Z (Algeria) 1969, directed by Costagrava


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