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!
Amacord (Italy) 1973, directed by Federico Fellini
Breaking the Waves (Denmark) 1996, directed by Lars Von Trier
Claire’s Knee (France) 1972, directed by Eric Rohmer
Dolce Vita, La 1960 (France/Italy) directed by Fellini
Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwan) 1994, directed by Ang Lee
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Romania) 2007, directed by Cristian Mungiu.
Grand Illusion (France) 1937 directed by Jean Renoir
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (France) 1959 directed by Alain Resnais
Il Postino (France) 1994, directed by Michael Radford
Jules and Jim (France) 1962 directed by Francois Truffaut
Kolya (Czech) 1996, directed by Jan Svìrák
Life is Beautiful (Italy) 1998, directed by Roberto Benigni
M (Germany) 1931 directed by Fritz Lang
Night (Italy) 1961, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
The Official Story (Argentina) 1985, directed by Luis Puenzo
Persona (Sweden) 1967, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Que Viva Mexico! (Russia) 1931 directed by Eisenstein
Ran (Japan) 1985, directed by Akira Kurosawa
Scenes From a Marriage (Sweden) 1973, directed by Bergman
Tristana (Spain) 1970, directed by Luis Bunuel
Ugetsu Monogatari (Japan) 1953 directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Volver (Spain) 2006, directed by Pedro Almodovar
Wings of Desire (Germany) 1986 directed by Wim Wenders
Xiao Wu Hong Kong (1997) directed by Zhang Ke Jia
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Italy) 1964, directed by Vittorio DeSica
Z (Algeria) 1969, directed by Costagrava