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Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a love for foreign films. It's one of my favorite pastimes because I love exploring different storytelling techniques. It can be quite a refreshing change of pace from the Hollywood style. Below is my list of must-sees. I understand some people don’t like subtitled movies because it can be tiresome on the eyes, but if you are like me and don’t mind, check out my list. These are just SOME of my favorites. Some were based on a true event, a novel or comic book. Hope you enjoy!
Partir, a drama about a well to do married woman who falls for the handyman and is willing to give up everything to be with him.
Korkoro, a film about a Romani family who escaped the Nazis.
The Intouchables, a comedy-drama about an ex-con hired to take care of a quadriplegic.
Tell No One, a thriller based on a novel about a man who was the primary suspect of his wife’s murder and eight years later is the main suspect again when two corpses are found in the same spot that his wife was found.
The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch, based on a Belgian comic book about a wealthy murdered man’s adoptive son who is on a mission to find his father’s killers and stop them from taking over his empire.
A French Gigolo, a film about a married construction worker leading a double life as a male prostitute serving rich ladies.
The Princess of Montpensier, a romance film about a woman forced into marriage while passionately in love with another man.
The Well-Digger's Daughter, a drama about a man who is torn between the honor of his family and the love of his daughter when she gets pregnant by a wealthy man’s son.
He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not, a psychological drama about an art student’s dangerous obsession with a married cardiologist.
Take My Eyes, a story about domestic violence stemming from a husband’s insecurities.
Volver, a drama about a working-class woman forced to go to great lengths to protect her daughter; meanwhile, her mother comes back from the dead to tie up loose ends.
Broken Embraces, a romantic thriller about a blind screenwriter who recalls his tragic love for a deceased lead actress who was the mistress of an obsessive, powerful businessman.
Starbuck, a comedy about a man who fathers 533 children through a sperm bank.
The Umbrella Woman/ The Good Wife, a drama about a bored, undersexed housewife.
The Sapphires, a comedy-drama about a female singing group that traveled to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for the troops.
Tsotsi, a film about a street thug who cares for a baby that was in the backseat of a car he had stolen.
A Separation, a story about how everyone is affected by the separation of one couple.
Ip Man 1 & 2, a martial arts film loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee.
Deep Crimson, a crime film about The Lonely Hearts Killers of the 1940s.
King of Devil's Island, a film about the uprising at Bastoy Prison for youth.