Forrin films you love

None of that British/American stuff. Actual forrin stuff with subtitles…

Cinema Paradiso

Le Diner de Cons

The Artist


The Story of Qui Ju

Bandit Queen (a difficult watch so not sure I actually "love" it, but a v good film nonetheless)

Cesky Sen  

Cinema Paradiso

The Lives of Others



Life is Beautiful

Seven Samurai

La Dolce Vita






I’m assuming this is foreign language rather than just not British. If so:


Crouching Tiger Hidden Whatsit

Betty Blue


La Dolce Vita

Cidade de Deus



The Story of Adele H

Brrrrap, you're telling me, I innocently got it out for a 3rd date at my place.

Didn't see her again.

Raise the Red Lantern and the Colour of Paradise are great shouts. 

Children of Heaven (another Majid Majidi film where he gets incredible performances from his child stars)

In the Mood for Love

I saw Babette’s Feast mentioned somewhere recently - that’s a really great film. 
An old French film about a family that live on a working barge in ?c.early 1900s…. anyone?


Fan of Gaspar Noé's other output (if Irréversible is up your street).

Love, Enter the Void, and Climax are all pretty memorable in their own ways.


The tin drum

Aguirre der zorn gottes

The grandmaster

Seven samurai


Les enfants du Paradis


El espíritu de la colmena

Los cronocrímenes

Tous les matins du monde

Heimat, Les enfants du Paradis and Los cronocrímenes  particularly being films that I think of quite a lot, actually.

@ Oldgit - I remember watching Le boucher in the 70s. My recollection is of drops of blood on bread - is that right?

Antonia (Antonia’s Line in English) is amazing and probably influenced my views of feminism hugely. Moved my to tears as a teenager in parts. Shocking, moving, funny, thought-provoking, sexy - it has everything.

Probably my favourite film of all time.

La Heine is good, thanks for this reminder. La dolce vita, The tin drum and Das Boot as well. 

I’ve just remembered La vita è bella or the Life is Beautiful - that one won an Oscar! 

Then the not so artistic but definitely sexy Zwartboek by Paul Verhoeven


“I’ve just remembered La vita è bella or the Life is Beautiful - that one won an Oscar! 

Fleur - I think they won three and fully agree it is brilliant.

Antonia also won an Oscar…

La Haine

Bienvenue chez les ch'tis

Le Grand Bleu

36 Quai des Orfevres

Le Havre





       "Salut facteur"

       "Salut boucher"

       creak - creak - creak - creak - creak - creak - creakcreakcreak 

Le Grand Blue and Nikita and Amelie - fantastic each one of them in their own category! I’ll look up the other ones. Thanks Alberto!

Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain

Films by Jacques Tati:

  Mon Oncle/ Playtime/ Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot/ Traffic

Gangster films from the sixties, pre-dating Scorcese and Copolla: 

  eg; Clan des Siciliens starring Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura

      I need to see more of those with the above cast.

I also haven't seen Un Bout de Souffle and other films of the late Jean-Luc Goddard.

Trying to avoid repeating any that have already been posted:

Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)

Grosse Mädchen Weinen Nicht (Big Girls Don't Cry)

Die Welle (the Wave)

Some to look up here, also I'd add The Hunt - there are lots of films called that, I mean the Madds Mikkelson one. Another of his that's good is After the Wedding.

I'm not scared, excellent Italian film.

36 recommended above is a brilliant film. I like old Daniel Auteuill thrillers generally. Also in French, Pour Elle is a great watch. I think it had a bad US remake, avoid that. Special Forces in French/English.