city of God
The term foreign depends of where you are.
I´d recommend :
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Shall we dance ? ( The Japanese version, not the crappy remake)
La lengua de las mariposas
Secrets and Lies
Yeah. I'm not usually into those types of films, but I thought Shall We Dance was good. The characters in the movie really made it enjoyable.
It is a great movie. I recommended it in one of my recent stories.
If you want independent films there is one I truly like. It´s title is Smoke Signals and here is one of its most moving scenes :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB0RgMcB8zc
The poem in that scene is absolutely beautiful.
I'm with you, a big indie fan. It's not a foreign one, but I saw an animated film on netflix called metropia. I really liked it. Last weekend, I took my daughter to see the 2013 oscar nominees for short films. There were a couple foreign ones, if you can find that....there was one from Afghanastan, one from South Africa, and a French Canadian one. They were terrific.
Metropia is definitely one great animated movie!
The Killer - Hong Kong action movie directed by John Woo. Melodramatic but classic.
Run Lola Run - Franka Potente from The Bourne Supremacy saves her boyfriend.
Few I liked:
- I saw the devil, a tale of two sisters, mother,
- El secreto de sus ojos, abre los ojos, el hijo de la novia, tesis, el laberinto de fauno.
- Valerie and her week of wonders
lol. I know ... but then again the kind of silly or dark comedy is not always welcomed.. and yeah I said FEW.. !!
Anything by Mike Leigh.
I ´ve just recommended Secrets and Lies. I love many of his films.
They're all worth watching....one of the few directors around who does social realism without making it look contrived. ( Did you know his actors work largely without a script ? )
Yes, he ´s a very gifted director. There is a line from Career Girls that always makes me smile : " On a clear day you can see the class struggle from here"
I think his movies are wonderful.
Very well acted, and very realistic.
Not the sugar coated Hollywood stuff.
I think he won at Cannes again this year and set some new kinda record for awards. ( I'm a little sketchy about it but I'm sure I'm right. )
Well deserved :)
I Saw The Devil
Red Cliff (international version)
Shinobi: Heart Under Bade
A Tale of Two Sisters
Repo! The Genetic Opera
La Cara Oculta
They were great :D