Author Topic: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?  (Read 1337 times)

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2021, 09:25:00 PM »
speaking of a noose, "The Noose" is a good movie and possibly still on YouTube.

I have a few Asian and African movies on my list. Not that I give a shit about checking off the boxes - I like what I like, but would like to check out some Chinese or South American movies. I think part of that problem is the availability, and European movies tend to be the ones most available.

I even started a "Not-so-popular foreign movie" thread a week ago. There's always one or two who constantly bitch. Enjoy menopause.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2021, 09:25:49 PM »
Fuck em.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2021, 09:27:41 PM »
It's notable how little Indian films tend to turn up in these lists given that Indian cinema is viewed by way more people across the globe compared to Hollywood. Apparently quite popular in Russia of all places.

In the UK at least, Mubi is one of the few services to dedicate some time to it.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2021, 09:27:53 PM »
Delicatessen
Timecrimes
Man Bites Dog
La Haine
Mesrine 1&2
Sympathy for Mr Vengance
Oldboy
Lady Vengance
The Handmaiden
Live Flesh
All About My Mother
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Stalker
Holy Mountain
Alphaville
Have a Nice Day
Wings of Desire
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
Morgiana
The Edukators
The Baader-Meinhof Complex
Blind Chance
The Secret Life of Veronique
Three Colours Trilogy

Not found in my copy of I Spy Continental Cinema book. (Britain - 1987)[1]
 1. The standard reference I think you'll find.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2021, 09:33:26 PM »
I found most Godard's unbearable but do like Alphaville and to a lesser-extent, Breathless

Mmm actually I like a little bit of Une Femme est une Femme but it's still irritatingly twee. Godard is so fucking twee

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2021, 09:37:31 PM »
I think that's why I like Alphaville, 'cos it isn't really. That and a bit like the Tarkovsky stuff any random frame could make a still you'd happily hang on your wall.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2021, 09:38:26 PM »
Oh also Plemya/The Tribe

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
godard made his best work in the 80s

fuck this thread

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2021, 09:39:50 PM »
Oh also Plemya/The Tribe

Yeah I watched that recently and it certainly made an impression. Not sure how much I really liked it but it was incredibly powerful and skillfully made.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2021, 09:42:25 PM »
i like the godard movie where they have to steal that water from that hunchback

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2021, 09:48:48 PM »
Les Vacances de M. Hulot
Mon Oncle
Trafic
Un Chien Andalou
El Angel Exterminador
Zierkolo
Baron Prasil
Akira
Legend of Deification

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2021, 10:22:59 PM »
None of you cunts heard of Bollywood?

Get some Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge down your fucking eyeholes if you really want a good time.

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2021, 10:38:14 PM »
"Pather Panchali" might be a popular Indian movie, but its still good. Sometimes its a matter of good taste triumphing, as opposed to the usual diluting of offering.

I recommend "Dry Summer" (Turkish) and Egyptian movies from the 60s like "Adrift On The Nile" (or "Chitchat on the Nile), "Cairo Station", "Cairo 30"

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #73 on: April 04, 2021, 12:26:24 AM »
Many of my favourites have already been mentioned in this thread but here's a few I like:

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), Czechoslovakia
The Hunt (2012), Denmark
The Fire Within (1963), France
Dogtooth (2009), Greece
Memories of Murder (2003), South Korea
The Collector (2002), Turkey

Also...

Perfect Blue (1997), Japan
Millenium Actress (2001), Japan
Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Japan
Paprika (2006), Japan

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2021, 03:59:03 AM »
Good movie. Have you seen "Ochu" (The Ear)? I saw this movie after "The Lives of Others", but liked it more. Very similar themes, but more domestic.
Not seen it. Will try and check it out.

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2021, 05:01:10 AM »
Don't encourage Mort to make more list threads, for Christ's sake. He'll have one for every continent if you encourage him.

I can be a bit empty but it does provide an alternative to CaB otherwise seeming to be a bit unwilling to memtnion what people really love, does seem discussion tends to focus on the obscure and the average quite alot seeming for fear of looking pretentious by mentioning a Bergman/Tarkovsky film.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2021, 12:21:53 PM »

Taxi 4

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2021, 12:24:14 PM »
I did some desperate, adolescent tugging to Y Tu Mama Tambien so I'll count that.

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2021, 02:35:44 PM »
Not seen it. Will try and check it out.

My apologies - I spelled it incorrectly
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066498/


Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2021, 06:13:38 PM »
The 400 Blows
Lift to the Scaffold
Together
Tears of the Black Tiger
Spirit of the Beehive
Les Diaboliques

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2021, 06:36:18 PM »
Koyaanisqatsi

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2021, 07:09:49 PM »
for fear of looking pretentious by mentioning a Bergman/Tarkovsky film.

I think Bergman is one of the best directors ever. Top 5ish

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2021, 10:44:40 PM »

Dusty Substance's Top 25 Forrin' Langwidge films:

1. Stalker
2. Parasite
3. Come and See
4. M
5. Memories of Murder
6. Wild Strawberries
7. Festen
8. Les Diaboliques
9. Metropolis
10. Hausu

11. Solaris
12. Rashomon
13. Bicycle Thieves
14. The Hunt (Jagten)
15. The Wages of Fear
16. Das Boot
17. Le Samourai
18. Fitzcarraldo
19. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
20. The Holy Mountain

21. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
22. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
23. La Haine
24. Amarcord
25. 8 1/2


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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #83 on: April 05, 2021, 02:24:42 AM »
I mean we can be here for days. There's hundreds. But ok let's give it a shot. Again very "first day of cinema studies: foreign films edition" but still. Most of these are pretty interchangeable, but they're all five-star films without listing multiples of the same director.

1. L'Atalante
2. 8½
3. Wild Strawberries
4. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
5. Cría cuervos
6. The 400 Blows
7. Au revoir les enfants
8. Ikiru
9. Wings of Desire
10. Vagabond
11. Conspirators of Pleasure
12. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
13. Last Year at Marienbad
14. M
15. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
16. Umberto D.
17. Daisies
18. Le samouraï
19. Diabeł
20. Ivan the Terrible Part II
21. The Young Girls of Rochefort
22. Jeanne Dielman
23. After Life
24. Mon Oncle
25. Cinema Paradiso
26. Closely Watched Trains
27. The Cremator
28. The Devil's Envoys
29. The Spirit of the Beehive
30. Suspiria
31. Three Colours Trilogy
32. The Night Porter
33. Certified Copy
34. A Brighter Summer Day
35. Pigs and Battleships
36. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
37. Testament of Orpheus
38. Dogtooth
39. A Gentle Creature
40. Wings
41. Il posto
42. Retrospekt
43. Early Summer
44. La notte
45. Climax


If we're allowed silent films from non-Anglophone countries then also:

The Phantom Carriage
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Häxan

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #84 on: April 05, 2021, 02:23:39 PM »
Lots of great movies, and although this used to be my favorite foreign movie (I was a teen then), it's nice to see someone list "The Edukators" - first time I've seen someone mention it.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2021, 02:34:58 PM »
Lots of great movies, and although this used to be my favorite foreign movie (I was a teen then), it's nice to see someone list "The Edukators" - first time I've seen someone mention it.

That looks fun, will check it out

Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2021, 02:49:51 PM »
In no particular order: Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Amores Perros, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion, The Lives of Others, Goodbye Lenin, Belleville Rendezvous, Spirited Away. Yes, I am aware that I have terrible taste.

Micmacs is on my to watch list, any good?

ETA: have also seen The Edukators, it was boss. Saw it in The Cornerhouse with the German Society at uni.

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Re: Favorite Non-English Speaking Movies?
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2021, 02:53:58 PM »
Micmacs is alright, I wouldn't say it's essential and it feels a bit of a 'more of the same' but it's enjoyable enough.

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