It’s no secret, I watch a lot of TV. Even though I love a good book and am often jugging several titles at a time, there are few things I enjoy more than settling in for a long movie night.

My tastes are as wild and varied as any avid film buff, so I love to troll the net, indie theaters, and Netflix for my fix. While I’m certainly not against watching a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster (I mean, I appreciate things being blown up like the next woman), quirky comedies or an deeply emotional dramas are some of my favorites.

While I’m a huge fan of independent films, my latest obsession these past few months (ok, maybe a year) has been foreign films.

I’ve seen my fair share in the past, City of God, Skin, Dancehall Queen, and Amélie, just to name a few, but for a girl like me who loves to travel but doesn’t always have the funds to “change clothes and go,” the right movie can instantly transport you to exotic locales half a world away.

So, because I’m always on a quest to add more (great) films to my queue, I want to know what you’re watching Clutchettes and Gents.

What are some of your favorite foreign films? 

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  • Cami

    Some these are older, but they leave an impression

    The first foreign movie I ever remember seeing was Character (Netherlands), anyone who likes mystery and the victories and losses related to blind ambition: Watch this movie!

    The Lives of Others (Germany)
    Lust, Caution (China)
    Monsoon Wedding (India) might not be technically foreign though, but takes you to another place
    After the Wedding (Denmark)

    Ok, here’s my French section:
    Heartbreaker, The Valet, or Avenue Montaigne (France) for cute romantic comedies
    Paris – one of those movies about inter-connectivity a la Love Actually without Christmas
    La Vie en Rose
    La Haine, Crimson Rivers, Cafe au Lait, Brotherhood of the Wolf – for the Vincent Cassel lovers

    Tsotsi (South Africa)
    Original Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Movies (Sweden)
    Motorcycle Diaries or basically anything with Gael Garcia Bernal
    Volver (Spain)
    Before the Rain (Macedonia, if I remember correctly, good and intense movie)

  • Bridgette

    Strictly Ballroom
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Like Water for Chocolate
    Pan’s Labyrinth

  • yeathatsme

    Pans Labyrinth!!!!

  • HowApropos…

    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Red Shoes
    Mama, There’s A Man In Your Bed
    Like Water For Chocolate

    • HowApropos…

      Forgot to add…

      13 Assassins
      Tokyo Gore Police
      Ong Bak

  • Guest

    Black Orpheus