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BBC's 100 Greatest Foreign-Language Films

The poll exists to salute the extraordinary diversity and richness of films from all around the world, we wanted to ensure that its voters were from all around the world, too. The 209 critics who took part are from 43 different countries and speak a total of 41 languages – a range that sets our poll apart from any other.
The result: 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. French can claim to be the international language of acclaimed cinema: 27 of the highest-rated films were in French, followed by 12 in Mandarin, and 11 each in Italian and Japanese. At the other end of the scale, several languages were represented by just one film, such as Belarusian (Come and See), Romanian (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), and Wolof (Touki Bouki).
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avg. score: 20 of 100 (20%)
required scores: 1, 4, 8, 17, 34 

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1
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
2
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
3
Tokyo Story (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
4
Rashomon (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
5
The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
6
Persona (1966)
Persona (1966)
8
The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
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9
In the Mood for Love (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
10
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
11
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
12
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
14
Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
15
Pather Panchali (1955)
Pather Panchali (1955)
16
Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis (1927)
17
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
18
A City of Sadness (1989)
A City of Sadness (1989)
19
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
20
Mirror (1975)
Mirror (1975)
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21
A Separation (2011)
A Separation (2011)
22
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
23
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
24
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
25
Yi Yi (2000)
Yi Yi (2000)
26
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
27
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
28
Fanny & Alexander (1982)
Fanny & Alexander (1982)
29
Oldboy (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
30
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
31
The Lives of Others (2006)
The Lives of Others (2006)
32
All About My Mother (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
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33
Playtime (1967)
Playtime (1967)
34
Wings of Desire (1987)
Wings of Desire (1987)
35
The Leopard (1963)
The Leopard (1963)
36
Grand Illusion (1937)
Grand Illusion (1937)
37
Spirited Away (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
38
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
39
Close-Up (1990)
Close-Up (1990)
40
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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