International cinema has always had a profound influence on American movies. At the same time, many of the great films in languages other than English retool the styles and genres of popular American movies. Have you ever forgotten you were reading subtitles as you were swept up in the action on screen? Westerns, film noirs, and even romances tap into universal visual languages of movement, action, and emotion that draw in worldwide audiences.
Stacker's list of the 100 best international movies includes the science fiction masterpiece of German Expressionist style, "Metropolis," with its epic, futuristic city and iconic robot gone bad. You'll also find the smash hit "Parasite," a taut thriller from South Korea that captured acclaim across the globe for its suspenseful, tragicomic look at two families from different classes.
-Written by Molly Pennington from Stacker