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Time Out's 50 Greatest Foreign Films

Don't fear subtitles. They're your friends. Some of cinema's best feminist films and thriller movies come from foreign films. These classics also deliver—in the best of cases—a universe of nuance that you can only get from opening your eyes and ears to a world beyond your borders. Nervous about the journey? Pshaw—we're here to help. Two caveats: We haven't included any silent films (sorry, Metropolis) and the movies had to be in a language that wasn't English, so you won't find any British or Australian picks. Apart from that, it's time to get packing: Here are the 50 best foreign films of all time.
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The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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L'avventura (1960)
L'avventura (1960)
4
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
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5
Breathless (1960)
Breathless (1960)
7
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
8
Persona (1966)
Persona (1966)
9
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
10
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
11
Rashomon (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
12
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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13
Tokyo Story (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
14
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
15
Playtime (1967)
Playtime (1967)
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Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
17
The Conformist (1970)
The Conformist (1970)
18
Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
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The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)
The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)
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21
Rome, Open City (1945)
Rome, Open City (1945)
22
Grand Illusion (1937)
Grand Illusion (1937)
23
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
24
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
25
In the Mood for Love (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
26
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
27
Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
28
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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29
Viridiana (1961)
Viridiana (1961)
30
Day of Wrath (1943)
Day of Wrath (1943)
31
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
32
Pather Panchali (1955)
Pather Panchali (1955)
33
The 400 Blows (1959)
The 400 Blows (1959)
34
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
35
La Jetée (1962)
La Jetée (1962)
36
Yojimbo (1961)
Yojimbo (1961)
37
Close-Up (1990)
Close-Up (1990)
38
My Night at Maud's (1969)
My Night at Maud's (1969)
39
A Touch of Zen (1971)
A Touch of Zen (1971)
40
Shoah (1985)
Shoah (1985)
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