The 100 Greatest Foreign Language Films - BBC Culture

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The BBC asked 209 critics representing 43 countries to identify the greatest foreign language films of all time.

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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
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    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
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    La règle du jeu

    1939 — a.k.a. The Rules of the Game, in 24 top lists Check
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    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
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    1963, in 32 top lists Check
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    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 24 top lists Check
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    Faa yeung nin wa

    2000 — a.k.a. In the Mood for Love, in 28 top lists Check
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    La dolce vita

    1960 — a.k.a. La Dolce Vita, in 19 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    Ba wang bie ji

    1993 — a.k.a. Farewell My Concubine, in 16 top lists Check
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    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080...

    1975 — a.k.a. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, in 11 top lists Check
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    Pather Panchali

    1955, in 21 top lists Check
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    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
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    Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

    1972 — a.k.a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, in 19 top lists Check
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    Beiqíng chéngshì

    1989 — a.k.a. A City of Sadness, in 9 top lists Check
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    La battaglia di Algeri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers, in 25 top lists Check
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    Zerkalo

    1975 — a.k.a. The Mirror, in 12 top lists Check
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    Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

    2011 — a.k.a. A Separation, in 12 top lists Check
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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 30 top lists Check
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    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
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    Bronenosets Potemkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
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    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 18 top lists Check
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    Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

    1988 — a.k.a. Cinema Paradiso, in 17 top lists Check
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    El espíritu de la colmena

    1973 — a.k.a. The Spirit of the Beehive, in 21 top lists Check
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    Fanny och Alexander

    1982 — a.k.a. Fanny and Alexander, in 22 top lists Check
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    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 28 top lists Check
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    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
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    Das Leben der Anderen

    2006 — a.k.a. The Lives of Others, in 19 top lists Check
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    Todo sobre mi madre

    1999 — a.k.a. All About My Mother, in 17 top lists Check
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    Playtime

    1967, in 19 top lists Check
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    Der Himmel über Berlin

    1987 — a.k.a. Wings of Desire, in 20 top lists Check
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    Il gattopardo

    1963 — a.k.a. The Leopard, in 17 top lists Check
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    La grande illusion

    1937 — a.k.a. The Grand Illusion, in 28 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
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    Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian

    1991 — a.k.a. A Brighter Summer Day, in 13 top lists Check
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    Nema-ye Nazdik

    1990 — a.k.a. Close-Up, in 19 top lists Check
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    Andrey Rublev

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 29 top lists Check
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    Huo zhe

    1994 — a.k.a. To Live, in 5 top lists Check
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    Cidade de Deus

    2002 — a.k.a. City of God, in 21 top lists Check
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    Beau travail

    1999, in 13 top lists Check
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    Cléo de 5 à 7

    1962 — a.k.a. Cleo from 5 to 7, in 14 top lists Check
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    L'avventura

    1960 — a.k.a. L'Avventura, in 22 top lists Check
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    Les enfants du paradis

    1945 — a.k.a. Children of Paradise, in 20 top lists Check
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    4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

    2007 — a.k.a. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, in 13 top lists Check
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    Viridiana

    1961, in 23 top lists Check
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    Stalker

    1979, in 23 top lists Check
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    L'Atalante

    1934, in 21 top lists Check
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