Hollywood’s reach is vast, sure but that’s not the only industry in the movie making business. While casual fans are mostly concerned with the Hollywood only, the hardcore movie lovers always try to find new movies to watch.

Well worry not. We’re here to help you with that. If you don’t know what foreign movies you should watch, we’ve got you covered. From Italian to Japanese, the list has it all. Here is a list of 20 best Foreign Movies that every movie lover should see.

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15.  Memories of Murder


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Korean

Year of release : 2003

IMDB Rating : 8.1

Synopsis : In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.


14. Pan’s Labyrinth


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Spanish

Year of release : 2006

IMDB Rating : 8.2

Synopsis : In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.


13. Bicycle Thieves 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Italian

Year of release : 1948

IMDB Rating : 8.3

Synopsis : In post-war Italy, a working-class man’s bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.


12. The Hunt


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Danish

Year of release : 2012

IMDB Rating : 8.3

Synopsis : A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.


11. The Lives Of Others 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : German

Year of release : 2006

IMDB Rating : 8.5

Synopsis : In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.


10. La Dolce Vita


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Italian

Year of release : 1960

IMDB Rating : 8.1

Synopsis : A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.


9. Ikiru


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Japanese

Year of release : 1952

IMDB Rating : 8.3

Synopsis : A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.


8. City Of God 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Portuguese

Year of release : 2002

IMDB Rating : 8.6

Synopsis : Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.


7. Ran 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Japanese

Year of release : 1985

IMDB Rating : 8.2

Synopsis : In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other…and him.


6. M 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : German

Year of release : 1931

IMDB Rating : 8.4

Synopsis : When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.


5. Life Is Beautiful 


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Italian

Year of release : 8.6

IMDB Rating : 1997

Synopsis : When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.


4. Cinema Paradiso


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Italian

Year of release : 1988

IMDB Rating : 8.5

Synopsis : A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.


3. Amelie


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : French

Year of release : 2001

IMDB Rating : 8.3

Synopsis : Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.


2. Oldboy


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Korean

Year of release : 2003

IMDB Rating : 8.4

Synopsis : After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.


1. Seven Samurai


Best Foreign Movies That Every Movie Lover Should See

Language : Japanese

Year of release : 1954

IMDB Rating : 8.7

Synopsis : A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.