Movieline's 100 Best Foreign Films

This list was published in Movieline magazine in 1996; its official home on the web is here. Read more about it at filmsite.org.

The list is not ranked.

Ratings by Sam.

Title Year Rating
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 1922
Nosferatu 1922 8
Wheel, The 1923
Stachka 1925
Metropolis 1927 8
Napoléon 1927
Passion of Joan of Arc, The 1928
Pandora's Box 1929 9
Un chien andalou 1929 9
Âge d'or, L' 1930
Blue Angel, The 1930
Zemlya 1930
À nous la liberté 1931
Chienne, La 1931
M 1931
Million, Le 1931
Boudu Saved From Drowning 1932 9
Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey 1932
Zero for Conduct 1933
Atalante, L' 1934 8
Daybreak 1939
Rules of the Game, The 1939
Enfants du paradis, Les 1945 10
Beauty and the Beast 1946 8
Bicycle Thief, The 1948
Rashômon 1950 10
Diary of a Country Priest 1951
Europa '51 1952
Forbidden Games 1952
Ikiru 1952
Madame de... 1953
Golden Coach, The 1953
Tokyo Story 1953
Tales of Ugetsu 1953 10
Sansho the Bailiff 1954
Wanton Contessa, The 1954
Seven Samurai 1954 8
Diaboliques, Les 1955
Lola Montès 1955
Night and Fog 1955 9
Smiles of a Summer Night 1955
Burmese Harp, The 1956
Throne of Blood 1957
Ashes and Diamonds 1958
Eyes Without a Face 1959
Floating Weeds 1959
400 Blows, The 1959 8
World of Apu, The 1959
Avventura, L' 1960
Breathless 1960 8
Dolce vita, La 1960
Rocco and His Brothers 1960
Last Year in Marienbad 1961
Notte, La 1961
Through a Glass Darkly 1961
Viridiana 1961
Eclipse 1962
Jules et Jim 1962
Contempt 1963
1963 9
Gertrud 1964
Gospel According to St. Matthew, The 1964
Red Desert, The 1964
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 1964
Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les 1964
Pierrot le fou 1965
Repulsion 1965 7
Masculine, Feminine 1966
Persona 1966 8
Belle de jour 1967
Playtime 1967
Red and the White, The 1967
Week End 1967
Shame 1968
Boucher, Le 1970
Conformist, The 1970
The, Spider's Stratagem 1970
Tristana 1970 7
Murmur of the Heart 1971
Deux anglaises et le continent, Les 1971
Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 10
Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The 1972
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The 1972 9
Solaris 1972
Spirit of the Beehive, The 1973 8
Celine and Julie Go Boating 1974
Cria! 1976
1900 1976
American Friend, The 1977 7
Lola 1981
Fanny and Alexander 1982
Night of the Shooting Stars 1982
Ran 1985
Shoah 1985
Wings of Desire 1987
Landscape in the Mist 1988
Dekalog 1989
Double vie de Véronique, La 1991
Raise the Red Lantern 1991
Kingdom, The 1994
Lamerica 1994