It’s no secret, I watch a lot of TV. Even though I love a good book and am often jugging several titles at a time, there are few things I enjoy more than settling in for a long movie night.

My tastes are as wild and varied as any avid film buff, so I love to troll the net, indie theaters, and Netflix for my fix. While I’m certainly not against watching a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster (I mean, I appreciate things being blown up like the next woman), quirky comedies or an deeply emotional dramas are some of my favorites.

While I’m a huge fan of independent films, my latest obsession these past few months (ok, maybe a year) has been foreign films.

I’ve seen my fair share in the past, City of God, Skin, Dancehall Queen, and Amélie, just to name a few, but for a girl like me who loves to travel but doesn’t always have the funds to “change clothes and go,” the right movie can instantly transport you to exotic locales half a world away.

So, because I’m always on a quest to add more (great) films to my queue, I want to know what you’re watching Clutchettes and Gents.

What are some of your favorite foreign films? 

48 Comments

  1. Dwaynefighter

    A good one i’ve seen in the past year, coincidentally it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film just the other night, is “A Separation.” I also love
    “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
    “The Lives of Others”
    “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”
    “Maria Full of Grace”
    “Y tu mamá también” and
    “Persepolis.”

    • Dalili

      I’d forgotten about Maria Full Of Grace. Awesome movie!

  2. Stephanie

    Incendies is a must see!

    War in Wintertime is amazing.

    In a Better World is….you just have to watch it!

    I found these movies on Optimum On Demand’s Selections.

  3. Haven’t seen many in recent years….
    Amelie is an old fav
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    I would love to see Chico and Rita, animated grown up story about afro-cubans romance/music/adventure and it looks delightful, hasn’t been released in the US

    • Bisous

      Chico & Rita IS in the states it was also nominated for the academy awards(?) or golden globes. I think is was a limited release though.

  4. iQgraphics

    Amile and Pans Labyrinth

    and there’s one more… can’t remember at the moment

  5. Oh yeah I absolutely adored Coco Before Chanel!!!!!!
    Audrey T is boss LOL

    • iQgraphics

      Coco avant Chanel was very dark.
      interesting pick

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