26 Dec, 2022


Here Are Some Great Foreign Movies To Show People Who Don't Like Subtitles

By FactsWow Team

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

In Pan's Labyrinth, fantasy and war genres combine to stunning effect in a fairytale that young children should not read. After the Spanish Civil War, a young girl named Ofelia escapes into a grim fantasy world because her reality is even worse than the one in her fantasy world.

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Das Boot (1981)

This World War Two movie is gripping and haunting, with a title that means 'The Boat.' It shows the horrors of life on board a claustrophobic German U-boat in wartime.

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Yojimbo (1961)

Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai might not be the most accessible of his movies. Despite being fantastic, it may prove daunting for someone who has just started watching international movies since it lasts over three hours.

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The Lives of Others (2006)

Despite both films being excellent, Pan's Labyrinth probably has a stronger cultural impact, so surprisingly, The Lives of Others beat it out for this award.

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Oldboy (2003)

South Korean classic Oldboy revolves around a man abducted and held captive for 15 years, despite its confronting storyline and horrible scenes.

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Purple Noon (1960)

Adapted from the first book in the series that features Tom Ripley, The Talented Mr. Ripley, is one of the most well-known film adaptations featuring him.

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Harakiri (1962)

His best and most widely known film, Harakiri, critiques and deconstructs the myth of the samurai to thrilling effect.

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The Host (2006)

Despite Parasite's success, it was not Bong Joon-ho's first great film. Having built steam as a filmmaker since the early 2000s, 2006's The Host is a better place to start for anyone who is only seen Parasite.

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables is an entertaining movie for anyone new to world cinema, no matter how mild its critical reception was.

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City of God (2002)

Language and cultural barriers don't matter in this story, and it's a pleasure to watch. There are some dark, intense, and violent moments, but it balances them with a sense of hope for some of its characters, making for an exciting and bittersweet film.

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