The fact that American films are the most sought after is not deniable. We completely ignore the movies that are produced in places other than the USA. But the truth is so many great movies are produced worldwide that do not get due consideration. Oscars have introduced the Best Foreign Film category but maybe that’s not enough and doesn’t do enough justice either. Here is a list of few movies that have been made in language other than English which is a must watch for movie lovers:
- FANNY AND ALEXANDER
This Swedish movie had been released in 1982 but to this date is very popular. It is very widely recognized as one of the best ghost stories produced till date. The plot revolves around two Swedish children who face joys and tragedies of their families.
- La Cage Aux Folles
This French movie is widely popular and is listed as one of the top-ten comedies of all times. The performances are simply outstanding with even more brilliant comic timings. It is a story of two gay men whose lives are affected when the son of one of the men tells that he is getting married.
- Pontypool (2010)
Pontypool is a French horror movie and is a recommended one for linguists. The story is about a linguist who is the only person who can solve the mystery about a virus that has widely spread through a community.
- Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
Run Lola Run is a German movie which was released in 1998. It is highly energetic and fast-paced film about a woman who somehow has to get 100,000 Deutschmarks in 20 minutes to save her boyfriend from dying.
- LEVIATHAN, RUSSIA
Leviathan is a Russian movie which was released in 2014. The movie is a sad portrayal of Russian middle-class society and deals with issues like religion, corruption and dark human nature. It is a very dark movie but has some brilliant performances and cinematography.
- OLDBOY, SOUTH KOREA
This South Korean movie was released in 2003 and was later on re-made by Hollywood. The movie is very violent and is a psychological thriller and thus is very difficult to watch. The story is about a man who was locked up for 15 years in a hotel room without any concrete reason. On his release, he embarks on a journey to find out why he was locked up and take a revenge for the same.
- THE GRAMMAR OF HAPPINESS
The Grammar Of Happiness is a story of a man named Daniel Everett who lived amongst the Amazonian Piranha tribe. This tribe is basically a group of bizarre hunter- gatherers. Daniel’s job was to translate a book into the language of Piranha whose speech was nothing less than a puzzle.
- THE INTERPRETER
This movie features a fictional language Ku and is a story of an interpreter played by Nicole Kidman at the United Nations. The story is about political scenario and deception that takes place inside the UN. It is a must watch movie for every aspiring interpreter.