After Parasite won Best Picture, many people were exposed to foreign cinema. Foreign cinema is rich of classic movies. Parasite was a remarkable movie but here are some of the best foreign movies that failed to appeal the general public back then.

1) City Of God (2002) (Brazil)
City Of God is a film about two different men who choose two different lives even though they were raised in the same environment. One chooses to do good and become a journalist while the other chooses to be the greatest gangster in Rio. This based on true events movie follows their path from the very beginning to the actual end of one of them. City Of God is unique movie with great cinematography as well as a great and interesting plot that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.
It has 8.6 ratings on IMDB.

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2) Rashomon (1950) (Japan)
Every movie of Akira Kurosawa deserves to be on this list. We choose Rashomon cause it’s simply a masterpiece. A simple story about 3 individuals who discuss the gruesome murder of a samurai to uncover the real truth about what actually happened and how it happened enhanced by Akira Kurosawa’s masterful way of directing and story telling. Rashomon has inspired countless other movies too and this particular movie brought Japanese cinema to international renown.

It has 8.2 ratings on IMDB.


3) Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Italy)
Bicycle Thieves is about a man who in order to do his job requires a bicycle which has been stolen. The movie follows the man with the help of his son to find the thief and justice. It’s a simple movie but yet so beautiful. A story about a man trying to find his bicycle thief is something that needs to be watched by everyone.

It has 8.3 ratings on IMDB.

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4) The Seventh Seal (1957) (Sweden)
We strongly recommend you to start watching Ingmar Bergman’s movies. They are absolutely crucial in cinema history. The Seventh Seal is Ingmar Bergman’s one of the finest work. It’s about a knight who in order to save himself and his friends from death challenges the death himself in a chess match. The movie has many symbolic meanings one of them being death can’t be avoided and death will prevail either by cheating or misguiding. If you love old classics then this is a must watch.

It has 8.2 ratings on IMDB.

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5) The Hunt (2012) (Denmark)
When a kindergarten teacher is accused of false allegation of lewd act in front of a student, his life collapses. His personal relationship and friendships all are ruined because of it. Even after being proven innocent, his life is still in danger. The Hunt is a thrilling movie and will keep you on the edge of your seat till the end.

It has 8.3 ratings on IMDB.

6) Pather Panchali (1955) (India)
Pather Panchali is the first movie of the Apu trilogy. We recommend you to watch the entire trilogy as all three movies are great and deserves to be on this list. Pather Panchali is movie about a brother and sister who try to make the most out of their poverty sicken lives. As kids, they don’t really care about being poor as they things here and there to amuse themselves but their parents however find it difficult to sustain in these conditions. Satyajit Ray was a great Indian director whose movies were simpler but beautifully told especially through visuals.

It has 8.6 ratings on IMDB.

7) Mirror (1975) (Russia)
Mirror is one of the finest work of art by director Andrei Tarkovsky. The Mirror might be hard to process. With each viewing, the concept and plot of the movie becomes more clearer. It follows a non-linear story structure going back and forth in time. A dying poet is recalling and dreaming his childhood and the incidents of his life along with the poetic narrative. If you’re in for something new, then Tarkovsky’s movies are the ones you need to see.

It has 8.1 ratings on IMDB.

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