Topic: Favorite Foreign Films

Well someone just asked what favorite Indie you liked so I thought following that up with favorite foreign films would just be natural.  I didn't get to see Pan's Labrinth and I will pick this up on DVD as soon I see it.

I listed Hardware (1990) as a favorite indie, but it is also foreign (UK)
Le Pacte des loups (2001) (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (FR)

Re: Favorite Foreign Films

Evil to Kako  - Greek horror zombies:)

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Suspiria is my fave foreign film of all time but here's some others:

Asian horror(my top 5):
BioZombie
Wild Zero
Versus
Evil Dead Trap
Infection

Giallos(my top 5):
A Blade in the Dark
Tenebre
Opera
Sleepless
Torso

Foreign zombies(my top 5):
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Burial Ground
Zombie(Zombi 2)
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Cemetery Man

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oh man! there are so many, some of the ones in the last few years that I really liked would have to be:

High Tension
The Host
Battle Royal
The Room
Them

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Battle Royale
Versus
Suspiria
Zombi 2
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Juon
Pans Labyrinth
The Devils Backbone

Thats just the first couple that come to mind right away..

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I forgot to add High Tension and Cronos.

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I liked very much High tension, Audition, Marebito, Versus...

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I find this so funny because American films are foreign to me. One could either break it down into favourite European or favourite Asian film. For me I was born in England (therefore dont consider them to be foreign films) and I live in Australia (as yet to build on their horror genre- there are some not many) And New zealand make some amazing films full stop but their horror, to me, is exceptional. And as they are our next door neighbours cant consider them foreign either. Just had to bring this aside up.

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That reminds me that I need to see Kronos/Cronos (sp?) -  didn't like Brotherhood of the Wolf, anywho... to answer the question

Pan's Labrynth
also really really loved Devil's Backbone and The Eye

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i got "Infection" for x-mas RiP but i havent watched it yet, since you like it i will watch it soon though
i like...

Battle Royale
Versus
Oldboy
Sympathy for Mr. Vengence
Audition
Pan's Labyrinth
the Devil's Backbone = creepy
High Tension
Suspiria
28 Days Later
the Descent
3 eXtremes
3 eXtremes II

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Some of my fav foreign flicks:

Audition
Fritt Vilt
The Descent
Bad Taste
Zombi 2
Pulse (Kairo)
Battle Royale

There's more but I'll stop here for now.

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One of my favorite online scanvanger hunts is finding foreign horror films to add to my collection.

Audition
Suspiria(and any others by him)
HighTension
The Host
Pan's Labrynth
Dark Waters(itialian not the japenese one)1994
City of the living Dead
Black Sunday
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Black Sabbath
Bay of Blood(Twitch of the Death Nerve)
The Witch's Mirror
Eye's Without a Face(1959)
Nosferatu(1922)

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i loved High Tention and i also like Asian horror.
then also Nekromantik...i wanna see the 2nd one

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"My Life as a Dog" and "The Crying Game". Both non-horror. Also Pans labrynth(spelling??),High Tension and Ringu are my top picks in the horror/sci-fi department.

Last edited by Godzilla_Rules (2008-01-20 13:40:41)

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Dog Soldiers well made werewolves.

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My favourites so far are Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor), Day Watch (Dnevnoi Dozor) and The Host (Gwoemul).   I have just got a copy of Cronos but haven't watched it yet so I hope it's good.
I'm British so I wouldn't think of Dog Soldiers or 28 Days/Weeks Later as being 'foreign' but they are all good too.

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I'm adding Battle Royale to my list as fave asian horror/action thriller.

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My favorite would have to be the Japanese horror movie, Carved: The Slit Mouthed Woman.  I also really enjoyed The Host.  Ringu 0 is another good one.  Other than that, I really haven't seen any other foreign horror movies.

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some non-horror...

The Killer
Hard Boiled
Once a Thief
Bullet in the Head
Fulltime Killer
A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow II
Hot Fuzz

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Oldboy
Sympathy for Lady Vengence
Man Bites Dog
Battle Royale
Save the Green Planet
Audition
Suspiria
Pan's Labyrinth
High Tension
Izo
The Descent
some non horror..
Run Lola Run
Spirited Away
Iron Monkey
Hero
and on and on.....

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I assume we just mean horror films?

A Tale of Two Sisters
Audition
Battle Royale
Versus
Suspiria
Pan's Labyrinth
The Hapiness of the Katakuris
Marebito
Cure
Oldboy
Death Note
Dorm

Non horror:
The City of Lost Children
Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
El Mariachi

Last edited by jmh314 (2008-02-01 22:29:00)

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It's hard to determine exactly which ones are my favorite. But i'm going out on a limb here and stating that practically every single asian horror movie, and non-horror, are my bread and butter. Without a shadow of a doubt, i can watch these movies over and over again.

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If I just chose one, it would be Susperia or perhaps another Argento or Fulci film. But, I can't pick just one because I love so many. I even love the films of the great Paul Naschy. Go Walperis! I have to say though, that if I picked the greatest all-time studio and purveyor of great horror films, it would be the allmighty Hammer studios. From beginning to end just a slew of great and often classy horror. Going to the theater to see Hmmer films was a highlight of my youth and the dvd's continue to reign in my lair.

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Hammer really did some great things fredgavin, gotta agree with you there.  I still remember the hammer horror series on TV that was pretty damn sweet.

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Bad Taste
Dead Alive
Any Argento
Zombie
Battle Royale
Oldboy