Great subtitled films

I saw it with some of the worst internet subtitles ever. There was a bit with incredibly broken, sparse for a solid 10 mins ever when they just kept on talking.

Needless to say, I found that film more confusing and funnier than was probably intended…

And yeah films are fun and can’t always watch the most super serious ones, but when I keep choosing Paddington, Bill Murray films etc over any of the classics I’ve been meaning to watch for years, it’s a bit silly.

Are you just talking about films that aren’t in English because that’s not really a comparable genre or anything, but literally millions of films from all over the world?

English language films are subtitled here so lol


I liked the first hour or so. But it is rather flawed

Yeah - I’m being a Little Englander. Perhaps I should have called it Films Not In The English Language

Wouldn’t it still be a bit weird to list and compare films whose only common trait is that they’re not English language? I thought non-English films were more common in the UK than in the US tbh

Not meaning to have a go or anything, just genuinely find it strange, being both a foreigner and a film person :stuck_out_tongue:

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@NoahVale have you seen gamorrah

Yeah - fair point :slight_smile:

I have subtitles on Netflix for everything


I haven’t. Should I?

if you like city of god you might like that. it’s about the camorra in naples, follows several different stories la the wire. shows the effect of organised crime in italy. based on a non-fiction expose by roberto saviano (he’s still living under police protection).

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Currently on my Cinema Paradiso list are:

  • Graduation (actually just watched and about to send back)
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Raw
  • Suntan
  • Irreversible

also troll hunter is the best non-english film ever made

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If you like Amores Perros, White God was really good. that also involves dogs

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Absolutely love that film!

Some I’d recommend:

Chungking Express
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring (Very slow moving but lovely)
Angst (Intense German serial killer thing)
Spoorloos/The Vanishing (Intense dutch serial killer thing)

The ‘Made Me Cry’ section:
Nobody knows
The Bicycle Thieves
A Scene at the Sea

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The Motorcycle Diaries

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Toni Erdmann is amazing (parts of it are in English actually)

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Show Me Love

Goodbye Lenin! is one of my favourite foreign language films. Has a lot of silly daft moments but some really sad and poignant ones too.


I’m presuming this is a recommendations for non-English language films.

Fritz Lang’s M is amazing.

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I reckon Marion Cotilard is the best actress around, specifically in her native tongue.
La Vie En Rose, Rust and Bone (should have had an oscar for this as well) & Two Days, One Night all particularly excellent.