Around The World In 50 Films

Broaden your horizons on a whirlwind tour of films from 50 different countries. This is not a list of the most important films in the world. It is a list of great films worth watching. In fairness their are some ludicrous movies mixed in for entertainment value but if you have never see Who Killed Captain Alex, or The Man That Saves The World you really need to.

America — Harold and Maude — Directed by Hal Ashby in 1971

Argentina — La Cienaga — Directed by Lucrecia Martel in 2001

Australia — The Babadook — Directed by Jennifer Kent in 2014

Austria — The White Ribbon — Directed by Michael Haneke in 2007

Belgium — Man Bites Dog — Directed by Benoît Poelvoorde and Rémy Belvaux in 1992

Brazil — Central Station — Directed by Walter Salles in1998

Canada — The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open — Directed by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn in 2019

Chile — The Dance of Reality — Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky in 2013

China — King of Masks — Directed by Wu Tian-Ming in 1995

Columbia — Embrace Of The Serpent- Directed by Ciro Guerra in 2015

Czechoslovakia — Closely Watched Trains -Directed by Jiří Menzel in 1966

Denmark — Babbette’s Feast — Directed by Gabriel Axel in 1987

Egypt — Cairo Station — Directed by Youssef Chahine in 1958

England — The Dresser -Directed by Peter Yates in 1983

Estonia — November — Directed by Rainer Sarnet in 2017

Ethiopia — The Fig Tree — Directed by Alamork Davidian in 2018

Finland — The Match Factory Girl — Directed by Aki Kaurimaki in 1990

France — Baxter — Directed by Jérôme Boivin in1989

Germany — Run Lola Run — Directed by Tom Tykwer in 1998

Greece — Alps — Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos in 2011

Hong Kong — House of Flying Daggers — Directed by Zhang Yimou in 2004

Hungary — The Turin Horse — Directed by Bela Tarr in 2011

India — Jallikattu — Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery in 2019

Indonesia — The Raid — Directed by Gareth Evans in 2011

Iran — White Meadows — Directed by Mohammed Rasoulof in 2009

Ireland — My Left Foot — Directed by Jim Sheridan in 1989

Israel and Palestine — 5 Broken Cameras — Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi in 2011

Italy — 8 ½ — Directed by Federico Fellini in 1963

Japan — Woman In The Dunes — Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahra in 1964

Lebanon — Caramel — Directed by Nadine Labaki in 2007

Macedonia — Honeyland — Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska in 2019

Mexico — I Dream in Another Language — Directed by Ernesto Contreras in 2017

New Zealand — The Piano -Directed by — Jane Campion in 1993

Nigeria — 666 (Beware the End Is at Hand) — Directed by Ugo Ugbor in 1987

North Korea — Pulgasari — Directed by Shin Sang-ok in 1985

Norway — The Bothersome Man — Directed by Jens Lien in 2006

The Philippines — The Blood Drinkers — Directed by Gerardo de Leon in 1964

Poland — Camera Buff — Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski in1979

Portugal — Horse Money — Directed by Pedro Costa in 2014

Russia — October: Ten Days That Shook the World — Directed by Sergei Eisensteinin 1927

Serbia — The Load — Directed by Ognjen Glavonić in 2018

South Korea — Old Boy — Directed by Park Chan-wook in 2003

Spain — The Spirit of the Beehive — Directed by Víctor Erice in 1973

Sweden — Songs From The 2nd Floor — Directed by Roy Anderson in 2000

Taiwan — Child of Peach — Directed by Chung-Hsing Chao, Chun-Liang Chen in 1987

Thailand — The Boxer’s Omen — Directed by Kuei Chih-Hung in 1983

Turkey — The Man That Saves The World — Directed by Çetin İnanç in 1982

Uganda — Who Killed Captain Alex — Directed by Nabwana I.G.G in 2010

Viet Nam — The Scent of Green Papaya — Directed by Tran Anh Hung in 1993

Zambia — I Am Not A Witch — Directed by Rungano Nyoni in 2017

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