Good foreign language films and TV-series

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1. Simple Simon (I) (2010)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A younger brother with Aspergers syndrome helps his older brother find a girlfriend.

Director: Andreas Öhman | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss, Sofie Hamilton

Votes: 7,754

2. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 28,108 | Gross: $0.44M

3. 1864 (2014)

TV-14 | 460 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

When Prussia and Austria declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.

Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Bent Mejding, Marie Tourell Søderberg

Votes: 2,896

4. Hotel Beau Séjour (2016– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young woman wakes to discover her own murder on her hands. Struggling to get help and solve the case from five locals who are somehow involved with the night of her death, she uncovers so much more.

Stars: Lynn Van Royen, Inge Paulussen, Jan Hammenecker, Kris Cuppens

Votes: 2,686

5. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 41,611 | Gross: $1.52M

6. The Wave (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande

Votes: 27,991 | Gross: $0.18M

7. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 8,383

8. Unknown Soldier (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 6,461

9. The Unknown Soldier (1955)

177 min | Drama, War

Finnish Continuation War rages and a platoon of soldiers is forced to face the horrors of the forefront. Based on Väinö Linna's book of the same name.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

Votes: 6,625

10. The Midwife (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 1,013

11. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 58,776 | Gross: $2.06M

12. Love at First Fight (2014)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

63 Metascore

Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Cailley | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent, Brigitte Roüan

Votes: 4,683 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 649,810 | Gross: $33.23M

14. The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 3,453 | Gross: $0.39M

15. The Shamer's Daughter (2015)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz | Stars: Roland Møller, Allan Hyde, Jakob Oftebro, Maria Bonnevie

Votes: 2,891

16. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel, Louis Hofmann

Votes: 102,032

17. Behind Blue Skies (2010)

110 min | Drama

Coming of age film that takes place in the Swedish archipelago during 70s about young Martin (Bill Skarsgård) who gets a summer job working at a hotel. The hotel manager Gösta (Peter Dalle)... See full summary »

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Peter Dalle, Josefin Ljungman, Amanda Ooms

Votes: 3,109

18. Sanctuary (2015)

104 min | Drama

A young free-minded German 14 year old boy in a northern Lower Saxony province town is in love with his mother. His stepfather identifies him as a competitor, and has him brought to a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Brummund | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Alexander Held, Stephan Grossmann, Max Riemelt

Votes: 1,174

19. Oma maa (2018)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life ... See full summary »

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Oona Airola, Konsta Laakso, Helmi Linnosmaa, Antti Virmavirta

Votes: 164

20. Battle (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Amalie works hard to fit in to a world where having it all is what matters - looks, money and dancing skills. Then she meets Michael, the street-dancer, who is different from any other person she has met.

Director: Katarina Launing | Stars: Lisa Teige, Fabian Svegaard Tapia, Vebjørn Enger, Stig R. Amdam

Votes: 2,422

21. The Quake (2018)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.

Director: John Andreas Andersen | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Kathrine Thorborg Johansen

Votes: 5,113 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)

70 min | Drama, War

In the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco, during the Rif War of the 1920s, Spanish volunteer nurses with no experience adapt to their new lives.

Stars: Amaia Salamanca, Álex García, Verónica Sánchez, Álex Gadea

Votes: 1,502

23. The Rain (I) (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety.

Stars: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lukas Løkken

Votes: 19,683



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