20 best foreign and US films

by green-dalila | created - 14 Dec 2015 | updated - 14 Dec 2015 | Public

I tried to add movies that I have seen at least once and that I liked right away. Also I am adding films that hit me on a deep level and that I will never forget.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords




IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Manic (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama

60 Metascore

After attacking another player with a bat during baseball at school, Lyle's sent to the psych ward. He meets other teenagers with problems. Will group therapy help?

Director: Jordan Melamed | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Bacall, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle

Votes: 8,964 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Strayed (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

70 Metascore

Emmanuelle Béart stars as a widowed schoolteacher who flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children. A teenaged boy comes to their rescue by leading them into the forest -- their best shot at survival.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Gaspard Ulliel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Clémence Meyer

Votes: 2,966 | Gross: $0.48M

3. La désenchantée (1990)

TV-MA | 78 min | Drama, Romance

Seventeen-year-old Beth is just finishing school, and lives in Paris with her bedridden mother and younger brother. She is annoyed because her boyfriend suggested she try sleeping with ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Judith Godrèche, Marcel Bozonnet, Thérèse Liotard, Ivan Desny

Votes: 388

4. Little Boy Blue (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: Ray, an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; Kate, a compliant wife and Jimmy, a 19-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Shirley Knight

Votes: 1,932

5. Buddy Boy (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor.

Director: Mark Hanlon | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Susan Tyrrell, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 971 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Gas Food Lodging (1992)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin

Votes: 3,193 | Gross: $1.35M

7. The Boy (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage

Votes: 4,327

8. I Like It Like That (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino... See full summary »

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Luna Lauren Velez, Jon Seda, Tomas Melly, Desiree Casado

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $1.78M

9. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 10,021 | Gross: $0.71M

10. Evil (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Skarsgård, Linda Zilliacus

Votes: 33,978 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 118,736 | Gross: $17.11M

12. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 44,215 | Gross: $3.49M

13. Hurricane Streets (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Brendan Sexton III, Shawn Elliott, Antoine McLean, Mtume Gant

Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $0.33M

14. Malachance (2004)

87 min | Drama

The Story of A Kid who wanted to be Somebody Else.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: James Ransone, Stewart Skelton, Brandon Quinn, Greg Wayne

Votes: 40

15. Upside Down (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

45 Metascore

Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Director: Juan Solanas | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 66,994 | Gross: $0.10M

16. The Unloved (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

Director: Samantha Morton | Stars: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 982

17. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 40,126 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Far from Home (1989)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they're forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks.

Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Matt Frewer, Drew Barrymore, Richard Masur, Karen Austin

Votes: 1,836

19. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 68,947 | Gross: $40.47M

20. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 24,884 | Gross: $9.71M

21. Gimme Shelter (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

37 Metascore

A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

Director: Ron Krauss | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones

Votes: 7,851 | Gross: $1.36M

22. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

Votes: 3,508

23. Marfa Girl (2012)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

37 Metascore

A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James, Mary Farley

Votes: 1,270

24. Commitment (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama

36 Metascore

The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.

Director: Hong-soo Park | Stars: Seung-Hyun Choi, Han Yeri, Je-mun Yun, Sung-ha Jo

Votes: 2,565 | Gross: $0.08M



Recently Viewed