Best Foreign Language Indie movies

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1. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 150,403 | Gross: $3.11M

2. The Hedgehog (2009)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents ... See full summary »

Director: Mona Achache | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Anne Brochet

Votes: 7,919

3. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 673,232 | Gross: $13.18M

4. 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: 649,734 | Gross: $33.23M

5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 550,469 | Gross: $57.60M

6. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 216,870 | Gross: $44.67M

7. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 61,514 | Gross: $1.51M

8. Micmacs (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 27,477 | Gross: $1.26M

9. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 68,106 | Gross: $6.17M

10. My Old Lady (2014)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.

Director: Israel Horovitz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Michel Burstin

Votes: 7,998 | Gross: $4.01M

11. Nila (2016)

96 min | Drama, Romance

A young man meets his childhood love one rainy night in the city of dreams. When they both realise that the desire for more can ruin what is special between them do they listen to their ... See full summary »

Director: Selvamani Selvaraj | Stars: Sruthi Hariharan, Sarvesh Sridhar, Vicky Vijai

Votes: 174

12. My Happy Family (2017)

120 min | Drama

86 Metascore

In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents' home and ... See full summary »

Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß | Stars: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili

Votes: 1,992

13. Jeune Femme (2017)

97 min | Drama

76 Metascore

In her early thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she'll make it anywhere.

Director: Léonor Serraille | Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly

Votes: 1,813

14. The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wislocka (2017)

121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.

Director: Maria Sadowska | Stars: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Adamczyk, Borys Szyc, Karolina Gruszka

Votes: 1,942

15. Denial (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama

63 Metascore

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott

Votes: 16,485 | Gross: $4.07M

16. Lust Stories (2018)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Lust Stories is the sequel to 2013 movie Bombay Talkies presenting four short films by four of India's biggest directors exploring love, sex and relationships in modern India.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Kapoor

Votes: 7,640

17. The African Doctor (2016)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

Director: Julien Rambaldi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli, Médina Diarra

Votes: 5,959

18. Final Portrait (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 3,793 | Gross: $0.46M

19. La Mante (2017)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A serial killer, nicknamed 'La Mante' decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear.

Stars: Carole Bouquet, Fred Testot, Manon Azem, Pascal Demolon

Votes: 6,911

20. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

62 Metascore

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 39,365 | Gross: $6.74M

21. Edie (2017)

102 min | Drama

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan, Amy Manson

Votes: 839

22. First Reformed (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Votes: 33,006 | Gross: $3.45M

23. The Guardians (2017)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

81 Metascore

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours

Votes: 1,293 | Gross: $0.18M

24. The Escape (II) (2017)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

75 Metascore

An ordinary woman makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever.

Director: Dominic Savage | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber, Marthe Keller

Votes: 1,253 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

Votes: 1,025 | Gross: $0.15M

26. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 2,509 | Gross: $0.24M

27. Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 14,303 | Gross: $0.96M

28. The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Three people rob a bank to help a day care center that's in debt. Wolf is captured, Werner identified, police suspect Christa is the third. She and Werner ask Hans, a clergyman, to launder ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Tina Engel, Silvia Reize, Katharina Thalbach, Marius Müller-Westernhagen

Votes: 227

29. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Votes: 13,939 | Gross: $1.44M

30. Fanny (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

47 Metascore

"Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Auteuil | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Raphaël Personnaz

Votes: 935

31. A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (2017)

84 min | Documentary

One night, Majella O'Donnell took her teen-age son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. '... See full summary »

Director: Sinéad O'Shea

Votes: 62

32. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

69 Metascore

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler

Votes: 12,623 | Gross: $0.90M

33. Summer 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

81 Metascore

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 4,644 | Gross: $0.18M

34. Mildred Pierce (2011)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 17,374

35. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

70 Metascore

Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Stars: M.I.A., Madonna, Bill Maher, Nicki Minaj

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $0.23M

36. Wildlife (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

Director: Paul Dano | Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Travis W Bruyer

Votes: 13,662 | Gross: $1.03M

37. Pimpal (2017)

Drama

Ill health forces widower Arvind, to leave India to live with his children in America. As he reflects on his life, he wonders about that unfinished business.

Director: Gajendra Ahire | Stars: Dilip Prabhavalkar, Priya Bapat, Kishore Kadam, Vrunda Gajendra

Votes: 59

38. The Bookshop (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama

62 Metascore

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 7,847 | Gross: $1.59M

39. Owl Mountain (2018)

128 min | Drama

Radio Free Europe, BBC, and Voice of America can only rarely get through the Iron Curtain and Soviet mufflers to Lithuania, a country torn by a war between the local resistance movement and... See full summary »

Director: Audrius Juzenas | Stars: Aldona Bendoriute, Monika Biciunaite, Daumantas Ciunis, Arnas Danusas

Votes: 444

40. Shoplifters (2018)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki, Mayu Matsuoka

Votes: 29,799 | Gross: $3.31M

41. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 14,820 | Gross: $12.32M

42. And Breathe Normally (2018)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Director: Isold Uggadottir | Stars: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Bragi Arnason

Votes: 1,176

43. An Impossible Love (2018)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure

Votes: 466

44. Rita (2012– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life.

Stars: Lise Baastrup, Mille Dinesen, Nikolaj Groth, Ellen Hillingsø

Votes: 5,266

45. Milada (2017)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Milada Horáková, democratic pre-WW2 Czech politician first arrested and tried by the Nazis during the War and then the post-war Communist government for her refusal to cease her opposition activity and leave the country.

Director: David Mrnka | Stars: Ayelet Zurer, Robert Gant, Daniel Rchichev, Karina Rchichev

Votes: 613

46. Divines (2016)

105 min | Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

Director: Houda Benyamina | Stars: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda

Votes: 6,906

47. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Votes: 4,857 | Gross: $0.62M

48. Border (2018)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

75 Metascore

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

Director: Ali Abbasi | Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén

Votes: 10,950 | Gross: $0.77M