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BOT's Top Foreign Films of All Time Poll Deadline July 12th, for realsies this time, that is the final deadline

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I totally understand where you're coming from chasmmi, arguing on the Internet can be pointless and soul-crushing sometimes.

 

But we're not reddit trolls (who have made me abandon arguments and hope in humanity many times), we're long-time members of this community, not complete strangers, who are generally the ones you want to avoid. And for the most part, I think we're arguing in good faith that a popularity bonus for movies in a top where only the most popular movies will likely get through is, well, redundant, and will disproportionately advantage those movies even more. They basically get double points, and obscure movies will be fighting an even more uphill battle than they normally are.

 

Won't prevent me from participating though

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16 hours ago, chasmmi said:

It is just easier this way as it otherwise leads to a potential slippery slope of having to make a ruling on every Hollywood/American film where somebody speaks foreign and before you know it A Good Day to Die Hard finishes 12th and we have to dissolve the whole forum.

I mean they don't have a single English word in them (not even English dubbing), filmed with predominantly not English speaking cast. Of course this is your game and your rules, but I think there is a clear distinction between Passion and for example Inglorious Basterds which has major parts of the movie where the characters speak English both native and non-native speakers.

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Have a couple of films left to watch but I just wanted to give my current list:

 

  1. My Neighbour Totoro
  2. Ran
  3. Police Story
  4. Close-Up
  5. The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  6. Oldboy
  7. Memories of Murder
  8. Spirited Away
  9. Parasite
  10. Incendies
  11. Godzilla (1954)
  12. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  13. Throne of Blood
  14. The Handmaiden
  15. Akira
  16. A Town Called Panic
  17. Mother (2009)
  18. Persepolis
  19. Roma
  20. Hey Ram
  21. Certified Copy
  22. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
  23. The Young Girls of Rocherfort
  24. Your Name
  25. The Hunt
  26. Castle in the Sky
  27. Wolf Children
  28. Drug War
  29. My Mother's Castle
  30. The Night Comes For Us
  31. Summer Wars
  32. The Killer
  33. The Raid
  34. Come and See
  35. A Separation
  36. Pan's Labryinth
  37. Howl's Moving Castle
  38. The Host
  39. Phoenix
  40. Paprika
  41. Shadow
  42. 13 Warriors
  43. Jallikattu
  44. Firaaq
  45. Princess Mononoke
  46. Porco Rosso

 

I think I'll be able to get 50 once I finish the movies I have list. I watched a lot of 2010s foreign films because of the 2010s list which is why my list has heavy 2010s representation (and my movie-watching over the past few weeks have been pretty inconsistent due to summer college assignments and The Last of Us 2). Over the next 4 days, I'm gonna try to get these movies watched: Only Yesterday, My Neighbours the Yamadas, Police Story 2 and 3, Fallen Angels, In the Mood for Love, The Battle of Algiers, Smiles of a Summer Night, and maybe Yi Yi.

 

Edit: Forgot Pan's Labryinth.

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my top 10 rn (everything else still in flux)

 

  1. Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong)

  2. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Italy)

  3. Red Beard (1965, Japan) 

  4. Z (1969, Algeria/France)

  5. Black Orpheus (1959, France/Brazil)

  6. Harakiri (1962, Japan)

  7. Yi Yi (2000, Taiwan)

  8. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, China)

  9. Persona (1966, Sweden)

  10. The Earrings of Madame De… (1953, France)

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I still need to watch so many movies but hey, don't we all?

 

Here's my full top

 

1. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Spain

2. Peking Opera Blues (1986) - Hong Kong

3. A Prophet (2009) - France

4. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) - South Korea

5. City of God (2002) - Brazil

6. Cinema Paradiso (1988) - Italy

7. Spirited Away (2001) - Japan

8. Eastern Condors (1987) - Hong Kong

9. Police Story 3: Supercop (1992) - Hong Kong

10. Ip Man (2008) - Hong Kong

11. The Lives of Others (2006) - Germany

12. Amélie (2001) - France

13. The Chorus (2004) - France

14. Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italy

15. Police Story (1985) - Hong Kong

16. La Femme Nikita (1990) - France

17. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - Hong Kong

18. Hard Boiled (1992) - Hong Kong

19. Ong-Bak (2003) - Thailand

20. Iron Angels (1987) - Hong Kong

21. In the Line of Duty 4 (1989) - Hong Kong

22. Memories of Murder (2003) - South Korea

23. Web of Deception (1989) - Hong Kong

24. Infernal Affairs (2002) - Hong Kong

25. Mirage (1987) - Hong Kong

26. The Raid (2011) - Indonesia

27. Lethal Panther (1990) - Hong Kong

28. Heroic Trio 2: Executioners (1993) - Hong Kong

29. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Japan

30. Project A (1983) - Hong Kong

31. The Skin I Live In (2011) - Spain

32. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944) - Russia

33. Police Story 2 (1988) - Hong Kong

34. Crime Story (1993) - Hong Kong

35. La Vie en Rose (2007) - France

36. The Blue Sky Maiden (1957) - Japan

37. Timecrimes (2007) - Spain

38. Train To Busan (2016) - South Korea

39. Your Name. (2016) - Japan

40. Chungking Express (1994) - Hong Kong

41. Madam City Hunter (1993) - Hong Kong

42. Parasite (2019) - South Korea

43. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) - Japan

44. The Inspector Wears Skirts (1988) - Hong Kong

45. Fox Hunter (1995) - Hong Kong

46. Oldboy (2003) - South Korea

47. Dragons Forever (1988) - Hong Kong

48. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - Japan

49. Life is Beautiful (1997) - Italy

50. She Shoots Straight (1990) - Hong Kong

51. Tiger Cage II (1990) - Hong Kong

52. Devil Hunters (1989) - Hong Kong

53. Hero (2002) - Hong Kong

54. Outlaw Brothers (1990) - Hong Kong

55. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) - Sweden

56. The Handmaiden (2016) - South Korea

57. The Twelves Tasks of Asterix (1976) - Belgium

58. Yojimbo (1961) - Japan

59. A Touch of Zen (1971) - Taiwan

60. Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) - France

61. The Seventh Curse (1986) - Hong Kong

62. Tiger Cage (1988) - Hong Kong

63. Downfall (2004) - Germany

64. Dreaming the Reality (1991) - Hong Kong

65. In the Line of Duty 3 (1988) - Hong Kong

66. Magnificent Warriors (1987) - Hong Kong

67. Royal Warriors (1986) - Hong Kong

68. The Innocents (2016) - France

69. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994) - Hong Kong

70. The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk (1993) - Hong Kong

71. The Villainess (2017) - South Korea

72. A Very Long Engagement (2004) - France

73. Corpus Christi (2019) - Poland

74. I Vitelloni (1953) - Italy

75. Ip Man 3 (2015) - Hong Kong

76. Iron Monkey (1993) - Hong Kong

77. The Hunt (2012) - Denmark

78. The Raid 2 (2014) - Indonesia

79. Angel Terminators 2 (1993) - Hong Kong

80. Naked Killer (1992) - Hong Kong

81. The Heroic Trio (1993) - Hong Kong

82. The Protector (2005) - Thailand

83. Wheels on Meals (1984) - Hong Kong

84. Yes, Madam! (1985) - Hong Kong

85. Magic Crystal (1986) - Hong Kong

86. La Haine (1995) - France

87. Rumble in the Bronx (1995) - Hong Kong

88. Chocolate (2008) - Thailand

89. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) - Hong Kong

90. Fearless (2006) - Hong Kong

91. Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) - France

92. On The Run (1988) - Hong Kong

93. Three Colors: Blue (1993) - France

94. Spy Games (1989) - Hong Kong

95. The Dinner Game (1998) - France

96. SPL Kill Zone (2005) - Hong Kong

97. 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) - Hong Kong

98. Incendies (2010) - Canada

99. Jules and Jim (1962) - France

100. Armour of God (1986) - Hong Kong

 

I'm an unapologetic Hong Kong movie fan and I'm aware of it

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Another Reminder that a deadline is approaching at some point soon.

 

Let's Say July 5th.

 

 

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On 6/25/2020 at 7:04 PM, CoolioD1 said:

 

my top 10 rn (everything else still in flux)

 

  1. Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong)

  2. Nights of Cabiria (1957, Italy)

  3. Red Beard (1965, Japan) 

  4. Z (1969, Algeria/France)

  5. Black Orpheus (1959, France/Brazil)

  6. Harakiri (1962, Japan)

  7. Yi Yi (2000, Taiwan)

  8. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, China)

  9. Persona (1966, Sweden)

  10. The Earrings of Madame De… (1953, France)

Oooh yes Raise the Red Lantern is some good shit. Dunno if it’ll be in my top ten but it’s super underrated

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26 minutes ago, WrathOfHan said:

Oooh yes Raise the Red Lantern is some good shit. Dunno if it’ll be in my top ten but it’s super underrated

Generally Zhang Yimou gets a lot more love for his action stuff like Hero, Flying Daggers, Shadow but his 80s/90s stuff with Gong Li  is the best shit. The Story of Qiu Ju (literally a movie about a guy getting kicked in the balls) will also be high on my list!

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My 25 List

 

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1. Ida

2 Breathless

3. Rashomon

4. Chungking Express

5. Parasite

6. Roma

7. The Celebration (Festen)

8. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

9. Pain & Glory

10. Offside

11. Persona

12. A Man Escaped

13. Bicycle Thieves

14. Aguirre, The Wrath of God

15. Phoenix

16. Touki Bouki

17. Train to Busan

18. Elvira Madigen

19. Loves of a Blonde

20. Good Morning (Ohayo)

21. Monos

22. Playtime

23. Pickpocket

24. Corpus Christi

25. Tel Aviv on Fire

 

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Added a couple more and reached 50. Still have some more films I want to watch though.

 

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  1. My Neighbour Totoro
  2. Ran
  3. Police Story
  4. In the Mood for Love
  5. Close-Up
  6. The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  7. Hard-boiled
  8. Oldboy
  9. Memories of Murder
  10. Spirited Away
  11. Parasite
  12. Incendies
  13. Hero
  14. Godzilla (1954)
  15. Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  16. Throne of Blood
  17. The Handmaiden
  18. Akira
  19. A Town Called Panic
  20. Irma Vep
  21. Mother (2009)
  22. Persepolis
  23. Chungking Express
  24. Roma
  25. Hey Ram
  26. Certified Copy
  27. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
  28. The Young Girls of Rochefort
  29. Your Name
  30. The Hunt
  31. Castle in the Sky
  32. Wolf Children
  33. Drug War
  34. Police Story 3
  35. My Mother's Castle
  36. The Night Comes For Us
  37. Summer Wars
  38. The Raid
  39. Come and See
  40. The Killer
  41. Police Story 2
  42. A Separation
  43. Pan's Labyrinth
  44. Howl's Moving Castle
  45. The Host
  46. Phoenix
  47. Paprika
  48. Shadow
  49. Only Yesterday
  50. The Heroic Trio

 

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23 minutes ago, lorddemaxus said:

14. Don't Go Breaking My Heart

 

:jeb!:

 

Definitely not known as Johnnie To's quintessential movie, audacious pick. It missed my top 100 because I thought the movie was manipulative a bit.

 

I like your list. We have similar tastes

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7 minutes ago, Daxtreme said:

 

:jeb!:

 

Definitely not known as Johnnie To's quintessential movie, audacious pick. It missed my top 100 because I thought the movie was manipulative a bit.

 

I like your list. We have similar tastes

I've only been watching a lot of Hong Kong cinema over the past last month. Haven't gotten around to most of Johnnie To's filmography yet (I watched The Heroic Trio this week actually which I just remembered to add to my list (forgot to add Yimou's Hero too)). Your list actually has a lot of Hong Kong films I've recently added to my watchlist.

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