Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award (Nominees & Winners)by BabyJoe666 | created - 16 Jan 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2016 | Public
2000 to 2015
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1. Saul fia (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, War
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Votes: 33,769 | Gross: $1.78M
2. Mustang (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Votes: 26,390 | Gross: $0.85M
3. Theeb (2014)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Votes: 7,951 | Gross: $0.28M
4. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 14,360 | Gross: $1.33M
6. Ida (2013)
PG-13 | 82 min | Drama
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Votes: 41,163 | Gross: $3.83M
8. Mandariinid (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.
Votes: 25,589 | Gross: $0.14M
9. Timbuktu (2014)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Votes: 13,381 | Gross: $1.08M
10. Leviathan (2014)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Votes: 38,221 | Gross: $1.09M
11. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 65,280 | Gross: $2.85M
12. The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Votes: 33,694 | Gross: $0.18M
13. Jagten (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Votes: 208,191 | Gross: $0.69M
14. Omar (2013)
96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.
Votes: 11,145 | Gross: $0.36M
15. L'image manquante (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.
Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $0.05M
16. Amour (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Votes: 78,725 | Gross: $6.74M
17. A Royal Affair (2012)
R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Votes: 38,133 | Gross: $1.55M
18. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History
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.
Votes: 38,681 | Gross: $1.52M
20. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 174,276 | Gross: $7.10M
21. Rundskop (2011)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.
Votes: 19,431 | Gross: $0.15M
22. Rebelle (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Votes: 6,342 | Gross: $0.07M
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 17,214 | Gross: $2.01M
25. Hearat Shulayim (2011)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Votes: 4,996 | Gross: $2.01M
26. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 34,941 | Gross: $1.01M
28. Kynodontas (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
Votes: 56,600 | Gross: $0.11M
31. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 153,602 | Gross: $20.17M
32. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?
Votes: 58,737 | Gross: $2.22M
34. La teta asustada (2009)
94 min | Drama, Music
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,942 | Gross: $0.01M
35. Ajami (2009)
Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.
Votes: 5,435 | Gross: $0.62M
36. Departures (2008)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Votes: 42,006 | Gross: $1.54M
37. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 31,997 | Gross: $0.48M
38. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 49,655 | Gross: $2.28M
39. Revanche (2008)
Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.
40. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Votes: 31,098 | Gross: $3.77M
41. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Votes: 39,038 | Gross: $5.48M
45. Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.
Votes: 40,115 | Gross: $5.70M
46. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 292,123 | Gross: $11.29M
48. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 12,797 | Gross: $0.32M
49. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 523,093 | Gross: $37.63M
50. Water (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,193 | Gross: $3.22M
51. Tsotsi (2005)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.
Votes: 26,004 | Gross: $2.91M
52. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.
Votes: 24,093 | Gross: $1.05M
53. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
Votes: 23,801 | Gross: $0.68M
55. Don't Tell (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery
Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,170 | Gross: $0.03M
56. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 69,339 | Gross: $2.09M
57. As It Is in Heaven (2004)
133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,581 | Gross: $0.01M
58. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 48,741 | Gross: $3.64M
59. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 278,231 | Gross: $5.51M
60. Yesterday (I) (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama
After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
61. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 26,031 | Gross: $3.43M
62. Evil (2003)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 32,168 | Gross: $0.02M
63. Tasogare Seibei (2002)
129 min | Drama, History
As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.
64. De tweeling (2002)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War
Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Votes: 5,942 | Gross: $0.00M
65. Zelary (2003)
R | 150 min | Romance, Drama
A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $0.33M
66. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama
A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.
Votes: 11,281 | Gross: $6.17M
67. El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.
Votes: 11,665 | Gross: $5.71M
69. The Man Without a Past (2002)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,169 | Gross: $0.92M
70. Zus & zo (2001)
Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast.
Votes: 1,491 | Gross: $0.03M
71. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 40,099 | Gross: $1.06M
72. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 598,993 | Gross: $33.23M
73. Elling (2001)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »
Votes: 12,970 | Gross: $0.31M
74. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
PG | 224 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Votes: 84,258 | Gross: $0.07M
75. Son of the Bride (2001)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,763 | Gross: $0.62M
76. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 230,280 | Gross: $128.08M
77. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 191,177 | Gross: $5.38M
78. Musíme si pomáhat (2000)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple agree to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.
Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $1.32M
79. Everybody's Famous! (2000)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,896 | Gross: $0.07M
80. The Taste of Others (2000)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,164 | Gross: $0.64M