A list of films I’ve really enjoyed. If you have any recommendations based on these (from any country), I’d be really interested to hear them.

Four Lions


The Fighter

Fish Tank

Noi Albinoi (Icelandic)

Darwin’s Nightmare

This is England

Rare Exports (the best Christmas film ever!) (Finnish)

The Wrestler

Salaam Bombay

Jesus Camp

The Straight Story

Blue Velvet

The Lives of Others


Little Miss Sunshine

Brighton Rock 2010

Brighton Rock 1947

A Room for Romeo Brass

Dead Man’s Shoes

Draughtsman’s Contract

Do the Right Thing

Mr Vampire

All about Lilly Chou Chou

The Last Emperor

Mo’ Better Blues

Letters from Iwo Jima

Summer of Sam

The Apple (Iranian)

The Class (France)




Harry Brown (ahem!)

Osama (2003)

The Wickerman (1973)

Audition (Japanese)

The Man who would be King

Grizzly Man

Looking for Eric


Blackboards (Iran/Iraq)

In the Loop

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Death of Mr Lazarescu (Romanian)

In Bruges

Nil by Mouth

Old Boy (Korea)

Best In Show

A Mighty wind

Spinal Tap (The original and best of its kind)

City of God (Brazilian)

The Pillow Book

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

Hot Fuzz

When We Were Kings

The Thrilla in Manila

Shaun of the Dead

The Gruffalo

Soft (Short Film)

Mona Lisa

Alfie (Michael Caine version)

The Italian Job (Michael Caine version)

No Country for Old Men

Lost in Translation

Storyville: Secrets of the Tribe

Last Train Home (Chinese)

Whatcha reckon?

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