Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in foreign language film category

Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.



Amour(2012)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 91

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.



The Lives of Others(2006)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

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.



Toni Erdmann(2016)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 91

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.



Amores perros(2000)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

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.



Incendies(2010)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 77

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.



Mustang(2015)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 81

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.



No Man's Land(2001)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 76

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.



The Square(2017)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.



Mongol(2007)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 72

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan who was a slave before going on to conquer half the world in 1206.



Biutiful(2010)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 69

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.



No(2012)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 79

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.



Timbuktu(2014)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 83

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.



Cold War(2018)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold ...



Monsieur Lazhar(2011)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 78

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.



Tsotsi(2005)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 73

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.



Paradise Now(2005)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 70

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.



Revanche(2008)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.



Roma(2018)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 96

A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.



Kon-Tiki(2012)

Combined Rating:
70
Combined Critics Rating: 63

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.




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