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The Best Foreign Films Of The 2010s Decade

Updated January 2, 2020 1.3k votes 67 voters 1.3k views112 items

List RulesVote up the foreign films you love that were released in the US between 2010-2019.

Fans of global cinema are invited to vote for the best foreign movies of the past decade. The following list compiles notable motion pictures from around the world that were released in the last decade. China, Denmark, Japan, France, Spain, and Germany are just a few of the countries represented. They all have thriving film scenes and turn out plenty of worthy movies each year. We've collected the most acclaimed and popular movies from each nation. Now it's time to see which one rises to the very top. 

Aside from ranking the most memorable titles from other countries, this list will also provide a handy guide for anyone looking to check out foreign films. You'll find dozens of great recommendations, but of course, the ones ranked highest are most worthy of your time. Don't be intimidated by subtitles, because the strength of the storytelling in the top 100 foreign movies of the 2010s will keep you hooked. Multiple genres are represented, as well. Many are dramas, but comedies, horror flicks, and action pictures are also accounted for.

Vote up the top foreign films of the last decade. When you're done, take a chance on one of them that you haven't yet seen. 

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  • A Fantastic Woman26
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    7

    A Fantastic Woman

    Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

    Released2017

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Ip Man 227
    11
    5

    Ip Man 2

    Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung

    Released2010

    Directed byWilson Yip

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Wilson Yip, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Raw28
    11
    5

    Raw

    Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf

    Released2016

    Directed byJulia Ducournau

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

    Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Loveless29
    11
    5

    Loveless

    Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin

    Released2017

    Directed byAndrey Zvyagintsev

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    Loveless is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. When their only young... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Goodbye First Love30
    8
    2

    Goodbye First Love

    Özay Fecht, Sebastian Urzendowsky

    Released2011

    Directed byMia Hansen-Løve

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%

    Goodbye First Love is a 2011 Franco-German film directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. 15 year old... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Mommy31
    8
    2

    Mommy

    Patrick Huard, Anne Dorval

    Released2014

    Directed byXavier Dolan

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

    Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. A widowed journalist, raising... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives32
    11
    7

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Wallapa Mongkolprasert, Tongsit Rachasin

    Released2010

    Directed byApichatpong Weerasethakul

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

    Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is a Thai art drama film directed by Apichatpong... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Foxtrot33
    11
    7

    Foxtrot

    Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler

    Released2017

    Directed bySamuel Maoz

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    Foxtrot is a 2017 Israeli drama film directed by Samuel Maoz. The film portrays the grief and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Amour34
    14
    11

    Amour

    Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Haneke

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    Amour is a 2012 French-language drama film directed by Michael Haneke. The narrative focuses... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tuesday, After Christmas35
    10
    5

    Tuesday, After Christmas

    Dragoș Bucur, Victor Rebengiuc

    Released2010

    Directed byRadu Muntean

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 74%

    Tuesday, After Christmas is a is a 2010 Romanian drama film directed by Radu Muntean. A man... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tabu36
    10
    5

    Tabu

    Ana Moreira, Carlotto Cotta

    Released2012

    Directed byMiguel Gomes

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    Tabu is a 2012 Portuguese romance drama film directed by Miguel Gomes. A restless retired... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Revenge37
    10
    5

    Revenge

    Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens

    Released2018

    Directed byCoralie Fargeat

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

    Revenge is a 2017 French revenge horror film directed by Coralie Fargeat. After being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Land of Mine38

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

    Land of Mine (a.k.a. Under sandet) is a 2015 Danish-German historical drama war film directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Force Majeure39
    11
    8

    Force Majeure

    Kristofer Hivju, Johannes Kuhnke

    Released2014

    Directed byRuben Östlund

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish comedy-drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. It follows the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Shin Godzilla40
    11
    8

    Shin Godzilla

    Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi

    Released2016

    Directed byHideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

    Shin Godzilla is a 2016 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Hideaki Anno and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Illusionist41
    7
    2

    The Illusionist

    Tom Urie, Raymond Mearns

    Released2010

    Directed bySylvain Chomet

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 73%

    The Illusionist is a 2010 French-Scottish animated comedy-drama film directed by Sylvain... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Man from Nowhere42
    7
    2

    The Man from Nowhere

    Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Jung-beom

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

    The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jeong-beom.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Miss Bala43
    7
    2

    Miss Bala

    James Russo, Stephanie Sigman

    Released2011

    Directed byGerardo Naranjo

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 87%

    Miss Bala is a 2011 Mexican action drama film directed by Gerardo Naranjo. In Mexico, a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Salesman44
    7
    2

    The Salesman

    Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

    Released2016

    Directed byAsghar Farhadi

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    The Salesman is a 2016 Iranian drama film directed by Asghar Farhadi. While both participating... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pain and Glory45
    7
    2

    Pain and Glory

    Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia

    Released2019

    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Pain and Glory is a 2019 Spanish drama film directed by Pedro Almodóvar. A film director past... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • White God46
    10
    7

    White God

    Péter Gothár, János Derzsi

    Released2014

    Directed byKornél Mundruczó

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    White God is a 2014 Hungarian drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó. The story is told from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tigers Are Not Afraid47
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    7

    Tigers Are Not Afraid

    Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López

    Released2019

    Directed byIssa López

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

    Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Tribe48
    5
    1

    The Tribe

    Alexander Panivan, Alexander Osadchiy

    Released2014

    Directed byMyroslav Slaboshpytskiy

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    The Tribe is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. The film is set... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Certified Copy49
    8
    5

    Certified Copy

    Juliette Binoche, Jean-Claude Carrière

    Released2010

    Directed byAbbas Kiarostami

    Rotten Tomatoes score:  89%

    Certified Copy is a 2010 Iranian art film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. The film is set in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Son of Saul50
    8
    5

    Son of Saul

    Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár

    Released2015

    Directed byLászló Nemes

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

    Son of Saul is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes. It is set in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button