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The Best Foreign Films Of The 2010s Decade

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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  • Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun
    163
    6

    Released2019

    Directed byBong Joon-ho

    Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An unemployed driver (Song Kang-ho) and his out-of-work family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous  ...more
  • Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun
    139
    11

    Released2018

    Directed byLee Chang-dong

    Burning is a 2018 South Korean mystery drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami. A part-time worker hoping to spend more time with a childhood  ...more
  • Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok
    33
    8

    Released2016

    Directed byYeon Sang-ho

    Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. A man, his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a  ...more
  • Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi
    25
    7

    Released2016

    Directed byMakoto Shinkai

    Your Name is a 2016 Japanese animated drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. A high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo experience a strange phenomenon: they occasionally swap  ...more
  • Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri
    24
    7

    Released2016

    Directed byPark Chan-wook

    The Handmaiden is a 2016 South Korean erotic psychological thriller film directed by Park Chan-wook. A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to  ...more
  • Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Lubna Azabal
    15
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Incendies is a 2010 Canadian war film directed by Denis Villeneuve. A pair of twins journey to the Middle East amid a bloody civil war to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last  ...more
  • Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport
    23
    7

    Released2012

    Directed byThomas Vinterberg

    The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The story is set in a small Danish village around Christmas, and follows a man (Mads Mikkelsen) who becomes the target of mass  ...more
  • Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim
    21
    7

    Released2011

    Directed byGareth Evans

    The Raid: Redemption is a 2011 Indonesian martial arts action film directed by Gareth Evans. A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.  ...more
  • Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik
    25
    9

    Released2010

    Directed byKim Jee-woon

    I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller horror film directed by Kim Jee-woon. A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.  ...more
  • Kylie Minogue, Michel Piccoli
    8
    2

    Released2012

    Directed byLeos Carax

    Holy Motors is a 2012 Franco-German fantasy drama film directed by Leos Carax. Dennis Lavant stars as a man whose job is to perform various roles in the same way an actor would, only he doesn't  ...more
  • Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza
    19
    7

    Released2013

    Directed byPawel Pawlikowski

    In 1962, Anna is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her only relative that she is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey to discover their family story and where they belong.  ...more
  • Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami
    30
    12

    Released2011

    Directed byAsghar Farhadi

    When Nader (Payman Maadi), a bank employee, refuses to leave Tehran, his wife, Simin (Leila Hatami) sues for divorce in the hope that she can make a better life for their young daughter abroad.  ...more
  • Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley
    14
    5

    Released2009

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

    A controlling, manipulative father (Christos Stergioglou) locks his three adult offspring in a state of perpetual childhood by keeping them prisoner within the sprawling family compound. The children  ...more
  • Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw
    14
    5

    Released2018

    Directed byNadine Labaki

    Capernaum is a 2018 Lebanese drama film directed by Nadine Labaki. While serving a five-year sentence for stabbing someone, a 12-year-old boy from the slums of Beirut named Zain El Hajj (Zain Al  ...more
  • Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron
    11
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Jung-beom

    The Man from Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean action thriller film directed by Lee Jeong-beom. When a young girl (Kim Sae-ron) is kidnapped, a mysterious man (Won Bin) embarks on a bloody rampage to  ...more
  • The Act of Killing is a 2012 Indonesian documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. The filmmakers challenge former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever  ...more
  • Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot
    20
    9

    Released2018

    Directed byPawel Pawlikowski

    Cold War is a 2018 Polish historical period drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. A passionate love story between two people (Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot) of different backgrounds and  ...more
  • Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes
    14
    6

    Released2017

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

    A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her  ...more
  • Patrick Huard, Anne Dorval
    8
    3

    Released2014

    Directed byXavier Dolan

    Mommy is a 2014 Canadian drama film directed by Xavier Dolan. A widowed journalist, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor named Kyla inserts herself into their  ...more
  • Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia
    8
    3

    Released2019

    Directed byPedro Almodóvar

    Pain and Glory is a 2019 Spanish drama film directed by Pedro Almodóvar. A film director past his prime, Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the decisions he's made throughout his life as  ...more
  • Güneş Şensoy, Doğa Doğuşlu
    15
    7

    Released2015

    Directed byDeniz Gamze Ergüven

    Mustang is a 2015 French drama film directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven. When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them to  ...more
  • Lily Franky, Sakura Ando
    22
    11

    Released2018

    Directed byHirokazu Kore-eda

    Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese drama film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. A poor, shoplifting family adopts a homeless girl after noticing signs of abuse, integrating her into the family by teaching  ...more
  • Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos
    20
    10

    Released2013

    Directed byAbdellatif Kechiche

    Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh. French teenager Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos)  ...more
  • Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin
    11
    5

    Released2017

    Directed byAndrey Zvyagintsev

    Loveless is a 2017 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. When their only young child goes missing, his two separated parents who are living apart are brought together to attempt to find  ...more
  • Alexander Panivan, Alexander Osadchiy
    5
    1

    Released2014

    Directed byMyroslav Slaboshpytskiy

    The Tribe is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. The film is set in a boarding school for deaf children (and thus is entirely in sign language, with no subtitles), where  ...more
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List Rules: Vote up the foreign films you love that were released in the US between 2010-2019.