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List Rules Upvote the best of the foreign films released during 2014.

Not all the biggest movies of 2014 were made in the U.S. Movies are a global experience and as such thousands of movies are made across the world each year. Lucky for you, we've narrowed it down to this list of the best foreign films of 2014.

Here is your chance to rank this list of 2014 foreign films and add any international movies we might have left off. Where do 2014 foreign box office hits like the Studio Ghibli movie The Wind Rises, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man, and the action-packed martial arts action movie sequel The Raid 2 rank among 2014's foreign films? How will you rank foreign action movies like Lucy and Ruroni Kenshin? Perhaps you enjoyed top foreign films like Return or The Two Faces of January.

Vote below and if you missed any of these 2014 foreign films, be sure to watch them on DVD or stream them via Netflix, Amazon or other VOD services. If you're looking for more great foreign films, check out our lists of the best foreign films on Netflix, the best foreign films on Amazon Prime and the 10 sexiest foreign exchange students in movie history.
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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Luc Besson
Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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Paweł Pawlikowski
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Ida is a 2013 Polish drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Set in Poland in 1962, it is about a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a ...more

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The Raid 2: Berandal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Gareth Evan
The Raid 2 is a 2014 Indonesian martial arts crime film written and directed by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans; it is the sequel to the 2011 film The Raid: Redemption. The film was released on 28 ...more

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Hayao Miyazaki
The Wind Rises is a 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli. It was released by Toho on July 20, 2013 in Japan, and by ...more

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Pride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Derrick Deane added Pride Matthre Warchus
Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the ...more

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A Most Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Anton Corbijn
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A Most Wanted Man is a 2013 thriller film based on a novel by John le Carré, written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Anton Corbijn.

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Mood Indigo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Michel Gondry
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Mood Indigo is a 2013 French film co-written and directed by Michel Gondry and co-written and produced by Luc Bossi, starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. It is an adaptation of Boris Vian's ...more

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climb... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Felix Herngren
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a 2013 comedy, adventure and drama film written by Felix Herngren and Hans Ingemansson and directed by Felix Herngren.

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The Voices is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
The Voices Marjane Satrapi

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Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Keishi Ohtomo

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Paddington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
David Heyman
Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more

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Stromberg - Der Film is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Stromberg – Der Film Peter Thorwarth
Stromberg - Der Film is a comedy film directed by Arne Feldhusen.

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Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Jalil Lespert
Yves Saint Laurent is a 2014 French biographical drama film directed by Jalil Lespert and co-written with Jacques Fieschi, Jérémie Guez and Marie-Pierre Huster. The film is based ...more

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The Crossing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
The Crossing John Woo
The Crossing is an 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong 3D epic drama film directed by John Woo and written by Hui-Ling Wang. The film stars Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Tong ...more

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The Inbetweeners 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Damon Beesley, Iain Morris.
The Inbetweeners 2 is a 2014 British comedy film and sequel to The Inbetweeners Movie, which is based on the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners. It was written and directed by series creators Damon ...more

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Chinese Puzzle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Chinese Puzzle is a French comedy-drama film directed by Cédric Klapisch released in 2013. It is the third chapter of the Spanish Apartment trilogy, after L'Auberge Espagnole and Les

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El Ardor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
The Ardor Pablo Fendrik
El Ardor is a 2014 drama western film written and directed by Pablo Fendrik.

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worldmovies added Seong-hoon Kim
A Hard Day is a 2014 South Korean crime action thriller film directed by Kim Seong-hun, and starring Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Jin-woong. It was selected to compete in the Directors' Fortnight ...more

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The Invisible Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
The Invisible Boy Gabriele Salvatores

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Bang Bang! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Siddharth Anand
Bang Bang! is a 2014 Indian action film directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Fox Star Studios. The film is an official remake of the Hollywood film Knight and Day and features Hrithik ...more

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Go Brazil Go! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Go Brazil Go! Spike Lee

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Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Fedor Bondarchuk
Stalingrad is a 2013 Russian action war drama film directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. This is the first Russian movie completely produced with IMAX 3D technology and shot using 3ality Technica's TS-5 ...more

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Ich und Kaminski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Ich und Kaminski Michael Winterbottom

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The German Doctor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
Lucía Puenzo
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The German Doctor is a 2013 Argentine historical drama film directed, produced and written by Lucía Puenzo. Based on Puenzo's novel Wakolda, the film stars Àlex Brendemühl as ...more

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The Pirates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foreign Films of 2014
The Pirates Lee Seok-hoon