Looking for great 2019 foreign films? Then you are in the right spot. Cinema has a language all its own and some of the best movies of 2019 originated all over the globe. From Europe to Asia to South America and beyond the best foreign language films detail stories of universal humanity. Korean comedies and French love stories are among the most highly anticipated new foreign films being released in 2019.
What movies will you find on this list of the best foreign films of 2019? Hong Sang-soo's Hotel by the River finds the lives of hotel guest intersecting in unexpected ways. Ki Joo-Bong, Kim Min-hee, and Kwon Hae-hyo are featured in the film's cast. The Italian mob is the subject of Matteo Garrone's upcoming film, Dogman. Netflix is also bringing foreign movies to their platform with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and Paris is Us.
After receiving rave reviews at Cannes in 2018, Sorry Angel is being released to wider audiences in 2019. Ayka and Extreme Job are also 2019 foreign films to look forward to this year.
Which 2019 foreign language movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a vote up and vote down the foreign movies you didn't like.
Directed by: Bong Joon-hoParasite 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
Directed by: Céline SciammaPortrait of a Lady on Fire (a.k.a. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) is a 2019 French historical drama film directed by Céline Sciamma. A young female portrait painter (Noémie Merlant) disguises... more
Directed by: Pedro AlmodóvarPain 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
Directed by: Matteo GarroneDogman is a 2018 Italian drama film directed by Matteo Garrone. A well-liked dog groomer and small-time cocaine dealer (Marcello Fonte) attempts to keep his life together while dealing with a violent... more
Directed by: Gaspar NoéClimax is a 2018 French musical psychological horror film directed by Gaspar Noé. In the mid-1990s, a group of French dancers gather at an abandoned school for a late-night rehearsal when they begin... more
Directed by: Christian PetzoldTransit is a 2018 German drama film written and directed by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers. A man (Franz Rogowski) flees France after the Nazi invasion and assumes the identity... more
Directed by: Hu BoAn Elephant Sitting Still is a 2018 Chinese film written, directed and edited by Hu Bo, based on a story from his 2017 novel Huge Crack. On one suspenseful day from dawn to dusk, in the Chinese city... more
Directed by: Nuri Bilge CeylanThe Wild Pear Tree is a 2018 Turkish drama film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. A passionate young writer, Sinan Karasu (Aydın Doğu Demirkol), returns to his home village and attempts to raise the... more
Directed by: Ritesh BatraPhotograph is a 2019 Indian-American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Ritesh. A struggling street photographer Rafi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), based in Mumbai, convinces a stranger, Miloni... more
Directed by: Benedikt ErlingssonWoman at War is a 2018 internationally co-produced comedy-drama thriller film written, produced and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. A choir conductor, Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), repeatedly... more
Directed by: Zhangke JiaAsh Is Purest White is a 2018 Chinese drama film directed by Jia Zhangke. A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.... more
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Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro GuerraBirds of Passage is a 2018 Colombian crime film directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego. In the late '60s and '70s, a Wayuu family rises and falls during the early days of illegal drug trading... more
Directed by: Jérémy ClapinI Lost My Body is a 2019 French animated film directed by Jérémy Clapin, based on the novel Happy Hand by Guillaume Laurant. A severed hand escapes from a Parisian laboratory and travels across the... more
Directed by: Petra CostaThe Edge of Democracy (a.k.a. Democracia em Vertigem) is a 2019 Brazilian documentary film directed by Petra Costa. Both a documentary and a memoir, The Edge of Democracy documents the unraveling of... more
Directed by: Alejandro LandesMonos is a 2019 drama film directed by Alejandro Landes. In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo (Sofia... more
The Boy Who Harnessed the WindChiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni
Directed by: Chiwetel EjioforThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a... more
SynonymsTom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire
Directed by: Nadav LapidSynonyms (a.k.a. Synonymes) is a 2019 French-Israeli drama film directed by Nadav Lapid. A young Israeli man, Yoav (Tom Mercier) travels to Paris in an effort to flee his nationality and despite... more
Directed by: Wanuri KahiuRafiki is a 2018 Kenyan drama film directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) are the daughters of two political rivals who fall in love amidst family and political... more
Directed by: Yuen Woo-pingMaster Z: The Ip Man Legacy is a 2018 Chinese martial arts film directed by Yuen Woo-ping. After being defeated by Ip Man, Cheung Tin Chi (Max Zhang) lives a depressed life and stays low profile,... more
Directed by: Bi GanLong Day's Journey into Night is a 2018 drama film directed by Bi Gan. Luo Hongwu (Huang Jue) returns to the hometown from which he fled many years before for his father's funeral and searches for... more
Directed by: David BlairMission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David Blair. A group of brave pilots who fight in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain... more
Directed by: François OzonBy the Grace of God is a 2019 French-Belgian drama film directed by François Ozon. When church-goer Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), discovers that Father Preynat, the priest who abused him as a boy, is... more
Directed by: Mati DiopAtlantics (a.k.a. Atlantique) is a 2019 internationally co-produced supernatural romantic drama film directed by Mati Diop. A futuristic-looking tower is about to be officially opened in the suburb... more
Directed by: Eva HussonGirls of the Sun is a 2018 French drama film directed by Eva Husson. A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.... more
Directed by: Shonali BoseThe Sky Is Pink is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed by Shonali Bose. A couple's 25-year-long romance is recounted by their teenage daughter as she is diagnosed with Pulmonary... more