Foreign Films The Best Foreign Films Of 2019  

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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.

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Ugo Chiti, Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo
Dogman 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 ...more
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Maze is a 2017 (US Release 2019) Irish adventure drama film written and directed by Stephen Burke, based on the IRA Maze prison escape. Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison ...more
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Max Zhang, Dave Bautista, Liu Yan
Master 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 ...more
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Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek
The Hummingbird Project is a 2018 thriller film directed by Kim Nguyen. Cousins and high-frequency traders Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton Zaleski (Alexander Skarsgard) go up against their ...more
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Stephen Campbell Moore, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama film directed by Trevor Nunn, based on the novel by Jennie Rooney and inspired by the life of Melita Norwood.
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Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson
Wild Rose is a 2018 British musical drama film directed by Tom Harper. A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
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Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini
Mission 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 ...more
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Noémie Schmidt, Grégoire Isvarine, Marie Mottet
Paris Is Us is a 2019 French drama feature film directed by Elisabeth Vogler. After surviving a plane crash, Anna moves further away from reality and the present as she is taken in the vertigo ...more
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Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira
Diamantino is a 2018 Portuguese comedy-drama film directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. After losing his special touch and ending his career in disgrace, the world's premier soccer ...more
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Anna Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans
Anna is a 2019 English-language French crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson.
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Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh
The Wedding Guest is a 2018 British action thriller film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. A mysterious British Muslim man (Dev Patel) goes on a journey across Pakistan and India.
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Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut
Girls 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.
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James Roday, Erin Moriarty, Nora Arnezeder
Berserk is a 2019 Australian thriller film directed by Rhys Wakefield. When three characters realize they have never felt true-fear, they set out over the course of one night to trick each other ...more
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Farrukh Jaffar
Photograph 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, ...more
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Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas
Our Time (a.k.a. Nuestro tiempo) is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Carlos Reygadas. In Mexico, Esther (Natalia López) and Juan (Carlos Reygadas) raise fighting bulls and are in an ...more
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Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer
Funan is a 2018 France, Luxembourg, and Belgium produced animated period drama film directed by Denis Do. In April 1974, a Cambodian woman searches for her child who was forcibly taken from her ...more
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Bill Wyman, Suzanne Accosta, Tony Chapman
The Quiet One is a 2019 British documentary film directed by Oliver Murray. The documentary offers a behind the scenes look at the life and career of Bill Wyman, former founding member of the ...more
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Dilma Rousseff, Michel Temer, Eduardo Cunha
The 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 ...more
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James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers
Project Ithaca is a 2019 Canadian science fiction film directed by Nicholas Humphries. A group of strangers awaken on an alien spacecraft and must work together to find a way home.
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Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth
In the Aisles (a.k.a. In den Gängen) is a 2018 German drama film directed by Thomas Stuber. Christian (Franz Rogowski) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store and joins a ...more
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Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
Transit 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 ...more
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Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Yi'nan Diao
Ash 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.
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Peng Yuchang, Zhang Yu, Wang Yuwen
An 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 ...more
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Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason
Woman at War is a 2018 internationally co-produced comedy-drama thriller film written, produced and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. A choir conductor, Halla (Halldóra ...more
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Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
The Aspern Papers is a 2019 United Kingdom period drama directed by Julien Landais, based on Jean Pavans' scenic adaptation of Henry James' novel. Ambitious editor Morton Vint (Jonathan ...more