The Best Foreign Films Of 2023

This year's foreign language movies have been making waves in the industry, which is why we've ranked them from best to worst using votes from cinephiles like you. Spanning every genre, there is something for everyone on this list. From gripping dramas like Alcarràs to unsettling horror movies like Skinamarink, this year has seen an array of international films that are captivating audiences the world over. Whether you are a fan of foreign language movies or want to try something new and exciting, the best 2023 foreign films are sure to leave a lasting impression. But which film will take the top spot on the list? That's where you and your votes can help.

Vote up all you favorite 2023 foreign movies and vote down the ones you think other fans should skip over. This will help determine which films make it into the top 10 on this list. Want to stream one these movies? Look for the Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, HBO Max, Paramount+, or Apple TV+ buttons below each trailer to stream them right now.


  • Alcarràs
    Video: YouTube
    10 votes

    Tradition and progress collide in the form of familial drama in this Spanish-Italian film.

    A family of peach farmers in the Catalan town of Alcarrás faces an uncertain future when the owner of their large estate dies and his heir decides to sell the land.
    • Actors: Berta Pipó, Josep Abad, Jordi Pujol Dolcet, Anna Otín, Albert Bosch
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Carla Simón
  • Saint Omer
    Video: YouTube
    11 votes

    This French legal drama is based on a true story about a woman accused of leaving her infant on a beach to be carried out with the tide.

    A novelist attends the trial of a woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter by abandoning her to the rising tide on a beach in northern France. But as the trial continues, her own family history, doubts, and fears about motherhood are steadily dislodged as the life story of the accused is gradually revealed.
    • Actors: Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Alice Diop
  • Door Mouse
    Video: YouTube
    7 votes

    Cool and crime combine in this off-beat Canadian crime noir that plays on familiar themes about the law not caring about the disappearance of women in light of their profession.

    A comic-book creator working at a burlesque club enlists the help of a colleague to figure out what's behind the disappearances of young women in their circle.
    • Actors: Donal Logue, Famke Janssen, Avan Jogia, Landon Liboiron, Hayley Law
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Avan Jogia
  • Jung_E
    Video: YouTube
    4 votes

    Making its way from South Korea to streaming on Netflix, Jung_E is a surefire sci-fi action film that touches on familiar themes in a new and exciting way.

    In a post-apocalyptic near-future, a researcher at an AI lab leads the effort to end a civil war by cloning the brain of a heroic soldier -- her mother.
    • Actors: Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Gyeongsu, Kang Su-yeon
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
  • Skinamarink
    Video: YouTube
    4 votes

    An incredibly unsettling Canadian horror film that plays with its audience through experimental filmmaking.

    Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
    • Actors: Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul, Jaime Hill
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Kyle Edward Ball
  • Blaze
    Video: YouTube
    8 votes

    An imaginative Australian crime film that mixes fantasy and drama to create a unique narrative.

    After a young girl witnesses a violent crime, she summons an imaginary dragon to help process her anger and protect her on her journey into womanhood.
    • Actors: Simon Baker, Morgan Davies, Josh Lawson
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Del Kathryn Barton