If you're a fantasy junkie looking to expand your perspective, why not check out some of the best foreign fantasy films? Fantasies have the ability to transport viewers to another world, one filled with magic, the supernatural, and the make believe. Foreign language fantasy movies are unique in that - while creating an imaginary universe - they can simultaneously introducing you to the culture and customs of other countries. From animated classics to live action adventures, there are plenty of good foreign fantasy films that will delight any viewer.
What films will you find here? The Godzilla franchise found the monstrous title character wreaking havoc on the people of Japan. A futuristic city is the setting for the 1927 German classic Metropolis. Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro are iconic animated classics set in Japan. Other good movies featured on this top foreign fantasy films list include The City of Lost Children, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Stalker, and The Host.
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Directed by: Alexander Mitta
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