Romantic Movies

The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Only romance films in language other than English. No British movies.

Many foreign films have romantic themes and this list contains information on the best foreign romance movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best foreign romance movies come from a variety of countries. Some foreign romantic movies are set in Italy while other good foreign language love stories take place in France. Many of the best foreign romance films feature award-winning actors.

What films will you find on this top foreign romance movies list? Amélie is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a young French waitress who secretly improves the lives of her family and friends. Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita is known to be one of the best romance movies in the world. Other good films featured on this top foreign romance movies list include Life Is Beautiful, Il Postino, and Nights of Cabiria.

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Jules and Jim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Michel Subor
Jules and Jim is a 1962 French film directed by François Truffaut. Set around the time of World War I, it describes a tragic love triangle involving French Bohemian Jim, his shy Austrian ...more
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Catherine Deneuve, Marc Michel, Nino Castelnuovo
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a 1964 French musical film directed by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. The music was written by Michel Legrand. The film dialogue is ...more
End of the Century is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
Juan Barberini, Ramon Pujol, Mía Maestro
End of the Century is a 2019 Argentinian film directed by Lucio Castro. Two men meet in Barcelona only to realize that they have already met 20 years before.
Kal Ho Naa Ho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
eyewithagar added Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Kajol
Kal Ho Naa Ho, abbreviated as KHNH, is a 2003 Indian romantic comedy-drama film, directed by debutante director Nikhil Advani. The film was written by Niranjan Iyengar and Karan Johar and ...more
Ash Is Purest White is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
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.
Talk to Her is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
Paz Vega, Geraldine Chaplin, Elena Anaya
Talk to Her is a 2002 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, and Rosario ...more
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Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Felice Andreasi
Bread and Tulips or Pane e tulipani is a 2000 romance comedy film directed by Italian Director Silvio Soldini, and starring Licia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz. The film was an official selection at ...more
Puzzled Love is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
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Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste
Divorce Italian Style is a 1961 Italian comedy film directed by Pietro Germi. The screenplay was written by Ennio De Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti, and Agenore Incrocci; based on the ...more
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Jackie Coogan, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi
Vincere is a film that is based on the life of the first wife of Benito Mussolini. It stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Ida Dalser and Filippo Timi as Benito Mussolini. It was filmed under the ...more
It Started in Naples is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica
It Started in Naples is an American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures and released in August 1960. It was directed by Melville Shavelson and produced by Jack Rose from a screenplay ...more
Open Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked
Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri
Abre los Ojos is a 1997 Spanish film co-written, co-scored and directed by Alejandro Amenábar and co-written by Mateo Gil. It stars Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Fele ...more
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Richard Harris, Julia Ormond, Robert Hardy
The Barber of Siberia is a 1998 Russian film that re-united the Academy Award-winning team of director Nikita Mikhalkov and Michel Seydoux. It was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes ...more
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Adriano Giannini, Toni Servillo, Giovanni Vettorazzo
The Consequences of Love is a 2004 Italian psychological thriller film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It tells the story of a lonely and secretive Italian businessman living in a Swiss hotel. The ...more
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Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez
Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more
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