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The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked

Updated June 7, 2021 1.0k votes 254 voters 22.9k views152 items

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Many foreign films have romantic themes and this list is all about 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 are from all around the world, including Europe and they 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.

Do you have a favorite foreign romance movie? Vote up your favorite foreign language romance films so other fans know what to watch next.

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    Amélie

    Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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    #194 of 783 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#57 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2000

    Directed byAng Lee

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    #94 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#84 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Cinema Paradiso

    Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret

    Released1988

    Directed byGiuseppe Tornatore

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    #394 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#344 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    House of Flying Daggers

    Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau

    Released2004

    Directed byZhang Yimou

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    #10 of 18 18 Underrated Action-Adventure Movies#23 of 51 The Most Exciting Movies About Female Assassins

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    Lust, Caution

    Anupam Kher, Joan Chen

    Released2007

    Directed byAng Lee

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    #10 of 30 The Best Movies About World War II Japan#62 of 135 The Best Foreign Thriller Movies, Ranked

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    Veer-Zaara

    Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan

    Released2004

    Directed byYash Chopra

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    Blue Is the Warmest Colour

    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos

    Released2013

    Directed byAbdellatif Kechiche

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    #121 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#80 of 90 The Best Movies That Are Super Long

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    Cold War

    Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot

    Released2018

    Directed byPawel Pawlikowski

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    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2002

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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    #20 of 66 The Best Cinco De Mayo Movies#4 of 460 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

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    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman

    Released2008

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    #110 of 727 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#43 of 76 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

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    Amour

    Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Haneke

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    #34 of 54 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked#38 of 39 Great Movies About the Death of a Spouse

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    La Dolce Vita

    Nico, Anita Ekberg

    Released1960

    Directed byFederico Fellini

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    #133 of 225 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made#17 of 24 Great Movies Where The Hero Doesn't Change Or Grow At All

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    Kiss Me

    Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson

    Released2011

    Directed byAlexandra-Therese Keining

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    Kal Ho Naa Ho

    Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta

    Released2003

    Directed byNikhil Advani, Ron Reid Jr.

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    #64 of 205 The Best Bollywood Movies of All Time#7 of 89 The Best Shah Rukh Khan Movies

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    Love Me If You Dare

    Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche

    Released2003

    Directed byYann Samuell

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    #52 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry#161 of 202 The Best R-Rated World Cinema Movies

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    The Lover

    Jeanne Moreau, Jane March

    Released1992

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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    The Artist

    John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell

    Released2011

    Directed byMichel Hazanavicius

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    #72 of 120 The Best Silent Movies of All Time#1072 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Jules and Jim

    Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner

    Released1962

    Directed byFrançois Truffaut

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    #141 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#36 of 135 The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces

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    Omar

    Waleed Zuaiter, Tarik Kopty

    Released2013

    Directed byHany Abu-Assad

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    The Leopard

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster

    Released1963

    Directed byLuchino Visconti

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    #525 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#10 of 78 The Best Burt Lancaster Movies

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    Il Postino: The Postman

    Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Philippe Noiret

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Radford

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    #40 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s#96 of 101 The Best Oscar-Winning Scores

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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

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    #13 of 55 The Best Movies About Cooking#16 of 78 The Best Food Movies of All Time

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    Good bye, Lenin!

    Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova

    Released2003

    Directed byWolfgang Becker

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    Love

    Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin

    Released2015

    Directed byGaspar Noe

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    #66 of 131 The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents#97 of 113 The Best Movies About Bad Relationships

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    Nights of Cabiria

    Giulietta Masina, François Périer

    Released1957

    Directed byFederico Fellini