If you love a good adrenaline rush, check out some of these superb foreign thriller movies to get your heart rate pumping. Thriller films are always enticing, with that mix of action, adventure, and larger-than-life characters.
Foreign thriller films add an extra layer of excitement as they simultaneously offer you the opportunity to broaden your horizon and learn more about other cultures. From new foreign action movies to long-beloved classics, you'll find films to satiate your craving for action and adventure in the list below.
What are some great foreign language action films? Tom Tykwer's 1998 German film Run Lola Run follows the title character as she tries to save her boyfriend's life. The film is set in three parts each, with a small variance that changes the plot immensely. The Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is also a great foreign thriller. The Hunt - a 2012 Danish film - is a slow-burner, full of psychological suspense. Other good foreign thrillers include Oldboy, The Lives of Others, and I Saw the Devil.
Do you have a favorite foreign thriller? Give the best movies a thumbs up, and please add any good films we may have missed.
Directed by: Kim Jee-woon
Directed by: Oriol Paulo
Directed by: Juan José Campanella
Directed by: Na Hong-jin
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Directed by: Lee Jung-beom
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Directed by: Damián Szifron
Directed by: Andrés Baiz
Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona
Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró
Directed by: Shane Meadows