Top 5 Foreign Films!

Watching foreign movies is a way for audiences to learn about international cultures and immerse themselves in a world different from their own.

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 by Sophia Klippvik  | Tags: blog, top 5, localization, foreign films

We love foreign movies, so we decided to list our top 5!

Life is Beautiful (Italian, 1997)

A movie about a father’s dedication, strength and humorous imagination.

Guido, a charming Jewish-Italian waiter with a sharp sense of humor, falls for a schoolteacher named Dora and sets off on a charming and hilarious quest to woo her. After winning her over, they have a son named Giosuè together. Their happiness ends when Guido and Giosuè are separated from Dora and taken to a Nazi concentration camp. Determined to help his son survive the horrors of the concentration camp, Guido convinces Giosuè that their time in the camp is merely a game. 

Amélie (French, 2001)

A whimsical story about a young woman’s plot to help those around her.

Amélie is a young woman with a fanciful imagination who moves to Paris and becomes a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new-found perspective she decides to devote her life to the people around her. During this journey she struggles with her own isolation that stems from a suppressed childhood but can she finally find love and happiness for herself?

Oldboy (Korean, 2003)

A film that explores themes of vengeance, inner strength, and love.

Dae-Su is a businessman who gets arrested for public intoxication and upon his release is kidnapped and locked in a cell. He remains there for the next 15 years with a TV but no human contact. Dae-Su is suddenly released and finds himself trapped in a web of violence and conspiracy after he is invited to track down his kidnapper.

Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish, 2006)

A fairytale set during the Spanish Civil War that intertwines the real world and the mythical world.

A girl named Ofelia moves with her mother to live with her new stepfather who is a callous captain of the Spanish army. One night Ofelia meets a fairy who leads her the center of the labyrinth to meet an old faun, who believes that she is the reincarnation of a princess. He gives her 3 gruesome tasks to complete in order to prove her royalty.

Tell No One (French, 2006)

A thriller that takes mystery to a new level.

Alexandre is slowly putting his life together after the murder of his wife 8 years earlier. One day, the police discover 2 bodies near his home, along with evidence connecting him to the crime. On the same day he receives an email with a video showing his wife alive with the cryptic message: “tell no one.” Alexandre goes on the run, both from the police and to find his wife. 

At BTI Studios we’re proud to have worked on lots of great foreign movies and love making them available to everyone through subtitling and dubbing services across our 21 facilities.

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