If you’re like me, you enjoy independent movies. I especially like the ones where I’m reading text the whole way through the movie. Those are also called foreign movies.
Here is my list of foreign movies you’ve probably never heard of and a little bit about them, just in case you have a Netflix account. Most of these movies are rated pretty high on IMDB, so don’t take my word for it.
Evil 2003 (Swedish)
In this movie about School bullies, you begin to root for the underclass if only for the fact that they are the underclass. If you’re the type of person who is a capitalist you might want to skip this one as the movie makes great use of class struggle in a CLASSROOM! OMG that’s great.
Dead Man’s shoes 2004 (British)
An Ex-British army soldier comes back to his home town to settle the score between him and some local thugs who abused his mentally handicapped brother. I cried at the end. Enough said.
Old Boy 2003 (Korean)
There are so many twists and turns in this movie that my head spun, but wait til the last and final twist. JUST WAIT FOR IT.
Bader Meinhof Complex 2008 (German)
No movie ever, made me want to be a communist partisan more than this one. I think they say socialism 9000 times in the movie.
The White Ribbon 2009 (German)
This is a long black and white movie, but good none the less. In pre-world war 1 Germany a group of kids punish the evil people in the small farming town they live in, because God told them to do it.
Cassandras Dream 2008 (British)
Starring a working class Colin Ferrell and upper class wannabe Ewan McGregor, two brothers conspire to murder a man who will blackmail their rich uncle. Colin Ferrell puts together a really good performance as I too had chronic anxiety after watching this film.
13 Tzameti 2005 (French)
Black and White. A young French roofer stumbles upon a Russian roulette gambling ring and is forced to compete.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley 2006 (Irish)
Winning the Palm d’Or at Cannes, this movie about Irish independence will make you hate the british.
Twilight Samurai 2002 (Japanese)
Just when you think things are going well, life shits on this poor poor samurai.