Foreign Chops #19: Best of the 2000s

by Robert Gannon · February 7, 2014 · Chops and Scores, Featured, Foreign Chops · 2 Comments

Robert back again with the results of Foreign Chops #19. I asked for your picks for the best non-English films released since 2000 and you delivered. There’s an incredible variety of films from all around the world to check out. Only three films were selected by more than one participant: Amour, Let the Right One In, and The Raid: Redemption.

I have to give a special shout out to YAM Magazine. They put together a massive awards post looking at the best non-English films without US backing in categories as diverse as Art Direction and Films Featuring Food. Thank you so much for putting that together for this edition of Foreign Chops.

Experiment Awards from YAM Magazine

8 Women (France)
The Vern’s Videovangaurd

13 Assassins (Japan)
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Amour (Austria)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Sketchy Details

Battle Royale (Japan)
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Black (India)
YAM Magazine

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Taiwan)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Day Watch (Russia)
The Movie Rat

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France)
Foolish Blatherings (Flixploitation)

Dogtooth (Greece)
The Vern’s Videovangaurd

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (France)
The Vern’s Videovangaurd

Gallants (Hong Kong)
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Garpastum (Russia)
YAM Magazine

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden)
The Vern’s Videovangaurd

The Happiness of the Katakuris (Japan)
Sketchy Details

I Am Love (Italy)
Sketchy Details

In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong)
YAM Magazine

Ip Man (Hong Kong)
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

Lagaan (India)
Foolish Blatherings (Flixploitation)

Let the Right One In (Sweden)
The Movie Rat
Foolish Blatherings (Flixploitation)

Memories of Matsuko (Japan)
YAM Magazine

Noriko’s Dinner Table (Japan)
Sketchy Details

North Sea Texas (Belgium)
The Movie Rat

Of Gods and Men (France)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Paprika (Japan)
Sketchy Details

The Raid: Redemption (Indonesia)
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews
The Vern’s Videovangaurd

A Separation (Iran)
Flixploitation

Spirited Away (Japan)
1001: A Film Odyssey

The Turin Horse (Hungary)
The Movie Rat

A Very Long Engagement (France)
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Waltz with Bashir (Israel)
Foolish Blatherings (Flixploitation)

The White Ribbon (Austria/Germany)
The Movie Rat

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2 Responses to Foreign Chops #19: Best of the 2000s

  1. The Vern says:

    There are a lot of great reviews on here that I will be gladly take a look at this week

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