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Lately I've been encouraging myself to watch movies from as many countries around the globe as possible.

So far this year, I've viewed films from:

Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Hong Kong
China
Thailand
Vietnam
Phillipines
Indonesia
India
Israel
Iran
Hungary
Austria
Czech Republic
Poland
Germany
Sweden
Norway
United Kingdom
Ireland
France
Spain
Italy
South Africa
Australia
United States
Brazil

I have more on my watchlists. Right now I'm looking for recommendations from:

Venezuela
Bolivia
Colombia
Peru
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
Argentina

Greenland
Finland
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Belarus

Ukraine
Moldova
Romania
Bulgaria
Greece
Serbia
Bosnia
Croatia
Slovakia
Netherlands
Switzerland

Portugal
Morocco
Any of the African countries
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Syria
Iraq
Georgia
Armenia
Afghanistan
Pakistan

Nepal
Bangladesh
Mongolia
Russia

Myanmar
Laos
Cambodia
Malaysia
Indonesia

Papua New Guinea
New Zealand


There are more countries I didn't mention, some of which I'm not even sure if they produce films or not. (I do have selections lined up for Turkey and Iran.)

Any suggestions will be appreciated!



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One for a country you've not got listed:
Iceland : Hross í oss [Of Horses And Men] - can't say it particularly floated my boat in terms of humour or narrative but some of the cinematography is nice

One for a country you do:
Chile : Gloria - Slowly paced drama but I liked the lead performance and tone
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I always thought that Alps (2011) looked interesting.

Serbia
Bosnia
Croatia
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

Stickmen (2001)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)



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Well done. Thats pretty amazing!



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Colombia) Embrance of the serpent (2015) - Ciro Guerra;
Argentina) Nueve reinas (2000) - Fabian Bielinsky;
Portugal) Huesos (1997) - Pedro Costa;
Indonesia) The Raid: Redemption (2011) and The Raid 2 (2014) - Gareth Evans;
Estonia) Risttuules (AKA In the Crosswind) (2014) - Martti Helde;
Russia) Andrey Rublev (1966), Mirror (1974) Stalker (1979) and the rest of his filmography - Andrei Tarkovsky (aka one of the best directors of all time)
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Don't forget Iranian cinema! :

'A Separation'
'About Elly'
'The Salesman'
'Turtles can Fly'

Belgium / Netherlands:
'The Broken Circle Breakdown'


selected others:

'Head On' (Germany / Turkey)
'Land of Mine' (Denmark)
'Lilyah 4 Ever' (Denmark / Sweden)
The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina)
'The Club' (Chile)
Trash (Brazil)
'Ida' (Poland)
'Son of Saul' (Hungary)
'Force Majeure' (Sweden)
'Leviathan' and 'Loveless' (Russia)
'The Ascent' (Russia / Soviet Union)
'Sin Nombre' (Mexico)
'Y Tu Mama Tambien' (Mexico)



Let's see.

Finland - Elina - Som om jag inte fanns (It's debatable whether it's Finnish or Swedish but it's pretty good)

Estonia - November (haven't seen it yet but I'm planning to pretty soon)

Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia - Sveto mesto (Again, it's a film I'm only planning to see so no idea if it's good but it surely looks interesting)



The Hunt is one of my favourite movies of all time and it comes from Denmark
Mommy is a brilliant film from Canada

Indonesia: The Raid
And oh my God, how can we forget 'Who Killed Captain Alex?' from Uganda?