Movie Forums Top Foreign Language Films Countdown - Preliminary Thread

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I submitted my ballot.

Back when this list started, I thought I would be lucky if I could find 25 movies that I liked enough to put on my list, but by the time I was done watching movies, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had a hard time narrowing it down to only 25 movies.

Thank you to everyone for some great recommendations.
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submitted my list this morning. aside from the all-time one, this is the only list where i would consider every film on my ballot to be a masterpiece or damn close
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Just to add, I'm hoping we will be ready to start the countdown on Monday. There might be a few list wrinkles to iron out first. I've just sent out 4 PMs to people who might have voted for the wrong film i.e. films with the same title but probably not the ones they meant.

A couple of people have picked ineligible films too - I noticed these because they are films I recognised, but I won't be checking the eligibility of 500+ films, so if you pick something in English you will have wasted your vote!



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Have mine in shortly.
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I'm sure we will say it again in the next few weeks, but thanks for all the work, Thursday!
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Alright, we're all closed up. 74 ballots in total! Great response, thanks so much everyone.

Of the 17 lists I've logged the ballot total for, this is the fifth-highest ever, just five behind the Animation list.



Check your PMs in case Thursday needs clarification from you on a possibly erroneous submission. I'm gonna work on my end of things a bit this weekend and if it goes well we can start Monday. If it doesn't go as well it might take a bit longer, but probably not a lot longer.



Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?
Always love doing these. Should be, as per usual, all kinds of fun!!
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We just preemptively answered that!

Just to add, I'm hoping we will be ready to start the countdown on Monday.
I'm gonna work on my end of things a bit this weekend and if it goes well we can start Monday. If it doesn't go as well it might take a bit longer, but probably not a lot longer.



Hey guys, not been around lately...

Sadly I'll have to skip this one. I've not seen many non-English or foreign movies enough to make a list... if I made a partial, it'd be a list of like, 4?
Maybe 5...

I'll hopefully keep tabs though on the results though
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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Check your PMs in case Thursday needs clarification from you on a possibly erroneous submission. I'm gonna work on my end of things a bit this weekend and if it goes well we can start Monday. If it doesn't go as well it might take a bit longer, but probably not a lot longer.
I would just like to echo this. I'm currently waiting for one person to reply about a possible erroneous film, and one person to redo their list as it had a lot of ineligible films. There will have to be a cut-off point soon for non-replies or we'll be waiting all year for the countdown!



Will you be starting with the one-pointers?
Personally I quite like this and it gives time for predictions/faildictions before the first two entries are revealed for those that delight in proving how oh-so-very-wrong they can be



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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Will you be starting with the one-pointers?
Personally I quite like this and it gives time for predictions/faildictions before the first two entries are revealed for those that delight in proving how oh-so-very-wrong they can be
Yes, it's become a bit of a tradition.

There were a lot of one-pointers this time around!



Yes, it's become a bit of a tradition.

There were a lot of one-pointers this time around!
Kewl, and yeah I can imagine there were quite a few of them for this one.