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What are the best European movies in your opinion?


As the title says. The reason I ask is because I think the majority of people mostly watch american movies, and perhaps some people are not aware that there is a major film industry outside the americas.
LOL. I hope we are all aware that this exists.
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Anyone heard of "Taxidermia"? It's from Hungary and some crazy a$$ bat$hit but a fun watch.

As the title says. The reason I ask is because I think the majority of people mostly watch american movies, and perhaps some people are not aware that there is a major film industry outside the americas. Anyway.....

My favorites are

Taken 3 (France)
Lockout (France)
The Canal(Ireland)
Crimson Rivers 2 (France)
Skjult (Norway)
Dancer in the Dark

Anyone heard of "Taxidermia"? It's from Hungary and some crazy a$$ bat$hit but a fun watch.
The soundtrack was composed by Amon Tobin, who also scored for the
videogame Splinter Cell Conviction. Fun fact

It was a really great exchange, I've never heard of most of these movies, thank you all very much.
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That is opening a can of worms. Would saying "way to many to list" be a valid answer?!!!
My Favorite Films

Some of my favourites.

La Isla Minima
In Bruges
The lives of Others
Jagten the Hunt
Run Lola Run
Cinema Paradiso
Goodbye Lenin
Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels
Sea Inside
Death at the Funeral
Diving bell and the Butterfly
Pan's Labyrinth
13 Tzamati

I don't know about best, but my favorite European films are as follows:

1) Stalker (1979, Soviet Union)
2) Persona (1966, Sweden)
3) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966, Italy)
4) Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Soviet Union)
5) Come and See (1985, Soviet Union)
6) Andrei Rublev (1966, Soviet Union)
7) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, United Kingdom)
8) A Clockwork Orange (1971, United Kingdom)
9) Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, Soviet Union)
10) Le Samourai (1967, France)
11) Holy Motors (2012, France)
12) M (1931, Germany)

My list is pretty Soviet-centric I must admit

Amelie - it's a really fun French film

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I'm in America, but I think the ratio is better in Europe. Also keep in mind they wouldn't be showing bad foreign movies on TCM (as well as other outlets)... I consider Russia or the USSR a part of Asia, but culturally (movies), I guess I'll add them here.. But I won't include movies from the UK. I'll also omit movies by European directors whose entire movie is in English (My Dinner With Andre, for example)..

La Strada
The Battle of Algiers
Umberto D
Shadows in Paradise
Bicycle Thieves
La Grande Illusion
The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries
The Cranes Are Flying
The Earth Trembles
The Sign of the Leo
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana
Lulu the Tool
Dry Summer
A Special Day
La Terrazza
Il Sorpasso
The 400 Blows
Le Trou
The Roof
Le Chat
Never on Sunday
Autumn Sonata
La Vie de Boheme
La Horse
A Brief Vacation
His Days are Numbered
Two Women
Rocco and His Brothers
Nights of Cabiria
A Man Escaped
Eyes Without a Face
Serie Noire
Knife in the Water
Le Jour Se Leve
Le Notti Bianche
Carriage to Vienna
The Ear
The Hunt
Fists in the Pocket
The Organizer
A Bad Son
Scenes From a Marriage
The Worthless
The Bridge
Turkish Delight
Mamma Roma
The Rules of the Game
The Fire Within
Alice in the Cities
Mr Klein
Kranes Konditori
Los Olvidados
Yesterday Girl
Le Cercle Rouge
Ole Dole Doff
The Match Factory Girl
The Fifth Seal
Fate of a Man
Miracle in Milan
Two Half-Times in Hell
The Round-Up
I Only want You to Love Me
Sundays and Cybele
La Notte
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Purple Noon
Slap the Monster on Page One
Il Generale Della Rovere
The Shop on Main Street
Death in Venice
La Dolce Vita
Day of Wrath
Romeo, Julie a tma
Wings of Desire
Drifting Clouds
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Il Grido
The Leopard
The Forest For the Trees
Mr Kinky
A Generation
My Way Home
Veronika Voss
Diary of a Country Priest
Chloe in the Afternoon
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
A Gentle Creature
The Merchant of Four Seasons
The Castle of Purity
The Emigrants
Belle de Jour
Ballad of a Soldier
Mother Kuesters Goes to Heaven
Le Havre
Le Petit Soldat
Crime and Punishment
The Cousins
The Punishment
The Edukators
Summer with Monika
The Other Side of Hope
It Happened in Broad Daylight
My Night at Maud's
This Man Must Die
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Two Men in Town
Mille milliards de dollars
The Ascent
Germany Year Zero
Le Beau Serge
The Promise
The Vanishing
Cinema Paradiso
The Piano Teacher

Place de la Republique
Chronicle of a Summer

Le Joli Mai
Black Box BRD

Tarkovsky's 3rd to 6th movies (made in Russia/former USSR)
2001 A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange (both made in the UK, which is in Europe)
Bicycle Thieves, 8 1/2, Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (made in Italy, although the last two were in English and used American actors)
Fanny and Alexander (made im Sweden)

Lots of big budget Hollywood movies tend to be made by multinational crews with lots of Europeans plus lots of shooting done in Europe. So it becomes a bit complicated to classify movies as American or European (Kubrick's films after he moved to the UK for example)

Pans Labyrinth
A Brief Vacation
The Immigrants
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

A Man Escaped
The Lives of Others
The Battle of Algiers