I find it pretty easy to get bored with your typical Hollywood films because they tend to follow the same generic ideas and themes, while always using similar techniques and in reality it gets rather tiresome. and find that many of my favourite movies nowadays are from a plethora of different countries and in all sorts of languages. I thought I'd make this thread seeing as FIF is a pretty diverse place where I'm sure people have a knowledge about a huge range of movies i've never heard about
Anyways, if anyone is interested here is some of my favourites when it comes to world cinema:
A Bothersome Man:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808185/ - Awesome, surreal, dark comedy from Norway. Fans of Wristcutters will especially enjoy this.
The City of Lost Children:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112682/ - French surrealist masterpiece from Jean-Pierre Jeunet. A director better known for his widely popular Amelie which is also extremely worthwhile. This is my favourite film by him though.
The Diving bell and the Butterfly
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401383/ - One of the most touching movies I've ever seen. Based on a true story about a man with shut-in disorder. A truly unique film which in my opinion is the best french cinema has to offer.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1379182/ - The only Greek film i've ever seen and I found it to be one of most bizarre and twisted yet compelling movies I've ever seen. This really isn't for everyone, but if you're ever in the mood for something which is strange and disturbing then this should be near the top of your list.
Let the Right One In:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/ - Swedish film based on a novel which then had a Hollywood remake, but this is the one which is really worth watching. Has two of the best performances I've ever seen by child actors bar none.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/: A Spanish language film from mainstream director Guillermo del Toro. Awesome fantasy based film which also mixes some very realistic elements. This has some amazing cinematography.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797/ - Korean film which a lot of people find rather disturbing, I don't, but that could just be because I've become quite desensitized to things. Probably my favourite film from Asian Cinema. Definitively worth a watch
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063669/ - A German film which has a cool indie feel to it. About a social experiment at a German school which touches on some rather sensitive elements.
I could probably list 50 more, but i'll see what you guys have to say first.