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VOTE: TOH! Best Foreign Films of All Time, Part One: Pre-1960

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2012 at 12:38PM

Inspired by various best foreign film of all time lists, We've broken out top consensus titles into two polls, Pre-1960 (Part One) and Post-1960 (Part Two), with fifteen titles in each. You can vote for up to ten top picks. Let's see what your consensus picks turn out to be.
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Inspired by various best foreign film of all time lists, We've broken out top consensus titles into two polls, Pre-1960 (Part One) and Post-1960 (Part Two), with fifteen titles in each. You can vote for up to ten top picks. Let's see what your consensus picks turn out to be.

Other lists:

Here's my best foreign films list, as calibrated by Flickchart, although that has much to do with which titles they offer you to choose between; but I stand by Akira Kurosawa all the way (the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns were released stateside in English).  

Movieline.

Policymic.

Time Out New York.

Empire.

The Guardian.

Sight and Sound best films of all time lists.

Rotten Tomatoes best-reviewed international and art house films.

Vote on your ten favorites below:

This article is related to: Features, Poll, Classics, Foreign, Directors, Lists


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.