Since I started My BFF Project in June 2016, I’ve reviewed 26 winners of the Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language. Just because they won the Oscar doesn’t mean they were good, at not least to me. And just because the movie isn't good doesn't mean my review isn't. Hopefully. Here I rank them, including a word or two from each review. Click the titles to read the full reviews.
21. From France, 1992 Winner, Indochine--"Unfortunately, in the end, what little I got out of it wasn’t worth it. Just like Vietnam."
18. From Denmark, 2010 Winner, In a Better World--"To me, not a great Danish film."
17. From the Netherlands, 1995 Winner, Antonia's Line--"Women will like it more than men, and that’s . . . okay."
16. From Bosnia, 2001 Winner, No Man's Land--"Worth a look if you like war movies, especially the anti-war kind."
15. From Spain, 1993 Winner, Belle Époque--"Light in tone and visually satisfying . . . .Why not check it out?"
11. From Switzerland, 1990 Winner, Journey of Hope--"This cost me $2 on Amazon to watch it and it was worth every penny."
6. From Japan, 2008 Winner, Departures--"A film with comedy that isn’t over the top and has drama at the right tone. Believe me, you are dying to see it."
2. From Germany, 2006 Winner, The Lives of Others--"I don’t know if this was the best movie I ever saw . . . but it is one of the best foreign ones I’ve ever seen."