Best Foreign Films of 2016

This year was great for foreign movies. These are The best films that came from different countries than the US in 2016.

The Top Ten

1 The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant ideas. - Tabordeedotplunkett

2 Toni Erdmann (Germany)

By a wide margin the funniest almost-three-hour German comedy you will ever see. - Tabordeedotplunkett

3 The Red Turtle (Japan) The Red Turtle (Japan)

The Red Turtle remains throughout a simple, gripping story of survival, deriving its sense of adventure from the most basic plot imaginable. - Tabordeedotplunkett

4 Elle (France)

A masterpiece of suave perversity, the movie leads its audience through a meticulously constructed maze of ambiguity, scrambling our assumptions and expectations at every turn. - Tabordeedotplunkett

5 The Handmaiden (South Korea)

The Handmaiden is an erotic fantasy set in Korea in the 1930s that tries to ravish your senses so thoroughly you may not notice its sleights of hand. - Tabordeedotplunkett

6 In Order of Disappearance (Norway)

In Order of Disappearance is delicious Norwegian film full of icy landscapes and icier hearts. - Tabordeedotplunkett

7 My Life As A Zucchini (Switzerland)

This amazing stop motion film from the critically acclaimed creator of Wallace and Gromit, is one of the best foreign film of the year. - Tabordeedotplunkett

8 Things To Come (United Kingdom)

Ms. Hansen-Love surveys the territory with clear eyes, but also with an unmistakable shading of pity and with ideas, in this awing UK baby. - Tabordeedotplunkett

9 Tanna (Australia)

Tanna is a movie in which every single shot is picturesque, and more than a few of them are genuinely beautiful. - Tabordeedotplunkett

10 Aquarius (Brazil)

To call this performance a career-crowning achievement seems insufficient based on her magnificence here, it’s not clear Braga has ever before been given a real opportunity to show what she can do - Tabordeedotplunkett

The Contenders

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