Favorite Foreign Films (2007-2011)


Top 15 Films:
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
2. Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)
3. Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima)
4. Another Earth (Mike Cahill)
5. Another Year (Mike Leigh)
6. The Kid With A Bike (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
7. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
8. Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
9. Like Crazy (Drake Doremus)
10. Melancholia (Lars Von Trier)
11. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
12. We Are What We Are (Jorge Michel Grau)
13. Shame (Steve McQueen)
14. Heartbeats (Xavier Dolan)
15. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
Best Short:         
I'm Here (Spike Jonze)  

Best Performance by an Actor:
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Honorable Mentions:
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ezra Miller, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Mel Gibson, The Beaver
Choi Min Sik, I Saw The Devil
Thomas Doret, The Kid With A Bike
Best Performance by an Actress:
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Honorable Mentions:
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Sareh Bayat, A Separation
Meryll Streep, The Iron Lady
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Robin McLeavy, The Loved Ones

Top 15 Films:    
1. The Social Network (David Fincher)
2. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
3. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
4. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
5. Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos)
6. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
7. Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek)
8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
9. Rabbit Hole (John Cameron Mitchell)
10. White Material (Claire Denis)
11. Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)
12. Animal Kingdom (David Michod)
13. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Bansky)
14. 127 Hours (Danny Boyle)
15. Amer (Helene Cantet & Bruno Forzani)
Best Performance by an Actor: 
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network      
Honorable Mentions:    
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine     
Leonardo Dicaprio, Shutter Island            
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network    
Christian Bale, The Fighter          
James Franco, 127 Hours             
Best Performance by an Actress:             
Natalie Portman, Black Swan     
Honorable Mentions:    
Aggeliki Papoulia, Dogtooth       
Barbara Hershey, Black Swan     
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole        
Emma Stone, Easy A      
Melissa Leo, The Fighter              
Top 15 Films:    
1. Samson & Delilah (Warwick Thornton)
2. The Secret in their Eyes (Juan Jose Campanella)
3. Julia (Erick Zonca)
4. Thirst (Park Chan Wook)
5. District 9 (Neil Blomkamp)
6. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
7. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
9. 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb)
10. Bad Lieutenant (Werner Herzog)
11. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
12. Tulpan (Sergei Dvortsevoy)
13. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (Alex Holdridge)
14. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
15. [Rec] 2 (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza)
Best Performance by an Actor: 
Sharlto Copley, District 9              
Honorable Mentions:    
Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant     
Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds      
Ben Foster, The Messenger       
Sam Rockwell, Moon     
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker              
Best Performance by an Actress:             
Tilda Swinton, Julia         
Honorable Mentions:    
Mo'nique, Precious        
Kim Ok-bin, Thirst           
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air      
Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank
Zoe Saldana, Avatar       
Top 15 Films:     
1. Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
3. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
4. Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
5. Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov)
6. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
7. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
8. I'm A Cyborg, But That's Ok (Park Chan-wook)
9. Vicky Christina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
10. The Class (Laurent Cantet)
11. Martyrs (Pascal Laugier)
12. Hunger (Steve McQueen)
13. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
14. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
15. The Chaser (Hong-jin Na)

Top 15 Films:     
1. Atonement (Joe Wright)
2. Into the Wild (Sean Penn)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
4. The Lookout (Scott Frank)
5. Love Songs (Christophe Honore)
6. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
7. The Band's Visit (Eran Kolirin)
8. [Rec] (Jaume Balaguero & Paco Plaza)
9. Before the Fall (F. Javier Gutierrez)
10. Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalondo)
11. The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona)
12. Meet The Robinsons (Stephen Anderson)
13. Juno (Jason Reitman)
14. The Mist (Frank Darabont)
15. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud)

Little Children (Todd Field, 2006)              
The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, 2006)      
The Host (Bong Joon-ho, 2006) 
Transamerica (Duncan Tucker, 2005)      
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)    
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004) 
Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004)               
Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004)       
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004)               
Dogville (Lars Von Trier, 2003)   
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003)    
Kill Bill Volume 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)         
Reconstruction (Christoffer Boe, 2003) 
Chicago (Rob Marshall, 2002)     
Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002)               
Irreversible (Gaspar Noe, 2002)
The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)         
Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)      
The Others (Alejandro Amenabar, 2001)              
Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier, 2000)              
In the Mood For Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)       
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)     
Requiem For A Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)              
Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998)            
Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai, 1997)  
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1997)              
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)           
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)  


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