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Roger Ebert’s favorite foreign films

I don’t have much to say about the death of Robert Ebert, a great film critic and incredibly prolific writer. I’m sure the encomiums are flying fast and furious. But one thing I do find notable about Ebert, and little-appreciated, is his popularization of foreign films. In this list of his 100 favorite movies of ...

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

I don’t have much to say about the death of Robert Ebert, a great film critic and incredibly prolific writer. I’m sure the encomiums are flying fast and furious. But one thing I do find notable about Ebert, and little-appreciated, is his popularization of foreign films. In this list of his 100 favorite movies of the last decade, cobbled together from his annual top picks, I count 18 foreign pictures. Here they are:

1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China)

2. Innocence (Australia)

3. City of God (Brazil)

4. Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico)

5. Invincible (Germany)

6. Spirited Away (Japan)

7. The Son (Belgium)

8. In America (Ireland)

9. Moolaade (France)

10. Me and You and Everyone We Know (UK)

11. Yes (UK)

12. Pan’s Labyrinth (Spain)

13. The Lives of Others (Germany)

14. Away From Her (UK)

15. La Vie en Rose (France)

16. The Band’s Visit (Israel)

17. Happy-Go-Lucky (UK)

18. Slumdog Millionaire (UK)

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