Live Poll: BBC's Greatest Foreign-Language Films

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BBC Culture polled 209 critics from 43 countries to find the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time. Which film from their Top 25 is your own favorite?

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181029-the-100-greatest-foreign-language-films

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045509283/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Y8ADjvgQ0aY/
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Peter,

Great idea for a poll.

My vote: Seven Samurai (1954)
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The "usual suspects" are all there, a pretty decent list (though I never got the appeal of "Breathless" and agree with Bergman when he said that Godard made movies for critics)
I'd go with "Seven Samurai"
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M (Fritz Lang, 1931) would get my vote or The Lives of Others (2006) from the next tier.

I was a bit surprised some of the IMDb Top 100 entries didn't make their Top 100:  Das Boot (1981) 86 MetaCritic, The Hunt (2012) 77 MetaCritic; while I wasn't surprised other IMDb Top 100 entries didn't make their Top 100: Life Is Beautiful (1997) 59 MetaCritic.
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For one thing, recent films are less likely to make it into the critics' list. The BBC Top 100 has 13 films from 2000 and later; the IMDb Top 100 has 32.
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I get the whole flavor of day thing, I initially thought this list would be weighted toward older titles, but it is pretty evenly distributed by decade. Certainly, more so than the IMDb Top 250. Still, given their Metacritic scores and reputations, I would have liked to see those two make it over some others. But, overall I agree with EIM most of the titles you would expect are on the list.
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006) for me. A Separation (2011) is a great movie too.
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Wow, what a list of exquisite films. It will be almost painful to choose just one. :)
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