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Best Foreign Language Films/Movies 1991-2000

Updated on February 1, 2017

Oscar Winners 1991-2000

There are some foreign language or international films/movies worth watching. They give you a different perspective and insights to other countries and cultures.

This is a list for the decade 1991 through 2000 for Oscar winning best Foreign Language movies. These are our recommended movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also has an Oscar award for the best in foreign language films. Thus, outstanding films around the world have chance of being recognized for Excellence.

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Mediterraneo (English Subtitles) (1991)

Diego Abatantuono (Actor), Claudio Bigagli (Actor), Gabriele Salvatores (Director) |

An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. Greeks understand that those Italians are harmless, they came out of their hiding places in the mountains and continue their peaceful lives. Soon the soldiers discover that being left behind in a God-forgotten Greek island isn't such a bad thing, after all.


Indochine (1992)

Catherine Deneuve (Actor), Vincent Perez (Actor) | Rated: PG-13 |

A love triangle set in the days just before the communist uprising in Indochina. A plantation owner finds that her adopted daughter has fallen in love with the owner's secret lover.

Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Leslie Cheung (Actor), Fengyi Zhang (Actor), Kaige Chen (Director) | Rated: R |

Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, this seductive, award-winning triumph captivated moviegoers the world over. It's the compelling tale of two lifelong friends unexpectedly caught in a passionate love triangle with the woman who comes between them! Academy Award(R)-nominated, FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (1993 -- Best Foreign Language Film) earned the Golden Globe as Best Foreign Film in addition to claiming Best Picture honors at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival! Packed with vivid, provocative imagery throughout, this sensual story of love and betrayal is the hot and exotic must-see movie of the year!

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Burnt by the Sun

Nikita Mikhalkov (Actor), Ingeborga Dapkunaite (Actor), Nikita Mikhalkov (Director) | Rated: R |

Synopsis: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...

Kolya (1996)

Zdenek Sverák (Actor), Andrei Chalimon (Actor), Jan Sverák (Director) | Rated: PG-13 |

Winner of the Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe as Best Foreign Language Film, this irresistible comedy treat was embraced by critics and audiences everywhere! A confirmed bachelor is in for the surprise of his life when a get-rich-quick scheme backfires ... setting off a wild set of circumstances -- and leaving him with a pint-sized new roommate! Now, with a mischievous five-year-old named Kolya suddenly in his care ... life in this once carefree playboy's tiny apartment changes faster than he could ever imagine! Uplifting and endlessly funny, KOLYA is delightful motion picture entertainment you'll want to take home!

Life is Beautiful (1998)

Claudio Alfonsi (Actor), Lidia Alfonsi (Actor), Roberto Benigni (Director) | Rated: PG-13 |

An inspired motion picture masterpiece, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL was nominated for 7 Academy Awards(R) -- winning 3 Oscars, including one for Best Actor Robert Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) -- a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor -- has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II ... and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Chang Chen (Actor), Chow Yun-Fat (Actor), Ang Lee (Director) | Rated: PG-13 |

Synopsis: An epic set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon combines the exhilarating martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo-Ping (The Matrix) with the sensitivity and classical storytelling of an Ang Lee film. The result is something truly unexpected: romantic, emotionally powerful entertainment.

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Life is Beautiful are my favourite films.

      Thanks for sharing