Around the World in 80 Films

I've seen this concept used by some bloggers and always thought it was a really great way to broaden one's movie-watching horizons. Each choice, where I've seen enough to have one, is my favourite film from that particular country. Obviously funding comes from a variety of places with most productions, so I've tried to make every choice a film that is particular to the respective country in some way, be it in setting, characters, or themes.
Please suggest countries and films not on the list, and hopefully with your help I can arrive at 80 in no time. It would be great if the list could stand as a catalogue of greats once it's completed, so where I don't consider a particular pick great I'll note it in the list view and welcome you to suggest something better for that country.

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  • The Forgiveness of Blood

    1

  • Omar Gatlato

    2

  • The Aerial

    3

  • Mary and Max

    4

  • 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

    5

  • Accident

    6

  • The Fifth Season

    7

  • For Those Who Can Tell No Tales

    8

  • Neighboring Sounds

    9

  • Videodrome

    10

  • A Screaming Man

    11

  • Nostalgia for the Light

    12

  • Distant

    13

  • The Towrope

    14

  • Benda Bilili!

    15

  • Witnesses

    16

  • I Am Cuba

    17

  • Darkness, Light, Darkness

    18

  • Day of Wrath

    19

  • Rags and Tatters

    20

  • Flowers from the Mount of Olives

    21

  • Shattering Shadow

    22

  • Peeping Tom

    23

  • The Match Factory Girl

    24

  • The Man from London

    25

  • Metropolis

    26

  • Dogtooth

    27

  • In the Mood for Love

    28

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    29

  • Volcano

    30

  • Ship of Theseus

    31

  • The Raid

    32

  • Underexposure

    33

  • Close-Up

    34

  • Garage

    35

  • Waltz with Bashir

    36

  • The Four Times

    37

  • Audition

    38

  • Tulpan

    39

  • Pink

    40

  • The Rocket

    41

  • A World Not Ours

    42

  • Johnny Mad Dog

    43

  • Alamar

    44

  • Kid

    45

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    46

  • Hunger

    47

  • O'Horten

    48

  • Crossing

    49

  • Paradise Now

    50

  • Máncora

    51

  • Boy

    52

  • Camera Buff

    53

  • The Green Years

    54

  • 12:08 East of Bucharest

    55

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    56

  • Wadjda

    57

  • The Edge of the World

    58

  • Black Girl

    59

  • The Trap

    60

  • Sandcastle

    61

  • Made in Ash

    62

  • District 9

    63

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    64

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    65

  • Winter Light

    66

  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants

    67

  • Dreams of the City

    68

  • Miao Miao

    69

  • In the Shadow of the Sun

    70

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    71

  • Bastard

    72

  • Times and Winds

    73

  • Earth

    74

  • Djinn

    75

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    76

  • Whisky

    77

  • Oh, Saigon

    78

  • Submarine

    79

  • It Rains in My Village

    80