making that map green in 2019

(and beyond)

basically i want to watch a film from every country this year and expand my horizons as far as international productions go because it's very sad to look at my letterboxd stats map and see that the US and UK are very green and a few other english-speaking countries and France/Germany are a bit lighter and most of the map is grey. LB is shaming me and we're gonna fix that okay!

so here's a list i've made for myself based on what films are "highest rated" or look interesting from every country around the world. if you have a suggestion to replace whatever i have on here already for a certain country (or if i missed a country) let me know! countries in the notes and are grouped (roughly) by continent (europe, asia, south america, africa, north america, oceania).

88/194 finished

Read notes
  • Sworn Virgin
  • Idiot Love
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Chairs
  • Come and See
  • News from Home
  • Time of the Gypsies
  • Western
  • Fence
  • Weekend
  • Something Different
  • The Idiots
  • Tangerines
  • Ariel
  • La Jetée
  • Since Otar Left
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • Dogtooth
  • Sing
  • Woman at War
  • Bloody Sunday
  • L'Eclisse
  • Babai
  • Mellow Mud
  • Count Dracula
  • Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania
  • La Promesse
  • Before the Rain
  • Simshar
  • Maria, Mirabella
  • All the Cities of the North
  • The Vanishing
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • A Short Film About Love
  • Flores
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Mirror
  • The Tail
  • Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
  • The Sun in a Net
  • My Last Year as a Loser
  • Cría cuervos…
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Dry Summer
  • Weightlifter
  • Secrets & Lies
  • The Patience Stone
  • The Good Omen
  • A River Called Titas
  • Travellers and Magicians
  • Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
  • Kaili Blues
  • Chungking Express
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
  • Pather Panchali
  • Close-Up
  • Turtles Can Fly
  • The Cakemaker
  • Tokyo Story
  • Rupture
  • Revenge
  • Lessons of Darkness
  • Seide
  • Chanthaly
  • Caramel
  • Mukhsin
  • Finger
  • The Cave of the Yellow Dog
  • Passage of Life
  • White Sun
  • Under the Sun
  • From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf
  • Cake
  • Paradise Now
  • Manila Is Full of Men Named Boy
  • Divines
  • Wadjda
  • Ilo Ilo
  • The Handmaiden
  • Changes in the Village
  • The White Helmets
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • The Silence
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • Beatriz's War
  • The Daughter-in-Law
  • City of Life
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • When the Tenth Month Comes
  • I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced
  • La Ciénaga
  • Blood of the Condor
  • The Orphan
  • And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow's Eye
  • Maria Full of Grace
  • Holiday
  • The Terror and the Time
  • 7 Boxes