Best Foreign Language Film Academy Awards Submissions (1947-2017)

The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

Every country is invited to submit what it considers its best film to the Academy. The designation of each country's official submission has to be done by an organization, jury or committee composed of people from the film industry, whose members' names must be sent to the Academy. Only one film is accepted from each country.

This is a list of submissions to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film from the 1957 ceremony onwards.

Notes indicate whether the submitted film won the Oscar, was nominated, made the January shortlist (since the 79th Academy Awards), was disqualified, or won a Special/Honorary Award (1947-1956)

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  • A Letter to the President
  • Daybreak
  • Road to Istanbul
  • Zama
  • Yeva
  • The Space Between
  • Happy End
  • Pomegranate Orchard
  • Khacha
  • Racer and the Jailbird
  • Dark Skull
  • Men Don't Cry
  • Bingo - The King of the Mornings
  • Glory
  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
  • Hochelaga, Land of Souls
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • Wolf Warrior 2
  • Guilty Men
  • The Sound of Things
  • Quit Staring at My Plate
  • Ice Mother
  • You Disappear
  • Woodpeckers
  • Alba
  • Sheikh Jackson
  • November
  • Tom of Finland
  • 120 Beats Per Minute
  • Scary Mother
  • In the Fade
  • Amerika Square
  • Haiti My Love
  • Morazán
  • Mad World
  • On Body and Soul
  • Under The Tree
  • Newton
  • Leftovers
  • Breath
  • The Dark Wind
  • Song of Granite
  • Foxtrot
  • A Ciambra
  • Her Love Boils Bathwater
  • Road to Mother
  • Kati Kati
  • Unwanted
  • Centaur
  • Dearest Sister
  • The Chronicles of Melanie
  • The Insult
  • Frost
  • Barrage
  • Tempestad
  • Children of Genghis
  • Razzia
  • The Train of Salt and Sugar
  • White Sun
  • Layla M.
  • One Thousand Ropes
  • Thelma
  • Saawan
  • Beyond Brotherhood
  • Wajib
  • Seekers
  • Rosa Chumbe
  • Birdshot
  • Spoor
  • Saint George
  • The Fixer
  • Loveless
  • Félicité
  • Requiem for Mrs. J
  • Pop Aye
  • The Line
  • The Miner
  • The Wound
  • A Taxi Driver
  • Summer 1993
  • The Square
  • The Divine Order
  • Little Gandhi
  • Small Talk
  • By the Time It Gets Dark
  • The Last of Us
  • Ayla: The Daughter of War
  • Black Level
  • My Pure Land
  • Another Story of the World
  • El Inca
  • Father and Son
  • Chromium
  • The Well
  • The Distinguished Citizen
  • Tanna
  • Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
  • The Unnamed
  • The Ardennes
  • Sealed Cargo