Thursday, August 27, 2009

Top Ranked Foreign Language Comedy Films

These are just the foreign language (non-English) films from the previously posted list of all ranked comedy films.

Top Ranked Foreign Language Comedy Films

1. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The [Buñuel, Luis, 1972 - France] #88 [photo top]
2. Cinema Paradiso [Tornatore, Giuseppe, 1988 - Italy-France] #158 [photo rt] far better than #1 for my money
3. Fanny and Alexander [Bergman, Ingmar, 1982 - Sweden] #196
4. Playtime [Tati, Jacques, 1967 - France] #210
5. Golden Coach, The [Renoir, Jean, 1952 - Italy-France] #220
6. Amarcord [Fellini, Federico, 1973 - Italy] #274
7. Day for Night [Truffaut, François, 1973 - France] #291
8. Le Million [Clair, René, 1931 - France] #318
9. Mr. Hulot's Holiday [Tati, Jacques, 1953 - France] #330
10. Amélie [Jeunet, Jean-Pierre, 2001 - France] #345

11. À nous la liberté [Clair, René, 1931 - France] #383 [the producer sued Charlie Chaplin, who stole the plot for his Modern Times, to the embarrassment of Clair, who admired Chaplin]
12. Mon oncle [Tati, Jacques, 1958 - France] #413
13. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Almodóvar, Pedro, 1988 - Spain] #462
14. Life is Beautiful [Begnini, Roberto, 1997 - Italy] #495
15. El Verdugo [Berlanga, Luis García, 1963 - Spain-Italy] #497
16. Boudu Saved from Drowning [Renoir, Jean, 1932 - France] #513
17. Loves of a Blonde [Forman, Milos, 1965 - Czechoslovakia] #553
18. Le Plaisir [Ophüls, Max, 1951 - France] #571
19. Young Girls of Rochefort, The [Demy, Jacques, 1967 - France] #613
20. My Life as a Dog [Hallström, Lasse, 1985 - Sweden] #618

21. French Cancan [Renoir, Jean, 1954 - France] #623
22. Triplets of Belleville, The [Chomet, Sylvain, 2003 - France-Belg-Can-UK] #624
23. Claire's Knee [Rohmer, Eric, 1970 - France] #643
24. Goodbye Solo [Bahrani, Ramin, 2008 - US] #717
25. Daisies [Chytilová, Vera, 1966 - Czechoslovakia] #756
26. Underground [Kusturica, Emir, 1995 - France-Germany-Hungary] #757
27. Tulpan [Dvortsevoy, Sergei, 2008 - Russia-Kaz] #758
28. Xala [Sembene, Ousmane, 1975 - Senegal] #761
29. Firemen's Ball, The [Forman, Milos, 1967 - Czechoslovakia] #804
30. Mon oncle d'Amérique [Resnais, Alain, 1980 - France] #814

31. Phantom of Liberty, The [Buñuel, Luis, 1974 - France] #835
32. Under the Roofs of Paris [Clair, René, 1930 - France] #842
33. I'm Going Home [de Oliveira, Manoel, 2001 - France-Portugal] #882
34. Big Deal on Madonna Street [Monicelli, Mario, 1958 - Italy] #908
35. Une Femme est une femme [Godard, Jean-Luc, 1961 - France] #945
36. Three Colours: White [Kieslowski, Krszystof, 1994 - France-Poland] #956
37. Carnival in Flanders [Feyder, Jacques, 1935 - France] #967
38. Out 1: Spectre [Rivette, Jacques, 1974 - France] #973
39. La Collectionneuse [Rohmer, Eric, 1967 - France] #983
40. Plácido [Berlanga, Luis García, 1961 - Spain] #1035

41. Léolo [Lauzon, Jean-Claude, 1992 - France] #1051
42. Happiness [Medvedkin, Aleksandr, 1934 - USSR] #1056
43. Sorpasso, Il [Risi, Dino, 1962 - Italy] #1075
44. Christmas Tale, A [Desplechin, Arnaud, 2008 - France] #1088
45. Man Without a Past, The [Kaurismaki, Aki, 2002 - Finland] #1104
46. Caro diario [Moretti, Nanni, 1993 - Italy-France] #1133
47. Ceremony, The [Oshima, Nagisa, 1971 - Japan] #1150
48. Yesterday Girl [Kluge, Alexander, 1966 - Germany] #1159
49. And the Ship Sails On [Fellini, Federico, 1983 - Italy] #1175
50. Late Autumn [Ozu, Yasujiro, 1960 - Japan] #1180
51. Bienvenido Mister Marshall [Berlanga, Luis García, 1953 - Spain] #1182
52. Maskerade [Forst, Willi, 1934 - Austria] #1223
53. Dark Eyes [Mikhalkov, Nikita, 1987 - Italy-USSR-USA] #1234
54. Cyrano de Bergerac [Rappeneau, Jean-Paul, 1990 - France] #1240

The only film I can think of to add, so good they made a crummy remake with Tom Hanks: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe [Yves Robert, France] - comedy of a bumbling orchestral musician (played by Pierre Richard) mistaken for a secret agent due to unmatching shoes (that was the signal!), then is hounded by both sides in a spy game. Both a sequel and the Hanks remake were forgettable, but the original is hilarious. I believe this was based on a Hitchcock spy film

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote for "Elling"

Anonymous said...

I vote for Elling too! It's one funny, heartwarming, utterly ridiculous movie! From Norway or Denmark

audioc(r)ave said...

cheers and peace to you mate for this brilliant list!!