Best-Reviewed Foreign-Language Movies 2018

Looking for the year’s most powerful, engaging, and entertaining cinema? You often have to turn your attention away from the English-speaking world. The list of international films that earned the highest accolades this year includes entries from Denmark, Spain, and Japan, while Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical drama Roma, set in Mexico City, absolutely wowed the critics.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.

#1

Roma (2018)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 112.024%
Critics Consensus: Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.
Synopsis: The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón

#2
Adjusted Score: 107.528%
Critics Consensus: Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Koreeda's richly humanistic filmography.
Synopsis: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At... [More]
Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 103.063%
Critics Consensus: Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) finds writer-director Carla Simón drawing on personal memories to create a thoughtful drama elevated by outstanding work from its young leads.
Synopsis: In Carla Simón's touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased... [More]
Directed By: Carla Simón

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.915%
Critics Consensus: Subtle and tender, A Fantastic Woman handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.
Synopsis: Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender nightclub singer, comes under suspicion when her much older lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes) dies suddenly.... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#5
Adjusted Score: 102.885%
Critics Consensus: Sleek, well-acted, and intelligently crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that wrings maximum impact out of a handful of basic - and effective - ingredients.
Synopsis: When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency... [More]
Directed By: Gustav Möller

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