Best-Reviewed Foreign Language Movies 2015

 

#1

Timbuktu (2014)
98%77%

#1
Adjusted Score: 101766%
Critics Consensus: Gracefully assembled and ultimately disquieting, Timbuktu is a timely film with a powerful message.
Synopsis: A Malian cattleman (Ibrahim Ahmed) and his family face the wrath of Islamic fundamentalists after a tragic accident.... [More]
Directed By: Abderrahmane Sissako

#2
Adjusted Score: 102076%
Critics Consensus: On paper, GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem might seem less than thrilling, but on the screen, it delivers two hours of nonstop, tightly wound, brilliantly acted drama.
Synopsis: An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) fights for three years to obtain a divorce from her devout husband (Simon Abkarian), who... [More]

#3

Phoenix (2014)
98%78%

#3
Adjusted Score: 105087%
Critics Consensus: Tense, complex, and drenched in atmosphere, Phoenix is a well-acted, smartly crafted war drama that finds writer-director Christian Petzold working at peak power.
Synopsis: After undergoing reconstructive surgery, a concentration camp survivor (Nina Hoss) tries to find out if her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) betrayed... [More]
Directed By: Christian Petzold

#4

Darbareye Elly (2009)
99%84%

#4
Adjusted Score: 100767%
Critics Consensus: About Elly offers viewers performances as powerful as its thought-provoking ideas, and adds another strong entry to Asghar Farhadi's impressive filmography.
Synopsis: A young teacher disappears before being introduced to a potential suitor in northern Iran.... [More]
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi

#5

The Look of Silence (2014)
96%89%

#5
Adjusted Score: 103513%
Critics Consensus: The Look of Silence delivers a less shocking -- yet just as terribly compelling -- companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.
Synopsis: An optician confronts the men who killed the brother that he never knew during the 1960s Indonesian genocide.... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer