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I think technically a foreign film constitutes subtitles at the bottom of your screen, but these six films consist of subtitled goodies and/or take place anywhere but the US. Since having kids, I hardly ever make the time to sit down and watch a flick. When I find time to relax, I love to watch the same movies I have already seen like Pride and Prejudice and The Sound of Music (so boring I know)! Here are some favorites that have been recommended to me over the last few years. However, if you search Netflix and even OnDemand there are a TON more (and newer) movies to choose from.

1. Ponyo: This is one of the weirdest, and best, animated movies ever. It’s about a girl/fish who befriends a little boy and has some interesting adventures. This movie is perfect for a rainy day and family members of all ages.

2. The Wind Rises: This was the last film of famed Japanese writer and director Hayao Miyazaki about a young boy who yearns to fly planes. This movie is great for the little guys!

3. La Vie En Rose: The story of famous French songbird Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard. I LOVE this movie and it’s perfect for a date night at home.

4. The Intouchables: This movie is funny, witty and touching. A true story about a young man who befriends a man crippled by a disease and they form a most unique friendship. This is something for the ladies and the gents.

5. A Cat in Paris: This movie is a little mature in nature, maybe for children who are 6 and older. But it’s so interesting. Something you can definitely watch with the kids to mellow out. The relationship between a girl and her cat and, of course, it takes place in Paris.

6. Life is Beautiful: This is one of those films you just have to see. It’s an Italian tragic-comedy that takes place during WWII that’s touching and completely unforgettable.

Would LOVE your suggestions if you have recently watched any great foreign films. Comment below…You can also get these flicks here: 1|2|3|4|5|6

Bonus* Definitely watch Amelie if you haven’t yet!!!

 

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