10 Foreign Films Worthy of a Hollywood Remake

Few international films have such a powerful story and genre that they deserve a global outreach. Hollywood is one such platform that can do the magic for them. In this article, you will find ten notable international films that merit Hollywood remakes.

1. Parasite (2019) 

Parasite Choi Woo-sik, Park So-dam
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Parasite is a South Korean hit movie. Bong Joon directed it, and Song Kang played the lead role in this film. This film has earned multiple Oscars and Palme d'Ord'Or awards. The storyline of Parasite is vital; it revolves around Kim's family, which struggles to improve their lifestyle.

2. A Fantastic Woman (2017) 

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A Fantastic Woman is a unique piece of melodrama from Chilly. Sebastián Lelio has directed this film. Daniela Vega plays the lead role in this film. The storyline revolves around the subject of individuality, prejudice, and determination. The overall quality work of the film earned it the Academy Award in 2018

3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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This film is an authentic Italian masterpiece based on the actual events of WW II. The performance of Roberto Benigni, along with his direction, has earned this film three Academy Awards. The film's story revolves around a Jewish server who struggles to keep his son away from the dangers of war. It is probably the best-ever movie that has touched me emotionally. 

4. City of God (2002)

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City of God is a masterpiece from Brazile. Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund direct the movie. Alexandre Rodrigues has played a lead role in the film. The movie is spectacular and based on a real-life story. The film is presented in chapters. The initial chapters revolve around the character build-up of the main characters, the middle chapters are based on the massive drug empire and its linkage with the personal lives of each character, and the last chapters include typical gang rivalry and the hero's rise.

5. Roma (2018)

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Roma is a Mexican film directed by Alfonso Cuaron. The lead role in this film is a performance by Yalitza Aparicio. The movie builds up gradually but maintains the interest of viewers. This movie conveys a strong message about organized tyranny and discrimination against perpetrators. 

6. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

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It is a French-origin film. Abdellatif Kechiche directed it. Adele and Lea perform the lead roles in this film. The audience widely praised the movie. The story of this film revolves around a candid depiction of love, uniqueness, and the niceties of relationships.

7. The Lives of Others (2006)

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It is a German-origin film. The storyline of this film is about the tense environment of East Berlin during the Cold War. The direction of Florian Henckel von and a lead character performed by Ulrich Muhe have made this film worthy of an Academy Award. The powerful storyline regarding the impact of the close watch and the human capacity for change in the face of dictatorship has also contributed to the film's success.

8. Akira (1988)

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Akira is a marvelous Japanese animated movie. Mr. Katsuhiro, who also used his manga in this film, is its director. Akira became popular because of its animation, quality, and powerful storytelling. The film is based on a journeying of communal and metaphysical ideas of future Tokyo.

9. In the Mood for Love (2000)

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 It is a Hong Kong-origin film. Wong Kar-wai directed it. The movie is based on the theme of implicit needs and societal restrictions. Tony and Maggie play the lead roles in this film. In the Mood for Love became famous for its strong storyline, i.e., restrained passion and individual associations.

10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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 It is a Chinese movie. Ang Lee directed it. This film is a martial arts masterpiece with magnificent scenes. Both leading actors, Chow Yun-fat and Michelle, have displayed astonishing martial arts talent. The overall excellence of the film has earned it multiple Academy Awards. 

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