I realize that "foreign film" is a highly generalized umbrella term that's definition can vary wildly between each individual. Nonetheless, if we were to momentarily throw political correctness out the window, what would be your favorite films made, say, outside of the U.S. or the U.K.? I ask because I have not seen nearly enough of them.
A friend recommended the Korean film "I Saw the Devil". I was... satisfied, I suppose. Definition of a three star, four-star-if-I'm-in-a-good-mood film. Had a lot of great ideas, but a few gaping plot holes that did a lot to hinder my enjoyment of the film. However, the film had the adverse effect of leading me to discovering Park Chan-wook and his lauded "Vengeance Trilogy". I have not seen them yet, but I have heard nothing but good things, and have heard quite a bit of "Oldboy" before. Hear that Spike Lee is making an American remake... yuck.
My friend, who is really into shock films, got me to watch A Serbian Film, Irreversible, Salo (I actually read the book, for whatever reason, 120 Days of Sodom beforehand, so it was actually toned down)... yeah, that kinda stuff. Needless to say, despite them having their own merit, I don't want this to be my sole experience with French film, or even Serbian film in the first ones case.
Ones that are available for streaming on Netflix get bonus awesome points.