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Foreign Action/Thrillers and Horror Movies

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Foreign action and horror movies? Not sure if you'll like them? Let's face this reality first. We Americans love beating the crap out of bad guys unless we're blowing them up into tiny bits first.

"How barbaric!" I hear you say. "Isn't that why people in other countries think we're such war-mongers?"

Oh please.

You'll find that some of those "other countries" make the most thrilling and creative action/thrillers imaginable!

Like the ones produced in Hollywood, these films are often pure escapist fun. But since they're the product of the culture in which they were produced, other countries have their own ways of filming shoot-outs, fist fights, scary stuff, and outrageous vehicle collisions.

Some directors are subtle and sensitive, while others might have been on crack over the entire course of their shooting schedules (or lives).

So as you're getting accustomed to subtitles, let's accept the universal truth that people all over the world, regardless of race, class, education, and underwear size, appreciate the sight of a good onscreen ass-kicking!

Click on the titles below for reviews of foreign action/thrillers that you may consider renting or putting on your Netflix queue some day. This list is frequently updated, so visit again soon!

Machine Girl (片腕マシンガール)
Mad Detective (神探)
Man Bites Dog (C'est arrivé près de chez vous)
The Man from Nowhere (아저씨)
Man of Tai Chi
Man of the Year (O Homen o do Ano)
Memory of a Killer (De Zaak Alzheimer)
Miss Bala
Natural City (내츄럴 시티)
The Nest (Nid de guêpes)
Night Watch (Ночной дозор)
Day Watch (Дневной дозор)
Nine Queens (Nueve Reinas)
North Face (Nordwand)
The Orphanage (El Orfanato)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Phone (폰)
Point Blank (A Bout Portant)
Prince Caspian
Pusher 2: With Blood on my Hands
Pusher 3: I'm the Angel of Death
Rabbit on the Moon (Conejo en la Luna)
The Raid
Red Bear (Un Oso Rojo)
Red Cliff (赤壁)
Resident Evil: Degeneration (バイオハザード:ディジェネレーション)
Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)
Running Out of Time (暗戰)
Shinobi: Heart under Blade
Shiver (Eskalofrío)
The Skin I Live in (La Piel que Habito)
Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche)
Sonatine (ソナチネ)
Sukiyaki Western Django (スキヤキ・ウエスタン ジャンゴ)
A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련)
Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne)
Them (Ils)
Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)
Trance (2013)
Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren)
Uno Bianca
The Vanishing (Spoorloos)
Zatoichi (座頭市)

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