10 non-Hollywood films that have been seen around the world

It is better to see a sensational film once than to constantly come across its mention everywhere. And today we offer a selection of ten popular original projects, filmed without the Stars and Stripes clichés away from Hollywood. If you missed one of these movie hits, maybe it’s time to get to know it better? Thriller, biopic, comedy, mockumentary, dramedy – for you we have compiled a list of non-Hollywood films that have received recognition from millions of viewers around the world.

Cat Worlds by Louis Wayne (2021)

The film, based on a real biography , will tell about the fate of an extraordinary English artist . Louis Wayne for a long time could not decide on the choice of the business of life – he was occupied with both the study of the phenomenon of electricity and art. However, the flared feeling for the governess of his sisters gave the talented man an impetus in creativity. An eccentric Londoner begins to draw bizarre human-like cats , which brings him worldwide fame. But with each new work, Luis’s fantasies begin to replace reality more and more for him.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Genre:  
Biography, history, drama

Actors:  
Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Jamie Demetriou …

Country:  
United Kingdom

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:  
16+


One More (2020)

A non-Hollywood movie, highly acclaimed in the empire of dreams itself, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. One day, a group of teachers gathered in a restaurant in Copenhagen to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of them. At dinner, friends discussed an interesting idea. A modern Norwegian scientist hypothesized that for complete happiness a person does not have enough alcohol in the blood, and in order to achieve success in life, one must always be a little tipsy. Friends decide to test the scientific theory on themselves.

Original title:  
Druk

Genre:  
Drama, comedy

Actors:  
Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang…

Country:  
Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:  
18+


Parasite (2019)

Powerful suspenseful tragicomedy with a twisted plot. In the center of the story is the Kim family. Parents are unemployed, they have no savings, and the only entertainment for their daughter and son is free neighborly Internet and dreams of a prosperous future. One day, a young man meets his old friend and he offers the guy a part-time job. You need to tutor a girl from a very rich family. Having forged a diploma, the young man goes to a huge mansion of employers. There, he comes up with an adventurous plan to get all the Kims out of the stinking basement.

Original Title
Gisaengchung

Genre:  
Drama, Thriller, Comedy

Actors:  
Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-gyun, Cho Yo-jong, Choi Woo-shik…

Country:  
South Korea

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.6

Age limit:  
18 +


100 things and nothing more (2018)

The main characters of the German comedy are Paul and Tony, two young guys from Berlin who have created a commercial program for consumers. Together, entrepreneurial friends launch a promising startup. But an argument breaks out between the friends themselves. Both guys are determined to prove that they don’t have an addiction to things and are able to do without clothes, furniture, phones and everything else. To win the bet, the heroes give up everything. However, in the midst of their unusual experiment, a girl appears on the horizon. This is where all the fun begins.

Original title:  
100 Dinge

Genre:  
Comedy

Actors:  
Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighofer, Miriam Stein …

Country:  
Germany

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.4

Age Limits
18+


Invisible Guest (2016)

The police find businessman Adrian in a hotel room next to the corpse of his mistress. The man becomes the main suspect – all the doors were locked from the inside and no one could enter the room. He turns to the best lawyer in the country, claiming to be innocent. Adrian and his latest lead in the form of Virginia Goodman meet to discuss defense strategy. The young man needs to be told about everything that could lead to the tragedy in the ill-fated room. And as it turned out, this event was preceded by a lot of gloomy secrets…

Original title:  
Contratiempo

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado …

Country:  
Spain

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:  
16+


Perfect Strangers (2015)

The popular Italian film has many remakes, including a Russian version by Quartet I. Several old friends meet for a joint dinner. Someone offers to play a joke game – everyone puts their smartphone on the table, answers all calls on the speakerphone, and reads the SMS aloud. Innocent fun quickly turns into drama , because everyone has explosive secrets.

Original title:  
Perfetti sconosciuti

Genre:  
Drama, comedy

Actors:  
Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Folletta, Marco Giallini, Kasia Smutnyak …

Country:  
Italy

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:  
16+


Ove’s second life (2015)

The film, based on the novel of the same name by Fredrik Backman, introduces the viewer to the grouchy and principled old man Uwe. An elderly man keeps order in the housing community, chases young people, scolds neighbors and hates “bureaucrats”. Every evening he tries to commit suicide, but something always goes wrong. However, the new neighbors , a friendly large family, will make the hero remember his best years, become a little more tolerant of others and feel happy again.

Original title:  
En man som heter Ove

Genre:  
Drama, melodrama, comedy

Actors:  
Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Philip Berg…

Country:  
Sweden

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


Real Ghouls (2014)

Bloodsucking flatmates Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are trying to survive in modern society. Three vampires , just like everyone else, pay rent, strive to get into nightclubs and bustle around the house. In general, they live like ordinary people of the 21st century. The only difference is that the three Wellington buddies are immortal , and they need fresh human blood, which can’t be bought in New Zealand supermarkets.

Original title:  
What We Do in the Shadows

Genre:
Comedy, horror

Actors:  
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brug…

Country:  
New Zealand, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:  
16+


1+1 (2011)

Wealthy aristocrat Philip was locked inside his own body and permanently chained to a wheelchair due to an accident. In search of a nurse, a man meets a simple guy from a poor area, recently released from prison , and hires him. Intelligent, well-read Philip and young, impudent Driss find in each other something important and necessary for each of them.

Original title:  
Intouchables

Genre:  
Drama, comedy, biography

Actors:  
Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ni…

Country:  
France

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.8, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


Killer Vacation (2010)

A group of city kids decide to spend the weekend on a lake in the suburbs. Along the way, the students meet two country boys who they think look a lot like horror movie serial killers . In fact, Tucker and Dale are simple-minded farmers who also decided to relax in nature. However, the visitors have already convinced themselves that they are in danger and are preparing to give a tough rebuff to the local maniacs-bumps.

Original title:  
Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Genre:
Horror, comedy

Actors:  
Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden…

Country:  
Canada, USA, India, UK

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:  
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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