List of submissions to the 93rd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film

by whittleboy615 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

For the 93rd Academy Awards, the submitted motion pictures must be first released theatrically in their respective countries between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2020.

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Another Round (2020)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 74,826

Nominated, Denmark

2. Better Days (2019)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A bullied teenage girl forms an unlikely friendship with a mysterious young man who protects her from her assailants, all while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations.

Director: Derek Tsang | Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee, Fang Yin, Ye Zhou

Votes: 6,155

Nominated, Hong Kong

3. The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)

104 min | Drama

67 Metascore

His own body turned into a living work of art and promptly exhibited in a museum, Sam, a Syrian refugee, will soon realize to have sold away more than just his skin.

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 2,339

Nominated, Tunisia

4. Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)

101 min | Drama, History, War

97 Metascore

Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Jasna Djuricic, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrovic

Votes: 15,113

Nominated, Bosnia and Herzegovina

5. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Camelia Roiu

Votes: 8,551

Nominated, Romania

6. A Sun (2019)

156 min | Crime, Drama

A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.

Director: Mong-Hong Chung | Stars: Chien-Ho Wu, Yi-wen Chen, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko, Kuan-Ting Liu

Votes: 5,947

Shortlisted, Taiwan

7. Hope (2019)

130 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis.

Director: Maria Sødahl | Stars: Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne, Alfred Vatne

Votes: 985

Shortlisted, Norway

8. Sun Children (2020)

99 min | Drama

71 Metascore

12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Roohollah Zamani

Votes: 1,029

Shortlisted, Iran

9. Night of the Kings (2020)

R | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

Director: Philippe Lacôte | Stars: Bakary Koné, Steve Tientcheu, Jean Cyrille Digbeu, Rasmané Ouédraogo

Votes: 1,158

Shortlisted, Ivory Coast

10. Charlatan (2020)

118 min | Drama, History

65 Metascore

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná

Votes: 1,298

Shortlisted, Czech Republic

11. La Llorona (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 4,301

Shortlisted, Guatemala

12. I'm No Longer Here (2019)

TV-MA | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

In Monterrey, Mexico, a young street gang spends their days dancing to slowed-down cumbia and attending parties. After a mix-up with a local cartel, their leader is forced to migrate to the U.S. but quickly longs to return home.

Director: Fernando Frias | Stars: Daniel Garcia, Sophia Metcalf, Xueming Angelina Chen, Coral Puente

Votes: 6,321

Shortlisted, Mexico

13. Two of Us (2019)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.

Director: Filippo Meneghetti | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain

Votes: 1,735

Shortlisted, France

14. Dear Comrades! (2020)

121 min | Drama, History

82 Metascore

When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev, Yuliya Burova

Votes: 2,419

Shortlisted, Russia

15. The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Sergio Chamy, Romulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta

Votes: 6,274

Shortlisted, Chile

16. The Man Standing Next (2020)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In the 1970s Korea is under the absolute control of the president Park who controls the KCIA the organization with the edge over any branch of government.

Director: Min-ho Woo | Stars: Lee Byung-Hun, Sung-min Lee, Do-won Kwak, Hee-joon Lee

Votes: 2,211

South Korea

17. Blizzard of Souls (2019)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, War

63 Metascore

After losing his mother and his home, Arturs finds some consolation in joining the army. However, war is nothing like he imagined.

Director: Dzintars Dreibergs | Stars: Oto Brantevics, Greta Trusina, Martins Vilsons, Rezija Kalnina

Votes: 2,947

Latvia

18. The Endless Trench (2019)

TV-MA | 147 min | Action, Drama, History

1936. A country taken by the fascism. A husband marked for the killing. A wife determined to all for saving him. An endless incarceration in his own home.

Directors: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara, José Manuel Poga

Votes: 5,165

Spain

19. Tove (2020)

100 min | Biography, Drama

The movie centres on the life of Tove Jansson, showing both her personal relationships, and the creation of the popular Moomin books.

Director: Zaida Bergroth | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 952

Finland

20. Wet Season (2019)

103 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A teacher and student at a Singapore high school form a special, self-affirming bond.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Jia Ler Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang, Yann Yann Yeo

Votes: 902

Singapore

21. And Tomorrow the Entire World (2020)

TV-MA | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

How far one is willing to go for the sake of one's political commitment.

Director: Julia von Heinz | Stars: Mala Emde, Noah Saavedra, Tonio Schneider, Andreas Lust

Votes: 1,248

Germany

22. Charter (2020)

94 min | Drama

After a divorce, Alice hasn't seen her children in two months as she awaits a custody verdict. When her son calls her in the middle of the night, Alice takes action, abducting the children on an illicit charter trip to the Canary Islands.

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Sverrir Gudnason, Troy Lundkvist, Tintin Poggats Sarri

Votes: 764

Sweden

23. Impetigore (2019)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Maya with her best friend, Dini, tries to survive in a city without a family. She realized that she might inherit a property from her rich family. Maya returns to the village with Dini and unaware of the danger was waiting for her.

Director: Joko Anwar | Stars: Tara Basro, Ario Bayu, Marissa Anita, Christine Hakim

Votes: 3,752

Indonesia

24. Leap (2020)

135 min | Drama, Sport

After 12 years, the Chinese women's volleyball team again reached the Olympic final. The ups and downs of the Chinese women's volleyball team for more than three decades have slowly spread away.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Gong Li, Bo Huang, Gang Wu, Yuchang Peng

Votes: 840 | Gross: $0.08M

China

25. Monster (2019)

86 min | Drama

Ireland, 1845 on the eve of The Great Hunger. Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman, a father, a husband, takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. Patsy, a former soldier in the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Sullivan | Stars: Dónall Ó Héalai, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney, Eoin O'Dubhghaill

Votes: 118

Ireland

26. Asia (2020)

85 min | Drama

Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. ... See full summary »

Director: Ruthy Pribar | Stars: Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mula, Gera Sandler

Votes: 274

Israel

27. Buladó (2020)

87 min | Drama

As the different mentalities of rational father Ouira and spiritual grandfather Weljo start to clash, eleven-year-old Kenza is determined to find her own path into adult life. A magical-realism film placed on a junkyard in Curaçao.

Director: Eché Janga | Stars: Tiara Richards, Felix de Rooy, Everon Jackson Hooi, Vanessa Abad

Votes: 670

Netherlands

28. 14 Days, 12 Nights (2019)

99 min | Drama

Isabelle and her partner adopted Clara in Vietnam, who died several years after. In order to heal her wounds, Isabelle flies to Hanoi to discover the culture of Clara and meet her biological mother, who will later become her friend.

Director: Jean-Philippe Duval | Stars: Anne Dorval, François Papineau, Leanna Chea, Tranh Thi Le Hang

Votes: 196

Canada

29. True Mothers (2020)

140 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A woman with an adopted child is contacted unexpectedly by the child's birth mother.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Hiromi Nagasaku, Arata Iura, Aju Makita, Reo Sato

Votes: 649

Japan

30. Agnes Joy (2019)

92 min | Drama

Rannveig is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her mundane suburban life. She's stuck with a job she hates and a marriage that is slowly dying. On top of that, she's constantly fighting... See full summary »

Director: Silja Hauksdóttir | Stars: Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir, Donna Cruz, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 173

Iceland

31. My Little Sister (2020)

99 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Lisa has bid goodbye to her ambitions as a playwright and the Berlin arts scene and now lives in Switzerland with her husband, who runs an international school. When her twin brother falls ill, she returns to Berlin.

Directors: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond | Stars: Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus

Votes: 688

Switzerland

32. Notturno (2020)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Gianfranco Rosi's new documentary is an immersive portrait of those trying to survive in the war-torn Middle East.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Votes: 726

Italy

33. Open Door (2019)

78 min | Drama

A married Albanian mother and her pregnant sister try to find a man to play the part of the sister's husband before they meet up with their strict, traditional father.

Director: Florenc Papas | Stars: Luli Bitri, Jonida Vokshi, Gulielm Radoja, Sotiraq Bratko

Votes: 41

Albania

34. The Sleepwalkers (2019)

107 min | Drama

Tracking the tandem voyages of a mother and daughter into fraught emotional terrain, Argentinian director Paula Hernández examines the ways desire and expectation clash when familial pressures push women to their limits.

Director: Paula Hernández | Stars: Erica Rivas, Ornella D'Elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski

Votes: 548

Argentina

35. Songs of Solomon (2020)

R | 103 min | Drama

From the two time academy award winning producer and writer of "Green Book" and Inspired by true events, comes a film about a childhood friendship torn apart by a horrible empire set out to... See full summary »

Director: Arman Nshanian | Stars: Samvel Tadevosian, Arman Nshanian, Sos Janibekyan, Arevik Gevorgyan

Votes: 1,088

Armenia

36. What We Wanted (2020)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

A couple facing fertility issues finds their marriage tested on a vacation to a Sardinian resort - and the family next door only adds to the tension.

Director: Ulrike Kofler | Stars: Lavinia Wilson, Elyas M'Barek, Anna Unterberger, Lukas Spisser

Votes: 1,441

Austria

37. Sincerely Yours, Dhaka (2018)

134 min | Drama

Eleven emerging Bangladeshi filmmakers present a collection of gritty shorts centered on the capital city and the people living in its margins.

Directors: Tanvir Ahsan, Saleh Sobhan Auneem, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Nuhash Humayun, Mahmudul Islam, Golam Kibria, Abdullah Al Noor, Rahat Rahman, Robiul Alam Robi, Syed Ahmed Shawki | Stars: Mostafizur Noor Imran, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Johan, Shamsi Sayeka

Votes: 550

Bangladesh

38. Working Girls (2020)

91 min | Drama

Everyday, three sex workers cross the border from France into Belgium to practice their trade. At the end of one particularly hot summer, all three share a secret that will bind them together forever.

Directors: Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich | Stars: Sara Forestier, Noémie Lvovsky, Annabelle Lengronne, Nicolas Cazalé

Votes: 557

Belgium

39. Chaco (2020)

80 min | Drama, War

In 1934, Bolivia is at war with Paraguay. Liborio and Ticona and other Bolivian indigenous soldiers are lost in the hell of the Chaco, under the commandment of German Captain Kundt. They're... See full summary »

Director: Diego Mondaca | Stars: Raimundo Ramos, Fabián Arenillas, Mauricio Toledo, Fausto Castellón

Votes: 74

Bolivia

40. Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

"I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it." So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She... See full summary »

Director: Bárbara Paz | Stars: Hector Babenco, Regina Braga, Willem Dafoe, Paulo José

Votes: 412

Brazil

41. The Father (2019)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, Vasil seeks out the help of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov

Votes: 441

Bulgaria

42. Fathers (II) (2020)

110 min | Drama, Family

Based on a true story, Losing one leg, a man lives on his cyclo-trisaw drives to provide for two children his wife abandons at a pagoda's corner.

Director: Huy Yaleng | Stars: Huy Yaleng, Sonyta Mean, Kong Sophy, Tep Sreypov

Votes: 7

Cambodia

43. The Fisherman's Diary (2020)

TV-MA | 143 min | Drama

Ekah is determined to go to school in a village of fishermen where a girl child's education is considered a taboo. Her drive to break this old adage gets her embroiled with her father, Solomon's past.

Director: Enah Johnscott | Stars: Kang Quintus, Faith Fidel, Cosson Chinopoh, Ramsey Nouah

Votes: 387

Cameroon

44. Forgotten We'll Be (2020)

136 min | Drama, History

The story about a Colombian writer's father. His father was an University md professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. Writer exposes his feelings related to his ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Javier Cámara, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo

Votes: 163

Colombia

45. Land of Ashes (2019)

82 min | Drama

Selva (13) lives in a coastal town in the Caribbean. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, she is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn't want to live. ... See full summary »

Director: Sofía Quirós | Stars: Smashleen Gutiérrez, Humberto Samuels, Hortensia Smith, Keha Brown

Votes: 288

Costa Rica

46. Extracurricular (2019)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2