OSCAR HISTORY: Best International Feature Film

Thankfully, the Academy always remembers that filmmaking doesn't just occur in the United States. Through the presentation of this Oscar (originally called the Foreign Film Oscar), audiences can be reminded that there are some truly extraordinary works of art coming from so many different countries. For several years, the Academy would award a special honorary Oscar for foreign films, but finally made it a competitive category in 1948.


2019: PARASITE from South Korea     (View Film Trailer)
2018: ROMA from Mexico     (View Film Trailer)
2017: A FANTASTIC WOMAN from Chile     (View Film Trailer)
2016: THE SALESMAN from Iran     (View Film Trailer)
2015: SON OF SAUL from Hungary     (View Film Trailer)
2014: IDA from Poland     (View Film Trailer)
2013: THE GREAT BEAUTY from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
2012: AMOUR from Austria     (View Film Trailer)
2011: A SEPARATION from Iran     (View Film Trailer)
2010: IN A BETTER WORLD from Denmark     (View Film Trailer)
2009: EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS("THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES") from Argentina     (View Film Trailer)
2008: DEPARTURES from Japan     (View Film Trailer)
2007: THE COUNTERFEITERS from Austria     (View Film Trailer)
2006: THE LIVES OF OTHERS from Germany     (View Film Trailer)
2005: TSOTSI from South Africa     (View Film Trailer)
2004: THE SEA INSIDE from Spain     (View Film Trailer)
2003: THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS from Canada     (View Film Trailer)
2002: NOWHERE IN AFRICA from Germany     (View Film Trailer)
2001: NO MAN'S LAND from Bosnia & Herzegovina     (View Film Trailer)
2000: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON from Taiwan     (View Film Trailer)
1999: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER from Spain     (View Film Trailer)
1998: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1997: CHARACTER from The Netherlands     (View Film Trailer)
1996: KOLYA from Czech Republic     (View Film Trailer)
1995: ANTONIA'S LINE from The Netherlands     (View Film Trailer)
1994: BURNT BY THE SUN from Russia     (View Film Trailer)
1993: BELLE EPOQUE from Spain     (View Film Trailer)
1992: INDOCHINE from France     (View Film Trailer)
1991: MEDITERRANEO from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1990: JOURNEY OF HOPE from Switzerland     (View Film Trailer)
1989: CINEMA PARADISO from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1988: PELLE THE CONQUERER from Denmark     (View Film Trailer)
1987: BABETTE'S FEAST from Denmark     (View Film Trailer)
1986: THE ASSAULT from The Netherlands     (View Film Trailer)
1985: THE OFFICIAL STORY from Argentina     (View Film Trailer)
1984: DANGEROUS MOVES from Switzerland     (View Oscar Moment)
1983: FANNY & ALEXANDER from Sweden     (View Film Trailer)
1982: VOLVER A EMPEZAR ("TO BEGIN AGAIN") from Spain     (View Film Trailer)
1981: MEPHISTO from Hungary     (View Film Trailer)
1980: MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics     (View Film Trailer)
1979: THE TIN DRUM from Federal Republic of Germany     (View Film Trailer)
1978: GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS from France     (View Film Trailer)
1977: MADAME ROSA from France     (View Film Clip)
1976: BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOR from Ivory Coast     (View Oscar Moment)
1975: DERSU UZALA from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics     (View Film Trailer)
1974: AMARCORD from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1973: DAY FOR NIGHT from France     (View Film Trailer)
1972: THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE from France     (View Film Trailer)
1971: THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI CONTINIS from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1970: INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1969: Z from Algeria     (View Film Trailer)
1968: WAR AND PEACE from Union of Soviet Socialist Republics     (View Oscar Moment)
1967: CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS from Czechoslovakia     (View Film Trailer)
1966: A MAN AND A WOMAN from France     (View Film Trailer)
1965: THE SHOP ON MAIN STREET from Czechoslovakia     (View Film Trailer)
1964: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW from Italy    
1963: FEDERICO FELLINI'S 8 1/2 from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1962: SUNDAYS AND CYBELE from France     (View Film Trailer)
1961: THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY from Sweden     (View Film Trailer)
1960: THE VIRGIN SPRING from Sweden     (View Film Clip)
1959: BLACK ORPHEUS from France     (View Film Trailer)
1958: MY UNCLE from France     (View Film Trailer)
1957: THE NIGHTS OF CABIRIA from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1956: LA STRADA from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1955: SAMURAI, THE LEGEND OF MUSASHI from Japan    
1954: GATE OF HELL from Japan     (View Film Clip)
1952: FORBIDDEN GAMES from France     (View Film Trailer)
1951: RASHOMON from Japan     (View Film Trailer)
1950: THE WALLS OF MALAPAGA from France/Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1949: THE BICYCLE THIEF from Italy     (View Film Trailer)
1948: MONSIEUR VINCENT from France     (View Film Trailer)