Do you like foreign movies?

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
September 10, 2011 1:34pm CST
Most of the movies that we can rent or buy in my country are Danish movies and American movies. Every once in a while I am able to find a movie from Asia, but American movies are much more popular. I would like to watch more movies from Asia for instanse from India, Japan or from South Korea. I think it is interesting to watch movies from many different countries, but I also like the movies from my own country. The old movies from my country are usually romantic comedies with a happy ending, but the new movies are different, and there are dramas, comedies, horror movies and other kinds of movies. What is it like in your country? Which kinds of movies are popular? Local movies or international movies? Do you like to watch foreign movies or do you prefer the movies from your own country? Why?
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@rod977 (118)
• Portugal
10 Sep 11
I'm from Portugal and there aren't many movies made here. But they're not bad! :) I love Japanese Horror movies, which most of them have american versions. But it's much more scary. France has some good movies too, but due to not liking french very much, I don't watch many. Or even United Kingdom. They have really good movies, like HP. But certainly, American movies are the best. They have such awesome visual effects and they're all so unique with their stories.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
11 Sep 11
I have never had the chance to watch any movies from Portugal, and I don't think that they are available in my country. I have watched a few Japanese movies like "Ring" and "Dark water", but I would love to watch other Japanese movies. Which Japanese horror movies have you seen and which ones would you recommend?
@rod977 (118)
• Portugal
11 Sep 11
Japonese Horror Movies? I suggest Ringu, Chakusin Ari 1 and 2, Ju-On and 2, Shutter... I watched all these. But you can search on the Web. Every Japanese Horror Movie is good, but they are starting to being boring because there's always a ghost girl, with a lot of hair and stuff like that :) Rod
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
12 Sep 11
Thanks, I will try to find those films. I have seen "Ringu", but I don't know the others yet. There are many American horror movies in my country, but Asian horror movies are harder to find. I have only seen few Asian horror movies, but I liked the ones I have seen.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
11 Sep 11
The movies I watch the most are from my own country and American and British movies. I especially British and American Tv shows :) Anyway I alsolike movies from different countries. Like the Indian movie 3 Idiots is famous here and so was Slumdog Millionaire. And I also enjoy watching Thai, Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese movies.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
12 Sep 11
When I was living with my parents I used to watch American tv shows as well. My husband and I don't have a tv, but the internet has become my source of entertainment. I have never heard about the movie "3 idiots", but "Slumdog millinaire" was popular here. Last time I went to the library I borrowed the book behind "Slumdog millinaire" and I look forward to reading it.
• South Korea
13 Sep 11
I actually watch most of the tv shows on my laptop. Actually I myself haven't watched 3 idiots,but my friends say it's really good and inspirational. I will be watching it soon though
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
11 Sep 11
Hi Porcospino! Hollywood movies are very popular here in our country. I, myself love them especially action, adventure, sci-fi and horror movies. But I also love Asian movie! I particularly love Japanese movies. I also watch Korean movies and a little bit of Thailand and Singapore movies. I love the psychological thriller movies of Japan and Korean. I like the horror movies of Thailand and I like the witty comedies of Singapore. If you have a torrent software, you can download Asian movies at Asia torrents. They have tons of Asian movies from Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, Taiwan, India, and from other countries. You just have to create an account and all the movies are free.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
12 Sep 11
I have never tried to download a movie, because my internet connection is very slow, but it seems tempting to get access to lots of movies from Asia, and maybe I should try it anyway I have seen a few movies from Japan and South Korea and I really liked them. I have only seen one movie from Thailand, I don't remember the name of it, but it was a horror movie. The Danes make horror movies as well, but they are very different from the Asian movies and I actually prefer the movies from Asia.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
If you're direct downloading then it will really be annoying if you have a slow internet connection unless you have a download manager that saves what have you downloaded and lets you continue download after an interruption in the connection. Downloading will be slow but sure just like in torrent.
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@topffer (29450)
• France
10 Sep 11
I am not a great movie amateur. I calculated that I watch half movies from my country -- France, mainly comedies --, and half foreign movies -- mainly US --. I have watched a few Bollywood movies online, but I have to admit I never bought one. The only popular movies from Asia are cartoons. I read the box office for last week : In the top ten, there are 6 US movies -- the most watched in theaters was Final Destination 5 (US) --, 3 French and a Spanish -- 10th : La Piel que Habito, the last Almodovar --. I think it is approximately what we see all the year in the top 10 : about 50/60% of US movies, 30/40% of French movies, and times to times a non-US/non-French movie. These movies are often harmed by the fact that there is not a lot of theaters showing them. Last week "Lost dream cave" a documentary by Werner Herzog about a French prehistoric cave got a 19th place in the box office with only 48 theaters showing it, when the 18th and 20th were in more than 150 theaters : it shows that the public can make a different choice than the theaters owners.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
11 Sep 11
I have seen very few French movies, the only two movies I remember are "Manon of the spring" and "The diving bell and the butterfly". Movies from other European countries than Denmark are generally hard to find and the theaters usually stick to Danish and American movies. I like to watch movies from many different countries, but I guess that few people share my interest in non-Danish/non-American movies. In the city where I was born there is a theater that shows movies from other countries but the the building is full of empty seats...
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@topffer (29450)
• France
12 Sep 11
"Manon of the spring" is something special. It is adapted from an author who wrote beautiful books speaking of his native area -- Provence, near Italy --. I am not sure I have seen a Danish movie, and it is strange : we are living in countries which are not far but have strong cultural identities ; we don't know the cinema of each other, but we all know US movies. I believe they put more budget for the realization and the marketing, but it does not explain everything, because, as you notice it -- the empty seats --, other foreign movies are not easily watched in our countries.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
13 Sep 11
Hello. How are you ? I like foreign movies too, just like you, movies from India, Japan, Chinese, South Korea, Thailand, and so on. It is always very fascinating to watch the movies, and interesting to see the cultures of the countries. I buy DVDs from the countries whenever I tavel to those foreign countries.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
14 Sep 11
It is a great idea to buy DVDs when you visit other countries. Maybe I should do the same thing, because many foreign movies aren't available in my own country. I also think that it is very interesting to learn more about other countries and cultures through the movies. I often discover differences between the everyday life in other countries and the everyday life in my own country when I watch movies from another country, and I think it is interesting to learn more about another country that way. Sometimes I am also able to learn a bit of the language when I watch foreign movies, and I find that interesting as well.
12 Sep 11
Well I am in the UK and I would say that 95% of movies that are available to watch and are publicized are your generic Hollywood movies with the occassional British one thrown it. And to be honest it is annoying as there is nothing like watching a movie from another country and personally I love Italian movies as they can have the most amazingly powerful storylines yet are so beautifully crafted on a visual perspective.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
13 Sep 11
I had the chance to watch some Italian movies while I was living in Italy. Most of those movies aren't available in Denmark, the only Italian movie that I have seen here is "Life is beautiful". Movies from other European countries are also hard to find, and I think that is a pity because it could have been interesting to watch movies from other parts of Europe.
@rafiholmes (2898)
• Malaysia
11 Sep 11
in my country..malaysia..movies are extremely lousy..and dull..some people like it..but the production quality and screenplay is lousy to the max..only movies from the 50s or 60s are proper movies here ..(well made,well written ,good production value etc).. but we have good actress ,Michele Yeoh (crouching tiger hidden dragon),James Wan(SAW),, good asian movies are mainly from hong kong, Korea,japan, (some can come from China,Taiwan) rarely from India..due to extensive singing and dancing..making it just an illogical movie all over, even more rare is persian..indonesian movies that are up to international standard..but sometimes theres is some..from there. Thai..nowadays pick up fast in providing good quality movie that people outside asia can sit down for hours to watch..following the footseps of HongKOng,japan,korea,china,taiwan standard in quality internationaly viewable films.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
13 Sep 11
I have never seen a movie from Malaysia. It is not easy to find movies from Asia in my country, but the ones that I have seen have been from South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. I have also seen one movie from Thailand. I liked the movies from South Korea and Japan and I would to watch more movies from those countries. I noticed that the movies that are available in my country are from the countries that you mentioned when you wrote about good Asian movies, but there are still very few Asian movies here compared to American movies.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
11 Sep 11
Most movies here in Sweden are national with our native tongue and in English. I like to watch movies in English, French, German and other languages when there is a subtitle translated into Swedish or English.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
13 Sep 11
My husband has seen many Swedish movies for instanse the ones with Beck and Wallander, but his favourite Swedish movies are the movies that are built on the books by Stieg Larsson. Every once in a while the Danish theaters show a Swedish movie, but Danish and American movies are much more common. What is it like in Sweden? Do you do the theaters show Danish movies?
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
11 Sep 11
Yes Porco, foreign movies are quite popular in my country, too. In fact, i likes to watch both local and foreign movies. But, most of the time i prefer to watch movies from American, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. It is interesting to watch foreign movies, since i loves to watch the difference scenery of each filming areas. So far, i haven't seen any Danish movie yet. In fact, i think i haven't came across any movie from your country in my area here yet. Do the movie from your country have any translation include with it? If got, i would like to watch them, too...
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
13 Sep 11
I have seen a site where it is possible to buy Danish movies with English subtitles, but I don't know if it is possible to watch Danish movies with English subtitles online. There are many kinds of Danish movies: Comedies, dramas, horror movies etc. My husband and I often watch some Danish films called "The Olsen gang", and I think that they are pretty funny, but I am not sure if they have been translated. I also think that it is interesting to watch foreign movies because that gives me the chance to watch the scenery and learn more about other cultures/ countries.
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
11 Sep 11
Yes, I love to watch foreign films too- it's also quite popular here, we mostly have Asian and American. But I also watch local ones but only sometimes. Yes, I agree, it is nice seeing foreign movies since we can know about their culture and their beautiful places there too.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
12 Sep 11
I hope to watch more movies from Asia in the future. I think that could be interesting and I like to learn more about the other countries and cultures that way. When I am trying to learn a new language I also use movies sometimes, because movies give me the chance to listen to the pronounciation and learn new words. Sometimes I also watch Danish movies, but I often find foreign movies more interesting.
@youless (85227)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Sep 11
Here I think that the foreign movies are much more popular than the local Chinese movies. I also like to watch foreign movies, especially Hollywood movies from USA. The foreign movies such as Transformers, Harry Potter, Avatar etc. all have an amazing selling. People enjoy the big budget movies which has high-tech, movie stars and so on. I love China
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
11 Sep 11
American movies are very popular in my country as well. Close to my home there is a gas station where we are able to rent movies, there are a few Danish movies, but the rest of the movies are American. I think that most young people prefer the American movies, but the older generation like the old Danish movies (romantic comedies that usually take place at a farm) I have never watched a Chinese movie, but I would like to watch one, because I am interested in movies from other countries.
@arya007 (306)
• Tirupathi, India
10 Sep 11
i am from India and we like to watch local movies than the foreign movies.here in India there is a great language problem,so we are unable to see the foreign movies.that's it.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
11 Sep 11
In my country it is not a problem to watch foreign movies because subtitles are very common. In the cinema I have have only seen one movie without subtitles. Most people in my country are able to understand English, but American movies still have subtitles. Movies from other countries are less common, but they also have subtitles in my country, so we are always able to understand the foreign movies.