Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Winners

Foreign Film

The best foreign language film Golden Globe winners have come from many countries since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) started recognizing outstanding achievements in the category in 1950. The Golden Globe Awards, held every year in January to honor films from the previous year, have raised more than $10.5 million for entertainment related charities since 1996, along with funding educational programs for aspiring television and film professionals.

Foreign Language Film Golden Globes

The award was known as Best Foreign Film until 1987 when the title of the award became Best Foreign Language Film to permit American films in foreign languages to qualify in the category and allow foreign films in English to be eligible for the Best Motion Picture award. The United Kingdom has won the highest number of awards in this category, taking home seven Golden Globes since the awards' inception.

List of Golden Globe Winners for Best Foreign Film

  • 1950 The Bicycle Thief
  • 1951 The Walls of Malapaga
  • 1952 Rashomon
  • 1953 The White Reindeer
  • 1955 Twenty Four Eyes / No Way Back / The Lady of the Camellias / Genevieve
  • 1956 Ordet / Stella / Sons, Mothers, and a General / Eyes of Children / Dangerous Curves
  • 1957 Before Sundown / The Girl in Black / Richard III / Roses on the Arm / War and Peace / The White Reindeer
  • 1958 Confessions of Felix Krull / Tizoc / Woman in a Dressing Gown / Yellow Crow
  • 1959 Die Brücke
  • 1960 Black Orpheus
  • 1961 The Virgin Spring
  • 1962 Through a Glass Darkly
  • 1963 Sundays and Cybele
  • 1964
  • 1965 Girl with Green Eyes / Matrimonio all'italiana / Sallah Shabati
  • 1965 Juliet of the Spirits
  • 1966 A Man and a Woman
  • 1967 Live for Life
  • 1968 War and Peace
  • 1969 Z
  • 1970 Rider on the Rain
  • 1971 The Policeman
  • 1972 The Emigrants /The New Land
  • 1973 The Pedestrian
  • 1974 Scenes from a Marriage
  • 1975 Lies My Father Told Me
  • 1976 Face to Face
  • 1977 A Special Day
  • 1978 Autumn Sonata
  • 1979 Birds of a Feather
  • 1980 Tess
  • 1981 Chariots of Fire
  • 1982 Gandhi
  • 1983 Fanny and Alexander
  • 1984 A Passage to India
  • 1985 The Official Story
  • 1986 The Assault
  • 1987 My Life as a Dog
  • 1988 Pelle the Conqueror
  • 1989 Cinema Paradiso
  • 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac
  • 1991 Europa Europa
  • 1992 Indochine
  • 1993 Farewell My Concubine
  • 1994 Farinelli
  • 1995 Les Misérables
  • 1996 Kolya
  • 1997 My Life in Pink
  • 1998 Central Station
  • 1999 All About My Mother
  • 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 2001 No Man's Land
  • 2002 Talk to Her
  • 2003 Osama
  • 2004 The Sea Inside
  • 2005 Paradise Now
  • 2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
  • 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • 2008 Waltz with Bashir
  • 2009 The White Ribbon
  • 2010 In a Better World
  • 2011 A Separation

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The increase in overseas film production over the past 20 years has made this Golden Globes category one of the most fiercely competitive. Because the long ceremony is the only televised awards show with free-flowing alcoholic beverages, it is a favorite of both participants and television watchers as the atmosphere is casual and spontaneous. The show now has the honor of being one of the three most-watched award shows on television, along with the Oscars and Emmys.

Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe Winners