Language learning isn’t just memorizing wordlists or grammar drills but also understanding a new culture.  Here are a bunch of movies to get you started.  Links go to IMDB pages :

German:

Das Leben der Anderen

Goodbye Lenin!

Auf der anderen Seite

Gegen die Wand

Das Boot
Chinese:

Last Train Home

Devils on the Doorstep

Yi Yi

Shaolin Soccer
Japanese:

Paprika

My Neighbor Totoro

Tampopo

Spirited Away
Spanish:

Pan’s Labyrinth

El Secreto de sus Ojos

 

French:

Amélie

Delicatessen

Three Rolors: Blue

Three Colors: Red

 

Polish:

Three Colors: White

 

Let me know of more films to add to the list.

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