Top Foreign Comedies movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Volver on DVD Volver
Synopsis
In acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's engaging fantasy, a woman revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region of Spain -- in spectral form -- to resolve problems that she couldn't settle during her lifetime.
Cast
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Carmen Maura, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Leandro Rivera
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Amelie on DVD Amelie
Synopsis
When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she's inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Clotilde Mollet, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Kung Fu Hustle on DVD Kung Fu Hustle
Synopsis
Sing (Stephen Chow) is a mobster in 1940s China who longs to be as cool as the formally clad Axe Gang, a band of killers who rule Hong Kong's streets. But Sing is so awkward he can't possibly aspire to be one of them, so he does the next best thing: pretend. His shenanigans, unfortunately, land him in a barrel of trouble with everyone, including the unassuming farmers who till the land, setting off fireworks of massive proportions.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Yuen Qui, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Leung Siu Lung, Dong Zhi Hua, Chiu Chi-ling, Yu Xing, Lam Chi Chung
Director
Director
Stephen Chow
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, Martial Arts, Cantonese Language, Hong Kong
Rent The Intouchables on DVD The Intouchables
Synopsis
Based on a true story, a quadriplegic aristocrat's world is turned upside down when he hires a good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. The unlikely duo overcomes adversity of every flavor as they shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other.
Cast
Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Gregoire Oestermann, Joséphine de Meaux, Marie-Laure Descoureaux, Cyril Mendy
Director
Director
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent All About My Mother on DVD All About My Mother
Synopsis
Manuela leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son's accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun.
Cast
Cast
Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Toni Cantó, Eloy Azorín
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Spain, Foreign Must-See, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Spanish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Triplets of Belleville on DVD The Triplets of Belleville
Synopsis
When her grandson, Champion, is kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her dog set out to save him. Along the way, they meet an eccentric female singing trio called "The Triplets of Belleville" who might be able to help.
Cast
Cast
Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Charles Linton, Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau
Director
Director
Sylvain Chomet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Animation for Grown-ups, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, France
Rent Good Bye, Lenin! on DVD Good Bye, Lenin!
Synopsis
Alex's mother falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. But when she wakes up months later, she's too weak to withstand shock -- so Alex goes to great lengths to keep the truth about her country's reform a secret.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas, Alexander Beyer, Michael Gwisdek, Burghart Klaussner
Director
Director
Wolfgang Becker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Political Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent Paris, Je T'aime on DVD Paris, Je T'aime
Synopsis
Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme: love in the City of Lights. Natalie Portman captures the heart of a blind student, Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe, and more.
Cast
Cast
Marianne Faithfull, Steve Buscemi, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Ben Gazzara, Gena Rowlands, Gérard Depardieu, Margo Martindale
Director
Director
Olivier Assayas, Frederic Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Bread and Tulips on DVD Bread and Tulips
Synopsis
A cosseted, unhappy housewife (Licia Maglietta) who's taken for granted by her philandering, self-centered husband (Antonio Catania) finds "bella fortuna" when she hitchhikes to Venice and starts to construct a brand-new life for herself.
Cast
Cast
Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Marina Massironi, Felice Andreasi, Antonio Catania, Vitalba Andrea
Director
Director
Silvio Soldini
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Italian Language
Rent Priceless on DVD Priceless
Synopsis
Irène, who makes a fortune sweet-talking rich men, puts the moves on klutzy Jean, unaware that he's just a hotel bartender. But by the time she realizes her mistake, Jean is hopelessly smitten with her.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jacques Spiesser, Annelise Hesme, Charlotte Vermeil, Claudine Baschet
Director
Director
Pierre Salvadori
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Antonia's Line on DVD Antonia's Line
Synopsis
Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.
Cast
Cast
Willeke Van Ammelroy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Marina De Graaf, Mil Seghers, Dora van der Groen
Director
Director
Marleen Gorris
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Dutch Language, Netherlands, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Dinner Game on DVD The Dinner Game
Synopsis
Writer-director Francis Veber's clever comedy shadows a group of French intellectuals who gather each Wednesday night for a dinner game, in which the challenge is to bring along the most idiotic guest. Pierre (Thierry Lhermitte) thinks he's found a ringer in François (Jacques Villeret), a civil servant whose passion is making architectural models out of matchsticks. But Pierre gets more than he bargained for when François becomes his houseguest.
Cast
Cast
Thierry Lhermitte, Daniel Prévost, Francis Huster, Jacques Villeret
Director
Director
Francis Veber
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, Foreign Must-See, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Shaolin Soccer on DVD Shaolin Soccer
Synopsis
A down-on-his-luck ex-soccer player, injured during a rigged match, joins forces with a former monk to assemble an unlikely team of players -- the monk's awkward Shaolin brothers -- harnessing the discipline and power of kung fu.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Chow, Man Tat Ng, Wei Zhao, Yin Tse, Hui Li, Cecilia Cheung, Karen Mok, Vincent Kok, Yut Fei Wong, Kai Man Tin, Chi Chung Lam
Director
Director
Stephen Chow
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Action Comedies, Martial Arts, Soccer, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, Cantonese Language, Hong Kong
Rent L'Auberge Espagnole on DVD L'Auberge Espagnole
Synopsis
When a Frenchman signs on to become an exchange student and learn Spanish so he can land a coveted job, he heads to Barcelona and moves in with a host of other young Europeans who help him discover how to enjoy life.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Judith Godreche, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Kelly Reilly, Cristina Brondo, Federico D'Anna, Barnaby Metschurat, Kevin Bishop, Xavier De Guillebon, Iddo Goldberg, Olivier Raynal, Christian Pagh
Director
Director
Cédric Klapisch
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Eat Drink Man Woman on DVD Eat Drink Man Woman
Synopsis
Distracted by their complicated love lives and secret ambitions, three adult sisters reluctantly humor their widower father (Sihung Lung) by enduring the elaborate, traditional Taiwanese dinners he insists on having every Sunday. Ang Lee directs this charming tale that humorously examines the clash between modernity and tradition within the contemporary Taiwanese family. Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu and Kuei-Mei Yang co-star.
Cast
Cast
Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chao-jung Chen, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Yu Chen, Ah Lei Gua, Chi-Der Hong, Gin-Ming Hsu, Huel-Yi Lin, Shih-Jay Lin, Chin-Cheng Lu
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Mandarin Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Cheeky! on DVD Cheeky!
Synopsis
Italian director Tinto Brass has often been compared to American auteur Russ Meyer for his artfully erotic sex romps, but unlike Meyer, who's obsessed with breasts, Brass focuses his attention on another part of the female anatomy -- the derriere. When the lovely (and scantily clad) Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) arrives in London to look for a flat to share with her Venetian boyfriend, men and women alike fall for her considerable charms.
Cast
Cast
Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi, Max Parodi, Mauro Lorenz, Leila Carli, Vittorio Attene, Antonio Salines, Chiara Gobbato, Remo Pizzaroni, Mauro Sangiorgi, Alberto Passone
Director
Director
Tinto Brass
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Comedies, Italian Language, Italy
Rent The Band's Visit on DVD The Band's Visit
Synopsis
When an Egyptian police brass band travels to Israel to play at the opening of an Arab arts center, the group ends up abandoned and lost in a remote desert town, igniting a charming cross-cultural comedy. Defying expectations, the tiny Israeli community embraces the musicians, and both the Egyptians and the locals learn a few things about one another -- and themselves. This witty foreign-language film nabbed the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.
Cast
Cast
Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Ahuva Keren, Rubi Moskovitz, Khalifa Natour, Hilla Sarjon
Director
Director
Eran Kolirin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Israel, Hebrew Language, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Delicatessen on DVD Delicatessen
Synopsis
Gentle clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) moves into a tenement with a deli on the ground floor and falls for the butcher's daughter, Julie (Marie-Laure Dougnac). But it's soon discovered that her father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) is really butchering people (à la Sweeney Todd) and selling the meat to tenants. At a crossroads, Julie must decide whether to remain loyal to her father or expose him to save Louison from becoming the next entrée.
Cast
Cast
Pascal Benezech, Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado, Anne-Marie Pisani
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Love Is All You Need on DVD Love Is All You Need
Synopsis
Pierce Brosnan stars in this romantic comedy about several people in Sorrento, Italy, searching for love and dealing with jealousy, passion, romance and loneliness as they struggle to change their lives for the better.
Cast
Cast
Trine Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Sebastian Jessen, Christiane Schaumburg-Müller, Bodil Jørgensen
Director
Director
Susanne Bier
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Danish Language, Scandinavia
Rent My Life as a Dog on DVD My Life as a Dog
Synopsis
This Oscar-nominated gem offers an honest depiction of the often-confusing nature of childhood. Shipped off to live with his uncle for the summer, 12-year-old Ingmar finds unexpected adventures with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. These experiences give him the strength to accept his life and eventually enjoy childhood.
Cast
Cast
Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén , Melinda Kinnaman, Kicki Rundgren, Lennart Hjulström
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Scandinavia, Foreign Comedies, Tearjerkers, Swedish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent The Valet on DVD The Valet
Synopsis
Unassuming valet François (Gad Elmaleh) must pretend to be the beau of beautiful supermodel Elena (Alice Taglioni) when the paparazzi snaps him with the woman and her real lover, Pierre (Daniel Auteuil), a married business executive, in this merry farce. To trick his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) and save his marriage, Pierre pays François to feign a romance with Elena -- but hilarious, unexpected consequences ensue.
Cast
Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Auteuil, Philippe Magnan, Virginie Ledoyen, Richard Berry, Alice Taglioni, Patrick Mille, Gad Elmaleh
Director
Director
Francis Veber
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, French Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Molière on DVD Molière
Synopsis
Stuck in jail, the brilliant French playwright Molière is sprung by a wealthy man who wants to employ the writer's talents to seduce a young widow. Molière must work disguised as a priest, compounding the confusion in this clever period comedy.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Valette, Gonzague Montuel
Director
Director
Laurent Tirard
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language
Rent Divided We Fall on DVD Divided We Fall
Synopsis
In Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Josef and Marie Cizek grudgingly agree to shelter David, a Jewish concentration camp escapee, in their tiny apartment. When Josef takes a job with a Nazi collaborator to ease suspicion, mayhem consumes the household. Filled with pungent humor and universal truths about the fragility of the human condition, director Jan Hrebejk's poignant film skirts a fine line between comedy and tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Bolek Polívka, Anna Siskova, Csongor Kassai, Jaroslav Dusek, Martin Huba, Jiri Pecha, Simona Stasova
Director
Director
Jan Hrebejk
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Czech Language, Foreign Comedies, Judaica, Czech Republic, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Ushpizin on DVD Ushpizin
Synopsis
Downtrodden Moshe and his wife are given a sum to help prepare for the holy holiday of Succoth and end up hosting two unannounced guests (rather, escaped prisoners) in this humorous take on orthadox Jews living in modern Israel. The couple must deal with their boorish visitors -- who reveal Moshe's not-so-holy past -- while upholding their faith. The film's writer, Shuli Rand, stars alongside his real-life wife, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand.
Cast
Cast
Shuli Rand, Michal Bat-Sheva Rand, Shaul Mizrahi, Ilan Ganani, Avraham Abutboul, Yonathan Danino, Daniel Dayan, Michael Vaigel, Daniel Rand, Yizhak Levkovits
Director
Director
Giddi Dar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Israel, Hebrew Language
Rent The Legend of Drunken Master on DVD The Legend of Drunken Master
Synopsis
Jackie Chan returns in the sequel to the film that made him famous. To battle a group of smugglers, dutiful son Fei-Hung must use his patented "Drunken Boxing" fighting style, in which a swig of alcohol empowers him to kick some baddie butt.
Cast
Cast
Jackie Chan, Lung Ti, Anita Mui, Felix Wong, Chia-Liang Liu, Ken Lo, Kar Lok Chin, Ho-Sung Pak, Chi-Kwong Cheung, Yee Son Hon
Director
Director
Chia-Liang Liu
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Martial Arts, Action Comedies, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Comedies, Cantonese Language, Hong Kong
Rent The Perfect Crime on DVD The Perfect Crime
Synopsis
Rafael, a top department store salesman with his pick of the comely female staff, thinks he has the perfect life -- that is, until a rivalry with co-worker Don Antonio, the one salesgirl Rafael has hitherto spurned, comes to his aid but at a price. Álex de la Iglesia's hilarious crime caper nabbed six nominations for Spain's Goya Awards.
Cast
Cast
Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, Luis Varela, Enrique Villén, Fernando Tejero, Kira Miro, Montse Mostaza, Rosario Pardo
Director
Director
Álex de la Iglesia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent JCVD on DVD JCVD
Synopsis
Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself in this comic action film. While visiting his family at home in Belgium, Van Damme is caught in the middle of a robbery, and the cops think the aging star has snapped and pulled the job himself.
Cast
Cast
Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem, Karim Belkhadra, Jean-François Wolff, Anne Paulicevich
Director
Director
Mabrouk El Mechri
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, French Language, Belgium
Rent The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie on DVD The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Synopsis
In Luis Buñuel's deliciously satiric, Oscar-winning masterpiece, an upper-class sextet (Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Stéphane Audran, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Cassel) sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts repeatedly thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. Perhaps his greatest film, Buñuel's absurdist view of the upper class is a timeless satire about consumerism and class privilege.
Cast
Cast
Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Julien Bertheau, Milena Vukotic
Director
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Calvary on DVD Calvary
Synopsis
An anonymous man comes to Father James in confession and vows to kill him in one week, simply because the priest is himself a good man. The father spends the week contemplating good and evil, viewing his small Irish community with new eyes.
Cast
Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josée Croze
Director
Director
John Michael McDonagh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Micmacs on DVD Micmacs
Synopsis
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes a satirical look at the global arms trade with this comedy starring Dany Boon as Bazil, who rallies his friends to take down the weapons manufacturers responsible for his father's death.
Cast
Cast
Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau, Julie Ferrier, Omar Sy, Dominique Pinon, Michel Crémadès
Director
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent My Afternoons with Margueritte on DVD My Afternoons with Margueritte
Synopsis
An illiterate handyman named Germain (Gérard Depardieu) befriends Margueritte (Gisèle Casadesus), a highly educated 95-year-old woman. The two couldn't be more different, with the oafish Germain bewildered by the literature that gives Margueritte such pleasure. Slowly the two form an unusual and intense bond, leading them to a greater understanding of their place in the world, and in each other's lives.
Cast
Cast
Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Patrick Bouchitey, Jean-François Stévenin, François-Xavier Demaison, Claire Maurier, Sophie Guillemin, Mélanie Bernier
Director
Director
Jean Becker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Elling on DVD Elling
Synopsis
After leaving the confining but protective walls of an institution, mentally challenged friends Elling and Kjell move into an apartment together and try to create a life for themselves in the outside world.
Cast
Cast
Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle, Per Christensen, Hilde Olausson, Ola Otnes, Eli Anne Linnestad
Director
Director
Petter Naess
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Norwegian Language, Scandinavia, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Love Punch on DVD The Love Punch
Synopsis
Richard and Kate might be divorced, but they still share a retirement nest egg. So when it goes missing, they go after the financier they hold responsible by staging a heist on the Côte d'Azur.
Cast
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin, Laurent Lafitte, Tuppence Middleton
Director
Director
Joel Hopkins
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Art House
Rent My Best Friend on DVD My Best Friend
Synopsis
So single-minded is antiques dealer François Coste (Daniel Auteuil) that he's failed to make a single friend over the years -- a point his business partner (Julie Gayet) is willing to wager on. With a prized Greek vase at stake, Coste must find a best pal in 10 days or pay up. The arrogant Parisian turns to a gregarious, lowbrow taxi driver (Dany Boon) to teach him how to make friends in this buddy movie (without the buddy) from Patrice Leconte.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, Julie Gayet, Dany Boon, Henri Garcin, Jacques Spiesser, Marie Pillet, Marie Mergey, Elisabeth Bourgine
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Footnote on DVD Footnote
Synopsis
Long-buried tensions erupt in this witty drama, which follows the strained relationship between a reserved Talmudic scholar and his ambitious son -- both professors at the same university -- when the father wins a prestigious award the son covets.
Cast
Cast
Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack, Micah Lewesohn, Nevo Kimchi, Yuval Scharf, Daniel Markovich
Director
Director
Joseph Cedar
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Indie Dramas, Indie Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Hebrew Language, Israel
Rent The Girl from Paris on DVD The Girl from Paris
Synopsis
Fed up with city life, Sandrine (Mathilde Seigner) decides to flee Paris and live out her dream of becoming a farmer. It's love at first sight when she comes across a farmstead on the Vercors plateau, which she takes over from the cantankerous farming veteran Adrien (Michel Serrault). Sandrine is as confident she can run the farm by herself as Adrien is skeptical; the trials of the oncoming winter will prove them both wrong.
Cast
Cast
Mathilde Seigner, Michel Serrault, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Frédéric Pierrot, Marc Berman, Francoise Bette, Christophe Rossignon, Roland Chalosse
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on DVD Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Synopsis
After being dumped by her lover, Iván (Fernando Guillén), Pepa (Carmen Maura) finds her life -- and the lives of those around her -- spiraling out of control in this madcap farce from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. As Pepa tries to contact Iván, her friend Candela (María Barranco) reveals her involvement with a terrorist, Iván's wife visits with loaded guns, and Iván is about to board a plane that Candela's boyfriend plans to hijack.
Cast
Cast
Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco, Kiti Mánver, Guillermo Montesinos, Chus Lampreave, Yayo Calvo, Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Spanish Language, Spain, Foreign Classics
Rent Youth on DVD Youth
Synopsis
On vacation in the Alps, two friends on the verge of turning 80 look to each other for support as both rush to face potentially momentous career landmarks, realizing that time is no longer on their side.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda
Director
Director
Paolo Sorrentino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Comedies
Rent Paris on DVD Paris
Synopsis
As Pierre (Romain Duris), a young cabaret dancer sidelined by a heart condition, awaits a risky transplant surgery, he and his sister, Élise (Juliette Binoche), closely watch the streets of Paris, their lives gradually intersecting with a diverse array of strangers. Written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, this visually striking tribute to the City of Lights co-stars Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel and François Cluzet.
Cast
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Albert Dupontel, François Cluzet, Karin Viard, Gilles Lellouche, Mélanie Laurent, Zinedine Soualem, Julie Ferrier
Director
Director
Cédric Klapisch
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Indie Romance, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, French Language, France
Rent Italian for Beginners on DVD Italian for Beginners
Synopsis
Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.
Cast
Cast
Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Stovelbaek, Peter Gantzler, Ann Eleonora Jorgensen, Lars Kaalund, Karen-Lise Mynster, Elsebeth Steentoft, Sara Indrio Jensen, Bent Mejding, Claus Gerving, Carlo Barsotti
Director
Director
Lone Scherfig
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Scandinavia, Danish Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Caramel on DVD Caramel
Synopsis
A Lebanese beauty salon is the setting for this romantic comedy about five women and the various troubles they face, with director Nadine Labaki leading the cast as the shop's owner, Layale, who's heartbroken from a foundering affair.
Cast
Cast
Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Adel Karam, Sihame Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Fatmeh Safa, Dimitri Staneofski, Fadia Stella
Director
Director
Nadine Labaki
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Middle East
Rent Elsa & Fred on DVD Elsa & Fred
Synopsis
After his wife dies, reserved septuagenarian Alfredo (Manuel Alexandre) moves into a small Madrid apartment, where sparks fly with his neighbor Elsa (China Zorrilla), a fiery 82-year-old widow who christens him "Fred." Elsa's wild insouciance lures Fred into a whirlwind romance -- and a celebration of life -- in this award-winning romantic comedy from Spain and Argentina.
Cast
Cast
Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, Jose Angel Egido, Omar Muñoz, Roberto Carnaghi, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Gonzalo Urtizberéa, Fanny Gautier
Director
Director
Marcos Carnevale
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Argentina, Foreign Romance, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent 3 Idiots on DVD 3 Idiots
Synopsis
While attending one of India's premier colleges, miserable engineering students and best friends Rancho (Aamir Khan), Farhan (Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi) struggle to beat their school's draconian system, which, in their eyes, unfairly values grades over creativity. Loosely based on Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel <i>Five Point Someone</i>, this entertaining Bollywood comedy also stars Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani.
Cast
Cast
Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Boman Irani, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi
Director
Director
Rajkumar Hirani
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, India, Bollywood, Foreign Comedies, Hindi Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Tiger and the Snow on DVD The Tiger and the Snow
Synopsis
Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni stars as a romantic poet who vows to follow his love (Benigni's real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi) to the ends of the earth -- even if that means going to Iraq at the dawn of the American invasion. Borrowing a bit from the plot of Benigni's Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful, this whimsical comedy presents a world in which all camps are absurd. French actor Jean Reno co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits, Emilia Fox, Jonah Lotan, Noah Margetts, Giuseppe Battiston, Alexis Conran, Andrea Renzi
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Italy, Italian Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Wild Tales on DVD Wild Tales
Synopsis
Threading together six independent narratives, this cathartic compendium provides a meditation on the bruising blows of everyday life as all the characters are pushed beyond their thresholds of restraint in merrily pernicious ways.
Cast
Cast
Liliana Ackerman
Director
Director
Damián Szifron
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Spanish Language
Rent CJ7 on DVD CJ7
Synopsis
Dicky (Jiao Xu) yearns for the hottest new toy -- a robotic dog -- but his poor father (Stephen Chow) gives him a strange, green ball he found in a junkyard instead. Turns out the unassuming present is actually an alien endowed with unearthly powers. Is Dicky ready for the responsibility of a pet that's capable of granting his every whim? Chow also directs, lending his off-kilter sensibility to this fable about being careful what you wish for.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Chow, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, Jiao Xu, Chi Chung Lam, Shing-Cheung Lee, Wen Xue Yao, Min Hun Fung, Yong Hua Han, Yu Lei, Huang Lei
Director
Director
Stephen Chow
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Comedies, Cantonese Language, Hong Kong, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Rudo y Cursi on DVD Rudo y Cursi
Synopsis
Stuck working on a banana ranch, two super competitive soccer-playing brothers dream of getting off the farm and finding stardom: Beto as a pro goalie and Toto as a singer -- but it might break their bond of brotherhood.
Cast
Cast
Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolorès Heredia, Adriana Paz, Jessica Mas, Salvador Zerboni, Tania Esmeralda Aguilar, Axel Ricco
Director
Director
Carlos Cuarón
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Sports Dramas, Soccer, Mexico, Spanish Language, Foreign Comedies
Rent Divorce, Italian Style on DVD Divorce, Italian Style
Synopsis
Marcello Mastroianni stars as Ferdinando, a self-centered nobleman who's facing a midlife crisis and has lost all interest in his wife. But there's no divorce in 1960s Italy, so he devises an elaborate scheme for another man to seduce his wife. That would, under Italian law, allow him to kill her with impunity in defense of his honor. Highlights include the fantasy murders Ferdinando imagines as he pursues his goal.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Odoardo Spadaro, Margherita Girelli, Angela Cardile, Lando Buzzanca, Peitro Tordi, Ugo Torrente, Antonio Acqua, Bianca Castagnetta, Edy Nogara, Renato Pinciroli, Daniela Igliozzi
Director
Director
Pietro Germi
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Italy, Foreign Must-See, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent Wasabi on DVD Wasabi
Synopsis
When a French detective is summoned to Japan to attend his former flame's funeral, he discovers that she left him a daughter he never knew about, $200 million in stolen yakuza money and ... a pack of mob assassins on his tail.
Cast
Cast
Jean Reno, Ryoko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet, Yoshi Oida, Christian Sinniger, Alexandre Brik, Jean-Marc Montalto, Ludovic Berthillot, Yan Epstein, Michel Scourneau
Director
Director
Gerard Krawczyk
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Action & Adventure, France, French Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Day for Night on DVD Day for Night
Synopsis
Francois Truffaut's lavish dramedy about a film production is a case of life imitating art, with Truffaut playing a director and his most important actor in real life (Jean-Pierre Leaud) portraying Jacqueline Bisset's immature co-star. A thrilling sequence set to music by Georges Delerue celebrates the art of filmmaking as seen from an editor's perspective. It's enough to make you want to shoot your own film!
Cast
Cast
Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean Champion, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Nike Arrighi, Nathalie Baye
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, France, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Classics, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Must-See, French Language, The Criterion Collection, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Le Havre on DVD Le Havre
Synopsis
This comedic drama relates the poignant tale of a young immigrant African boy arriving destitute in the French port of Le Havre, where he's eventually taken under the wing of a former Bohemian writer who now chooses to shine shoes for a living.
Cast
Cast
André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Blondin Miguel, Elina Salo, Evelyne Didi
Director
Director
Aki Kaurismaki
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent 8 Women on DVD 8 Women
Synopsis
A family Christmas gathering is disturbed by the patriarch's murder in director Francois Ozon's comedic crime mystery. Among the suspects are high-society matron Gaby (Catherine Deneuve), her mother-in-law, Mamy (Danielle Darrieux) and her sister, Augustine (Isabelle Huppert). They're among the eight women trapped in the snow-bound house. This musical whodunit explores each woman's motive for the crime while they try to uncover the killer.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard, Dominique Lamure
Director
Director
François Ozon
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Musicals, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Concert on DVD The Concert
Synopsis
Russian maestro Andrey seizes a chance to reunite his orchestra and reclaim his life 30 years after politics destroyed his career. After intercepting an invitation sent to the Bolshoi, he gathers a ragtag band of ex-colleagues to realize his dream.
Cast
Cast
Aleksey Guskov, Dmitri Nazarov, Mélanie Laurent, François Berléand, Miou-Miou, Valeriy Barinov, Lionel Abelanski, Laurent Bateau, Anna Kamenkova, Aleksandr Komissarov
Director
Director
Radu Mihaileanu
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, France, French Language
Rent Where Do We Go Now? on DVD Where Do We Go Now?
Synopsis
While their men fight a remote sectarian war, the women of a Lebanese village -- one hemmed in by minefields -- band together to denounce the clash of Islamic and Christian beliefs that sustains the war and threatens to poison their own community.
Cast
Cast
Claude Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Antoinette Noufaily, Julian Farhat, Ali Haidar, Kevin Abboud, Petra Saghbini, Mostafa Al Sakka
Director
Director
Nadine Labaki
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Arabic Language
Rent The Edukators on DVD The Edukators
Synopsis
Peter (Stipe Erceg), Jan (Daniel Brühl) and Jule (Julia Jentsch) -- a trio of anticapitalist radicals who call themselves the Edukators -- rankle Germany's elite by breaking into mansions, rearranging the possessions and leaving menacing messages that warn of an impending class war. But when Jule leaves her cell phone behind and they return to the scene to retrieve it, an unexpected visitor forces them to improvise.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaussner, Peer Martiny, Petra Zieser, Laura Schmidt, Sebastian Butz, Oliver Brocker, Knut Berger, Hanns Zischler, Claudio Caiolo, Bernhard Bettermann, Sylvia Haider, Claudia Jakobshagen
Director
Director
Hans Weingartner
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Schultze Gets the Blues on DVD Schultze Gets the Blues
Synopsis
Schultze, a reserved, retired man living in Teutschenthal, Germany, finds his life of visiting pubs, fishing and playing traditional polka music on his accordion forever changed by a visit to Louisiana.
Cast
Cast
Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl Fred Muller, Ursula Schucht, Hannelore Schubert, Erwin Meinicke, Hans Hohmann, Siegfried Zimmermann, Wolfgang Boos, Leo Fischer, Loni Frank, Elke Rummler, Rosemarie Deibel, Marylu Poolman
Director
Director
Michael Schorr
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Apres Vous on DVD Apres Vous
Synopsis
A man's life changes forever with one selfless act in this romantic comedy. After stopping Louis (Jose Garcia) from committing suicide, well-meaning waiter Antoine (Daniel Auteuil) begins to feel responsible for the depressed man. Continuing to play Good Samaritan, Antoine decides to help Louis win back his ex-girlfriend, Blanche (Sandrine Kiberlain). But the do-gooder doesn't foresee the earth-shattering effect that Blanche will have on him.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Auteuil, José Garcia, Sandrine Kiberlain, Maryline Canto, Michele Moretti, Garance Clavel, Fabio Zenoni, Jocelyne Desverchère, Didier Menin, Jean-Claude Lecas, Ange Ruze, Andree Tainsy, Caroline Brunner
Director
Director
Pierre Salvadori
Genres
Genres
Foreign, France, French Language, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! on DVD Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Synopsis
When a disturbed young man (Antonio Banderas) kidnaps and ties up a porn queen (Victoria Abril), a psychological power play ensues, with both serious sex and offbeat laughs in director Pedro Almod&#243;var's typically bizarre look at relationships.
Cast
Cast
Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Francisco Rabal, Lola Cardona, Montse G. Romeu, Rossy de Palma
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Look at Me on DVD Look at Me
Synopsis
This unusual comedy catches its characters at various moments of loneliness, identity crisis and despair. Marilou Berry plays Lolita Cassard, a young woman disgusted with the world's seeming inability to accept beauty in all forms. Her neglectful father, Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants so badly to have someone to love, and when they meet up with the equally lost Sylvia (Agn&#232;s Jaoui) and Pierre (Laurent Gr&#233;vill), all hell breaks loose.
Cast
Cast
Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Grévill, Virginie Desarnauts, Keine Bouhiza, Gregoire Oestermann, Serge Riaboukine, Michele Moretti, Jean-Pierre Lazzerini, Jacques Boko
Director
Director
Agnès Jaoui
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, Foreign Dramas, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Potiche on DVD Potiche
Synopsis
In this social comedy, Suzanne's husband has a heart attack and she must take charge of the umbrella factory he manages. The resulting clashes between the genteel Suzanne and the Marxist union boss generate plenty of riotous class conflict.
Cast
Cast
Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godreche, Jérémie Renier, Sergi López , Evelyne Dandry
Director
Director
François Ozon
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Political Comedies, France, French Language
Rent What Have I Done to Deserve This? on DVD What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Synopsis
Pedro Almodovar's dark comedy shines in spite of its occasionally tragic story line. Gloria (Carmen Maura) is a matriarch struggling against her mean husband (Luis Hostalot), two wayward sons (one of whom is a drug dealer) and her grandmother, all of whom live with Gloria in one tiny apartment. Gloria's friendship with a prostitute, Cristal (Ver&#243;nica Forqu&#233;), provides her some relief, and so does the telekinetic upstairs neighbor.
Cast
Cast
Carmen Maura, Ángel de Andrés López, Verónica Forqué, Ryo Hiruma, Luis Hostalot, Juan Martinez, Chus Lampreave, Cecilia Roth, Kiti Mánver
Director
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Man Without a Past on DVD The Man Without a Past
Synopsis
A man (Markku Peltola) who's traveled to Helsinki in search of work gets mugged, loses his memory and is forced to start his life anew. Along the way, he finds love with a woman (Kati Outinen) and discovers values he had never known. Finnish director Aki Kaurism&#228;ki brings us a simple story about people who still know how to be gentle, a film that indicates a fine awareness of tradition in relation to both Finnish and European cinema.
Cast
Cast
Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Juhani Niemela, Kaija Pakarinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Annikki Tahti, Aino Seppo
Director
Director
Aki Kaurismaki
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Scandinavia, Foreign Regions
Rent The Maid on DVD The Maid
Synopsis
When Raquel's (Catalina Saavedra) place in the Valdes family -- for whom she's provided 23 years of maid service -- is threatened after they hire more help, she decides to do something about it in this Golden Globe-nominated comedic drama from director Sebasti&#225;n Silva. Rolling out anything but the red carpet for the new employees, Raquel's juvenile tricks just might work in this examination of loyalty, family dynamics and duty. Claudia Celed&#243;n co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea Garcia-Huidobro, Mariana Loyola, Agustin Silva, Darok Orellana, Sebastian La Rivera, Mercedes Villanueva, Anita Reeves
Director
Director
Sebastián Silva
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Latin America, Spanish Language, Foreign Comedies
Rent Kinamand on DVD Kinamand
Synopsis
In this poignant Danish tale, hapless plumber Keld (Bjarne Henriksen) finds his world crumbling when his wife of 25 years (Charlotte Fich) walks out on him. Dejected, Keld falls into a routine of eating at the local Chinese grill, whose owner offers Keld a sizable sum to wed the man's sister (Vivian Wu) in a marriage of convenience. Will love bloom despite the language barrier and clash of cultures?
Cast
Cast
Bjarne Henriksen, Vivian Wu, Lin Ku Wu, Paw Henriksen, Charlotte Fich, Chapper Kim, Laura Bro, Peder Pedersen, Thomas Gammeltoft, Mathias Sparre-Ulrich
Director
Director
Henrik Ruben Genz
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Danish Language, Scandinavia
Rent Guys and Balls on DVD Guys and Balls
Synopsis
When the guys on Ecki's soccer team find out that he's gay, they kick him off the squad. Determined to best his old teammates, Ecki rounds up a group of gay players -- but they'll need a lot of work to win the big game.
Cast
Cast
Maximilian Brückner, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Dietmar Bar, Saskia Vester, Rolf Zacher, Mariele Millowitsch, David Rott, Christian Berkel, Charly Hübner, Markus John
Director
Director
Sherry Horman
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears on DVD Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Synopsis
An Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this absorbing drama from director Vladimir Menshov centers on three women struggling to establish themselves in Russia's massive, impersonal capital city. Lyudmila, Katya and Antonina are bound by friendship and a shared dream that they will find happiness. Their pursuit of professional and domestic bliss begins in 1958, then jumps ahead 20 years to see how many of their dreams came true.
Cast
Cast
Vera Alentova, Irina Muravyova, Aleksei Batalov, Raisa Ryazanova, Aleksandr Fatyushin
Director
Director
Vladimir Menshov
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Romance, Russian Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Must-See, Russia, French Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Instructions Not Included on DVD Instructions Not Included
Synopsis
When Acapulco playboy Valentín finds a baby girl on his doorstep, he hightails it across the border to locate the infant's mother. But when she proves elusive, Valentín unexpectedly begins to develop feelings for the tot.
Cast
Cast
Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta, Daniel Raymont, Alessandra Rosaldo, Hugo Stiglitz, Arcelia Ramírez, Sammy Pérez, Agustín Bernal, Karla Souza
Director
Director
Eugenio Derbez
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers, Spanish Language, Mexico
Rent Ridicule on DVD Ridicule
Synopsis
Charles Berling stars as a cash-poor nobleman during the reign of Louis XVI. When his village is invaded by mosquitoes, he travels to Versailles to beg for the king's help. But his plans are soon diverted when he's swept into a love triangle. To survive Versailles and solve his problem, he must rely on his wit and smarts. Nominated for a 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Ridicule co-stars Fanny Ardant and Judith Godreche.
Cast
Cast
Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godreche, Bernard Giraudeau, Bernard Dheran, Carlo Brandt, Jacques Mathou, Urbain Cancelier, Albert Delpy, Bruno Zanardi, Marie Pillet, Jacques Roman, Philippe Magnan, Maurice Chevit
Director
Director
Patrice Leconte
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi on DVD Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
Synopsis
Shlomi is a caretaker of everyone in his family, that is, from his feeble grandfather to his sickly older brother and their disgraced father. Shlomi also cooks each family member's favorite meal to keep them on an even keel. Problem is, Shlomi's pretty much invisible to those he cares for -- until a math test at school catches the attention of Shlomi's teacher, who suspects that a unique personality lies behind that dormant facade.
Cast
Cast
Oshri Cohen, Arieh Elias, Esti Zakheim, Aya Steinovitz, Igal Naor
Director
Director
Shemi Zarhin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Israel, Foreign Dramas, Hebrew Language, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The 100-Year-Old Man on DVD The 100-Year-Old Man
Synopsis
Allan Karlsson caps off his long and colorful life by escaping from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. In short order, he comes into a possession of a suitcase stuffed with cash. With his new friend Julius, Allan decides to take it on the lam.
Cast
Cast
Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, Mia Skäringer, Alan Ford, David Wiberg, Jens Hultén, Ralph Carlsson, Sven Lönn, Simon Seppänen, Bianca Cruzeiro
Director
Director
Felix Herngren
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies
Rent The Women on the 6th Floor on DVD The Women on the 6th Floor
Synopsis
When their maid unceremoniously quits, stodgy French businessman Jean-Louis and his socialite wife replace her with a vivacious Spanish lass who, along with her spirited friends, shows Jean-Louis a world beyond his circumscribed bourgeois life.
Cast
Cast
Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Solé, Concha Galán, Marie-Armelle Deguy, Muriel Solvay, Audrey Fleurot
Director
Director
Philippe Le Guay
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language
Rent Together on DVD Together
Synopsis
In 1970s Sweden, abused wife Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren) leaves her husband (Michael Nyqvist) and takes the couple's daughter and son to live with her brother G&#246;ran (Gustav Hammarsten), who runs a crowded commune in a small house where just about anything goes. The largely leftist group living in the commune shares household chores -- and occasionally bedroom arrangements -- in this film about the last gasp of free living and free love in Sweden.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel, Gustav Hammarsten
Director
Director
Lukas Moodysson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign LGBT, Swedish Language, Scandinavia
Rent Tampopo on DVD Tampopo
Synopsis
A celebration of the role of food in Japanese culture, acclaimed director Juzo Itami's hit satire was dubbed the first "noodle western" for its delightful parody of American Westerns and Japanese samurai films. Tampopo follows a young widow (Nobuki Miiyamoto) who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), a cowboy hat-wearing truck driver, as they attempt to concoct the perfect bowl of ramen.
Cast
Cast
Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Ken Watanabe, Kôji Yakusho, Rikiya Yasuoka
Director
Director
Juzo Itami
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Japan, Japanese Language, Food Stories, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Delicacy on DVD Delicacy
Synopsis
Tragic circumstances create an opportunity for new love in this romantic drama when a young woman, still grieving over the death of her husband years earlier, is slowly brought out of her shell by a caring and courtly male co-worker.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier, Joséphine de Meaux, Pio Marmaï, Monique Chaumette, Ariane Ascaride, Christophe Malavoy, Alexandre Pavloff, Marc Citti
Director
Director
David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, French Language, France
Rent Heartbreaker on DVD Heartbreaker
Synopsis
Alex -- along with his sister, Melanie, and her husband, Marc -- earns money by breaking up relationships. But when Alex falls for a client's daughter, Juliette, he must decide if he'll bust up her wedding to Jonathan, who's truly perfect for her.
Cast
Cast
Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens, Héléna Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes
Director
Director
Pascal Chaumeil
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Km. 0 on DVD Km. 0
Synopsis
The love lives of 14 people intersect at the Plaza del Sol in Madrid one day in August. Vignettes include stories of mistaken identity and comedies of error involving people who are both gay and straight -- and everything in between. A young movie director mistakenly gets a ride from a prostitute; a struggling actress goes to desperate measures to impress the wrong director; a woman hires an escort who may be a relative.
Cast
Cast
Concha Velasco, Georges Corraface, Silke Hornillos Klein, Carlos Fuentes, Mercè Pons, Alberto San Juan, Elisa Matilla, Armando del Rio, Miquel Garcia, Jesus Cabrero, Victor Ullate Jr., Cora Tiedra, Tristán Ulloa
Director
Director
Juan Luis Iborra, Yolanda Garcia Serrano
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Romantic LGBT, Romantic Comedies, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Spain, Spanish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Regular Guys on DVD Regular Guys
Synopsis
After being dumped by his girlfriend in this unusual romantic comedy, police officer Christoph (Christoph M. Ohrt) drowns his sorrows in liquor and awakes the next morning in bed with a car thief, Edward (Tim Bergmann), who happens to be gay. With no place to go, Christoph rooms with Edward, who ignores his assertions that he's straight. While everyone at work gossips about Christoph's sexuality, lovely Helen (Carin C. Tietze) romances him.
Cast
Cast
Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze, Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski, Rudolf Kowalski, Dieter Brandecker, Ina Weisse, Andreas Pietschmann
Director
Director
Rolf Silber
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, LGBT Comedies, Romantic LGBT, Foreign Comedies, German Language, Germany
Rent Monsieur Hulot's Holiday on DVD Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
Synopsis
Jacques Tati follows his acclaimed directorial debut Jour de F&#234;te with this gentle satire that introduced Tati's alter ego, Monsieur Hulot. When Hulot spends a holiday at a seaside resort, he accidentally wreaks good-natured havoc wherever he goes. Falling all over himself to impress a beautiful girl, Hulot inadvertently crashes a funeral, topples a priceless vase and ignites fireworks with his pipe -- all to hilarious effect.
Cast
Cast
Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michele Rolla, Valentine Camax, Louis Perrault, Andre Dubois, Lucien Fregis, Raymond Carl, Suzy Willy
Director
Director
Jacques Tati
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Comedies, France, Foreign Classics, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Must-See, French Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Hula Girls on DVD Hula Girls
Synopsis
When a Japanese mining company announces the closure of a coal mine in Iwaki, a group of brave young women defies their community by signing up to become hula dancers at the company's new Hawaiian tourist center in this heartwarming dramedy. Amid union workers' protests and against the wishes of their families, the women passionately practice and perform their newly learned art in hopes that it will lead to a brighter future.
Cast
Cast
Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yû Aoi, Susumu Terajima, Shizuyo Yamazaki, Shoko Ikezu, Eri Tokunaga, Kojo Miyake, Ittoku Kishibe
Director
Director
Sang-il Lee
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent En man som heter Ove on DVD En man som heter Ove
Synopsis
Despite being deposed as president of his condo's resident association, 59-year-old misanthrope Ove continues to plague his neighbors with dictatorial demands. But when Ove's new neighbor runs over his mailbox, the old crank finds he's met his match.
Cast
Cast
Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Chatarina Larsson, Tobias Almborg, Börje Lundberg, Klas Wiljergård, Simon Edenroth, Poyan Karimi, Johan Widerberg, Stefan Gödicke
Director
Director
Hannes Holm
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent La Cage aux Folles on DVD La Cage aux Folles
Synopsis
Renato, who manages a nightclub, and his drag queen boyfriend Albin must masquerade as a straight married couple when Renato's son Laurent brings his fiancée's conservative parents to dinner.
Cast
Cast
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier, Rémi Laurent , Carmen Scarpitta, Benny Luke, Luisa Maneri, Michel Galabru, Venantino Venantini, Carlo Reali
Director
Director
Edouard Molinaro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, LGBT Comedies, Classic Comedies, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Classic Comedies, Foreign Classics, French Language, France, Gay
Rent The Two of Us on DVD The Two of Us
Synopsis
When Nazi soldiers flood the streets of Paris, a young Jewish boy is sent to live in the relative safety of the French countryside with an elderly Catholic woman and her anti-Semitic husband, who warms to the boy, unaware that he's Jewish.
Cast
Cast
Charles Denner, Michel Simon, Alain Cohen, Luce Fabiole, Roger Carel, Jacqueline Rouillard, Marco Perrin, Aline Bertrand, Zorica Lozic
Director
Director
Claude Berri
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, France, French Language, Foreign Art House, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Intimate Stories on DVD Intimate Stories
Synopsis
A charming and affecting tale charting the fortunes of three small town heroes pursuing their dreams, Carlos Sorin's "Historias Minimas" offers further evidence of the current riches to be found in Argentine cinema. Awarded a special jury prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, it's a deceptively simple yet delightful road movie concerned with three disparate characters heading for the Argentine city of San Julian.
Cast
Cast
Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo, Julia Solomonoff, Laura Vagnoni, Anibal Maldonado
Director
Director
Carlos Sorin
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Argentina, Spanish Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Kikujiro on DVD Kikujiro
Synopsis
Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano), a loud-mouthed drifter with a chip on his shoulder, is forced to accompany Masao (Yusuke Sekiguchi), an 8-year-old orphan, on a trip to meet his mother for the first time. Their unlikely pairing results in a child's journey of wonder. After leaving the city, the duo's summertime excursion takes them into the Japanese countryside, where nature's beauty is punctuated by encounters with strange and dangerous characters.
Cast
Cast
Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Yuko Daike
Director
Director
Takeshi Kitano
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Japan, Foreign Dramas, Japanese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Other Side of the Bed on DVD The Other Side of the Bed
Synopsis
In Madrid, two young couples (Ernesto Alterio and Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo and Natalia Verbeke) are on a quest to find endless happiness together -- if only each of them could decide who it is they want to end up with. As they trade lovers over and over again, they find none of the bliss they were searching for, and a palpable erotic friction begins to grow between them.
Cast
Cast
Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Natalia Verbeke, Alberto San Juan, Maria Esteve, Ramón Barea, Nathalie Poza, Secun de la Rosa, Carol Salvador
Director
Director
Emilio Martinez Lazaro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Indie Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Musicals, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent O'Horten on DVD O'Horten
Synopsis
In the skewed vision of filmmaker Bent Hamer, a retired railroad engineer's restlessness launches encounters with a host of strange characters, new behavior and unlikely adventures -- all representing the end of 40 years of routine.
Cast
Cast
Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan, Bjørn Floberg, Kai Remlov, Per Jansen, Bjarte Hjelmeland, Tone Stern Bergersen
Director
Director
Bent Hamer
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Norwegian Language, Scandinavia
Rent Chicken with Plums on DVD Chicken with Plums
Synopsis
From the Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Persepolis comes a captivating live-action fairytale set in 1950s Tehran. After the destruction of his favorite violin, a renowned musician loses all taste for life and teeters on the edge of oblivion.
Cast
Cast
Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Eric Caravaca, Chiara Mastroianni, Mathis Bour, Enna Balland, Didier Flamand, Serge Avedikian, Rona Hartner, Jamel Debbouze, Isabella Rossellini, Christian Friedel, Julie Goldstein
Director
Director
Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, French Language, France
Rent Kamikaze Girls on DVD Kamikaze Girls
Synopsis
Based on Novala Takemoto's best-selling Japanese novel Shimotsuma Story, this colorful live-action comedy from writer-director Tetsuya Nakashima tells a tale of unlikely friendship between rough-and-tumble biker chick Ichigo (Anna Tsuchiya) and refined Momoko (Kyoko Fukada). When they meet, Momoko's life is forever changed. But can a big-city girl who adores 18th century France, frilly dresses and parasols save her new friend from certain doom?
Cast
Cast
Kyôko Fukada, Anna Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Sadao Abe, Eiko Koike, Shin Yazawa, Hirotaro Honda, Kirin Kiki, YosiYosi Arakawa, Katsuhisa Namase
Director
Director
Tetsuya Nakashima
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Japan, Japanese Language, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
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