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Movies For Cultural Insights by Countries & Regions of the World

What’s an easy way to observe cultural differences? Watch movies!

Here’s a list of movies about different countries and regions of the world.

What are your favorite movies for cross-cultural insights about certain countries and regions of the world?


Intercultural Film Database

A useful resource to understand the cultural insights you can learn from the movies listed here.

Lost in Translation (2003)

Directed by Sofia Coppola. With Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris. A fading movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected young wife meet as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond.

L'Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Directed by Cédric Klapisch. With Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly. A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.