- "Los abrazos rotos" ("Broken Embraces") by Spain's Pedro Almodovar
- "Fish Tank" by Andrea Arnold, Britain
- "Un prophete" by Jacques Audiard, France
- "Vincere" by Marco Bellocchio, Italy
- "Bright Star" by Jane Campion, New Zealand
- "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet, Spain
- "A l'origine" ("In the Beginning") by Xavier Giannoli, France
- "Das weisse band" by Michael Haneke, Germany
- "Taking Woodstock" by Ang Lee, Taiwan-born
- "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach, Britain
- "Chun Feng Chen Zui De Ye Wan" (Spring Fever) by Lou Ye, China
- "Kinatay" by Brillante Mendoza, Philippines
- "Enter the Void" by Gaspar Noe, Argentina
- "Bak-Jwi" ("Thirst") by Park Chan-wook, South Korea
- "Les herbes folles" by Alain Resnais, France
- "The Time That Remains" by Elia Suleiman, Israel
- "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino, U.S.
- "Vengeance" by Johnnie To, China
- "Visage" ("Face") by Tsai Ming-liang, Malaysia
- "Antichrist" by Lars von Trier, Denmark