The top 50 foreign films of all time TONY ranks the gorgeous, brainy essentials you've always meant to catch up on. By David Fear, Joshua Rothkopf and Keith Uhlich 50. THE KILLER (1989) "Whether you?re an action fan or not, welcome to the most influential foreign film of the past 25 years. Hong Kong genius John Woo would go on to make even crazier cop sagas, but none with a more seismic impact on fully loaded cinema than this breakthrough, opening the door to a new school of kinetic mayhem. Suddenly, Woo?s double-pistol showdowns were everywhere, inspiring the as-yet-to-break Quentin Tarantino and Hollywood at large.?JR"