Movie from every country thing. 

So I'm thinking about watching a movie from every country and I've made a list of the 193 UN Member States, 2 UN Observer States and 11 de facto independent states.

But I also want to add special cases for regions that could be considered (culturaly) seperate enough to get their own entry on the list.

I'm not too concerned with how feasible it is they have their own films, I'm not sure all recognised contries will.

I don't know where to draw the line though...

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Movie from every country thing. 

I definitely want to include Hong Kong, and thus Macau, and Greenland, and thus the Faroe Islands.

I have the wiki list of Dependent Territories and the UN List of Non-Self-Governing Territories, but that's probably both too much and too little.

If I want to include maybe the Falklands and Guam then I also have to think about a host of weird British and American oddities.

Uninhabited, just military bases or trading posts are out obviously.

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Movie from every country thing 

Ok, I've ignored the UK and US for now and made a quick list of "Maybe's" based on what I instictively recognise.

I'll look at UK and US in a bit and if I add one special region from a country I'll check all the other ones I didn't recognise, France has a bunch of stuff too, and see how elligible they are.

But first a shower.

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Maybe I should use the simplest rule of all, if you ain't got your own flag, you're definitely out.

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Movie from every country thing 

@kurt Just curious: Do you consider Friesland culturally distinct enough?

Movie from every country thing; Friesland 

@Alexis That's a tough one. I would say it is, but for this purpose I think it's better to say no.

I'm going to focus on regions having a special political status for the not-quite-countries.

Because I fear 'culturally distinct' will open up a can of worms for every country with multiple ethnic, linguistic, religious, etcetera groups in its borders.

Plus it's harder for me to judge, the UN lists ain't perfect, but they're something a little more solid.

Movie from every country thing; Friesland 

@Alexis But it's really tough.

I have the same problem with Hawaii.

Also I notice I don't have Tibet in a special category yet, because I guess the UN just considers it part of China and no one recognises it, but...

I may slip a few in, though, or have a Hawaiian film for the US and a Friesian one for the Dutch one, because I don't need to watch any more US films and have seen at least a few Dutch ones too.

Movie from every country thing; Friesland 

@Alexis If you have any recommendations from Friesland, please do, though.

Movie from every country thing; Friesland 

@kurt The two that come to mind are "De Hel van '63," which is partly in Fries, about the particularly gruelling 1963 Elfstedentocht, and the first Kameleon movie, which is in Dutch but is culturally Very Fries.

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