List of submissions to the 31st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
The following 10 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 31st Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The highlighted titles were the five nominated films, which came from France, Italy, Spain, West Germany and Yugoslavia. France won its first-ever contested Foreign Language Oscar for My Uncle (Mon Oncle), a comedy with little dialogue.
Egypt and Yugoslavia submitted films to the competition for the first time.
|Submitting country||Film title used in nomination||Language(s)||Original title||Director(s)||Result|
|Denmark||Dollars from the Sky||Danish||Guld og grønne skove||Gabriel Axel||Not Nominated|
|United Arab Republic||Cairo Station||Arabic||باب الحديد (Bab el hadid)||Youssef Chahine||Not Nominated|
|France||My Uncle||French||Mon Oncle||Jacques Tati||Won Academy Award|
|West Germany||Arms and the Man||German||Helden||Franz Peter Wirth||Nominated|
|India||Madhumati||Hindi||मधुमती||Bimal Roy||Not Nominated|
|Italy||Big Deal on Madonna Street||Italian||I soliti ignoti||Mario Monicelli||Nominated|
|Japan||Ballad of Narayama||Japanese||楢山節考 (Narayama Bushikō)||Keisuke Kinoshita||Not Nominated|
|Spain||La Venganza||Spanish||La Venganza||Juan Antonio Bardem||Nominated|
|Sweden||The Magician||Swedish||Ansiktet||Ingmar Bergman||Not Nominated|
|Yugoslavia||The Road a Year Long||Italian||La strada lunga un anno (Cesta duga godinu dana)||Giuseppe De Santis||Nominated|
- "The 31st Academy Awards (1959) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-27.