The following 33 films, all from different countries, were submitted for the 65th Academy Awards in the category Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film which took place in 1993. The titles in bold were the five nominated films, which came from Belgium, Germany, Russia, Uruguay and the eventual winner, Indochina, from France.
The film A Place in the World, which was submitted by Uruguay, was disqualified after the nominations were announced in early 1993, when it was discovered that the film was an overwhelmingly Argentine production with minimal input from Uruguayans. Argentina had selected another film to compete for the award, so director Adolfo Aristarain asked Uruguay (which had never entered the competition before) to submit it instead. The Argentine film did not get nominated. A Place in the World was removed from the ballot (leaving only four films in contention for the award), causing the director to sue the Academy.
For the first time films from the former USSR competed against each other in this category; Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia and the Russian Federation submitted their first-ever films. After being disqualified the previous year since the country was not yet internationally recognized, Croatia had a film accepted for the first time.
|Submitting country||Film title used in nomination||Language(s)||Original title||Director(s)||Result|
|Argentina||The Dark Side of the Heart||Spanish||El lado oscuro del corazón||Eliseo Subiela||Not nominated|
|Austria||Benny's Video||German||Bennys Video||Michael Haneke||Not nominated|
|Belgium||Daens||Dutch, French||Daens||Stijn Coninx||Nominated|
|Canada||Léolo||French||Léolo||Jean-Claude Lauzon||Not nominated|
|China||The Story of Qiu Ju||Chinese||秋菊打官司||Zhang Yimou||Not nominated|
|Croatia||Story from Croatia||Croatian||Priča iz Hrvatske||Krsto Papić||Not nominated|
|Cuba||Adorable Lies||Spanish||Adorables Mentiras||Gerardo Chijona||Not nominated|
|Denmark||Sofie||Danish||Sofie||Liv Ullmann||Not nominated|
|Estonia||Those Old Love Letters||Estonian||Need vanad armastuskirjad||Mati Põldre||Not nominated|
|France||Indochina||French||Indochine||Régis Wargnier||Won Academy Award|
|Hungary||Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe||Hungarian||Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok||István Szabó||Not nominated|
|Iceland||As in Heaven||Icelandic||Svo á jörðu sem á himni||Kristín Jóhannesdóttir||Not nominated|
|India||Thevar Magan||Tamil||தேவர் மகன்||Bharathan||Not nominated|
|Indonesia||Mer's Lips||Indonesian||Bibir Mer||Arifin C. Noer||Not nominated|
|Israel||Life According to Agfa||Hebrew||החיים על פי אגפה||Assi Dayan||Not nominated|
|Italy||The Stolen Children||Italian||Il Ladro di Bambini||Gianni Amelio||Not nominated|
|Japan||The Oil-Hell Murder||Japanese||女殺し油地獄||Hideo Gosha||Not nominated|
|Kazakhstan||The Fall of Otrar||Kazakh, Mandarin, Mongolian||Гибел Отрара (Отырардың күйреуі)||Ardak Amirkulov||Not nominated|
|Latvia||The Child of Man||Latvian||Cilvēka bērns||Jānis Streičs||Not nominated|
|Mexico||Like Water for Chocolate||Spanish||Como agua para chocolate||Alfonso Arau||Not nominated|
|Netherlands||The Northerners||Dutch||De Noorderlingen||Alex van Warmerdam||Not nominated|
|Norway||The Warrior's Heart||Norwegian||Krigerens hjerte||Leidulv Risan||Not nominated|
|Poland||All That Really Matters||Polish||Wszystko, co najważniejsze||Robert Gliński||Not nominated|
|Portugal||Day of Despair||Portuguese||O dia do desespero||Manoel de Oliveira||Not nominated|
|Romania||Luxury Hotel||Romanian||Hotel de Lux||Dan Pița||Not nominated|
|Russia||Close to Eden||Russian||Урга||Nikita Mikhalkov||Nominated|
|Spain||The Fencing Master||Spanish||El Maestro de esgrima||Pedro Olea||Not nominated|
|Sweden||House of Angels||Swedish||Änglagård||Colin Nutley||Not nominated|
|Switzerland||Off Season||French||Hors saison||Daniel Schmid||Not nominated|
|Taiwan||Peach Blossom Land||Chinese||暗戀桃花源||Stan Lai||Not nominated|
|Turkey||Piano Piano Kid||Turkish||Piano Piano Bacaksız||Tunç Başaran||Not nominated|
|Uruguay||A Place in the World||Spanish||Un lugar en el mundo||Adolfo Aristarain||Nominated and Disqualified|
- "Foreign Oscar entries submitted". Variety. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "The 65th Academy Awards (1993) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 19 September 2015.