50 Best Foreign Movies on Netflix Canada

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Last updated: 2019-08-20

While Hollywood still dominates the box office, art houses and services like Netflix have given us easy access to films from around the globe. Here's the list of 50 best foreign movies on Netflix Canada right now. This list keeps updating as and when there's change in the Netflix database.

ROMA


ROMA 2018
IMDb:   8.0/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-12-14

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico's political turmoil of the 1970s.

Actor(s):   Carlos Peralta, Diego Cortina Autrey, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio

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Shoplifters


Shoplifters 2018
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2019-06-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Hirokazu Koreeda

Poor but close-knit, the Shibatas steal to survive. Rescuing a young girl from her family puts them on a collision course with the rest of society.

Actor(s):   Akira Emoto, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kairi Jyo, Kengo Kora, Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyu Sasaki, Moemi Katayama, Naoto Ogata, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu, Yoko Moriguchi, Yuki Yamada

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Burning


Burning 2018
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Drama, Mystery

Available From:   2019-04-29

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Chang-dong Lee, Lee Chang-dong

An aspiring writer goes to the airport to pick up a high school friend returning from a trip to Africa but is disheartened to see her with another man.

Actor(s):   Ah In Yoo, ChoI Seung-ho, Jong-seo Jun, Jun Jong-seo, Kim Soo-kyung, Moon Sung-keun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in

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Cafarnaum


Cafarnaum 2018
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2019-07-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Nadine Labaki

Emotionally scarred and hardened by life on the Beirut streets, a 12-year-old boy sues his negligent parents for bringing him into a life of misery.

Actor(s):   Alaa Chouchniye, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Cedra Izam, Elias Khoury, Fadi Youssef, Kawthar Al Haddad, Treasure Bankole, Yordanos Shifera, Yordanos Shiferaw, Zain Al Rafeea, Zain Alrafeea

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Aquarius


Aquarius 2016
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-01-13

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Kleber Mendonca Filho

The final holdout in her historic beachside building in Brazil, a retired music critic refuses to sell her apartment to developers bent on demolition.

Actor(s):   Buda Lira, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrao, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Sonia Braga, Zoraide Coleto

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The Guilty


The Guilty 2018
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   83/100

Genre:   Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2019-06-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Gustav Moller

A police officer, demoted to dispatch duty, is consumed by a call from an abducted woman desperate to be saved.

Actor(s):   Jacob Lohmann, Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Johan Olsen, Katinka Evers-Jahnsen, Omar Shargawi

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Girl


Girl 2019
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2019-03-15

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Lukas Dhont

Fifteen-year-old ballet dancer Lara faces physical and emotional hurdles as she prepares for gender confirmation surgery. Inspired by a true story.

Actor(s):   Alice de Broqueville, Angelo Tijssens, Arieh Worthalter, Chris Thys, Katelijne Damen, Magali Elali, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts, Valentijn Dhaenens, Victor Polster

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Happy as Lazzaro


Happy as Lazzaro 2018
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-11-30

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alice Rohrwacher

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise's son will change his world.

Actor(s):   Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Carlo Tarmati, Luca Chikovani, Natalino Balasso, Nicoletta Braschi, Pasqualina Scuncia, Sergi Lopez, Tommaso Ragno

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My Happy Family


My Happy Family 2017
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-12-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross

A middle-aged wife and mother of two shocks her traditional, multigenerational Georgian household when she announces she's going to live by herself.

Actor(s):   Berta Khapava, Dimitri Oragvelidze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Giorgi Tabidze, Goven Cheishvili, Ia Shugliashvili, Mariam Bokeria, Merab Ninidze, Tsisia Qumsishvili

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Under the Shadow


Under the Shadow 2016
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Horror, War

Available From:   2017-01-06

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Babak Anvari

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Actor(s):   Arash Marandi, Avin Manshadi, Behi Djanati Atai, Bijan Daneshmand, Bobby Naderi, Hamidreza Djavdan, Narges Rashidi, Ray Haratian, Sajjad Delafrooz, Soussan Farrokhnia

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