50 Best Foreign Movies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-05-26

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 Japan right now. This list keeps updating as and when there's change in the Netflix database.

ROMA


ROMA 2018

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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Toni Erdmann


Toni Erdmann 2016

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2017-07-26

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Maren Ade

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Actor(s):   Hadewych Minis, Ingrid Bisu, Lucy Russell, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Putter, Victoria Cocias, Vlad Ivanov

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Aquarius


Aquarius 2016

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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Blue Is the Warmest Color


Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Abdellatif Kechiche

Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest.

Actor(s):   Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux

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The Wailing


The Wailing 2016

Genre:   Fantasy, Horror

Available From:   2016-12-03

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Hong-jin Na

When a mysterious disease leads to death and chaos in a mountain village, a policeman with an infected daughter consults a powerful shaman.

Actor(s):   Do-won Kwak, Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang

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My Happy Family


My Happy Family 2017

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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Jafar Panahi’s Taxi


Jafar Panahi's Taxi 2015

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-03-01

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Jafar Panahi

Director Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver in Tehran and uses a dashboard-mounted camera to record interviews with a variety of passengers.

Actor(s):   Jafar Panahi

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Under the Shadow


Under the Shadow 2016

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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A Silent Voice


A Silent Voice 2016

Genre:   Animation, Drama, Romance

Available From:   2018-03-01

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Naoko Yamada

A former class bully reaches out to the deaf girl he'd tormented in grade school. He feels unworthy of redemption but tries to make things right.

Actor(s):   Aoi Yuki, Kensho Ono, Mayu Matsuoka, Megumi Han, Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Yui Ishikawa, Yuki Kaneko

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Son of Saul


Son of Saul 2015

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2016-08-10

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Laszlo Nemes

Amid the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a Jewish prisoner must choose between aiding in a rebellion and giving his son a proper burial.

Actor(s):   Amitai Kedar, Christian Harting, Geza Rohrig, Istvan Pion, Jerzy Walczak, Juli Jakab, Kamil Dobrowlski, Levente Molnar, Marcin Czarnik, Sandor Zsoter, Todd Charmont, Urs Rechn, Uwe Lauer

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