50 Best Foreign Movies on Netflix New Zealand

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

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 New Zealand 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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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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Your Name


Your Name 2016
IMDb:   8.4/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Anime, Drama

Available From:   2017-12-06

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Makoto Shinkai

A bored girl in the countryside starts sporadically waking up in the body of a city boy who's living the exciting life she'd always dreamed of.

Actor(s):   Aoi Yuki, Etsuko Ichihara, Kaito Ishikawa, Kanon Tani, Masaki Terasoma, Masami Nagasawa, Mone Kamishiraishi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Ryo Narita, Ryunosuke Kamiki

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The Handmaiden


The Handmaiden 2016
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance, Thriller

Available From:   2017-09-30

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Chan-wook Park

A con man's plan to steal an heiress's heart and her fortune gets complicated when she falls for the handmaid he hired to help with his scheme.

Actor(s):   Hae-suk Kim, Jin-woong Cho, Jung-woo Ha, Min-hee Kim, So-ri Moon, Tae-ri Kim

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The Wailing


The Wailing 2016
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   81/100

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
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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Train to Busan


Train to Busan 2016
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   72/100

Genre:   Horror, Thriller

Available From:   2017-03-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Sang-ho Yeon

As a zombie outbreak sweeps the country, a dad and his daughter take a harrowing train journey in an attempt to reach the only city that's still safe.

Actor(s):   Dong-seok Ma, Eui-sung Kim, Sohee, Soo-an Kim, Woo-sik Choi, Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jeong, Yu-mi Jung

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Divines


Divines 2016
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   71/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-11-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Houda Benyamina

A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down

Actor(s):   Deborah Lukumuena, Jisca Kalvanda, Kevin Mischel, Majdouline Idrissi, Oulaya Amamra, Yasin Houicha

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The Night Comes for Us


The Night Comes for Us 2018
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Action, Thriller

Available From:   2018-10-19

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Timo Tjahjanto

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

Actor(s):   Abimana Aryasatya, Asha Kenyeri Bermudez, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Dimas Anggara, Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle, Salvita Decorte, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee

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