Last updated: 2019-05-25
In the era of streaming, viewing options have drastically changed by making available foreign-language TV shows that previously wouldn’t have crossed borders, let alone language barriers. Netflix, on a mission to appeal to global audiences, boasts a huge collection of foreign shows that you may be overlooking. Here’s the list of 50 best foreign TV shows on Netflix Canada right now for your perusal.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Available From: 2017-12-01
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.
Actor(s): Anatole Taubman, Andreas Pietschmann, Angela Winkler, Anne Ratte-Polle, Jordis Triebel, Karoline Eichhorn, Lisa Vicari, Louis Hofmann, Maja Schone, Mark Waschke, Michael Mendl, Oliver Masucci, Sebastian Rudolph, Stephan Kampwirth
Le casa de papel
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Available From: 2017-07-02
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
Actor(s): Alba Flores, alvaro Morte, Darko Peric, Enrique Arce, Esther Acebo, Itziar Ituno, Jaime Lorente, Kiti Manver, Maria Pedraza, Mario de la Rosa, Miguel Herran, Paco Tous, Pedro Alonso, Ursula Corbero
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Available From: 2019-02-21
After a mother and her daughter are gang-raped by seven men, the daughter suffers a mental breakdown, and the single mom sets out to get revenge.
Actor(s): Akarin Akaranitimaytharatt, Chaleumpol Tikumpornteerawong, Guillaume Bouchede, Kanthi Pitithan, Kevin Janssens, Kritteera Inpornwijit, Lalita Panyopas, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Plerng Pollapakk Vacharaponghiran, Pongsatorn Jongwilas, Saksit Tangtong, Tack Parunyu Rojanawuttitum, Tao Somchai Khemklad, Vincent Colombe
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Available From: 2016-11-25
In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.
Actor(s): Bianca Comparato, Celso Frateschi, Joao Miguel, Mel Fronckowiak, Michel Gomes, Rafael Lozano, Rodolfo Valente, Sergio Mamberti, Vaneza Oliveira, Viviane Porto, Zeze Motta
Yeh Meri Family
Available From: 2018-08-31
In the summer of 1998, middle child Harshu balances school, family, friendship and other challenges of growing up.
Actor(s): Ahan Nirban, Akarsh Khurana, Mona Singh, Prasad Reddy, Revathi Pillai, Ruhi Khan, Vishesh Bansal
Cheuk Wan-Chi: Two Night Stand
Genre: Comedy, Stand-Up Comedy
Available From: 2017-12-15
Writer and stand-up comedian Cheuk Wan-chi cracks wise at the follies of single womanhood and takes on politics in Hong Kong with nuance and flair.
Actor(s): Cheuk Wan Chi
Genre: Action, War
Available From: 2019-01-25
While strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land.
Actor(s): Bae Doona, Heo Jun-ho, Jeon Seok-ho, Ju Ji-hoon, Jun Kaname, Jung Suk-won, Kanata Hongo, Kanna Hashimoto, Kento Yamazaki, Kim Hye-jun, Kim Jong-soo, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Sung-kyu, Ryu Seung-ryong
Genre: Crime, Drama
Available From: 2019-04-05
After a tragedy at a school sends shock waves through a wealthy Stockholm suburb, a seemingly well-adjusted teen finds herself on trial for murder.
Actor(s): Anna Bjork, Arvid Sand, David Dencik, Ella Rappich, Felix Sandman, Hanna Ardehn, Helena af Sandeberg, Maria Sundbom, Rebecka Hemse, Reuben Sallmander, William Spetz
Leyla and Mecnun
Available From: 2016-09-23
Destiny brings Mecnun and Leyla together as newborns, and again years later. Despite unexpected turns in Mecnun's zany life, Leyla remains a constant.
Actor(s): Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan, Ali Atay, Cengiz Bozkurt, Ege Tanman, Istar Goksever, Koksal Engur, Melis Birkan, Osman Sonant, Serkan Keskin
Genre: Animation, Family
Available From: 2015-04-14
This animated series follows a young Sioux named Yakari who is blessed with the special gift of being able to communicate with the animal kingdom.
Actor(s): Annie Bovaird, Benjamin Nathan-Serio, Eleanor Noble, Marcel Jeannin
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