Last updated: 2019-07-17In 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 Japan 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
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Available From: 2018-04-28
An ex-North Korean spy gets visited by her vengeful former boss, who demands her to hand over her son, a secret agent for the South Korean government.
Actor(s): Dal-hwan Jo, Hye-young Ryu, Jae-Joong Kim, Jessica Chaffin, Jong-ok Bae, Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy, Min-jae Kim, Oh-seong Yu, Raad Rawi, Sung-hee Ko, Won-joong Jung
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: 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
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Available From: 2019-05-31
To win back his ex-girlfriend, a nerdy teen starts selling ecstasy online out of his bedroom and becomes one of Europe's biggest dealers.
Actor(s): Bjarne Madel, Damian Hardung, Danilo Kamperidis, Lena Klenke, Leonie Wesselow, Luna Schaller, Maximilian Mundt, Roland Riebeling
A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Available From: 2018-04-20
A naive and passive woman's engagement to a man she meets through a matchmaking service goes awry, leading her down a spiral of confusion.
Actor(s): Akio Kaneda, Cocco, Go Ayano, Go Jibiki, Haru Kuroki, Hideko Hara, Lily, Nana Natsume, Soko Wada, Tomoko Mariya, Yugo Saso
Available From: 2017-11-28
Two gutsy food delivery workers strive to overcome their socioeconomic disadvantages to achieve big goals and bump into love along the way.
Actor(s): Hie-bong Jo, Ki-doo Kim, Kyung-pyo Go, Seon-ho Kim, Soo-bin Chae, Won-hee Go
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
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
Available From: 2016-12-18
Fifteen years after the murder of their 9-year-old classmate, four young women still grapple with the ensuing guilt and deep emotional scars.
Actor(s): Asumi Kikuchi, Chizuru Ikewaki, Eiko Koike, Hazuki Kimura, Kyoko Koizumi, Manatsu Kimura, Sakura Ando, Yu Aoi
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