50 Best Foreign TV Shows on Netflix

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

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 right now for your perusal.

Dark


Dark 2017
IMDb:   8.8/10

Metacritic:   82/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2017-12-01

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

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

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Le casa de papel


Le casa de papel 2017
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2017-07-02

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Alex Pina

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

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Revenge


Revenge 2017
IMDb:   6.3/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Action, Horror, Thriller

Available From:   2019-02-21

Year:   2017

Creator(s):   Coralie Fargeat

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

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3%


3% 2016
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   62/100

Genre:   Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2016-11-25

Year:   2016

Creator(s):   Not Available

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

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The Returned


The Returned 2015
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   67/100

Genre:   Fantasy, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2015

Creator(s):   Not Available

On returning home and finding they're believed to be dead, a collection of near-strangers from the same village try to find a reason for their plight.

Actor(s):   Aksel Ustun, Alain Blazquez, Alix Poisson, Alma Arnal, Ana Girardot, Anne Cosigny, Bertrand Constant, Brune Martin, Celine Salette, Clotilde Hesme, Constance Dolle, Francois Briault, Frederic Pierrot, Gilles Chabrier, Gregory Gadebois, Guillaume Gouix, Guillaume Marquet, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Jenna Thiam, Jerome Kircher, Julien Bourdel, Laetitia de Fombelle, Matila Malliarakis, Pierre Perrier, Samir Guesmi, Simon Ehrlacher, Swann Nambotin, Vincent Trouilleux, Yara Pilartz

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Yeh Meri Family


Yeh Meri Family 2018
IMDb:   9.7/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2018-08-31

Year:   2018

Creator(s):   Not Available

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

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How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)


How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) 2019
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Comedy, Crime

Available From:   2019-05-31

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Matthias Murmann, Philipp Kassbohrer

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

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Cheuk Wan-Chi: Two Night Stand


Cheuk Wan-Chi: Two Night Stand 2015
IMDb:   6.4/10

Metacritic:   45/100

Genre:   Comedy, Stand-Up Comedy

Available From:   2017-12-15

Year:   2015

Creator(s):   Max Nichols

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

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Quicksand


Quicksand 2019
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2019-04-05

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Not Available

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

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Kingdom


Kingdom 2019
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   tbd

Genre:   Action, War

Available From:   2019-01-25

Year:   2019

Creator(s):   Kim Eun-hee, Kim Seong-hun, Shinsuke Sato, Tsutomu Kuroiwa, Yasuhisa Hara

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

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