15 foreign movies and shows you can binge watch on Netflix
Here are some of the most popular shows from around the world streaming on Netflix India that you probably don’t know about, but should.
Netflix is a treasure trove of great original content these days, but wading through all of the choices can seem overwhelming. And that's especially true when it comes to foreign TV shows and movies. Netflix's efforts towards crafting International programming has increased in the past few years, with Netflix debuting new series made in Germany, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, India, and a variety of other locations outside of Netflix's American home.
While it seems like there's always something new and it can be hard to keep up with everything that's available, you just have to know where to start. Whether you want to be on the cutting edge of new series from across the globe or just want to be able to engage in the latest water-cooler banter at work, these are the best foreign TV shows and films on Netflix you can watch right now.
If you love Stranger Things, you'll love Germany's Dark. Half thriller, half sci-fi mystery, it follows the residents of a sleepy town as they grapple with the disappearance of a young boy.
2. Something in the Rain
Take a break from crimes and thrillers and indulge in a romance with Something in the Rain. A hit from South Korea, it's come to Netflix last year and has been incredibly popular in its home country ever since.
Not to be confused with the animated TV series, Finland's Bordertown features one of the most compelling and complicated detective characters in recent memory. You'll be hooked.
If you love political thrillers like House of Cards, Ingobernable is for you. This Mexican political drama is full of intrigue and suspense, all set against the backdrop of beautiful Mexico City.
5. The Rain
A deadly virus that's spread through the rain kills most of Scandinavia's population, and a group of survivors try to find their way to safety. This Danish web series is great for fans of The Walking Dead.
Denmark's Rita is about a teacher and single mom of three whose life gets even more complicated when her ex comes back into it. It first aired in 2012, so you'll have a few seasons to catch up on.
If you're tired of Nordic noirs and British crime dramas but you're not quite ready to give up on the genre altogether, try South Korea's Stranger. It's already been featured on many must-watch lists, since airing in June 2017.
Charité is a German-language series that takes place in 19th century Germany and follows a nurse working in the world-famous Charité Hospital. It involves romance, drama, and a few characters taken straight out of the history books.
9. La Mante
La Mante, or The Mantis, is a French series about a serial killer who begins helping police catch a copycat killer. It's a little gruesome and definitely gritty, but fans of this genre will love it.
10. Cable Girls
Spain's Cable Girls tells the story of three young women as they work at a brand-new telecommunications company in 1920s Madrid. Come for the period costumes, stay for the superb acting and storylines with women at the forefront.
11. Club de Cuervos
Mexico's Club de Cuervos is a sports comedy of sorts, following two siblings who fight over ownership of a soccer team after their father dies. It has been on for four seasons now and does a great job of balancing humour and drama.
12. The Hook Up Plan
Plan Couer or The Hook Up Plan is Netflix's second original French-language series, and follows the misadventures of a Parisian woman, Elsa, whose friends hire her a male escort in an attempt to build up her confidence — and what happens when the plan goes a little too well and results in Elsa falling for escort Jules.
13. Love Alarm
A South Korean romance television series, Love Alarm is about an app that helps users find love by sounding if someone within a 10-metre radius has romantic feelings for them.
14. On My Skin
On My Skin, an Italian film based on true events, follows a man arrested and thrown in jail over a drug-related offence and explores how his harrowing week in custody changes his life forever.
15. 22 July
This 2018 drama tracks a number of characters on the day of Norway's infamous terror attacks in 2011 — referred to in Norway as 22 July or as 22/7, the date of the events — which claimed close to 100 lives. The two sequential attacks were carried out by terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who retaliated against the government by blowing up a building, and then orchestrating a mass shooting at a Workers' Youth League summer camp, murdering many of the children staying there.