Some of the Best Foreign Language Films On Netflix
An ideal weekend is the one where you binge watch some of the great films or shows non-stop but in a sea of thousands of content on Netflix it isn’t always easy to pick one.
Don’t worry I’ve got you’ll covered. Over time I will span over various genres and sections down to their best bits. Starting with the Best Foreign Language Films On Netflix.
One of the biggest pleasures of watching a Foreign Language Film is the ability to travel to places you’d never be able to see otherwise or live through some distinct cultures. So even if you aren’t going somewhere fabulous, you can still find a temporary escape.
Cinema Paradiso (Italy)
A beautiful, enchanting story of filmmaker when he was young. A tale about young boy’s lifelong love affair with the movies. A simple yet astonishing movie.
Battle Royale (Japan)
A highly controversial movie which tells the story of Shuya Nanahara, a junior high-school student who is struggling with the suicide of his father and who is forced by the government to compete in a deadly game where the students in his class must fight to the death, with only the sole survivor being allowed to live. Not ultra-violent but disturbing.
An inside look at Italy’s modern crime families. Showcases the life of low-key gangsters, setting users away from their criminal fantasies. A raw and gritty film showcasing realism.
Oldboy (South Korea)
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and violence. The story is gripping, the characters believable, the emotion human and the feeling I was left with at the end of the film is one of awe.
The most acclaimed WW2 film depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s reign over Nazi Germany in 1945. Perfectly shot and acted movie.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (France)
A romantic coming-of-age drama revolves around Adèle, a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom when a blue-haired aspiring painter enters her life. The film is a bit explicit but it’s neither gratuitous nor pornographic. Quite emotionally intense flick.
The Square (Egypt)
A brave film depicting the Egyptian Crisis until 2013, starting with the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 at Tahrir Square. It’s more of a documentary than a standalone film. You really have to admire the filmmakers as they could have easily been killed filming some of the scenes.
Let the Right One In (Sweden)
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, develops a friendship with a vampire child called Eli. Of Course Eli helps Oskar to become strong but that’s not what’s the movie is about. This will probably be the most unique vampire flick you’ll will ever see.
When Anna, a young novitiate nun she is Jewish everything changes. She starts a journey not only to find her family’s tragic story, but also to see who they really are and where they belong. A dark but compelling film.
Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. A really charming movie which will make up your day.
The Hunt (Denmark)
A teacher is wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child in his kindergarten class. As this news spreads his life is utterly destroyed. It is impossible I think to go through it without being brought to tears at one point or another. The realism and cinematography of the film will also amuse you.
The film’s story revolves around two sisters, one of whom is preparing to marry, as a rogue planet is about to collide with Earth. Melancholia is not about the end of the world, but the end of a feeling of happiness.