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The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu  

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Although American cinema can be visually and intellectually stimulating, it certainly has it's drawbacks. We are, after all, the country responsible for shooting and filming Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. These foreign films, however, will transport you away from trashy, American cinema, and allow you to look at life from the perspective of someone from another country. 
 

Frederico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Roberto Rosselini, and Pedro Almodóvar are some of the greatest foreign film directors in the entire world. On this list of the best foreign movies streaming on Hulu, you'll find two of Fellini's best features: 8 ½ and Juliet of the Spirits. These films, like all of Fellini's movies, are actually about Fellini himself. Also on this list is Bergman’s masterpiece Persona, starring Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson. Two Rossellini films also made the cut: Open City, and Stromboli, which starred his wife, Ingrid Bergman. Almadovar’s controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! was so racy and explicit that it actually helped spurn the MPAA rating NC-17 form films involving gratuitous nudity. 

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Border is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Eva Melander, Jorgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén
Border is a 2018 Swedish fantasy film directed by Ali Abbasi. A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which ...more
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4 Lovers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
4 Lovers
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The Good, the Bad, the W... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, Song Kang-Ho
The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a 2008 South Korean western film, directed by Kim Jee-woon, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jung Woo-sung. It was inspired by Sergio Leone's The Good, ...more

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Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono
Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The critically acclaimed film was theatrically released on June 5, 1993, and received a ...more

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Fairy Tail the Movie: Ph... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Aya Hirano
Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess is a 2012 Japanese animated fantasy action film based on the shōnen manga and anime series Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima. It was directed by Masaya Fujimori, ...more
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The Chaser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Kim Yoo-jung, Ha Jung-woo, In-gi Jeong
The Chaser is a 2008 South Korean film starring Kim Yoon-seok and Ha Jung-woo. It was directed by Na Hong-jin in his directorial debut. Inspired by real-life Korean serial killer Yoo Young-chul, ...more
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Sword Art Online Extra E... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sword Art Online Extra Edition Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu
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Along With the Gods: The... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds is a 2017 South Korean fantasy drama film directed by Kim Yong-hwa, based on the webcomic. Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong (Cha Tae-hyun) is ...more
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The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar
The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger ...more

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The 12th Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
The 12th Man Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
The 12th Man is a 2006 tv film directed by Chris Koch.
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Loving Vincent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn
Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of ...more

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Grave of the Fireflies ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi
Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel Grave of ...more

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The Housemaid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Seo Woo, Lee Jung-jae, Moon So-ri
The Housemaid is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film directed by Im Sang-oo. Eun-yi (Jeon Do-yeon) is hired as a housemaid in an upper class family when the master of the ...more
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Ill Manors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ben Drew, Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein
Ill Manors is a British crime drama film written, co-scored and directed by Plan B. The film revolves around the lives of eight main characters, played by Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Keith Coggins, ...more
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Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen
Gåten Ragnarok or just simply Ragnarok is an upcoming 2013 Norwegian action adventure film about the legendary story of Ragnarok.
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Road Games is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Road Games Andrew Simpson, Joséphine de La Baume, Frédéric Pierrot
Road Games (also known as Fausse Route) is a 2016 British-French co-production thriller film directed by Abner Pastoll. Hitchhiking duo Jack and Véronique find trouble when they become ...more
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Hunt for the Wilderpeopl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.

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Embrace of the Serpent ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Embrace of the Serpent is a 2015 Columbian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film tells two stories thirty years apart, both featuring Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last ...more
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A Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae-jin
A Taxi Driver is a 2017 South Korean historical action drama film directed by Jang Hoon. A taxi driver from Seoul (Song Kang-ho) unintentionally becomes involved in the events of the Gwangju ...more
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The Thousand Faces of Du... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia
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The Monkey King 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Monkey King 3
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The Square is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West
The Square is a 2017 Swedish satirical drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. Art museum curator Christian (Claes Bang) prepares to show a new installation piece, but ends up creating
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One Piece: Overcoming Ac... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
One Piece: Overcoming Ace's Death
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Killing For Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Killing For Love