The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu

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. 

Vote up the best foreign movies streaming on Hulu below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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    78 votes
  • Parasite
    Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-gyun, Jo Yeo-jeong
    27 votes
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
    Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

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  • Border
    Eva Melander, Jorgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén
    29 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Ali Abbasi
    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 will ...more
  • Ninja Scroll
    Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri, Takeshi Aono
    15 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
    Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a ...more
  • Mother
    Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Kim Min-jung
    10 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
    Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama mystery film directed by Bong Joon-ho. When her disabled son is charged with murdering a girl, his mother desperately searches for the truth.

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  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal

    Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi
    5 votes
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Takashi Miike
    Blade of the Immortal is a 2017 samurai film directed by Takashi Miike. Cursed with immortality, samurai Manji (Takuya Kimura) helps a young girl avenge her parents.