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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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4 Lovers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
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Border is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Eva Melander, Jorgen Thorsson, Ann Petrén

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 ...more
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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kim Jee-woon

The Good, the Bad, the Weird is a 2008 South Korean western film directed by Kim Jee-woon. An outlaw (Lee Byung-hun), a thief (Song Kang-ho), and a bounty hunter (Jung Woo-sung) are on the hunt ...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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajiri

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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The Chaser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Seo Young-hee

Released: 2008

Directed by: Na Hong-jin

The Chaser is a 2008 South Korean action thriller film directed by Na Hong-jin. A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of escorts finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game with a serial
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Fairy Tail the Movie: Ph... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Aya Hirano

Released: 2012

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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Along With the Gods: The... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon

Directed by: Kim Yong-hwa

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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Sword Art Online Extra E... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sword Art Online Extra Edition Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Ayana Taketatsu

Released: 2013

Directed by: Tomohiko Ito, Alex Von David

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Grave of the Fireflies ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Isao Takahata

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 Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona

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) 11 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
The 12th Man Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Chris Koch

The 12th Man is a 2006 tv film directed by Chris Koch.
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Loving Vincent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn

Released: 2017

Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

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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No One Knows About Persi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Hichkas, Hamed Behdad, Ashkan Kooshanejad

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi

No One Knows About Persian Cats is a 2009 Iranian film directed by Bahman Ghobadi produced by Wild Bunch. Originally titled Kasi az Gorbehaye Irani Khabar Nadareh, in the film's native language, ...more
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Harry Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen

Released: 2009

Directed by: Daniel Barber

"Harry Brown marks the feature film debut for talented upcoming director Daniel Barber, Academy Award®-nominated in 2008 for his short film The Tonto Woman. The film is an urban western ...more
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We Need to Talk About Ke... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. Kevin's mother (Tilda Swinton) ...more

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The Housemaid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Seo Woo, Lee Jung-jae, Moon So-ri

Released: 2010

Directed by: Im Sang-soo

The Housemaid is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film directed by Im Sang-oo. Eun-yi is hired as a housemaid in an upper class family when the master of the house, Hoon, becomes ...more
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Sidewalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Woody Allen, Mariel Hemingway, Pilar López de Ayala

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gustavo Taretto

Sidewalls is a 2011 comedy and drama film written and directed by Gustavo Taretto.
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Ill Manors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Ben Drew, Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ben Drew

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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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomorowo Taguchi, Yûko Nakamura

Released: 2009

Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man is the third film in Shinya Tsukamoto's cyberpunk film series, and the first to be filmed in English. It was preceded by Tetsuo: The Iron Man and Tetsuo II: Body Hammer.
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The Time That Remains is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Elia Suleiman, Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri

Released: 2009

Directed by: Elia Suleiman

The Time That Remains is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. The film stars Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri and Samar Qudha ...more
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Renoir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Romane Bohringer, Carlo Brandt, Michel Bouquet

Released: 2012

Directed by: Gilles Bourdos

Renoir is a 2012 French drama film based on the last years of Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer during World War I. The film was directed by Gilles Bourdos and competed in the Un Certain Regard section ...more
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The German Doctor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Àlex Brendemühl

Released: 2013

Directed by: Lucía Puenzo

The German Doctor is a 2013 Argentine historical drama film directed, produced and written by Lucía Puenzo. Based on Puenzo's novel Wakolda, the film stars Àlex Brendemühl as ...more
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The Keeper of Lost Cause... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
The Keeper of Lost Causes Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Pilmark

Released: 2013

Directed by: Mikkel Nørgaard

The Keeper of Lost Causes is a 2013 thriller film written by Nikolaj Arcel and directed by Mikkel Nørgaard.
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Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose

Gåten Ragnarok or just simply Ragnarok is an upcoming 2013 Norwegian action adventure film about the legendary story of Ragnarok.
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Hunt for the Wilderpeopl... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway

Released: 2016

Directed by: Taika Waititi

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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