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The Best Foreign Movies Streaming on Hulu

Updated July 27, 2020 952 votes 416 voters 19.6k views29 items

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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    4 Lovers

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    Border

    Eva Melander, Jorgen Thorsson
    Border is a 2018 Swedish fantasy film directed by Ali Abbasi. A customs officer who can smell...  more
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    Ninja Scroll

    Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri
    Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki...  more

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    Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess is a 2012 Japanese animated fantasy action film based...  more
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    Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds

    Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun
    Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds is a 2017 South Korean fantasy drama film directed by Kim...  more
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    Grave of the Fireflies

    Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
    Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao...  more

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    Sword Art Online Extra Edition

    Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu
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    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

    Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth
    Loving Vincent is a 2017 animated biographical drama film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh...  more

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    The Housemaid

    Seo Woo, Lee Jung-jae
    The Housemaid is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film directed by Im Sang-oo....  more
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly
    We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by...  more

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    Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

    Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomorowo Taguchi
    Tetsuo: The Bullet Man is the third film in Shinya Tsukamoto's cyberpunk film series, and the...  more
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    Parasite

    Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun
    Parasite is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho. An...  more

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    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Sam Neill, Rhys Darby
    Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a 2016 New Zealand adventure comedy-drama film written and...  more
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    A Taxi Driver

    Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann
    A Taxi Driver is a 2017 South Korean historical action drama film directed by Jang Hoon. A...  more
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    The Villainess

    Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun
    The Villainess is a 2017 South Korean action film directed by Jung Byung-gil. A female...  more

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    Borg vs McEnroe

    Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf
    Borg McEnroe is a 2017 internationally co-produced multi-language biographical sports drama...  more
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    Racer and the Jailbird

    Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos
    Racer and the Jailbird is a 2017 Belgian drama film directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Set against...  more
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    Non-Fiction

    Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche
    Non-Fiction is a 2018 French comedy film directed by Olivier Assayas. An editor, Alain...  more
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    Loro

    Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci
    Loro is a 2018 Italian biographical drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Sergio Morra...  more
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    Let The Sun Shine In

    Juliette Binoche
    Let the Sunshine In is a 2017 French romantic drama film directed by Claire Denis....  more
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    The Monkey King 3

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    Mother

    Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin
    Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama mystery film directed by Bong Joon-ho. When her disabled...  more
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    Blade of the Immortal

    Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki
    Blade of the Immortal is a 2017 samurai film directed by Takashi Miike. Cursed with...  more
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    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

    Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono
    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing...  more