The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows

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Vote up the best original foreign language series from Netflix. Originals and co-productions only.

Here are the best Netflix original foreign language shows currently streaming right now. Featuring Spanish language Netflix originals, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, French and Hindi series, and more this list of Netflix foreign language originals and co-productions is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original foreign language series?

The latest and newest Netflix original foreign language shows feature series in every genre, from the post-apocalyptic Turkish show The Rain and the supernatural Turkish series The Protector to the Spanish-language period drama Cable Girls. Must-watch Netflix foreign language co-productions also includes the German thriller Perfume and the Japanese food drama Samurai Gourmet.

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  • Hellbound
    Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Jeong Min Park
    • Premiered: 2021
    • Genres: Crime, Fantasy, Drama

    Language: Korean

  • Love 101
    Mert Yazicioglu, Kaan Urgancioglu, Kubilay Aka
    • Premiered: April 24, 2020
    • Genres: Comedy,Drama,Romance

    Language: Turkish

  • Criminal: Spain
    David Tennant, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Youssef Kerkour, Nathalie Baye
    • Premiered: 2019
    • Genres: Crime, Anthology, Police procedural

    Language: French, German, Spanish

  • Dark
    Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel
    • Premiered: December 1, 2017
    • Genres: Crime,Drama,Mystery

    Language: German

  • Unorthodox
    Jeff Wilbusch, Amit Rahav, Maria Schrader
    • Premiered: March 26, 2020
    • Genres: Drama

    Language: German, Yiddish

  • The Protector
    Çagatay Ulusoy, Hazar Ergüclü, Okan Yalabik
    • Premiered: December 14, 2018
    • Genres: Drama,Mystery,Thriller

    Language: Turkish

  • Drug Squad: Costa del Sol

    Drug Squad: Costa del Sol

    Language: Spanish

    Drug Squad: Costa del Sol (Netflix, 2019) is a Spanish police procedural television series. Four cops with very different personality unite to create a skilled narcotics squad in the Spain of late 70s.

  • 8


    Language: French

    Mortel (Netflix, 2019) is a French supernatural drama television series.

  • Young Royals
    Edvin Ryding, Pernilla August, Omar Rudberg
    • Premiered: July 1, 2021
    • Genres: Drama,Romance

    Language: Swedish

  • Shtisel
    Dov Glickman, Michael Aloni, Neta Riskin
    • Premiered: June 29, 2013
    • Genres: Drama

    Language: Hebrew, Yiddish

  • Baby
    Antonio Le Fosse, Giacomo Mazzariol, Marco Raspanti
    • Premiered: 2018
    • Genres: Drama

    Language: Italian

  • Into The Night
    Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Jan Bijvoet, Laurent Capelluto
    • Premiered: May 1, 2020
    • Genres: Drama,Science Fiction,Thriller

    Language: French

  • Kingdom
    Bae Doona, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong
    • Premiered: January 25, 2019
    • Genres: Action,Horror

    Language: Korean

  • When the Camellia Blooms
    Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok
    • Premiered: 2019
    • Genres: Romantic comedy, Thriller

    Language: Korean

  • Quicksand
    Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, Maria Sundbom
    • Premiered: April 5, 2019
    • Genres: Drama

    Language: Swedish

  • The Naked Director
    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Tetsuji Tamayama
    • Premiered: August 8, 2019
    • Genres: Drama,Documentary

    Language: Japanese

  • The Gift

    The Gift

    Language: Turkish

    The Gift (Netflix, 2019) is a Turkish supernatural drama television series. A painter in Istanbul embarks on a personal journey as she unearths universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site and its link to her past.

  • Club of Crows
    Luis Gerardo Méndez, Mariana Treviño, Stephanie Cayo
    • Genres: Comedy, Drama

    Language: Spanish

  • Élite
    Arón Piper, Miguel Bernardeau, Ester Expósito
    • Premiered: October 5, 2018
    • Genres: Crime,Drama

    Language: Spanish

  • Skylines


    Peri Baumeister, Sahin Eryilmaz, Edin Hasanovic
    • Premiered: 2019

    Language: German

    Skylines (Netflix, 2019) is a German television drama. The story follows Jinn (Hasanovic), a hip-hop producer in Frankfurt, Germany, where he signs with the record label Skyline Records and finds out that it is really a place where music and organized crime meet.

  • Biohackers
    Luna Wedler, Susanne Jokiel
    • Premiered: 2020
    • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Language: German

  • The Hook Up Plan
    Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï, Zita Hanrot
    • Premiered: December 7, 2018
    • Genres: Comedy

    Language: French

  • Better Than Us

    Better Than Us

    Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro, Aleksandr Ustyugov
    • Premiered: 2019

    Language: Russian

    Better Than Us (2018), also known as "Luchshe, chem lyudi," is a Russian dramatic sci-fi television series. Set in 2029, robots have become an ordinary part of human life - for most people, "Bots" are just soulless machines that perform routine work, but they also become capable of emotions, but others reject life with the bots, and will use violence if necessary.

  • Undercover
    Tom Waes, Anna Drijver, Frank Lammers
    • Premiered: February 24, 2019
    • Genres: Drama, Crime drama

    Language: Dutch

  • Marianne


    Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, Tiphaine Daviot
    • Premiered: 2019

    Language: French

    Marianne (Netflix, 2019) is a French drama horror television series. Lured back to her hometown, a famous horror writer (Victoire Du Bois) discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world.