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The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows

Updated November 13, 2020 1.8k votes 184 voters 4.2k views135 items

List RulesVote 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.

Vote up the best original foreign language series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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  • 1
    Dark
    87
    15

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Language: German

  • 2
    Kingdom
    57
    12

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

    Language: Korean

  • 3
    Sacred Games
    59
    17

    Sacred Games

    Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Thriller

    Language: Hindi

  • 4
    Élite
    50
    15

    Élite

    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Teen drama

    Language: Spanish

  • 5
    3%
    43
    12

    3%

    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama-Thriller, Science fiction

    Language: Portuguese

  • 6
    The Rain
    36
    12

    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Language: Danish

    Check out other great shows like The Rain!

  • 7
    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)
    28
    5

    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

    Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Crime, Drama, Dark comedy

    Language: German

  • 8
    The Naked Director
    32
    11

    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Biopic, Drama

    Language: Japanese

  • 9
    Delhi Crime
    34
    16

    Delhi Crime

    Swati Bhatia, Shefali Shah

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Crime Drama

    Language: Hindi

  • 10
    The Protector
    32
    16

    The Protector

    Çagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Aysin Turan

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi

    Language: Turkish

  • 11
    Quicksand
    26
    11

    Quicksand

    Hanna Ardéhn, William Spetz

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, drama

    Language: Swedish

  • 12
    Undercover
    22
    7

    Undercover

    Tom Waes, Anna Drijver

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime drama

    Language: Dutch

  • 13
    Suburra: Blood on Rome
    23
    8

    Suburra: Blood on Rome

    Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara

    Language: Italian

  • 14
    Dogs of Berlin
    24
    10

    Dogs of Berlin

    Felix Kramer, Fahri Yardim

    Premiered2018

    Language: German

  • 15
    Lilyhammer
    19
    5

    Lilyhammer

    Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Language: Norwegian, English

  • 16
    Siempre Bruja
    20
    7

    Siempre Bruja

    Sofia Bernal Araujo, Valeria Emiliani

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    Language: Spanish

  • 17
    Marianne
    24
    11

    Marianne

    Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah

    Premiered2019

    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.

  • 18
    Atelier
    24
    11

    Atelier

    Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Language: Japanese

  • 19
    Crime Diaries
    23
    11

    Crime Diaries

    Martín Altomaro, Norma Angélica

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Anthology, Crime, Drama

    Language: Spanish

  • 20
    Club of Crows
    15
    2

    Club of Crows

    Luis Gerardo Méndez, Mariana Treviño

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Language: Spanish

  • 21
    Better Than Us
    20
    8

    Better Than Us

    Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro

    Premiered2019

    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.

  • 22
    Erased
    21
    11

    Erased

    Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

    Language: Japanese

  • 23
    The House of Flowers
    19
    9

    The House of Flowers

    Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Telenovela, Comedy

    Language: Spanish

  • 24
    When the Camellia Blooms
    18
    8

    When the Camellia Blooms

    Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Thriller

    Language: Korean

  • 25
    1983
    22
    14

    1983

    Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial

    Premiered2018

    Language: Polish