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The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows

Updated January 8, 2021 1.8k votes 189 voters 4.5k views143 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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  • Dark1
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    16

    Dark

    Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Language: German

    Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • Kingdom2
    57
    13

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

    Language: Korean

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Sacred Games3
    61
    18

    Sacred Games

    Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Thriller

    Language: Hindi

    Sacred Games (Netflix, 2018) is an Indian web television thriller series based on the 2006... more on Wikipedia
  • Élite4
    51
    15

    Élite

    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Teen drama

    Language: Spanish

    Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos... more on Wikipedia
  • 3%5
    43
    12

    3%

    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama-Thriller, Science fiction

    Language: Portuguese

    3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The... more on Wikipedia
  • The Rain6
    36
    12

    The Rain

    Iben Hjejle, Alba August

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller

    Language: Danish

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    The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and... more on Wikipedia
  • How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)7
    28
    5

    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

    Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke

    Premiered2019

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

    Language: German

    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix, 2019) is a German coming-of-age comedy-drama web... more on Wikipedia
  • The Naked Director8
    32
    11

    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Biopic, Drama

    Language: Japanese

  • Delhi Crime9
    34
    16

    Delhi Crime

    Swati Bhatia, Shefali Shah

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime, Crime Drama

    Language: Hindi

    Delhi Crime (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian anthology television drama. Based on the true story... more on Wikipedia
  • The Protector10
    33
    16

    The Protector

    Çagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Aysin Turan

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Fantasy, Sci-fi

    Language: Turkish

    The Protector (Netflix, 2018) is a Turkish drama fantasy series. Given mystical powers by a... more on Wikipedia
  • Quicksand11
    26
    11

    Quicksand

    Hanna Ardéhn, William Spetz

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, drama

    Language: Swedish

    Quicksand (Netflix, 2019), in Swedish "Störst av allt", is a Swedish crime drama based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Undercover12
    22
    7

    Undercover

    Tom Waes, Anna Drijver

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime drama

    Language: Dutch

    Undercover (VRT, Netflix, 2019) is a Belgian television crime drama. A major ecstasy producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Suburra: Blood on Rome13
    23
    8

    Suburra: Blood on Rome

    Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara

    Language: Italian

    Suburra: Blood on Rome (Netflix, 2017) is an Italian crime drama web television series... more on Wikipedia
  • Dogs of Berlin14
    24
    10

    Dogs of Berlin

    Felix Kramer, Fahri Yardim

    Premiered2018

    Language: German

  • Lilyhammer15
    19
    5

    Lilyhammer

    Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa

    Premiered2012

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

    Language: Norwegian, English

    Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New... more on Wikipedia
  • Siempre Bruja16
    20
    7

    Siempre Bruja

    Sofia Bernal Araujo, Valeria Emiliani

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    Language: Spanish

    Siempre Bruja (Netflix, 2019), also called "Always A Witch," is a Colombian fantasy drama... more on Wikipedia
  • Marianne17
    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.

  • Atelier18
    24
    11

    Atelier

    Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Language: Japanese

    Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to... more on Wikipedia
  • Crime Diaries19
    23
    11

    Crime Diaries

    Martín Altomaro, Norma Angélica

    Premiered2019

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

    Language: Spanish

    Crime Diaries (Netflix, 2019), originally named "Historia de un crimen," is a Mexican true... more on Wikipedia
  • Erased20
    22
    11

    Erased

    Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

    Language: Japanese

    Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After... more on Wikipedia
  • Club of Crows21
    15
    2

    Club of Crows

    Luis Gerardo Méndez, Mariana Treviño

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Language: Spanish

    Club of Crows (Netflix, 2015) is a Mexican comedy-drama TV series directed by Gary Alazraki.... more on Wikipedia
  • Better Than Us22
    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.

  • The House of Flowers23
    19
    9

    The House of Flowers

    Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Telenovela, Comedy

    Language: Spanish

    The House of Flowers (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "La Casa de las Flores," is a Mexican... more on Wikipedia
  • When the Camellia Blooms24
    18
    8

    When the Camellia Blooms

    Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Thriller

    Language: Korean

    When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-thriller television... more on Wikipedia
  • 198325
    22
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    1983

    Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial

    Premiered2018

    Language: Polish