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The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows  

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List Rules 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.

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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Dark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel

Language: German

Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more
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Marianne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Marianne Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, Tiphaine Daviot

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.

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Sacred Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Language: Hindi

Sacred Games (Netflix, 2018) is an Indian web television thriller series based on the 2006 novel by Vikram Chandra. Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) is a troubled police officer in Mumbai who ...more
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Better Than Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Better Than Us Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro, Aleksandr Ustyugov

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.

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Atelier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Mirei Kiritani, Mao Daichi, Mayuko Kawakita

Language: Japanese

Atelier (Netflix, 2015) is a Japanese web television drama series. A new employee struggles to find her place at a high-class lingerie design house.
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The Naked Director is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Tetsuji Tamayama

Language: Japanese

The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese biographical drama television series. The series follows the true story of the career of Pinku (the Japanese softcore film sub-genre) director ...more
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How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke, Danilo Kamperidis

Language: German

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix, 2019) is a German coming-of-age comedy-drama web television series co-created by Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann. Inspired by a true ...more
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Élite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Miguel Herrán, Aron Piper, Mina El Hammani

Language: Spanish

Elite (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "Élite" and stylized as "ÉLITƎ" is a Spanish teen drama television series created and written by Carlos Montero and ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong

Language: Korean

Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown prince (Ju ...more
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Lilyhammer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen

Language: Norwegian, English

Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New York gangster, Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano, trying to start a new life in isolated ...more
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Cable Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Maggie Civantos, Nadia de Santiago, Ana Fernández

Language: Spanish

Cable Girls (Netflix, 2017) is a Spanish period drama web television series. In 1928, four young women move to Madrid to work at a modern telecommunications company.
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My Only Love Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Lee Jong-hyun, Gong Seung-yeon, Lee Jae-jin

Language: Korean

My Only Love Song (Netflix, 2017) is a South Korean fusion historical television series directed by Min Doo-sik. A conceited pop star (Gong Seung-yeon) accidentally falls into a time-slip portal ...more
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Blazing Transfer Students is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama

Language: Japanese

Blazing Transfer Students (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action series directed by Toshio Lee, based on the manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. Set years after the original story, the show revolves around ...more
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Estocolmo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Juana Viale, Esteban Lamothe, Luciano Cáceres

Language: Spanish

Estocolmo (Netflix, 2016) is an Argentine TV series created by Diego Palacio and Nacho Viale. An undercover agent, a prosecutor, and a journalist try to bring down a human trafficking ring, but ...more
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Good Morning Call is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Moe Arai, Haruka Fukuhara, Shun'ya Shiraishi

Language: Japanese

Good Morning Call (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese live-action television series directed by Yo Kawahara, based on the manga series by Yue Takasuka. Nao rents her dream apartment, but things are ...more
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Hibana: Spark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Kento Hayashi, Kazuki Namioka, Mugi Kadowaki

Language: Japanese

Hibana: Spark (Netflix, 2016) is a web television series based on the novel by Naoki Matayoshi. An aspiring stand-up comedian Tokunaga (Kento Hayashi) embarks on an apprenticeship with Kamiya ...more
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Million Yen Women is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Yôjirô Noda, Rila Fukushima, Rena Matsui

Language: Japanese

Million Yen Women (Netflix, 2017) is a live-action mystery drama series based on the Japanese manga by Shunju Aono. Five women move into Shin's house, a frustrated writer who organizes a homely ...more
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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Vagabond Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok

Language: Korean

Vagabond (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean action-thriller television series. Determined to find out the truth behind a mysterious airplane accident, Cha Dal-gun (Lee Seung-gi) embarks on an investigation that leads him to a tangled web of corruption.

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Bard of Blood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Bard of Blood Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sobhita Dhulipala

Language: Hindi

Bard of Blood (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian spy thriller web series based on the 2015 espionage novel of the same name by Bilal Siddiqi. Excommunicated RAW agent Kabir Anand (Emraan Hashmi) returns to a covert mission with analyst Isha (Sobhita Dhulipala) and another sleeper agent Veer Singh (Vineet Kumar Singh) to rescue four RAW agents captured in Balochistan.

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Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita

Language: Japanese

Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese reality series, and a reboot of the 1999 series. Searching for true love, seven men and women board a pink bus and journey through ...more
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa

Language: Japanese

Erased (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese drama series based on the manga by Kei Sanbe. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent ...more
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Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salar... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Onoe Matsuya, Ishikawa Ren, Minagawa Sarutoki

Language: Japanese

Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman (Netflix, 2017) is a Japanese comedy-drama series. Although his colleagues perceive him as a fast and efficient worker that everyone can trust, salaryman ...more
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Skylines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Skylines Peri Baumeister, Sahin Eryilmaz, Edin Hasanovic

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.

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Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Radhika Apte, Manav Kaul, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee

Language: Hindi

Ghoul (Netflix, 2018) is an English-language Indian action horror miniseries created by Patrick Graham. A prisoner arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his ...more
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Marseille is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel

Language: French

Marseille (Netflix, 2016) is a French television series created by Dan Franck. After 20 years as mayor of Marseille, Robert Taro (Gérard Depardieu) enters into a war of succession with ...more