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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
Sacred Games 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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The Naked Director is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journ... is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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Élite is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 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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Family Business is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Family Business Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon, Julia Piaton

Language: French

Family Business is a 2019 French web television series created by Igor Gotesman. The show follows Joseph, a failed entrepreneur, who discovers cannabis is about to be legalized in France, so he starts up his own marijuana coffeeshop. 

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1983 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
1983 Robert Wieckiewicz, Maciej Musial, Michalina Olszanska

Language: Polish

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YG Future Strategy Office is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
YG Future Strategy Office Amy Aleha, Kim Jinwoo, Ga-eun Kim

Language: Korean

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Jimmy: The True Story of a Tru... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot Akiyoshi Nakao, Tetsuji Tamayama, Hiroyuki Onoue

Language: Japanese

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When the Camellia Blooms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok
When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-thriller television series. Dong Baek (Gong Hyo-jin), owner of a bar named Camellia, encounters three men who will change ...more
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Marseille is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Monarca is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Alan Del Castillo, Ramón Medína, Osvaldo Benavides

Language: Spanish

Monarca (Netflix, 2019) is a Mexican drama television series created and produced by Diego Gutiérrez. The plot centers on a billionaire tequila magnate and his family thrive in the ...more
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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
David Tennant, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Youssef Kerkour, Nathalie Baye

Language: French, German, Spanish

Criminal: UK, Criminal: France, Criminal: Germany, and Criminal: Spain (Netflix, 2019) are parts of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith. The series ...more
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My Country is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
My Country
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Yankee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Ana Layevska, Pamela Almanza, Sebastián Ferrat

Language: Spanish

Yankee (Netflix, 2019) is a Mexican Spanish-language web television series created by Diego Enrique Osorno. The story follows Malcolm Moriarty (Pablo Lyle), a young entrepreneur from Arizona who ...more
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Club of Crows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Luis Gerardo Méndez, Mariana Treviño, Stephanie Cayo

Language: Spanish

Club of Crows (Netflix, 2015) is a Mexican comedy-drama TV series directed by Gary Alazraki. After the death of its owner, Mexican football club Cuervos F deals with a power struggle between the ...more
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Better Than Us is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salar... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Sintonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
MC JottaPê, Christian Malheiros, Bruna Mascarenhas

Language: Portugese

Sintonia (Netflix, 2019) is a Brazilian drama web television series created and directed by Kondzilla. Narrated from the point of view of three different characters, the story of Sintonia will ...more
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Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Skylines is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Hook Up Plan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Foreign Language Shows
Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï, Zita Hanrot

Language: French

The Hook Up Plan (Netflix, 2018) is a French romantic comedy series created by Chris Lang, Noemie Saglio, and Julien Teisseire. Elsa (Zita Hanrot) gets hung up on an ex and her best friends ...more