14 Foreign Films to Watch on Netflix Right Now
It’s about this time of the year that most people go into movie fatigue. All the summer blockbusters have been rolled out, and it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve seen iterations of the same film advertised over and over again.
Foreign films might be just what you need to cleanse the cinematic palate. I have searched far and wide for you, dear reader, traversing international territory to bring you a list of the best foreign films already in your library, available to stream on Netflix right now.
So even if you aren’t going somewhere fabulous this summer, you can still find a temporary escape.
1. City of God (2002)
I highlighted this movie when it was first made available in July, but it’s so great that it deserves a second mention. Rio de Janeiro’s ruthless gang culture is revealed through the eyes of budding photographer Rocket, who documents the rise and fall of his friends as the reality of poverty takes hold.
2. Holy Motors (2012)
French director/eccentric genius Leos Carax is by no means prolific. But when he makes a movie, it’s hard to ignore. Take Holy Motors, for instance, a surreal story about a mysterious man named Monsieur Oscar, whose job it is to inhabit disparate bodies in separate shifts throughout the day. Within the span of two hours, we tour the dramatic worlds of many a personality, and not without some insane and visually stunning moments along the way.