Last Updated: July 3, 2019

If you're a lover of foreign movies and international film, Netflix has something for you. Among its many titles, the streaming giant has a large selection of foreign films, so you can explore the world of film outside the United States. Though too often forgotten until we learn the nominees for its one Oscar category, international film deserves year-round recognition; some of the best movies of all time come from beyond our borders, and recent history proves it. Just ask Oscar-winning Roma, awarded for cinematography, directing, and achievement in foreign language film, from the mind of acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón.

It can be easy to forget that foreign film includes all of the same genres and categories we love, from comedy to horror to thrillers coming-of-age movies. You might mainly know Netflix for TV shows, but there's plenty of must-see cinema streaming, too. These are the best foreign films on Netflix.