best foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

This week’s Pop Culture Imports is filled with classics, old and new. That includes Jackie Chan’s beloved martial arts classic series Police Story, Sylvain Chomet’s award-winning animated film The Triplets of Belleville, and the new anime classic Attack on Titan. Joining them on the list of best foreign movies and TV streaming now are the gripping Argentinian psychological thriller The Son and a quietly moving romantic K-drama One Spring Night.

Fire up those subtitles, and let’s get streaming.

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(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.)

It’s been six years since the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan first aired and despite the countless side and main characters who have been brutally killed, and the world-shattering revelations we’ve experienced, it feels like the story is just getting started. This means there’s no better time to give this show a try!

For those who haven’t seen the show yet, Attack on Titan follows a group of teenagers living inside cities surrounded by three enormous walls that protect the last vestiges of humanity from gigantic humanoid “Titans” that devour people seemingly for no reason. One day, the outer wall is breached by a colossal Titan and thousands died following the attack, including the mother of Eren Yeager, our protagonist. The show then follows Eren as he vows to join the military so he can kill every single Titan he can find.

From there, we get an intricate and thrilling story of hopelessness, fighting to find your place in the world, and a series of twists that keep changing everything you think you know about the world of the show. Also, there’s plenty of action. So let’s get to why you should be watching Attack on Titan.

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It’s been over a week since the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones. No matter what you think of the finale – whether you are still mad over Davos not becoming Prime Minister of Westeros, or thought it was a perfect conclusion – there’s no denying the impact the live-action adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series had on people’s lives and pop culture.

It will be some time before we get another medieval fantasy TV show of this magnitude, if we ever get it, but in the meantime, fans are craving for the next big binge. Instead of looking at other similar shows that you will inevitably compare to Game of Thrones, why not look towards something different and watch some excellent anime shows? Here are some of the best shows to watch that will scratch different Game of Thrones itches.

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It director Andy Muschietti may have brought one of Stephen King’s most beloved books to life and received critical and commercial acclaim, but the anime game is a whole other story. It’s a genre that has felled the best directors, and even Muschietti’s distinctive visual flair may not prepare him for one of the most ambitious, weird, and grotesque popular animes to come out of Japan recently: Attack on Titan.

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It’s no secret that we here at /Film are big fans of Mondo and their very cool output of posters and collectibles. So we’re pleased to exclusively reveal six prints that the Austin-based company is bringing to San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Fans of Star Wars, Attack on Titan, Samurai Jack, Labyrinth, Beauty and the Beast, and 2001: A Space Odyssey who will be attending this year’s con will want to bring some extra cash (and probably a poster tube). Everyone else can still admire these beauties from afar.

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I haven’t read a single page of Attack on Titan, nor have I seen anything beyond a trailer for the anime or the Japanese live-action film from a few years ago. However, I have heard from the fans of this action/horror/science fiction series, who insist that it is excellent and worthy of my time. Now that Warner Bros. is currently looking to secure the rights to a new version with Harry Potter series producer David Heyman on board, it may finally be time to check it out.

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