best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

After last week‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed column, we’re back with our regular edition of Pop Culture Imports and the best foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming now. That includes the Cannes darling and absurdist Icelandic dramedy Woman at War, the return of the beloved fantasy K-drama Goblin to a (legal) streaming platform, the award-winning French inspirational biopic The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and the new seasons of Netflix originals Aggretsuko and Dark.

Fire up those subtitles (or in the case of Dark, those clunky English dubs) and let’s get streaming.

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The Kid Who Would Be King Trailer

David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Hoai-Tran Bui, staff writer at Slashfilm.com, to review The Kid Who Would Be King, the newest film by writer and director Joe Cornish. The cast sans Devindra moves on to Serenity, the latest film by Steven Knight. Read about why Serenity is the wackiest film this year on Slashfilm.com and watch David’s video essay on the film on Youtube, spoiler alert!

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‘Dark’ Season 2 Officially Ordered by Netflix

Dark Season 2

Dark, the eerie, stylish time-travel mystery show from Germany, just got the go-ahead for season 2 on Netflix. The series was marketed as a kind of German Stranger Things, and while it certainly shares some connections with that other Netflix hit, Dark is a bit more cerebral and a lot less nostalgic. Overall, it’s a creep-tastic show and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should stream it on Netflix ASAP. Here’s what we know about Dark season 2.

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Dark review

Kids on bikes. A small town with a dark secret. An underbelly of supernatural forces threatening the town at large. A government building conducting experiments that will lead to further problems. No, it’s not Stranger Things, it’s Netflix’s first German-language original series Dark.

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Dark trailer

On the lookout for a new Netflix obsession? How about Dark, a new German series about disappearances, family drama and perhaps some time travel thrown in for good measure. A new, ominous Dark trailer has arrived to get its hooks into you ahead of the show’s Netflix debut.

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dark trailer

Keeping track of every original film and series coming to Netflix was already a challenging and mind-melting task before the streaming giant decided to start directly producing content outside of the United States. Sure, they’ve acquired projects that were created around the world before, but their new move into Europe suggests an even grander plan…and even more shows you need to find time to watch.

The latest Netflix-produced project to get a trailer comes out of Germany, and it looks creepy and promising, like Stranger Things and Twin Peaks, and The Killing had a twisted little baby. You can watch the Dark trailer below.

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