best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

We’re coming up on the end of the year, and the time when most outlets and critics have released their best of the year lists. Among the usual suspects are a few foreign-language films you’ve never heard of (and no, we’re not talking about Minari), or that might’ve slipped you by. Well, never fear! This week’s Pop Culture Imports is dedicated to those hidden gems, those best international films of the year that you can stream before the year is done.

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

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best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

In unprecedented times such as these, is there really only one kind of movie you can turn to? One that can offer you an escape, tap into your rage, or quench your thirst? Probably not, but you can achieve at least one of these with this week’s batch of foreign-language films in Pop Culture Imports. This week we have French-Israeli festival darling Synonyms, the Mexican coming-of age gem I’m No Longer Here, the Jackie Chan martial arts comedy classic Police Story, Mamoru Hosoda’s whimsical time travel anime Mirai, and the sexy riff on Alfred Hitchcok’s NotoriousLust, Caution.

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

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i'm no longer here trailer

Netflix has done a fantastic job of boosting international film festival darlings, even if they get buried underneath the sea of content that the streaming giant churns out every day. Netflix’s latest festival acquisition is the Mexican teen drama I’m No Longer Here, from writer/director Fernando Frías de la Parra, who recently came off the success of the first season of HBO’s Los Espookys. Watch the I’m No Longer Here trailer below.

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