best foreign movies and tv streaming

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

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but you still have time to impress your significant other with foreign-language shows and movies. But don’t worry, not all movies with subtitles are stuffy prestige dramas. We have quite an eclectic collection of foreign movies and TV shows in this week’s Pop Culture Imports, which include a zany New Zealand comedy, a bombastic Chinese blockbuster, a classic action anime series, a reunion for a beloved K-drama couple, and a Mexican twist on a hit baking competition.

Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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the breaker upperers trailer

The New Zealand comedy scene has a new pair of stars in the form of Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, the stars and directors of the quirky unromantic comedy The Breaker Upperers. Van Beek and Sami star as two cynical women who open an agency that helps couples break up, but their smooth partnership is interrupted when one of them falls in love with a client.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we cheat on our spouses, get a behind-the-scenes look at Stanley Kubrick’s process, solve a puzzle with Kelly Macdonald, go old school roller skating, and then pay someone to break up with our significant others. Read More »

on chesil beach trailer

Are you looking for some excitement? Well, nothing, and I mean nothing, is more exciting than a trailer round-up. This latest trailer round-up features a new film featuring Saoirse RonanPandas!; a horror movie that looks good but has a bit of a poor title; a documentary about Andre the Giant; yet another Thoroughbreds trailer; and much more. The trailer round-up awaits you below.

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