pop culture imports

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

We may be drowning in the hundreds of original streaming titles that are released each month, but there are so many foreign-language movies and shows that are just begging for you to stream them. This week we have the directorial debut of world-renowned animation giant Hayao Miyazaki, a tour-de-force performance from Diane Kruger, a heartwarming documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda, John Woo‘s high-octane Netflix action movie packed to the brim with doves, and an intriguing Danish semi-zombie series.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and dive into the best foreign-language titles of the week.

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the rain trailer

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a new Netflix original series. The Rain is a new post-apocalyptic drama from the streaming service, set in a world where a rain-carried virus wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. Watch the full The Rain trailer below.

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The Rain trailer

In Netflix’s new post-apocalyptic series The Rain, a virus carried by the rain has destroyed civilization as we know it. Now, a group of young survivors will band together and see how much longer they can last in this decimated new world. Watch The Rain trailer below.

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