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Non-English Movies You Must Watch


We are pretty sure that you have watched every possible movie and TV show on Netflix and now you are looking for suggestions. Have you already watched movies in other different streaming platforms and you have run out of ideas?

You are on the right page as in this post we will give you some suggestions regarding Non-English Movies that are a must. You might have heard about them as they have won or have been nominated for important awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, and many more.

So, scroll down and have a look.


  1. Incendies

This movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve, known for Arrival, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners etc. As you can tell from these movies, Incendies is yet another masterpiece of Villeneuve.

The story captivates you since the very beginning. Brother and sister have to travel to their mother’s native country in the Middle East to uncover her hidden past and to find out who their father and big brother are. What will they discover?

Watch it and let us know your thoughts about it.


  1. Parasite

For sure you already know about this movie. It became so famous and everyone kept talking about it, especially after winning the Oscars in the category for “Best Picture”, an award that was never won by a Non-English movie.

If you are in the minority of people who still haven’t watched Parasite, it is the perfect time for you.

The story begins with a poor family trying every possible scheme to get employed by a wealthy family.


  1. Capernaum

Who would have thought that this Lebanese drama film could be a stunning piece of cinema?

The movie tells the story of a 12 year old boy who is sentenced to five years in jail and sues his parents for child neglect. What were the reasons that drove him to do such thing? You just have to watch it.


  1. Wild Tales (Relatos salavajes)

Six short stories that explore how far the humans can go when found in stressful situations. This dark-comedy film will be a total surprise for you.


  1. The Lives of Others

We have all heard stories about people’s houses being in surveillance by the secret police, but what if we told you that this movie talks about an agent of the secret police in 1984 East Berlin, conducting surveillance on a writer and his girlfriend and he becomes so attached to their lives?


  1. City of God (Cidade de Deus)

This movie depicts the growth of organized crime in Cidade de Deus in Rio de Janeiro between the 60s and the 80s. A young boy, passionate about photography, finds himself in the middle of all this chaos.


  1. A separation

An amazing and touching story that will make you experience every situation as it is happening to you. A couple faces many obstacles in their life, which leads to the decision to get a divorce that brings only disappointment and desperation to their daughter.


  1. The Intouchables

A beautiful friendship is born when an immigrant is hired to take care of a disabled man.


  1. Cinema Paradiso

Although this movie was released in 1988, not many people have watched it.

A filmmaker sends us back in his childhood when he fell in love with the pictures of the cinema at his village. A beautiful friendship is developed between him and the cinema’s projectionist. The latter taught the young boy how to project a film and show it on the big screen.


  1. Spirited Away

A successful Anime worth watching that is not for children only. Chihiro and her parents are trapped in an abandoned theme park. Her parents are transformed into pigs after eating food they find at the theme park and Chihiro is lost in the world of spirits.



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