April and May has seen Netflix release tons of new original content including the comedy/drama series Beef, the historical drama film The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die, the Keri Russell led political drama series The Diplomat, the Bridgerton prequel series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, action/thriller movie The Mother starring Jennifer Lopez, and most recently, the To All The Boys spinoff series, XO, Kitty. At the same time, they’ve also released some incredible foreign original films from all over the world.

We’ve highlighted 8 new foreign Netflix original films that all range in genre to check out.

AKA (French)

Genre: Crime/Action/Thriller

Cast: Alban Lenoir, Éric Cantona, Sveva Alviti, Noe Chabbat, Lucille Guillaume, Kevin Layne, Thibault de Montalembert, Saïdou Camara, Vincent Heneine

Synopsis: “A steely special ops agent finds his morality put to the test when he infiltrates a crime syndicate and unexpectedly bonds with the boss’s young son.”

 Alban Lenoir as Adam Franco in AKA. Photo by: Netflix

Faithfully Yours (Dutch)

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Cast: Bracha van Doesburgh, Nasrdin Dchar, Elise Schaap, Gijs Naber, Matteo Simoni, Hannah Hoekstra, Sofie Decleir, Anna De Ceulaer

Synopsis: “Using each other as alibis, two friends sneak off to indulge in secret affairs – but their elaborate web of lies unravels when one of them goes missing.”

(L-R) Nasrdin Dchar as Milan and Bracha van Doesburgh as Bodil in Faithfully Yours. Photo by: Martijn van Gelder/Millstreet Films

Fanfic (Polish)

Genre: Drama/LGBTQ+/YA

Cast: Alina Szewczyk, Dobromir Dymecki, Jan Cięciara, Ignacy Liss, Krzysztof Oleksyn, Agnieszka Rajda, Oskar Rybaczek, Wiktoria Kruszczyńska

Synopsis: “Two high school students form an intense connection as they navigate the challenges of discovering and expressing their truest selves.”

(L-R) Alin Szewczyk as Toska and Jan Cięciara as Leon in Fanfic. Photo by: Przemek Pączkowski/Netflix

Hunger (Thai)

Genre: Drama

Cast: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Nopachai Jayanama, Gunn Svasti, Bhumibhat Thavornsiri

Synopsis: “Aoy, a woman in her twenties, runs her family’s local stir-fried noodles restaurant in the old quarter of Bangkok. One day, she receives an invitation to leave the family business and join team ‘Hunger’, Thailand’s number one luxury Chef’s table team led by the famously ingenious, and infamously nasty, Chef Paul.”

(L-R) Nopachai Chaiyanam as Chef Paul and Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying as Aoy in Hunger. Photo by: Netflix

Oh Belinda (Turkish)

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Cast: Neslihan Atagül, Serkan Çayoglu, Necip Memili, Meral Çetinkaya, Sacide Tasaner, Beril Pozam, Efe Tuncer, Tim Seyfi, Gamze Karaduman

Synopsis: “A young actor’s perfect life takes a madcap turn when she agrees to star in a commercial and suddenly gets transported to her character’s world.”

Neslihan Atagül as Dilara in Oh Belinda. Photo by: Netflix

One More Time (Swedish)

Genre: Romance/Comedy/Fantasy

Cast: Hedda Stiernstedt, Miriam Ingrid, Elinor Silfversparre, Maxwell Cunningham, Vanna Rosenberg, Tove Edfeldt, Lo Kauppi, Per Fritzell

Synopsis: “When 40-year-old Amelia (Hedda Stiernstedt) is hit by a truck the night of her birthday she wakes up back in 2002, on her 18th birthday, with the chance to relive her best day and make her life the perfect vision of what she’d intended it to be. But when she realizes that she’s stuck in a time-loop, destined to relive the same day over and over again, she decides to figure out what she needs to fix in order to literally leave the past behind and return to present day.”

Hedda Stiernstedt as Amelia in One More Time. Photo by: Netflix

Phenomena (Spanish)

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Cast: Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Belén Rueda, Iván Massagué, Gracia Olayo, Toni Acosta, Miren Ibarguren, Antonio Pagudo, Óscar Ortuño

Synopsis: “In the late 90’s, Sagrario (Belén Rueda), Paz (Gracia Olayo) Gloria (Toni Acosta) and Father Girón (Emilio Gutiérrez Cava), form an investigation team specialized in paranormal phenomena: the Hepta group. Although the group is not going through its best moment, they agree to investigate an antique shop where strange things are happening. But what seemed like a case like any other, will become the most difficult of their lives. And only together they will be able to solve it.”

(L-R) Gracia Olayo as Paz, Belén Rueda as Sagrario, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba as Padre Pilón, and Toni Acosta as Gloria in Phenomena. Photo by: Netflix

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe (Norwegian)

Genre: YA/Drama/Romance

Cast: Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne, Sammy Germain Wadi, Amalie Sporsheim, Filip Bargee Ramberg, Ines Høysæter Asserson, Hannah Larsen Walberg, Mathias Storhøi, Ina Dajanna Ervik, Vår Sørensen Grønlie, Niels Skåber, Kirsti Stubø, Frode Winther

Synopsis: “After the dramatic end to last year’s ball, challenges await the Norwegian princess. When family drama piles up for the royal family, Margrethe must find her own voice, not only as a princess, but also as a young woman looking for love.”

Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne as Margrethe in Royalteen: Princess Margrethe. Photo by: Netflix


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