Netflix is easily one of, if not the, biggest online streaming service available. Every day, tons of people curl up with their TV, laptop, phone, you name it, and binge their favorite shows on the platform. But if you're in dire need of something new to watch this weekend and want to expand your horizons, look no further than this list of the top foreign Netflix series you should check out right now!
“A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain and take home 2.4 billion euros,” reads the IMDB description.
No foreign TV series list can be complete without this Spanish crime drama. Money Heist became a favourite when it premiered on Netflix. The show is narrated by a criminal mastermind who goes by the name “The Professor” and has crafted a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history. The professor plans to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To implement the plan, he recruits eight individuals – each with a particular talent and for a certain reason.
The two part show did so well that Netflix renewed the series and approved it for a third season. The show returns to the streaming platform this July.
A Very Secret Service
“At the height of Cold War in 1960, Andre Merlaux joins the French Secret Services and contends with enemies both foreign and bureaucratic.”
This French comedy drama series follows Merlaux as he accepts a cryptic summons to take the job of a trainee officer with the French Secret Services. Created by Jean-François Halin and produced by Gilles de Verdière, the series was commissioned by Arte. It premiered in 2015. In July 2016, the comedy series was slotted on Netflix. The second season debuted in August 2018.
If you are into dystopian science fiction such as The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner then this Brazilian thriller is just the thing for you. Set in a world sharply divided between progress and devastation, people are given the chance to make it to the "better side". There is a catch, however, as only 3% of the candidates can succeed.