Netflix: 5 Best Non-English Shows According To Rotten Tomatoes


Netflix is home to hundreds of movies and television series all across the globe. It became one of the most in-demand and successful online streaming platforms, a testament to the ever-evolving viewing habits of people. It has certainly come a long way from DVD rentals and mails; now, we have the latest shows in just one click.

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One of the best features of Netflix is the variety of shows that a single viewer can enjoy. Not just the range of genres but also the diverse choices. Many foreign shows have been added to its library, and now, anyone can watch a film or two in their preferred language. Here are the best non-English shows on Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes:


Squid Game (2021) – 95%

Squid Game Netflix

Squid Game is a Korean survival horror drama that unexpectedly took the world by storm. Its popularity made the show the most-watched series of all time, hence, granting a second season. The mechanics of the game is very simple, but the consequences are lethal. Children’s game, you say?


Every time a player wins a challenge, they advance to the next round; the losers will then have to face immediate death. There will only be one winner, and that player will take home a fortune to pay off their debts.

Dark (2017) – 95%

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Dark is a German-language time travel series that will bend your mind. The characters living in a small town find out that traveling through space and time is possible, yet this discovery will also unfold dark secrets from the past.

The show received critical acclaim and lasted for three seasons. The intense and gripping story combined with science fiction will certainly have the viewers glued to their screens for hours on end.


Kingdom (2019) – 96%

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Kingdom is a Korean zombie thriller series which took place in the 16th century under the Joseon dynasty. With the stream of zombie shows here and there, this series rose above the crowd and gained instant popularity. The story revolves around a mysterious illness that seemingly originated from a poisonous plant.


The series has currently two seasons and one feature-length film that was released in 2021. Fans and critics alike praise the stunning cinematography and original story, along with the talented cast, and the appearance of Korean star Jun Ji-Hyun.

Elite (2018) – 97%



Elite is a Spanish teen drama series that revolves around a prestigious secondary school and the relationship between the rich kids and the poor ones. It may sound like a typical high school story but wait… there’s murder involved, and everyone can be a suspect.

The show is a big hit and has already spanned five seasons with another coming up soon. Rotten Tomatoes reviews said that the characters are charismatic and the story is highly digestible.


Lupin (2021) – 97%

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Lupin is a French-language drama based on a story starring master thief Arsene Lupin, a character from a 1900s novel. Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, and his plan is to take vengeance on the person who murdered his father.


So far, it has one season consisting of 10 episodes. A new sequel has been confirmed by Netflix, and reviewers from Rotten Tomatoes described it as “smart, sexy, and stylish.”


Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.