Special Report

The Best International Shows to Ever Stream on Netflix

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30. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-present)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 27,743
> Country of origin: Japan
> Starring: David Vincent, Matthew Mercer, Daisuke Ono, Unshô Ishizuka

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” is a manga-based Japanese animation series following the strange saga of the Joestar family, from the late 1800s to today, as they battle supernatural forces and ancient rivals in order to protect their heritage. Along their journey, they encounter powerful villains and must use all of their strength to survive. The series is split into segments each based around one of the Joestars.

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29. Move to Heaven (2021)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 7,252
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Adam McArthur, Lee Jehoon, Tang Joon-sang, Olivia Castanho

“Move to Heaven” is a dramatic series about a young man with Asperger’s syndrome and his ex-convict uncle, who becomes his guardian. The two operate a trauma cleaning business, sanitizing the scenes of deadly crimes and fatal accidents and processing the belongings of the deceased. Struggling with unresolved issues from the past, the two grow closer as they help others find closure.

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28. Stranger (2017-present)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 9,038
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Cho Seung-woo, Bae Doona, Lee Jun-hyuk, Jeon Bae-soo

“Stranger” is a Korean crime drama focused on a socially awkward public prosecutor (he suffers from aphantasia – the inability to form mental images) who teams up with a female police lieutenant to investigate a murder which leads to a major corruption case.

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27. Borgen (2010-2022)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 27,978
> Country of origin: Denmark
> Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Malling, Lisbeth Wulff

“Borgen” is a Danish political thriller about Birgitte Nyborg, a politician who unexpectedly becomes the first female prime minister of Denmark. With the support of her political advisor, former journalist Katrine Fønsmark, Nyborg must navigate the cutthroat world of politics. Along the way, she must confront opposition from other politicians and the media.

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26. Signal (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 7,869
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Lee Jehoon, Kim Hye-su, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Won-Hae

One of the highest-rated shows in Korean cable TV history, “Signal” is a police procedural with an overlay of fantasy. It follows a criminal profiler who discovers a mysterious walkie-talkie which allows him to communicate with a detective from an earlier era. The two join forces, becoming friends as they work cold cases and bring justice to the perpetrators of past crimes.

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