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The Best International Shows to Ever Stream on Netflix

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25. Delhi Crime (2019-present)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 24,219
> Country of origin: India
> Starring: Rasika Dugal, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Anurag Arora

This Hindi- and English-language drama depicts the aftermath of a vicious gang rape, based on a real occurrence. The story follows the intense investigation of the crime. With all of Delhi in shock, a deputy police commissioner is determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. His quest takes him and his team through the dark alleys of the city, pushing moral and legal boundaries to get to the truth.

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24. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user votes: 74,689
> Country of origin: Japan
> Starring: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” is an animated show taking place 15 years after a worldwide cataclysmic event called the Second Impact, which has left much of the globe submerged in the sea. Gigantic beings ironically called Angels threaten the cities that remain. The only foes that can combat and perhaps defeat them are human-controlled Evangelion robots, piloted by teenagers. One of them, Shinji, learns secrets about both the Angels and his own family as he does battle.

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23. Mr. Queen (2020-2021)
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user votes: 6,856
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Hye-Sun Shin, Kim Jung-hyun, Seol In-ah, Kim Tae-woo

Based on a Chinese web series, “Mr. Queen” is a fantasy comedy-drama that tells the tale of a smug, womanizing modern-day chef who finds himself transported back to the 19th century, where he is trapped in the body of a young woman named So-Yong – the future queen of Korea. As the chef tries to figure out a way to return home, he/she becomes embroiled in palace politics and learns that the king is not what he appears to be.

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22. Flower of Evil (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user votes: 10,168
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Lee Joon-Gi, Moon Chae-Won, Seo Hyun-woo, Choi Dae-hoon

“Flower of Evil” is a Korean thriller about a female detective married to a man who conceals his true identity from her. As she begins to investigate a series of murders, she is forced to face reality, and discover what her husband may be hiding from her.

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21. Twenty Five Twenty One (2022)
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user votes: 9,501
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Ji-yeon, Choi Hyun-wook, Lee Joo-myung

“Twenty Five Twenty One” covers the lives of five friends from 1998 to 2021. The series uses the device of a secret diary to focus on the story of two of the friends – a teenage fencing prodigy who is forced to give up her dream of competing in the Olympics and a young man whose family has gone bankrupt, but who eventually finds success as a sports reporter. The two fall in love along the way, but end up parting.

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20. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) 
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user votes: 27,198
> Country of origin: South Korea
> Starring: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, Oh Jung-se, Park Gyuyoung

“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” is a drama about two individuals: a caretaker at a psychiatric facility who lives with his autistic brother and a children’s book writer. Each is afflicted with their own problems, but they come together to heal each other’s emotional pain. An unlikely romance blossoms as they learn to be vulnerable and accept themselves.

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