10 Best Foreign Series To Watch In August 2020 On Netflix , Prime Video And More

There are many subscription services with a huge catalog packed with the best of the best foreign TV series, and more and more series are being introduced from time to time. Any of the shows are original, although others are licensed to broadcast globally outside the local regions. International Tv Shows frequently pass under the radar due to their subtitles and certain language differences, but thanks to the recent popularity of such shows as Money Heist and movies like Parasite, more and more audiences continue to see more of these foreign-language TV shows.

1. Dark

A Poster from Dark

It’s Netflix’s first German original series, Dark tells the story of four families whose secrets came out accidentally when they began looking for lost babies. It’s also compared to the other Netflix Hit show of Stranger Stuff for its thriller features. The series is split into four timelines, 1953, 1986, 2019, and 2052. This has a deep effect on one’s subconscious as to how time travel works and the various paradoxes of time travel. It doesn’t have any over-the-top special effects, but it has a decent storyline that stands in for the VFX. The writing is top-notch, too. It’s the bottom of the suspense, and you can’t leave that behind. It’s a respectable binge.

Creators – Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese
Stream On –  Netflix
Year of Release –  2017
Star Cast – Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari, and Maja Schöne
Total Season – 2
IMDb Rating – 8.8
Available Languages – German and English

2. Prisoners of War

The trio from Prisoners of War

Creator – Gideon Raff
Stream On – Hulu
Year of Release – 2009
Star Cast – Ishai Golan, Yoram Toledano, and Yaël Abecassis
Total Season – 2
IMDb Rating – 8.4
Available Languages – Hebrew, Arabic, and English

There’s something unique about Israeli action series — they seem to be smarter and more complicated than American films but also offering a seat-of-the-pants action. Yet “Prisoners of War” is more or less the ne plus ultra of the genre. Wow, it’s one of the best shows you’ll ever see, regardless of roots or genre. “Prisoners of War” inspired the original concept of “Homeland,” when Season 1 centered on the traumatic homecoming of two Israeli soldiers who had been kept captive for 17 years. The series doesn’t shy away from aggression (which rarely seems gratuitous), but it’s better to tackle murky emotional waters.

3. Spiral

Some major characters from Spiral

Creators – Alexandra Clert, Guy-Patrick Sainderichin
Stream On – Amazon Prime Video
Year of Release – 2005
Star Cast – Caroline Proust, Audrey Fleurot, Thierry Godard
Total Season – 8
IMDb Rating – 8.5
Available Languages – French and English

The world of operation is noisy, but this French drama clearly stands out. Throughout the course of seven seasons (the first six of which are available in the United States), it has proven to be a delightful combination of “Prime Suspect” and “The Wire,” headed by the tormented Capt. Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust), commander of a closely-knit team in a tough Parisian neighborhood. The core players also include the ruthless defense counsel (Audrey Fleurot), the upright judge (Philippe Duclos), and the manipulative prosecutor (Grégory Fitoussi). While each season follows a sell-alone scenario, the best part of “Spiral” is the way in which characters evolve over the years, always trying to touch a thin line between legal and illegal, convenient and principled, good and bad.

4. How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

Moritz and Lenny from THis hit comedy series

Creator – Philipp Käßbohrer, Matthias Murmann
Stream On – Netflix
Year of Release – 2019
Star Cast – Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamber, Lena Klenke
Total Season – 2
IMDb Rating – 7.9
Available Languages – German and English

It’s a coming-of-age German teenage drama that’s known for its humor and fast-paced plot, once you watch it you get hooked. The series is set in Rinsein and tells the story of two adolescents named Moritz Zimmermann and Lenny Sander, who sells ecstasy online to rekindle Moritz’s ex-girlfriend, and what happens is complete madness. The series is inspired by the true story that took place in Leipzig in 2015.

5. Fauda

Fauda, one of the most talked-about show in recent times.

creators– Avi Issacharoff, Lior Raz
Stream On –  Netflix
Year of Release –  2015
Star Cast – Lior Raz, Itzik Cohen, Neta Garty
Total Season – 3
IMDb Rating – 8.3
Available Languages – Hebrew and English

A modern outlook on the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Fauda is the most talked-about series in recent years. It is an Israeli adventure drama that features an undercover squad from the Israeli Mista’Arvim operating in Palestine. It’s on the latest Netflix hits and has gained international success due to its fast-paced action sequences such as 24 shows and Jack Ryan. Their history with the Israeli Army is closely based on that of Lior Raz and Avia Issacharoff. Viewers would do well to discuss all the commentary about this show so that they can gain a better understanding of the division between Palestinians and Israel.

6. Elite

Elite, a hit Spanish teen thriller.

Creators – Darío Madrona, and Carlos Montero
Stream On – Netflix
Year of Release – 2018
Star Cast – Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper
Total Season – 3
IMDb Rating – 7.6
Available Languages – Spanish and English

Elite is a Spanish mystery drama series, the main focus of the show is on the three students who have come to Las Encinas School for a scholarship, now competition, passion, violence, and some brawls are taking place, then one day a student is murdered, and everyone in the school is investigated, will the murderer be caught? You’ve got to find out. The show has three seasons to go and will soon have two more seasons, each season tackling various problems at the Campus.

7. Love 101

A show that will make you remeber you school days

Creator – Ahmet Katıksız Deniz Yorulmazer
Stream On –  Netflix
Year of Release – 2020
Star Cast – Kubilay Aka, Mert Yazicioglu, Alina Boz
Total Season – 1
IMDb Rating – 7.7
Available Languages – Turkish and English

Love 101 is a Turkish teen drama, the plot is told from the perspective of Işık, who is now grown up and recalls her old school days, the plot is set up in Turkish High School in the 90s, where a group of four friends joins together to make her teacher fall in love when she gets a transfer to help them stay in school if she stays then they will be expelled. The series consists of 8 episodes; it has a great mix of rock-to-pop music, particularly the rock songs that will be on your mind.

8. El Presidente

A show about corruption in football.

Creator– Armando Bo
Stream On – Amazon Prime Video
Year of Release – 2020
Star Cast – Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper
Total Season – 1
IMDb Rating – 7.3
Available Languages – Spanish

The corruption controversy that hit FIFA in 2015 was a very well-publicized matter – ultimately leading to two of the most important men in football losing their jobs. This is now part of the controversy that is the topic of the latest eight-episode Amazon Prime Video comedy-drama series by Academy Award winner Armando Bo, which centers on the operation of Chilean football official Sergio Jadue. It is a story that sheds a light on Sergio Jadue and his whole journey from a normal city club football president to the top of the Chilean FA.

9. Berserk: The Golden Age

Anime that ranks among the best.

Creator– Shin Itagaki
Stream On – HBO Max
Year of Release – 2020
Star Cast – Erik Scott Kimerer, Max Mittelman, Sarah Anne Williams
Total Season – 2
IMDb Rating – 7.0
Available Languages – Japanese and English

The first adaptation of Kentaro Miura’s brutally violent and visceral Berserk manga, a 1997 TV series, is considered a classic. And while the first two films in this triptych, 15 years apart, get a somewhat scornful reception from most of the anime experts, their final offer is as enticing a watch as the genre has to give — and as brutal, too. This dark fantasy, set in a feudal world obviously based on medieval Europe, follows a sellsword named Guts, who is forced to join the paramilitary party called the Hawk Band after his leader defeats him twice in a row in a single battle.

10. Kill La Kill

A solid entry from Studio Trigger

Creator – Hiroyuki Imaishi
Stream On – HBO Max
Year of Release – 2013
Star Cast – Ami Koshimizu, Aya Suzaki, Toshihiko Seki
Total Season – 1
IMDb Rating – 7.9
Available Languages – Japanese and English

Kill La Kill is an action-adventure anime with grim twists. This tells the story of Ryoko and a living item of clothing she discovers. She, along with other colleagues, leads a whole school of people in search of her father’s killer. The art style is a little polarizing, but the plot is pretty sweet. Kill La Kill is loaded with plenty of conflicts — physical, mental, and psychological — enough to keep one occupied for the entire length of the 24-episode. All stereotyping is reversed when it comes to this anime: while the general framework is in line with industry trends, it also continues to disdain traditional norms mercilessly.