Finding foreign language films and series on Netflix
When you log in to Netflix, you’re typically shown a selection of the most popular programmes – i.e. the predictable blockbusters. Thankfully, Netflix also recommends films and series it thinks you might like based on your viewing habits. If you’ve watched a few French films for example, Netflix might suggest a few popular French programmes. Sadly, those recommendations are only a tiny sample of what you can actually access. You are likely to be kept in the dark as to all the other foreign language gems available on Netflix – unless you know where to look.
How to unlock hidden foreign language films and series?
You can try the search function, but unless you know exactly what you’re looking for (i.e. the title, main actors or the director of a specific film), it’s difficult to get recommendations. And if you try to type keywords such as “French” or “Spanish” you might just find programmes with Dawn French or a documentary about holidaying in Spain.
There is a better way to find foreign content, which most Netflix users are unaware of. There are hidden categories you can use to access content in specific languages. To start with, log in to your Netflix account then click on one of the following categories:
- Chinese Movies & TV
- Dutch Movies & TV
- Farsi Movies & TV
- French Movies & TV
- German Movies & TV
- Italian Movies & TV
- Japanese Movies & TV
- Latin American Movies & TV
- Russian Movies & TV
- Spanish Movies & TV
- Urdu Movies & TV
If you know Netflix category shortcuts for other languages, please share using the comments section.