DramaFever, a website and app that lets you watch Korean and Spanish shows for free. Call me obsessed!
Anyway, so technically anything that's not American is foreign for me, so that also means other English-speaking countries, but I decided to pick movies and TV shows in other languages because I think those are the most fun to watch. It's nice listening to other languages and seeing other cultures.
So these are some of my favorites...so far. I'm always watching more.
(French) Everyone knows this movie, but I had to include it because it's so charming. It's about a young woman (Audrey Tautou), who decides to bring happiness to others by performing small acts. It's so cute and one of my favorites.
Finding Mr. Destiny
(South Korean) This is one of my new favorites. It's a rom-com about Ji-woo (Him Soo-jung), a young woman who is forced to find her old love so that she can move on, but while searching for him she falls in love with Gi-joon (Gong Yoo), the young man who opened the First Love Agency. It's funny and adorable.
P.S. -- See the outfits inspired the characters!
Time Traveler: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
(Japanese) This is a sci-fi film with heart since it's about Akari (Riisa Naka), a teenager who goes to the past to save her mother. Her mother, a pharmaceutical researcher, made a formula to travel to the past, but is now in a coma. Akari travels to the 1970s to find her mother's first, but ends up falling in love herself.
(French) This is a rom-com about set in 1958. Rose Pamphyle (Deborah Francois) leaves town and applies to be a secretary; her new boss Louis (Romain Duris) discovers that she can type at an extraordinary speed and enrolls her in a typing competition. This is a fun movie that will have you rooting for Rose.
(French) Alex (Romain Duris) is a charming man who is paid to break up women who are in unhappy relationships. His team consists of his sister Melanie (Julie Ferrier) and his funny brother-in-law Marc (Francois Marc). They get a well-paying job to break up Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) with her English fiance (Andrew Lincoln), but things get complicated when Alex starts to fall for Juliette.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(Swedish) Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) is so bad ass that I couldn't not include this. This movie (or rather series of movies) is interesting, complicated, and hard to watch. While I liked the American version, there's something about the Swedish version (maybe the way it doesn't try too hard?) that works better for me. Don't watch this if you don't like violence.
I haven't seen many foreign shows in other languages because it's hard to find them. It's easy to watch South Korean shows because they're usually only 16 to 21 episodes long. There's no waiting for season 2 since most of them are only one season. I'm looking forward to watching more!
To the Beautiful You
(South Korean) This is my absolute favorite! It's hilarious, emotional, and fun to watch. All of the characters drew me in and felt like real people. It's about Goo Jae-hee (Sulli), a girl who pretends to be a boy and goes to an all-boy school in order to help Kang Tae-joon (Minho), a famous high-jumper who was injured. You won't regret watching this!
Shut Up & Let's Go / Shut Up Flower Boy Band
(South Korean) A group of poor teenagers in a rock band called Eye Candy have to transfer to a rich school when their old ones closes. Soon, they start getting some attention by people in the music industry, but in order to keep their contract they have to remain in school, where they don't get along with the boys in Strawberry Fields, another band.
Flower Boy Next Door
(South Korean) Go Mok-mi (Park Shin-hye) is a shy copywriter who only leaves her apartment or interacts with people when it's necessary. She steals peeks at her neighbor across the street by using binoculars, but when her neighbor's cousin Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi-yoon), who is visiting from Spain, catches her looking through the window her orderly world is turned upside down. This show is cute, emotional, and deals with bullying.
Do you have any recommendations?