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Netflix's Top 20 Most-Watched Foreign Language Shows

"La Casa de Papel" took TV Time by storm in 2018. Have you watched yet? Netflix

It's been a pretty amazing time for Netflix (and for fans of Netflix, which, let's be honest, is everyone). The streaming service keeps unleashing more original content that anyone can even keep track of. 

But TV Time users were absolutely loving all of Netflix's foreign language shows. Imports from all over the world like Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, Japan and more were huge hits the past few years. 

But what are the top 20 most-watched foreign language shows that are Netflix originals? Scroll through the list below to see if your favorite made the list!

20. Always a Witch (Siempre Bruja) (Spanish)

They say one's essence doesn't change. Carmen, a young witch from the past, travels in time to escape burning at the stake. But can she learn how to navigate the new world? University life, dating apps, indoor plumbing ... Welcome to 2019, witch.

19. Sacred Games (Hindi)

Sacred Games delves into the city’s intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.

18. Ingobernable (Spanish)

Diego Nava and Emilia Urquiza, Mexico's presidential couple, had many plans, but social and political pressure makes Diego compromise his ideals. Emilia, a strong woman with convictions, loses faith in her husband and leaves him, not knowing how much the future of Mexico will change after.

17. SWORD GAI The Animation (Japanese Anime)

A legendary weapon that has soaked the blood of countless victims comes to life once in a while. When a human who possesses such a weapon within themselves is consumed with hatred and murderous intent, they transform into the bloodthirsty creature Busoma. For ages, an organization called Shoshidai has been opposing the Busoma. A young man named Gai is fated to live as a weapon. As destinies become intricately intertwined, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance at the start of a great battle.

16. Club de Cuervos (Spanish)

When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. Egos, tempers and soccer balls fly as the director, producers and star of Nosotros los Nobles reunite to bring this even crazier family to life.

15. Marseille (French)

Robert Taro (Gerard Depardieu) has been the mayor of Marseille for 25 years. Now he faces a merciless election against his young, ambitious former protege.

14. The Mechanism (Brazilian)

Get ready to join a small group of dogged investigators on the hunt to discover the inner workings of the biggest corruption scheme of all time and the impact their pursuit will have on everyone involved — including themselves.

13. Suburra (Italian)

Church. Politics. Crime. Three guys, hungry for money and power, fight to get their piece of Rome.

12. Devilman Crybaby (Japanese Anime)

To mark the 50th year of Go Nagai’s career, his hit series Devilman returns as Devilman Crybaby. Lauded as an “eternal masterpiece” that could never be completely recreated in moving images, the entirety of Devilman will finally be portrayed in Devilman Crybaby. A team of Japan’s top creators gathers to take on the anime adaptation of a legendary manga.

11. The Protector (Turkish)

The series follows the epic adventure of Hakan, a young shopkeeper whose modern world gets turned upside down when he learns he’s connected to a secret, ancient order, tasked with protecting Istanbul.

10. The Hook Up Plan (French)

Set in modern day Paris, the eight-episode romantic comedy series follows a group of friends who rally around their perpetually single girlfriend Elsa, who can't seem to figure out why she is so unlucky in love. In a misguided attempt to build back Elsa's confidence, Charlotte and Emilie hire a male escort to renew Elsa's faith in dating, relationships and finding love.

9. Narcos: Mexico (Spanish)

Narcos: Mexico explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganized confederation of independent growers and dealers. Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. 

8. Baby (Italian)

Inspired by a series of true events, Baby is a gritty look at the secret lives of wealthy Roman teenagers. Facing family pressures, school stresses and broken relationships, two teenage girls are drawn into leading double lives and an underground world of prostitution.  

7. The Rain (Danish)

“You never know when your life is going to change.” After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety.

6. Cable Girls (Spanish)

Being a woman in 1928 was no easy task. Four women in search of independence are brought together through their work as telephone operators.

5. 3% (Brazilian)

A world divided into progress and devastation. The link between the two sides - Offshore and Inland - is a rigorous and painstaking system called The Process. Everyone in Inland has a chance to go through The Process to live a better life in Offshore. But only 3% make it through.

4. Elite (Spanish)

When three working class kids were given scholarships to Spain's most elite high school, they thought they were in for their big break. But when one of their classmates turns up dead, everyone is under question. Welcome to Las Encinas. 

3. DARK (German)

The disappearance of two kids in the German small town of Winden opens abysses that turn the concept of time on its head. The question is not who has kidnapped the children — but when.

2. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) (Spanish)

Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

1. Narcos (Spanish)

TV Time users' most-watched foreign language takes us to Colombia during the rise of the cocaine trade. Narcos follows Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and many other drug kingpins who plagued the country, and dive into the the actions taken by law enforcement during the war on drugs.

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