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Some of My Favorite Foreign Films and TV Shows


Here are some recommendations of foreign films and TV shows from Sweden, the UK, Indonesia, Canada, France, Indonesia, and Mexico.

The Swedish film trilogy The Girl with the DragonTattoo is excellent.  The series tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and a hacker named Lisbeth Salander. Together they work to  solve the mystery of a woman missing woman. 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film trilogy was based on the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

The Musketeers protect King Louis XIII's as his personal bodyguards while the Cardinal Richelieu and his secret weapon, Milady plot against the King. 

The Musketeers show is based on the book The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

Orphan Black is a science fiction thrill ride. The show begins with a woman named Sarah Manning witnessing a woman  that looks just like her commit suicide by jumping in front of a train. Sarah steals the woman's identity and falls in to a world full of scientific drama she never knew existed.

Lost Girl  tells the story of a succubus named Bo. She feeds on the sexual energy of humans. Bo is a also a detective who helps humans and Fae by solving mysteries and fixing problems. 

In the show Atlantis  "Washed up on the mysterious shores of Atlantis, Jason searches for his missing father and stumbles into deadly rituals that test his quick reactions and physical strength. Perilous trials, from leaping over charging bulls and fighting the dreaded Minotaur, to surviving the rites of Dionysus and the temptations of a snake-headed goddess, ensue. No matter how great the danger, Jason can count on his two new friends, studious Pythagoras and portly Hercules, to lighten the battle with a laugh."

The French films The ChorusThe Intouchables, and La Vie En Rose are touching dramas I really enjoyed.  The memoir You Changed My Life by Abdel Sellou inspired The Intouchables film.


The Raid and The Raid 2 are very entertaining action films with fantastic fight sequences. 

Rubi is a soap opera about a beautiful but poor woman who has to decide between marrying for love or riches.  


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