The Most Loved Subtitled Shows In The USA

The Most Loved Subtitled Shows In The USA

Director Bong Joon Ho offered some free counsel in his victory speech after the South Korean thriller "Parasite" was voted 2019's Best Foreign Language Picture at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. He remarked, "You will be introduced to so many more excellent films and TV shows after you get over the one-inch barrier of subtitles." Viewership of non-English material on Netflix increased by 50% among American subscribers in 2020. Foreign and foreign-language programs are currently taking the country by storm, selling out on almost every major streaming service, from HBO Max to Amazon Prime. These seven popular shows should all be on your "must-see" list.

Squid Games

What would you give up to solve your financial problems? In the South Korean game "Squid Game," hundreds of hopeless, indebted people battle for a cash reward of 45.6 billion won. The caveat is that anyone who wants the huge prize must literally survive bloody renditions of well-known kiddie games. With 111 million views as of this writing, "Squid Game" is Netflix's most watched original series. The big finale of season one won't be revealed, but suffice it to say that it definitely wasn't what NBA star LeBron James had anticipated.


An old character with newfound fame is Arsène Lupin. This fictitious "gentleman thief" was developed by French author Maurice Leblanc in 1905, giving Lupin the advantage over characters like Tarzan, Superman, and Mickey Mouse. The slick antihero is currently associated with Netflix. Omar Sy plays a master of disguise in the well-liked series "Lupin," which is distributed by the streaming behemoth, and who also happens to be a huge fan of those old Leblanc tales. After the highly regarded second season of the program debuted in 2021, viewers yearned for a third chapter in the narrative. Although "Lupin" is filmed in French, some viewers can get an English dub.


"Gomorrah" is an organized criminal narrative for the twenty-first century. Investigative journalist Roberto Saviano's nonfiction book of the same name served as the inspiration for the television series. The Cammora gang, which has long terrorized the Italian city of Naples, is at the focus of the "Gomorrah" TV series, which is streaming on HBO Max. There have been comparisons to "Breaking Bad," a contemporary American classic.

Money Heist

The crime drama "Money Heist," which won the 2018 International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series, centers on an attempt to loot several of Spain's most influential financial institutions. The second half of "Money Heist's" last season's trailer has garnered 4.5 million views on YouTube, despite the show's initial airing on the Spanish station Antena 3 receiving little fanfare.

El Marginal

Why do Netflix prison dramas seem to be so popular? Two Argentine programs were chosen by the streaming service in 2016; "El Marginal" was one of them (the other being "Stockholm"). Several inmates of San Onofre jail in Buenos Aires, notably Miguel Palacios, an undercover former police officer played by Juan Minujin, are the main characters of the plot. After three seasons, the show has addressed every taboo subject, including government corruption, kidnapping, and smuggling. Characters in "El Marginal" that have questionable morals abound, including several prisoners who you can't help but feel sorry for.

Made in Heaven

Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan (Arjun Mathur), a couple of expensive wedding planners headquartered in Delhi, India, are the main characters of this Amazon Prime Video blockbuster. After the first season debuted to great commercial and critical success in 2019, Amazon was quick to order a follow-up, though the COVID-19 pandemic has caused multiple production delays. To say they have wealthy clients would be a gross understatement; some of the big days organized by these two give a whole new meaning to the word "ostentatious." While you wait, binge-watch the current episodes.


The "Borgen" TV series spends a lot of time touring Christiansborg Palace, which houses the three arms of Denmark's government and is colloquially known as "Borgen" or "the Castle." The story of centrist politician Birgitte Nyborg Christensen (Sidse Babett Knudsen), the first female prime minister of her country, is currently streaming on Netflix. Somewhat, life imitated art. The year before Helle Thorning-Schmidt became the first female prime minister of Denmark, "Borgen" debuted in 2010. The eagerly awaited fourth season of the program is expected to air sometime in 2022.