15 Best Streaming services for foreign-language movies

There are countless streaming services out there. However, when it comes to foreign-language movies, not all of them are created equal, and most put more emphasis on English. 

The best streaming services for foreign-language movies are Funimation (for anime), Magnolia (for documentaries), and Mubi (for feature-length films). In this list, we will be going through the all the options for those who have a preference for movies from outside the English-speaking world. 

We'll go into detail into why each service is worth trying, as well as their respective pros and cons. 

Our recommended five best streaming services for foreign-language movies:
Magnolia Selects $4.99 Watch
Mubi $10.99 Watch
SUNDANCE NOW $6.99 Watch
Crunchyroll $7.99 Watch
EROS NOW $7.99 Watch

Magnolia Selects can be accessed via an array of iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as desktops and Roku devices. It is also available as a channel through Sling TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Subscriptions with unlimited access to Magnolia Selects cost $4.99 per month or a discounted $49.99 per year. 

Another plan is available for “sub-genre subscriptions” that gives access to specific genres (action, comedy, horror, documentary) for only $2.99 per month. 

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android, iOS, Roku

Features: annual subscription, monthly subscription

Sundance costs $6.99 per month, with an annual subscription that goes for $59.99.

In addition to watching Sundance Now on the web, you can stream from the service’s apps for mobile, (Android and iOS) and media streaming (Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku). 

Sundance Now does not offer any apps on game consoles, such as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

Price: $6.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Roku

Features: annual subscription, likely to work with a VPN, on-demand content, unlimited simultaneous streams

Mubi is a movie-streaming service featuring a curated selection of 30 movies on a daily rotation, as well as a large library of movies from previous rotations. The subscription costs $10.99 per month or $95.88 for an annual subscription. If you just want to browse the database before paying up front, you can sign up for a free account for access. Mubi has a Now Showing section, with the newest entries to the library on a given day (the library is updated daily), and a Library section featuring a back-catalog of other highlights and previously “showing” movies. You may see a section called 'Live' for live broadcasts once in a while. Aside from the options to stream via web browser, Mubi also has mobile apps for Android and iOS, media streaming devices (Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku), and you can subscribe to Mubi as a Prime Video channel. While Mubi is not available on the Xbox One, you can access the service on a PlayStation 4 console.

Price: $10.99/month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV

Features: 5 device log-ins, annual subscription, likely to work with a VPN, on-demand content, up to two concurrent streams

If you like Korean drama or Asian content any general, this is the platform for you. There are even watch parties so you can feel like you are attending events for your favorite shows.

A lot of content is free, but most of the new releases are paid. So you will have to either get a paid subscription or wait until what you want to watch goes free.

Price: $4.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV

Features: annual subscription, free, likely to work with a VPN, offline downloads, on-demand content, parental controls, up to four concurrent streams

IndieFlix is an online streaming service dedicated to independent filmmaking and is available in 85 countries. 

In the US, you can access IndieFlix for $6.99 per month, or a one-year subscription at a discounted $69. Patrons of IndieFlix may access IndieFlix free of charge. 

Price: $4.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku

Features: annual subscription, on-demand content, trial

GuideDoc is a global online streaming and distributing service for documentary films.

The service is currently available for US$7.99 per month and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. 

GuideDoc apps exist for iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Android Tablets, Google TV, Apple TV, ChromeCast and Airplay. At the time of writing, GuideDoc does not offer an app for other services like Roku, Fire TV and game consoles. 

Price: $7.99/month

Features: annual subscription, on-demand content

Film Movement Plus is a video on-demand platform dedicated to independent and foreign films, and is currently available in the US and Canada.

In the US, it costs $5.99 a month (after a 14-day free trial) and can be accessed via any device, including IOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku.

Price: $5.99/month

Free Trial: 14 days

Features: annual subscription, on-demand content, trial

Eros Now is an Indian video on-demand streaming platform. In India, there are two membership types: a basic plan with limited access at INR 49 per year, and a plus plan with unlimited access and functionalities like HD streaming and offline download at INR 99 per year. In other regions, you can access a premium plan exists at different prices depending on your region: US $7.99 per month, UK £4.99, UAE DHMS 20, Malaysia MYR10, among others. The Eros Now app is accessible via Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox On, Xbox Series X/S, and Chromecast, as well as via web browser (erosnow.com), desktop and a mobile app on Android and iOS.

Price: $7.99/month

Features: annual subscription, free, on-demand content, quarterly subscription

High quality programming: Not only are the movies curated by high-quality independent movie festivals, the films on the portal are also selected based on demanding selection criteria. 

Filmmaking community: DAFilms.com invites indie directors, producers, distributors, and students to submit movies online and offers them a unique distribution channel, as well as paying makers more than 60% of revenue earned via the platform. 

Price: $5.99/month

Features: annual subscription, offline downloads, on-demand content

Curzon Home Media is an internet streamer that provides access to films through rentals. It releases many of its films on the same date they are available to watch in cinemas, so you can rest assured its selection is fresh. 

Currently, the video-on-demand service is limited to the UK and Ireland, so if you're in the area looking for a regularly updated library that also happens to contain quality art-house, foreign, and lesser-known films, then this is for you. Curzon Home Media, launched in 2010, is owned and operated by the London-based Curzon World Group.  

Price: free for channels available

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Website

Features: annual subscription, on-demand content, rent

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