IMDb Home School: Study Abroad From Home

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 11 months ago

We share some of our favorite movies from around the world.

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Aisholpan Nurgaiv in The Eagle Huntress (2016)

The Eagle Huntress | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Mongolia

Rating: G

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya | Available to Buy on Prime Video

Country: Japan

Rating: PG

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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Sam Neill and Julian Dennison in Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople | Available to Stream on Hulu

Country: New Zealand

Rating: PG-13

Director Taika Waititi's homeland is the setting for this charming tale of a rebellious kid (Deadpool 2's Julian Dennison) and his foster uncle (Sam Neill), who go on the lam in the wild New Zealand bush. See our parents guide for more information on the movie's themes and situations.

4
Queen of Katwe (2016)

Queen of Katwe | Available to Stream on Disney+

Country: Uganda

Rating: PG

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo star in a film based on an ESPN article and book, and directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding).

5
Pascal Lamorisse in The Red Balloon (1956)

The Red Balloon | Available to Stream on IndieFlix Shorts and Kanopy

Country: France

Rating: Not Rated

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. Over half a century later, Albert Lamorisse's classic short film still retains its magic and offers viewers a glimpse of the Belleville area of Paris before much of it was demolished in the 1960s.

6
Milton Gonçalves and Leonardo Lima Carvalho in Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)

Pele: Birth of a Legend | Available to Stream on IFC Films Unlimited

Country: Brazil

Rating: PG

Pele's meteoric rise from the slums of Sao Paulo to leading Brazil to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 is chronicled in this biographical drama.

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Saara Chaudry in The Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner | Available to Stream on Netflix

Country: Afghanistan

Rating: PG-13

In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. See our parents guide for more information on the movie's themes and situations.

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Alfonso Arau, Selene Luna, Dyana Ortelli, Herbert Siguenza, and Anthony Gonzalez in Coco (2017)

Coco | Available to Stream on Disney+

Country: Mexico

Rating: PG

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

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Eul-boon Kim and Yoo Seung-ho in The Way Home (2002)

The Way Home | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: South Korea

Rating: PG

Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.

10
Lucy O'Connell in Song of the Sea (2014)

Song of the Sea | Available to Stream on Starz and DIRECTV and Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Ireland

Rating: PG

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.

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The Wave (2008)

The Wave | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Germany

Rating: Not Rated

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own. See our parents guide for more information on the movie's themes and situations.

12
Hatidze Muratova in Honeyland (2019)

Honeyland | Available to Stream on Hulu

Country: North Macedonia

Rating: Unrated

This Oscar-nominated documentary follows Hatidze, a woman who lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia who makes her living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When a family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as the begin practicing beekeeping, while disregarding her advice and philosophy.

13
Kedi (2016)

Kedi | Available to Stream on YouTube Premium and Kanopy; Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Turkey

Rating: Not Rated

Get a different perspective on daily life in the historic city of Istanbul via this documentary on some of the cats who roam the metropolis, bringing joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt.

14
Aamir Khan and Darsheel Safary in Like Stars on Earth (2007)

Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) | Available to Stream on Netflix

Country: India

Rating: PG

When Ishaan is sent to boarding school, an unconventional art teacher tries to help the imaginative student discover his true identity.

15
Christopher Ruíz-Esparza in Abel (2010)

Abel | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Mexico

Rating: Not Rated

When 9-year-old Abel assumes his father's role as man of the house, his family's life resumes a comfortable rhythm — until a man arrives, claiming he's the long-lost patriarch.

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Ishika Gurung and Anmoul Limboo in Pahuna: The Little Visitors (2017)

Pahuna: The Little Visitors | Available to Stream on Netflix

Country: India and Nepal

Rating: Not Rated

The story of three Nepalese children facing extraordinary circumstances. The emotion transcends barriers of language and geography.

17
Waad Mohammed in Wadjda (2012)

Wadjda | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: Saudi Arabia

Rating: PG

A Saudi girl signs up for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise money to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

18
Zaira Wasim in Dangal (2016)

Dangal | Available to Stream on Netflix

Country: India

Rating: Not Rated

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

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The Chorus (2004)

The Chorus | Available to Rent on Prime Video

Country: France

Rating: PG-13

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. See our parents guide for more information on the movie's themes and situations.



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