Something I never did when renting from RedBox, Blockbuster,Oak Park Video, or Orland Video was rent foreign language films. I kind of viewed my renting dollars as too valuable to risk checking out a movie I didn't know much about and would have to read all the way through. This was a foolish outlook, and not just because I've learned to watch movies with the subtitles on even when they are in English. Netflix, however, made me feel a little more free to add the movies I had heard good things about to the queue (I was already filling it up with absolute crap), and this included two fantastic foreign language films.
As these are – on the balance very – good movies, I know that my reviews of them will not do them justice. I will make an attempt to explain what I saw in them that made them more than worthwhile, but I recommend taking a look at real reviews of them or (better yet) giving them a chance yourself. I will also note that there are only a few titles that made this list, and that is one of the reasons why I feel that – even if Netflix is a good deal for the price – I wasn't using it correctly.
The DVD Gems
Winter's Bone (2010)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
A Single Man (2009)