But also, I think I've earned the right to watch whatever I want to watch.
Of course, you and everyone else can watch what they want. That goes without saying, and there is no need to even "earn that right". But if I'm not entirely mistaken, DarkeningHumour isn't even a native English speaker, so why would he succumb to a dominance of English language movies?
Anyway, all I'm objecting against is the suggestion that following along the mainstream media output is unavoidable. If that's all you're interested in, fine. But it's not some fate you have to live by. Libraries exist, DVDs can be imported from anywhere in the world (and at least in Germany, that's often cheaper than any local offers), Netflix isn't the only streaming service, torrents usually help if everything else fails.
Even if I wanted to download German silent movies or Tsai Ming-Lian filmography illegally, I would have difficulty, because such movies are in low demand and therefore dew people seed them.
Apropos Tsai Ming-liang:
A quick search at my library shows 16 titles (including Stray Dogs) and another quick search at a public torrent site (i.e. nothing exclusive like Karagarga, of which I'm not even a member of) shows 42 torrents, more than half of them rather well-seeded.