Apart from being an online streaming platform that provides us with mind blowing sourced content, Netflix is also known to have some great original content. It is especially known for its TV series that hit the mark, like Stranger Things or Orange Is The New Black and the latest Indian set Sacred Games.
The audience of online streaming platforms are in love with what Netflix has to offer from its origins. There are a few films that they’ve created that not many know of but make it to our list of ‘Undiscovered Gems on Netflix’. If you find yourself on this page, you either are almost done with most of Netflix’s content and need a refreshing list of the low-key content or you’re just curious to find out what Netflix has to offer than the likings of movies such as The Kissing Booth or shows like 13 Reasons Why.
Here are 6 Netflix films that should make the cut like many others onto your favourites:
The Fundamentals of Caring: This film falls under the genre of Drama, one that Netflix specialises in other than Sci-Fi. It revolves around a writer who retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver. The two of them climb on board to an impromptu road trip where they test their ability to cope with each other and the disabilities that burdens them as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship. They meet a young rebel along the way who, like them, is figuring out her way in life. The three of them find themselves learning, laughing and appreciating every moment together before they have to head back home. It is a “feel good” movie, more like a slice of life. Teaches and entertains at the same time.
The Open House: This particular film is a mix between horror and thriller, as similar as they sound, you understand the difference between each of these genres in this film. This is a movie about a son and his mother who are forced to move into a new house after a tragedy they face pretty prematurely. This house that they shift into has an eerie unsettling vibe to it. It’s the sightings and the disturbing turn of events that get the mother and the son suspicious to the presence of a certain someone in their abode. If you are looking out for your next ‘chilling experience’, The Open House is where you ought to be.
Benji: Another feel good movie by Netflix, revolves around a dog! An American Drama, where a dog comes to the rescue and helps heal a broken family, when a boy and his sister stumble into serious danger. It is described as a heartfelt and emotional movie that connects the viewer to the perception of a dog’s and justifies why he’s called a man’s best friend. A beautiful movie to watch on a Sunday morning with your family or loved ones to get it right into your emotional spot.
To The Bone: This is one of the dark films of Netflix. It is about a young girl named Ellen. She is an unruly 20-year-old anorexic girl who most of her teenage years being run through various recovery programs, only to find herself lose a bunch of pounds every single time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules, Ellen discovers for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt to love and accept her own-self.
How It Ends: Described as an ominous film, this is the story of a world that is under apocalypse. In this state, a man must set himself on a road trip through disasters to reach his pregnant wife who is a thousand miles away from him. Thrilling as it sounds, it provides justice to the plot line. A beautifully well put film that shows how much love costs in a life and death situation.
Shimmer Lake: One of the mystery films of Netflix, Shimmer Lake is about a small-town sheriff tracking three bank robbery suspects, one of whom happens to be his brother. It is a criminal drama involving the likes of emotion as well as thrill. It focuses on the aspects of the battle between one’s profession and his heart. It is a mind bending movie that is filled with a bunch of suspense for the audience to grip the edges of their seats.