Netflix is a vast land where it’s very easy to get lost. Netflix adds new shows or movies almost every day. So you might think that you’ve watched everything but in reality, you’ve just scratched the surface. There are more than a few great movies on Netflix that are highly under-appreciated. So, to help you to figure out what to watch this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 10 Underrated Movies On Netflix. So, for a break from all the famous movies, here are 10 Underrated Movies On Netflix that are must-watch.
10 Underrated Movies On Netflix
1. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore:
Directed by Macon Blair, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a good blend of comedy, horror, and social commentary. The movie somehow manages to be familiar yet unpredictable. The movie stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood as two amateur detectives. While looking for thieves, they find themselves up against a group of dangerous criminals.
Directed by Sandi Tan, Shirkers is a documentary about her 1992 debut film and its fateful production. The movie explores the complexities of women’s friendship and creativity. In 1992, Sandi Tan and friends Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique shot Singapore’s first road movie. But her American mentor, Georges, escaped with all of the footage. After more than 20 years some film from the movie was recovered.
3. We the Animals:
We the Animals is a semi-autobiographical novel by Justin Torres. Based on the novel the movie is directed by Jeremiah Zagar. It’s about three young boys living an isolated existence with neglectful, abusive parents in upstate New York. Their mother and father have a volatile relationship which hugely affects the kids. While Manny and Joel harden and grow into versions of their father, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own, in order to escape. The book is comparatively more heart-hitting. But the movie pictures the more wild and dreamy spirit of the novel.
4. My Life as a Courgette:
If it wasn’t for Zootopia, My Life as a Courgette could’ve won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature film. The visually breathtaking stop-motion animated feature is about a young boy who is sent to an orphanage after the death of his mother. Directed by Claude Barras, the comedy-drama beautifully and heart-touchingly portrays the lives of the orphans and their dreams of having a better life.
5. Under the Shadow:
Directed by Babak Anvari, Under the Shadow is a thriller set during the Iran-Iraq War. The movie is about Shideh and her responsibility as a mother. Among all the fightings, Shideh’s building is hit by a missile. And upon that Shideh becomes convinced that there is a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa. The performances and the filmmaking both are equally powerful and Under the Shadow is one of the most underrated movies on Netflix.
6. God’s Own Country:
Directed by Francis Lee, God’s Own Country is a thoughtful and hopeful which digs into the nature of humanity. It tells the story of Johnny, a kid from the Yorkshire countryside and underclass. After his father suffered from a stroke, all the responsibility fell onto his shoulder driving him further into loneliness. Johnny’s life begins to change after he meets a Romanian farmer. He challenges Johnny’s ideas of loneliness, sex, and intimacy. It’s a beautiful film which is way underrated.
7. Obvious Child:
Directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring Jenny Slate, Obvious Child an indie rom-com about Donna. Donna is a newly unemployed stand-up dealing with her complicated adulthood. But things get even more complicated when Donna finds out she is pregnant with the child of Max with whom she had a brief love affair. The film greatly tackles with the sensitive topic with dignity, grace and jokes.
8. The Look of Silence:
The Look of Silence is a follow-up/companion documentary of Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s award-winning documentary The Act of Killing. The movie focus on the Indonesian Genocide of 1965-66, where the military government systematically purged up to one million communists. The follows an optometrist called Adi, who decides to break the silence of submission by doing something unthinkable. Adi Rukun meets with various members of the death squad that murdered his brother. As the movie goes on, the stunning and provocative look at the legacy of historical violence sends chills down your spine.
Set in a small village in northern Turkey, Mustang is about Lale and her four sisters. The five orphaned sisters are put under house arrest by their uncle and grandmother. Because they were seen horsing around with local boys from school. Though their actions were purely innocent, prying village eyes view their games with suspicion. After this incident, their grandmother decides to get them married. All of the sisters rebel their own way but Lale, the youngest is the rowdiest. The movie is brilliant and will capture your attention from the very first moment.
It is sad, that there are so many documentaries about mass shootings. But Tower is one documentary that truly stands out and shows the victims, survivors and heroes of the Texas mass shooting in 1966. The attention to details is simply brilliant and the animations just add up to it. The documentary includes old tapes and current statements from survivors and heroes telling you the whole story. The incredibly well-made is sad and gripping and definitely worth appreciating.