Five hidden Netflix gems you may not know about

November 22, 2016
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Netflix is full of hidden gems, but it can be a little scary venturing out of your safety zone – otherwise known as ‘titles related to’.

You don’t have to put in the hard yards sifting through crappy B-grade films to find something original and addictive because we’ve done it for you. Here’s five Netflix beauties that deserve recognition.

Black Mirror

This quirky series is finally starting to garner some well-deserved fame. It’s a must-see for anyone that wants to wow their mates with their arty sensibilities.

The low-down

Black Mirror dedicates itself to projecting the oncoming techopocalypse. Each episode is a mini film that reveals a cautionary tale of humanity. The writers absolutely nail the plot-twist without edging into cringe-worthy cliff-hanger territory. You’ll dig it.

You’ll love it if you like...

Shutter Island
V for Vendetta

Point and Shoot

Netflix has some pretty awful documentaries, but this one is definitely worth watching. Ignore the three-star rating.

The low-down

Point and Shoot follows the story of a man with OCD who travels through the Middle East before being caught as a war prisoner. It’s gritty and provocative but the perfect inspiration to get you planning your own life-changing adventure.

You’ll love it if you like...

Winter On Fire
The White Helmets

The Fundamentals of Caring

Netflix is riddled with shitty Hollywood films that should be avoided like your semester readings. This film is the exception.

The low-down

Paul Rudd stars in The Fundamentals of Caring as a carer for a dark-humoured teenager with Muscular Dystrophy. They form an interesting relationship with charming banter and oodles of sarcasm.

You’ll love it if you like...

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Obsession: Dark Desires

If you’re pretty messed up and enjoy watching documentaries about psychopaths (join the club), you’ll adore this series.

The low down

The series covers a bunch of scary stalking tales. It’s intense AF, teaching you to never ignore your institution. If someone seems like they’d take joy in killing puppies, they’re probably not worth getting to know. Lesson learned.

You’ll love it if you like...

Making a Murderer
When a Stranger Calls
Deadly Women

Master of None

After watching some pretty heavy shiz, you’ll need a laugh. Here’s one of Netflix’s best solutions.

The low-down

The series is written by Aziz Ansari and Joe Mande who have both worked on the set of Parks and Rec. The show tackles issues from feminism to racism while keeping it light-hearted. You’ll have finished the entire season before you know it.

You’ll love it if you like...

Parks and Recreation
Aziz Ansari Live
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Eden Gillespie

Eden is an International Studies/Media student at UNSW with a love for breakfast bagels and Louis Theroux.

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