No one disputes this: Not all Netflix content is quality. In fact, a considerable part is a questionable combination between originals without transcendence, until productions which are simply without interest. Perhaps it is due to the large amount of monthly content that the platform includes in its catalog or that the public is becoming more demanding. Either way, Netflix’s endless lineup of movies disappoints from time to time.
Although the opposite phenomenon also occurs. More and more often, productions of no great importance turn out better than expected. Small author curiosities that are part of this huge universe of Netflix content, lost among its options. A curious combination between the increasing number of contents that the subscription service includes each month and also, how complicated its selection is.
For this reason, we leave you with ten Netflix movies that looked bad, but are actually great. some maybe they just need a chance to penetrate the taste of the public. Others are content to be analyzed from a more user-friendly point of view. Because the Netflix catalog will always be a box of surprises. The one that for several months offered several options much better than you could imagine.
weekend in croatia
A thriller with a seemingly old-fashioned plot and no greater motivation than a predictable mystery? It is not so easy. The Netflix film manages to use its photography – which transforms the Croatian resort town of Split into a stunning setting – as its focal point.
But also, his story is much more than it seems. This journey through a complex criminal investigation is a tricky box of surprises that ultimately proves that good stories sometimes seem simple.
lost in the arctic
The True Story of Denmark’s “Alabama” Greenland Expedition might be another of Netflix’s many films about expedition drama and impossible adventures. But as strange as it may sound, the story takes a much more thoughtful and intelligent route to recounting a geographical conflict that has become a historical milestone.
Intriguing in its ability to show the ambiguous notion of scientific achievement, it is a brilliant journey through the secrets of the great expeditionary conquests.
no one will get out of here alive
This nihilistic Netflix horror film, which its director Santiago Menghini transforms into a brilliant look at fear and uncertainty, is quite a surprise. What may seem like an easy story about a character trapped in a claustrophobic environment ends up dazzling.
It does so because of its mastery of genre codes and its brilliant build on good and evil. One of the hidden gems of the platform’s extensive catalog.
This complicated drama from Theodore Melfi often goes unnoticed for a reason: its starring role is Melissa McCarthy, known for her comedies. But this time, the actress creates a bright, deep, dark character that’s unsettling with its layers of meaning.
As if that weren’t enough, the film’s script is based on a rare look at grief, bereavement and anguish. All through a painful metaphor about love and emotional pain.
A feminist writer investigates a femicide. The premise seems topical to the point of pain. And especially when the whole plot includes a romance that no one asked for.
But in reality, the Netflix movie is a simple but effective exploration of fear amidst a tricky, well-constructed storyline. No one is saying it will win an Oscar, but the story has the ability to create tension without resorting to excess and extravagance. Or not a lot, to be exact.
This remake of the famous Danish film seemed at first sight useless and above all without great depth. But Antoine Fuqua turns the dense, fast-paced story into a brutal look at guilt, fear and moral responsibility.
All supported by the prodigious performance of Jake Gyllenhaal. Surprising and moving, it’s an unexpected surprise in the Netflix movie catalog.
Director David Casademunt’s feature debut has arrived on Netflix straight from Netflix. However, the film was preceded by mixed reviews and distrust of a horror movie that bets on nihilism. But it’s not just neat and shiny work. It’s also an eerie journey through singular spaces and harsh on life, death, and loss. All wrapped up in an exquisite visual section.
With its high-caliber thriller plot, the film was criticized for its seemingly predictable ending and some weak plot points. But in reality, the story of the impossible escape of ten prisoners in brutal conditions is a solid and terrifying argument. Especially when the script reveals all its secrets and clarifies that what started out as an action movie ended up being something darker and more sinister.
army of thieves
This Zack Snyder film has been criticized for being unnecessary and a resizing of a weak original universe. But this fun heist movie, with a clever script and incredible plans, isn’t just a spin-off. At the same time, it’s a unique twist on the criminal impulse, with a delicate version of good and evil delivered by an inspired Snyder. Ideal for fans of the director.
Overlooked and overlooked by much of the critics, this Brad Anderson thriller hides dark layers of dread and a twisted sense of guilt. When Ray Monroe’s (Sam Worthington) wife and daughter inexplicably go missing, the search becomes a dark and surreal journey.
For its shocking finale, the Netflix film specifies that not only did it hide its secrets well, but that it also managed to deceive a good part of the public.