I’ve been a subscriber to Netflix for quite a while now, and I think their line-up keeps getting better with time. You may have heard of these titles before, or maybe not, as some we found in the depths of the Netflix catalog. Here are some of the best Netflix movies that I watched in 2016.
Best Netflix Movies
The Babadook (2014)
The Babadook is by far one of favorite psychological thrillers, and one of the best Netflix movies, period. It’s about a boy named Sam who has frequent violent tantrums, and his mother, who is grieving at the loss of her husband. Sam comes across a mysterious book in his room one night that seemingly comes to life. While the meaning behind the movie is obvious to some, I was still left scratching my head slightly at the end. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it. If you still have some questions at the end, there is a great Reddit thread on the movie available.
The Voices (2014)
While The Voices is a thriller/horror movie, I found it to be comical as well. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Jerry, a seemingly “nice guy” type character. However, deep down, he has some very bad, and unresolved mental issues. His dog and cat are a representation of “the voices.” They are literally those of good and evil- I bet you can guess which one the cat is. Jerry takes interest in one of the women he works with named Fiona, played by Gemma Arterton, and she ends up standing him up on a date. From there, things begin to spiral out of control…very violently out of control.
If you are into foreign films, Old Boy is where it’s at. It is a South Korean mystery/thriller based of Japanese manga by the same name.
The story follows Oh Dae-Su on his quest for revenge, after being imprisoned in a hotel room for 15 years by an unknown captor. As with all Korean horror movies, this one is not for the squeamish. It is, to say the least, brutally violent. Oldboy will surely keep you on your toes, and always questioning what’s going to happen next. The ending is quite the shocker as well. P.S. I would just skip the 2013 Spike Lee re-make.
This movie was great, let me just get that out of the way. It’s a coming of age movie filled with drama, crime, comedy and romance. It also has this wonderful ’90s Hip-Hip vibe, which I think is 100.
Malcolm, a high school senior, has his sights set on the future and wants to get into Harvard University. The problem herein lies that Malcolm is from a crime ridden suburb in Inglewood, California, and his counselor finds it a foolish and arrogant endeavor. An invitation to an underground party leads him and his “geek” friends on an adventure of evading thugs, and general debauchery in Los Angeles.
Some other honorable mentions include The Road Within, and The Jungle Book (2016). What were some of your favorites?