In the modern world of streaming, Netflix’s suggestions can make it difficult to track down movies that take you out of your comfort zone, and unfortunately means that a lot of really good films can go relatively unseen. Cinema Perspective counts down gems that might have passed you by…
A mind-bendingly good psychological horror from director James Ward Byrkit.
Brie Larson has been impressing from supporting roles for some time and is tipped to get the recognition she deserves in Room which comes out in the UK on 15th January 2016. In Short Term 12, she plays a social worker with troubles of her own.
3. In Order of Disappearance
Starring the great Stellan Skarsgaard, In Order of Disappearance directed by Hans Petter Moland is a dramatic yet hilarious watch that combines genres in a satisfying revenge flick.
Ryan Gosling received an Oscar nomination for his complicated role in Half Nelson, playing the part of a drug addicted school teacher. This makes the list not for being unseen as such but perhaps forgotten.
Comedy writer, director and actor Mark Duplass takes a horror influenced detour, teaming up with director Patrick Brice for Creep, which more than lives up to its name.
6. Young Adult
Charlize Theron is excellent in Young Adult, a film which explores what happens to the popular high school ice queen when life doesn’t quite turn out as planned. Jason Reitman directs.
7. Mighty Aphrodite
Netflix has a great abundance of Woody Allen films, including Mighty Aphrodite in which he stars alongside Mira Sorvino and Helena Bonham Carter and is at his wittiest.
8. All this Mayhem
As well as films, television and stand-up, Netflix gives a platform to a huge selection of documentaries. All this Mayhem follows the harrowing story of Australian skateboarding brothers Tas and Ben Pappas and is a must-see for anyone who has an interest in extreme sport.
British rising star Jamie Blackley is going from strength to strength, and this is partly down to uwantme2killhim? which featured at Edinburgh Film Festival back in 2013 and is based on a shocking true story.
Hyena was met with a mixed critical reception but for fans of gritty British crime films, it is well worth looking out. It tackles police corruption in London’s criminal underworld and stars the brilliant Stephen Graham.