Welcome to my list!

I created this site because I spend so much time searching for good movies and wanted to save people some time. All these are streaming on Netflix and are all in a rating range of 7-10 stars. Click on a movie and enjoy!

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    Hush

    My Take: A deaf woman is stuck in her home terrorized by a psychopath. I heard Stephen King really liked this one so I decided to check it out. Actually turned out to pretty good. Hard to be original in the horror genre but this one worked.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    Starry Eyes

    My Take: She’s in Hollywood to make all her dreams come true. A young starlet willing to do anything she can to get ahead. Ahhh, so THIS is what it takes to make it in Hollywood lol. No but really, this was turns from a normal independent type film and quickly shifts into a dark, evil story about a desperate girl who quickly gets taken advantage of. Gives you a weird feeling like Requiem For a Dream did.

    Category: Horror

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    Stake Land

    My Take: A Vampire apocalypse is quickly taking over the town. Martin was lucky enough to meet up with “Mister”. He would have never made it this far without a vampire hunter by his side. Blood and gore. Fun to watch.

    Category: Action, Drama, Horror, ScienceFiction, Thriller

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    Bronson

    My Take: Based on the true story of England's most notorious prisoner, Michael Peterson, aka Charles Bronson. Determined to make a name for himself, Bronson brutally fights his way through the penal system with a big smile on his face. Tom Hardy really shined in this one. He's always a good actor, but he really put his blood and sweat into this one. A very intense story of the life of a man who didn't take sh*t from anyone and spent nearly his entire adult life in prison.

    Category: Action, Crime, Drama

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    Divines

    My Take: Living in the slums on the outskirts of Paris, a teenager hungry for money and power quickly slips into a life of crime. An interesting story about how poverty can light a fire under you and cause your drive and ambition to lead you down certain paths in life. The main character didn't mind that her direction led her to live life as a criminal. This one actually turned out to have great acting.

    Category: Drama

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    The Seven Five

    My Take: The story of the biggest police corruption scandal in New York history during the 1980's and early 90's by members of the 75th Precinct. It’s a pretty incredible true story of police corruption. I mean, I knew the NYPD was famous for having a history of corruption, but I had no idea how deep it went and how widespread it was. I kept hearing about how this story was supposed to be the cop version of Goodfellas. I suppose it is, in a way, but at least Goodfellas was based on criminals that started and ended as criminals. Mike Dowd and Kenny Eurell took the public’s trust and poured gasoline into the already blazing fire of some of the most desperate and destitute lives of the people they were sworn to protect. The best streaming movies on Netflix are pretty hard to find, but this one came out of nowhere. The whole story is kinda like watching a car crash in slow motion. Mike Dowd just didn’t seem to have the sense of caution at any time during his corrupt career. He just stepped on the gas and hid behind a badge.

    Category: Documentary

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    Omar

    My Take: As political tensions ensue, Omar, a freedom fighter, tries to balance the love he has for his friend’s sister and the mission of the revolution. Omar is pushed to the limits and has to make some very hard decisions in order to survive and save face. I couldn't tell you which side of the Middle Eastern conflict this is a part of, but Omar seemed pretty determined to fight against the occupation no matter what it cost him. A lot more action than I expected out of a "love story".

    Category: Drama

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    Beasts of No Nation

    My Take: This drama is through the eyes and life of Agu, a child soldier in an African civil war. After his village is attacked, Agu escapes and is ultimately caught and forced to become a soldier. Though he is too young to understand the politics of the fighting, he is as deadly as any soldier can be. You've probably heard about this one before, but it's really good. One of those hard to watch movies because you know things like it actually exist in the world.

    Category: Drama, War

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    Cheap Thrills

    My Take: A mysterious couple pit two friends against each other in quickly escalating bets for cash. Man, I guess the power of money really takes ahold of some people. This is one of those rare fun ones that you can't look away from. I wish I had these dark, twisted ones for you every week!

    Category: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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    The Way Back

    My Take: The scenery keeps you spellbound as you follow a group of men who escaped a Russian gulag, (a forced labor camp). The men’s spirit is tested constantly as they face desperate odds in their extremely long journey to uncertain freedom. Pretty good movie. I usually never like Colin Farrell, in any movie, ever. But in this one he's actually a good actor. It was weird.

    Category: Adventure, Drama, History

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    Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

    My Take: Reeling from the death of his girlfriend and the sight of his friends being eaten alive by Nazi zombies, Martin mistakenly thinks his life couldn't get any worse. Honestly, I saw a trailer for the first movie, Dead Snow, and I just wrote it off as a little too cheesy. I gave the second one a shot because I heard it was done much better and I was pleasantly surprised. This one perfectly fits the bill of a dark comedy, plus, I mean, there’s zombies! Who doesn’t like zombie movies?

    Category: Action, Comedy, Horror

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    Kill Me Three Times

    My Take: Its the typical life of a hit man until he uncovers a plot in the works against his target. Getting paid for the kill is the easy part. Finding an angle to benefit from both sides isn't. Like I mentioned before, I like Simon Pegg movies. He always brings some kind of original entertainment, and this wasn't any different.

    Category: Comedy, Thriller

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    Last Cab to Darwin

    My Take: A terminally ill cab driver decides to drive across the Australian Outback to be euthanized. It’s a rollercoaster ride chock-full of beautiful Australian landscapes and characters at every turn. I have a feeling this one will definitely make you laugh, and who knows, maybe it’ll even make you cry, but all in all, I promise it will keep you entertained. It’s just a great story about life :)

    Category: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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    ABCs of Death 2

    My Take: 26 filmmakers are given the opportunity to create a short film horror based off every letter in the alphabet. Ok so I saw the first one and there was some scenes that just took it too far. And can you believe I'M actually saying it went too far for me?! haha. You know it's gotta be bad then. Strangely enough, number two is WAY better. They did it right this time. Filmmakers like these make it easy to create a good Netflix list of movies. Insanely creative and original horror scenes.

    Category: Horror

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    Dope

    My Take: Malcolm is a coming-of-age teen hoping to find his way in life and get into the best school he can. A chance encounter forced him into the drug game and he must use his wits to get out from under the dope man. A fresh new look at kids and hip hop culture. And gangsters. And drugs. It's good.

    Category: Comedy, Drama

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    Manson Family Vacation

    My Take: Two brothers go on a tour of the sites of the Manson murders. One is a successful family man, the other lives his life through nothing but a backpack. This trip will change their relationship forever. I genuinely liked this one. Very good acting and an interesting look into the emotional issues between two brothers. A bizarre story that builds up more tension on the screen than I've seen in a long time. Well worth the watch.

    Category: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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    The Eyes of My Mother

    My Take: After witnessing death at an early age, Francisca develops dark curiosities. I can’t say why I liked this one so much; call it morbid curiosity. I mean the plot, the characters, the whole vibe of the movie was so foreign to me. I'm excited to warn you, you may find this one truly disturbing. I mean, the whole reason I gave it a shot was from these actual reviews on Netflix. “The most disturbing movie I’ve seen this decade” “This film will haunt my memories. 'Disturbing' and 'violent' are accurate descriptions for it…” In my opinion, this is actually the best way to find great Netflix movies. So, naturally I was intrigued and I honestly haven't been this intrigued since Baskin.

    Category: Drama, Horror

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    Housebound

    My Take: A teen has to move back in with her parents after running into trouble with the law. She is put under house arrest and is now forced to deal with her crazy mom, odd stepfather and an unfriendly spirit. A really random story, but funny, weird, and entertaining. You'll like it.

    Category: Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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    Heaven Knows What

    My Take: A young heroin addict roams the streets of New York, chasing down her next fix. Her boyfriend and random drugged fueled relationships drift in and out of her daily existence. Wow. What a mess of a movie this was. There's a lot of movies about drugs on Netflix, but this one takes the cake. The life of a junky is such a horrible existence. This movie is raw and frightening real. If you're looking for cringe worthy addiction and desperation, this is the best movie to watch on Netflix. Honestly, it's either AMAZING acting, or they just mixed in real addicts with the actors.

    Category: Drama

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    Headhunters

    My Take: The corporate world is full of headhunters looking to take advantage of the next power play. Some risk more than others. It was pretty easy to add this one to my list of Netflix movies. It's a first class thriller that will pull you in and keep you in the dark. A really good movie with a well thought out plot and lots of action. It's actually one of the first movies that I would call a "cat and mouse" type of situation. You will be entertained.

    Category: Crime, Thriller

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    Hot Fuzz

    My Take: A cop too good at his job is relocated to a quiet town so his fellow officers don’t look bad. However, the town is anything but quiet. When two people are found decapitated, the cop and his partner look into the crime. What was first ruled as an accident soon becomes a string of murders. A great Simon Pegg comedy. Hot Fuzz was one of the first on my Netflix list. Enjoy.

    Category: Action, Comedy

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    Backcountry

    My Take: A young couple on a camping trip quickly become lost in the Canadian wilderness. I think this one struck a cord with me because I have always had a fear of bears in the wild! It’s loosely based on a true story and I think most people can relate to this classic idea of a nightmarish survival.

    Category: Drama, Horror, Thriller

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    The Ones Below

    My Take: A woman expecting her first child bonds with the neighbor downstairs. After witnessing a shocking accident, she gives birth to her baby and slowly begins to question her neighbor’s behavior and motives. The tension is palpable. It’s been awhile since I found one that kept me interested in a tension building type of way. There is good acting and a lot of twists and turns that continue to ramp up on the creepy neighbor vibe.

    Category: Thriller

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    These Final Hours

    My Take: It is the last day on Earth and everyone is partying before they die. That is exactly what James wants to do. However, on his way to the ultimate party, he finds an abandoned young girl who he helps find her father, and who she helps him truly appreciate life. A pretty intense movie with a lot of stuff going on. Made me think of what I might want to do if I knew the world was ending.

    Category: Drama, Thriller

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    Whores' Glory

    My Take: It’s not a pretty life to live, but unfortunately it is the life of many women around the world. This documentary shows you their lives and experiences. It’s hard to watch, but it really put things into perspective. Some of it is seriously gross. But I mean it exists in the world so why not know about it?

    Category: Documentary

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    The Great Alone

    My Take: A full life documentary from start to finish. Lance Mackey is a champion of the Iditarod who spent his life in the shadow of his father. He takes you through the many steps in life that made him who he is today. No matter how much he tried to run from his destiny, eventually it catches up to him. Man, very inspiring movie. It's another very picturesque Alaska one, but it does a great job of looking into his whole life and what made him into the man he is today. Interesting to say the least.

    Category: Adventure, Documentary, Drama

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    I Am Not a Serial Killer

    My Take: 16 Year old John Wayne Cleaver battles with sociopathic feelings while searching for a vicious killer stalking his small town. This one fits perfectly into the “dark” genre and you can’t go wrong when you can pull that off. There’s mystery, thrill, gore, and a good set of actors to keep you entertained. It's definitely one of the best Netflix streaming movies that have been added lately. Plus, Christopher Lloyd is in it! I mean who doesn’t like Christopher Lloyd? Great to see him back in action.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    Tangerine

    My Take: Fresh outta county, Tangerine searches the streets for the pimp that broke her heart. Filmed straight from an iPhone, the performances seem so real that it gives you a candid glimpse into a world you probably have never seen. The characters are un-deniably original with a street-wise attitude that seems impossible to fake.

    Category: Comedy, Drama

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    A Lonely Place to Die

    My Take: Hikers stumbled upon a child locked in the ground in the Scottish Highlands. But freeing her from her prison may bring worse consequences. An original story with tense moments throughout.

    Category: Adventure, Action, Crime, Thriller

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    Suburra

    My Take: Set in Rome, rival families and politicians collide over an ambitious real estate venture. Set in Rome, rival families and politicians collide over an ambitious real estate venture. Ever since I saw Gomorra, I've been hooked on the modern day Italian mafia movies and this one doesn't disappoint. There's great acting from all angles and no punches are pulled throughout. Here, we have ruthless mafia wars and corruption at its finest.

    Category: Crime, Drama, Thriller

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    Win It All

    My Take: Down on his luck, a small time gambler agrees to hold a bag for a friend while he does a stint in jail. All he has to do is keep his head down, go to his gamblers anonymous meetings and not open the bag. Gambling movies on Netflix are kind of hard to come by. There are a lot of funny characters and the main actor always seems to keep things interesting. A great supporting cast, especially the brother. I’ve always been fascinated by the destructive nature of people with addictions and Jake Johnson really gets into this role.

    Category: Comedy

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    13 Assassins

    My Take: A sadistic lord rules over the land. A group of feudal Samurai must come together to prevent his reign and protect their country. Hands down one of the best action movies EVER. Not for the faint of heart if blood makes you squeamish, but these dudes wreck shop on everyone. It is absolutely one of the best Netflix movies to watch.

    Category: Adventure, Action, Drama

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    Gomorra

    My Take: Taking place in and around a crumbling housing project in Italy, Gomorra gives you a look into the ruthless gangster culture of modern times. Drugs and extortion is the name of the game and they will do whatever it takes to stay on top; shameless murders and extreme violence included. A very interesting look into the Neapolitan mob. The mob always seems to get glorified in a way, but this movie kind of brought it down earth and showed the reality of what these people are doing to communities. Gangster movies on Netflix seem to be a dime a dozen, but this one is a diamond in the rough.

    Category: Crime, Drama

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    Filth

    My Take: A drug addict cop lives his life on both sides of the law. With his family life long behind him, he tries to mask his pain with drugs. After the murder of a Japanese student, he must pull himself together amongst his vivid hallucinations to solve the case. It's funny, and pretty dirty. I'm not a huge fan of James McAvoy but this wasn't his usual role.

    Category: Comedy, Crime, Drama

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    Bound To Vengeance

    My Take: Eve is abducted, but manages to escape. While escaping, she realizes that she is not the only victim. There are other girls out there that need her help. Unbeknownst to Eve, she is about to uncover an even darker truth. I like the creepy sort of serial killer stuff. This movie had some moments when you're thinking, "Why the hell would you do that?" But then you realize you wouldn't have a movie without it. Not bad if you're looking for some mindless entertainment.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    The Hallow

    My Take: They moved to a remote town on the outskirts of Ireland to get away from it all. But they weren’t prepared for what was out in the cursed woods. No one would be. This one was just so damn weird. The second I thought I was going to lose interest some curve ball would come flying around the corner. So damn weird haha.

    Category: Fantasy, Horror

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    It Follows

    My Take: After a sexual encounter, a girl is stalked by a nightmarish spirit. It's really hard to actually scare an audience these days, but I have a feeling there's gonna be a scene or two that might get you! In my opinion, it has a perfect concept of psychological horror and the impending threat is undoubtedly a little nerve racking. I wouldn't call this one of the good thriller movies on Netflix, I'd call it one of the best. There's something about a never-ending, never-sleeping threat that sends chills up your spine.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    Tucker and Dale vs Evil

    My Take: Two hillbillies, Tucker and Dale, are looking forward to a vacation in their cabin in the woods so they can relax, fish and drink beer. However, their peace is interrupted when a bunch of snobby college kids decide to camp next door. After getting mistaken for backwood serial killers, more mistakes lead to more bodies. Very funny. My kind of dark comedy.

    Category: Comedy, Horror

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    God Bless America

    My Take: Tired of all the mindless materialist views of American Culture, they join forces to make a difference. Through murder. Whoa, talk about a dark comedy. Dude actually has some valid points throughout the movie. I love dark comedies but I can honestly say this one really pushed the envelope. VERY DARK. Not exactly a date night movie, but if you're both open minded enough to not take things too seriously, it's pretty funny!

    Category: Comedy, Drama

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    The Babadook

    My Take: A single mother struggling to get control of her increasingly erratic son. While battling the recent death of her husband, a fear is growing in the home of a eerie presence that only her son believes in. It doesn’t take long for her to feel the terror of the presence all around her. In the horror genre, it's probably the best movie on Netflix. One of the best horror's I've seen in recent memory. In my top 10. Original and creepy as hell.

    Category: Drama, Horror, Thriller

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    Your Sister's Sister

    My Take: It starts out innocently enough. Iris lets Jack stay at her family cabin to “find himself” and get out of his funk. Little does he know that Iri’s sister has already laid claim to the place and is feeling a whole different side of depression. Lots of pretty funny situations and good actors. Beautiful scenery. A good story about the effects of dealing with tragedy. Annnd a really evil thing to do to somebody.

    Category: Comedy, Drama

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    The Snowtown Murders

    My Take: Based on a true story, Jamie finds a connection with his mothers boyfriend and together they appoint themselves protectors of the neighborhood. A relationship forms that ultimately leads to murder. Very good acting. Has some pretty disturbing scenes but good acting throughout. Based on real events.

    Category: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

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    The Imposter

    My Take: A young boy disappears from San Antonio, Texas. Three years later the family receives a call that he is alive in well in Spain. Desperate for his return they seem to be blinded by the truth. Is this the child they once knew? This documentary is unbelievable. I don't even know what to say. Such a weird combination of creepiness, desperation, and pure stupidity.

    Category: Documentary, Drama

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    The Look of Silence

    My Take: A family who lived through the genocide in 1960’s Indonesia gives you a glimpse into their lives while confronting the men that murdered one of their sons. A shocking documentary on the Indonesia genocide of the mid 1960's. Be warned, its extremely graphic content. I thought the director did a perfect job of conveying the message that no matter what, we can't look away, and we must always remember the past or we're doomed to repeat it.

    Category: Documentary

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    The Wailing

    My Take: A terrible sickness is spreading through a small village thought to be caused by a mysterious outsider. So, if you didn’t already know, Korean films have really come into their own when it comes to thriller/horror movies. I rarely get to use the words like “disturbing” or “grotesque,” but this one actually fits the bill. There are more than a few Korean films that have really left a chilling mark on me. They always seem to take it a step further into very dark, almost pervasive, scenes. I haven’t been this glued to the screen since Baskin.

    Category: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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    Umrika

    My Take: A young man goes in search of his brother who is thought to have left their tiny village to gain success in America. This one is chock full of laughs and serves as an interesting glimpse of how lives are lived throughout the most impoverished parts of the world. I thought it was a meaningful story that really put into perspective the view other cultures have of America as some mythical land where all your dreams come true no matter what.

    Category: Comedy, Drama

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    Wildlike

    My Take: A rebellious young teen, Mackenzie, is sent to Alaska to live with her uncle. Desperate to escape, she ends up befriending a lonesome backpacker who helps her out and shows her how to find peace. I thought this was a great portrayal of how beautiful Alaska is. Lots of very picturesque scenes which always goes a long way. Watching anything to do with the abuse of kids is always hard to watch, but it has a good message and a story that kept my interest.

    Category: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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    A Busca

    My Take: A man sets out on a journey to find his son and learns a valuable lesson about his own life. I liked this one simply for the fact that you get to see a side of Brazil that isn’t normally portrayed. It showed the country, the people, and the generations throughout the years. You usually see bad things from movies coming out of Brazil, but this one sheds light on the normal, interesting, everyday lives of Brazilians..

    Category: Drama

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    The Fear of 13

    My Take: After more than 20 years on Death Row, Nick Yarris petitions to remove all appeals and have his death sentence carried out. As far as documentaries go, it's on my list of top Netflix movies. It’s quite the story. One of those “stranger than fiction” type of documentaries where so many things come together to make up a nearly unbelievable, but true story. The accused comes across as a clearly intelligent and eloquent man who is also a very compelling storyteller.

    Category: Documentary, Thriller

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    The Mend

    My Take: Alan’s estranged brother Matt randomly comes into his life during a turbulent time in his relationship. It’s a pretty random, funny little movie. Lots of plot changes that pull you all over the place. I didn’t know Josh Lucas could pull off a role like this, but he definitely nails it. I’ll say one thing for this movie, I bet you can’t guess what’s gonna happen next. *No idea why, but the trailer doesn't work on this one. Better Google it.

    Category: Comedy

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    Mountain Men

    My Take: Years after their father died by getting lost on the mountain, two brothers are reunited in their hometown in the Rocky Mountains. I liked it. Tyler Labine is always pretty funny. Plus I have brothers so I can relate.

    Category: Comedy, Drama, Family

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    Valley Uprising

    My Take: Follow the story of the original Yosemite rock climbers. Their culture is looked down upon but there skills are undeniable. An amazing tale of the generation that defied the laws of gravity and paved the way for the sport. So glad I found this one and instantly added it to my Netflix movies list. I've honestly only rock climbed one time but I have a lot of respect for the sport after just one time. This a great documentary of the pioneers of the sport. It's inspiring, hilarious, and downright terrifying! I haven't laughed so hard I cried in awhile, but "Chongo" definitely got me.

    Category: Adventure, Documentary

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    Wyrmwood

    My Take: Starting with instant action as a zombie apocalypse unfolds in Australia. A brother searching for his sister, who was kidnapped by twisted soldiers and a psychotic doctor conducting experiments. What will be left of her when he finally finds her? Stumbled across this on a Sunday afternoon. I like zombies movies but this one had a twist to the typical genre that was pretty funny.

    Category: Horror

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    Touching the Void

    My Take: Based on the true story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempting to climb the feared Siula Grande in the Andes of Peru. What begins in excitement quickly turns into a nightmare for veterans of the sport. Wow. A pretty incredible true story. Talk about struggling to survive.

    Category: Adventure, Action, Documentary

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    Pontypool

    My Take: A radio DJ reports mysterious events which are growing ever more threatening as people start turning into mindless zombies hell bent on self destruction. As there becomes fewer and fewer survivors, it is up to the people holed up in the radio station to figure out how the virus is being transmitted. A really strange movie. It's undeniably original. Just kinda strange.

    Category: Horror, Mystery, ScienceFiction

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    Get the Gringo

    My Take: A life of crime is nothing new to him but it’s a different story behind the walls of a brutal Mexican prison. With the help of a 9 year old he learns to survive and gains a friend in the process. I thought Mel Gibson was getting kinda washed up the older he got, but this one changed my mind. Prison life in Mexico looks like absolute hell. Definitely worth the watch.

    Category: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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    John Dies at the End

    My Take: A new drug is in town and no one is prepared for its effects. What follows is a collision of worlds. Sooo weird. But good. Lots of random action going on. I don't even know where to start with this one. Give it a try.

    Category: Comedy, Horror

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    Man Up

    My Take: He’s still hung up on his ex and takes a blind date in the hopes of getting over her. She takes advantage of him by letting him think she’s his date after he mistakes her for his new connection. As far as romantic comedies go, this one had some rare originality. If you gotta do a date night, this is a good choice.

    Category: Comedy, Romance

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    Virunga

    My Take: Brave men risk their lives protecting the last mountain gorillas on the planet. This is a heartfelt story of the effects of war and corruption on the beautiful and bio-diverse Virunga National Park. Forget the theatrics of war movies, this is raw and real.

    Category: Documentary, War

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    Night Watch

    My Take: The “Others” possess supernatural powers. Separated by the forces of dark and light, a truce was made between good and evil to prevent the end of the world. Modern day Moscow is a battleground for when the truce is finally broken. Ok, so I study Russian and I always look for Russian movies on Netflix to watch. But the one thing I noticed is that ALL Russian movies are seriously weird. Like I don't even know how to describe what's going on in this one, or Day Watch, but I guaranteed you haven’t seen a movie like this before.

    Category: Action, Fantasy, Thriller

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    My Take: Giving up her freedom to start a family is a constant struggle for Eva. Struggling to bond with her son leads her down the path to wondering if she is cut out for the job. But she may not be the problem as Kevin begins to exhibit sociopathic tendencies. Very dark. Very interesting. This is a pretty disturbing movie, just to warn you.

    Category: Drama, Thriller

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    Deathgasm

    My Take: A teenage outcast finds his only solace in hardcore death metal. Tired of being bullied, he comes across an ancient guitar hymn that offers him everlasting power. Only problem is, it's also a demon summoning. A fun, bloody, and gory ride. Good Netflix movies are hard to come by these days. I mean just take a look at the name. You get every bit of entertainment out of a movie named "DEATHGASM" that you'd expect. These New Zealand kids put on a good show and keep you laughing throughout. A great "cult audience" type of movie.

    Category: Comedy, Horror

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    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    My Take: A woman fed up with life and the people around her enlists the help of a neighbor to track down the thieves who burglarized her house. This Netflix Original movie that was surprisingly entertaining. The random characters in this one are all original and really good at the roles they play, especially the gritty ones. Add this to your list of good thrillers on Netflix. Good acting throughout and it's surprisingly dark!

    Category: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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    The Fury of a Patient Man

    My Take: A man seeks answers after a horrible crime is committed. The Fury of A Patient Man. I admit, it starts slow out of the gate, but you might be surprised of what’s to come. If you’re patient (pun intended), you will be pleasantly surprised. You’ll soon figure out how they came up with the title of the movie. When it gets going, it goes 0 - 60 real quick.

    Category: Thriller

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    Hector

    My Take: Embarking on his annual journey, the story of Hector’s fall into homelessness slowly comes to light. A very interesting film about the struggles of homelessness and how differently some people deal with tragedy. This one is chock full of compassion, empathy, and a general feeling of good will towards people from all walks of life. Oh, and there’s about 5 minutes I challenge you to try and decipher the thickest Scottish accents in the world!

    Category: Drama

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    Mexican Gangster

    My Take: The true story of Alfredo Ríos Galeana. A bank robber by day and singer by night. Although the name doesn’t sound too original (and from what I understand a fairly poor translation), it’s an action packed story full of smart, cunning bank robbers, relentless cops, and a touch of corruption all too familiar throughout the Mexican government. I'd say it's probably one of the best Mexican movies on Netflix I've seen lately. Plus, good cinematography always goes a long way.

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    Betting on Zero

    My Take: Betting on Zero is the story of hedge fund manager Bill Ackman’s quest to expose Herbalife as a pyramid scheme. It’s definitely thought provoking. Ackman is clearly an intelligent, albeit slightly arrogant, person, but his pursuit is clearly warranted. What this movie did for me is remind me of something I’ve known my whole life--billion dollar markets are made by profiting from the hopes and dreams of the lower class. Corporations have always preyed upon people's hopes of a better life and, unfortunately, I think it’s just a fact of life now that has infected every type of industry. It’s the financial advisor who sells you the dream of financial security, but who only really cares about his commission and not his clients. The motivational speaker that will tell you how to live your life and become successful, but only for a hefty fee, of course. It even goes as far as the government pushing millions into advertisements for college degrees as the only way to succeed, while you get stuck with a 40k+ loan that you can never pay off. Oh well, c'est la vie right?

    Category: Documentary

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    Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

    My Take: Fresh outta jail, they gotta figure out a plan to go straight while living in the trailer park. A comedy about the life of the trailer park. It’s the trailer park that made them who they are. A cult classic. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at such a vicious alcoholic before.

    Category: Action, Comedy

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    V/H/S/2

    My Take: Searching through a missing student's house, a couple stumbles upon a collection of horrifying video tapes. So this one was fun. If you've seen the first one, this one stays along the same path but comes with a whole new set of originality. Short films of horror that will have you cringing. I think hardcore horror fans will love it.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    Odd Thomas

    My Take: Set in a dusty California town, a cook with the ability to see the dead must protect the ones he loves in this Sci-Fi thriller. This was a fun one. RIP Anton Yelchin.

    Category: Mystery, Thriller

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    Turbo Kid

    My Take: A fun and bloody movie that follows an orphaned kid in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Turbo Kid was happy spending his days searching for random items that survived the apocalypse until one day he meets a girl. Soon, Turbo Kid finds himself fighting a warlord and all his twisted goons. Ok, it takes about 5 minutes to see how cheesy and low quality this movie is. But give it a chance. Lots of "B-rate" blood and gore await! Quirky and entertaining.

    Category: Adventure, Action, Comedy, ScienceFiction

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    Stretch

    My Take: All in one night, a limo driver who must pay a debt of $8k brought on from his cocaine and gambling addictions. The unlucky but relentless driver takes on a job with a passenger who makes his night anything but easy. I had never heard of this movie before but I gave it a try and it actually ended up being pretty funny. Check it out.

    Category: Action, Comedy, Thriller

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    Ravenous

    My Take: After a missing persons report on the Western Frontier, Capt. John Boyd aids a wounded soldier who shares a horrifying tale of survivor. I remember seeing this for the first time and being very caught off guard. All actors are great in their roles. Blood and mayhem quickly take the stage and don’t slow down til the end. My favorite part? The music. I guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised at the music.

    Category: Horror, Thriller

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    The Square

    My Take: Lovers, Ray and Carla, plot to leave their spouses and run away together. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. There’s a lot of action, twists and turns, and I think it’ll keep you guessing pretty much the whole time. The tension is palpable throughout.

    Category: Crime, Drama, Thriller

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    The Ivory Game

    My Take: Filmmakers go undercover to expose the illegal Ivory trade. So if you didn’t already know, poachers are slaughtering elephants by the thousands to fuel the horrible and deeply corrupted, illegal Ivory trade. It’s kind of shocking that most of us don’t realize that elephants could be extinct in the next few years. These journalist risked their lives to expose this, and anyone who risks their life for such a worthy cause deserves our attention at the very least.

    Category: Documentary

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    Results

    My Take: Two personal trainers are struggling with what they want in life while dealing with a newly wealthy client that just doesn’t care enough. Funny story about the differences of crazy trainers and regular people.

    Category: Comedy

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    The Mule

    My Take: Unwittingly over his head in the drug trade he is forced to hide the evidence anywhere he can. Swallowing the evidence is just the beginning of his problems. I don't know how I found this movie but it was definitely a surprise. I've heard some things about it being a true story, but I can't say for sure. Has one of those scenes that you've probably never seen before, and wish you never saw lol.

    Category: Comedy, Crime

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    All Cheerleaders Die

    My Take: When tragedy has struck their high school, Maddy joins the cheerleading squad, much to the chagrin of the student body. But now her and her new friends can plot the downfall of the leader of the football team. Don't expect any oscar performances, just mindless entertainment. Blood and cheerleaders. Is there a better combination for a cheesy horror movie?

    Category: Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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    Honeymoon

    My Take: Newlyweds escape to a remote lake house for their honeymoon. Things quickly unravel as Paul’s new bride becomes distant after disappearing in the night with no memory of what happened. Kept me guessing the whole movie. Some pretty disturbing scenes.

    Category: Horror

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    Human Capital

    My Take: Human Capital is a story of two families tied together over the mystery of a deadly hit and run accident. It’s hard to say what keeps one so intrigued by this movie, but it definitely had a way of keeping me interested throughout the story. It wasn’t one of my usual types of movies, but it managed to keep me guessing the entire time. So if anything, it’s original.

    Category: Drama

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    Baskın

    My Take: Centered around five Turkish police officers that find themselves inadvertently pulled into the depths of a hellish nightmare. So this one is "special" haha. I don't want to recommend this one for people that don't have much of a stomach for horror movies, but for those who do, you may find this one surprisingly grotesque. It had a way of sucking me in and keeping my eyes glued to the screen though. The best Netflix movie is the one you don't see coming. Honestly the only thing I can say is that it was a horror movie unlike any I've ever scene.

    Category: Fantasy, Horror

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    Cartel Land

    My Take: The Mexican cartels are destroying the country along with its innocent citizens. The citizens are forced to come together to arm and protect themselves against the Knights Templar when the government isn’t doing enough for the people. Very interesting movie. I had some idea of the lack of protection citizens of Mexico get from their government, but I had no idea it was this bad. Definitely worth the watch.

    Category: Documentary, Drama