The most beautiful thing about Netflix is perhaps its greatest downfall as well: there just so much to choose from. The categories, the genres, the countries of origin, the actors... it can all feel a bit overwhelming. With all those titles to choose from, it's easy to just choose a film you've seen or don't want to waste your time watching only to end up disliking it. That said, there are some amazing Netflix titles you're not watching that you need to watch. Like, right now.
I know how tempting it is to get stuck in a Netflix rut. You find a TV show you've seen a thousand times or you watch a newly added film that you definitely saw in theaters months ago, all because you don't want to waste time poring through the seemingly endless catalogue of titles. Conversely, you might be pressed for time. Who has two hours on their hands these days to casually sink into a subtitled French film? Not me, my friend. I have places to be, people to see, and when I Netflix and chill, the thing I'm watching better be good.
But even with the demands of life, sometimes you just need to freshen up your Netflix queue. Cue this list of little-seen but seriously good films you can stream on Netflix tonight. You may be surprised by what pops up, but trust me: You'll come away feeling very happy with a selection from this list.
This indie film is a funny, sweet thought experiment about whether you would want to know the exact moment you will find your soulmate. Timer as a new perspective into the "true love" narrative Hollywood likes to throw around and you will be pleasantly surprised at the ending.
2. Save The Date
Lizzy Caplan is her usual cynical self, yet there's something about the relationships and romantic drama that peppers Save The Date that makes this indie film feel like a refreshing take on the quirky love lives of the young folk that we loved in films like 500 Days of Summer.
3. Mulholland Drive
An essential Lynch film and arguably his most approachable work for the person who's been curious what the hype surrounding the venerate auteur is all about.
Life is a loose retelling of how actor James Dean's iconic 1955 Life Magazine cover came to be. Dane DeHaan gives a pitch perfect performance as James Dean and, admittedly, Robert Pattinson turns in a great performance as photographer Dennis Stock.
What if words became infected and turned the people you loved into zombies? Watch Pontypool and you'll find out the answer to that question.
This quiet indie thriller focuses on two Americans trying to get out of an unsafe Central American zone that one of the last places left host to alien creatures. Their frantic journey back to the States will leave you gripping the edge of your seat.
7. Sing Street
This runaway UK hit, part paean to '80s music, part coming-of-age musical, is unmissable. Fair warning: you'll be singing "Drive It Like You Stole It" for days afterwards.
8. I Believe In Unicorns
Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer got her big break in the Netflix original, but her first major film role in I Believe In Unicorns is flawless.
9. Troll Hunter
This is a surprising and entertaining found-footage export from Norway that will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure. Don't skip this.
10. Sunset Boulevard
This is a classic that anyone, from film dilettante to film buff, should watch immediately. Golden Age Hollywood stars Gloria Swanson and William Holden turn in their career best about an aging Hollywood star angling for her big comeback.
11. The Falling
Arya Stark, better known as Maisie Williams IRL, takes on female hysteria in the repressed English suburbs in The Falling. It's a gorgeous film to look at and the feeling of uneasiness that pervades will have you wondering what's really going on underneath the surface.
Get to watching, fam. There's a lot of goodness out there in Netflix-land.