Over the past couple of years, Netflix has earned a reputation as a destination for daring original content. The streaming giant has not shied away from producing movies that might give other studios pause, due to either the films' controversial content or extremely targeted stories. But Netflix thrives on such films, using them to shine a light on subjects and ideas that often go ignored in the media at large. Some of these Netflix original movies are so eye-opening that they may even alter your thinking in some cases, and make you question what you think you know about certain things.
The 14 films included in the below list cover a broad range of subjects that you probably don't think about on a daily basis. There's a movie about a disease you've never heard of, and another about an illness everyone knows but no one likes to talk about. There are depictions of atrocities like genocide and child soldiers, films that ask deep philosophical questions about things like love and religion, and portraits of real people whose life experiences are likely vastly different from your own. So take a look below at 14 eye-opening Netflix original films and see if any of them look like they'll broaden your perspective.