In recent years, Netflix has become well-known for producing original films. Critical darlings like Beasts of No Nation and Tallulah have given the fledgling studio an added amount of prestige, while Netflix's production deal with Adam Sandler has ensured that movies like The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over receive loads of promotion aimed at the masses. But there are a surprising number of Netflix original films you haven't heard of, and some of them are pretty wild, which is why I've compiled this list of the craziest Netflix original movies you don't know about.
Netflix's less-known films typically cast a wider net than their more famous brethren. For the most part, they don't star big names, they deal with controversial subject matter, and they are sometimes produced overseas. However, there are still some of these hidden gems that do star familiar faces — like Bob Odenkirk, Maisie Williams, and Ricky Gervais — but typically in more experimental roles than what you're used to seeing them in. And while none of these movies have become hits like the Paul Rudd dramedy The Fundamentals of Caring or the President Obama biopic Barry, some of them have managed to garner a cult following. So take a look a the 12 offbeat Netflix movies below, and see if you can discover a new favorite.
Want to escape from your mundane day-to-day life? Why not join a cult?
And you thought your family had issues.
This is what would happen if a Disney Channel Original Movie focused on criminals.
A strong feminist tale based in a part of the world that's very different from American society.
5'I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House'
Not your typical haunted house story.
A dark comedy starring Bob Odenkirk as a former greeting card writer who gets caught up in a murder mystery. Why hasn't everyone seen this?
This thriller will make you question what's real.
A boy is shot and ends up with parts of a smartphone embedded in his brain, which gives him superpowers, naturally. Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams co-stars.
Answers the age-old question: What would happen if American Pie were set in India?
This gives new meaning to the phrase "fake news."
Groundhog Day meets Panic Room in this science fiction thriller.
A sci-fi action film about very destructive, and apparently angry, invisible people.