10 best Netflix movies you haven’t seen yet
A rather bizarre film, Okja centers on its eponymous ‘super pig’ and his human friend, Mija. Okja was bred for slaughter by the Mirando Corporation so when the call for slaughter comes, what follows next is a delightful exercise in imagination and adventure.
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
Noah Baumbach’s comedy-drama is about the Meyerowitz clan and their dynamic with the patriarch, played by Dustin Hoffman. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “They’re a smart and sophisticated and relatively privileged bunch, but they’re miserable and ridiculous, which makes for some poignant insights and some sharp comedy. We enjoy the Meyerowitz clan, even as we praise the heavens we’re not like them and we don’t live next door to any of ’em.”
My Happy Family (2017)
A portrayal of the claustrophobic confines of multigenerational families, My Happy Family revolves around the protagonist, Manana’s attempts to carve out a peaceful life for herself away from the oppressive limits imposed by her family. With a 100% rating on Tomatometer, My Happy Family is a quietly exhilarating gem.
I don’t feel at home in this world anymore (2017)
Macon Blair’s hilarious comedy thriller follows a depressed woman, Ruth, whose house is burglarized. She embarks on a pursuit to recover her possessions along with her neighbor Tony, a heavy metal fan. What ensues is a chain of murders and accidents finished off with a return to normal life.
Written and directed by Adam Leon, Tramps tells the story of life-hardened Ellie and aspiring chef Danny who are thrown together in the pursuit of a misplaced briefcase and find romance in the midst of the chaos. This romantic comedy has a 95% approval with an average 7.1 rating.
Winner of multiple accolades at film festivals, Divines is a French-Qatari teen crime drama about Dounia and her best friend Maimouna’s stint in the drug dealing racket, ending in tragedy.
Mudbound is a gruesome tale of racism in the fictional town of Marietta in rural Mississippi; Jamie and Ronsel are two veterans of the WWII who come home and begin to deal and cope with PTSD and racism in their own way. The film was nominated in multiple categories and scored a 96% approval rating on Tomatometer.
Tallulah involves three women—its eponymous heroine Tallulah, her partner’s mother Margo and Carolyn—in this Sian Heder comedy-drama. Nigel M. Smith of The Guardian wrote in praise of the director, “Yes, the story has the makings of a Lifetime movie; what grounds it are the terrific performances and Heder’s rich direction and screenplay.”
An American drama film that depicts former president Barrack Obama’s life at Columbia University, Barry is a “window… offering a flawed yet compelling glimpse of American history in the making.”
On Body and Soul (2017)
Hungarian romance drama On Body and Soul introduces us to Endre and Maria, working at an abattoir. They both experience the same returning dream of being a pair of deer in a forest, though initially unaware that both share a single dream. They soon form a close bond, put off temporarily by problems, only to reunite in the end. It was the Hungarian entry for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.