Of all the film-related questions I get from friends, the most common - by a long stretch - is a request for Netflix recommendations. How can one not find treasure amongst the thousands of titles on Netflix. Allow me to help you.
I have mentioned this before, but the website Instant Watcher keeps an up to date tally of films that are scheduled to imminently expire on the Netflix streaming option. The site also provides listings of the most popular and critically regarded films on Netflix, across a wide variety of categories. So it is always worth checking out this website prior to picking what to watch on Netflix.
Here are my recommendations for relatively recent films (released theatrically in the past 12 or so months) that are currently streaming on Netflix; each film is remarkable in its own way:
- FORCE MAJEURE
- MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN
- THE BOXTROLLS
- HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
- WORDS AND PICTURES
- MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
- THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY (HIM / HER)
- BOMBAY TALKIES
- ILO ILO