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20 Great Movies On Netflix You Probably Haven’t Seen

26 January 2014 | Features, Film Lists | by Matthew Keith

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Netflix has become a power house these last few years and not too many can compete with what they offer. Now more than ever Netflix is becoming stronger by signing deals with some big distributers and even having their own production company. One thing Netflix has always been good at is instantly streaming right onto your computer or TV some big name movies and even some hidden gems that you wouldn’t necessarily know about.

Here are 20 movies that you might have not heard of or known about, you should put them on your Instant Queue when you’re done reading this list.


20. Kill Theory (Watch On Netflix)


What’s it about? Would you kill if it meant that you could keep yourself alive? A maniac goes out with a group of college students to a party, and his experimental group tries to prove that everyone is capable of murder for the sake of self-preservation. As the body count rises you learn the true side of people when they get pushed.

Why you should watch it? This is a great horror film that gets you thinking. Instead of teasing your intelligence, it gets you to think about what you would do in the characters’ position and what you’re willing to give up.


19. The Final Countdown (Watch On Netflix)

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What’s it about? A 1980’s aircraft carrier gets stuck in a weird storm and is sent back in time on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. When the crew finds out what happened, they get into a discussion on whether they should let history repeat itself or protect the country from one of its biggest tragedies.

Why you should watch it? Martin Sheen and Kirk Douglas star in this film and help make it so entertaining to watch. Check out the fight scene between the modern jets and the WWII Japanese fighter planes and you’ll get hooked to watch the rest of it.


18. The Horde (Watch On Netflix)


What’s it about? A French zombie film that puts the cops and robbers together to fight for their lives. A group of cops get together to take revenge against some gangsters in their apartment complex, as the fight between the two breaks out and takes a turn for the worst, the zombies bombard the complex and swarm into the hallways for their meal. 

Why you should watch it? This movie may just be another zombie film with the undead but it stands out on its own. With great actions and a terrific twist, this movie is a must-see for all zombie movie fans.


17. Ninja 2 (Watch On Netflix)


What’s it about? A sequel to the 2009 film Ninja, this martial arts/action thriller follows the story of an American orphan named Casey, who grew up in Japan and learned the way of the ninja, found his wife murdered on the way home from a snack run. He goes on the hunt looking for who is responsible for her death and gets ready to take revenge.

Why you should watch it? As a rising action star, Scott Adkins impresses audiences with his roles in such movies as Expendables 2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ninja 2 proves to be a full adrenaline rush filled with amazing fight scenes with a good storyline, while remaining true to the ninja genre.


16. Boy Wonder (Watch On Netflix)


What’s it about? A darker cousin of Kick-Ass, this movie adds a little more realistic toughness to the genre. A young boy witnesses his mother being murdered by a car thief and grows up taken to the streets at night hunting those that wrong the innocent. Injecting steroids and learning different fighting styles, Sean puts all his power into finding the man who took his mother’s life.

Why you should watch it? A new style in the superhero/vigilante genre really adds more realism. No super powers or endless cash flow allows people to really connect with the main character.


15. Doghouse (Watch On Netflix)


What’s it about? Six friends decide to treat the recently divorced buddy to a boy’s weekend. They decide to visit a town that supposedly has four women for every one man. When they get there, though they discover the rumors are true, the women have somehow changed into weapon-wielding-man-hating zombies bent to take revenge on all men.

Why you should watch it? Comparisons with Shaun Of The Dead are folly, that film is an awesome parody of the genre, a film that remains a sub-genre highlight. This is a different film, though, one that parodies the genre with a totally focused observational narrative on a culture that warrants humorous inspection.



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  • Robert Christopher Hayes

    Good list, but Jack Black’s character doesn’t marry the widow in Bernie. He just accompanies her everywhere.

  • Kyle Berthiaume

    just watched “Kill Theory” and although the premise is pretty good, the characters and dialogue are extremely unrealistic and frustrating which pretty much ruins the entire thing

  • You fall in love with his character even as he murders his wife and carries on life as if nothing ever happened. Matthew McConaughey adds more to the movie as a detective on the case of Jack Black’s late wife.

    Chock full of spoilers, and inaccurate to boot! McConaughey is a district attorney, and Mrs. Nugent is not Bernie’s wife.

    I agree with your recommendation, but good lord, there’s something to be said for presentation.

  • Roby Razbojnik

    not a good recomendations as far as I’m concerned….all of the stories seem chewed and allready seen and made on some way…and the acting is barely watchable….

  • mph23

    The only ones here I can totally agree with is ‘Grabbers’ and ‘The Horde’. That is one of the best zombie movies ever. If not the best. Grabbers is just funny, and has a well done Lovecraftian monster to boot.

    I’d have to add ‘The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy’ (netflix has it as 6 episodes. This is the original subtitled movies, not the american one with Daniel Craig.)
    ‘The Call of Cthulhu’. Best HPL adaptation ever. It’s shot like a silent film made in the 1920s.
    ‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, Her Lover’. Helen Mirren way before she was famous in the US, and one of the best movies ever made.
    ‘Trainspotting’. If you haven’t seen this, you should. Period.
    Not to mention TV shows like ‘Red Dwarf’. If you like Futurama, you’ll like Red Dwarf. It’s an english sci-fi comedy from the 90’s that Futurama stole several plots, ideas, and jokes from.

  • What a crap list.

    • Deniz Orsal

      Then, give us a better list, huh!?

  • I like this list!

  • Jae

    This is an excellent list. Often you come across a lazy “hidden gems” list that makes you question the age (as well as taste, if not downright sanity) of the writer. I’ll surely be watching a few of these this July 4th weekend. Great job!

  • Megan Fulwood

    Seeing Valhalla Rising on this list makes me skeptical of the entire thing. That is a TERRIBLE movie

    • You just didn’t understand what you were watching. Stick to mainstream cookie-cutter films. You seem like the kind of person who likes Melissa McCarthy movies.

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  • Jonn Mero

    Crap best unseen, by the look of it!

  • marieflair

    Collection of best movies to watch

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  • endeed nice movies

  • ELBSeattle

    Very hot/cold list. ‘Four Rooms’ was completely terrible. ‘Bernie’ was great. ‘Valhalla Rising?’ Seriously?

  • Deniz Orsal

    I really want to watch especially some of them.

  • Deniz Orsal

    Bazilari gercekten iyi kalite ve seyretmekte yarar var.

  • Goodwin Lu

    mos of these are pretty dang mediocre :/