In the seven years since Netflix began releasing original films, the streaming service has received notoriety for its quantity-first approach, often releasing hundreds of titles per year. While there are always flashy Oscar contenders like “Roma” and “The Power of the Dog” and viral hits like “The Tinder Swindler,” the reality is that no mere mortal can reasonably be expected to keep track of every movie Netflix makes. While there is no shortage of Netflix original films that are better left ignored, there are plenty of gems to be found for cinephiles willing to sift through the seemingly endless stream of content that comes out each month. But the tragedy is that great films sometimes get buried under a mountain of forgettable fare.
If you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix and nothing new is catching your eye, why not revisit some of the best overlooked films on the streaming service? From campy horror flicks to indie gems that may have been left unseen without Netflix, the streamer’s massive catalog means there is truly something for everyone. We’ve rounded up 50 of our favorites, which should keep you occupied until the next cultural phenomenon drops on Netflix.
Zack Sharf and Ryan Lattanzio contributed to this story.