Five hidden gems on Netflix India that you need to watch over the weekend
Even earlier, it wasn't an uncommon phenomenon to witness people exploring Netflix for hours trying to find a movie to sit back and watch during their weekends. Now, that the pandemic has trapped us indoors, watching Netflix has become more of an essential to release that dopamine into your bloodstream after the long hours spent during Work-From-Home.
Now, we know how long it takes for you to find a suitable movie on the streaming platform. So, we have done the hard work and curated a bunch of movies you can enjoy during your evening. Check out the list, bring out your popcorn and start watching one of these hidden gems that you probably didn't know existed on Netflix.
1. Beasts of No Nation
You will soon find out this movie isn't for the faint-hearted as the director Cary Joji Fukunaga takes us through the personal journey of Agu, a child who goes from witnessing the murder of his family and neighbours into being initiated into a group of guerrilla soldiers headed by none other than Denzel Washington, who is reverently called as the Commandant by his subordinates. The film perfectly depicts a civil war from the perspective of a child soldier and along with the brilliant directional work by Fukunaga, this movie is a must-watch for movie geeks.
2. The Florida Project
A few kilometres away from the magical world of Disney is situated a motel run by Bobby (William Defoe) which is called home by a ragtag group of people. Among them is Moonee, a precocious 6-year-old girl who lives with her struggling young mom. The film follows Moonee and her friends through their adventures while depicting the hardships of life through the delightful, innocent mind of a child. It is a movie that will surely take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
3. The Place Beyond the Pines
When Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper come together for a project, you know it is worth watching even if it is almost two and a half hours long. Perhaps his best picture so far, director Derek Cianfrance puts on our screen a story of inheritance, fate and fatherhood that will make you keep going back to the themes that the movie is conveying days after watching it. The story follows a stunt bike rider who turns to bank robbery to provide and win over his lover and child. Eventually, he ends up on a path with a police officer (Bradley Cooper). What follows is a story of how the acts of a father can come back to haunt the life of his son.
4. I Lost My Body
For those of you who still have the notion that animated films are for kids, this French animated drama fantasy film directed by Jérémy Clapin is sure to change your mind. I Lost my Body uses a never-seen-before poetic method of story-telling to tell the story of a severed hand's journey through the streets of Paris to reunite with its owner. The film perfectly pulls the right heartstrings to evoke various emotions which ultimately leads you to its bittersweet ending.
5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
What more should be said other than that this is work-of-art created by the legendary Coen brothers. The creators of Fargo, No Country For Old Men and The Big Lebowski to name a few came together to direct this anthology of six short films that takes place in post-Civil War Old West. The Coen brothers have gone all out on their love for the Old West in this film with each frame capturing the simple, yet unpredictable nature of the fictitious world they created.