There are so many movies on Netflix, and sometimes it can get hard to find the best movies. It doesn’t help that Netflix algorithms are designed so that you only see movies similar to those you watched in the past and those everyone else is watching. As such, you may miss out on some underrated movies on Netflix that are mind-blowing,
This article explores some of the best underrated movies on Netflix. These movies cut across genres, countries, and generations. Yet they have one thing in common: they will keep you glued to your screen from the first second until the last.
So please read until the end to find out the best unknown movies on Netflix.
Best Underrated movies on Netflix
Let’s be clear
These 8 are not lowkey movies because they are terrible. On the contrary, all 8 underrated films were released to critical acclaim. They just never got as big an audience as they rightly should. This article includes genres from thriller to horror, action to comedy, sci-fi to drama, and even kid-friendly movies.
So without much ado
Here is a list of the 8 most underrated movies on Netflix
The Irish man : One of the best underrated movies on Netflix
The best sleeper movie on Netflix, in our opinion. It is an adaptation of the #1-time crime bestseller “I heard you paint houses” by Charles Brandt.
The Irishman is set in the 1950s and follows the life of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver recruited by Russell Buffaliano and his Pennsylvania crime family. Frank becomes a top hit man for the crime family and works for Jimmy Hoffa– an influential teamster tied to organized crime.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Adapted from: I heard you paint houses.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci.
If you are a fan of horror movies, this is one of the slept on movies that you should see immediately. This 2018 psychological horror was released to critical acclaim. It tells the story of a camgirl whose identity was stolen by a look-alike, her journey to unveil the mysterious thief and get her identity back.
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Writer: Daniel Goldhaber; Isa Mazzei; Isabelle Link-Levy
Cast: Madeline Brewer, Samantha Robinson, David Druid, Quei Tann
When we talk of Netflix underrated movies and underrated comedies, this one movie comes to mind. Bad Trip is a fantastic hidden camera comedy with many funny sketches and one of the greatest stories in its category.
In this movie, hidden cameras capture two friends on a chaotic road trip playing amusing and creative pranks on a defenseless public.
Director: Kitao Sakurai
Writer: Eric André; Kitao Sakurai; Andrew Barchilon
Cast: Eric André; Lil Rel Howery; Tiffany Haddish.
A young photographer follows a charming man she meets back to his Berlin apartment on a night out. However, he takes her captive and tortures her. It is exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging.
Berlin syndrome was released to critical acclaim, even though it tanked massively at the box office. It is one of the best sleeper movies on Netflix.
Director: Cate Shortland
Based on: Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten
Cast: Teresa Palmer; Max Reimalt; Lucien Aron.
One of the best underrated movies to watch on Netflix. This movie follows the life of a teenage boy who plays to lose his virginity to his girlfriend. However, he gets on an emotional rollercoaster when he meets a gay kid with whom he falls in love.
Alex Strangelove is not your typical rom-com, but it is one of the great overlooked movies you should see next time you Netflix and chill.
Director: Craig Johnson
Writer: Craig Johnson
Cast: Daniel Doheny; Antonio Marziale; Madeline Weinstein.
This movie is one of the most underrated movies on Netflix. This 2019 movie was released to critical acclaim, although it’s in Iraqi Arabic.
Mosul follows the true life story of the Nineveh SWAT team (an elite Iraqi police team) after the fall of ISIS in the city of Mosul, Iraq. It has explosive action, adrenaline-pumping scenes, and a heartbreaking storyline. It is one of the most criminally underrated movies released in the last decade.
Director: Matthew Michael Carnahan
Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan
Cast: Adam Bessa; Suhail Dabbach; Is’haq Ella’s.
The Shack : One of the best underrated movies on Netflix
Based on the Novel of the same name written by William Paul Young, this 2017 Drama tells the story of Mick Phillips, who falls into depression after his youngest child disappears mysteriously. His life turns when he receives a letter from an unknown source inviting him to a cabin.
The Shack is one of the great overlooked movies you can watch with your family. It shows how love, grace, and kindness can heal a brutal past.
Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Adapted from: The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
Cast: Sam Worthington; Octavia Spencer; Radha Mitchell.
In this chilling horror movie, an African family in detention in England is granted temporary asylum. However, things turn dark when they move into the house provided for them and find it haunted.
Critics praise the masterful use of ambiance and mood to pull in viewers and scare them out of their skins. It is hands down one of the best under the radar movies that you can find on Netflix.
Director: Remi Weekes
Writer: Felicity Evans; Toby Venables
Cast: Sope Dirisu; Wunmi Mosaku; Matt Smith.
There are several unappreciated movies available on Netflix that are worth watching. They include the Mitchells vs. the Machines, under the shadows, the lost daughter, the green inferno, and many more.
There are a lot of great unknown movies on Netflix. Yet, we have chosen these eight because we have seen them, we loved them, and we know you will love them too. Please drop a comment, and let us know which one you enjoyed the most.