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By Don Gillette

When it comes to cult films, don’t depend on Wikpedia. “A cult film is a film that has acquired a cult following.”

This is what I hate about the internet.

A cult film is really about the committed and rebellious appreciation a somewhat limited audience has for it. The topics are usually, but not always, strange; they usually have a ton of “back stories” about how they were made or the flaws of the director or stars; and they normally have a little nostalgia going for them. Nothing is “an instant cult hit,” especially a movie that has “instant cult hit” on its advertisements. Sometimes a cult film becomes a cult film just because it didn’t enjoy tremendous box office success right out of the chute—it needed a few years to be appreciated.

Netflix is loaded with cult films and some of the best cult classics are streaming now…

The Prophecy

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Christopher Walken is one weird dude. There are even some people out there who claim he doesn’t act—he just plays himself, but these people obviously never saw his Oscar-winning performance in The Deer Hunter. Oh, he can act alright. And in The Prophecy, he’ll scare you half to death playing the Archangel Gabriel. Gabriel, it seems, is furious because God has allowed humans (“talking monkeys”) into heaven, so he comes to earth in order to steal the most evil human soul that ever existed. If you like this one, The Prophecy 2 and The Prophecy 3 are also streaming on Netflix, so you can fill up a Walken Weekend.

From Dusk Till Dawn

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Director Robert Rodriguez sends two criminals (George Clooney and Quentin Tarentino) and their hostages (Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, and Ernest Liu) into a night club that turns out to be populated by vampires. This movie is bloody, shocking, violent, disgusting, and great fun—sort of a hybrid of horror, bloodbath, and comedy. Tarentino wrote the screenplay, Salma Hayek plays a stripper who does a dance with a yellow boa constrictor around her neck, and Cheech Marin plays three different characters. That’s cult-film paradisio.

The Crow

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Dark and spooky, this action drama is about guitarist Eric Draven who’s resurrected by a crow a year after he and his girlfriend are murdered. The crow leads Draven (who’s dead—remember) through the land of the living and guides him to the killers where he takes them out one-by-one. It’s a subtle horror/love/revenge movie and it’s a Gothic masterpiece. The thing everybody knows about The Crow, even people who haven’t seen it, is that Brandon Lee died while filming it and it was finished with a stand-in and some CGI. A real tragedy of errors—the sequence of events is hair-raisingly bizarre and the odds of it happening are about the same as being struck by lightning and winning the Irish Sweepstakes on the same day. You can’t help but think of this as you’re watching and sadly, it makes the movie even more haunting.

Up In Smoke

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If you know Cheech and Chong, you’ll remember this one—it was their first; if you’ve never watched one of their movies, this is the best. The plot is ridiculous: Pedro and Man unwittingly drive a van made entirely of marijuana from Mexico to Los Angeles while the LAPD try to catch them. That’s it. The characters and the short side-stories are what makes this baby a cult classic and one of the funniest films to come out of the 1970’s. Stacy Keach’s hilarious “Sergeant Stedenko,” and Tom Skerritt’s short appearance as “Strawberry” (the only time you’ll see PTSD in a comedy) are highlights, but the whole thing is really one solid comedy sketch after another.

Kingpin

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By far, the stupidest movie plot ever imagined by anyone and also one of the funniest. Woody Harrelson plays Roy Munson, world’s greatest bowler, who goes up against Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray), world’s second greatest bowler. McCracken causes Roy to lose his bowling hand. His dreams are crushed, he gets a prosthetic hand, and becomes a traveling salesman. That’s where he meets Ishmael Boorg (Randy Quaid) an Amish guy who has all the talent to be the best bowler in the world. Roy, Ishmael, and McCracken square off at the World Bowling Championship. Have you heard anything more ridiculous in your life? Be forewarned, if you’re looking for highbrow comedy or intellectual comedy or Woody Allen comedy, you’re in the wrong place—but if you’re looking for lowbrow laugh after laugh, give this a try. Oh, and Bill Murray ad-libs most of his lines making this mandatory watching for any Bill Murray fan.

The Warriors

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Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so honest because I’d love to leave The Warriors off this list. Not because it’s bad—I’ve seen it a dozen times; but because it’s on everybody’s “cult” list. Walter Hill directed this street-gang classic which features 21 different gangs hunting down the Warriors for a crime they didn’t commit. All the Warriors want to do is get back to their home turf, but first they’ve got to cross the Bronx and Manhattan—no small task. You’ve got amazing fight sequences, adrenaline pumping music, dialog full of memorable one-liners, and some stand-out performances from some newcomers (look for James Remar—serial murderer Dexter’s father—as “Ajax). If you haven’t seen, you have to see it.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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This is the only movie Matthew Broderick’s ever been in that I can stand to watch, but I can watch this any time. In fact, he should have retired after he made this one because there’s no way he could ever have hoped to top it. It’s a formulaic high-school comedy with Ferris Bueller (classic wise-ass), his anal-retentive, constantly nervous friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), and Ferris’ girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) skipping school for the day. It’s all about not taking life too seriously and Ferris has that down pat, but it’s also full of situational humor, the typical moron high school principal, and some of the best hyperbolic high school dialog ever (When the teacher calls Ferris’ name at roll, Simone raises her hand: “Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.”) You should see this movie just so you’ll know Matthew Broderick’s career had a high point. By the way, do you think Matthew Broderick comes home some nights when his wife is sad and says, “Hey, Sarah Jessica, why the long face?”

Léon: The Professional

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True story: I rented this when it was released and I watched it six times over one weekend. I had never heard of Jean Reno or Natalie Portman, and almost nobody else had, either. The storyline is fairly simple: Mathilda (Portman) is a 12-year old girl whose family was killed by her father’s drug kingpin bosses—she’s not home when the murders take place, but the killers know she’s out there somewhere. She takes refuge upstairs, in the apartment of a professional hitman with a heart. He can’t put her out on the street because she’d be killed and when she asks him to teach her to be an assassin, he very reluctantly agrees. Her motive is to take revenge on the corrupt DEA agent who murdered her family. The DEA agent is played to psychotic perfection by Gary Oldman. (Tip: if you Google “Films of Gary Oldman,” never leave out the “r” in his first name.) The relationship between Léon and Mathilda will draw you in and the great acting will keep you in. This one is not to be missed.

Don Gillette is a novelist from Nashville, Tennessee. His latest book, Old Leather, is a collection of short fiction and is available world-wide at booksellers and on-line retailers.

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What Disney Movies Are On Netflix? Complete list 2019

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Every Disney Category on Netflix

You may have heard of all the secret codes on Netflix before but did you know there are quite a few Disney specific codes too? Here’s a list of all the Disney secret Netflix codes on Netflix.

Bare in mind these codes only work on desktop computers. All you have to do is type this in: http://www.netflix.com/WiAltGenre?agid=INSERTNUMBER and add the code to the end.

Category Name Category Code
Disney 107538
Disney Films 65437
Classic Disney Movies 68780
Disney Channel 100406
Blockbuster Disney Movies 521214
Disney Princess Movies 60719

Every Disney Category on Netflix

Disney Shorts

Cover Title / Description
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015) IMDb Score: 7.9/10
This collection of 12 short films from Disney includes “Frozen Fever,” the Mickey Mouse short “Get a Horse!” and Oscar winners “Paperman” and “Feast.”

Animated Disney Movies

Cover Title / Description
An Extremely Goofy Movie An Extremely Goofy Movie (1999) IMDb Score: 6.1/10
Goofy’s son Max is eagerly heading to college. When Goofy loses his job, he gets sent back to school himself and ends up at the same college as Max.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) IMDb Score: 6.8/10
This action-filled animated tale follows the exploits of a group of adventurers as they journey under the sea to the fabled kingdom of Atlantis.
Bolt Bolt (2008) IMDb Score: 6.3/10
This tale follows German shepherd Bolt, a canine actor who makes a cross-country trek when he’s mistakenly shipped from Hollywood to New York City.
Brother Bear 2 Brother Bear 2 (2006) IMDb Score: 6.5/10
After awakening from a long hibernation, Kenai and his bear buddy Koda set off on a life-changing mission to help their human friend Nita get married.
Chicken Little Chicken Little (2005) IMDb Score: 5.8/10
No one believes Chicken Little when he tries to warn of an alien invasion — so it’s up to him and his misfit friends to save the world!
Coco Coco (2017) IMDb Score: 8.1/10
On Día de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy.
Coco (Spanish Version) Coco (Spanish Version) (2017) IMDb Score: 8.1/10
On Día de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy.
Hercules Hercules (1997) IMDb Score: 7.5/10
The heavenly Hercules is stripped of his immortality and raised on Earth instead of Olympus, where he’s forced to take on Hades and assorted monsters.
Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch (2002) IMDb Score: 7.4/10
Disney’s song-filled animated comedy follows a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo who adopts a funny-looking dog and doesn’t realize it’s a wacky alien.
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch (2005) IMDb Score: 6.6/10
Just as rowdy alien Stitch begins settling in with his new adopted family, he suddenly goes haywire and reverts to his destructive behavior.
Meet the Robinsons Meet the Robinsons (2007) IMDb Score: 6.8/10
Young Lewis, who’s always wondered why his mother put him up for adoption, may get his answer when Wilbur Robinson whisks him away to the future.
Mulan Mulan (1998) IMDb Score: 7.8/10
Disney brings an ancient legend to life in this animated tale of a tomboy who disguises herself as a man so she can fight with the Chinese Army.
Mulan 2 Mulan 2 (2004) IMDb Score: 6.3/10
Courageous heroine Mulan and her hilarious luck dragon, Mushu, are back for more adventures in this sequel to Disney’s smash hit.
Pocahontas Pocahontas (1995) IMDb Score: 6.9/10
A young American Indian girl tries to follow her heart and protect her tribe when settlers arrive and threaten the land she loves.
Tarzan Tarzan (1999) IMDb Score: 7.3/10
After being shipwrecked off the African coast, a lone child grows up in the wild, and is destined to become lord of the jungle.
The Emperor's New Groove The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) IMDb Score: 7.5/10
In this animated Disney adventure, a South American emperor experiences a reversal of fortune when his power-hungry adviser turns him into a llama.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014) IMDb Score: 6.8/10
When suspicious scout fairies scheme to capture the fearsome-looking NeverBeast, Tinker Bell and Fawn set out to save the wondrous creature.
The Incredibles 2 on Netflix The Incredibles 2 (2018) IMDb Score: 7.8/10
When Elastigirl gets recruited for a high-profile crime-fighting mission, Mr. Incredible takes on his toughest assignment ever: full-time parenting.

 

 

Live Action Disney Movies on Netflix

Cover Title / Description
A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time (2018) IMDb Score: 5.1/10
Years after their father disappears, Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace cross galaxies on a quest to save him from the heart of darkness.
Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast (2017) (2017) IMDb Score: 6.9/10
Held captive in an enchanted castle where clocks and candlesticks come to life, a brave young woman clashes with a beastly but good-hearted prince.
Bridge to Terabithia Bridge to Terabithia (2007) IMDb Score: 7.1/10
New classmate Leslie unlocks a mesmerizing world of fantasy and imagination for fifth-grader Jesse in this adventure based on the best-selling novel.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) IMDb Score: 6.4/10
A group of seniors who are having a hard time leaving high school behind stage a musical expressing their hopes and fears about the future.
National Treasure National Treasure (2004) IMDb Score: 6.5/10
Modern treasure hunters search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) IMDb Score: 7.1/10
In the third installment of the swashbuckling series, Capt. Barbossa, Will and Elizabeth set sail for Davy Jones’s locker to rescue Jack Sparrow.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) IMDb Score: 6.6/10
Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself in hot water when Salazar escapes the Devil’s Triangle and makes it his mission to obliterate every pirate at sea.

DisneyNature Titles on Netflix

Cover Title / Description
Born in China Born in China (2016) IMDb Score: 7.2/10
Experience life through the eyes of a giant panda and her young cub, a golden monkey, and a mother snow leopard as they traverse the wilds of China.
Disneynature: Wings of Life Disneynature: Wings of Life (2011) IMDb Score: 7.4/10
This mesmerizing documentary looks at bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and bees – increasingly endangered creatures vital to the world’s food supply.
Growing Up Wild Growing Up Wild (2016) IMDb Score: 7.2/10
Five baby animals from different parts of the world grow up learning to survive in the wild, nurtured by the love and guidance of their families.

Classic Disney Movies

Cover Title / Description
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 1: Mickey and the Beanstalk (2009) IMDb Score: 6.6/10
Mickey and the rest of the gang star in this collection of stories inspired by fairy tales, including “Gulliver Mickey” and “Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip.”
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 2: Three Little Pigs Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 2: Three Little Pigs (2009) 
The Three Little Pigs refuse to be scared by a hungry wolf — and get a crash course in construction — in this classic anthology.
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 3: The Prince and the Pauper (2009) 
In a faraway land, a poor lad and a crown prince — who look exactly alike — switch places and soon uncover a plot to overthrow the king.
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 4: The Tortoise and the Hare Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 4: The Tortoise and the Hare (2009)
In this charming adaptation of Aesop’s classic fable, Max Hare and Toby Tortoise compete in a foot race that pits speed against perseverance.

Other Disney Movies on Netflix

Cover Title / Description
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) IMDb Score: 7.7/10
The ragtag, wisecracking band of miscreants known as the Guardians of the Galaxy return to unravel the mystery of Peter “Star Lord” Quill’s origins.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) IMDb Score: 7.5/10
A former thief leads an eccentric band, including a blind monk and an enemy robot, on a mission to steal plans for a powerful imperial space station.
Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) IMDb Score: 7.1/10
As the remnants of the Resistance flee Kylo Ren and the First Order, Rey seeks out Luke Skywalker — but he wants nothing more to do with the Force.
Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok (2017) IMDb Score: 7.5/10
To save Asgard from a bloodthirsty goddess of death, the mighty Thor will have to battle his way to freedom and find a way back home.
Black Panther on Netflix Black Panther (2018) IMDb Score: 7.4/10
T’Challa, the superpowered new leader of the hidden, highly advanced African nation of Wakanda, strives to protect his home from enemies old and new.
Ant-man and The Wasp on Netflix Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) IMDb Score: 7.1/10
Problems big and small pop up when Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, gets drafted by Dr. Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp, for an urgent rescue mission.
Solo: A Star Wars Story Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) IMDb Score: 7.0/10
A young Han Solo tries to settle an old score with the help of his new buddy Chewbacca, a crew of space smugglers and a cunning old friend.

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Top 10 War Movies on Netflix

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War Movies have had their share of fanfare and popularity several decades ago. These War Movies are still very much favored, liked, and appreciated by the audiences across the globe. The movies never fail to invoke a myriad range of feelings among the viewers, by showcasing the cruelty and nobility of the mankind. It is not a surprise, that Netflix has included this genre, although the choices are less. Here are the best War Movies of all time, available for streaming on Netflix.

1. Full Metal Jacket [1987] –

‘Full Metal Jacket’ is a classic War movie by the legendary director, Stanley Kubrick. A hard-hitting critique of the American Military, Kubrick has explored two different topics in the film- that of American Military, and Masculinity. It can rightly be said that this is the best movie about the Vietnam War, ever made. It’s a pretty dark film, full of dark humor, which exhibits the consequence of taking up arms against someone.

2. Schindler’s List [1993] –

This epic movie, based on World War II is an absolute must-watch.  With the spectacular direction of Steven Spielberg, and a brilliant script by Steven Zaillian, accompanied by the perfect music, cinematography, and casting, this movie is awe-inspiring. The film follows the journey of Oskar Schindler, who helps the Jewish flee the Nazi regime. The movie has won a lot of critical appreciation, and it is surely one of the best movies on Netflix. It is also a seven-time Oscar Award winner.

3. Inglourious Basterds [2009]-

Quentin Tarantino’s love for the two themes- vengeance and cinema, could not have led to a better outcome than this. Available on Netflix, ‘Inglourious Basterds’ revolves around the World War II era, where a group of soldiers, led by their ‘drawl-heavy’ Lieutenant (played by Brad Pitt!) go undercover to take down the cruel Nazi government. The movie also gave us the gem Christoph Waltz, a brilliant villain. Do not miss the opening dialogue of the movie, which is a classic Tarantino move.

4. Beasts of No Nation [2015] –

Based on the fierce novel by Uzodinma Iweala of the same name, the plot traces the development of Agu. Agu is a child, who is recruited to be a soldier in the African Civil War. Such radical groups are plenty in number, in a politically turbulent country. This movie shows the struggle of many such young children, who sacrifice everything. Presided over by a fierce warlord, played by the talented Idris Elba, Agu surfaces to be a strong character, who faces a cruel loss of innocence.

5. Hurt Locker [2008] –

The dynamic duo Katheryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s film ‘Hurt Locker’ won a lot of critical acclaims, even before they made ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. The film unravels the ‘addiction’ towards the idea of war, which can engulf the country, and even the soldiers. Sgt. William James is a maverick and a genius, who has a knack for defusing bombs, but ironically, he loves doing so. Bigelow dwells upon the outsider’s perspective of James, as well as his own perspective, making the audiences resonate with the film.

6. War Machine [2017] –

It’s a hard-hitting satirical take on USA’s implementation of the ‘democracy, law, and order’ in Afghanistan. The film is based on the non-fiction ‘The Operators’, written by Michael Hastings. It is his narration in the film, which contributes to the setting of a sardonic tone. The movie is set in 2009, when General Glen McMahon, after being ‘victorious’ in Iraq, is sent to Afghanistan, to remove the Taliban, and restore it as a country.

7. Pearl Harbor [2001] –

Although ‘Pearl Harbor’ can be classified as a romance, it is more of a war movie. The title of the movie being suggestive of nature, the plot is based on the deadly attacks on Pearl Harbor. The sub-plot is about the two fictional military pilots, who are competing to win over the heart of the lovely young nurse, played by Kate Beckinsale. The dramatization of Japan sneakily attacking the Navy base, and US responding to the attack, are brought to life, in a vivid manner.

8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [2011] –

Based on the Cold War, the movie ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ is a story of a retired MI6 agent, who is brought back on the forces, to facilitate the investigate the accusations of a mole being inside the British spy agency. You may find the film a tad bit slow, but it’s high tension, as well as the suspicions of agents and spies are surely gripping enough to keep you captivated. This film was also nominated for three Oscars. The star cast is more than perfect- with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy’s brilliant performances.

9. Defiance [2008] –

‘Defiance’ is certainly one of the best films on Netflix, which is based on the real-life events. The novel ‘Defiance: The Bielski Partisans’ by Nechama Tec, sets the stage for the movie. Set during the Nazi’s takeover on Belarus, the plot revolves around the Bielski brothers, who join hands with the Jews, to form a militia. In their attempts to avoid the captivity, they also forge an alliance with the Russians, while their own ideologies are not perfectly in sync. It is a lesser-known movie and it got mixed reviews, but it is worth a watch.

10. The Longest Day [1962] –

The title is a reference to June 6, 1944, the day which changed the fate of the world, and even the course of World War II. This was the day when the Allied Forces invaded Normandy, with the world setting the sight on the USA. Utmost care was taken while making the film- and the film just goes on to show that. International and real-life locations were used, with an international star cast. It was a brilliant attempt to recreate the D-day, which is etched in the sands of time.

This particular genre is too vast to be summed up. The entire genre of ‘war movies’ emphasizes on the various virtues, traits, and perspectives, which are exhibited by the humans in such tragic times. The films listed above encompass these, in the best way possible. These films have won a lot of critical acclaims, and have moved the viewers across the globe. Netflix has a fine selection of such movies, and you would surely not regret to watch either of the above, as they give an insight into the past.

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Top 10 Thrillers to watch on Netflix

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Netflix has a wide range of movies to choose from, especially in the genre of ‘Thrillers’. However, over the decades, the genre has digressed a bit, with the inclusion of several movies, which are merging the boundaries of this genres with other genres. Generally, the term ‘thriller’ is used to describe movies which are rich in action, drama, crime, and sometimes, even borderline horror. Due to this, one may get confused while browsing through the Netflix category for thriller movies. Here are the 10 best thrillers on Netflix, sorted out for you.

1. Se7en [1995] –

A jewel of the thriller genre, ‘Se7en’ is a neo-noir crime thriller, directed by none other than David Fincher. This film won the director a lot of critical acclaim and appreciation. With a serial killer on the loose, two detectives, played by Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, desperately search for clues and try to nab him. The only clue- the killer uses the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ as an ‘inspiration’ for the murders. With the cast giving wonderful performances, this movie is a treat for all the thriller lovers on Netflix.

2. The Invitation [2015] –

Underrated movie, yet, a must watch on Netflix. Karyn Kusama’s brilliant and mature direction in the film ‘The Invitation’ only goes on to show that she has grown remarkably as a director, since the film ‘Jennifer’s Body’. The film takes a jibe at the social anxiety which is often faced by the guests at a dinner party they didn’t want to go to. This is until the protagonist discovers that something sinister may be in store for everyone, as the guests have started to act weirdly.

3. It Follows [2014] –

Based on a very simple concept, the film is directed in a masterpiece manner by David Robert Mitchell. The plot is relatively easy to understand- till the ‘monster’ takes over! Maika Monroe plays a young girl, who catches upon an STD. The STD is a monster of sorts. It can kill you- unless you pass it on to someone else. The cinematography and music scores just add to the creepy feels you get while watching the film, making it a quite a thriller of a movie.

4. Inside Man [2006] –

The film ‘Inside Man’ continues to be one of the most entertaining films of the talented director Spike Lee. Again, a simple plot, where a bank heist is involved, and an expert hostage negotiator is called to diffuse the situation. Enter Denzel Washington, at his best! What would seem to be an ordinary film turns into a complex and a hardcore thriller, when there is a series of unexpected twists and turns. Spike Lee uses the storytelling devices, which will leave you guessing till the end.

5. The Departed [2006] –

A remake of the Hong Kong film ‘The Infernal Affairs’, Martin Scorsese has certainly made it even better than the original, and this film even won him the award for ‘Best Direction’. The high on ‘octane’ story follows the lives of the Matt Damon and Leonardo Di Caprio, who end up in the same mob but with different purposes. One is an undercover cop, while another is a dirty cop. While both of them try and hide their identities, the movie picks up a pace. What ensues is a game of brutal backstabbing, and the endless wait for the truth to come out. With the impressive cast supported by Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and others, it is a must watch on Netflix- it is surely going to keep you entertained.

6. The Sixth Sense [1999] –

One of the best films by M. Night Shyamalan, ‘The Sixth Sense’ was quite of a big release in the year 1999. Of course, this was before the skepticism rose in the minds of the viewers upon seeing his name. The plot revolves around the young boy, who is unable to distinguish between the dead and the living. The child psychologist has also issues, and a highly emotionally compelling story is crafted around them. This film is one of the four horror movies to have been nominated for the Oscars in the category of ‘Best Picture’.

7. The Interview [1998] –

The initial few minutes may seem to be a bit too ‘claustrophobic’. The film begins in a very ‘Kafka’ style of story. Tables are turned sooner than later when it turns into a battle of sorts between an apparently ‘innocent’ man, and interrogator, a detective. Both of them have their own personal demons to fight with. Through the dialogue and flashbacks, the plot emerges out properly. Both the lead actors, Hugo Weaving, and Tony Martin throw the ball out of the park with their captivating and realistic performances. This Australian psychological thriller is a must watch on Netflix.

8. No Country For Old Men [2007] –

One of the best films by the Coen Brothers, ‘No Country For Old Men’ is a jewel on Netflix. The movie is an adaptation from Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name. The story follows the trials and tribulations of a hunter, who stumbles upon two million dollars in cash, which is an outcome of a drug deal gone rogue. His happiness is short-lived when he finds out that he is pursued by thugs as well as an assassin, who likes to have his victims play a coin of toss, to find their fate.

9. The Silence of the Lambs [1991] –

This psychological thriller is bound to give you chills and thrills while streaming on Netflix. ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ is a brilliant adaptation of the novel written by Thomas Harris. The story unravels when a young FBI trainee seeks help from a prisoner- an intelligent psychologist but a cannibal! Together, they try and catch the serial killer, the ‘Buffalo Bill’- who skins corpses of his female victims. The film went on to be critically appreciated and to win five Academy Awards.

10. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [2011] –

David Fincher at its finest! This movie is worth streaming on Netflix, in case you haven’t seen it yet. The film is a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name, written by Stieg Larsson. The story revolves around the quest to find a woman who vanished 40 years ago, without any trace or major clue. The film won a lot of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

Thrillers always manage to tempt us and lure us into the mysteries it weaves. It is not necessary for the thrillers to be gory at all times. The mystery element in it is enough to keep you gripping the edge of your seat, biting the nails off, and giving you the adrenaline rush- all in the comforts of your home. This list is surely going to rattle you up, while you stream some good ‘ol thrills from the Netflix.

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