10 Netflix Gems That Flew Under the Radar

If you find yourself repeatedly thumbing through the Netflix queue and saying, “I've seen that,” we've got you covered. We made you just the list of the most underrated movies on Netflix that may not have hit big when initially released but are well worth watching. These range from little-seen horror movies to splashy, star-driven vehicles. Let's get right into it, shall we?

1. Barry (2016)

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Viewers praise this 2016 movie of the drama genre, directed by Vikram Gandhi, for apparent reasons. The cast of Barry includes Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, and Jenna Elfman. Barry isn't a standard biopic of the future President of the United States, Barack Obama. Instead of focusing on his early political career or his achievements as commander-in-chief, this coming-of-age story focuses on Barack's college years, where he builds the skills and charisma that would later launch him to success.

2. They Cloned Tyrone (2023)

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Juel Taylor directed They cloned Tyrone and cast well-known John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, and Kiefer Sutherland. A blend of genres between sci-fi, comedy, and crime. They Cloned Tyrone follows a ragtag trio as an investigation into the mysterious events in their neighborhood eventually leads them into a seedy underbelly they wish they had never seen. The movie is wild and unapologetic, with its complex social commentary pierced through by moments of slapstick humor. 

3. Polka King (2017)

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Polka King is a comedy film directed by Maya Forbes and starring Jack Black, Jenny Slate, and Jason Schwartzman. The movie is inspired by the true story of the Polish-American polka band leader Jan Lewan and the Ponzi scheme that led to his arrest. Polka King is a comedic dissection of the American Dream through the lens of a scam artist. Jack Black (School of Rock) dances into the shoes of Lewan, who used his polka band to get access to investors for his fraud scheme and live in the lap of luxury. 

4. Kodachrome (2017)

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Directed by Mark Raso with a screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, Kodachrome is a powerful film about family, second chances, and forgiveness. Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) stars as Matt, Ben's estranged son. A famous photographer, played by Ed Harris, takes a road trip to the last lab still developing Kodachrome film. Through an emotional journey, Kodachrome explores these layered characters, their struggles with each other, and the choices they've made in their lives.

5. The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

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Based on Ted Thompson's novel, The Land of Steady Habits is directed by Nicole Holofcener, who co-wrote the screenplay. The Land of Steady Habits focuses on the people within a wealthy Connecticut community, centering on a retired divorcee named Anders, played by Ben Mendelsohn (Captain Marvel). The movie is an honest look at Anders' search for happiness, stemming from his estrangement from his wife (Edie Falco) and son (Thomas Mann), as well as his newfound friendship with a teen drug addict (Charlie Tahan).

6. Tallulah (2016)

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Tallulah reunited Elliot Page and Allison Janney as the movie is the touching feature directorial debut from Sian Heder. With a sharp script written by Heder, Tallulah sees Page as the titular character, a vagabond desperate for money and food. He impulsively attempts to save a baby from their negligent mother (Tammy Blanchard). Heder's richly layered characters are revealed exquisitely by magnificent performances from Page and Janney with a tender gentleness.

7. I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things is one of the most unsettling movies ever. The movie was directed by Charlie Kaufman and starred Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis. The film centers around a young woman who goes to meet her boyfriend's parents at their farm despite considering breaking up with him. The film is difficult to explain, packed to the brim with symbolism, and more focused on emotion than plot. 

8. Wheelman (2017)

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Netflix can produce the exact type of grindhouse genre films that studios don't make anymore. Jeremy Rush's underrated thriller Wheelman starring Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, and Wendy Monizis; the action-packed car chase thriller is set entirely behind the driver's seat. Wheelman could have been a stretch to the concept if Frank Grillo wasn't so charismatic. Best known for his role as Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Grillo gives a much more heroic performance as a grizzled getaway driver who discovers he's been set up.

9. The Two Popes (2019)

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Who would have guessed that the story of papal succession would be such a fun, endearing buddy comedy? The Two Popes directed by Fernando Meirelles adds a vibrant energy to the relationship between the incumbent Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) and his eventual successor, Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce). The two men bond over their shared faith, compassion, and concern for the future of the Catholic Church despite their wildly different points of view.

10. His House (2020)

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The movie is an incredible feature debut from director Remi Weekes. The movie cast includes Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, and Matt Smith. His House is a work of unflinching social horror where the terror is coupled with struggles that face an immigrant couple just trying to survive. It stars Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku as Bol and Rial Majur, who have just narrowly escaped war in South Sudan to try to make a new life in a small English town. What they find there is that this town is not only not built for them but is often actively hostile to them.

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