Do you remember the action comedy Game Over, Man! in which the Workaholics guys riffed on Die Hard? Or perhaps Bright, in which Will Smith battled orc-based racism? What about The Cloverfield Paradox, or the last five Adam Sandler movies that weren't Uncut Gems?
Now that Netflix is now more productive than any of the traditional Hollywood film studios, the chasm between its hits and its misses has grown wider. For every Oscar-winning opus like Roma, there are dozens of 6 Undergrounds vying for your precious click. But while scrolling through the streamer is increasingly akin to staring blank-faced at a wall of videos at Blockbuster, there are some truly magnificent offerings produced by Netflix.
We scoured the streamng catalogue and selected 35 exemplary films created by Netflix. Here, you'll find trailblazing documentaries and heart-rending dramas, white-knuckle action blockbusters, world-class animation and more than a few quirky genre offerings. (Of note, we skipped studio films that were released by Netflix in international markets like Annihilation and Uncut Gems, which you should absolutley seek out.) Clear out the queue: These are the best Netflix original movies so far.
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