If you’re anything like us, you probably spend just as much time browsing Netflix titles as you do actually watching something. And, if you’re like us, you more than often end up just watching re-runs of Futurama instead of taking a chance on some Netflix programming you’ve never heard of. It can be daunting! The streaming company is spending billions (with a capital B) buying up licenses and producing its own original content in order to give their customers as much choice as possible. The inevitable situation, though, is that many great titles get lost in the shuffle.
We’ve combed through the bottom of the genre lists and come up with 10 little-known titles that deserve a chance to be part of your next Netflix movie marathon.
[Note: Different regions have different Netflix libraries — if these aren’t available where you live, you should seek them out elsewhere.]
Imagine if HBO’s The Newsroom had a baby with AMC’s Mad Men. That’s basically what you get with The Hour, a 12-part series (over two seasons) about a current-affairs news show set in 1956 London. It originally aired on the BBC in 2011, and has since made its way to Netflix. Starring Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire) and Romola Garai (Amazing Grace, Atonement), The Hour is an excellent drama that touches on journalism, politics, murder, and scandal. Sadly, the BBC cancelled the show after just two seasons, citing low ratings despite the series being a hit with the critics.