Having a fun evening in with your Netflix account can be difficult at times because there are so many option out there, and you don’t know where to begin. I have compiled a list of a few hidden gems out there on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” (2010)
This documentary explores the hidden world of street art. It focuses on the stories of a few famous artists who have gained their fame through going bigger with their art, each time they graffiti a building or billboard. Although what they are doing is illegal, it is truly interesting to see how they are trying to get a message across through their art.
“Short Term 12” (2013)
This film looks at the foster care system in America, and the difficulties that come with having your own baggage while trying to help children with theirs. The acting is fantastic, and it is so well done. Seriously, just go watch it.
“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” (2014)
This documentary follows the life of an aging Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch. The film shows her attempting to do one final tour of performances, and the struggles she goes through with her health that made achieving this goal incredibly difficult. It gives a glimpse into the side of aging that many people are too afraid to talk about.
“Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012)
In this dark comedy, a group of journalists respond to an ad that a man put in the paper seeking a companion to accompany him to time travel. The premise sounds bizarre, and it is, but it is just the right mix of abnormality and dark humor, to make this a great film.
“Mortified Nation” (2013)
This film is a look into the Mortified Sessions, which is a show where they ask people to read their own journal entries from their youth to a roomful of strangers. It also explains the process of auditioning and the healing process that can come from reading some of your most private thoughts aloud to a group of strangers. You hear comical and deeply touching stories, that give a whole new meaning to the word, “Mortified.”