Now-a-days everyone has Netflix, whether you pay for it yourself or your ex forgot to change the password, you’re up half the night binge watching.
Netflix is known for mega hits like Stranger Things, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Queer Eye and literally many many more. Sure, that’s what’s trending, but there are so many hidden gems that I’m sure you didn’t even know about.
Don’t worry! As always, Jace is on the case, and I’ve put together a list of Netflix’s best kept secrets.
Beyond Stranger Things
I’m starting off easy for you. I don’t even have to ask if you like Stranger Things because I already know the answer. You do. And if you’re like me, you want more. I introduce to you, Beyond Stranger Things. This is a 7 episode BTS look of the making of season 2 featuring interviews, never before seen footage, and a look into how things were created.
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein
So we’re still riding the Stranger Things train with this one because this small 30 minute beauty is staring no other than David Harbour. Or you may know him as Hawkins finest Chief of Police, Hopper. This small gem is meant to be as bad as it is. In this short, David finds old footage of his ‘Dad’ acting in television plays and shares it with us. Basically if you love David Harbour, you should watch this.
The Toys That Made Us
Want a take a nostalgia filled trip down memory lane, this show is for you. This show tells you the history and production of all the toys you forgot you had sitting in your toy chest. From Barbie to LEGO’s…They cover it all.
Holy Schitt’s Creek! This is a show that needs to be talked about more because it is that amazing. Schitt’s Creek is actually aired on television (Pop TV) but is always available to binge watch on Netflix. Here you will see a disgustingly rich family lose everything they have and have to figure out small-town life. If that’s not enough to convince you maybe then maybe their 4 Emmy nominations will.
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
Anybody that knows Jim Carrey, knows that he will forever go down as one of the greats. In this film we see a different side to our favorite comedian. This is a documentary that lets us see the transition from Jim Carrey to Andy Kauffman that was done for Man on the Moon. When filming Jim stayed in character the whole time on and off set. Due to the intensity of Andy, Jim had the tapes hidden in order to protect his image. Until now.
Are you like me when watching baking shows and tell anyone who will listen “I could totally do that.” Then when you attempt (attempt being the key word) it kind of comes out slightly right. Only to the point where you can say you tried. Well that’s what this show is. Hosted by Girl Code’s, Nicole Byer, this will make you laugh, hungry and want to bake all at the same time.
This movie is such a feel-good empowerment movie. The film follows Jenny Young after her break-up with a long term boyfriend. We see her struggling with the idea of moving on physically and emotionally without him. We expect her to get back with him in the end, like all romantic movies, but instead she chooses herself and her career. The way it should be.
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
Who doesn’t love a good best friend stoner comedy movie? I know I do. Jay & Silent Bob are probably one of the best duos there are. With lots of cameos in Kevin Smith’s older movies like Clerks and Chasing Amy, Mall Rats this is the duo’s first stand alone movie. It doesn’t disappoint. The long awaited sequel is set to come out this fall. You can watch the trailer for it here.
Remember your early pre-teen phase when Amanda Bynes movies just kind of showed up out of nowhere. This is one of them. One of the lesser known ones. Much like her other movies, Amanda Bynes plays the female outcast who is quirky beyond belief, falls in love with the cute guy, and lives happily ever after. Yeah it’s been done. But…think of it as a guilty pleasure.
Do I need to say anything other than young Ryan Reynolds? I rest my case.
What do you think of our list? Are there hidden gems we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
Words: Jace Chiappetta | Photo: Netflix