By Jason Zuriff
Over the past few years, Netflix has become one of the largest names in all of entertainment. In 2015, the streaming site released their first original film, and ever since, they have continued to release a steady stream independently distributed content.
Recently, some of the world’s biggest filmmakers have signed on make films for Netflix, and the site’s reputation is becoming greater every day. Netflix Original films have been nominated for Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and have even premiered at Cannes.
Not all of the site’s original content is of the highest quality, but they have produced some exceptional films. With over 80 original films set to release in 2018, it is important to decide what on the site is actually worth watching.
Just to clarify, this list includes films that were distributed by Netflix, and they may not have been produced by them. To make it simple, any film listed on the site as “Netflix Original” was eligible for this list. Without further ado, here are the top ten Netflix original films.
10. Gerald’s Game (Mike Flanagan, 2017)
Gerald’s Game, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, takes an extremely simple premise and turns it up to eleven. The plot follows an older married couple, Gerald and Jessie, who take a retreat to a secluded lake house in a attempt reignite the flame of their marriage. After handcuffing Jessie to the bedpost to spice up their sex life, Gerald dies of a heart attack, leaving his wife trapped to fend for herself.
Gerald’s Game is certainly not the most well made film on this list, but that does not detract from the fact that it is one of the most entertaining and gripping thrillers released in → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema