You can just follow your “List” or check out the “what’s new” or “what’s hot” tabs, or you can dig a little deeper into the Netflix archives to find some truly outstanding, under-the-radar films. Here’s a look at some of the best stuff to add to your queue the next time you don’t know what to watch.
The South Korean film industry is thriving, and Revenger is one of their most bone-shattering creative exports. Directed by Seung-Won Lee, Revenger focuses on protagonist Kim Yul, who’s sentenced to life in prison on an island known only as AP-101. The island is a dumping ground to keep the most violent criminals away from society, and supposedly impossible to escape from. But here’s the twist: Yul isn’t trying to get out. He got himself thrown into AP-101 on purpose to find the man responsible for the brutal murders of his family and avenge their deaths. He quickly connects with other inmates who were wrongfully sentenced and puts his investigative skills, and his combat expertise, to good use to complete his mission.
The plot of Revenger is certainly predictable enough to anyone who enjoys action films, but the fight scenes are packed with the kind of choreography that will make you ask “Wait, how did he do that?” It’s hard to take your eyes off the insanely talented star, Bruce Khan, as he takes down the bad guys one by one.
Based on a true story, Solo was originally released in Spain in August 2018, and now, Netflix is bringing it to international audiences. When Álvaro wakes up hungover and depressed in his Jeep in the Canary Islands, all he can think about is the fight he just had with his girlfriend and his newfound discovery that his close friend Nelo is leaving him behind to move to Canada. He decides to grab his surfboard and catch a few waves to get his mind off everything, but on his way down to the beach, he falls and slides down the cliffs into the water crashing against the rocks below. He hits his head and begins hallucinating, reflecting on his life and his relationships as he struggles to keep breathing. Keep watching the video to see more great 2019 Netflix originals that no one is talking about!
Revenger | 0:16
Solo | 1:14
Lionheart | 2:04
Kingdom | 2:51
Close | 3:37
High Flying Bird | 4:37
Paddleton | 5:45
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | 7:07
Osmosis | 8:04
Black Summer | 8:52
The Society | 9:29