Our media consumption over the past few weeks has had little to do with Netflix. Avengers: Endgame and the final season of Game of Thrones have been released in the more traditional fashion and have smashed records. Netflix, on the other hand, has been quietly going about business as usual, adding movies and series, both old and new, to its ever-growing catalog.
You might have missed a few movies while glued to fan theories about the aforementioned media events on YouTube. However, there is some really good stuff that you should watch to pass the time, especially as the biggest entertainment monoliths start to ebb out of our lives.
If you’re not getting the American catalog, you might be missing out as well. You can use a Netflix VPN to see the stuff that is geo-restricted in your region.
Watch the following 3 movies while you’re at it.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
The much-anticipated biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy is here. While it has faced controversy over casting Zac Efron as the lead role, there’s no doubt that this is a good piece of cinema. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile portrays Bundy as he was – an attractive, charming man, who most people didn’t even want to suspect was carrying out the shocking crimes.
Zac Efron has grown a lot from his days on High School Musical and is now one of the best actors in Hollywood. Even if you’re not watching him for his scorching looks, he elevates everything in which he acts.
Knock Down The House
Political documentaries are not usually the most exciting fare, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ story breaks the mold. No matter which side of the political divide you’re on, she is an interesting, likeable character, and this documentary doesn’t work on partisan lines. Rather, her competitor here is a fellow democrat, Joe Crowley. He is the incumbent and has no doubt that he is going to win. To him, she’s just an upstart with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
Knock Down The House is about challenging the status quo in politics, forcing them to recognize that if they want to retain the trust of the people, they need to offer more than just a familiar older face.
The Perfection drops on the 24th of May and is already hugely anticipated. A horror movie about an ambitious cello player, the less you know going into the experience the better. The film debuted at Fantastic Fest in September 2018, which is where all the hype is coming from. Netflix have done a good job with horrors such as The Haunting of Hill House in the past. The Perfection promises to continue that run.
The big pop culture events are still happening on the big screen and on network TV at the moment, but the Netflix juggernaut moves forward, keeping us entertained and never bored. May’s releases just represent the latest in a slew of success stories, and hopefully they only keep on coming.