The thing about Netflix is that it has such a vast content library that it is easy to get overwhelmed. On top of that, Netflix shows a lot of recommended movies and shows based on your watch history and more. It’s safe to say you might be overlooking some amazing content on Netflix.
In the chase of searching action, superhero, and horror flicks, you are missing out on some amazing movies that challenge the mind or tug at your heartstrings. These movies might have received great critical reviews but remained under the radar. If you are still asking yourself, “What should I watch on Netflix?”
Today, we bring you some of the best gems of Netflix movie recommendations in the UK you might have missed out on!
1. By The Sea (2015)
By The Sea is an American romantic film starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The movie is directed by Angelina Jolie and was shot in 2014 during Jolie and Brad Pitt’s honeymoon in Malta. Apart from the gorgeous setting (thanks to the movie shot at the French seaside), and cinematography, the movie tells the story of a complicated marriage.
It’s a story about a couple who have been married for 14 years and are barely on speaking terms with each other. During their trip, both reconcile and start patching up their relationship. The movie did not receive a great response from the audience. However, according to the critics, the movie offers something even without stirring the mind.
2. Letters to Juliet (2010)
Letters to Juliet is a gentle, romantic movie starring Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Egan, and Vanessa Redgrave. The movie is based on the book Letter to Juliet and tells the story of a young woman who finds thousands of ‘letters to Juliet.’ She meets Claire Smith, who decides to look for her long last love Lorenzo. What’s interesting about this movie is that it is set in a small town in Italy and Lorenzo, played by Franco Nero, is the real-life lover of Vanessa Redgrave, who plays the role of Claire.
If you are looking for a laid-back romantic movie to binge-watch, Letter to Juliet is a great option.
3. Stardust (2007)
Stardust is another overlooked fantasy and adventure movie starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen, Ben Barnes, and more. The movie tells the story of a young man who promises the love of his life that he will bring her a fallen star. In search of it, he ventures into the magical world. He soon finds out the star is not a rock but a young maiden.
However, he’s not the only one looking for her. Three witches want her heart, which is said to make them younger, and the sons of the dead king want her because she is said to have a ruby that will give them the throne. Stardust is a great adventure movie to watch your family during the holiday season.
4. The King (2017)
The King is an epic historical movie based on William Shakespeare’s Henriad plays. The movie has a star-studded cast featuring Timothee Chalamet as Prince of Wales (later King Henry V), Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson (as Louis, The Dauphin), Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Steven Elder, and others.
The story focuses on the rise of King Henry V as his father dies, leaving him to navigate the politics in the palace and the war left behind. The movie won the best cinematography award and is truly a raw and gritty film with realistic battle scenes.
5. Loving (2016)
Director Jeff Nichols’ Loving tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple who was arrested in Virginia 1960s for interracial marriage. It led to a long legal battle that resulted in revoking Supreme Court’s 1967 decision against interracial marriages. The movie shows an exceptional performance by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton.
Even though Negga was nominated for an Academy Award, this movie did not find the response and the audience that it deserved, showing we are not as progressive as we would like to believe.
6. Radium Girls (2018)
Radium Girls tells the story of sisters Josephine and Bessie Cavallo, played by Joey King and Abby Quinn. Both the sisters work at an American Radium factory in the 1920s, where they paint dials of watches with luminous paint. One day Josephine becomes ill after working at the factory. They discover that the luminous paint used for dials is radioactive and is slowly killing women working at the plant. Despite all the odds, the sisters filed a lawsuit against the factory.
Radium Girls is a coming-of-age story about a girl who decides to fight against all odds and advocate for safer work conditions at the factory.
So, these are some of the most overlooked movies available on Netflix UK that you must not miss out on in the UK. These hidden gems have not found the spotlight they deserved and have become forgotten. If you are looking for a binge-worthy movie, you can stream any of these titles today on Netflix.