Ah, Netflix. That beautiful place on the Internet with a mixture of the best and worst shows and movies you’ll spend your time watching. I happen to spend a good amount of my life watching obscure Netflix junk, whether it be considered great, so bad that it’s great, or just deserves a ‘you tried’ sticker. Here’s ten of my favorite things that currently reside in the halls of Netflix.
The Houses October Built
I’m not gonna say this is the best movie because…. it’s really not. The ending is anticlimactic (Spoiler alert? Not really.) and it’s messy, but I still think it’s worth watching if you’re a fan of mockumentary style horror movies. It’s about a group of friends that go on a road trip to find the best haunted houses and get caught up in the intensity of it all. Like I said, don’t expect something mind blowing, but as a horror lover I enjoyed the story.
Kill la Kill
I like anime. You like anime. If not, you should like anime. Kill la Kill has everything a good anime should have in it: ridiculous sh*t, fighting, and half naked chicks. What’s not to love? It took me a long time to make myself watch it, but the second I put on the first episode I was obsessed.
Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer
First off, don’t watch this if you want to feel more happiness in your life, because you’re not gonna get it. I’m a really big documentary, psychology and crime enthusiast (That makes me sound like I do crimes. I don’t, I promise.) and I try to make basically everyone I know watch this. It’s about Aileen Wuornos, an American serial killer that was the first woman put to death in the state of Florida. It’s all done by the man that conducted her last interview and shows a lot of the times he spent with her over the years, and it really gives you a lot to think about. It’s honestly life changing, especially for the documentary lover.
This might as well just be a list of slightly horrific things you can watch on Netflix because so far that’s mostly what I got for you. Whoops. The Sacrament is a movie by Eli Roth that is very closely inspired by the events in Jonestown. Not for the faint of heart, but truly one of my favorite movies of all time.
Mortal Kombat: The Movie
If you’ve been living under a rock, the basic summary of the Mortal Kombat movie is that it’s so awful it’s good. I’m a very intense Mortal Kombat lover and as terrible as this movie is, it does not ruin the franchise one bit. Mortal Kombat as a whole is all about bad violence, am I right?
Truly, I’m not a huge television watcher. I have zero attention span so unless it’s anime, it’s hard for me to continually keep up watching things. Netflix is a dream for people like me, because I can watch it on my own time, like in a single 14 hour sitting. Hooray! Basically that’s what I did with Raising Hope. Even if it doesn’t sound like something you like, I suggest just watching the pilot. It had me laughing so hard I was crying in the first five minutes.
I did everything short of throwing myself on the floor and weeping when they put Samurai Champloo on Netflix. It’s my favorite anime of all time. Ever. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s done by the same powerful god that graced the world Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy. You really have to watch it for yourself, but I will say that it doesn’t involve space.
The Spy Kids Movies
No, I’m not kidding. Yes, all of them are on Netflix. You’re welcome.
I promise this is my last horror movie… Yes I know there’s only one more left. Shut up. Vile is just a creepy fun little movie with lots of blood and torture. I know that’s not most people’s idea of a fun little movie, but I know I’m not the only creep on the web. It’s about a group of mostly strangers that are kidnapped and forced to inflict a certain amount of pain in total to be able to escape. Bonus fact: one of the actors is the voice of Beast Boy from Teen Titans and Mikey from the Cartoon Network version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Watch it and guess which one. Just guess.
Red vs Blue
Red vs Blue is a webshow by Rooster Teeth Productions done in the Halo servers, so naturally, I love it. It’s hilarious and stupid and in later seasons will make you cry and it’s entirely one of my favorite things in the world. I genuinely have a giant tattoo of one of the characters (Caboose) on my arm, so that shows just how strongly I feel that everyone needs to watch it.
There you have it! Ten things all over the map that are on Netflix right now for your enjoyment. Even if they aren’t things you would generally gravitate to, definitely give a few a shot. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about when it comes to wasting your life on Netflix. I wouldn’t do you wrong.