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If there were awards for the weirdest movies, like an Academy Award for Freaky Movie, the ones in this list would have definitely made the roster. But weird doesn't always mean bad in movies, sometimes it means a long discussion afterward with whoever you're watching with.That's why looking back at all the movies I watched, I think there are three categories of my impression to them: movies I liked, movies I didn't like, and movies I talked about for a long time. Below you can find some of my and the staff's picks for our favorite movies under the mood "weird" that are available to stream on Netflix.

Amazon Prime is making excellent TV these days, while Netflix is hit and miss - with many more misses than hits. Long gone are the days of House of Cards and OITNB, when a Netflix Original tag actually meant something.But if you do have a Prime subscription, there is a lot out there that your coworkers don't necessarily bring up during lunch break. These 16 Amazon Prime originals will put most recent Netflix shows to shame.

I'll never forget the feeling I got when I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind for the first time. In essence, it was a romance, but the angle from which the story was told made it so much more - it was a movie on memory, time, and personal growth. Donnie Darko, Life of Pi, and Requiem for a Dream to name a few are also great examples of how a thought-provoking movie can come in all shapes and forms. Romance, science fiction, drama or even genre-less creations such as Being John Malkovich; the less expectations we have from a movie the more it makes us think.But, as the lords of Netflix have it, not all these movies are available to stream. Plus, who hasn't seen Donnie Darko? (if you're that person, stop reading this list and go watch it). We list the top ten movies that make you think on Netflix!

Friends complain to me about not knowing what to watch all the time. And most of them do this while completely disregarding foreign movies and shows. You can't complain both about not knowing what to watch and about subtitles. Not watching movies or shows that require subtitles limits your options to one of literally hundreds of languages of content on Netflix. Of course you never know what to watch.But I get it, Netflix is full of crap. Netflix Originals have taken a turn for the worst, there are more of them but fewer quality ones. As for non-Netflix-Originals, people just don't see them anymore. In fact, Netflix algorithms purposefully promote Netflix content and little else. This is proven by a recent experiment in which a viewer decided to watch everything that Netflix recommended to them for two weeks. The result was a staggering preference for titles that Netflix spent money on, not so much for what was actually good. Or to quote the author "I am now no closer to knowing what I want, but at least I know what Netflix wants." (promoting their own movies). So, what's the solution? In our opinion, foreign-language films.The difference between Netflix's spending on English-language content and other languages is astounding. So, you have little chance of watching something bad even if it's recommended by Netflix. Basically, non-English Netflix Originals have the quality reference that English Netflix Originals did a couple of years ago. Netflix still only finances quality foreign productions. This applies to TV shows too. A great example is the Italian show Suburra, a thrilling depiction of modern-day Rome. Or Dogs of Berlin, an edgy story of the underworld of the German capital. And of course, Money Heist, one of the most compelling bank heist shows (and movies) ever made. Think Prison Break, but better.And in non-Netflix Originals, the world is your oyster - literally. Not only do foreign movies remain little-seen in the U.S., but some of the best ones are available on Netflix. I'm talking Oscar-winning good (list below). I leave you with our staff's 10 highest rated foreign language films currently streaming on Netflix. But again, beyond these movies - I really encourage you to try more foreign films. You will not be disappointed and you will have a much easier time finding what to watch.Happy watching.

2019 is a crucial year for Netflix. Apple and Disney have announced their plans to come up with their own streaming platforms, and this is putting Netflix at an awkward position. They're dealing with this threat in the only way they know how to: doubling down on original content. Here are our favorites so far, we will be completing this list as the year goes - so make sure you bookmark or save it!

Now more than ever, film lovers expect substance from their movies. Storylines that are hard to believe or stereotypical endings have gotten more difficult to swallow, and will immediately ruin a film for most of us.Luckily, many low and medium budget filmmakers feel the same way. The emergence of slice-of-life movies has been a trend that streaming giants like Netflix have welcomed with open arms. Not only are audiences seeking these films, but their personal and often low-budget nature makes them less big-screen material and more of an at-home watch.So, without further ado, here are agoodmovietowatch's top ten picks for the best slice-of-life movies on Netflix.

After our list for the best movies on Netflix was shared to reach millions of subscribers, we have compiled another list for shows, with just as much care. Like all entries on, these are highly-rated and little-known recommendations; they're shows you have yet to watch, and you'll love them once you do. You can find all the highly-rated, little-known show suggestions here. agoodmovietowatch is your gateway to on-demand streaming services, but instead of recommending the same movies and shows to you you've been hearing about for the past 20 years, we focus on the good ones that were overlooked. To do this, we only recommend titles that have received a high rating from viewers combined with a high score from critics. This means that these entries have been appreciated by both, so you can trust that they’re awesome. We also only suggest titles  that didn’t make a huge splash at the box office or which didn’t get the attention they deserved, so there is little chance you have already seen them.  

At this point, Amazon Prime is becoming less of a crappy alternative to Netflix more of a wide and extensive catalog. However, not many people have been paying attention to this shift. Take Homecoming for example. It's an amazing show starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot). If it was a Netflix Original it would have been one of the most talked about shows right now. But because it is on Amazon Prime, very few people have seen it. This list is a quick guide to similar titles. Below are the best shows on Amazon Prime you're probably missing out on.