The best TV shows on Netflix right now aren't always the ones you've heard of.
Sometimes, they are the underrated, overlooked and just waiting to be discovered. The difficult part is finding them. The great paradox of choice causes most of us to search for hours, not settling on anything and giving up altogether.
So instead of sifting through hundreds of film titles in times of uncertainty, here's a specially curated list of extremely interesting, have-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat movies available on Netflix Canada.
Sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy:
Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts stars in this Netflix-original 10-episode psychological thriller. 'Gypsy' quietly dropped just five months ago, and while the reviews are mixed, the show brings mystery, sex, desire and gasp-inducing dramatic moments.
Released way back in 2007, 'Fracture' follows the story of a hotshot prosecutor (Ryan Gosling) who receives a seemingly open-and-shut case just as he is about to leave his job. The criminal, played by Anthony Hopkins, tried to kill his wife and is defending himself in court. All hope for a quick and easy trial is lost when Hopkins' character proves to be a more cunning and devious adversary than anticipated.
ABC's anthology series tackles a different crime every season, taking a look at the victims, criminals, family members, and the justice system to provide a real look at the human cost of crime in America.
Shadow of Truth
This 2016 documentary explores the 2006 murder case of a 13-year-old girl Israeli girl, and the questions surrounding the man prosecuted for the crime.
Daniel Holden has been let out of prison after serving 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Hannah. With a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this might just be the crime drama you've been waiting to get obsessed over.
The Seven Five
This 2014 Making a Murderer-esque documentary centres on former NYPD officer Michael Dowd. He and his partner committed a long list of crimes, including running their own cocaine ring, while on the job in the 1980s and early '90s.
All Good Things
If you like Ryan Gosling, you'll love this. The fictional movie is inspired by Robert Durst and the disappearance of his wife, the woman many believe he murdered.
The Investigator: A British Crime Story
An investigation into a 1985 missing persons-turned-murder case doesn't really have a clear explanation or ending, but that's what makes it so good. If you love true crime stories like 'Making A Murderer', you're going to want to watch 'The Investigator'.
I Am Not A Serial Killer
This creepy AF fictional movie about a small town teenager who feels at risk of becoming a killer is something you need to start watching right now. It has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it's an interesting exploration into the psychology of serial killers.
This is one hidden Netflix gem you definitely have to discover. The story centres on a five-year-old boy named Jesse who mysteriously goes missing. Twenty years later, his DNA shows up at a crime scene. 'Five' takes this startling fact and runs with it, twisting and turning through the lives of Jessie’s parents, his brother, and his brother’s three friends.
The Lincoln Lawyer
It's a well-known movie, but did you know it was on Netflix? Matthew McConaughey shines in this crime thriller, playing a lawyer who spends most of his time defending petty crooks and other bottom-feeders. When he he lands the case of a lifetime, defending a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder, his seemingly open-and-shut case develops into something more sinister.
Getting through the first few episodes of this story about family and crime may be slow, but it's all worth it in the end. "When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test," the show's description reads.
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