Netflix Movies and Shows: 5 Hidden Gems to Watch Tonight

Published on September 5, 2021

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Netflix and chill, anyone? If you’re an avid fan of the streaming platform, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen a healthy amount of what’s available on Netflix, and you may be (gasp!) running out of binge-worthy shows and movies.

Have no fear — while Netflix content tends to vary widely from A+, high-quality content to let’s just say, the kind of production you don’t need to see twice, there are always more hidden gems to be found beyond the trending category.  

5 Netflix Movies and Shows That Are Hidden Gems

Here are some underrated Netflix movies and shows you should check out for your next night in:

1. Love

Okay, so this 2016 series was created by Judd Apatow so it’s not that under-the-radar, but we still think it deserved a little more fanfare than it received. Starring Gillian Jacobs of the hit Netflix movie Ibiza, Love is a quirky dramedy-meets-love-story chronicling the highlights and frustrations of modern romance.

2. Imposters

Equally fun, upbeat and fast-moving, Imposters is full of unexpected twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show follows the story of a young woman who makes her living by scamming unsuspecting people into marrying her before heading off into the sunset, never to be seen again. If you’re looking for a show that will capture your interest and not let go, (and you don’t mind a little unrealistic flourish here and there), Imposters is your best bet.

3. What / If

With Renée Zellweger playing the role of the mysterious yet powerful investor Anne Montgomery, What / If tells the story of a young startup founder who finds herself in a complicated position when forced to choose between giving up her loving husband for a night or giving up on her dream. Taking plenty of twists and turns along the way, the show will keep you guessing until the very end.

4. Love Wedding Repeat

With beautiful Italy as a backdrop, a will-they-won’t-they love story and a storyline filled with plenty of hilarious mishaps, Love Wedding Repeat deserves to go down in the romcom hall of fame along with How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Wedding Crashers. If you’re looking for a light and fluffy flick that will put you in a good mood instantly, Love Wedding Repeat is a good go-to.

5. Only the Brave

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who risked their lives to save the town of Prescott, Arizona from one of the deadliest wildfires in history, Only the Brave is an emotional tearjerker and story of loss, love and overcoming inner demons. With a stellar cast including Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and more, this movie is sure to make an impression on you, no matter your taste in movie genres.

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The Author
Mackenzie Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. She enjoys long walks, iced coffee on tap, and discovering all the latest and greatest health and wellness trends.