Upcoming Netflix Originals That You Shouldn’t Miss
#15: Someone Great
If you (or your bestie) are in need of a pick-me-up, then this romantic comedy starring Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez is a must-see. As you watch her character Jenny try to figure out her plan of action after a blindsiding breakup, you’ll laugh, cry, and best of all, relate.
Most of us don’t have $50,000 to lose, including Eddie Garrett. After gambling thousands of money that isn’t his, the recovering addict goes on a quest to find himself and more importantly, find what’s most important in life. Spoiler alert: It’s not money.
Remember Ellen Page’s breakout movie, Juno? Well, Netflix’s Tallulah is the more grown-up version. In this movie, follow homeless teenager Tallulah as she gets tangled in a web of lies with her ex-boyfriend’s family after she unexpectedly takes a baby from an irresponsible mom.
In this heartbreaking drama, you’ll see funnyman Dave Franco (Seth) and Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobsen (Katie) in a totally different light. Set over the course of one (very long) night, Katie tries to get her brother, who is struggling with a heroin addiction, back on track — and as a result, she faces a struggle of her own.
This inspiring, family-friendly movie is proof that one spark — well, windmill — starts the fire. In the face of a drought crisis, Malawi-born William Kamkwamba discovers a way to build a windmill to power an electric water pump. Along the way, William must decide if the risk — and investment — is worth the end result.
For a feel-good movie that’ll inspire you to take charge of your love life, The Incredible Jessica James tells the story of Jessica (makes sense) as she befriends a guy from a blind date. And yep, things get very complicated.
It’s not all fun and games for the Burlingames. After a kinky night of romance goes awry, Gerald’s wife is left to pick up the pieces a.k.a. Gerald’s dead body. It’s dark. It’s twisted. It’s by far one of Netflix’s creepiest thrillers.
For Harper and Charlie, a happy boss equals a happy life. That’s why they come up with the mastser plan to set their two bosses — Kristen and Rick — up on an epic meet-cute. Luckily for them, it works — until it doesn’t. Once things start to escalate, Harper and Charlie lose control of the situation, and panic ensues.
Sometimes, the best comedies are the darkest ones. Enter Paddleton, which shares one man’s quest to end his own life before terminal stomach cancer does. During his final days, he leans on his best (and only) friend to go an adventure and ultimately, end his suffering.
As if the stacked cast — Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson, to name a few — wasn’t enough, this heartfelt drama tells the story of three siblings who come to their father’s rescue. While they help (or attempt to) their artist father grapple with his questionable legacy, the family hashes out problems that they’ve ignored for far too long.
#3: Private Life
A story that’s relatable to many, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti star as a 40-something couple struggling to conceive. Throughout the movie, they try it all, from adoption to IVF, yet still they aren’t able to get the one thing they want more than anything: a child.
Meet your middle school/ high school/ current dream. Jenny Han’s best-selling teen read has been transformed into a romcom that’ll take you all the way back to your awkward years (but in a good way). With a perfect blend of charm and truth, this modern-day love story also highlights the power of sisterhood. So, grab your sis before you watch!
This drama takes us back to 1939 when two World War II veterans of different races head back to rural Mississippi to find home again. But with intense racism in the Delta and rising PTSD
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you stumble across another category of movies on Netflix. But if you’re overwhelmed with the choices (we get it) or don’t want to spend your precious time on the weekend scrolling from one genre to the next, use this list of Rotten Tomatoes’ top movies as your guide. We went straight to the top of the Tomatometer, which pulls scores from Hollywood’s most sought-after critics, to find 15 of the best Netflix original movies to add to your queue. And hey, some of the features in the top spots might even surprise you.