Looking for something new? We all are. Netflix Original Series hog all the credit, but the streaming giant has become a major player in the feature-length movie category too. Here are five solid films, all produced by Netflix, which is why you can watch them at home on your couch today, and not in the theater.
1. The Discovery (2017)
Starring: Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough
The Discovery in the title refers to the discovery of an afterlife. Redford plays a doctor who confirms dying isn't the end and, soon, people are killing themselves left and right to experience it for themselves.
2. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)
Starring: Melanie Lynsky, Elijah Wood, David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye
Directed by rising acting star Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, Green Room) I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a genre-defying look at a woman (Melanie Lynsky) who's had it with rudeness and impolite people and is going to do something about it. After her laptop is stolen, she goes after the criminals and things build from there. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
3. War Machine (2017)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley
War Machine is a black comedy that fictionalizes the life of United States Army General Stanley McChrystal, the man put in charge of Afghanistan during the first years of Barack Obama's presidency. Pitt plays General Glen McMahon, a straight shooter with a job to do who won't listen to anyone. He wants to win and nothing's gonna stop him. He's also an idiot.
4. Casting JonBenet (2017)
Directed by Kitty Green
This documentary isn't a case study of the famous murder of six-year-old beauty pageant winner JonBenét Ramsay in 1996. Instead, the filmmakers conducted interviews in Ramsay's hometown under the ruse of casting a movie about the crime. Town residents come to audition for different roles and end up talking about the case and the effect it's had since.
5. Chasing Coral (2017)
Directed by Jeff Orlowski
Winner of the audience award at Sundance, Chasing Coral is a nature documentary about the importance of coral and coral reefs on the planet and how climate change is devastating their population. There's true beauty in this film and you might learn a thing or two. I did.