The best movies on Netflix Canada you've probably never heard of

Mar 29 2022, 1:35 pm

Sure, you’ve seen movies on Netflix Canada that are trending, but have you seen flicks that nobody is talking about?

Sometimes a hidden gem is more meaningful than all the mainstream flicks.

There’s a lot of genre mixing here. From interesting docs to comedies, some horror, and drama, we’re focusing on any film that’s currently on Netflix Canada that deserves a bit of extra love.

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

A devoted teacher takes an interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession.

BurningĀ (2018)

An aspiring writer goes to the airport to pick up a high school friend returning from a trip to Africa, but is disheartened to see her with another man.

Amanda KnoxĀ (2016)

She was twice convicted and acquitted of murder. Amanda Knox and the people closest to her speak out in this illuminating documentary.

AtlanticsĀ (2019)

Arranged to marry a rich man, young Ada is crushed when her true love goes missing at sea during a migration attempt — until a miracle reunites them.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

A surgeon’s carefully curated life edges toward disaster when a troubled teenage boy with mysterious motives begins to impose himself on his family.

Blue JayĀ (2016)

Two former high school sweethearts unexpectedly reunite in their old hometown, where they rediscover their magical bond and face a shared regret.

6 BalloonsĀ (2018)

A loyal sister struggles to stay afloat while driving her heroin-addicted brother to a detox centre and looking after his two-year-old daughter.

Cut Throat CityĀ (2020)

Bereft of opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a young man and his close friends turn to a life of crime in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.

Wildlife (2018)

A teen’s life in 1960 Montana grows complicated when his father is fired, his mother returns to work, and the strain on the family begins to show.

Girl on the Third Floor (2019)

A husband with a bad track record tries to start anew by renovating a rundown Victorian for his family, only to find he’s tackled a house out of hell.

Mr. Roosevelt (2017)

A struggling comedian returns to Austin, Texas, to see her ailing cat and face her messy past — while staying with her ex and his new girlfriend.

Icarus (2017)

In this Oscar-winning film, an American cyclist plunges into a vast doping scandal involving a Russian scientist — Putin’s most-wanted whistleblower.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

A misadventure in the wilderness leads to life-changing discoveries for a troubled orphan teen from the city and his belligerent foster father.

The Ivory Game (2016)

Filmmakers infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking, exposing poachers and dealers as African elephants edge close to extinction.

Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighbourhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community.

Tramps (2017)

Pulled into a shady briefcase swap for different reasons, young strangers Danny and Kellie spend an eventful night together when the deal goes wrong.

Wadja (2012)

A persistent 10-year-old wishes for a new bicycle so she can beat her male friend in a race. But it’s going to take some ingenuity to get one.

We the Animals (2018)

A trio of brothers cope with their parents’ volatile relationship by running wild and unchecked, and one of them experiences a visceral awakening.

Mid90s (2018)

He didn’t fit in. They didn’t want to. When you’re 13, that’s about as cool as it gets.

1922 (2017)

A farmer pens a confession admitting to his wife’s murder, but her death is just the beginning of a macabre tale. Based on Stephen King’s novella.

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