Top Ten Thursdays: Netflix Watch Instantly Hidden Gems

I am writing this particular Top Ten Thursday in light of the recent announcements on the part of Netflix to divide their service.  Many of my friends, and fellow film fans are outraged by this decision.  As a result I have decided to compile a list of watch instantly film currently available on their site.  I have chosen some gems that, while not the best Netflx has to offer, are must see movies in my opinion.  I have avoided any films I have previously reviewed and am choosing some rather hard to find film as well.  I would recommend checking these films out before their availability diminishes.

10. Withnail and I (1987)

A cult favorite amongst British cinephiles, Withnail and I is both an excellent dark comedy and one of the films arguably made for the purposes of drinking games.

9. Alphaville (1965)

Godard's long out-of-print critique of technocracy is a must see for any fan of the French New Wave.

8. Carnival of Souls (1962)

A cult film like no other, Carnival of Souls is a horror film that manages to scare the shit out of you without ever incorporating gore and violence.  Not to mention it has one of the best twist endings to date!

7. Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un Chien Andalou is Bunuel's early silent film and arguably his masterpiece.  It also possesses one of the most graphic film images of all time.

6. I Am Love (2009)

This criminally underrated movie features the enigmatic Tilda Swinton showing off a rather impressive mastery of multiple languages.

5. Restrepo (2010)

This fly-on-the-wall study of the war in Afghanistan is made all the more pertinent after the loss of its director Sebastian Junger.

4. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Hoop Dreams is the quintessential documentary.  It is a lesson in commitment to an idea and not to mention one of the most heartbreaking pieces ever.

3. Oldboy (2003)

A study in revenge, Oldboy is as relentless as it is cinematically sound.

2. Persona (1966) 

Persona is one of the few Bergman films not in the Criterion Collection, and surprisingly so given its avant-garde style and ethereal nature.

1. Kicking and Screaming (1995)

One of my personal favorites, Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming is as wry as it is tragic, and in case you were curious...yes, it is a pajama top.

Honorable Mention

Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Me, You, And Everyone You Know (2005)
13 Most Beautiful...(Ongoing Live Performances)

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