Hidden Gems on Netflix Canada (Movies)

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Last updated: 2019-08-18

Looking for movies which you might have missed on Netflix, here’s the list of hidden gems on Netflix Canada. These movies can be missed easily in the vast selection of Netflix (and by their complex algorithm) but are definitely worth a watch.

Happy as Lazzaro

Happy as Lazzaro 2018
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-11-30

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alice Rohrwacher

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise's son will change his world.

Actor(s):   Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Carlo Tarmati, Luca Chikovani, Natalino Balasso, Nicoletta Braschi, Pasqualina Scuncia, Sergi Lopez, Tommaso Ragno

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My Happy Family

My Happy Family 2017
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   86/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-12-01

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross

A middle-aged wife and mother of two shocks her traditional, multigenerational Georgian household when she announces she's going to live by herself.

Actor(s):   Berta Khapava, Dimitri Oragvelidze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Giorgi Tabidze, Goven Cheishvili, Ia Shugliashvili, Mariam Bokeria, Merab Ninidze, Tsisia Qumsishvili

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Den 12. mann

Den 12. mann 2018
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2018-12-30

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Harald Zwart

Based on true events, this story follows a Norwegian saboteur's harrowing struggle to reach safety after escaping a Nazi attack during World War II.

Actor(s):   Alexander Zwart, Daniel Frikstad, Eirik Risholm Velle, Eric Dirnes, Hakon T. Nielsen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mads Sjogard Pettersen, Marie Blokhus, Thomas Gullestad, Vegar Hoel

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The Night Comes for Us

The Night Comes for Us 2018
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Action, Thriller

Available From:   2018-10-19

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Timo Tjahjanto

After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.

Actor(s):   Abimana Aryasatya, Asha Kenyeri Bermudez, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Dimas Anggara, Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Julie Estelle, Salvita Decorte, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee

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Foxtrot 2017
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-10-18

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Samuel Maoz

An Israeli couple gets news of their soldier son's death, sparking a series of tragicomically absurd events.

Actor(s):   Karin Ugowski, Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Shira Haas, Yehuda Almagor, Yonaton Shiray

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The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind 2018
IMDb:   7/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2018-11-02

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Orson Welles

On the last day of his life, a legendary director struggles to complete a new project and contemplates his legacy in this layered film by Orson Welles.

Actor(s):   Cameron Mitchell, Edmond O'Brien, John Huston, Lilli Palmer, Mercedes McCambridge, Norman Foster, Oja Kodar, Paul Stewart, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Random, Susan Strasberg

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1922 2017
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   74/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2017-10-20

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Zak Hilditch

A simple yet proud rancher in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

Actor(s):   Bob Frazer, Brian d'Arcy James, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Molly Parker, Neal McDonough, Thomas Jane

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In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World 2016
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Anime, Drama

Available From:   2018-03-15

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Sunao Katabuchi

Suzu marries into a family living outside of Hiroshima and quickly settles into her new life, until World War II challenges her ability to survive.

Actor(s):   Barbara Goodson, Christine Marie Cabanos, Daisuke Ono, Kira Buckland, Mayumi Shintani, Megumi Han, Minori Omi, Nanase Iwai, Natsuki Inaba, Non, Shigeru Ushiyama, Yoshimasa Hosoya

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Ethel and Ernest

Ethel and Ernest 2016
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   72/100

Genre:   Animation, Drama

Available From:   2018-11-01

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Roger Mainwood

Based on author Raymond Briggs' memoir, this animated film honors his parents' steadfast marriage amidst 20th-century Britain's most critical events.

Actor(s):   Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, June Brown, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris, Peter Wight, Roger Allam, Simon Day, Virginia McKenna

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Viva 2015
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-09-29

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Paddy Breathnach

When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.

Actor(s):   Hector Medina, Jorge Martinez Castillo, Jorge Perugorria, Laura Aleman, Luis Alberto Garcia, Luis Manuel Alvarez

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