ovies are a powerful instrument that gives voice to cultures, ideas, emotions, relations among many other things. Films serve us to decipher ourselves as well the diverse culture around us in a better way. With the advent of streaming giants like Netflix, who spends billions of dollars every year on adding fresh and innovative contents, the movie industry has certainly shifted gears. Today we bring you a list of Netflix Original movies that may have a long-lasting impact on your life.
A group of valiant people puts their lives at stake in order to shield the mountain gorillas, a species which in on the brink of extinction. This movie is much more than just about these sumptuous animals. This movie portrays the harsh reality about how we maltreat the priceless resources given to us by Mother Nature and how we take it for granted. But more importantly, this movie shows that in the world full of corruption and nefarious activities, there are always a group of people who carry the torch of humanity, dignity, and morality.
Imperial Dream (2014)
This John Boyega starrer movie is a sulky sweet flick. Sulky because it is an eye-opener that shows the never-ending tussle of an outcast with the system and society even when he wants to lead a genuine and voracious life. It is also sweet because this movie symbolizes hope and proves that it is never too late to transform your life and get on the righteous track. This low budget sterling movie is impeccably paced and it throws light on a pristine father-son relation. A must watch if you are going through a rough phase in life.
We all have so many trifling complaints with life without realizing the fact that the life that we are living is the dream of many. Meet Zion, a wrestler who was born with no legs and he was raised and nurtured in foster care. This documentary corroborates that the word impossible is merely a figure of speech and how passion, dream, and determination can guide a person toward his goal by overcoming any or every obstacle in the way. Zion is a short documentary that you won’t watch but rather live. The only flaw with this exhilarating documentary is the fact that you’d wish it was longer.
This movie makes you think how far can you go for the sake of the ones that you love? Set up in the year 1905, this movie depicts the story of a young man who clashes with a baleful religious cult and their goddess on a secluded island to save her abducted sister. This movie will keep you on the very edge of your couch with its demented, fidgety and jittery theme. With top-notch direction, mesmerizing settings, impressive acting, and a meaty storyline, this movie shows the gravity of blood relation. In the time of need, family sticks together even if it means putting one's life at stake.
The Fundamentals of caring (2016)
Due to a series of vicissitude events, a writer retired and decided to become a chaperone of a differently abled teen. When both of them ventured on a road trip, they disentangled the significance of faith, hope, and relation in life. This movie has a sporadic optimum blend of satire, drama, emotion and thought-provoking situations. This movie will make you stop for one long second and force you to think of how blessed we are and how we should be grateful for so many things in our life. Directed by Rob Burnett, The fundamentals of caring will help you to discover yourself and will surely inspire you in more than one way.
To the bone (2017)
A doctor with unorthodox methods helps a woman to face and conquer anorexia and teaches her to espouse life. Anorexia is a psychological disorder in which a person suffers from critically low body weight and the patient is not ready to eat anything due to the fear of gaining weight. The movie captures the struggle and trauma of the people who are suffering from an idiosyncratic disease, which in the eyes of many is a matter of joke for they never understand the solemnity of the condition. This movie will take you on a rollercoaster ride with a powerful plot, heartening message, brilliant acting and with a pinch of comedy.
The boy who harnessed the wind (2019)
Troubled by a pernicious drought in his village that claimed many lives, a boy in a landlocked African country called Malawi constructs a wind turbine for his village by reading about it in a book from the library. This movie will make you cry both with despair and joy as it exhibits the day to day struggle of the underprivileged sector of the society and how in spite of acute scarcity, people still try to make the best out of every day. When this movie will end you’ll be a completely different person compared to what you were prior to watching it.