As we are all experiencing the coronavirus quarantine, I’m sure many of your first instincts are to find something to watch on the many streaming services we have available.
Of course, a common issue is that we spend more time looking for something to watch rather than just watching something. I personally like to use this time to explore, find interesting movies that I may have overlooked. As such, I’ve made a list of 10 underrated titles, available on streaming services, not ranked from best to worst, just ten titles.
My only caveat is that these are films that weren’t already reviewed on Knockturnal. I wanted to try and showcase movies that haven’t had a huge spotlight on them yet. If you want some films that I would’ve put on this list, but have already been reviewed, here are a few, along with a link to the Knockturnal reviews:
Fast Colors (Netflix, Prime, and Hulu)
Annihilation (available on Hulu)
Sorry to Bother You (available on Hulu)
The Handmaiden (available on Prime)
Before I get into the free/hidden streaming films, I wanted to draw some attention to Parasite, as it was my favorite film of last year, and it recently got its home release. In addition to my mini-review, you can also read Elijah Diamond’s NYFF review here. Parasite was recently made available on DVD, Blu Ray, 4K, and to rent on Amazon Prime. If there is any film worth spending money on right now, it’s this one. On top of it genuinely being an entertaining film, the spirit of the film’s themes regarding economic instability and income inequality feel chillingly real right now. I can’t help but think of the rainstorm scene in the film as I see people’s varied reactions to the quarantine. So if you want to watch an entertaining film that reflects current cultural anxieties that isn’t just Outbreak or Contagion on Netflix, Parasite is that film.