Netflix offers surprising gems users may be unfamiliar with

Since its 1997 release, Netflix has steadily become one of the most popular sites to stream movies. However, no matter the number of hours a person spends on Netflix, he or she might not be able to discover all of the great movies the site offer. Below are eight gems available on Netflix deserved to be seen and then seen again.

Almost Famous

“Almost Famous” is a compelling drama/comedy that engages the audience with its eclectic music and characters. The film follows 15-year-old William Miller as he travels with the fictional band Stillwater, who he is writing an article on. As he hurls into young adulthood he begins to learn valuable life lessons on the road.


Fans of Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman will thoroughly enjoy “Seven.” In this film, Pitt and Freeman portray detectives tasked with tracking down and capturing a serial killer. The disturbing fact about this serial killer is his murders are based on the seven deadly sins.


“Juice” follows four friends in Harlem as they learn to deal with a crime gone wrong. This drama portrays a powerful message aided by the acting ability of Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps.


This hilarious comedy is actually based on the board game. The audience watches as the guests try to figure out who killed the host. Along the way they engage in sidesplitting antics that will amuse.


Before he became Batman, Christian Bale played the hero in the action movie “Equilibrium.” The film takes place in a dystopian future where showing emotion is a crime. As with any dystopia, there are rebels who try to change the old ways. This movie has an intriguing plot and action scenes that will impress audiences.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

In Mel Brooks’ adaptation of “Robin Hood,” Robin and his band merry men work together to overthrow the villainous Prince John. They steal from the rich and give to the poor all while performing some catchy musical numbers. This comedy can be watched over and over again.