To date, Netflix's original movie output has been a mixed bag.
On the one hand, we've been gifted with great films such as Beasts of No Nation, which gave us one of Idris Elba's best performances ever, and Okja, which is just about the weirdest blockbuster to have emerged in recent years (in a good way).
But something about the Netflix filmmaking model feels a bit off. Why do the company's original TV shows end up being so much better than their original movies? The majority of Netflix's film-based output feels lacking or half-baked, after all. Movies often suffer from a lack of polish, as though they needed more pre-production and development in order to reach their full potential.
This might be because lots of Netflix's original film content is made quickly, on the cheap, and also because films are released having avoided the kind of studio interference and meddling that's seemingly so common in Hollywood. Is this proving a good way to work, though, when the end products are frequently second-rate?
You be the judge. The following 10 movies are scheduled for release on the platform within the next year or so, and they all look or sound pretty bad - either due to questionable trailers, baffling plot synopses, or the associated cast and crew...