You spend more time searching for something to watch on Netflix than you ever do watching something on Netflix. You go through all the categories and sub-categories, you suffer the recommendations of ‘Wacky Films’ or ‘Films Your Friends Liked On Facebook’, you circle the never-ending reel of suggestions endlessly until finally you settle on the film you put aside as a maybe within two minutes of logging in.
Netflix, ever growing behemoth that it is, is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand you have a vast selection of TV and film at your disposal; a whole range of great ideas and creations a keystroke away and for only £7 a month. On the other, you have a corporation that increasingly looks set to topple the idea of cinema-going. Netflix has already altered the mode in which television series’ are delivered to us, and it’s not unfathomable to think it could yet do the same with film, too.
Issues like that aside, it’s generally agreed that Netflix is a good thing. And within this good thing—in among the hours of terrible films and TV shows you have to scroll past to find something halfway decent—are great things. In this case, it’s great performances; ones you might’ve otherwise missed when skipping through the infinite reels of Netflix’s sundry selection.
Here are 10 great performances you can find on Netflix. Hopefully they’ll save you some precious, precious time.
Note: This list adheres to the UK version of Netflix.