10 Great Movies You Probably Missed (That You Can Now Catch On Netflix)

Stop endlessly scrolling through the options and watch one of these instead.

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With movies like Black Panther effectively starting the "summer blockbuster season" in February, and end-of-year treats like Star Wars and the upcoming Aquaman ensuring we'll have some huge spectacle to digest over Christmas, it feels like there's never a quiet period on the movie release calendar.

With such a high volume of big movies coming out consistently throughout the year, it's far too easy to miss something you may have had your eye on, or something smaller that just slipped under your radar. We only have so much free time on our hands, and it can get expensive to trek out to the cinema multiple times per week.

This is where streaming services like Netflix come in handy. For a small monthly fee, you have access to hundreds and hundreds of movies, and this pool of entertainment can often include some of those hidden gems you might have missed when they initially hit cinemas.

But now, you don't have any excuses - grab some food, get comfortable on the couch and whack one of these movies on. You won't regret it.

Note: List taken from Netflix UK.

10. Money Monster

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George Clooney and Julia Roberts don't lead a whole lot of movies these days, but they both shine in Money Monster, a movie about financial show host Lee Gates (Clooney) who's taken hostage by an irritated viewer during a live TV broadcast.

Even though it opened quite recently, you never really hear anybody mention it; opening across from Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book limited its box-office potential (and its audience), and in its second weekend it was already out of the top five.

The movie follows Kyle Budwell (Jack O'Connell), a man who lost a lot of money - and he blames Gates for it. Money Monster manages to pull off that rare trick of getting you to sympathize with its villain, because at the end of the day, Budwell has a point - despite the unnecessarily violent measures he's taken to get that point across.

O'Connell excels in his role, giving an occasionally generic thriller a massive heart at its centre. Money Monster is also very tightly scripted, and it moves from A to B to C in a breathless fashion, making its 90-minute runtime feel closer to an hour.

Is it in the top ten thrillers of all time? No. But it's well-executed and brilliantly acted, and there's never a dull moment.

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