45 Netflix Original Movies Well Worth A Watch
Beasts of No Nation
Child soldiers are something of a theme in Netflix original films. Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a young boy who is trained to fight in an African civil war. The film features a memorable and dark turn from Idris Elba. It’s also got the sharp direction that has come to characterize Cary Fukunaga‘s career thus far.
Beasts of No Nation was the first film Netflix ever released that felt designed for some awards consideration. Although it ultimately didn’t receive any awards, the film announced Netflix’s presence as a major awards player. This film paved the way for others to win some Oscars.