Largely unpromoted, these new Netflix originals could slip under the radar. Don’t let them. Take a look at these Netflix hidden gems and you might find something special.
This thriller recounts the true story of Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close confidant of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Marwan, though a high-ranking Egyptian official, worked for most of his life as an Israeli spy—becoming a crucial intelligence operative leading up to the Yom Kippur War. (Mid-September.)
In this caper flick, Danny (Callum Turner) agrees to help his brother pull off a heist. When he shows up to a train station to exchange one briefcase full of valuables for another, Danny takes the wrong bag—forcing him to venture into the New York suburbs with his partner, Ellie (Grace Van Patten), to recover the goods. (Now streaming)
The Land of Steady Habits
When Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) retires and finishes paying off his son’s college tuition, he decides to begin a new chapter in life, away from his affluent Connecticut suburb. But after leaving his wife and buying a condo, he realizes that his dream was misplaced—and he desperately tries to backtrack. (9/14)
A pandemic has decimated rural Australia, turning human beings into vicious zombies. One infected dad (Martin Freeman, above) decides to trek across the country to find a home for his infant daughter before his inevitable transformation is complete. (Now streaming)