Instant Gratification

In this age of digital streaming and 3D Plasma TV home viewing experiences, our preoccupation with replicating the cinema experience, no matter how futile, is at an all-time high. With that in mind, and with the knowledge that Netflix has monopolized our collective need for constant media, I've complied a list of films currently on instant that I feel are must-sees. These films are listed in their Netflix-inspired subgenres below.

by Jericho Cerrona December 27, 2015

Tu dors Nicole 2015 [NR] 93 minutes

Based on your interest in: The "last summer of adolescence" genre

Cast: Julianne Côté, Catherine Saint-Laurent, Marc-André Grondin Director: Stéphane Lafleur

About Elly 2015 [NR] 118 minutes

Based on your interest in: Iranian social realism and devastating human drama

Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoust, Shahab Hosseini Director: Asghar Farhadi

Full Review Here

Felt 2015 [NR] 120 minutes

Based on your interest in: Gender victimization and fetus Hitler

Cast: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley Director: Jason Banker

A Hard Day 2015 [NR] 111 minutes

Based on your interest in: Loopy South Korean police thrillers with a macabre sense of humor

Cast: Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong Director: Kim Seong-hun

Gueros 2015 [NR] 111 minutes

Based on your interest in: Self-aware Mexican road movies with a New Wave kick

Cast: Tenoch Huerta Mejia, Sebastin Aguirre, Leonardo Ortizgris, Ilse Salas Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus 2015 [NR] 123 minutes

Based on your interest in: Cult remakes, racial themes, and defiantly personal Spike Lee joints

Cast: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abraham, Rami Malek Director: Spike Lee

Full Review Here

Cheatin' 2015 [NR] 76 minutes

Based on your interest in: Deranged hand-drawn animation and perverse love stories

Cast: (None) Director: Bill Plympton

Ned Rifle 2015 [NR] 84 minutes

Based on your interest in: Dead-beat dads, literary groupies, and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue

Cast: Liam Aken, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan Director: Hal Hartley

Welcome to Me 2015 [R] 87 minutes

Based on your interest in: Mentally unstable lottery winners

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden Director: Shira Piven

Stations of the Cross 2015 [NR] 110 minutes

Based on your interest in: The perils of extreme fundamentalism

Cast: Lea van Acken, Anna Bruggemann, Mortiz Knapp Director: Dietrich Bruggermann