Best Netflix Movies & Series Perfect For Friday Night That You Probably Overlooked

For many, Friday marks the end of the workweek and is a great night to unwind with some of the best TV series and movies that Netflix has to offer. After they have exhausted their list of mainstream titles, Netflix subscribers often find themselves searching for a new show or movie to watch. A few of the movies and series listed are some that younger generations may have missed, while others are independent hits that flew under the radar for many viewers.

Best Overlooked Movies on Netflix

God Bless America

Written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, God Bless America is a blend of satire and dark humor.

Troll Hunter

For those that don’t mind reading subtitles, this witty and suspenseful mockumentary received rave reviews that are well deserved. Rotten Tomatoes scored the movie at 82%, out of 101 critics, and the site provides the synopsis for one of the cleverest movies on Netflix.

“Shot in a vérité style, Trollhunter is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, Trollhunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.”

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In The Loop

James Gandolfini and Tom Hollander star in one of the funniest movies on Netflix.

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson has provided some of the most refreshing comedy-dramas of our time including Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Moonrise Kingdom. Despite rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike, Moonrise Kingdom often goes overlooked. IMDB gives the premise for one of the best movies on Netflix.

“Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down—which might not be such a bad thing.”

This feel-good movie is rich with an A-list cast that includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton.

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The Ref

Kevin Spacey, Dennis Leary, and Judy Davis star in this movie about a burglar who takes a dysfunctional family hostage. Younger generations may have missed this gem currently streaming on Netflix.

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Albert Brooks stars in, co-wrote, and directed this comedy-drama about a recently divorced man who moves in with his mother to get to the root of his relationship issues.

The Iceman

The Iceman tells the true story of famed mob contract killer, responsible for over 100 hits, Richard Kuklinski. Starring Michael Shannon, James Franco, Winona Ryder, and Chris Evans, The Iceman is one of the best crime movies on Netflix.

Best Overlooked TV Series on Netflix

Netflix original series, and mainstream TV shows like How to Get Away with Murder, are extremely popular and don’t go unnoticed by viewers. But there is a bounty of high-quality TV series that are often overlooked.

Battle Creek

Despite decent ratings and rave reviews, this CBS series was cancelled after just one season. The good news is, the writers were able to wrap-up the story for a proper series finale. This is perfect for those in the mood for a witty detective-drama, and the entire first season is streaming on Netflix.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Chances are, if you’re a fan of fantasy then you will love this British miniseries. The show consists of seven episodes so it will be easy for Netflix binge-watchers to complete this series over the weekend.

The West Wing

In Aaron Sorkin’s most critically acclaimed show, The West Wing stars Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Stockard Channing, and Bradley Whitford. This series offered almost equal parts comedy and drama. Longtime fans will enjoy revisiting the series, and new audiences will fall in love with The West Wing.


Comedian and famed podcast host Marc Maron plays a fictionalized version of himself in this series. This clever show lasted four seasons, and the first three are available on Netflix.

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This amusing CW show is a revision of the comic book and it is a welcomed addition to the living dead genre.


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In addition to the most popular titles on Netflix, there are plenty of high-quality movies and series perfect for Friday night streaming.

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