25 best Netflix movies to watch this fall

(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.Photo by Carlos Somonte
(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.Photo by Carlos Somonte /
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 27: Carla Gugino attends the “Roma” New York Special Screening on November 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 27: Carla Gugino attends the “Roma” New York Special Screening on November 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix) /

16. Gerald’s Game

Genre: Thriller/Horror

Release Year: 2017

What happens when, in an attempt to spice up your marriage, you get tied up in bed? Then, what happens when the only other person suffers a heart attack and you’re trapped? This is the horror of Gerald’s Game, based on Stephen King’s novel.

Starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, Mike Flanagan’s film is terrorizing to the mind and an absolute must-see for thriller fans. It manages to get inside the mind and under your skin by playing on main character Jesse’s fears and memories while also adding a real element of terror to the scenario, tying them together to really get to know her while still playing on your own fears.

Gugino is wonderful in the movie, taking the fear and panic to another level as she fights to survive in a situation where panic is impossible to avoid. She is able to elevate the movie with her performance, Flanagan’s direction doing great work to keep the situation always interesting in what’s mostly set in a single room.

It’s a smart movie with some gut-wrenching moments, making it one of the biggest Netflix original movie surprises on the streaming platform. If you’re looking for something spooky this fall, look no further than Gerald’s Game.