8. Bird Box
Release Year: 2018
Based on the novel of the same name, Bird Box is a Netflix original movie (based on the novel of the same name) that finds Sandra Bullock fighting to find her way in a world where the sight of the enemy will drive you to end life as quickly as possible. It’s a terrifying affliction, one that makes everything a danger when supplies are needed, other people are growing less and less calm and there are so many different personalities clashing.
It’s a movie that uses its thrills and chills well, making everything feel like a threat and with a sequence upon the initial “outbreak” that really sells the movie and the absolute terror. Some may find its story a little lacking, but it does what it sets out to do in a compelling fashion. The creepy use of sound and playing with your imagination is what makes Bird Box an exciting watch, even during its more quiet moments.
Along with Sandra Bullock, Bird Box stars Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Jacki Weaver and Rosa Salazar.
Directed by Susanne Bier, Bird Box became a sensation upon release as one of Netflix’s most popular movies and even creating its own (marginally dangerous) challenge.