57 best Netflix movies to watch (and 24 to skip)

Here's the Netflix movies most worth watching and a few you can skip!
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023 /
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Alex Strangelove

Release Year: 2018

Directed By: Craig Johnson

Starring: Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, Madeline Weinstein, Daniel Zolghadri, Nik Dodani, Fred Hechinger, Annie Q., Ayden Mayeri, Kathryn Erbe, Joanna P. Adler, William Ragsdale, Isabella Amara, Sophie Faulkenberry, Dante Costabile, Isley Reust, Jesse James Keitel

A lot like The Fundamentals of Caring, if there’s an opening to wax poetic about the underrated 2018 teen romantic comedy Alex Strangelove, we’re going to take full advantage. Arriving a few months after the big-screen coming-out rom-com Love, Simon, Netflix’s own coming-out comedy offered further representation that had been missing from the teen movie scene for far too long.

Alex Strangelove stars Daniel Doheny as the titular Alex Truelove, a high school senior that has every intention of losing his virginity to his girlfriend, Claire (Madeline Weinstein). However, when he meets the charming and handsome Elliot (Antonio Marziale), Alex begins to question whether he might actually be bisexual. Suddenly, Alex embarks on a journey toward self-discovery.

Although the film was well-received by critics, Alex Strangelove was left oddly underrated. Admittedly, it’s an odd little movie that doesn’t always make the choices you would anticipate. But the message rings true and emotional, especially the final sequence at the school dance (isn’t that always the way?) that will bring tears to your eyes. It’s the feel-good movie you have been missing.

Verdict: WATCH

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