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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (10/8/13)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 8, 2013 at 3:39PM

Slim, slim picking this week folks! I had to dig a little deeper for titles. But let me take this moment to say, if you're a filmmaker reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.

5 - A film from New Zealander, Taiki Waititi, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, is now finally available Stateside, on DVD and Blu-ray, and now streaming on Netflix.

The longer story goes... it's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy (yes, that's what he's called) an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version - an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters... oh, and did I mention there's a Michael Jackson sub-plot...

It's a whimsical coming of age story that's recommended.

In addition to the Sundance Film Festival, the film won the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival, won the Audience Award at AFI Fest, and won the Grand Prix-Best Feature Film, Generation K Plus at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer below:

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