Netflix regularly rotates movies and TV shows in and out of its streaming lineup, and we track the comings and goings of bigger titles. But there are other titles with less name recognition that rarely leave Netflix's library yet are well worth watching. We've scoured Netflix to bring you some of the streaming service's hidden gems — awesome, if somewhat unknown, movies and TV shows you should definitely check out.
When you mix one part Anime with one part Gossip Girl, you get Neo Yokio, a bizarre new Netflix Original that takes place in a futuristic version of New York City. Its protagonist Kaz (voiced by Jaden Smith) is a style-obsessed demon-hunter who's still in mourning over the fact that his ex left him to live in San Francisco. With the assistance of his robot butler (voiced by Jude Law), the prodding of his aunt Agatha (voiced by Susan Sarandon) and the comraderie of his friends Gottlieb (voiced by Desus Nice) and Lexy (voiced by The Kid Mero), he just might make it to the top of Neo Yokio's most eligible bachelors list.
5.9/10 on IMDb
Starring: Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon
The history of video games adapted to other formats is very hit-or-miss, but don't be afraid of Netflix's animated adaptation of the Castlevania franchise. Instead, sit back and enjoy this bizarre -- and at times violent -- thrill ride that explains how Vlad Dracula Tepes became the mythical monster we all know, and re-introduces vampire-hunter Trevor Belmont. Just be warned, at 92 minutes (spread across 4 episodes), this will be over before you can say "I want to suck your blood!"
90% Rotten Tomatoes
8.1/10 on IMDb
Starring: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso
While this 95-minute-documentary starts with Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, it's about more than that. The film is intent on analyzing how private money is used to silence voices in the media, exemplified with how Peter Thiel funded the leathery-grapler's legal funds.
88 % Rotten Tomatoes
6.5/10 on IMDb
Stars: Nick Denton, Hulk Hogan, Donald J. Trump
A cynical look at family life in the 1970s, this hilarious Netflix-original cartoon explores the daily events of the Murphy family. It's filled with all the sexism and hands-off parenting you'd expect of the time period, and it will have you in stitches. The kids run wild, dad's always got a beer handy and mom's got a cute little hobby — er, job. Don't miss out on Sam Rockwell, a series regular, playing a hysterical neighborhood lothario. So far, there's only one, six-episode season, but Netflix has a second in the works.
82% Rotten Tomatoes
8/10 on IMDb
Starring: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long
As noted in the Scream franchise, having sex in a horror movie is an easy way to fast-track your own demise. The beautifully shot and naturally-acted It Follows takes this trope to a supernatural conclusion, with a pack of teens haunted by a sexually transmitted specter with super-strength. Even worse? It takes the form of someone you trust, so you'll never know it's coming. Unless one of its survivors tipped you off to the one clue in how to detect the interloper.
96% Rotten Tomatoes
6.9/10 on IMDb
Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
Credit: Weinstein Company
The shtick of this 2014 Irish movie is that an eccentric singer named Frank (Michael Fassbender) wears an odd, oversize, cartoon-like mask on his head at all times. Frank's girlfriend is unstable. His band members are a little nuts, too. The movie is a dark comedy told from the perspective of new band member Jon, who quickly realizes he might have gotten in over his head. Watching the band practice and perform is sort of like watching the most extreme performance art you can imagine. The characters are so bizarre, confrontational, off-kilter and yet still somehow sympathetic that you won't be able to look away.
92% Rotten Tomatoes
7/10 on IMDb
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy
This Australian psychological horror movie will have you squirming as you watch a woman and her son tormented by an evil entity. The kid has some serious behavior problems, but he'll still have you seeing monsters around every corner. Is it just your imagination, or are they really there? The Babadook might just drive you nuts.
98% Rotten Tomatoes
6.8 on IMDb
Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney