Netlfix has taken over the digital media scene in India and world over. But have you ever thought of watching some excellent shows and films that are not streaming on the Internet giant?
Here’s a list of such shows and documentaries that you won’t find on Netflix, but are worth watching anyway.
1. Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers is a documentary film directed by Tim Wardle. It is a mysterious tale of reunion of three identical triplets who were separated at birth to three different families. This award-winning documentary further explores the question of parenting and medical ethics.
2. The Deuce
It is a unique series that delves deep into the streets of 1977 New York in order to tell a story about the porn industry, mobsters, pimps, and the women who worked in those dangerous streets. Parts of this series are inspired by real people and events.
3. Killing Eve
Inspired by Luke Jennings’s thriller novel series, Codename Villanelle, Killing Eve is unlike any other spy drama you might have seen. Sandra Oh has given one of the most electrifying performances in this series. It won her immediate acclaim followed by an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe win. BBC America renewed it for a second season, which is set to premiere on April 7, 2019.
4. Big Little Lies
Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, this show tells the story of three emotionally troubled women in Monterey, California, who get caught up in a murder investigation. The show swept both the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards last year. After a huge demand, the show is returning for a second season in June 2019.
5. The Wire
It’s been ten years since the last episode of this show premiered, but it still remains one of the greatest show ever made. The show’s writers, David Simon and Ed Burns, had worked in Baltimore’s police department and this made it look more genuine and real.
6. Minding The Gap
This documentary film tells the story of three young men who are bonded together by their love of skateboarding. As they grow up and face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.
7. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
This documentary film is based on the life of late Fred Rogers, the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. It was a show for children about how to build a neighborhood and live together in society. The documentary will touch your heart and move you to tears.
Ambitious and refreshing, the show portrays two cousins navigating the Atlanta rap scene in an effort to improve their lives and the lives of their families. It received Golden Globe and Emmy awards in the comedy category. Now the series has been renewed for the third season.
9. Sharp Objects
This psychological thriller miniseries is based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. The show is is a dark and troubling study of Camille, a woman haunted by a past she wears all over her body in the form of self-inflicted scars.
10. Rubaru Roshni
After Satyamev Jayate, Amir Khan along with his wife produced this documentary film. The film’s story is about a group of college going students who decide to avenge their friend’s death. It premiered on the Republic Day and is available to watch on Hotstar.
Set in the 1980s, it is a dance musical show that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York. The show features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever and is co-created by Ryan Murphy.
Westworld is one of those rare shows that just delivers on every level not to mention Thandie Newton’s astonishing performance. HBO’s science fiction drama already has two seasons and has now been renewed for the third one.
13. True Detective
It is not your usual cop show. The police investigations in the series unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. If you like dark, brooding cinema peppered with some black humour and a slight psychedelic touch, you’re going to love this.
14. Deadly Class
Based on the comic book series of the same name created by Remender, this show is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins.
15. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
This is the funniest and most refreshing sitcoms you’ll watch on TV. The popularity of this show can be gauged from the fact that it had already had 13 seasons and its makers want to continue with more.
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