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7 Fantastic Movies on Netflix That You Missed in Theaters

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Don’t know what to watch on Netflix? Well, considering the amount of content available on the platform, it’s easy to get confused about what to watch at times. When you open Netflix, it recommends a lot of movies and shows from different genres, including the famous ones, so it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed.

Whether you are searching for something scary, or an action-filled movie, we have got you covered. If you want drama, fantasy, or comedy, your options are nearly endless. We have rounded up some of the top movies on Netflix Canada that you might have missed out on.

So, grab some popcorn, pick your favorite movie from the list below and enjoy streaming!

1. Nightbooks (2021)

Fantasy, Horror, Family

The Nightbooks is a fantasy kids movie about a boy called Alex. Alex has an imaginative mind and loves to write stories. However, after being labeled as a weird kid and rejected by people, Alex vows to never write again.

That night, a witch captures Alex and imprisons him in her apartment in New York City. The witch demands Alex tell her a new tale every day if he wants to stay alive.

On the way, Alex must embrace his uniqueness and break free from the social norms and society’s definition of ‘normal’.

Cast: Winslow Fegley, Krysten Ritter, Lidya Jewett, Jess Brown

2. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021)

Action, Adventure, Animation

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Cast: Theo James, Mary McDonnell, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish, Tom Canton

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is an animated movie that tells the story of The Witcher before Geralt of Rivia and the events of The Witcher Season 1.

The story focuses on Geralt’s Rivia’s mentor Vesemir, a young witcher who made his living by killing monsters for money. Suddenly, there’s a strange beast terrorizing the kingdom and killing commoners in the city. On his journey to kill the beast, Vesemir must confront his demons of the past first.

With the second season of The Witcher series just a couple of months away, you should not miss this animated movie to understand the story of Vesemir, as you will be seeing the character of Vesemir played by Kim Bodnia in season 2.

3. Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2018)

Fantasy, Drama, Horror

Cast: Kandido Uranga, Uma Bracaglia, Eneko Sagardoy

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil is a movie based on the story of The Smith and the Devil. In the 19th century, a government investigator Alfredo Ortiz travels to a small village in Spain to look for lost treasure. He ends up in a forge in nearby woods where a blacksmith Paxti lives alone.

Ortiz hires men to raid the forge, when a young girl, Usne, sneaks into the forge to recover her doll and discovers something terrifying instead. The movie is a perfect combination of fantasy, adventure, and bone-chilling horror.

4. The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity (2020)

Action, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Fiction

Cast: Mark Chao, Allen Deng, Ziwen Wang, Jessie Li, Duo Wang, Victoria Grace

Based on an Onmyōjinovel by Baku Yumemakura, a Japanese writer, The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity is one of the most popular international series on Netflix Canada. It shows a fascinating world of magic, and creatures like demand and dragons co-exist with humans.

A mammoth serpent god threatens to bring destruction and calamity to the world every century resurfaces. Four Yin-Yang masters are summoned to capture the beast and save humanity. The Chinese series is absolutely breathtaking with great visualization.

5. Love and Monsters 

Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure

Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Dan Ewing, Ellen Hollman, Tre Hale.

Love and Monsters is a great dystopian movie led by the charming Dylan O’Brien. The movie has some of the best CGI with creepy, giant monsters. It tells the story of Joel, a young man taking shelter underground as the world is overrun by giant creatures that have taken complete control over the land.

After contacting his high school girlfriend, Aimee, on the radio, Joel decides to go to her. However, Aimee is hiding away at a colony that is miles away from where he’s hiding. Joel decides to leave the underground shelter to seek out Aimee, despite all the monsters and creatures that stand in his way.

6. The Old Guard (2020)

Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Cast: Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The Old Guard is an American superhero movie based on a graphic novel of the same name. It tells the story of a team of immortal superheroes, hundreds of years old, on a revenge mission as they must fight to keep their identity hidden when they are exposed to the world.

The covert group led by Andy (played by Charlize Theron) must find the leak and stop the information from getting out before it’s too late. During the journey, they find more of their kind. The incredible fight scenes and a star-studded cast make it a great action flick that you should not be missing out on.

7. Army of Thieves (2021)

Action, Crime, Comedy

Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Barbara Meier

Army of Thieves is an action-comedy movie based on a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Zach Snyder. It is the second installment of the Army of the Dead franchise, set before the events of the Army of the Dead. Ludwig Dieter, a bank teller leads a group of thieves on a heist mission during the early days of the zombie apocalypse.

Army of Thieves was the most-watched movie on Netflix after its release and was also ranked first in over 90 countries.

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