the cloverfield paradox for fans of Alien, Gravity, Life
With just a single trailer released during the Superbowl, The Cloverfield Paradox suddenly dropped on Netflix. It’s easy to see why—it’s shoddy and nonsensical—but we can’t help but love its trashy, alien-fighting fun.
ghost in the shell for fans of BladeRunner2049
This live-action remake explores some weighty themes, such as identity and if a soul can exist within an artificial body, but mostly it’s just worth watching for the gorgeous dystopian cityscape, full of giant 3D billboards and popping candy colors.
the big sick for fans of Bend It Like Beck ham
Two cultures clash in this romantic comedy based on the real-life courtship between Pakistani comedian Kumail Nanjiani and American writer Emily V Gordon. Rom-coms can be too sweet, but The Big Sick is wry, hilarious, and tender in all the right places.
king arthur: legend of the sword for fans of Game Of Thrones, Vikings
Guy Ritchie swaps the mean streets of London for a dirty vision of Dark Ages Britain. The first instalment in a cancelled fantasy series, Ritchie’s Arthur is a moody upstart out to overthrow King Vortigern.
coloss al for fans of Pacific Rim, Garden State
This weird little gem sees Anne Hathaway play a washed-up alcoholic who returns to her hometown for a fresh start, only to discover she shares a mind with a giant monster wrecking the streets of Seoul. A monster movie dressed as an indie movie.
lion for fans of Life Of Pi
One of last year’s best movies is a moving portrayal of finding family. Based on the true story by Saroo Brierley, it follows a young Indian man (a superb turn from Dev Patel) who sets out to find his real parents 25 years after he was adopted as a child.