Netflix movies and series: Understated

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246 movies and series in the understated category


The Ornithologist
While seeking an elusive bird, an ornithologist is swept away by rapids and has to contend with numerous -- and surreal -- perils in the woods.
5 October 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 113 minutes
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Loktak Lairembee
Following the accidental discovery of a gun, a depressed fisherman experiences a new confidence that soon threatens to balloon into arrogance.
5 October 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 70 minutes
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The Lion Woman
A girl born with a condition that causes abnormal hair growth across her body tries to cope with the challenges of being different.
5 October 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 117 minutes
Sticky Notes
A dancer on the brink of success must put her life on hold to return home and care for her cantankerous, eccentric father, who is battling cancer.
5 October 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 95 minutes
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Forever the Moment
Based on a true story, this inspiring drama depicts the Korean women's handball team and their rough-and-tumble journey to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
5 October 2017 | Movie | 2008 | 124 minutes
Much Loved
Four friends who make their living as prostitutes in Morocco deal with both the dangers and stigma that come with their profession.
28 September 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 104 minutes
The Bad Batch
Banished to a wasteland of undesirables, a young woman struggles to find her feet among a drug-soaked desert society and an enclave of cannibals.
28 September 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 119 minutes
Night School
Three high school dropouts face a host of challenges when they come back to earn their diplomas at a school with low graduation rates.
28 September 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 81 minutes
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Mummy Dearest
When a colleague's mother dies, a man who has been avoiding his own intrusive mother travels home for a visit that changes their relationship forever.
21 September 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 101 minutes
Half Nelson
3.45
An improbable friendship between drug-addicted educator Dan Dunne and streetwise kid Drey may lead them to deliverance -- or destruction.
21 September 2017 | Movie | 2006 | 102 minutes
Graduation
A morally conflicted father wrestles with what’s best for his college-bound daughter when she’s brutally attacked right before an important exam.
7 September 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 127 minutes
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Bright Star
3.50
This drama details the passionate three-year romance between Romantic poet John Keats -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse.
7 September 2017 | Movie | 2009 | 119 minutes
The Lost Brother
While settling the affairs of his murdered mother and brother, a man partners with a local thug in a life insurance scam, putting him on a dark path.
7 September 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 112 minutes
Menorca
A hedonistic soccer mom takes a voyage of self-discovery when she tries to reconnect with her son by returning his pet rock to a Mediterranean island.
7 September 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 81 minutes
AWOL
A young woman about to join the military meets a married woman with two kids and falls deeply in love, upending their entire lives.
24 August 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 82 minutes
Rama Rama Re...
An escaped death row convict ends up taking a road trip with an old man on a personal mission and a young couple trying to elope.
17 August 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 112 minutes
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Heroin(e)
This documentary follows three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary -- as they battle West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic.
17 August 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 39 minutes
Six Feet High
Following a devastating flood in the Himalayas, a man goes on a search -- both for his girlfriend and for a greater understanding of life.
17 August 2017 | Movie | 2014 | 112 minutes
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How Most Things Work
Hoping to find her long-lost mother, a gifted tollbooth worker becomes a traveling vendor of an encyclopedia said to answer life’s burning questions.
2 August 2017 | Movie | 2015 | 95 minutes
Dark Night
The narratives of six strangers come into focus before their lives are forever changed by a mass shooting at a movie theater.
2 August 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 85 minutes
The Candidate
At his country estate, a rich businessman who wants to be president is groomed by a campaign team to create an image palatable to middle-class voters.
20 July 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 83 minutes
Cowboy
Frustrated by his meager career, an Argentinian actor goes all out to land a plum role in an American Western that's being filmed in his country.
13 July 2017 | Movie | 2011 | 80 minutes
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Don't Call Me Son
A teen who's exploring his sexual identity finds his life upended when he learns the mother who raised him kidnapped him from his biological parents.
22 June 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 82 minutes
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Mother
A murder rocks a small South Korean town and suspicion quickly falls on a reclusive, mentally challenged -- and alibi-free -- young man.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2009 | 128 minutes
Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
When the king of Brittania dies, the dragon who shares his heart must find a new ruler, but the monarch's grandchildren go to war over the throne.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 97 minutes
The Son of Joseph
After learning the identity of the father who abandoned his family, an angry and resourceful teen plans a revenge that takes him to unexpected places.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 113 minutes
The Firefly
After her estranged brother's sudden death, young wife Lucia bonds with his fiancée through their shared grief and finds herself falling in love.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2013 | 84 minutes
My Family Doctor
Wisecracking Dr. Situ Li clashes with his more serious-minded colleague Dr. Su Xi when he takes over his father's medical clinic.
8 June 2017 | Show | 2014
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Staying Vertical
A filmmaker unexpectedly becomes a father after sleeping with a shepherdess. When she leaves, he takes the baby with him on a journey of inspiration.
2 June 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 101 minutes
The Queen
3.70
After Princess Diana's death, Queen Elizabeth II and Tony Blair face public demands that she be memorialized in a manner beyond standard protocol.
2 June 2017 | Movie | 2006 | 103 minutes
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