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    Updated on Jul 16, 2018. Posted on Jul 13, 2018

    The 16 Best Netflix Original Movies Released So Far In 2018

    We're only halfway through the year, and we already have plenty of gems to watch.

    1. 6 Balloons

    Netflix

    The plot of this movie unfolds over the course of a single night: a woman (Broad City's Abbi Jacobson) living in L.A. tries to help her heroin-addicted brother (Dave Franco) get to a rehab center while taking care of his 2-year-old daughter at the same time.

    Watch if: You like to be on the edge of your seat and do a little reflecting after the movie.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

    2. Set It Up

    Netflix

    Written and directed by two women — Katie Silberman and Claire Scanlon — this film is a romantic comedy about two assistants who team up and concoct a plan to "Parent Trap" their bosses so that they can have more free time.

    Watch if: You love rom coms!

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

    3. Alex Strangelove

    Walter Thomson

    Alex is a teenager who's getting ready to lose his virginity with his girlfriend Claire, but his life starts to get complicated when he meets Elliot, a gay kid who inspires him to explore his sexuality.

    Watch if: you'd like to watch a comedy that takes the youths seriously.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

    4. Benji

    Netflix

    This one's a reboot of the 1974 classic. It tells the story of a stray dog who finds friendship from two adoring kids — who then get kidnapped!

    Watch if: you LOVE dogs!

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

    5. Ibiza

    Aleksandar Letic

    What happens when you're sent to Barcelona for work and you bring your two best friends along? Just about everything.

    Recommended if: you're into feminist rom-coms!

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

    6. Caliber

    Netflix

    Two good friends go hunting in the Swedish woods, but the wonderful weekend they had planned ends up turning into a very disturbing nightmare.

    Watch if: you like intense, dark thrillers.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

    7. Seeing Allred

    Netflix

    This is a biopic about the life of Gloria Allred, a high profile feminist lawyer who represented dozens of women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assaults, as well as a winner of the Miss Universe pageant who spoke up against Donald Trump.

    Watch if: you've been following the #MeToo Movement.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%

    8. Happy Anniversary

    Netflix

    On their third anniversary, this couple has to decide whether they want to stay together or not.

    Watch if if: you want something with a touch of drama and a touch of comedy.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

    9. First Match

    Netflix

    A Brooklyn teenager who's spent years living in different foster homes decides to join the male wrestling team with the hope of reconnecting with her real father.

    Watch if if: you're looking for a serious film with a brilliant young lead.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

    10. Forgive Us Our Debts

    Netflix

    This film follows the story of a man who, after losing his job, is riddled with debt and, ironically, ends up taking a job as a debt collector.

    Watch if: you want to watch an Italian drama.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: unavailable.

    11. Cargo

    Netflix

    This post-apocalyptic Australian thriller takes place in a world where a virus has turned part of the population into zombies. An infected father must find refuge for his one-year-old baby, but time is short.

    Watch if: you want to watch a good zombie movie.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 84%

    12. Come Sunday

    Netflix

    Based on actual events, this film follows the story of Carlton Pearson, a famous minister, right at the moment when he's experiencing a crisis of faith that jeopardizes the future of his church.

    Watch if: you're interested in religious dramas and/or true stories.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%

    13. Candy Jar

    Curtis Baker

    Two high school students are rivals at practically everything but, as they get to know each other more, they find out that they have more in common than they had imagined.

    Watch if: You love teen drama.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

    14. Love per Square Foot

    Netflix

    Two bank employees decide to get married not out of love, but because their salaries aren't enough for them to buy a house in Mumbai on their own.

    Watch if: you love Bollywood or you want to watch millennials having adventures.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: unavailable.

    15. Take Your Pills

    Netflix

    A documentary produced by Christina Schwarzenegger, daughter of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, that shows how prescription pills such as Adderall and Ritalin are actually everywhere: classrooms, Wall Street offices, Silicon Valley and any competitive environment.

    Watch if: you like documentaries.

    Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%

    16. I Am Not An Easy Man

    Netflix

    In this rom-com, a chauvinist man wakes up in a world where gender roles have reversed.

    Watch if: you like comedy and French cinema

    Rotten Tomatoes score: unavailable.

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    This post was translated from Spanish.