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    14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

    If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.

    1. River


    The protagonist of this series is a detective pushing 60, who is cynical and antisocial, investigates murders, and has deep conversations with a variety of people: some good, some not; some alive, some not. Watch it here.

    2. Advantageous


    Separating consciousness from the body, just like in the "San Junipero" episode of Black Mirror, is what you can expect in this film set in a dystopian future in which people can start their lives all over again. You can watch it here.

    3. Marcella


    Pursuing a killer, with her head full of running commentary, while her life collapses around her... It's the difficult path that detective Marcella has to negotiate in this very dark British series. Watch it here.

    4. Berlin Syndrome


    A backpacker from Australia falls in love with Berlin, and even meets a nice boy who really likes her. REALLY likes her. Just don't watch it if you're staying in an Airbnb place by yourself. Watch it here.

    5. Glitch


    Corpses that come back to life are usually just zombies, right? Not in this series, in which people who've already died reappear in perfect condition (a premise similar to The Returned). Watch it here.

    6. 3%


    This Brazilian series debuted on Netflix in 2016, but the web series it originated from is on YouTube. It takes place in a dystopian future in which the majority of the population lives under horrible conditions and only 3% of them are entitled to live Offshore, a privileged place where they have all of life's comforts. But the selection process for becoming part of the 3% is a particularly cruel kind of Big Brother competition. Watch it here.

    7. Making a Murderer


    This documentary series is about a real-life nightmare. The story of Steven Avery, arrested and imprisoned—for TWENTY YEARS—for a crime he didn't commit, and after being released, arrested again. Despite the depressing story, the facts are so captivating that you won't be able to tear yourself away from it. Watch it here.

    8. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House


    This is one of those movies that can scare you senseless without actually showing you anything "scary." Lily, a young nurse, and Iris, an elderly writer, live in a large, quiet house that seems to have a disturbing connection to the horror stories from Iris' imagination. Watch it here.

    9. 1922


    A man works with his son to protect his farm from being sold off by his cosmopolitan wife, who wants nothing more than to leave the countryside for the big city. But after they think all their problems are solved, the two men's past comes back to haunt them. Literally. Watch it here.

    10. Odd Thomas


    This one is actually a funny little gem. It's got all the supernatural insanity you could ever need. It's about the life of an unusual diner cook who can speak to the dead, and does so to stay one step ahead of evil forces. Watch it here.

    11. We Need To Talk About Kevin


    This film is about all the truly awful miseries roiling around inside the head of a mother whose teenage son always sent scary signals that he would grow up to be a very, very bad human being. Watch it here.

    12. The Invitation


    Will and his girlfriend are invited to a dinner party with some eccentric old friends (including his ex-wife). At some point, the evening takes a turn for the strange, and Will can't figure out if it's all in his head or not. Watch it here.

    13. Mindhunter


    At the dawn of the criminal profiling movement, two FBI agents and a psychologist conduct interviews with imprisoned serial killers in an attempt to understand their twisted minds — with hopes of preventing future murders. Watch it here.

    14. Memento


    The protagonist's head is beautifully messed up, since he has a form of amnesia that prevents him from forming any new memories, which certainly makes it difficult for him to solve his wife's murder. And on top of all that there's somebody who wants his head. Watch it here.

    This post was translated from Portuguese.

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