the way he looks hidden gems on netflixAs someone with a serious binge-watching addiction and access to a Netflix account, I have watched my fair share of movies and television shows; many of which I would not have seen otherwise. It's always a nice surprise when you click on a movie you've never heard of, and it turns out being amazing. If you haven't watched any of these, then do yourself a favor and jump onto Netflix right now. (Well, after you finish reading this). I have hopes that you will be happily surprised like I was!

1. "The Way He Looks" (2014)
Let me start by saying THIS IS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE. This might be in my top 10 favorite movies ever. It tells the story of a young boy in school who is blind, and another boy who is new in town and just started at the school. The two of them become friends, and together deal with jealousies and bullies. It's a beautiful story about friendships, independence, and first loves.

2. "Sleepwalk With Me" (2012)
If you have ever watched any of Mike Birbiglia's standup, this movie may seem a bit familiar. He wrote and directed it, and plays a character very much based on himself. His character feels pressured into marrying his long-time girlfriend, which surprisingly helps his almost nonexistent career as a standup comedian. Oh, and he also sleepwalks a lot. Hence, the name of the movie.

3. "The Giant Mechanical Man" (2012)
I initially watched this movie because it was starring Jenna Fischer (a.k.a. Pam, from "The Office"). She plays a woman who is very much lost in her life. She doesn't have a steady job, she doesn't have a significant other, and she is unsure of who she is. She ends up meeting a street performer who is in a similar place in his life. It is a sweet, quirky love story (my favorite kind) about finding the one person who "makes you feel like you belong". (Awwwww).

4. "The Boxtrolls" (2014)
If you're like me, you may have seen commercials for this movie and thought it looked weird as heck. It's about a little boy who was raised by trolls that wear boxes and live underground. I went into this movie with a lot of skepticism, but was so happily surprised with it. It is such a warm, loving story about identity, family, and good triumphing over evil. If this movie were a feeling, it would be the feeling of warming your feet by a fire after a cold day, surrounded by people you love. That's cheesy, I know, but it's also completely accurate.

5. "They Came Together" (2014)
I actually don't know if this counts as a "hidden gem," because I have no idea if people know of it or not. However, if you have not seen it, you should change that immediately. It's a parody of romantic comedies, and it stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. I know, it sounds too good to be true. If you need to be cheered up or just have a laugh, you're welcome, because this is the movie for you.

Abigail Drueke is a telecommunications major at the University of Florida and a contributor to Moviefone's Campus Beat. Are you a current college student with a love for all things movies and TV? Contribute to Campus Beat!