Elias Pelcastre

Get your TIFF fix on Netflix

Toronto’s annual film festival, TIFF, came to a close on Sunday, leaving audiences with startling reviews and star-studded streets of Toronto for the first few weeks of September.

This year’s festival brought a lot of A-list celebrities to Toronto’s forefront, from Anna Kendrick, Nicholas Hoult, and Rachel McAdams.

Many flocked to various Toronto movie theatres this month to watch their favourite famous faces grace the silver screen, but the show does not have to end just yet. Viewers can get their celebrity fix with the riveting Netflix line-up they’ve got for you, with many movies similar to the ones featured in this year’s movie festival.

Here are a few suggestions to satisfy your movie-going withdrawals:

IF YOU WOULD’VE WATCHED “Room”

A young boy who was born into the captivity of a one-room shed, owned by his mother’s kidnapper, is finally able to escape the confinement he has known for the five years of his life and experience the real world, leaving the boy and his mother in both awe and fear of the world as it was once for the mother, and as the boy had never known.

WATCH “Electrick Children”

A teenage girl escapes her prison-like Mormon community in America in the 1990’s after believing that she had become pregnant from listening to music. With an old friend in tow, she escapes the community to find out who the “father” could be, meeting some new friends along the way who show her the world that she’s been missing.

Julia Garner stars in Electrick Children

IF YOU WOULD´VE WATCHED “I Smile Back”

A New Jersey housewife’s life spirals out of control as she heads down a dangerous slope of drug addiction and self destruction.

WATCH “White Bird in a Blizzard”

A teenager’s mother suddenly disappears after a string of fights between her mother and father. As a result, her relationships with herself and others are severed for years, until she is finally faced with the truth as to what happened to her absent mother.

IF YOU WOULD’VE WATCHED “Kill Your Friends”

Set in 1990’s London, a record label representative gets a little too caught up in the music industry and goes to extreme lengths to get ahead.

WATCH “Almost Famous”

An awkward high-school boy is offered the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine, documenting the tour of a progressive rock band, Stillwater, as they teach him the true meaning of love, friendship, and rock and roll.

IF YOU WOULDVE WATCHED “Spotlight”

A film adaptation of the true story of the Boston Globe team of reporters who shed light on highly-concealed child abuse scandals and undisclosed issues under the local Catholic church in a disturbing realization that spanned over several months.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Nightcrawler

WATCH “Nightcrawler”

An erratic man desperately searching for works takes on world of crime journalism in LA by selling his grotesque but newsworthy footage to a TV station. As his success in the business prevails, he begins to get so wrapped up in the action that he goes to extreme lengths to become his own journalism star.

IF YOU WOULD’VE WATCHED “Mustang”

Five young sisters on the beaches of Turkey have been deemed ‘inappropriate’ and are forced to live in a home without any pop-culture knowledge or connection to the real world, going so far as to prohibit regular clothing and barring the house’s windows. The girls are subjected to living within a “wife factory”, marrying off the eldest sisters, while the younger siblings try to fight against their approaching doom.

WATCH “The Virgin Suicides”

Five sisters who have grown up mysteriously confined by their overbearing and religious parents find solace in the connection they have with their neighbour and his group of friends, who work hard to immerse themselves in the lives of the estranged sisters and find out their stories.

IF YOU WOULD’VE WATCHED “Kill Your Friends” 

Set in 1990’s London, a record label representative gets a little too caught up in the music industry and goes to extreme lengths to get ahead.

Nicholas Hoult stars in Kill Your Friends

WATCH “Almost Famous” 

An awkward high-school boy is offered the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine, documenting the tour of a progressive rock band, Stillwater, as they teach him the true meaning of love, friendship, and rock and roll.