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30 bizarre Netflix descriptions to live by

21. Friends

The Netflix description: "Love, laughter and the best friends you could ask for. Just like real life. But with really nice apartments."

The life lesson: Live in a big, luxurious apartment in Manhattan on meagre wages? Even Netflix knows that's a joke.

20. Sex Ed (2014)

The Netflix description: "How does it work? Simple. You just put the ... in the ... and then THAT goes ... Sorry, kids. Your teacher is a virgin."

The life lesson: If your sex education teacher is hesitant about the mechanics of intercourse... then you'd probably learn more from a copy of Razzle. Or you could embarrass the hell out of your teacher.

19. Snowpiercer (2013)

The Netflix description: "Global warming wasn't so bad. It's freezing, food is weird, and people are rebelling. This is going to be a trainwreck."

The life lesson: Climate change deniers need to watch this movie!

18. Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

The Netflix description: "Most monsters come from behind. But this tall, dark, hook-handed man looks you right in the face."

The life lesson: As most deaths in this movie are in fact executed from behind the lesson here is a simple one: don't judge a movie by its Netflix summary.

17. Ravenous (1999)

The Netflix description: "A stranger with a craving for human flesh crashes a military outpost. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

The life lesson: One that's ingrained in most of us from a very young age: don't let strangers in. Especially those who appear to be assessing the plumpness of your rump.

16. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

The Netflix description: "He's the nicest guy you'll ever meet. Except when he becomes a relentless slaughtering machine."

The life lesson: Be wary of friendly chaps in stetsons.

15. Flowers In The Attic (1987)

The Netflix description: "Dad's dead. Mom's penniless, and granny's a whack job. Your new home isn't a mansion, kids. It's hell."

The life lesson: When life hands you lemons, expect more lemons.

14. Noah (2014)

The Netflix description: "Life needs an ark. Earth needs a purge. Astonishing things happen when mud and blood truly converge."

The life lesson: The end result might be "astonishing", but ark-building isn't for the squeamish. Also, rhyming Netflix? You're better than that.

13. Labor Day (2013)

The Netflix description: "A lonely rural mom gets tied up by her new lover. Moody fugitives with access to rope tend to do that."

The life lesson: Grizzled ex-cons on the run aren't usually trustworthy bedfellows.

12. If I Had Wings (2013)

The Netflix description: "One is blind. One is a juvenile delinquent. They make a pretty good cross-country running team."

The life lesson: Victory can emerge from the most unexpected of places... even if it's a bit of a headscratcher how those two particular attributes constitute a "good cross-country running team."

Gem is GR+'s west coast entertainment news reporter. She’s a bit obsessed with all things Aliens and Terminator.