Netflix has several jewels in its catalog, there are some that are very hidden and are rarely suggested by the platform, but these movies can be found very easily through the search engine.
One of those hidden gems on Netflix has Oscar winner Natalie Portman (The Black Swan, Thor), French actor Jean Reno and British actor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black in Harry Potter). This is the film The Professional, also known as León.
What is The Professional about, the Netflix movie
In the Netflix movie, Jean Reno plays León, a professional hitman and very lonely, who is only interested in plants. He lives in the same building as Mathilda (Natalie Portman), who lives with her family.
Mathilda’s father is in charge of storing cocaine for the DEA, but one day they discover that he has been stealing from them and they decide to raid the house, destroying everything in their path. The head of the operation, Stansfield (Gary Oldman) gets mad and kills all of Mathilda’s family, including her 4-year-old brother, and she saves herself from her for having been doing the shopping.
When he returns, he realizes what has happened and asks León to enter his house and stays with him. As time goes by, they both get to know and appreciate each other and they teach each other things, although she only intends to take revenge for the death of her family, mainly her brother’s.
The film, which can be seen on Netflix, has a score of 8.5 on IMDb, being one of the highest rated on that site. Meanwhile, on Rottem Tomatoes, the audience gave it a 95% approval, against the 74% that critics gave it.
Cast of The Professional, the Netflix movie
Jean Reno: Leon
Gary OldmanNorman Stansfield
Natalie Portman: Mathilda Lando
Danny Aiello: Tony
Peter Appel: Malky