It’s a very long list, but here are the ones I watched in the last month.
There’s always a choice… We know it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite but here’s a start to make your decision easier.
A list of 50 amazing films came in really handy way back in 2016 when the movie “Trance” was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film.
But don’t forget, this list is based on the number of times Netflix users have watched the movie. If you just can’t wait, you can always jump straight to the individual movies by clicking on the titles.
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The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
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50. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Andy is a 40-year old virgin who works at his local electronics store. After losing his virginity at his brother-in-law’s wedding (to his sister), Andy is determined to lose it to his long-term girlfriend, whom he dated while in college.
In the end, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd try to help him find the right woman by giving him contradictory advice and putting him on a series of awkward dates.
Haha, It is comical gold and worth a watch!
49. About A Boy
The movie is a romantic comedy-drama featuring Hugh Grant, Nick Hoult, Toni Collette, and Rachel Weisz. The movie is released in 2002 by Universal Pictures.
They become friends, and they start to understand that they have a lot in common. They both are in college and they both like to skate and listen to music together.
Winehouse, from London, began her career at the age of thirteen with her first single Back to Black, which made her one of the most famous musicians of her time. She had a reputation for wild partying and even alcohol addiction which led to the breakdown of her first marriage.
It documents the struggles and triumphs of the first woman in space and her struggles with substance abuse.
The film was watched by over 100 million people, even more people than all the other films in the world combined.
The 2004 film Hellboy, loosely based on the Hellboy comic books of the Dark Horse Comics series by Mike Mignola, follows the journey of a semi-demonic creature, Hellboy, on his quest to use his powers to protect the world from paranormal threats and evil psychopaths.
Trevor Bruttenholm and Liz Sherman were amongst the cast of this TV movie, and the film went on to gross a cumulative worldwide figure of $99.4 million dollars.
46. Incredibles 2
By the way, the family is a superfamily that consists of the mother, Helen Parr; her husband, Bob Parr; and their kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. They’re a family of superheroes.
The cast of the movie includes Samuel L. Jackson (Lucious Best, Frozone), Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incrediblle), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl) & many more. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
45. Pretty In Pink
An American movie from the 80’s, Pretty In Pink, about a young girl, who, when she has to choose between two guys, ends up choosing the one who was rich in the past, instead of the one who was not rich in the past.
The film was directed by Howard Deutch and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner. It received good reviews from critics and it’s soundtrack earned it a spot as one of the best soundtracks in the 90’s.
44. The Silence of the Lambs
The FBI hires Hannibal Lecter to help them figure out the Buffalo Bill killings. They also start to use the FBI as a tool against Lecter.
It was released in 1991 and stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine. It was the biggest movie ever made but it did not have any legs. So it made $272 million dollars which is $272 million dollars.
This is a “must watch” if you ask us.
43. Pulp Fiction
If you’re fans of director Quentin Tarantino then don’t miss this one.
The film tells numerous stories of crime with elements of violence scattered throughout the film. It is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and actress Uma Thurman.
A film that tells the story about life in a certain part of Japan (as well as the world), it’s interesting and at the same time, a bit sad.
The movie tells the story of the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who sent the first letter to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1962.
A serial killer who operated in the Bay area in the 1960s-70’s where his only victims were prostitutes, but he was never caught until after his death in 1972. He is considered the first documented serial killer to use a van as his “getaway car” in many of his murders.
The book was adapted into a film by the same name when it came out in 1974. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and received a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDb with an average of 6.8/10.
An epic man vs beast tale where a killer shark decides to go out a rampage along a beach and a marine biologist is forced to take matters into his own hands. The film has spawned an entire generation of marine biologists who seek to protect the oceans.
40. District 9
District 9, a science fiction action film that was written by Terri Tatchell and Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham has a cast of Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James.
A South African science-fiction film, District 9 was made up of many elements from Blomkamp’s short film, Alive in Johannesburg.
I’m not going to lie. It was a good movie back in the 90’s, but I felt they were going to make a better movie now.
39. Bonnie and Clyde
In the beginning of the movie, Clyde and Bonnie are in love. She wants to steal money to buy a car and he wants to rob banks. He ends up killing a policeman and she ends up killing a banker and several other people. When their spree continues to get worse and worse, they have to go on the run. Eventually they end up trapped and they have to make a choice to either die or be captured.
The film received the award for best-supporting-actress, and the cinematography award.
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The couple is a married couple, and they decide to go on vacation. Their relationship is one of friendship and passion, until they go away without any intentions of getting back together.
The love story takes place in a future where all the men died about 100 years ago, leaving the only women to live on Earth are women with the ability to project their consciousness into a man’s brain.
When it comes to writing, it’s not about the end goal, it’s about the journey. I think that most people are willing to endure a long journey if they feel that the purpose of it is meaningful. That’s how I write.
I want to give everyone an authentic voice. A voice that is true and that’s authentic to them, not a voice that people expect from them.
It was nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards and it was not nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama or Best Picture.
36. Hot Fuzz
Simon Pegg was born in Hertfordshire and Edgar Wright in Essex. They joined the British film industry in the mid-90’s and became the creative force behind the cult British comedy television series Spaced. They then went on to write the comedy/action film Hot Fuzz and the highly successful comedy Shaun of the Dead. Their latest film, The World’s End, stars Pegg and Nick Frost.
The film only made $80.5 million in the United States, but it managed to make almost $160 million worldwide.
A great film to watch on an afternoon, with the right music in the background.
35. Ex Machina
After being rejected by several studios and struggling for funding, “Gattaca” got off the ground with a budget of around $15 million dollars and grossed over $36 million dollars at the worldwide box office.
A young programmer is selected in a team which is given the task of developing a highly advanced humanoid robot that will help humans to work more efficiently.
The movie, which also stars Amy Adams and Mackenzie Davis,
is about a programmer named Caleb, who creates a humanoid robot named Ava.
She is programmed to be socially and emotionally advanced and
is designed to be a companion to humans.
34. Miami Vice
The movie version of Miami Vice begins in 1980, and follows two Miami-Dade Police detectives working undercover in order to infiltrate and arrest the drug trafficking organization known as the Cartel.
The film is an action blockbuster film that is based on the comic book character. The film features the legendary character and actor Bruce Willis.
33. She’s Gotta Have It
She’s Gotta Have It revolves around two young lovers who live on the streets of Los Angeles. They are in need of money to pay their bills and rent their flat.
Their only hope is to get the help of their mother who is a high-class prostitute.
Although the film was originally released in 1991, it has an interesting ‘newspaper clippings’ vibe which is enhanced by the lack of any obvious ‘in your face’ pop culture references which are now commonplace.
32. No Country for Old Men
Moss (Vince Vaughn) walks out of a trailer on the Texas-Oklahoma border while being tailed by DEA agents. Moss stops at a truck stop hoping to catch some rest and take a shower after his long walk, only to have the trailer across the road from his motel explode. Moss hides his clothes, car and suitcase in a nearby vehicle and drives off. He hides, but he cannot escape the drug deal that went wrong, and the men who killed for the money.
The 2007 American western crime thriller has won over 76 awards from 109 nominations, including the 2008 New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor award for Javier Bardem and the 2009 London Film Critics’ Circle Rising Star Award, shared with Johnny Depp.
31. The Invitation
The film was directed by Karyn Kusama and stars Logan Marshall-Green as Will, Tammy Blanchard as Eden, Emayatzy Corinealdi as Kira, and is an American horror thriller telling a tale of a once loving couple tragically losing their son and separating as a result.
A couple of years later, they’ve gone their separate ways but somehow they’re back in the same room, for a night of revenge that can only end poorly for one of them!
The film is currently rated 87% favorable on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 54 reviews.
The film’s premiere was held on March 21st, 2015.
30. Street Fight
At the time of filming, Cory Booker was a 32 year old freshman Congressman from Newark; with an ambitious and aggressive campaign team, Cory campaigned for the position of Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. It was later in his life that Sharpe James died from AIDS related illnesses. Booker was ultimately successful at becoming the Mayor of Newark. He was a man on a mission.
The film tells the story of the two different ways people in New York City have evolved to deal with the problem of people who, unlike them, have no other choice, but to live on the streets.
Milk, a film that chronicles the life and achievements of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn), follows the first openly gay person elected to public office in California.
He is a Canadian LGBT activist and politician who has been in the public eye since the early 1990s. A successful activist in his country and around the world, he was awarded the Human Rights Watch’s 2011 Courage in Journalism Award. In 2008, he was named the most influential gay rights advocate in Western Europe by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. In 2018, he was appointed to the Order of Canada.
This movie shows the great and the good of the United States of America trying to outlaw the practice of slavery in the US. However, it is not easy to convince the other states to agree with this new form of legislation.
Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor Oscar for his performance as President of America in The Last Temptation of Christ.
27. The Aviator
While most of us are familiar with Hughes through the Hughes Tool Company and Hughes Aircraft Company, we also learn about his personal life through his relationships with his first wife, actress Gloria Grahame, his girlfriend Ginger Rogers, Ava Gardner, Suzy Parker, and his final romance, actress Jane Russell.
The film has grossed just over $1 billion dollars with many different versions released over the years.
26. Annie Hall
As a comedian, Annie Hall is able to capture her innermost thoughts and feelings with an accuracy that is unparalleled, and with ease that is unfeasible even by the best of artists. A film that will leave you in stitches as much as it will make you think.
He goes through the process of finding the best way to reach his goals and how to do everything he can to reach them. It’s almost impossible to watch the entire video and not find something valuable.
The most important thing is to have a clear and confident mind.
This film shows the story of five orphans that lives in a remote town in Turkey. At the beginning of the film the girls come across an accident that changes their lives forever and sets them on a path to become one of the most famous actresses in the world.
It won the prestigious Golden Globe award for Best Picture, Best Actor for Ben Affleck, and Best Director for Ang Lee.
24. Private Life
Two middle-aged American writers, Richard and Rachel, live in a long-term committed relationship that has been marred by a series of failures in conceiving a child. Richard has tried for several years to get Rachel pregnant, without success. In the end, Richard and Rachel decide to pursue assisted reproduction, which involves Richard undergoing fertility treatment, and Rachel undergoing a surrogate mother procedure.
What you will be getting it is a comedy centered on a group of people that were brought together by a shared experience.
23. The Truman Show
The Truman Show is an American film released in 1998. It was directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a salesperson who discovers the reality of his life is a television programme. The film explores the nature of reality, the concept of free will, and the possibility of happiness.
95% of reviewers hated the movie, while 94% of reviewers loved the movie.
22. West Side Story
The musical is based on the eponymous 1957 Broadway stage musical and tells the story of two loveable New York City gang members who fall in love under difficult circumstances. Their relationship is tested and their friends disapprove, so their final dance and fight, which is based on a Shakespearean tragedy, is very climactic and heartbreaking.
It is the second time Richard Beymer is playing Jack Torrance. The first time was in The Shining in 1980.
21. The Hurt Locker
A squad of trained bomb disposal soldiers are sent in on a mission in Iraq during the Iraq war. Each one is psychologically tested during their deployment and finds the experience physically and mentally challenging. Some even find it addictive!
Mark Boal wrote this screenplay and directed the film by Kathryn Bigelow that won 6 Academy Awards, including best picture and best original screen play.
20. Kill Bill
After escaping from a prison in the Himalayas, a man awakes at a hospital. He finds out that he has been badly beaten and that the only person who can tell what happened is locked up in an isolated ward at the hospital. In the end, the man must find a way to escape the hospital and find out what happened to him. The story is told in a visual novel format.
The first film was released in 2003, and it went on to be the highest-grossing film by Tarantino, with over $180 million dollars. It was also placed on Empire Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest films of all time.
The second film in the series Kill Bill Volume 2 was released in 2004.
19. The Fighter
In 2011, director David O. Russell’s second attempt at a boxing movie The Silver Linings Playbook starred Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence as a mentally ill couple on the verge of divorce who team up to raise their adopted daughter.
The film won 7 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, and best original screenplay.
In a world where all children turn into adults after they reach a certain age, one little girl named Coraline, goes to a house that she does not know is in another world. She goes there because she finds a secret way in, but then she meets the strange inhabitants and her mind begins to play tricks on her.
The film starts off with a young girl named Sally who is on a train when she has a hallucination. She then wakes up in a different dimension where she meets Sally again and meets her father. There’s also a robot horse named Benny who makes his way around the city.
17. As Good As It Gets
Melvin is a writer who is obsessed with his dog, which was dumped into his house by a neighbour. He also has a bad habit of having to clean out his toilet before he poos so he can flush it a good deal. When his neighbour gets into an accident he is left in charge of the dog until it can find an owner. When he learns the neighbour is gay he has to deal with some homophobia in his relationship with the waitress.
The film earned close to $314 million dollars worldwide and received Academy Awards for Best Actor & Actress in a Leading Role.
This film takes an in-depth look at the race and justice in the United States Prison System. Its goal is to shine a light on some of the injustice and injustices that takes place in some of the most dangerous places in the country.
When it was released in 2016, 13th won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Heathers is a dark comedy, about the friendship between Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her best friend, Heather (Christian Slater). They, along with other three best friends, are the star of “The Breakfast Club”. Veronica has always been the goody two shoes, but this changes when she meets JD (Jason Biggs), and they become a couple, with JD trying to convince Veronica to go out with him, and she refusing because she doesn’t want to lose her friends.
The plot escalated when the two former friends from their high school days go after each other, and the feud turns into a bloodbath.
This story is about a young family who is living in a house that’s haunted. The parents have died and the children are left in the care of the father who, when we find out, has a history of committing terrible crimes. Things soon get very bad for the father and his daughter, so much so that the father has to leave the house and starts living with his girlfriend.
With the release of Poltergeist in 1982, the movie became a major commercial and critical success. The fact that it was an American remake of a successful Euro-horror film, along with the film being released on a Friday night, contributed to its success.
When they are at the recruiter, they hear about the Army’s experiment to find the most useless man in the army. They decide to get in.
Â After a few weeks, a problem started coming up; when the pair were in the US and Canada they were seen with friends around them, however, in Europe, people assumed that they were in a relationship as they always seemed to be together. In 1981, Stipes became the 5th most popular film at the US and Canadian box office and grossed over $85 million dollars in North America alone!
12. The Wild Bunch
This is the story of the Wild Bunch (the gang of cowboys who fought in the American Civil War and then continued to carry on after the war ended) who are forced to retire along with hundreds of others when the American frontier disappears with the settlement of the West. The gang then turns to the last job – a cattle rustling run from Mexico to Missouri.
The gang meets up with a group of outlaws and a fight ensues. This 1969 American Western is a great one to watch on a Sunday afternoon!
11. Little Women
Little Women, based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel of the same name, tells the story of four sisters who live with their father during the Civil War. Their family journeys through the hardships and struggles of the war, and the sisters learn to balance their lives between home and school.
The Little Witch is the sequel to 1994’s Little Women, a film that grossed over $70 million dollars. It is also an update, as the original film took place in the 1890s and the new one takes place in the present time period. Also, the original film wasn’t very well received at the box office, earning $39 million domestically and $43 million internationally. The new film earned over $50 million domestically and won an Oscar.
10. A Separation
The movie features a woman, Simin, who is a teacher, who wants to live abroad to give an opportunity to her daughter. Nader is her husband, who is a man, who has refused to leave his country and is still looking after his father who suffers with Alzheimer.
It follows a middle-class Iranian family in California as they get divorced, moving between Tehran, California and Tehran, Iran, as they try to reconcile their lives.
9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
You can see him (Khan) as a little boy watching his father fighting the Japanese as a young man who is fighting in the war.
He has the same face as his father, it’s the same eyes, the same chin. There’s even that scar on his neck.
The Last Jedi continues the adventure begun in The Force Awakens of Luke Skywalker’s attempt to teach Rey the ways of the Force. The movie follows Rey’s development as she learns to use the Force and also Luke’s attempts with the help of Leia and others to lead the Resistance away from the First Order.
The Last Jedi was the highest-grossing film of 2017 after making a total of $1.3 billion.
8. Under the Skin
It took three years for Jonathan Glazer to direct the movie. The film was first announced in 2008 by the director himself, and that same year, the first stills and a teaser trailer were released.
She traps them and then strips them of their clothes and devours them. However, she starts to look at herself as a human and things quickly start to change. The film got multiple award nominations and currently ranks 61st on the BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century list.
7. Quiz Show
American television actor and producer Rob Morrow starred in the movie as Richard Goodin. He also narrated the movie which explores a very important history. Goodin became very popular, and even won an Academy Award. He made a documentary about a company in the 1950s that fixed TV Quiz Quizzes which showed how important it was to know about the history for future generations.
6. Strangers on a Train
Hitchcock’s 1954 film adaptation of the novel, which stars Robert Walker and Farley Granger, was inspired by a real-life incident involving a couple of people who murdered a man and then disposed of him with his own locomotive.
The two meet on a train and the psychopath believes that he can use the other to do a favor or something. Eventually the other realizes that this is a real psychopath and starts trying to get away.
While these two strangers are at odds, the third person who sees this whole situation as a great game is at the center of the play and has to take on the role of the puppeteer by ensuring that all these characters play their roles at the right time.
A beautiful young woman (Ruth Roman) & a handsome young man (Farley Granger) & a group of thieves run into each other in the South of France. As they find a way to get to America & a new life together, they are stalked by a Nazi war veteran [Robert Walker] who was part of World War II.
5. Apollo 13
Apollo 13 was a great story which was based on the true story of an Apollo mission. It’s the story of the Apollo 13 astronauts as they attempt to land on the moon when an explosion occurs which causes two of them to have a problem.
The movie is about the crew of the Apollo 13, the third mission to land on the Moon. The film focuses on the mission’s problems with fuel supply and the crew’s subsequent effort to save the mission, a feat that would not be accomplished until after Apollo 13’s return to Earth. The Apollo 13 crew was the first US manned spaceflight to land on the Moon.
4. The Departed
The Departed was a crime-thriller directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It was released in 2006.
The movie has really good acting, the story line is good, but the idea of the Mobs is not original and it’s just like everything else Hollywood does. There will be one or two great movies, but the rest of the movies will not be good.
The Departed was a massive success. It won four academy awards. It ended up being nominated for eight awards in the 79th Academy Awards.
3. The Fifth Element
The film is about protecting a planet and humanity’s future. The film is about the survival of the planet, and the responsibility of protecting that planet falls on the shoulders of the main character, the major.
2. Gone Baby Gone
Affleck followed up his debut with the crime thriller Argo, which he also wrote and directed. It revolves around a U.S. team of Hollywood actors and engineers who help six CIA officers escape the country during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.
The two of them are in a situation where they have to make a decision that will change them forever, and they will always be remembered.
Gone Baby Gone is the second movie of the year that I’ve seen with a strong message. Gone Baby Gone, it’s about what’s really going on in Boston, but also it’s about what’s going on with the mother.
1. Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell wrote Silver Linings Playbook while he was making The Fighter in The Fighter. David Russell’s script was a very realistic look at mental illness. The director of the movie, David O. Russell, is known for making films about the subject and using these real life experiences to make his movies.
The movie revolves around a man named Pat, who after serving eight months in a Maryland Mental institution, due to beating up the lover of his wife Nikki, is on a quest to try to get his life back on track and reunite his relationship with his wife Nikki.
When Pat meets Tiffany, things aren’t as they seem, and it becomes apparent that she is more than she appears to be.
The movie “Shrek” was a huge success at the box office, grossing over $236 million dollars worldwide and received eight Academy Award nominations!
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