50 Best Movies to Watch On Netflix

Netflix has a huge collection of thousands of movies on its streaming platform. There are times when the service can be quite accurate with its suggestions, but, it is often still difficult to find something of your choice amid the list of collections.

So, we have made it easier for you by listing the 50 best movies on Netflix through Netflix’s catalog.

Best Movies to Watch On Netflix:

1. El Camino (2019)

El Camino shows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who is a former disciple of meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston), picking up where the show left him. He runs away from the compound where he was held as a prisoner. Now, He is on the run from the law with a gun.

2. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Clint Eastwood (who also directs) plays the role of Frankie Dunn, who is a veteran boxing trainer and has devoted all his life to the ring at the expense and exchange of everything else in his life. When Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym wanting a trainer, Frankie refuses as he thinks most of the women are not fit a boxer and Fitzgerald is also too old at 31. But, here she won’t take no for an answer. Soon, Frankie trains her into a great fighter. The two later on develop an emotional bond.

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jodie Foster’s character is known as Clarice Starling, who is a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Her shrewd analyses of serial killers land her an assignment that has her investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill. She believes that another serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, may have been part of the case, Clarice’s supervisor tells her that she questions Lecter as well. Lecter does know anything about Buffalo Bill, but his information comes at a price. Lecter soon identifies Clarice and exploits her memories to find his way to freedom.

4. Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park is one of the best movies ever made till day. This classic action-adventure movie about a rich man who couldn’t help resist playing God by bringing back the dinosaurs on a remote Costa Rican island is mind blowing and a lot of fun and horror for the whole family.

5. Burning (2018)

Lee Jong-Su who has been working odd jobs while he has been struggling to come up with an idea for a novel soon runs into a woman he grew up with, Shin Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-Seo). She is also like him as she is also working a dead-end job for her living, but she is quite happy to see Jong-su again, and later on the two starts a fling. She has a wealthy businessman friend named Ben (Steven Yeun). Jong-su feels weird about Ben, who has charmed Hae-mi.  Burning is an intense psychological thriller. It is a Netflix film that leaves viewers thinking long after it ends.

6. Schindler’s List (1993)

When World War II starts, businessman Oskar Schindler leaves for Krakow, Poland, who is fully prepared to earn a fortune during the war. He soon joins the Nazi party primarily for political gains. Schindler uses his political power to protect the workers in his factory. He soon realizes that he isn’t only keeping his business running smoothly. But, the fact that he is also saving a lot of innocent lives.

7. Mudbound (2017)

Mudbound shows what is racism and poverty, showing two families, one white, one black, who live on a farm in 1940s Mississippi. The farm’s owners are the McAllans, who moved there after Henry (Jason Clarke) bought the land. Along with his wife, Laura (Carey Mulligan); and a racist father, Pappy (Jonathan Banks), the McCallans work in the land with the help of black sharecroppers.

8. The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

The Meyerowitz Stories show a dysfunctional family who, when reunited for the first time in a while, try to find out their differences. The head of the family is Harold Meyerowitz (Dustin Hoffman), who was a great sculptor long back and now spending old age growling about everything. All his children live in their father’s shadow. Struggling to find their own career.

9. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Based on a novel with the same title. This movie is one of Netflix’s biggest hits. Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes completely out of control when the love letters she has written for every boy she has ever loved in her life are all mysteriously mailed out. Now, all the five boys know Lara either had or has a crush on them presently and to her surprise, they are interested.

10. I Lost My Body (2019)

This is entirely based on the novel Happy Hand, this animated film depicts the story of a severed hand reaching out to reconnect with its body. In Paris, the hand fends off pigeons and rats to reunite with its owner, Naoufel. Helped by memories of Naoufel and his love for Gabrielle provides a poetic backdrop for what caused the hand’s initial separation, while the film artfully paints towards a reunion.

11. Dumplin’ (2018)

Danielle Macdonald plays the role of Dumplin who signs up for her mother’s pageant as her mother was a former Texas beauty queen and is still active. Whereas Dumplin is a plus size teenager who doesn’t normally care about any beauty contest.

12. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a hopeless romantic rocker. He may not have a job currently, but he helps with the bass for his band, He falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Scott sets off to win her heart. However, Ramona’s ex-boyfriends are all crazy and cannot handle the thought of her being with some other man. Now, Scott will have to do battle with all of Ramona’s exes just to win her heart.

13. Marriage Story (2019)

It shows a couple describing all the reasons they love each other. This movie is about a story of divorce. It shows a couple finally coming to the realization that the futures they want together are simply very different and the process of sorting out where they go from there is quite complicated. The couple’s role is played by Charlie Barber (Adam Driver) and his actress wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson). Nicole wants to go back to Los Angeles where a new job awaits him, while Charlie would rather stay in New York.

14. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Da 5 Bloods shows the story of four African American Vietnam vets who return to Vietnam many years after the war to search for the remains of their fallen squad leader. On top of that, though, they are also looking for buried treasure they believe which was left behind after the war was over.

15. Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird is one of the truly great movies. Christine as Lady Bird played by McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) has a very complicated relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf). Lady Bird’s mother works tirelessly to keep her family going after her husband lost his job, But, Lady Bird wants to go away to college on the East Coast.

16. Back to the Future (1985)

Michael J. Fox played the role of his life as Marty McFly, a teenager whose best friend, Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd), suddenly turned a DeLorean into a time machine and became quite famous. After he witnesses Doc’s murder in around 1985, Marty finds himself trapped 30 years earlier in around 1955. To return back home, Marty has to ask for Doc’s younger self’s help, and also Marty has to convince his mother, Lorraine (Lea Thompson), to date his father, George (Crispin Glover), or else Marty would have vanished forever.

17. The Devil All the Time (2020)

This movie is written and directed by Antonio Campos (James White, Martha Marcy May Marlene). This movie is set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia after World War II, the story shows Arvin Russell (Tom Holland), who is a young man, very determined to safeguard his loved ones against the corruption and violence that happens in his town.

18. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Set in the 1930s, Raiders of the Lost Ark follows Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), who is a professor of archaeology who moonlights as an adventurer, tries exploring ancient ruins, and plundering their treasures by the name of science. Later on, he learns that Nazis are seeking the legendary Ark of the Covenant, Jones and his lover Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen) head towards Egypt to find the Ark first.

19. Zodiac (2007)

David Fincher’s film Zodiac which was released in 2007, focuses on the obsessions of three men trying to catch a killer. The protagonist is known as Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle, who tries to decode a message the killer sent to the paper’s editors. With the help of crime reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) and homicide detective David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), Graysmith helps to piece together the clues the killer leaves behind.

20. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is 2018’s hit animated movie which offers you all the Spider-Men, Women you could ask for. The film shows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) who is a fan of the Ultimate Marvel to the extent that the universe will recognize. It’s about a teen who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops superpowers.

21. The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman is a film that is very much like many of the other gangster movies, but in a minor key. It is based on historical events, the film shows Frank doing jobs for his crime boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). After a couple of years, Sheeran grows closer to the leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) by becoming his bodyguard which leaves him in a weird position. The Irishman is a crime drama.

22. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name, Murphy plays the character of Rudy Ray Moore, who is a musician who has completely transformed himself into the ’70s character Dolemite. It is one of the world’s dramatic and hilarious roles ever played by him.

23. Roma (2018)

It is about an ordinary woman. Roma shows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a maid working in the household of a rich doctor, Antonio (Fernando Grediaga), and his wife, Sofia (Marina de Tavira). Cleo looks after the house and the children and keeps the household running as Antonio and Sofia’s marriage starts to show problems. This movie depicts her daily labor and struggles with a surprise pregnancy and unreliable lover.

24. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

This movie follows different characters through wild plots that show the themes of humans. The stories vary wildly. It follows Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson), a cowboy roaming the West. In another story it shows, a lonely prospector (Tom Waits) looks for his fortune.

25. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The shows King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his followers which include Lancelot (John Cleese), Bedevere (Terry Jones), Galahad (Michael Palin), and Patsy (Terry Gilliam) who are on their way to find the Holy Grail. Their mission takes them through a variety of bizarre scenes, including a duel against a knight who doesn’t know when to call it off and an encounter with a deadly rabbit.

26. Frances Ha (2012)

At 27, Frances is an aspiring dancer who practices at a studio that doesn’t seem too keen on her. She lives with her best friend, the more successful Sophie (Mickey Sumner). However, Sophie decides to move to her dream apartment, leaving Frances to think about what she is going to do next. Frances drifts from place to place, as she struggles to build her own life.

27. Nightcrawler (2014)

Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a young man who is desperate to find work in Los Angeles Lou goes on his way into the world of crime journalism after discovering a group of freelance camera crews, that’s why he is known as Nightcrawler. Lou begins to see victims as his other crime story.

28. Ravenous (2017)

Ravenous starts after a sudden plague has affected much of Quebec, turning its victims into flesh-eating monsters. The story shows survivors who eventually band together to fight back. It is a horror film. The main lead is a man named Bonin (Marc-Andre Grondin), who goes to the countryside, finding other survivors and slaying zombies.

29. Uncut Gems (2019)

It is about a gambling-addicted jeweler who is relentlessly intense. Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a New York City jeweler who is always on the lookout for the next big goal. When NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett takes an interest in Howard’s most recent values, which he believes, it brings him luck, Sandler makes a series of high-stakes.

30. Green Room (2015)

Club owner, Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart), will do anything to protect his business and his security. Despite appearances, Green Room is a dark and suspenseful movie in ways thrillers should be and features remarkable performances from its casts.

31. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Pan’s Labyrinth is a tragic film. It has won three Academy Awards after it was nominated six times. Set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, the film shows an imaginative young girl who may be a princess of an underground kingdom. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) entertains herself in the Spanish countryside. When she stumbles upon a stone labyrinth presided over by a suspicious faun who is named Pan (Doug Jones), she is then asked to complete three tasks to prove she is the mythical princess, who has returned to reclaim her kingdom.

32. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Married couple Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald Burlingame (Bruce Greenwood), hoping to reignite their passion, go for a vacation to a remote lake house. Gerald wants to experiment with something different and he handcuffs Jessie to the bed, but after an argument, he all of a sudden dies of a heart attack, leaving Jessie bound with no help nearby. As shock set in, Jessie struggles to escape.

33. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

This movie story shows a young woman on a road trip to her new boyfriend’s parent’s house. When she reaches there, she finds the parents (Toni Collette, David Thewlis) are simply too weird to deal with. Everything about the house is strange too.

34. The Invitation (2015)

Will (Logan Marshall-Green) learns in The Invitation that dinner with the ex can truly be a nightmare. The film shows Will and his girlfriend Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi) driving to his ex-wife Eden’s (Tammy Blanchard) house, where she with new husband David (Michiel Huisman) are holding a dinner party. This gives Will bad old memories, and the night takes a different turn.

35. The Lobster (2015)

In the movie The Lobster, after the main lead’s wife divorces him, David (Colin Farrell) goes to a retreat where single people can mingle and find a partner. As David is in search of a lover, he must accept an increasingly performative persona.

36. Okja (2017)

This Netflix original shows Mija (Seo Hyun), a young South Korean girl who for around ten years, has served Okja as caretaker. Okja is a massive, pig-like animal. When the Mirando Corporation kidnaps Okja and takes her away to New York, CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) starts making big plans for Okja. Plans which will not be in favour of Okja. Mija sets off on a journey to save Ojka, meeting different people like capitalists, protesters, and consumers, who have their own interest in Okja.

37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Carrey plays Joel Barish, who is a man who discovers that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) had her memories of their past relationship erased via an experimental procedure which was performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Joel tries to resolve it. But later he realizes this isn’t at all what he wanted.

38. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

This movie is about two teenagers, Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna), whose girlfriends have left for a summer vacation in Europe. Both the boys meet Luisa, who is an older woman and is the wife of Tenoch’s cousin, they invite her on a road trip to an invented beach which is called Heaven’s Mouth. After learning of her husband’s infidelity, she gets ready for their offer. Along the way, the three companions share stories and get to know each other intimately. It’s a film about growing up.

39. The Witch (2015)

Set in the 17th century, the film starts as William (Ralph Ineson), due to some disagreement, is cast out from his township, with his family. They build a house on the edge of a dark forest. One day while Thomasin is looking after Samuel, something snatches the baby, which takes it into the woods. As the family struggles with its existence, the evil in the woods stretches out, threatening to kill them. The Witch is a horror story.

40. Shadow (2018)

The film starts when Commander Ziyu (Deng Chao) is defeated in a duel with enemy commander Yang Cang (Hu Jun), as he loses a city, he soon tries desperately to reclaim the city.

41. Being John Malkovich (1999)

Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having financial problems, so he takes a temp job in an office building. One day, he accidentally discovers a small door, he learns that the door leads to the center of the mind of John Malkovich, star of films as Con Air, The Killing Fields. Craig realizes that when he enters the door, he can actually become Malkovich for quite some time.

42. The Social Network (2010)

Facebook is quite popular now, but if you don’t know then let us tell you that once upon a time, it was just too controversial a little idea in a Harvard student’s head. Or, some Harvard student’s heads. The Social Network shows the story of how Facebook rose from just an Idea to become the most popular social media website of all time.

43. The Old Guard (2020)

Netflix goes superhero in this action-packed flick about a secret organization of immortals who have protected the Earth from extinction for centuries. But when they are set up on an emergency mission, their powers are mistakenly exposed to the world. Now, they must work together to ensure none of the various powerful competing interests can control them for personal or monetary gain.

44. A Walk to Remember (2002)

This movie promises to make you break out the tissues. Mandy Moore plays a good girl who falls in love with a rebellious teen after she’s assigned to tutor him. It is a love story and we would definitely recommend this.

45. Carrie Pilby (2016)

This film shows an awkward teenage student who, after she graduates, spends most of her life in her apartment, until her friend makes her a to-do list.

46. Handsome Devil (2016)

This film shows a young lad at a sports-obsessed boarding school whose luck starts to turn around when he unexpectedly bonds with the school’s star rugby player.

47. Alex Strangelove (2018)

Alex is in a love triangle of his own. But, this time, he can’t decide between Claire, who is his longtime best friend or a boy named Elliot.

48. See You Yesterday (2019)

It is a teen movie with a little bit of time travel. Two high school students crack the ability to travel through time, as one of them uses it to try and change a traumatic event that happened with her in the past, with consequences for the present.

49. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

It is about Johnson, who is a self-identified drag queen and pillar of LGBT activism, who died in 1993. Her body was found floating in the Hudson River, and police thought it is a case of suicide, a story many who knew Johnson doubted. The later part shows activist Victoria Cruz as she seeks evidence to reopen Johnson’s case, but the documentary is not just a true-crime story.

50. Snowpiercer (2013)

After a failed global-warming experiment backfires, it kills most life on the planet, all of the world’s survivors onboard Snowpiercer, which is a train that travels the globe via a perpetual motion engine. But as most people are gone, the quality of life has a lot of differences between the rich at the front of the train and the poor in the back. Soon cryptic messages begin appearing on board, the disadvantaged passengers begin to revolt, hurling the train towards a disaster.

Conclusion:

Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix that you can watch. All these movies can be watched by any age. It has a list of horror movies, love stories, and comedy as well. We hope that this article helped you to find the best 50 movies on Netflix.

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