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The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (November 2022)

Movie night is easy with Netflix. Along with a massive library of new and classic films, the collection available to subscribers is always changing, with new movies coming to Netflix each month. Sifting through all of those movies can take some time, though, so we try to make the decision easier by looking through the entire collection each week and updating this list of the best movies on Netflix right now.

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Slumberland (2022)
Genre Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Stars Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Chris O'Dowd
Directed by Francis Lawrence
A young girl, a magical map, and an eccentric creature with a penchant for adventure come together in this fantastic, family-friendly adventure inspired by the classic Nemo in Slumberland comic strips. Jason Momoa portrays the mischievous creature that partners with Nemo (Marlow Barkley) for a journey through Slumberland that — she hopes — will reunite her with her father.
Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale
80 %
Genre Adventure, Action, Thriller
Stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen
Directed by Martin Campbell
Arriving four years after Pierce Brosnan’s final Bond portrayal in Die Another DayCasino Royale sees Daniel Craig begin his run as the face of the 007 franchise. Securing his license to kill after successfully assassinating two Embassy traitors, Bond is placed on the trail of the elusive Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a high-stakes terrorist financier. When Le Chiffre puts together a poker game at the titular Casino Royale in Montenegro, the Secret Service instructs Bond to bet against the villainous gambler. Lauded as an action-packed breath of fresh air for the decades-old franchise, Casino Royale delivers one explosive set piece after the other, sequences only furthered by the mighty on-screen talents — particularly Craig and Mikkelsen.
Spiderhead (2022)
Genre Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski and Deadpool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick team up with Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chris Hemsworth for this dark, psychological thriller set in a futuristic, free-roaming prison where the inmates have volunteered for a series of tests with experimental, emotion-controlling drugs. Hemsworth plays the facility’s brilliant, charismatic overseer, while Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country) portray a pair of prisoners who become suspicious of the experiment’s true purpose.
My Father's Dragon (2022)
My Father's Dragon
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Jacob Tremblay, Gaten Matarazzo, Golshifteh Farahani
Directed by Nora Twomey
An animated feature based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s beloved 1948 children’s novel of the same name, My Father’s Dragon follows a young boy, Elmer, who runs away from home to a fantastic island filled with wild animals and a captive dragon. While attempting to free the dragon, Elmer encounters all manner of strange jungle beasts — some friendly, some dangerous — and makes a charming new friend along the way. Directed by Nora Twomey, the colorful, simply animated film has an impressive voice cast featuring Jacob Tremblay (Room) and Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things) as Elmer and the dragon, respectively. They’re joined by Ian McShane, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris O’Dowd, Alan Cumming, and a host of other familiar names — and voices — in the film’s cast.
The Power of the Dog (2021) new
The Power of the Dog
89 %
r 127m
Genre Western, Drama, Romance
Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
Directed by Jane Campion
Written and directed by Jane Campion (The Piano), this critically acclaimed western drama casts Benedict Cumberbatch as a charismatic, domineering rancher who torments his brother’s new wife and her son when they move into the family home. Jesse Plemons portrays the aforementioned brother, with Kirsten Dunst playing the new wife and Kodi Smit-McPhee as her son. Campion’s celebrated film carefully uncovers the resentment, jealousy, and frustrations lurking beneath the surface of each of the film’s characters, setting them up for a dramatic collision you won’t see coming.
Red Notice (2021)
Red Notice
37 %
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Dwayne Johnson plays an Interpol agent whose latest mission has him teaming up with a notorious art thief, played by Ryan Reynolds, in order to catch an even more notorious art thief, played by Gal Gadot. Given the three actors involved, that’s probably enough to make this a must-see movie, so the abundance of action, comedy, and witty banter is just icing on the cake.
The White Tiger (2021)
The White Tiger
76 %
r 125m
Genre Drama
Stars Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Based on Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name, The White Tiger follows the rags-to-riches story of Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav), an impoverished Indian villager who, through hard work (and a little manipulation), pushes himself into a much-lauded driver position for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), two highly influential business magnates. Coming to love his position, a tragic misstep places Balram in the crosshairs of Ashok’s family. Unwilling to serve as a scapegoat, Balram chooses to fight back against the corrupt forces at play.
The White Tiger | Official Trailer | Netflix
The Midnight Sky (2020)
The Midnight Sky
58 %
Genre Science Fiction, Drama
Stars George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo
Directed by George Clooney
George Clooney directs and stars in this cataclysmic sci-fi thriller, an adaptation of the 2016 Lily Brooks-Dalton novel Good Morning, Midnight. After a powerful radiation event eradicates a majority of the earth’s population, scientist Augustine Lofthouse (Clooney) attempts to make contact with any returning spacecraft to warn the travelers of Earth’s decimation. When he eventually makes brief, interrupted contact with the homebound crew of a Jupiter rover, he decides to set off on a journey across the North Pole along with a young survivor named Iris (Caoilinn Springall) in order to find a stronger antenna to reach the incoming Jupiter crew.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Always Be My Maybe
64 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan
Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) cross paths as adults, years after a teenage fling, and soon find themselves navigating life and love while maintaining two very different career paths and social circles. She’s a celebrity chef who hangs out with Keanu Reeves and he installs air conditioners. Can they ever find common ground? You probably know the answer to that already, but watching how they get there is where the fun lies — particularly when it comes to Reeves’ memorable performance.
Always Be My Maybe | Trailer | Netflix
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Enola Holmes 2
58 %
Genre Mystery, Adventure, Crime
Stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge
Directed by Harry Bradbeer
The sequel to 2020’s surprise hit, Enola Holmes 2 brings back Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant, adventurous sister, who now finds herself on the trail of a missing girl whose disappearance is more than it seems. The film also brings back Superman himself, Henry Cavill, as Sherlock, and accomplishes the rare feat of living up to the high standard set by its predecessor. Fun, funny, and full of clever twists, the film delivers a new chapter in one of Netflix’s most entertaining franchises.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
81 %
pg 114m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction, Action
Stars Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph
Directed by Michael Rianda
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo that gave us The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, return for this animated feature about a dysfunctional family that ends up becoming humanity’s last and best hope against a robot uprising. Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) makes his directorial debut with the film, which also features an impressive voice cast that includes Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Griffin, and Conan O’Brien, among other familiar names (and voices). An early favorite for the year’s best animated feature, The Mitchells vs. The Machines became a surprise hit for Netflix.
Loving (2016)
79 %
Genre Drama, Romance
Stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, and inspired by the 2012 HBO documentary The Loving Story, Loving depicts the experiences of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), an interracial couple who wanted nothing more than to be wed. But after traveling from Virginia to Washington, D.C., to get married, the couple is tracked down by their hometown authorities and charged with violating Virginia’s segregation laws. For their prison sentences to be thrown out, the couple must agree to vacate Virginia and not return for 25 years. But the couple doesn’t want to give up on their love. Ruth writes to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, which sets into motion one of the most vital Supreme Court cases in civil rights history.
Wendell & Wild (2022)
Wendell & Wild
72 %
Genre Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Adventure
Stars Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Directed by Henry Selick
Visionary stop-motion filmmaker Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before ChristmasCoraline) teams up with Jordan Peele (Get OutUs) for this story of two demons who attempt to trick a teenage girl into bringing them into the mortal world. Peele and frequent collaborator Keegan-Michael Key voice the two, titular demons, while This Is Us actress Lyric Ross voices the young girl, Kat Elliot. The film is Selick’s first feature since 2009’s Coraline, and critics tend to agree that the film is worth the wait.
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Da 5 Bloods
82 %
r 156m
Genre War, Drama
Stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters
Directed by Spike Lee
This 2020 war drama marked a celebrated return to form for director, producer, and co-writer Spike Lee, and earned a long list of honors and awards for both Lee and the magnificent performances of the film’s talented cast. The story follows a group of Vietnam War veterans who return to the jungle hoping to find the remains of their dead squad leader and a hidden treasure they left behind during the war. Delroy Lindo leads a cast that also includes Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jean Reno, and the late, great Chadwick Boseman.
Da 5 Bloods | Official Trailer | Netflix
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tick, tick...BOOM!
74 %
pg-13 121m
Genre Drama, Music
Stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús
Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Andrew Garfield stars as Rent playwright Jonathon Larson in this semi-autobiographical film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical drama chronicles Larson’s struggles to bring the rock musical he’s been working on for years to the stage while navigating love, friendships, and both personal and professional pressure in New York City.

Passing (2021)
85 %
Genre Drama
Stars Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland
Directed by Rebecca Hall
The title of this black-and-white drama, based on Nella Larsen’s celebrated 1929 novel of the same name, is a reference to the ability of some light-skinned African Americans to be perceived as white. The critically acclaimed film follows a pair of former childhood friends — portrayed by Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga — whose unexpected reunion brings tension into both of their lives as they navigate the segregated environment of 1920s New York City. André Holland and Alexander Skarsgård play supporting roles in the film, which is beautifully shot and surprisingly subtle given its powerful themes.
Gerald's Game (2017)
Gerald's Game
77 %
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas
Directed by Mike Flanagan
An adaptation of a Stephen King novella, Gerald’s Game follows married couple Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald Burlingame (Bruce Greenwood), who head off to a remote lake house in the hopes of rekindling their relationship. Gerald wants to spice up their evening with some bondage, but after handcuffing Jessie to the bed, he dies of a heart attack. With its limited setting and cast, Gerald’s Game is a taut, constricting thriller built around an outstanding performance from Gugino.
Over the Moon (2020)
Over the Moon
60 %
pg 100m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stars Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong
Directed by Glen Keane
Fei Fei (Cathy Ang), grieving the loss of her mother, clings to a legend about a moon goddess named Chang’e. Much to the dismay of her father and his new family, the girl aims to prove that the goddess does indeed exist. To do so, she begins work on a rocket that will take her to the moon to prove Chang’e’s existence. Filled with heart and mesmerizing animation, the Oscar-nominated Over the Moon often looks and feels like your standard Disney epic, but the familiar structure and dazzling music are enough to keep everyone glued to the screen.
Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022)
Mr. Harrigan's Phone
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Directed by John Lee Hancock
This film based on a Stephen King short story of the same name casts Jaeden Martell (Knives Out) as a boy who befriends a reclusive, older man played by Donald Sutherland. After the man dies, the boy discovers that he can still communicate with him via a phone the boy had given him. When a bully suffers a strange accident after tormenting the boy, it begins to seem like the pair’s bond extends beyond the grave.
Labyrinth (1986)
50 %
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stars David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
Directed by Jim Henson
Jim Henson directed this dark, musical fantasy that famously cast David Bowie as the spandex-clad Goblin King, Jareth, whose efforts to steal away human children are challenged by a teenage girl who accidentally wished for her infant sibling to disappear. In one of her earliest roles, Jennifer Connelly portrays 16-year-old Sarah, who must navigate a massive maze in a dangerous, magical world filled with strange creatures in order to rescue her brother. Another great example of the brilliant work of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which brought many of the magical world’s inhabitants to life, Labyrinth remains a touchstone film for generations of fantasy fans.
City Slickers (1991)
City Slickers
70 %
Genre Comedy, Western
Stars Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby
Directed by Ron Underwood
When three New York City businessmen decide to take a Wild West-themed vacation to rekindle their friendship, they get more than they anticipated from the Colorado cattle drive and the ornery trail boss teaching them how to be cowboys. Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Bruno Kirby play the trio of friends, with Hollywood tough guy Jack Palance portraying the hard-as-nails cowboy who has no patience for city folk.
Fear Street: 1994 (2021)
Fear Street: 1994
67 %
Genre Mystery, Horror, Fantasy
Stars Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Directed by Leigh Janiak
This retro slasher feature based on R.L. Stine’s book series of the same name follows a group of teenagers in fictional Shadyside, Ohio, who find themselves terrorized by a supernatural killer with a link to the town’s dark history. Dripping with ’90s nostalgia and plenty of blood, the movie is the first installment of a trilogy that explores Shadyside’s deadly reputation as the murder capital of the country, with each chapter unfolding in a different era. Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, and Fred Hechinger star in the terrifying tale.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Hateful Eight
68 %
Genre Drama, Mystery, Western
Stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
The year is 1877. When a blizzard rips through the mountain passes of Wyoming, a band of weary stagecoach travelers decides to hole up at Minnie’s Haberdashery. The pilgrims include bounty hunters John Ruth and Major Marquis Warren (Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, respectively); Ruth’s bounty, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), on her way to the noose; a Confederate loudmouth (Walton Goggins); and their stagecoach driver (James Parks). No one trusts the others, an issue only exacerbated when Minnie’s turns out to be occupied by several other stormbound folks. When personalities begin to clash, the eight occupants start picking sides and losing their minds. Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film features a stellar cast, impressive visuals, and plenty of the filmmaker’s signature dialogue.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
50 %
pg-13 123m
Genre Comedy, Music
Stars Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan
Directed by David Dobkin
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play a pair of Icelandic musicians with dreams of stardom in this 2020 comedy. Widely ridiculed but persistent in their pop-music aspirations, Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdóttir (McAdams) find themselves thrust into the spotlight when an unexpected series of events gives them the chance to represent their country at the famous Eurovision Song Contest, where they must prove themselves up to the task. A musical underdog story featuring a host of real-world Eurovision winners in cameo roles, The Story of Fire Saga is silly fun that warms the heart and is almost certain to bring a smile to your face.
Mank (2020)
79 %
Genre Drama, History
Stars Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins
Directed by David Fincher
In this photographic gem of a Hollywood retrospective, director David Fincher delivers a finely layered drama about the writing of a Golden Age masterpiece. The writer in question is Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman). The film he’s writing, commissioned by Orson Welles (Tom Burke), is Citizen KaneMank‘s narrative shifts back and forth from the 1930s to the 1940s, chronicling the turbulent life of its title character throughout his development of the screenplay. Mank was written by the late Jack Fincher, the director’s father, and features amazing performances from its rich ensemble cast. It’s a great watch for cinephiles and casual viewers alike, with a dazzling and authentic take on La La Land’s heyday.
It Follows (2014)
It Follows
83 %
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto
Directed by David Robert Mitchell
This under-the-radar 2014 horror film was praised for its fresh, frightening tale about a teenager who discovers she’s been given a sexually transmitted curse that passes from one partner to the next and kills its current host if it’s not passed on. Stylish and tense, the film casts Maika Monroe as a teenage girl forced to contend with the curse stalking her wherever she goes.
His House (2020)
His House
72 %
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Stars Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Matt Smith
Directed by Remi Weekes
After suffering a major tragedy on their pilgrimage from South Sudan to the U.K., Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku), married refugees fleeing their war-ravaged country, are placed in a decrepit tenement home. As Bol does his best to acclimate to a new life of racial discrepancy, a series of horrific ghouls make themselves known to the grieving man. Blending a socio-political immigration story with a haunted house story, His House bends both sub-genres in a way we’ve never seen pulled off before. An exciting and unsettling directorial debut from Remi Weekes, His House exists in a unique, terrifying place in the realm of horror fare.
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
If Beale Street Could Talk
87 %
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning feature MoonlightIf Beale Street Could Talk casts KiKi Layne as a young woman desperately attempting to clear the name of her wrongly imprisoned partner before their child is born. Stephan James co-stars with Layne in the film, which earned Regina King an Academy Award for her supporting performance, as well as a long list of other accolades for the feature.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A Clockwork Orange
77 %
Genre Science Fiction, Drama
Stars Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Adapted from the Anthony Burgess novel of the same name, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is a severely visceral interpretation. Starring Malcolm McDowell as the charmingly violent Alex, we see a day in the life of the rebellious youth. Patrolling the dystopic streets of England with his thugs, the gang commits crime after horrible crime together … until Alex gets caught. Imprisoned for two years, Alex agrees to undergo experimental aversion therapy, a psychological reformatting that causes the boy to recoil at the sights of sex and violence, as well as the music of Beethoven, compositions once inspirational to Alex. Hailed as one of Kubrick’s most essential films, A Clockwork Orange may be too intense for some viewers, but it’s a masterfully shot parable of one’s man madness and its rearrangement.
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019)
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Genre Documentary
Stars Sammo Hung, Cheng Pei-Pei, Scott Adkins
Directed by Serge Ou
You don’t have to be a kung fu film fan to enjoy this documentary on the wild, fascinating history of the genre, but you probably will be by the time it’s over. Featuring plenty of archival footage and interviews with a long list of legends from behind the camera and in front of it, this film charts the origins and evolutions of kung fu films and the filmmakers and stars that made it one of the most popular — and influential — film genres in both the U.S. and abroad. Kung fu cinema has shaped countless film genres, as well as popular music and even cultural movements over the years, and this documentary does a wonderful job of diving into how and why it has such a profound, global reach.
The Nice Guys (2016)
The Nice Guys
70 %
Genre Comedy, Crime, Action
Stars Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice
Directed by Shane Black
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer and director Shane Black works his action-comedy magic once again in this 1977-set film that casts Ryan Gosling as a down-on-his-luck private investigator and Russell Crowe as a hard-nosed enforcer who breaks legs for money. The pair becomes reluctant allies when the case of a disappearing porn star puts them both in the crosshairs of powerful businessmen and on the trail of an experimental adult film that may or may not have secrets that could shake up one of the country’s biggest industries. Like so many of Black’s films, it’s a wild ride full of big laughs and great action.
The Harder They Fall (2021)
The Harder They Fall
68 %
Genre Western
Stars Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King
Directed by Jeymes Samuel
This neo-Western adventure brings together some of Hollywood’s hottest African-American actors for a stylized spin on the genre filled with epic action, great music, and memorable performances. Lovecraft Country and Loki actor Jonathan Majors plays Nat Love, a man looking to avenge the murder of his parents by the ruthless outlaw Rufus Buck, played by Idris Elba. Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, and Edi Gathegi join Majors and Elba in the film’s impressive ensemble.
My Octopus Teacher (2020)
My Octopus Teacher
82 %
Genre Documentary
Stars Craig Foster, Tom Foster
Directed by James Reed, Philippa Ehrlich
The Academy Award winner in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, My Octopus Teacher chronicles the year filmmaker Craig Foster spent free-diving off the South African coast and forging a relationship with a wild octopus he discovered there. In following the octopus’s life and experiences, Foster learns lessons about his own life and relationship to the world around him and his family.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
81 %
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Stars Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Directed by Taika Waititi
Based on Barry Crump’s novel Wild Pork and Watercress, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople stars Sam Neill and Julian Dennison as an unlikely foster father/foster child duo. After his adoption by the Faulkner family, Ricky (Dennison) attempts to settle into his new family, but tragic events scare the boy into the dense New Zealand wilderness. Hec (Neill), Ricky’s foster parent, tracks the boy down but suffers a debilitating injury in the process. Bonding over their pasts and hoping for a freer future, the pair decide to hide away in the brush together. But with a national manhunt underway to find the man and boy, how long can their odyssey truly last? Hunt for the Wilderpeople lives and breathes through Neill and Dennison’s onscreen chemistry, an acting partnership only deepened by Waititi’s rich and emotive script.
Hush (2016)
67 %
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Samantha Sloyan
Directed by Mike Flanagan
A deaf, mute novelist living deep in the woods wants nothing more than to finish her new book, but a mysterious killer has other plans for her in this thriller from Midnight Mass and Oculus filmmaker Mike Flanagan. Actress Kate Siegel, who plays prominent roles in nearly all of Flanagan’s projects, portrays horror novelist Maddie Young, pushed to her limits by a murderer who thinks her inability to speak or hear will make her easy prey. Tense, thrilling, and filled with clever use of sound and minimal dialogue, Hush offered an early hint of the great things to come from one of horror’s most talented filmmakers.
I Care a Lot (2021)
I Care a Lot
66 %
Genre Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González
Directed by J Blakeson
Rosamund Pike portrays a diabolical con artist who poses as the legal guardian for elderly people in order to seize their assets in this dark, satirical thriller. Her highly profitable scam takes a dangerous turn when her latest victim turns out to be the mother of a powerful mob boss, leading to a deadly battle of wills between Pike’s character and a ruthless criminal kingpin played by Peter Dinklage. Eiza González and Dianne Wiest play supporting roles in the film, which earned praise from critics and led to Pike taking home a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
Bad Trip (2020)
Bad Trip
61 %
Genre Comedy
Stars Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish
Directed by Kitao Sakurai
Eric André and Lil Rel Howery headline this hidden-camera prank film that has them playing two friends, Chris and Bud, who embark on an ill-fated road trip so Chris can tell his high school sweetheart he loves her. As they stumble from one ridiculous scenario to another, they’re pursued by Bud’s convict sister (Tiffany Haddish), whose car they stole for the trip. Raunchy, shocking, and relentlessly funny, the film blends scripted scenes with wild hidden-camera pranks and its duo’s signature comedy for a film that’s all about the journey, not the destination.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
76 %
r 130m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baren Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Hollywood stalwart Aaron Sorkin rises to the occasion once more with his blistering interpretation of the 1969 Democratic National Convention trials, where seven Vietnam protestors were charged with crimes well beyond their intent. As peaceful demonstrations turn caustic, prejudice bleeds into testimony and eyewitness accounts of what took place the day of the riots. Featuring performances from Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baren Cohen, Alex Sharp, and John Caroll Lynch, Sorkin’s big-budget historical drama takes liberties here and there, but the result is a spellbinding examination of American history.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film
RRR (2022)
83 %
Genre Action, Drama
Stars N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli
The most expensive Indian film ever made at the time of its release, this three-hour, action-filled epic offers a fictional account of two real-life revolutionaries’ adventures in the time before they became famous freedom fighters. Packed with gorgeous set pieces, stunning action, excellent performances, and yes, even some fantastic music and dance sequences, RRR is one of the most successful films to come out of India in recent years and has quickly become one of the most talked-about films on Netflix.
Sleight (2016)
62 %
Genre Drama, Thriller, Action, Science Fiction
Stars Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid
Directed by J.D. Dillard
In this tense drama from director and co-writer J.D. Dillard, a brilliant young street magician in Los Angeles finds himself in over his head when he gets entangled with a violent drug supplier and must use every trick he knows to save himself and his sister. A surprise hit, Sleight won over audiences at the Sundance Film Festival with its unexpected twist on conventional thrillers, as well as star Jacob Latimore’s compelling performance.
Dunkirk (2017)
94 %
Genre War, Action, Drama
Stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this World War II drama that chronicles the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and fishing harbor of Dunkirk, France, after they were cut off and surrounded by German forces. The miraculous effort to rescue the troops is depicted in vivid, explosive detail, with some critics calling it one of Nolan’s best films to date and one of the greatest WWII movies ever made. The ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.
Roma (2018)
96 %
Genre Drama
Stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma opens quietly, the camera staring, motionless, at a tile floor as the credits play; eventually, water pours over the floor as the sound of a mop spills in from just offscreen. It’s a boldly mundane opening, fitting for a film about an ordinary woman. Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a maid working in the household of a wealthy doctor, Antonio (Fernando Grediaga), and his wife, Sofia (Marina de Tavira). Cleo cleans the house, tends to the children, and keeps the household running as Antonio and Sofia’s marriage strains. Cleo is the type of character typically relegated to the background of stories like this, but Cuaron makes her the focus, depicting her daily labor and struggles with a surprise pregnancy and unreliable lover. It’s a beautiful Netflix film, delicately composed and shot in stark black and white.
Space Sweepers (2021)
Space Sweepers
64 %
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Stars Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Hae-jin
Directed by Jo Sung-hee
Widely regarded as Korea’s first blockbuster space adventure, Space Sweepers is set in the year 2092 and follows the colorful crew of The Victory, a salvage ship that retrieves debris from space and sells it to the megacorporation that owns humanity’s last hope for survival, an orbiting space station high above the toxic surface of Earth. When the crew encounters a young girl in their latest salvage haul, it kicks off a wild adventure that pits them against powerful forces intent on steering mankind’s future. Filled with gorgeous visual-effects sequences, fascinating characters, and plenty of comedy — and a memorable robot named Bubs — the film is a fast-paced, fun throwback to classic space adventures with some wonderfully modern twists.
Ravenous (2017)
Genre Horror, Drama, Science Fiction
Stars Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin
Directed by Robin Aubert
Ravenous (originally titled Les Affamés) begins after a mysterious plague has annihilated much of Quebec, turning its victims into shrieking, flesh-eating monsters. The story follows various survivors who eventually band together to fight back the horde, but despite the familiar plot, this isn’t a typical zombie movie; it is a deliberately paced, eerily beautiful horror movie. The protagonist is a man named Bonin (Marc-Andre Grondin) who wanders the countryside, finding other survivors and slaying zombies. As the group grows, the film gives each character proper development, so they feel fully fleshed out, unlike the stock survivors of many a zombie film. While the film has its gory moments, Ravenous frequently employs an atmosphere of dread built through uncanny imagery, such as when the zombies congregate before a shrine made of furniture.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
91 %
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Directed by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Widely regarded as one of the funniest movies ever made, this parody of Arthurian legend was written and performed by the famous Monty Python comedy troupe and directed by troupe members Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. The film chronicles various elements of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail and those of his fellow Knights of the Round Table as they encounter one ridiculous scenario after another in pursuit of the relic. If you’ve ever wondered about the airspeed of a swallow, the best ways to determine whether someone is a witch, or how a fuzzy bunny could be the most terrifying creature in the world, well … you might not get all the answers in this film, but you’ll definitely find plenty of laughs.
The Social Dilemma (2020)
The Social Dilemma
78 %
pg-13 94m
Genre Documentary, Drama
Stars Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser
Directed by Jeff Orlowski
Director Jeff Orlowski’s The Social Dilemma is an eye-opening docudrama that puts big tech like Google, Facebook, and Instagram under the microscope. Various talking heads (many ex-employees of big tech) weigh in on social media’s harmful implications — from algorithmic data mining to mental health detriments. The more one watches Orlowski’s film, the more questions one begins asking about their own social media exposure. The Social Dilemma doesn’t stray from its intent, leaving us with all kinds of things to think about (particularly our own social media accounts) once the credits roll.
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Sorry to Bother You
80 %
r 112m
Genre Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy
Stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
Directed by Boots Riley
Set in an alternate version of Oakland, California, Sorry to Bother You casts LaKeith Stanfield (Get OutThe Harder They Fall) as a Black telemarketer who discovers that using his “white voice” propels him up the corporate ladder, only to find that every inch of upward mobility comes at a high moral price. A fascinating, unpredictable takedown of corporate culture and viral celebrity, the 2018 surreal comedy served as the directorial debut of hip-hop musician Boots Riley, and earned a long list of awards and high praise from critics en route to becoming one of the year’s most under-the-radar gems. Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer so-star in the film, which delivers plenty of unexpected surprises along with its potent message.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
67 %
g 100m
Genre Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson
Directed by Mel Stuart
Gene Wilder was at his wacky best in this beloved adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which follows a young boy’s adventure through a candy-filled wonderland when he wins the opportunity to visit the eccentric, reclusive chocolatier Willy Wonka (Wilder). Infinitely quotable and filled with iconic — and occasionally terrifying — moments, director Mel Stuart’s film is a silly, psychedelic fantasy tale that still holds up more than 50 years after it first hit screens.
Warrior (2011)
71 %
pg-13 140m
Genre Drama, Action
Stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy portray estranged brothers whose long-simmering grudges come to the surface when they find themselves competing in the same mixed martial arts tournament. Edgerton plays high-school teacher Brendan Riordan, who enters the tournament to pay off his family’s medical bills, while Hardy plays Tommy Riordan, a Marine who can’t bring himself to stop fighting. Looming large over the brothers’ impending showdown is their father, a recovering alcoholic portrayed by Nick Nolte, whose childhood treatment of his sons has led to the rift between them. A tense, heart-wrenching drama featuring impressive fight sequences and equally hard-hitting emotional beats, Warrior earned Nolte an Oscar nomination for his performance.
The Summit of the Gods (2021) new
The Summit of the Gods
78 %
pg 95m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Mystery
Stars Éric Herson-Macarel, Damien Boisseau, Elisabeth Ventura
Directed by Patrick Imbert
This gorgeously animated, French-language film from director Patrick Imbert chronicles a Japanese photojournalist’s quest for the truth regarding a mysterious mountain climber and his connection to one of the first teams to attempt to climb Mt. Everest. A Cannes Film Festival darling praised for its beautiful visual achievement and compelling story, The Summit of the Gods is the rare adaptation of a Japanese manga series that does right by its source material — which was also based on a 1998 novel by Baku Yumemakura. Fascinating and emotional, the film makes it tough not to be pulled along on the characters’ epic journey.

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