The 11 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

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With an extensive collection of films from various countries available on the influential streaming platform, Netflix, it can be overwhelming to decide what to watch. To make it easier for you, we have curated a list of 30 must-see titles that cover a range of genres such as acclaimed dramas, action-packed films, comedies, horror movies, and family-friendly options. This selection includes both Netflix Originals and licensed films. Our recommendations are not based on algorithms but are the personal favourites of experienced movie critics. The list is regularly updated every week and month to reflect new additions or removals from the platform. This compilation showcases some of the finest movies available on Netflix and kicks off with a new critic’s pick each week.

This Week’s Critic’s Pick

Glass Onion

Glass Onion. Photo: Netflix

Year: 2022

Runtime: 2h 19m

Director: Rian Johnson

The writer/director of Knives Out made a comeback in late 2022 with a sequel to the smash hit, available exclusively on Netflix. Daniel Craig reprises his role as Benoit Blanc, the laid-back detective who embarks on a new adventure on a billionaire’s island in this latest comedy/mystery. Once again, Johnson brings together an impressive cast, featuring Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Ed Norton, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., and others. The film is intelligent, humorous, and highly enjoyable.



Chinatown. Photo: Courtesy of the Studio


Year: 1974

Runtime: 2h 10m

Director: Roman Polanski

Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown. One of the best movies of the 1970s, this Best Picture nominee (and Best Screenplay winner) tells the story of Jake Gittes, portrayed memorably by Jack Nicholson, as he delves into an adulterous affair and uncovers something far more sinister beneath the facade of Los Angeles. It’s a must-watch, standing as significant as nearly any film from its time.


The Conversation

The Conversation. Photo: Paramount Pictures Year: 1974

Runtime: 1h 53m

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

One of the top directors from the 1970s paused his work on The Godfather films to write, produce, and direct one of his exceptional works – a deep dive into paranoia that provided Gene Hackman with an opportunity to showcase what could be considered his finest performance on screen. In this film, the iconic actor portrays a surveillance specialist who accidentally uncovers what may be a looming murder, plunging him into a world of brutality and suspicion. The Conversation remains a compelling watch that retains its impact even in today’s context compared to its original release.

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential. Photo: Warner Bros.

Year: 1997

Runtime: 2h 17m

Director: Curtis Hanson

Curtis Hanson helmed this film based on James Ellroy’s sprawling crime novel set in 1950s Los Angeles. Featuring a stellar cast including Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, and Kim Basinger, it stands out as a top-notch thriller and one of the finest films from the 1990s. Many movies have attempted to replicate its gritty charm since then but have failed to measure up. Achieving such effortless coolness is no easy feat.

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Moneyball. Photo: Columbia Pictures

Year: 2011

Runtime: 2h 13m

Director: Bennett Miller

One of the greatest baseball films ever created was based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 book, detailing the management of the Oakland Athletics’ 2002 season and their groundbreaking use of analytics in reshaping the game. Brad Pitt delivers a standout performance as general manager Billy Beane, who recognized the need for a fresh approach to talent evaluation for the A’s to stay competitive. This compelling and insightful movie remains particularly intriguing considering the current challenges faced by the Oakland franchise in 2024.


May December

Photo: Rocket Science

Year: 2023

Runtime: 1h 57m

Director: Todd Haynes

Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman are featured in the newest film by Todd Haynes, known for directing Carol and Far from Heaven. The movie delves into a compelling character study of an actress who grapples with the realization that certain individuals are enigmatic. Portman portrays a star determined to unravel the complexities of Moore’s character, a woman who committed a heinous act during her time as a teacher by sexually assaulting a child, and subsequently marrying him as he grew older. Charles Melton delivers an outstanding performance as the adult survivor, trapped in an eternal state of adolescence.


Mystic River

Mystic River. Photo: Warner Bros.

Year: 2003

Runtime: 2h 17m

Director: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood discovered a story that aligned well with his filmmaking style in Dennis Lehane’s powerful novel centered on themes of loss and revenge. The narrative revolving around the murder of a young girl in a Boston neighborhood proved to be a major success for Eastwood, earning critical acclaim and prestigious awards such as Oscars for actors Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, as well as nominations for Best Picture and Best Director.


The Novice

The Novice. Photo: IFC Films

Year: 2021

Runtime: 1h 36m

Director: Lauren Hadaway

Isabelle Fuhrman shines in this drama centered on a young woman who develops an obsession with her performance on the university rowing team. Reminiscent of the dedicated intensity portrayed in “Whiplash,” this gripping drama almost feels like a thriller. It garnered five Independent Spirit nominations, including Best Film and Best Director. Be sure not to overlook this one.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Photo: Warner Bros.

Year: 1975

Runtime: 2h 13m

Director: Milos Forman

Witness the origin of Netflix’s “Ratched” by viewing the Milos Forman masterpiece that served as inspiration for Ryan Murphy’s series. Jack Nicholson delivers a memorable performance as Randle McMurphy, a fresh arrival at the mental facility overseen by the strict Nurse Ratched, a character portrayed by Louise Fletcher in an award-winning role. This narrative explores themes of individuality and resistance against oppressive power structures.

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The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog. Photo: KIRSTY GRIFFIN/NETFLIX

Year: 2021

Runtime: 2h 6m

Director: Jane Campion

The movie that earned Jane Campion her first Oscar for directing is highly praised in the history of the streaming platform. Campion directed this adaptation of Thomas Savage’s novel, depicting a gripping story about a cruel landowner (Benedict Cumberbatch) who torments his brother’s new wife (Kirsten Dunst), played by Jesse Plemons. This drama, with elements of a thriller, beautifully explores themes of toxic masculinity and manipulation, making it compelling to watch. Not only is it considered one of the top Netflix Original films, but also one of the best movies from the 2020s thus far.

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Whiplash. Photo: Daniel McFadden

Year: 2014

Runtime: 1h 46m

Director: Damien Chazelle

Chazelle might still be surprised by the mixed reactions to Babylon last year, but he can take comfort in the widespread acclaim for the film that truly launched his career. This movie not only earned one of its actors an Oscar but also received a Best Picture nomination. Damien Chazelle’s portrayal of a perfectionist drummer and his strict teacher captivated audiences from its debut at Sundance. It quickly became a significant part of popular culture, with references to it seemingly growing more common each year.



Dune. Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.


Year: 2021

Runtime: 2h 35m

Director: Denis Ville

The renowned director of successful blockbusters unveiled another film in 2021, an adaptation of the Frank Herbert novels that received high praise. Premiering on HBO Max and in theaters for a limited time, this sci-fi epic starring Timothee Chalamet became the most awarded film at the Oscars in 2021, winning six trophies. Although Part Two was postponed until 2024, viewers can find the first half of this story on Netflix to help ease the wait.


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