Did you beat that doubt when choosing the movie to watch in the comfort of your bed? Your problems are over!
Prepare the popcorn and take a look at this list of the best movies to watch on Netflix:
1. Matrix (1999)
The film that forever changed the sci-fi genre is available on Netflix for you to learn about Neo’s early story. Directed by the Wachowskis sisters, the story tells the journey of a hacker, who ends up discovering that we all live in a simulation controlled by machines. Neo will be offered a freedom pill to know the real destiny that the Earth has had. He just didn’t know that he was the “chosen one” to save humanity.
IMDb: 8.7 – Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
2. Back to the Future (1985)
It’s always good to revisit a classic that will keep you entertained at any time of the day when you don’t know what to watch on Netflix. Back to the Future is on the streaming platform for you to travel with the story of Marty McFly, a 17 year old boy who is sent to the past with his crazy scientist friend Doc Brown. The film was a box office hit when released in the 1980s and still entertains the old and new generations addicted to films today.
3. The Origin ( Inception, in the original in English – 2010)
In this science fiction directed by Christopher Nolan, Leonardo Dicaprio lives a thief who specializes in stealing secrets from people’s subconscious. He and his team invade dreams and have the opportunity to do the last job to change their lives: instead of stealing, insert an idea into the mind of an entrepreneur. What can go wrong, isn’t it? Winner of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, The Origin takes us on an impressive aesthetic journey. Watch out for vertigo!
4. The Bourne Identity (2002)
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Jason Bourne has lost his memory and doesn’t know who he is. But he knows how to fight and kill like a pro. As he searches for answers about his past, with the help of a woman who gives him a ride in his car, Bourne will have to fight several professional assassins who want him dead at all costs. A classic that influenced many other action films.
5. Rosa and Momo (2020)
This moving film starring one of the greatest Italian actresses of all time, Sophia Loren, presents the life journey of a Holocaust survivor who ends up welcoming a 12-year-old boy who assaulted her. The film was based on the novel by Romain Gary and is a guarantee for you to be moved.
IMDb: 6.9 – Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
6. The Aviator (2004)
This Martin Scorsese masterpiece is set in Hollywood in its golden age. In the film, we follow the life of filmmaker and aviator Howard Hughes, who in addition to investing in major cinematographic productions, was one of the central figures for the modernization of world aviation. The film also shows their turbulent and public relationships with actresses like Ava Gardner and Katherine Hepburn.
7. The Boys in the Band (2020)
Based on the play by Mart Crowley, this film features a group of gay men who come together to celebrate the birthday of one of them. Even though the text was written more than half a century ago, several subjects covered in this film are relevant to today. Themes such as racism, homophobia, greed, betrayal and vanity are addressed in an enigmatic way by the direction of Joe Mantello.
IMDb: 6.8 – Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
8. Hitch – Conselheiro Amoroso (2005)
This delightful romantic comedy starring the charismatic Will Smith, tells the story of a loving counselor who works anonymously. He will start helping a shy accountant win over the woman of his dreams, while falling in love with a beautiful journalist who could put his career at risk.
9. The Breadwinner (2017)
Ganha-Pão tells the story of Parvana, a girl from Afghanistan whose father was unjustly imprisoned. Her village is controlled by extremists, who do not let women have freedom. So, to support his family, Parvana will disguise himself as a boy and discover a new freedom. Although little known, this film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animation in 2018 and shows a side of the world rarely seen in the news.
IMDb: 7.7. Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
10. The Seven of Chicago (2020)
Directed by Aaron Sorkin, known for his epic political dramas, this original Netflix film tells the real story of a trial in the United States that defined a generation of activists. The narrative revolves around seven people condemned by the country for conspiracy and incitement of revolt after peaceful protests against the Vietnam War. With a strong cast, the film was acclaimed by critics and audiences who were moved by this electrifying story.
11. History of a Wedding (2019)
In this touching Netflix original drama, we follow the life of a couple who is getting divorced and all the difficulties and challenges of this process. Nominated for several awards, including Best Picture, Story of a Wedding, it features strong and poignant performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.
IMDb: 8.0 – Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
12. Two Popes (2019)
The friendship and relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis is portrayed in this beautiful film by Fernando Meirelles. The story tells of the difficulties and controversies of Benedict’s papacy and how his friendship with Pope Francis was important for his resignation.
IMDb: 7.6 – Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
13. Okja (2017)
Directed by the same director of Parasita, who won the Oscar for best film in 2020, this original Netflix production shows the meat industry through a human and moving perspective. In the film, a new breed of giant pigs is created in order to revolutionize the livestock industry. A girl who took care of one of these pigs will jeopardize the whole plan of a large corporation.
IMDb: 7.3 – Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
14. Rome (2018)
Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed film, Rome, won him the Oscar for best director in 2019. The film tells the story of a middle class family in Mexico City in the 1970s and the unexpected events that affect the family over the course of a year.
IMDb: 7.7 – Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
15. Handsome Devil (2016)
At a boarding school obsessed with rugby, two young people with very different personalities will have to share the same room. An unlikely friendship will emerge and the boys will discover that they have much more in common than they do different. For those who know the classic of the Smiths, Handsome Devil is a beautiful portrait of the challenges and curiosities of adolescence, as sung by Morrissey in the song that gives name to this film.
16. La La Land: Singing Seasons (2016)
The La La Land audience phenomenon is a great choice for incurable romantics. This 2016 musical tells the story of a young actress played by Emma Stone and a pianist portrayed by Ryan Gosling in the city of Los Angeles. The relationship between the two will be put to the test, while both try to navigate their careers in the city of dreams.
17. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
In this revenge film by Quentin Tarantino, we accompany a group of American Jews during World War II known as Bastards. They hunt and kill Nazis on their mission during the war. At the same time, a Jewess named Shosanna, is preparing revenge for the party leaders who will meet in her cinema.
IMDb: 8.3 – Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
18. Gravity (2013)
A breathtaking film, Gravity shows two astronauts struggling to survive after an accident leaving them on the verge of death in space. The magnificent special effects of this film, as well as the beautiful performance of Sandra Bullock, make this one of the best science fiction thrillers produced in recent years.
19. Enola Holmes (2020)
Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things stars in this exciting adventure film recommended for the whole family. The narrative tells the story of the younger sister of the greatest detective in British literature, Sherlock Holmes. Enola’s stories are based on the literary series written by Nancy Springer.
20. Moonlight – Under the Moonlight (2016)
The big and true Oscar winner for best film of 2017, Moonlight is a moving drama that shows three moments in the life of Chiron, a young black man from the outskirts of Miami. In the film, we follow his difficulties in childhood, the issues related to his sexuality in adolescence and the universe of crime and drugs in the United States of the 80’s. A beautiful and moving film that reveals several layers of the human being.
IMDb: 7.4 – Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
21. Rocky Balboa (2006)
Sylvester Stallone immortalized the fight films with his iconic character Rocky. Written, directed and starring by the actor, the 2006 film follows a new part of the boxer’s story. Retired and working at a restaurant in Philadelphia, Rocky accepts the challenge of returning to the ring to fight the current heavyweight champion.
IMDb: 7.1 – Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
22. Like Our Parents (2017)
As in the eternal music eternalized in the voice of Elis Regina, this brilliant film by Laís Bodanzky tries to build a reflection on family relationships, in particular, the relationship between mothers and daughters. Are we really like our parents? This beautiful study of characters brings Maria Ribeiro and Clarisse Abujamra to an acting show!
IMDb: 7.3 – Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
23. A Hitch (2016)
If you love a police thriller full of mysteries and intrigue, Um Contraatempo is the ideal movie to watch when you don’t know what to put on Netflix. In this Spanish thriller by Oriol Paulo, a man wakes up in a hotel with his dead lover and a large amount of money scattered on the floor. Along with his defense attorney, he will try to uncover the mysteries behind the night before.
IMDb: 8.1 – Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
24. The Devil of Every Day (2020)
If you enjoy a good horror thriller , the original Netflix movie The Devil of Every Day will keep you biting your nails from beginning to end. It tells the story of several characters in a small region of the state of Ohio in the United States between World War II and the Vietnam War. Based on the 2011 novel by Donald Ray Pollock, the film features cast members such as Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Bill Skarsgård.
IMDb: 7.1 – Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
25. Miracle in Cell 7 (2019)
Netflix’s thrilling original German film Miracle in Cell 7 reveals the best and worst of humanity. He tells the story of a single father with a mental disability who is accused of killing a child and is sentenced to death for the event. The pure relationship between father and daughter, as well as the new friendships that will be born in prison show different aspects of the human condition and guarantee a good cry from beginning to end.