Introduction: Netflix has almost become the synonym of entertainment currently. Due to COVID-19 most of the movies are been released on Netflix and other OTT platforms. Due to this reason, there is always a difficulty to choose the best movie from wide range of options.
From Oscar Winning Masterpieces to Friday releases, Netflix has become a digital juggernaut in this year of Lockdown. At the time of pandemic, Netflix has been one such platform which saw an increase in demand steeply. Netflix has become one of the most used platform for watching online series and movies. Movies and series from every part of the world are listed in the platform.
However, it is always difficult for a user to chose the best movie out of the 1000s of the movie listed in the platform. Here we have listed 50 Best Movies that you can stream on Netflix based on their IMDB ratings.
Here are the 50 Best Movies on Netflix
1.The God Father (1972)
IMDB Rating: 9.2
Created by Francis Ford Coppola, the Godfather is an American Crime film starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton. The movie is about the organized crime family leader that is unable to survive an attempt on his life. His youngest son then steps in to take care of the situation.
2. Schindler’s List
IMDB Rating : 8.9
Schindler's List is a Hollywood classic from 1993 casting Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley. This movie takes us to the time of World War 2. In German-occupied Poland, an industrialist becomes concerned about his Jewish workforce and tries to save them after witnessing the killing of the Jewish people by Germen.
It is set in Poland between 1939 and 1945, and deals with the Holocaust, during which millions of Jews in Europe were subjected to a process that involved being gathered into ghettos, starved, forced to work without wages, hunted down, deported to camps, and systematically killed.
IMDB Rating 8.8
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise, Forrest Gump is a romantic comedy drama based on the Noble Forrest Gump written by Winston Groom. The story is based upon the life of Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, who is a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama.
4. The Matrix
IMDB Rating : 8.7
The Matrix is a first science fiction movie on the list and 3rd on our list of Best Movies on Netflix. The movie is directed by Lana Wachowski. Lilly Wachowski with Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne are in the lead role in the movie. This movie depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, The Matrix.
It’s a film that is a non-conventional yet classically appealing in its reach of audience and scope of cinematic influence.
5 Saving Private Ryan
IMDB Rating 8.6
Saving Private Ryan is an American War Movie based upon the US Army Rangers penetration of German held territory during the World War II. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie has Tom Hanks as main character and his squad include Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies.
6. Spirited Away
IMDB Rating: 8.6
Spirited Away is an animated movie by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is about the 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who happen to visit a seemingly abandoned amusement park. In the park Chihiro comes across a magical world where a witch rules an those who disobeys her are turned into animals.
7 The Green Mile
IMDB Rating: 8.6
The Green Mile is about the head guard of a prison, Paul Edgecomb who meets an inmate, John Coffey, a black man who is accused of murdering two girls. His life changes drastically when he discovers that John has a special gift. The movie is directed by Frank Darabont and stars Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke, David Morse and others.
IMDB Rating: 8.6
The movie is based upon the a group of astronauts travelling through a wormhole in search of another inhabitable planet when the life on earth is at brink of extinction. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastin and others. The movie is directed by Christopher Nolan.
9 The Departed
IMDB Rating: 8.5
The Departed is a story about an undercover agent and a spy constantly trying to counter-attack each other in order to save themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities. Meanwhile, both try to infiltrate an Irish gang.
The movie is directed by Martin Scorsese and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg.
10 The Intouchables
IMDB Rating: 8.5
The Intouchablesis a French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. In the movie an unusual friendship develops between a street smart immigrant when he is hired to take care of a disabled French nobleman.
The movie is available in both French and English language. In UK the movie is known as Untouchables.
11. Taxi Driver
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Again an old classic, released in 1975. Starring Frank Adu and Victor Argo, directed by Martin Scores. In this movie, an ex- Marine and Vietnam war veteran is drives a cab at night time in New York City. In doing so he also makes some efforts to clean the city from corruption.
Travis Bickle manages to be a simple character and a complex one at the same time. The seediness of New York by night is intense, helped along by a lone saxophone.
12 Inglourious Basterds
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino the Inglourious Basterds is a movie that starts in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. In the movie a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
The movie stars Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth.
13. The Perks of Being Wallflower
IMDB Rating : 8.0
It is a coming to age movie directed by Stephen Chbosky released in 2012. The movie starts Emma Watson and Logan Freeman.
The movie is a teen drama and romance movie. It's the story of Charlie who is a 15-year-old teenager whose friend had committed suicide. He is an introvert and enters the high school where his senior become his new friends and shows him how to live life.
14. Marriage Story
IMDB Rating : 8.0
Marriage Story is a very recent film released in the year 2019, with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in the lead role.
The movie is directed by Noah Baumbach. It's a comedy-drama. The movie is about a story of a director and his wife who's an actor and how their divorce pushes them to their horrible limits. Baumbach opens with each of his protagonists reading a piece they wrote for a mediator that highlights the strengths of their partner.
15. The Irishman
IMDB Rating : 7.9
Casting Robert De Nitro, Al Pachino, and Joe Peski this movie was released in 2019. The Crime drama is directed by Martin Scorsese.
It's a biographical thriller following a truck driver who gets involved with a crime family and climbs the ladder to become a top hitman and also works with the powerful Teamster of organized crime. The concluding half-hour—an immersion into this now-old man’s life, fuller than we’re used to seeing in any American film not directed by Clint Eastwood—provides a clarifying framework. This is a film about the intersection of crime and politics, Mafia history and Washington history.
16. E.T The Extra-Terrestrial
IMDB Rating : 7.8
Directed by Steven Spielberg, it was released in 1982. Henry Thomas acting as Elliott and Drew Barrymore as Gertie.
It's a family sci-fi movie. It's a story about a child and an alien. He was discovered by the child. But alien and child become friends.
After this, the courageous child helps the alien to escape the earth.
Its themes of loyalty, trust, and caring are both affecting and easy to understand, and Elliott and E.T.'s extraordinary friendship is one of cinema's most enduring.
17. Moonrise Kingdom
IMDB Rating : 7.8
The Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton.
It's a story of young lovers who flee from their town. The same giant storm approaches. So their families have to find them before the storm strikes.
"Moonrise Kingdom" creates such a world and takes place on an island that might as well be ruled by Prospero. It's set in 1965.
18 . American Gangster
IMDB Rating: 7.8
The American Gangster is about an outcast New York City cop who is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
The movie is directed by Ridley Scott and it stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in their first lead acting roles together since 1995's Virtuosity.
19. The Social Network
IMDB Rating: 7.7
The Social Network was released in 2010. It's a historical drama directed by David Fincher casting Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield.
It is a story of Mark Zuckerberg and the birth of social media platform Facebook. Mark created Facebook with the help of his friend Eduardo, which was as we know is a very successful venture. But it tells us about sacrifices he made ties he broke along the way.
From a filmmaking standpoint the story was told incredibly well by one of the greatest screenwriters of his generation, Aaron Sorkin, using the legal proceedings as the wraparound for the plot from start to finish was a clever device that intrigued and enlightened without being a distraction.
20. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
IMDB Rating : 7.6
Released in 2008, this movie is related to the incident of WWII. It is directed by Mark Heyman. It is based on a novel by John Boyne.
The movie stars Asa Butterfield and Domonkos Németh. In the movie Bruno is the son of the commandment of a German concentration camp during WWII. He became friends with a Jewish boy which leads to unexpected consequences.
Given the subject matter, the film -- which culminates in a room full of people being killed with poison gas -- could be difficult to watch for viewers of any age. There's also some drinking and smoking and concentration camp violence.
21. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
IMDB Rating : 7.5
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World , the action-comedy film was released in 2010. Directed by Edger Wright. Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman
To get together with the girl of Hua dreams, Scott Pilgrim must first take on with her seven evil exes including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star, and identical twins!
Filled with witty gags and bolstering with dazzling sequences, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World upholds its material and game-themed elements.
Find out what happens when a Christian oppressor arrives on an island populated by fundamentalist pagans; it's heartwarming, with the ultimate Happily Ever After ending.
22. Easy A
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Cast: Emma Stone, Dan Byrd, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Hayden Church, Lisa Kudrow, Cam Gigandet, Patricia Clarkson, and Stanley Tucci
The story is narrated by Olive Penderghast, a 17-year-old girl living in Ojai, California, speaking into her webcam. The story is partially inspired by The Scarlet Letter as Emma Stone plays a charismatic high schooler named Olive who, on a whim, pretends to hook up with a classmate to help hide the fact that he’s gay.
Emma Stone's breakthrough role and is on par with Mean Girls in its bleakly honest humor and polished zeal.
IMDB Rating: 7.3
The movie Snowden is based on the book The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus (2015) by Anatoly Kucherena. The movie was released in 2016 and it stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) subcontractor and whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency.
24. 12 Strong
IMDB Rating: 6.6
12 Strong is an American action-war film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig.
The movie related to September 11 attack on USA. In the movie Captain Mitch Nelson leads a US Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies.
25. U 571
IMDB Rating: 6.6
U-571 is a 2000 submarine film directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Weber, and Matthew Settle.
The movie is about American submariners boarding a German submarine disguised as Germans. They are to infiltrate the security and steal the Nazi's top-secret Enigma machine.
26. Tears of the Sun
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action thriller film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria.
The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The cast of Tears of the Sun includes actual African refugees living in the United States.
50. The International
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts and directed by Tom Tykwer and written by Eric Warren Singer, The International is an action thriller movie.
The movie is based upon an Interpol agent and an American district attorney who jointly investigate corruption within the IBBC, a fictional merchant bank based in Luxembourg.
50. Tears of the Sun
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Tears of the Sun is an American action thriller. The movie is about US Navy seal team rescue operation amidst the civil war in Nigeria.
In the movie, Bruce Willis plays as Lieutenant A.K. Waters, US Navy, Monica Bellucci as Doctor Lena Fiore Kendricks, Tom Skerritt as Captain Bill Rhodes, US Navy Cole Hauser as James "Red" Atkins, US Navy and Paul Francis as Danny "Doc" Kelley, US Navy.
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