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Best Movies on Netflix: Top 50+ Netflix Movies to Watch (August 2020)

Here's our ultimate guide to help you choose your best Netflix Movies in 2020.

Your search for the best movies on Netflix can be a daunting task. We have all been there. Deciding which movie to watch from a Pandora of movies available on Netflix, can be flummoxing. Finding the perfect match to your mood, or something that will be in mutual interest of your companion/better half/ family. You spend hours surfing through the options and by the time you find something that fits perfect or something that you think maybe is the one, it’s either too late or some or the other work comes in between.

Don’t worry, amigos because we here at Madam 360 have a guide to help you choose your best Netflix Movies. After providing a list of best horror movies on Netflix, we have thumbed through the library and summoned a list of ‘Best Netflix Movies’, from classics to hidden gems to new releases to trending and beyond.

Note: This list of best Netflix movies is updated on a weekly basis so make sure you return here  the next time you have trouble choosing a movie.

Top 50 Best movies on Netflix (August2020)

Pride and Prejudice

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Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Deborah Moggach

Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, and Judi Dench

Adapted from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, this movie is the headstrong reflecton of perfection, entirely possible because of Joe Wright’s precision to detail, making it the best movie from rest of the adaptations. Keira Knightley leads the film as Elizabeth Bennet, , a headstrong young woman who strikes up a hot-and-cold relationship with the enigmatic Mr. Darcy (played by Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen). From the scintillating cinematography and lush production design, to the phenomenal background score the movie is well framed and constructed. However, it’s Wright’s actors chemistry on screen is absolutely tremendous and totally makes it a treat to watch.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

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Director: David Dobkin

Writers: Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, and Demi Lovato

A musical-comedy journey filled with emotions , is one of the pleasant surprises of 2020. The story follows a pair of lifelong friends from Iceland who are unexpectedly dragged into the Eurovision Song Contest. Set yourself on a journey that the two are embarked upon as the contest tests their talents and their relationship with one another. Ferrel is hillarious as always, but Rachel McAdams is totally stole the thunder and prove sit yet again that she’s one of the best comedic talents. Talking about songs? IT’S A DELIGHT TO HEAR THEM!!

The Town

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Director: Ben Affleck

Writers: Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, and Aaron Stockard

Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Casey Affleck, Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite, and Blake Lively

Ben Affleck’s crime thriller- The Town is a film that follows four lifelong Boston friends who rob a bank only to make it worse. But Afflecks deeply rooted emotions injected into the characters makesit an empathetic saga, which also boasts a swell performance from Affleck (and of course Jeremy Renner, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work). Rest, it’s a fully packed thriller movie ambushing emotions and making it compelling to watch.

There Will Be Blood

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Director/Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. Connor

Paul Thomas Anderson is perhaps the best movie producer in history and Daniel Day-Lewis is probably the best entertainer ever, and the duo’s first ever coordinated effort brought about perhaps the best film at any point made. There Will Be Blood is a dramatization set at the turn of the twentieth century that follows a savage oilman named Daniel Plainview, played by Day-Lewis in an Oscar-winning performance. The film narratives Daniel’s ceaseless hunger for power at the any cost—including his young child H.W. also, a neighborly minister played by Paul Dano. This is a specifically rich, profound character-driven show so you sort of must be in the correct state of mind for it. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you are, at that point you’re in for a treat. – Adam Chitwood

The Interview

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Directed by: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Written by: Dan Sterling
Cast: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Randall Park, Lizzy Caplan, and Diana Bang

The 2014 parody The Interview broadly got involved in outrage when North Korea’s legislature communicated alarm over the reason, prodding Sony Pictures to forego a wide dramatic release. Yet, when all the residue settled, people could finally appreciate The Interview for what it is: the following advancement in the vocations of producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. On the off chance that This Is the End was the pair letting their oddity banner fly as executives, The Interview sees them venturing up their game, endeavoring to string a parody through the undercover work and activity kinds. It generally works, as the story finds a Ryan Seacrest-like anchor person (James Franco) collaborating with his maker (Seth Rogen) to go talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (Randall Park). Yet, before they leave, they’re enlisted by the U.S. government to kill Kim Jong-un while they’re at his royal residence for the meeting. It’s reckless, eager, and surely senseless, and keeping in mind that it’s possibly not as satisfyingly strong as This Is the End, it’s a commendable enormous swing.

Sleepless in Seattle

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Director: Nora Ephron

Writers: Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, and Jeff Arch

Cast: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman, Gaby Hoffman, Ross Malinger, and Rob Reiner

A classic romantic moving from 26 countries only to let the stars of two adorable people meet. If there was ever a classic romantic comedy, Sleepless is Seattle is totally a catch. Starring Tom Hanks as a widower living in Seattle, whose life takes turns in a way that several women falls for him as he narrates his love struggles over the radio show, kuddos to his son to dial the love number for his father. Meg Ryan plays a Baltimore reporter who is touched by the radio show, and sets on a journey to know the mystery man. Nora Ephron directs this story perfectly, with its romantic center, whip-smart sense of humor, and feel-good ending. Will the little boy, get his mom and his father a wife? You will know if you watch it!

Elf

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Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: David Berenbaum

Cast: Will Ferrell, Zoey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, and Bob Newhart

Elf is definitely a Christmas classic, the Elf is adorable and funny in equal measure. Chronicling the life of Will Ferrell who plays Buddy the Elf, a human who’s raised in the North Pole and his journey as he sets off to find in biological father in the New York City. He understandably has trouble adjusting in a whole new world. Ferrell at his best as he hits the right notes of comedy to maintain the emotional stakes and makes the movie adorning each time you watch.

Baby mama

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Director/Writer: Michael McCullers

Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, Sigourney Weaver and Steve Martin

The 2008 Baby Mama will leave your stomach in tangles with the whip smart Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy , however not the best, but good enough for a number of laughs and for it’s joyful affair. Fey plays a single women who decides to have a baby via surrogacy. Poehler playing her irresponsible, peril and obnoxious surrogate. However, Poehler’s character isn’t actually pregnant and has to keep the rouse going. It’s a fun packed comedy drama you can’t let go.

Sleepy Hollow

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Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker

Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Walken

What do you get when you combine the writer of Seven with the cinematographer behind The Revenant, director Tim Burton, and an iconically spooky story? You get Sleepy Hollow. Undoubtedly one of the best ‘Halloween” movies ever made. It is evocative and will totally give you chills. Johnny Depp plays the role of a police constable Ichabod Crane who is dispatched to investigate a series of beheadings to a titular compact town in 1799. Hop in to the journey of revealing mysteries of this superstitious town and to cherish Tim Burton’s one of the best films.

Cloud Atlas

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Directors/Writers: Lana Wachowski, Lily Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer

Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Aarcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant

It’s no surprise this film is the brainchild of The Matrix directors Lana and Lily Wachowski, and they directed this wildly ambitious adaptation alongside Tom Tykwer. Cloud Atlas is something that is een to believed, however not everyone’s cup of tea to watch nearly a 3 hour movie. The epic traverses time and space, telling six stories set in different time periods and locations but featuring a similar company of actors. A sci-fi epic, historical drama, tragic romance, crime thriller, and comedic farce all rolled into one, only to mould an epic movie. The cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant and when with them, there is always something interesting happening onscreen. It is a weirdly phenomenal movie and you will find yourself moved in surprising ways. Here, everything is connected and deja vu runs through bones.

Total Recall

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Director: Paul Verhoeven

Writers: Ronal Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, and Gary Goldman

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox

If you’re in mood for sci-fi movie, you possibly can’t go wrong with Total Recall. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker who suddenly looses his memory and finds himself thrust into the into the world of espionage involving a colony on Mars. It’s crazy, hilarious and thrilling and an absolute treat to watch Schwarzenegger playing his best as he can. So pull up your blanket and get your ass to watch this.

Dolemite Is My Name

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Director: Craig Brewer
Writers: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, and Titus Burgess
Not exclusively does the Netflix unique satire film Dolemite Is My Name give us the best Eddie Murphy execution in years, it’s likewise only an immensely engaging film about innovative articulation. The film depends on the genuine story of Rudy Ray Moore, a comic who expected to bring his hit standup character “Dolemite” to the majority by composing, creating, and featuring in a very low-spending film. Much the same as Bowfinger, this film is an entertaining off camera story of one man’s innovative energy becoming animated despite seemingly insurmountable opposition. Murphy is unstable, Da’Vine Joy Randolph gives the meaning of an advancement execution, and Wesley Snipes goes full To Wong Fu in a preposterous turn as the chief of the Dolemite film. This is an amazingly engaging entertaining comedy that is additionally fantastically rousing.

Pan’s Labyrinth

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Director/Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Alex Angulo, and Doug Jones

Producer Guillermo del Toro caused a ripple effect with his 2001 Spanish-language dramatization The Devil’s Backbone and lined that up with studio films where he investigated thoughts of immensity—Blade II and Hellboy. Be that as it may, after those increasingly business plays, del Toro came back to his underlying foundations for his 2006 artful culmination Pan’s Labyrinth. The story happens five years after the Spanish Civil War in 1944 Spain and revolves around a little youngster named Ofelia, whose stepfather is chasing down the Spanish Maquis who battle against the Francoist system and whose pregnant mother is becoming progressively sick. Ofelia loses herself in a legendary world occupied by animals that are beautifully charming yet unfathomably perilous. Del Toro’s blend of imagination, show, and catastrophe is wonderful, and the film was designated for Best Foreign Language Film as well as Best Original Screenplay.

Steve Jobs

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Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jeff Daniels

One of the most underestimated movies of the 2010s, Steve Jobs isn’t the film you think it is. Aaron Sorkin has made the counter biopic—the exemplification of a man’s existence without really indicating an incredible features. The film is organized in three acts that happen progressively, concentrating on three significant Apple occasions. The first is the dispatch of the Macintosh PC, the second is the dispatch of NeXT, and the third is the dispatch of the iMac. Each demonstration resembles a smaller than expected play, however the behind the stage going-on uncover such a great amount about Steve Jobs the man through Michael Fassbender’s sensational exhibition. It’s a thrillingly creative approach to make a “biopic,” and unfortunately many missed this one when it hit theaters. Engaging, clever, and at last keen, Steve Jobs is an underestimated pearl.

The Irishman

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci

Try not to be overwhelmed by the 3.5-hour runtime on The Irishman. Martin Scorsese’s epic about the life of Teamster and hired gunman Frank Sheeran flies by as it transforms from engaging horde story to an incredible intercession on life, age, and lament. Sheeran (Robert De Niro) discloses to us his biography of being companions with mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and Teamster pioneer Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) and how these fellowships met into dangerous results with Frank stuck in the center. The film disposes of the charm of movies like Goodfellas and Casino and rather centers around the moderate rot of a man who has consistently considered himself to be a decent officer when actually he should simply offer brutality and self-centeredness. A long way from “simply one more horde film” from Scorsese, The Irishman is an amazing glance at your sundown years and thinking about the decisions you’ve made throughout everyday life. It’s among Scorsese’s ideal. – Matt Goldberg

The Matrix

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Directors/Writers: The Wachowskis
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that The Matrix has revolutionized the way of action cinema. The filmmaker siblings The Wachowskis presented something so unique and striking that it took a minute to understand what was going on while you were actually watching. The story of Neo (Keanu Reeves) being told that he’s living in a simulated reality, and that in the real world humans are essentially batteries used by machines, is epic. The visual storytelling techniques of the Wachwskis grabs your attention like the nutella in your refrigerator and never let’s it go. From the eye-popping “bullet scenes” to the hand-to-hand combat sequences that defied gravity. The matrix and it’s sequences truly are the greatest films ever made. The upcoming The Matrix 4 also features Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. So watch the franchise before the Matrix 4 release.

Haywire

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Director: Steven Soderbergh

Writer: Lem Dobbs

Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas

A highly underrated gem of 2011, Haywire is a must watch. The film stars Gina Carano playing a role of a black ops operative, who is betrayed by her employees and condemned to assasination. However, she needs to unravel a conspiracy and save her back before it’s too late. You sign up for intrigue but stay absolutely for the the iconic brutal scene with Michael Fassbender

Bad Boys

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Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mullholland, and Doug Richardson
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Tea Leoni, and Joe Pantoliano

Before Michael Bay’s name was associated with action and sci-fi movies, the filmmaker cut his teeth on a smaller scale with his 1995 film- Bad Boys. But, trust me it still holds up. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star as two cocky, cheeky Miami detectives investigating $100 million of seized mafia money who end up protecting a witness. Bad Boys is flashy and propulsive and truly worth the watch.

Let It Snow

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Director: Luke Snellin
Writers: Laura Solon, Victoria Strouse, and Kay Cannon
Cast: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Liv Hewson, Odeya Rush, Jacob Batalon, Kiernan Shipka, Joan Cusack

Let it Snow is a breezy holiday rom-com that finds a series of overlapping love stories on one fateful Christmas- snowy day. A sweet film dashing through dramas of teen friendship, blossoming romance and too much teen drama. It’s a delight to watch the new young up-comers. Let it Snow is totally a ticket to your Netflix lazy times if you prefer the old fashioned sweet romance.

Inside man

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Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Russell Gewirtz

Cast: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

While Spike Lee has made extraordinary and exemplary movies in his direction career, the 2006 crime thriller Inside Man proves to be one of his finest works and is truly an entertainment feature. The story revolves around a bank heist from the view point of both the perpetrator and authorities outside, which is yet another cliche. But Lee just knows how to beautifully mend a cliche into a phenomenal storyline, ambushing with twists that will keep you intrigued throughout the movie. Denzel Washington serves best as the protagonist cop, but Clive Owen’s bank robber knows to get the spotlight on him. This is a popcorn flick by way of Spike Lee, which itself should be the reason to add this to your watch list.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Melissa Mathison

Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, and Robert MacNaughton

E.T is one of Spielberg’s classics. There’s no doubt in that, obviously. It’s just not any alien story, it’s special masterpiece and a dear work for the filmmaker. It’s not sufficient for Spielberg to simply narrate a story about an alien, he had already done that with Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The story is about a family torn apart by a divorce and the lonely boy who finds his solace in the impeccable friendship with a homesick alien. The plot devices go hand in hand, interacting well with one another and it’s a testament to Speilberg’s genuis mind that they blend so perfectly. A movie full of adventure, imagination, enhanced visual effects, drama, a perfect mix of pure movie magic and grounded emotionality that makes it a quintessential Spielberg movie. Ignoring this masterpiece can truly be a drawback, give it a watch.

Zodiac

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Director: David Fincher

Writer: James Vanderbilt

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Chloe Sevigny, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, and John Carroll Lynch

In mood for a drama-thriller? Well, search no more and indulge yourself in David Fincher’s Zodiac which promises to serve your mood. The movie chronicles the hunt for the Zodiac killer in 1960s and 70s. Jake Gyllenhaal performs the role of a cartoonist who grows obsessed with figuring out the identity of the serial killer. Fincher’s knack of details and terrific performance of Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, and Anthony Edwards gives this movie an edgy touch. The film is absorbing, darkly funny and terrifying at the same time making it Fincher’s one of the best kinds.

The Guest

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Director: Adam Wingard

Writer: Simon Barrett

Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Ethan Embry, and Lance Reddick

If you had been considering You’re Next to be a breath of fresh air to horror genre, guess you are unaware of The Guest. A complete twist on the action-thriller genre that is one part Terminator and the other part a classic John Carpenter. The film stars Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens as an unpleasant, possibly evil war veteran who shows up suddenly at the home of one of his individual fighters, who kicked the bucket in fight. The family can’t choose if the titular visitor’s aims are acceptable, awful, or a smidgen of a both, however most definitely, this is an uncontrollably engaging riff on great tropes, with a saucy finale that will leave you grinning. So in case you’re in the mind-set for something exciting, somewhat terrifying, and a ton of fun, look no further.

Minority Report

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Scott Frank and Jon Cohen

Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, and Max von Sydow

Steven Spielberg is probably the best directors who’s at any point lived, but on the other hand he’s one of the directors who has continued producing masterworks for every decade f his career . The mid 2000s denoted a time of striking imaginative endeavors for Spielberg, with 2002’s sci-fi mystery spine chiller Minority Report standing apart as one of his closest to perfect work yet underrated. Tom Cruise stars as skipper of the Washington D.C. police department’s PreCrime unit, which utilizes three “precogs”— or a trio of people in a vat a goo—who foresee wrongdoing before it occurs. The veracity of this precognition is tossed into whack when Cruise’s character is fingered for a future murder. He goes on the hurry to attempt to prove his guiltlessness, at the same time haunted by the loss of his child. It’s an exciting, outwardly shocking science fiction passage that additionally got a great deal right when it came to predicting the future.

Taxi Driver

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Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Paul Schrader

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, and Albert Brooks

One of the best and most compelling movies at any point made, Taxi Driver is an out and out perfect work of art. The 1976 neo-noir follows a forlorn veteran and taxi driver named Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) looking for reason. Sickened with the expanding foulness in the city of New York City—through his eyes—Travis choosesto take the matters in his hand to have a control over issues and tidy up the roads himself. The film narratives Travis’ plunge into progressively fierce conduct, and how one’s perspective can be twisted to such an extent that they consider themselves to be a hero, when rather they’re terrible. This is a convoluted film with no simple answers and no black and white, as Scorsese analyzes the ethically dim world we live in. Through enormous gave creation, an unforgettable score by Bernard Hermann, and probably the best execution ever from De Niro, Taxi Driver stays one of the most interesting and successful at any point made.

Drive

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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Writer: Hossein Amini

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaacs, and Albert Brooks

Drive may not be everyone’s choice of movie, but it’s certainly not what it sounds like,But boy what an amazing and transfixing twist on a “thriller” Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver, but his life takes high roads when he strikes up a relationship with his neighbor, played by Carey Mulligan. The film tackles the issue of violence and masculinity, while wrapped in a semi-sweet romantic story. It’s surprising, flummoxing, hypnotic and incredibly cool. Do give it a watch.

Groundhog Day

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Director: Harold Ramis

Writers: Harold Ramis and Danny Rubin

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Brian Doyle-Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Chris Elliott

How would you feel if you had to relive a specific day through a span of time? When everything you do is just a day- lived and a new beginning to relive the same incidents the following day. The catch is its only you who knows that you’re reliving so can be unapologetic about everything you do and live without repent. Groundhog Day chronicles the life of Star Bill Murray who happens to be reliving the “GRoundhog Day” over and over. Not even for a second you would feel bored even when the incidents repeat, as Murray enlightens the movie by his delightful, hilarious and humor of this wholly unique and resonant story. Andie MacDowell proves to be perfect romantic and comedic foil for Murray’s pomposity. Groundhog Day is a solid watch, so grab some popcorn and do give it a watch.

Inception

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Director/Writer: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Subsequent to making one of the most widely praised superhero motion pictures in history with The Dark Knight, producer Christopher Nolan set out to test whether Hollywood could even now wager enormous on unique thoughts with his costly 2010 science fiction actioner Inception. As much as $828.3 million in the cinema world and different Oscar selections, crowds and critics the same reacted energetically, and hence another great classic was conceived. Leonardo DiCaprio plays an expert thief haunted by his past who takes on one final employment. The catch? His heists occur inside individuals’ brains, as he’s entrusted with either stealing or planting data in somebody’s mind. Inception is an outwardly shocking undertaking that likewise brags one the most energizing endings in ongoing memory.

Just Friends

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Director: Roger Kumble

Writer: Adam Davis

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, and Chris Klein

The first thing that clicks your head when talking about Ryan Reynold is a spunky action hero, but let’s not forget this guy as an incredibly talented comedic actor. Roger Kumble’s underrated movie ‘just friends’ is a wonderful story beyond words. It’s a wonderful showcase of Reynold’s skills. The story is about a goofy-chubby, sensitive Chris who is now a chic magnet and a successful music producer. Anna Faris also strikes an amzing performance here as a play on a Britney Spears-esque pop star. Reynold and Anna share a fantastic chemistry, however Reynold’s character gets unexpectedly stranded in his hometown with Faris in tow as he is forced to confront his former BFF and also his first love from high school. The entire thing is elevated to another comedic level that will leave your stomach in knots.

Uncut Gems

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Directors: Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie

Writers: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, and Ronald Bronstein

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett, Julia Fox, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, and Eric Bogosian

The must-see spine chiller Uncut Gems contains potentially the best execution of Adam Sandler’s vocation. He plays a Jewish gem dealer and a gambling addict in New York City’s Diamond District who much track down an expensive gem he purchased in order to pay off his debts.

This Netflix movie accounts his excursion essentially minute-by-minute, with executives Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie keeping up a breathtaking feeling throughout. Truly, from basically the primary scene to the last scene, this is a nail-gnawing spine chiller that will have your stomach in tangles.

The Back to the Future Trilogy

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Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson

Back to the Future is one of the best movies on Netflix. The first Back to the Future is a full-on cinematic classic. Robert Zemeckis started with the chunk of a thought — what if you went to high school with your parents? — and molded that into an unforgettable sci-fi time travel yarn.

Michael J. Fox’s performance is vital in keeping the film grounded as it dives  into the depths of time travel physics, and Zemeckis’ use of plot mirroring in the spin-offs brings on a splendid turn on the “free will vs. determinism” debate. While the sequels aren’t as tantamount as the first, there’s a ton of future stuff in Part II and the final chapter, Part III, is really a love letter to the Western genre.

Django Unchained

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Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, and Don Johnson

Quentin Tarantino’s most successful film to date, box office-wise, is still his 2012 Western Django Unchained. The main thrust of the story is about a slave named Django . The story revolves around Django (Jamie Foxx) who is liberated by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), with whom he teams up, to rescue his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from a dangerous plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

At 165 minutes in length this Netflix movie is a truly an epic, but it’s intriguing and entertaining at every turn, and special thanks to performances by Foxx and Washington that made the fim a huge success and also one of Tarantino’s most passionate films. Waltz won an Oscar for his “supporting” performance, but DiCaprio as usual delivers a truly outstanding villainous performance here as Calvin Candie.

Django Unchained is one of the best movies on Netflix right now.

Road to Perdition

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Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: David Self

Cast: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Jude Law, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tyler Hoechlin

For one reason or another we seem to have collectively forgotten how outstanding Road to Perdition is. The 2002 film was the second feature from director Sam Mendes after he won a number of Oscars for American Beauty, and it’s an all-timer in terms of cinematography, score, and overall amazing crafting of the film.

The story’s not awful either! Set in 1931, the film narrates the story of an enforcer for the Irish mob (Tom Hanks) who must go on the run with his son (Tyler Hoechlin). It’s narrated entirely through the eyes of the young fellow. It’s full of intrigue and exciting twists and turns.

This crime drama is a father-son story about the effect of violence, and whether a soul can ever be redeemed. It’s heady stuff for a gangster movie, with jaw-droppingly beautiful (and Oscar-winning!) cinematography from Conrad L. Hall, who passed away after shooting the film.

If you love crime drama then Road to Perdition is surely the best movie to watch on Netflix right now.

The Social Network

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Director: David Fincher

Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, and Rashida Jones

The Social Network is a showstopper. It likewise happens to be one of the most rewatchable Netflix movies at any point made. Rarely, has an executive and screenwriter blending been so better coordinated, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin lifting each other’s best impulses and dampening each other’s worst.

This cool, sharp show is undeniably more than a “Facebook” film, as it utilizes the emotional “cause story” of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg to tell a much larger story about what happens when the people running the world’s largest companies are barely out of college. There’s a practically mythic quality to the ascent and fall of Zuckerberg here — the “was it justified, despite all the trouble at long last?” philosophical inquiries. Yet, this film likewise just completely slaps/rules/kills so hard.

The Oscar-winning score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is an all-clock, the exhibitions are exceptional, the content is great, and the heading is completely amazing. Watch this film!

Can’t Hardly Wait

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Directors/Writers: Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont

Cast: Ethan Embry, Lauren Ambrose, Seth Green, Peter Facinelli, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Charlie Korsmo, and Jenna Elfman

If you like your comedy with a hefty dose of nostalgia, the 1998 film Can’t Hardly Wait can be your next watch. This Netflix movie is your standard 90s teen comedy, but there’s a certain charm that makes it impeccable and kinda timeless.

On graduation day at a high school, various teens tying up to loose ends at a party before they enter the college life.. Ethan Embry is The Shy Guy who just wants to confess his love to his crush (Jennifer Love Hewitt).Former childhood  BFFs Lauren Ambrose and Seth Green get locked in a bathroom together and are no longer able to continue acting like unknown strangers, and Charlie Korsmo  singing “Paradise City’ as he gets completely wasted. Teen drama portrayed in a seamless way making it a must watch movie.

This is surely one of best movies to watch on Netflix right now.

District 9

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Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchel

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, and Vanessa Haywood

The 2009 science fiction District 9 stays one of the most strikingly unique science fiction movies to watch on Netflix. The film’s style develops through the span of the running time, and it starts in documentary fashion as it follows a South African bureaucrat  named Wikus (Sharlto Copley) who has been entrusted with migrating a settlement of extra-earthbound displaced people (it’s really similar to The Office towards the start).

In the realm of the story, a rocket crash-landed almost 20 years earlier, and the aliens have been kept inside a camp called District 9. Co-writer/director Neill Blomkamp makes a splendid moral story for xenophobia and social isolation, secured by a character who’s basically Michael Scott or David Brent. In addition, the enhanced visualizations are gigantic. Hilarious, tragic, and evidently extraordinary, District 9 is a really unique science fiction film.

The Florida Project

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Director: Sean Baker

Writers: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch

Cast: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, and Caleb Landry Jones

The Florida Project is a brilliant Netflix movie and will always leave you with teary eyes and gloomy state as you watch it. The film revolves around  a six-year-old girl named Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) who lives in a motel in Kissimmee, Florida, just around the corner from DisneyWorld.

In Moonee’s eyes, her days are filled with adventure and happiness and makes the best out of living week-to-week in a motel with her single mother. But if we look from another side of the spectrum, i.e through the eyes of Bobby (Willem Dafoe), the motel’s manager, we see the abject poverty surrounding its tenants, and the loops they continue getting stuck in without any promise of upward mobility.

Like Boyhood this story feels at once individualistic and universal, and Sean Baker’s docudrama-like filmmaking makes the events feel all too real. This is an essential watch.

Goldeneye

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Director: Martin Campbell

Writers: Jeffrey Caine and Bruce Feirstein

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Isabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, and Joe Don Baker

Golden Eye the first Bond movie to star Pierce Brosnan and the founder director  Martin Campbell tackling a story that wrestles with the relevance of spy- James Bond in a post cold-war world. GoldenEye is an action-thriller packed movie that keeps the audience intrigued by phenomenal action sequences. From the sexually charged fight with Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen)to James bond driving a tank.

The Gift

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Director/Writer: Joel Edgerton

Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton

If you’re looking for some psychological thriller with twists and turns, The Gift can cater to your requirements. Check out The Gift for Jason Bateman’s finest performances. Written and directed by Joel Edgerton, the film is about a married couple (Bateman and Rebecca Hall) who move to Los Angeles and meet someone from Bateman’s past, played by Edgerton.

The man then begins delivering weird gifts and shows up unannounced, but there’s much more happening here. This is an excellent contained thriller with some top-notch performances that will keep you compelled throughout the movie.

These are top 10 best movies on Netflix. This list was last updated on June 3, 2020. We will keep updating this list on a weekly basis as new title premieres on the streaming platform.

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Directors/Writers: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt, and Neil Patrick Harris

Phill Lord and Chris Miller wrote and directed an animation feature back in 2009- Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs before they upended convention with wildly entertaining films like The Lego Movie and Jump Street films. The animation feature is as delightful and as it runs in the same vein as other Phill Lord and Chris Miller movies; a perfect blend of goofy humour, high octane visuals, well thought intricate jokes and great compassion.

Phill and Chris started off with a nugget of an idea- What if it rains food? which took imagination and animation to a next level. Bill Hader voices a wannabe scientist named Flint who lives in a tint town called Swallow Falls. The scientists is thrown into a peril when one of his inventions starts turning water into food, it literally starts raining all sorts of delicious and gigantic treats- from taco to burger to sandwich- it’s truly a delicious rain of food that will make your mouth water. It promises to entertain all age groups.

Lady Bird

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Director/Writer: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Odeya Rush

I am glad Lady Bird exists and is the epitome of Greta Gerwig finest works, who can go beyond into the exploration of a movie. At first I was skeptical if the movie would be too autobiographical and probably Gerwig would have unintentionally created a parody of her mumblecore roles. But to my surprise, she provided a film that was personal and specific. A movie that relishes its lived-in relationships while never being exclusionary.

This Netflix movie is one of the best examples the genre has to offer and can be a guide for generations. Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf delivers one of the best performances as they go beyond in exploring the highs and lows in their mother-daughter relationship. Watching Lady Bird’s rocky senior year of high school, with all honest missteps and wrong doings of a teenager, turns Gerwig’ debut into an unforgettable and impeccable feature.

Lady Bird is undoubtedly one of the best movies streaming on Netflix.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Director: Jake Kasdan
Writers: Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan
Cast: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill

Much like Hot Rod and Step Brothers, the 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a film that wasn’t a big hit in the theatres, but grew as a passionate cult in the ensuing years. It’s possibly because it breaks all records and is immensely funny and one of the most loved comedy movies of the 21st century.

This Netflix movie is a sendup of Cradle-tOo-Grave music biopics like Walk the line and Ray as it chronicles the trajectory of Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) from an aspiring musician to a worldwide superstar. But the film goes beyond parody to get into the depths of the history of music , as Dewey incorporates real life stories from legends like The Beach Boys and The Beatles. The songs are captivating , catchy and funny as hell. If you missed this one in theaters, catch up on this deliriously funny comedy film on Netflix now.

Clueless

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Director/Writer: Amy Heckerling
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Stacey Dash, and Dan Heday

It’s staggering how Clueless‘ story and characters remain as funny, compelling and relevant even today as it did back in 1995. Amy Heckerling’s film is a riff on the Jane Austen novel Emma but with a modern teen sensibility.

This Netflix film is about Tai who gets a makeover from Cher (Alicia Silverstone), a beautiful, popular and privileged girl. The movie literally feels like it’s talking to your teenage self, in the most supernatural way. Trust me, you need to give this movie a watch and I assure you won ‘t be disheartened.

It is one of the best movies streaming on Netflix right now.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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Director/Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack, and Paul RudD

The Perks of being a Wallflower- both the movie and the book should be consumed by each and every teen. It may not be the guide to how a teenager is expected to be like, but rather how it feels to different than others, but still find yourself connecting to plenty scenes. Writer/ director Stephen Chobsky adapts his own novel with a 2012 feature film about a teenager named Charlie who struggles with depression and anxiety through his first year of high school, with flashes from the past that makes him numb. However, he finds companionship and support through a lovely group of seniors. It may sound like million other cliche teen movie but there’s something unique about this movie that will keep you intrigued. Don’t sleep on tghis underrated gem.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

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Director: David Fincher
Writer: Eric Roth
Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Mahershala Ali, Julia Ormond, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, and Jason Flemyng

The 2008 drama The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is a love story about death. David Fincher’s epic story chronicles the entire life of it’s peculiar character, who is born old and ages in reverse. The movie uses cutting edge visual effects technology that adds more essence to the film and the characters Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett to act at various ages. A beautiful and pragmatic movie that spans decades and when viewed through the prism of death, is a poetic piece of art. It’s one of Fincher’s most sensitive films.

It is surely one of the best movies on Netflix.

Molly’s Game

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Director/Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp

If you’re looking for a great poker movie with a crackerjack script on Netflix, Aaron Sorkin’s directoral debut Molly’s Game is perfect to fix your mood. Based on a true story, Jessica Chastain enacts the role of the women who becomes the target of FBI investigation after the underground poker empire, run by her for the Hollywood celebrities is exposed. The script isn’t that tight as Sorkin’s other movies, but Jessica Chastain incredible acting will leave you splendid

Hail, Caesar!

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Directors/Writers: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Cast: George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and Frances McDormand

This 2016 comedy from the Coen Brothers earned solid reviews but is still underrated. Hail, Caesar! takes you back to the time in 1951 and chronicles a day in the life of Addie Mannix (Josh Brolin), who’s a fixer for a movie studio called Capital Pictures. He spends the day trying to stave off various scandals, put out fires and tracks down a missing superstar. George Clooney delivers one of his best performances.

The Ring

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Director: Gore Verbinski
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, and Brian Cox

2002 massive hit- The Ring is one of the best horror remakes in the Hollywood Cinema. It grosses nearly $250 miilion at the box office, and also earned director Gore Verbinski his next job in Disney Movie- Pirates of the Caribbean. Horror remakes are tough but Verbinski’s strong handle on tone and tension made it fall just perfect. The story follows a journalist who probes a cursed videotape that apparently kills anyone who watches it in the span of 7 days. Mystery and tensions throughout the movie will keep you at the edge of the knife.

13th

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Director: Ava DuVernay
Writers: Spencer Averick and Ava DuVernay

This Netflix documentary looks at the massive incarceration of the minorities following the passage of 13th Ammendment. It explores the intersection of race, justice and incarceration in US and throws light on the sloppy constitution. It’s not just ingrained racism that results in such a widespread incarceration but also the slavery that has been perpetrated since the end of American cold war.

For the financial incentive, it’s good business to lock people up. 13th shows how the blacks were targeted by media, government and by businesses to create a new form of slavery. This Netflix documentary will infuriate you, depress you and will make you question the system that has repeatedly done egrigious harm to the fellow citizens. As Barack Obama said, “US had 5% of world population but 25% world prisoners”, shows the atrocities on the blacks and the sufferings they have been through.

Da 5 Bloods

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Director: Spike Lee

Cast: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Jonathan Majors, and Chadwick Boseman

After winning the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for BlacKkKlansman, the legend- Spike Lee decided to address the Vietnam War with Da 5 Bloods. A straightforward story. The film follows four Vietnam wars, the veterans who travel back to Vietnam in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and a pile of gold they left behind. But that’s not all, Lee examines the issues of family, race and American Exceptionalism in the outmost amazing ways. It’s a thrill to watch thiis masterpiece and Dilroy Lindo totally deserves the Oscar -worthy lead performance.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

 

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Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Sergio Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni, Age & Scarpelli

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach

A plot that revolves around who gets the gold. A race to uncover the stolen gold with Blondie ( Clint Eastwood), who knows the location of grave, Angel Eyes ( Lee Van Cleef), who knows about the treasure, and Tuco (Eli Wallach), a scoundrel who wants to keep Blondie alive only because he knows the location of the treasure. Ennio Morricone’s unforgettable score makes the movie even more compelling and provides an edge to the scenes as it aggravates the intensity of the scene. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly moves quicker and with more power than films half its size. Who will get the treasure? Any guesses?

Marriage Story

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Director/Writer: Noah Baumbach

Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta

Warning: Marriage story will wreck you. It may not be the best films of 2019 but surely is Noah Baumbach’s best film ever made. The story impeccably chronicles the process of divorce from seperation to finalization , complicating the matters even more as Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson share a child. Baumbach naratting the story from both ends, provides an insight into their broken marriage, no matter which side you fall on in the end, you have deep empathy for both. The brilliant crafting of the characters- Driver and Johansson makes it one of the best performances that almost feels so real. The love that the couple had fades away in the process of divorcing, taking through twists and turns, makes it heartbreaking to see them separate. Marriage story isn’t something that should be missed.

A Ghost Story

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Director/Writer: David Lowery

Cast: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara

A Ghost story may not be a preffered movie for all. This 2017 drama finds Casey Affleck playing a man who kicks the bucket and comes back to haunt his wife ( Rooney Mara) and the house. Resonating the vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the husband finds his wife grieving, and gradually see her depression turn into acceptance and hope. No special effects are used throughout the movie, it’s just Affleck wearing a white sheet and moping around, as silent as a shadow. But the construction of the film reflecting sorrow, fear and emptiness makes this one unique.

A Single Man

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Director: Tom Ford

Writers: Tom Ford and David Scearce

Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicolas Hoult, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin

Tom Ford’s impeccable eye and chic style benefited his directorial debut to be absolutely entrancing and gorgeous piece of cinema with no spared attention to aesthetic detail. Uplifting and depressing at the same time, A single Man stars Colin Firth as a quiet middle aged professor mourning his wife’s death and finds himself in a place to take away his own life in the coming night, but edges over his own will when he reunites with his old friend (Julianne Moore) and sparks up a romance with his student (Nicolas Hoult). Emotionally dense , this movie packs in some powerhouse performances and announced Ford as filmmaker capable of translating his artistic eye onto the big screen

Philadelphia

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Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, and Antonio Banderas

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme pulled off one of the finest movies in the history with following his Oscar winning thriller Silence of the Lambs with the Oscar winning drama Philadelphia. The film stars Tom Hanks as senior associate at a large law firm who is fired because of his AIDs diagnosis and sexuality as suspected by him. Denzel Washington plays the role of a lawyer who is the only one willing to represent him. Released in 1993, a time when the hot-button topics were considered a taboo. However, Demme’s intense handle on the point of view dials the audience into the homophobia and AIDS panic that Hanks character has been experiencing on a daily basis. Philadelphia remains one of the profound courtroom daramas of the 90’s. Hanks totally deserved the Oscar for his intense delivery in the film, followed by his second Oscar a year later in Forrest Gump.

Tootsie

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Director: Sydney Pollack

Writers: Larry Gelbart and Murray Schisgal

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, and Charles Durning

A pitch-perfect movie from the beginning till the end. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman who is a talented actor but can’t get a job as he’s too difficult and stubborn. An idea ticks in and he then decides to impersonate a women to get a role, as his alter ego “Dorothy Michaels” manages to get a role in a dailytime soap. Living the life as women makes Tootsie explore a lot of entities, a journey of self-discovery with perfect equipoise between comedy and drama.

Jerry Maguire

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Director/Writer: Cameron Crowe

Cast: Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Regina King, and Jonathan Lipnick

Writer/ director Cameron Crowe’s uniquely structured romantic drama isn’t any usual romantic story of “opposites attract, fall for each other and happily live after” it’s rather a story of what actually happens when two strikingly different personalities get together. It can be way too dramatic and emotional at times, but hang in there- this one’s a true masterpiece. Tom Cruise is the titular sports agent who throws away his career and finds himself left with just one client. Renee Zellweger being the only supportive person leaves the agency with him. The two indulge in some unlikely romance, with both constantly going through significant changes in their personal lives. If you don’t get the “You complete me” scene, you’re dead inside.

Miss Americana

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Director: Lana Wilson

The Taylor Swift Netflix documentary Miss Americana is far from your typical music doc. It isn’t even really all that focused on Swift’s music so much as it is on Swift as a person. More specifically, it’s a film about Swift’s long journey to figuring out how not to let other’s opinion bother her, and how that manifests in her feminist awakening and decision to publicly express her political opinion — which we see occur in real-time. Some will ding the film for being too manicured, and in truth it’s next to impossible to impart how heavy a hand Swift had in the tailoring of the documentary re: her self image.
But the Netflix documentaries’ actual snapshots of insight are hard to ignore, and it’s entrancing to watch Swift grapple with who she is as a human being while also being one of the most acclaimed individuals on the planet.

Crip Camp

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Directors: Nicole Newnham and Jim Lebrecht

The first Netflix documentary to hail from executive producers Michelle and Barack Obama was the Oscar-winning American Factory, and their second effort Crip Camp is just as great if not better. The film sparkles a light on the individuals who spent most of their adult lives fighting for basic human rights, with many having attended a camp for disabled tends called Camp Jened in the 1970s.
Incredible archival footage from this camp opens the film, but we then follow the various people we’ve met as they spend the next few decades embroiled in activism to pass legislation to make the world accessible for those with disabilities. It’s a fight that never should have had to be fought in the first place, and it’s both inspiring and infuriating to see how tirelessly these individuals had to push and push and push to affect even the tiniest bit of change.

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