100 Best IMDb Rated Movies on Netflix New Zealand

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

Looking for what to watch on Netflix New Zealand? The sheer volume of films on Netflix can make finding a genuinely great movie there a difficult task. To help, we’ve plucked out the 100 best IMDb rated movies on Netflix New Zealand currently streaming on the service, updated regularly as titles come and go.

The Shawshank Redemption


The Shawshank Redemption 1994
IMDb:   9.3/10

Metacritic:   80/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Frank Darabont

Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison and gradually forms a close bond with older inmate Red.

Actor(s):   Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, James Whitmore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Larry Brandenburg, Mark Rolston, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler

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The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight 2008
IMDb:   9/10

Metacritic:   84/100

Genre:   Action, Crime, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

As Batman, Lt. Gordon and the district attorney continue to dismantle Gotham's criminal underground, a new villain threatens to undo their good work.

Actor(s):   Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Morgan Freeman

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Schindler’s List


Schindler's List 1993
IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1993

Director(s):   Steven Spielberg

Oskar Schindler becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz during World War II.

Actor(s):   Andrzej Seweryn, Beatrice Macola, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Friedrich von Thun, Jonathan Sagall, Liam Neeson, Malgoscha Gebel, Mark Ivanir, Ralph Fiennes, Shmulik Levy

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The Wolf of Wall Street


The Wolf of Wall Street 2013
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   75/100

Genre:   Biography, Comedy, Crime

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese's high-rolling Wall Street drama is based on the memoirs of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose giddy career ended in federal prison.

Actor(s):   Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner

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The Usual Suspects


The Usual Suspects 1995
IMDb:   8.6/10

Metacritic:   77/100

Genre:   Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1995

Director(s):   Bryan Singer

When five unacquainted crooks are hauled into a police station to appear in a criminal lineup, they decide to pull off a heist together.

Actor(s):   Benicio Del Toro, Chazz Palminteri, Dan Hedaya, Gabriel Byrne, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlethwaite, Stephen Baldwin, Suzy Amis

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American History X


American History X 1998
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   62/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1998

Director(s):   Tony Kaye

A neo-Nazi gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can he prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps?

Actor(s):   Avery Brooks, Beverly D'Angelo, Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Elliott Gould, Ethan Suplee, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Lien, Stacy Keach

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The Departed


The Departed 2006
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   85/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2006

Director(s):   Martin Scorsese

To take down Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own men to infiltrate it, not realizing the syndicate has done the same thing.

Actor(s):   Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon

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Reservoir Dogs


Reservoir Dogs 1992
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1992

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

In Quentin Tarantino's raw directorial debut, a botched robbery indicates a police informant, and pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse.

Actor(s):   Chris Penn, Edward Bunker, Harvey Keitel, Kirk Baltz, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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Snatch


Snatch 2000
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   55/100

Genre:   Comedy, Crime

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2000

Director(s):   Guy Ritchie

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Actor(s):   Alan Ford, Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Dennis Farina, Ewen Bremner, Jason Statham, Lennie James, Mike Reid, Rade Serbedzija, Robbie Gee, Vinnie Jones

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Inglourious Basterds


Inglourious Basterds 2009
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   69/100

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2009

Director(s):   Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

A Jewish cinema owner in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi premiere, where a group of American soldiers called the Basterds plans a face-off.

Actor(s):   Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger

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