100 Best IMDb Rated Movies on Netflix UK

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Last updated: 2019-05-19

Looking for what to watch on Netflix UK? 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 (excluding Originals) on Netflix UK currently streaming on the service, updated regularly as titles come and go.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Actor(s):   Ali Astin, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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Inception


Inception 2010

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, a man runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to mold their thoughts.

Actor(s):   Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Pete Postlethwaite, Tom Berenger, Tom Hardy

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Gladiator


Gladiator 2000

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2000

Director(s):   Ridley Scott

Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, a Roman general instead finds himself condemned to die by the late ruler's power-hungry son.

Actor(s):   Connie Nielsen, David Schofield, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Joaquin Phoenix, John Shrapnel, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Russell Crowe, Tomas Arana

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


The Good

Genre:   Western

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1966

Director(s):   Sergio Leone

While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men comb the American Southwest in search of $200,000 in stolen gold.

Actor(s):   Aldo Giuffré, Antonio Casale, Claudio Scarchilli, Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Enzo Petito, John Bartha, Lee Van Cleef, Livio Lorenzon, Luigi Pistilli, Mario Brega, Rada Rassimov

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Schindler’s List


Schindler's List 1993

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 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001

Genre:   Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2001

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

From the idyllic shire of the Hobbits to the smoking chasms of Mordor, Frodo Baggins embarks on his epic quest to destroy the ring of Sauron.

Actor(s):   Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin

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The Wolf of Wall Street


The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

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 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002

Genre:   Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2002

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Frodo and Sam head to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

Actor(s):   Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, John Bach, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sala Baker, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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Silence of the Lambs


Silence of the Lambs 1991

Genre:   Crime, Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1991

Director(s):   Not Available

FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned cannibal.

Actor(s):   Anthony Heald, Anthony Hopkins, Brooke Smith, Charles Napier, Diane Baker, Frankie Faison, Jodie Foster, Kasi Lemmons, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter

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Full Metal Jacket


Full Metal Jacket 1987

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1987

Director(s):   Stanley Kubrick

Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive in this grim drama.

Actor(s):   Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Dorian Harewood, Ed O'Ross, John Terry, Kevyn Major Howard, Kieron Jecchinis, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

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