100 Best Movies on Netflix Australia

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Last updated: 2019-07-17

Looking for what to watch on Netflix Australia? 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 movies on Netflix Australia currently streaming on the service, updated regularly as titles come and go.

ROMA


ROMA 2018
IMDb:   8.0/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2018-12-14

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

Director Alfonso Cuaron delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico's political turmoil of the 1970s.

Actor(s):   Carlos Peralta, Diego Cortina Autrey, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio

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Hereditary


Hereditary 2018
IMDb:   7.3/10

Metacritic:   87/100

Genre:   Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2019-02-15

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ari Aster

After the death of her mother, artist Annie and her family uncover their terrifying legacy and grapple with malevolent forces beyond their control.

Actor(s):   Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Christy Summerhays, Gabriel Byrne, Jarrod Phillips, Mallory Bechtel, Milly Shapiro, Toni Collette

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Spotlight


Spotlight 2015
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2016-06-22

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Tom McCarthy

A team of reporters and editors at the Boston Globe relentlessly investigate a shocking child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church.

Actor(s):   Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Paul Guilfoyle, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci

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Paddington 2


Paddington 2 2018
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   88/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2018-09-21

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Paul King

Paddington sets his heart on buying a beautiful antique book for dear Aunt Lucy's birthday, but things turn hairy when he gets blamed for its theft.

Actor(s):   Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins, Samuel Joslin

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Mad Max: Fury Road


Mad Max: Fury Road 2015
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2016-04-05

Year:   2015

Director(s):   George Miller

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Max helps a rebellious woman and a band of female prisoners flee from tyranny, fend off threats and seek their homeland.

Actor(s):   Abbey Lee, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy, Zoe Kravitz

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Paddleton


Paddleton 2019
IMDb:   7.8/10

Metacritic:   73/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2019-02-22

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Alex Lehmann

After he's diagnosed with terminal cancer, middle-aged Michael asks his neighbour friend Andy to help him end his life before the disease does.

Actor(s):   Alexandra Billings, Kadeem Hardison, Mark Duplass, Matt Bush, Ray Romano, Sierra Fisk

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High Flying Bird


High Flying Bird 2019
IMDb:   6.4/10

Metacritic:   78/100

Genre:   Drama, Sport

Available From:   2019-02-08

Year:   2019

Director(s):   Steven Soderbergh

When an NBA lockout sidelines his big rookie client, an agent hatches a bold plan to save their careers and disrupt the league's power structure.

Actor(s):   Andre Holland, Bill Duke, Bobbi A Bordley, Farah Bala, Kyle MacLachlan, Melvin Gregg, Michelle Ang, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beetz

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La La Land


La La Land 2016
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Drama, Music, Romance

Available From:   2017-11-08

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Damien Chazelle

Career aspirations run up against bittersweet romance in modern-day Los Angeles, as two artists face a heartbreaking dilemma.

Actor(s):   Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Jessica Rothe, John Legend, Meagen Fay, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling, Sonoya Mizuno

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Arrival


Arrival 2016
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   81/100

Genre:   Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2017-07-28

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Denis Villeneuve

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Actor(s):   Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Drama, Western

Available From:   2018-11-16

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Ranging from absurd to profound, these Western vignettes from the Coen brothers follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier.

Actor(s):   Brendan Gleeson, Clancy Brown, David Krumholtz, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan

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