100 Best Movies on Netflix New Zealand

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Last updated: 2019-07-23

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 movies on Netflix New Zealand 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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Dunkirk


Dunkirk 2017
IMDb:   7.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Action, War

Available From:   2018-06-14

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Christopher Nolan

In May 1940, soldiers and civilians struggle by land, sea and air to evacuate the British army and their allies, Europe's last hope, from Dunkirk.

Actor(s):   Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy

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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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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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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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Annihilation


Annihilation 2018
IMDb:   6.9/10

Metacritic:   79/100

Genre:   Horror, Sci-Fi

Available From:   2018-03-12

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Alex Garland

When her husband vanishes during a secret mission, biologist Lena joins an expedition into a mysterious region sealed off by the U.S. government.

Actor(s):   Benedict Wong, David Gyasi, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny

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The Wedding Singer


The Wedding Singer 1998
IMDb:   6.8/10

Metacritic:   59/100

Genre:   Comedy, Music, Romance

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1998

Director(s):   Frank Coraci

After his fiancee leaves him at the altar, wedding singer Robbie befriends reception-hall waitress Julia, who enlists him to help plan her wedding.

Actor(s):   Adam Sandler, Alexis Arquette, Allen Covert, Angela Featherstone, Billy Idol, Christina Pickles, Christine Taylor, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Albertini Dow, Frank Sivero, Gemini Barnett, Jodi Thelen, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, Matthew Glave, Patrick McTavish, Randy Razz, Shanna Moakler, Steve Buscemi, Teddy Castellucci

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