100 Best Movies on Netflix

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Last updated: 2019-05-20

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

Black Panther


Black Panther 2018

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-09-04

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Ryan Coogler

T'Challa, the superpowered new leader of the hidden, highly advanced African nation of Wakanda, strives to protect his home from enemies old and new.

Actor(s):   Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, David S. Lee, Florence Kasumba, Forest Whitaker, John Kani, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Stan Lee, Sterling K. Brown, Winston Duke

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The Incredibles 2


The Incredibles 2 2018

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2019-01-30

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Brad Bird

When Elastigirl gets recruited for a high-profile crime-fighting mission, Mr. Incredible takes on his toughest assignment ever: full-time parenting.

Actor(s):   Bob Odenkirk, Brad Bird, Catherine Keener, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner, John Ratzenberger, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Sophia Bush

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Boyhood


Boyhood 2014

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2014

Director(s):   Richard Linklater

After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood.

Actor(s):   Elijah Smith, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Patricia Arquette

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Avengers: Infinity War


Avengers: Infinity War 2018

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2018-12-25

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Superheroes amass to stop intergalactic sociopath Thanos from acquiring a full set of Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life in the universe.

Actor(s):   Anthony Mackie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana

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Burning


Burning 2018

Genre:   Drama, Mystery

Available From:   2019-04-29

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Chang-dong Lee, Lee Chang-dong

An aspiring writer goes to the airport to pick up a high school friend returning from a trip to Africa but is disheartened to see her with another man.

Actor(s):   Ah In Yoo, ChoI Seung-ho, Jong-seo Jun, Jun Jong-seo, Kim Soo-kyung, Moon Sung-keun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in

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Coco


Coco 2017

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2018-05-29

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich

On the Dia de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy.

Actor(s):   Alanna Ubach, Alfonso Arau, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Blanca Araceli, Cheech Marin, Dyana Ortelli, Edward James Olmos, Gabriel Iglesias, Gael Garcia Bernal, Herbert Siguenza, Jaime Camil, John Ratzenberger, Lombardo Boyar, Luis Valdez, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Renee Victor, Selene Luna, Sofia Espinosa

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Room


Room 2015

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2016-12-14

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Lenny Abrahamson

Kidnapped, confined to a tiny room and raped, a young woman gives birth to a son. When he reaches his fifth birthday, she begins plotting an escape.

Actor(s):   Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy

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Aquarius


Aquarius 2016

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-01-13

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Kleber Mendonca Filho

The final holdout in her historic beachside building in Brazil, a retired music critic refuses to sell her apartment to developers bent on demolition.

Actor(s):   Buda Lira, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Humberto Carrao, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Sonia Braga, Zoraide Coleto

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Hell or High Water


Hell or High Water 2016

Genre:   Action, Crime, Western

Available From:   2016-11-18

Year:   2016

Director(s):   David Mackenzie

In a desperate bid to save their family ranch, two brothers stage a series of clever bank robberies with a pair of Texas Rangers in hot pursuit.

Actor(s):   Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Dale Dickey, Gil Birmingham, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Rankin, Marin Ireland, William Sterchi

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Carol


Carol 2015

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2017-01-01

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Todd Haynes

A wealthy married woman and a female department store clerk begin a forbidden affair in the 1950s that leads to both heartache and liberating joy.

Actor(s):   Carrie Brownstein, Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kevin Crowley, Kyle Chandler, Nik Pajic, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

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