50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix Australia

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Last updated: 2019-05-25

Looking for what to watch on Netflix? If you follow critic ratings more than others, here’s a list of 50 best critically acclaimed movies on Netflix Australia streaming right now.

Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version


Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version 1962

Genre:   Adventure, Drama, War

Available From:   2015-09-01

Year:   1962

Director(s):   David Lean

This Oscar-winning epic tells the true story of T.E. Lawrence, who helped unite warring Arab tribes to strike back against the Turks in World War I.

Actor(s):   Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn, Arthur Kennedy, Claude Rains, Donald Wolfit, Gamil Ratib, I.S. Johar, Jack Hawkins, John Dimech, Jose Ferrer, Michel Ray, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Zia Mohyeddin

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American Graffiti


American Graffiti 1973

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2017-12-01

Year:   1973

Director(s):   George Lucas

On the night before two of them leave for college, four high school pals cruise around town finding love and mischief in this coming-of-age classic.

Actor(s):   Beau Gentry, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Deby Celiz, Harrison Ford, Jana Bellan, Jim Bohan, Mackenzie Phillips, Manuel Padilla Jr., Paul Le Mat, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers, Wolfman Jack

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ROMA


ROMA 2018

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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45 Years


45 Years 2015

Genre:   Drama, Romance

Available From:   2016-03-31

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Andrew Haigh

As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary, shocking news reopens old wounds and reveals painful secrets about Geoff's past.

Actor(s):   Camille Ucan, Charlotte Rampling, David Sibley, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James, Hannah Chalmers, Richard Cunningham, Rufus Wright, Sam Alexander, Tom Courtenay

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Dunkirk


Dunkirk 2017

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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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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La La Land


La La Land 2016

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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Spotlight


Spotlight 2015

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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

Genre:   Comedy

Available From:   2018-04-14

Year:   1975

Director(s):   Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail.

Actor(s):   Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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Dirty Harry


Dirty Harry 1971

Genre:   Action, Crime, Thriller

Available From:   2015-12-31

Year:   1971

Director(s):   Don Siegel

When a madman dubbed 'The Scorpio Killer' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan is tasked with hunting down the psychopath.

Actor(s):   Andy Robinson, Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, John Larch, John Mitchum, John Vernon, Mae Mercer, Reni Santoni

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