50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix Australia

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Last updated: 2019-07-17

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
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   100/100

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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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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45 Years


45 Years 2015
IMDb:   7.1/10

Metacritic:   94/100

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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   93/100

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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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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Schindler’s List


Schindler's List 1993
IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   93/100

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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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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Paterson


Paterson 2016
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   90/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama, Romance

Available From:   2018-08-23

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Jim Jarmusch

A week in the life of Paterson a simple, routine-oriented New Jersey bus driver and poet and his whimsical, loving wife.

Actor(s):   Adam Driver, Barry Shabaka Henley, Golshifteh Farahani, Rizwan Manji

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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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Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut


Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut 1982
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   89/100

Genre:   Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2016-03-01

Year:   1982

Director(s):   Ridley Scott

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to snuff out a quartet of escaped androids.

Actor(s):   Brion James, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, Harrison Ford, James Hong, Joanna Cassidy, Joe Turkel, M. Emmet Walsh, Morgan Paull, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, William Sanderson

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