50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix Canada

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Last updated: 2019-07-18

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 Canada streaming right now.

Vertigo


Vertigo 1958
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   100/100

Genre:   Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Available From:   2016-01-01

Year:   1958

Director(s):   Alfred Hitchcock

One of Alfred Hitchcock's most compelling suspense films tells the tale of a police detective who has an all-consuming obsession with a married woman.

Actor(s):   Barbara Bel Geddes, James Stewart, Kim Novak, Tom Helmore

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Psycho


Psycho 1960
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   97/100

Genre:   Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1960

Director(s):   Alfred Hitchcock

When a larcenous real estate clerk goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel.

Actor(s):   Anthony Perkins, Frank Albertson, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, John McIntire, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, Vera Miles

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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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Carol


Carol 2015
IMDb:   7.2/10

Metacritic:   95/100

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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The Social Network


The Social Network 2010
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2010

Director(s):   David Fincher

Director David Fincher's biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard sophomore to Internet superstar.

Actor(s):   Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Brenda Song, Bryan Barter, David Selby, Denise Grayson, Douglas Urbanski, Jesse Eisenberg, John Getz, Josh Pence, Justin Timberlake, Max Minghella, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara

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Lady Bird


Lady Bird 2017
IMDb:   7.5/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Comedy, Drama

Available From:   2018-06-04

Year:   2017

Director(s):   Greta Gerwig

An intrepid high schooler in Sacramento undergoes the trials of love, family and self-discovery as she dreams of escaping to college in the East Coast.

Actor(s):   Andy Buckley, Bayne Gibby, Beanie Feldstein, Daniel Zovatto, Jake McDorman, John Karna, Jordan Rodrigues, Kathryn Newton, Laura Marano, Laurie Metcalf, Lois Smith, Lucas Hedges, Marielle Scott, Odeya Rush, Saoirse Ronan, Stephen Henderson, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts

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Pulp Fiction


Pulp Fiction 1994
IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1994

Director(s):   Quentin Tarantino

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Actor(s):   Laura Lovelace, Samuel L. Jackson

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Apocalypse Now


Apocalypse Now 1979
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-06-03

Year:   1979

Director(s):   Francis Ford Coppola

During the Vietnam War, Capt. Willard is sent to Cambodia on a top-secret mission to terminate Col. Kurtz, who's gone completely insane.

Actor(s):   Albert Hall, Aurore Clément, Christian Marquand, Dennis Hopper, Frederic Forrest, G.D. Spradlin, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Sam Bottoms

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The Hurt Locker


The Hurt Locker 2008
IMDb:   7.6/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Drama, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Kathryn Bigelow

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Actor(s):   Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Guy Pearce, Jeremy Renner, Ralph Fiennes

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Shoplifters


Shoplifters 2018
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   93/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2019-06-01

Year:   2018

Director(s):   Hirokazu Koreeda

Poor but close-knit, the Shibatas steal to survive. Rescuing a young girl from her family puts them on a collision course with the rest of society.

Actor(s):   Akira Emoto, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kairi Jyo, Kengo Kora, Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Miyu Sasaki, Moemi Katayama, Naoto Ogata, Sakura Ando, Sosuke Ikematsu, Yoko Moriguchi, Yuki Yamada

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