50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix Japan

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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 Japan streaming right now.

The Godfather


The Godfather 1972
IMDb:   9.2/10

Metacritic:   100/100

Genre:   Crime, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1972

Director(s):   Francis Ford Coppola

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Actor(s):   Al Lettieri, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Marley, Marlon Brando, Richard Castellano, Richard Conte, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden

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Casablanca


Casablanca 1942
IMDb:   8.5/10

Metacritic:   100/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance, War

Available From:   2015-09-13

Year:   1942

Director(s):   Michael Curtiz

American expat Rick Blaine runs a Moroccan nightclub during World War II and contends with his ex, who walks back into his life.

Actor(s):   Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Dooley Wilson, Madeleine LeBeau, Paul Henreid, S.Z. Sakall

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Moonlight


Moonlight 2016
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   99/100

Genre:   Drama

Available From:   2017-05-21

Year:   2016

Director(s):   Barry Jenkins

In a crime-infested Miami neighborhood, a gay African-American boy with a drug-addicted mother grows up with the help of a mentoring drug dealer.

Actor(s):   Alex Hibbert, Alex R. Hibbert, Andre Holland, Ashton Sanders, Duan Sanderson, Jaden Piner, Janelle Monae, Jharrel Jerome, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Shariff Earp, Trevante Rhodes

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Pan’s Labyrinth


Pan's Labyrinth 2006
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   98/100

Genre:   Drama, Fantasy, War

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2006

Director(s):   Guillermo del Toro

Young Ofelia meets a mythical faun who claims she is destined to become princess of the Underworld. But first she must carry out three perilous tasks.

Actor(s):   Alex Angulo, Ariadna Gil, Cesar Bea, Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Manolo Solo, Maribel Verdu, Roger Casamajor, Sergi Lopez

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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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Gone with the Wind


Gone with the Wind 1939
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   97/100

Genre:   Drama, Romance, War

Available From:   2016-01-06

Year:   1939

Director(s):   George Cukor, Sam Wood, Victor Fleming

Self-absorbed, headstrong Southern Belle Scarlett O'Hara meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.

Actor(s):   Ann Rutherford, Barbara O'Neil, Butterfly McQueen, Clark Gable, Evelyn Keyes, George Reeves, Hattie McDaniel, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Vivien Leigh, Ward Bond

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12 Years a Slave


12 Years a Slave 2013
IMDb:   8.1/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Biography, Drama

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Steve McQueen

A freeborn black man is abducted from New York and sold into slavery in this historical drama based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup.

Actor(s):   Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dickie Gravois, Dwight Henry, Michael Fassbender

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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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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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Zero Dark Thirty


Zero Dark Thirty 2012
IMDb:   7.4/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Drama, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2012

Director(s):   Kathryn Bigelow

Helmed by Kathryn Bigelow, this gripping dramatization chronicles the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Actor(s):   Callan Mulvey, Chris Pratt, Edgar Ramirez, Harold Perrineau, James Gandolfini, Jason Clarke, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Strong, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Reda Kateb, Scott Adkins

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