50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix Japan

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Last updated: 2019-05-26

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.

Casablanca


Casablanca 1942

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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The Godfather


The Godfather 1972

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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Moonlight


Moonlight 2016

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

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

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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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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Gone with the Wind


Gone with the Wind 1939

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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Gravity


Gravity 2013

Genre:   Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2013

Director(s):   Alfonso Cuaron

When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.

Actor(s):   Amy Warren, Basher Savage, Ed Harris, George Clooney, Orto Ignatiussen, Phaldut Sharma, Sandra Bullock

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12 Years a Slave


12 Years a Slave 2013

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

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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