50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix UAE

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Last updated: 2019-08-25

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 UAE streaming right now.

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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Ratatouille


Ratatouille 2007
IMDb:   8/10

Metacritic:   96/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2007

Director(s):   Jan Pinkava

Growing up beneath a five-star restaurant, Remy the rat inherits a taste for fine food. But his culinary ambitions only anger his practical father.

Actor(s):   Lou Romano

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Gravity


Gravity 2013
IMDb:   7.7/10

Metacritic:   96/100

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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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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WALL-E


WALL-E 2008
IMDb:   8.4/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2008

Director(s):   Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

After humans destroy and evacuate the Earth, dutiful but lonely robot WALL-E cleans up the mess until the arrival of EVE, a female bio-probe.

Actor(s):   Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight

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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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Toy Story


Toy Story 1995
IMDb:   8.3/10

Metacritic:   95/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   1995

Director(s):   John Lasseter

Cowboy-toy Woody feels threatened when space ranger Buzz Lightyear arrives. But they join forces to find their way home when the family moves.

Actor(s):   Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Erik von Detten, Jim Varney, John Morris, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Wallace Shawn

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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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Inside Out


Inside Out 2015
IMDb:   8.2/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Animation, Family

Available From:   2016-01-27

Year:   2015

Director(s):   Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

When young Riley's family moves across the country, her inner Joy corrals her other feelings into helping her cope with a new life and growing up.

Actor(s):   Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Diane Lane, Fred Meijer, Georgina Verbaan, Kaitlyn Dias, Kyle MacLachlan, Lewis Black, Marcel Hensema, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Vivian van Huiden

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