50 Best Critically Acclaimed Movies on Netflix UAE

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Last updated: 2019-06-26

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003

IMDb:   8.9/10

Metacritic:   94/100

Genre:   Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Available From:   2015-04-14

Year:   2003

Director(s):   Peter Jackson

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Actor(s):   Ali Astin, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen

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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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