Trying to find the best movie to watch on Netflix can be a challenge when you have a world of options on the streaming platform. It happens to all of us. We’re in the mood for setting ourselves comfortably on our sofa and watching some movies on Netflix. However, choosing a flick that fits your mood isn’t easy. Thankfully, we’ve got that covered for you. Here’s a list of awesome Netflix films you can watch right now. From comedy and drama to romance and thrillers, there’s plenty to choose from, all listed chronologically according to the year of production. Take your pick.
We’re all familiar with the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. You know, the infamous American robbery duo that went on a violent crime spree in the 1930s, stealing cars and robbing banks. This 1967 classic is loosely based upon the real-life escapades of Bonnie and Clyde who are doggedly pursued by a sheriff. The movie displays drama, love, and noisy action, and is quite entertaining. It also features colorful and glittering cinematography, an atmospheric musical score, and excellent art direction.
You can’t go wrong with Monty Python. This cult classic is gut-wrenchingly hilarious and blissfully silly. And it’s just so much fun! The story is about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embarking on a surreal search for the Holy Grail. In their quest, they encounter many absurd obstacles.
This is unquestionably one of the funniest movies ever made. From the opening scene to the sudden ending, this one won’t give you any chance to stop laughing. While the production quality isn't the best, the movie is so entertaining that you can’t complain; rather, you can’t help but appreciate the great creativity and acting talents of the Monty Python crew.
As far as war films go, 'Full Metal Jacket' doesn’t get as much appreciation as some of the other movies in the genre. This intense and, at times, darkly comic film follows a group of aspiring young men as they undergo the trials of basic training in their pursuit of becoming soldiers in the Vietnam War. It’s a gritty story that puts one's problems in perspective. This might be the best realistic Vietnam War film of all time. Definitely worth a watch.
This film needs no introduction. ‘When Harry Met Sally...’ is considered one of the finest romantic comedies of all time and keeps aging like good wine. The movie poses the famous question - can men and women ever be merely friends, without the temptation of love rearing its head? The story is very amusing and keeps you interested in the characters from start to finish. The chemistry between the two leads, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is superb, and you feel like you're involved in their lives as well.
If you're into romantic comedies, then you shouldn't miss this film.
‘Midnight in Paris’ is Woody Allen's love letter to romance and Paris in the 1920s. The film is about an aspiring novelist named Gil, who’s vacationing in Paris with his fiancée. While he is touring the city alone one night, Gil encounters some strangely familiar icons of art and literature who he truly admires. The weird thing is, all of those people have been long dead! Despite finding himself in this bizarre situation, Gil keeps getting drawn toward these cultural heroes of the past and gets dissatisfied with the present. He travels deeper into the past and mingles with true cultural heroes.
This is a sweetly sentimental and charming film that will make you fall in love with Paris and might also trigger your interest in art and literature.
‘Argo’ is a pulsating thriller based around the secret CIA mission to try and rescue six Americans hiding in Iran in 1979 when the hostage crisis broke out. CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) hatches a plot to make a fake movie and get the six employees out of the impossible situation. Saying anything more would be stepping into spoiler territory.
Argo is a smartly crafted thriller that’s incredibly tense and downright entertaining. It works on all levels and keeps you hooked till the last frame.
2013’s 'Her' is a poignant film set in a post-digital world. The movie is as much a romantic drama as it is a fascinating portrait of loneliness. It tells the story of Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a very lonely and emotionally constricted man, who develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). This is an amazingly original screenplay that, while being sci-fi, doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility. It’s delightfully intimate and will make you realize how connecting with someone on a personal level is one of life's great gifts.
'The Imitation Game' has been largely forgotten, but it was one of the most highly acclaimed films of 2014. The plot is focused on the English mathematical genius Alan Turing who tries to crack the German Enigma code during World War II with help from his team of code-crackers. Their work was crucial to British efforts in the war, and the film portrays their story almost like an espionage thriller.
Anchored by a career-best performance from the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch, this Academy Award-winning film deserves praise for bringing Turing’s story to the world.
This light-hearted 2019 romantic comedy is about celebrity chef Sasha who returns home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant and reunites with her former childhood friend, Marcus. Sparks fly and the romantic chemistry from their teenage years is rekindled. The two start to wonder - maybe?
'Always Be My Maybe' is a tender and cute rom-com that you will enjoy right from the start to the end. It isn’t flashy or dramatic - but it's smart, funny, and not ridiculous. Sometimes, that’s all we need, isn't it?
Adam Sandler isn’t known for featuring in serious movies, but this one is unmissable. The newly-released 'Hustle' tells the story of a washed-up basketball scout (Sandler) who discovers an extraordinary player abroad and makes it his mission to get him into the NBA. You need not be a basketball fan to enjoy this riveting sports drama. It’s a heart-warming tale featuring incredible performances and chemistry by Sandler and NBA star Juancho Hernangomez. 'Hustle' is probably one of the best sports movies made in the last 10 years and definitely deserves a watch.
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