Netflix is your one-stop to find classic movies along with the latest releases. The streaming platforms like Netflix are people’s favorite and offer so many varieties of movies that having a recommendation list has become essential. So, hold up and read this to know the seven best movies that you can catch on Netflix!
Starting our list is a classic from the 80s. Directed by The Untouchables’ director Brian de Palma, Scarface is a story about a Cuban immigrant, Tony Montana who becomes in charge of a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. The story is an updated version of the 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name. The film stars the talented Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in the leading roles. The movie is critically acclaimed and remains one of the most iconic crime/gangster movies made to date.
Director Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece of a movie, Inception, is a recent addition to Netflix’s film library that you cannot afford to miss. This science fiction, thriller movie deals with a thief stealing corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, who is given the inverse task of planting an idea in the mind of a C.E.O. The movie has won numerous accolades such as the Academy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. It boasts a star cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, and various others. It is a film that will surely sweep you off your feet and the ending will keep you anticipating more.
Denis Villeneuve is a director who makes you feel safe as there is not a single disappointing movie he has created to date. The director rose to fame through the Canadian masterpiece Incendies and gave us a brilliant sci-fi in 2016 called Arrival. Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, the film follows the life of a linguist enlisted by the United States Army to discover how to communicate with extraterrestrial aliens who have descended on Earth, before a war arises. The film comes with extraordinary cinematography and background score with breakthrough performances by the leads Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. In 2016 it was chosen as one of ten “Movies of the Year” by the American Film Institute.
La La Land (2016)
A movie that is served to the screen with its entire soul is La La Land. Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the leading roles, La La Land is a musical that you can watch at any point of the day, irrespective of your mood and you will still love it. Yes, it is just that good! It tells the story of a pianist, Sebastian, and an actress, Mia who fall in love while navigating their careers in Los Angeles and attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. It is a genre-defying masterpiece and probably the most recommendable movie to almost anyone.
To All the Boys Trilogy (2018-2021)
If you are someone who loves light romantic movies, this one’s for you! To All the Boys film series consists of three heart-warming movies-To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, and To All the Boys: Always and Forever. It is based on a book trilogy of the same name by Jenny Han and is a blockbuster on Netflix. The streaming giant has finally distributed all the movies in the trilogy, so you can pick them over a weekend to binge-watch. It stars the beautiful, girl-next-door Lana Condor and the handsome, jock-type Noah Centineo.
Shutter Island (2010)
The name Martin Scorsese is not unknown in the world of cinema. Thus, it only makes sense to include one of these magnum opuses- Shutter Island. This troubling, horror/thriller tale is about a U.S marshal whose disturbing visions compromise his investigation in regards to a disappeared patient at a hospital housing the criminally insane. As interesting as the premise sounds, the movie is something that will remain with you forever and you might even need to watch it twice to get a full grasp over it. With a talented cast starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, and various others, the movie is one hell of a ride.
Malcolm & Marie (2021)
The latest Netflix original release is Malcolm and Marie, directed by Sam Levinson starring the Euphoria prodigy, Zendaya, and Tenet protagonist, John David Washington. It is notable for how Levinson wrote the screenplay for the movie in six days and yet, it is so deep and artistic. Revolving around a night’s incident, the film narrates a couple’s banter testing their relationship. This drama, romance movie does get dramatic!
Here are seven movies that you can always find on Netflix to suit your mood. Hopefully, they will awe you by the end.