The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (March 2022)

Planning your next movie night is easy with a Netflix subscription. The collection of new and classic movies available to subscribers has something for everyone, no matter what kind of film you’re looking for. The library keeps growing, too, with new movies coming to Netflix throughout the month. To make it easier to decide which one to watch, we search through the entire collection every week and update this list of the best movies on Netflix available right now.

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The Adam Project (2022) new

The Adam Project
Genre Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy
Stars Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Garner
Directed by Shawn Levy
Ryan Reynolds plays Adam reed, a fighter pilot from the future who crashes in 2022 and must enlist the aid of his 12-year-old self to stop an upcoming disaster in this film from Free Guy director Shawn Levy. Reynolds is joined in the cast by Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and Catherine Keener, as well as young actor Walker Scobell, who portrays the young Adam and delivers a fun performance as a younger — but still full of witty banter — version of Reynolds’ character. You can read our spoiler-free review of The Adam Project to learn more about the film.

The Devil All the Time (2020)

The Devil All the Time
55 %
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough
Directed by Antonio Campos
Written and directed by Antonio Campos, The Devil All the Time is American Gothic at its most perverse. Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia after World War II, the story follows Arvin Russell (Tom Holland), a young man who is determined to protect his loved ones against the corruption and violence that plagues his town. From complete strangers to the most powerful institutions in the area, brutality is pervasive as everyone seeks desperately to assert their own small bits of power in a broken — but recovering — world. Things aren’t getting better for everyone, however, and The Devil All the Time takes its time exploring the generational trauma and cold truths that inhabit this sinister town.

The Babysitter (2017)

The Babysitter
Genre Comedy, Horror
Stars Judah Lewis, Jimmy Warden, Frederick Keeve
Directed by McG
Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter, Bee (Samara Weaving). She’s fun, good-looking, and worships the dark lord of all dark lords. Behind Bee’s charming smile is a sinister satanist with a thirst for blood. As members of a creepy cult begin their descent over Cole’s life, it’s up to the preteen to outsmart their efforts before he becomes Bee’s next victim. A Netflix original film, The Babysitter doesn’t surprise in many ways but follows the genre formula to a T, and we love the dedication. It’s campy, edgy, and a joyride through and through.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

Sorry to Bother You
80 %
Genre Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy
Stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler
Directed by Boots Riley
Set in an alternate version of Oakland, California, Sorry to Bother You casts LaKeith Stanfield (Get OutThe Harder They Fall) as a Black telemarketer who discovers that using his “white voice” propels him up the corporate ladder, only to find that every inch of upward mobility comes at a high moral price. A fascinating, unpredictable takedown of corporate culture and viral celebrity, the 2018 surreal comedy served as the directorial debut of hip-hop musician Boots Riley, and earned a long list of awards and high praise from critics en route to becoming one of the year’s most under-the-radar gems. Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, and Armie Hammer so-star in the film, which delivers plenty of unexpected surprises along with its potent message.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
76 %
Genre Horror
Stars Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, John Saxon
Directed by Wes Craven
The film that spawned one of horror’s most iconic franchises and helped save a studio, filmmaker Wes Craven’s 1984 story of a monstrous serial killer who hunts teenagers in their dreams delivers plenty of scares for a movie that’s nearly four decades old. In the role that made him a legend, Robert Englund plays the terrifying, razor-gloved, sweater-wearing Freddy Krueger, who stalks the subconscious minds of a sleepy town’s high school students whenever they fall asleep. Sure, the sequels fell off a bit with each installment and reboot, but the original movie still packs a punch due to Englund’s performance and some innovative, ahead-of-their-time effects.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
79 %
Genre Comedy, Drama, Western
Stars Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan
Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
What’s better than a new Western from the Coen brothers? How about six? The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a sextet of short films, all set in the Wild West. They follow different characters through wild plots that explore the themes of human depravity and cosmic justice (or injustice) that recur so often in the Coens’ works. The stories and protagonists vary wildly. The eponymous sequence follows Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson), a sharpshooting, guitar-slinging cowboy roaming the West and singing of his adventures. In another, a lonely prospector (Tom Waits) digs for his fortune. The stories in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs fall on the surreal end of the Coen spectrum — they’re somewhat comical, occasionally brutal folk tales that don’t always leave the viewer feeling they’ve learned a lesson. Here’s our list of the best comedies on Netflix to browse if you’re looking for more in this genre.

The Lost Boys (1987)

The Lost Boys
63 %
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Joel Schumacher assembled some of the era’s hottest rising stars for his 1987 vampire thriller that follows a pair of siblings whose recent move to a small California town is complicated by a gang of teenage blood-suckers terrorizing the region. Decades later, the humor and scares hold up surprisingly well in The Lost Boys, and so do many of the film’s themes. Come for the slick horror tale, but stay for ’80s-era Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, and an oiled-up guy playing the saxophone.

Over the Moon (2020)

Over the Moon
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stars Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong
Directed by Glen Keane
Fei Fei (Cathy Ang), grieving the loss of her mother, clings to a legend about a moon goddess named Chang’e. Much to the dismay of her father and his new family, the girl aims to prove that the goddess does indeed exist. To do so, she begins work on a rocket that will take her to the moon to prove Chang’e’s existence. Filled with heart and mesmerizing animation, the Oscar-nominated Over the Moon often looks and feels like your standard Disney epic, but the familiar structure and dazzling music are enough to keep everyone glued to the screen.

His House (2020)

His House
72 %
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Stars Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Matt Smith
Directed by Remi Weekes
After suffering a major tragedy on their pilgrimage from South Sudan to the U.K., Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku), married refugees fleeing their war-ravaged country, are placed in a decrepit tenement home. As Bol does his best to acclimate to a new life of racial discrepancy, a series of horrific ghouls make themselves known to the grieving man. Blending a socio-political immigration story with a haunted house story, His House bends both sub-genres in a way we’ve never seen pulled off before. An exciting and unsettling directorial debut from Remi Weekes, His House exists in a unique, terrifying place in the realm of horror fare.

The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled
77 %
Genre Drama
Stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst
Directed by Sofia Coppola
The tension just keeps getting higher in this Civil War-era drama from filmmaker Sofia Coppola that’s based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel of the same name. Colin Farrell portrays a Union soldier who’s forced to take refuge in a Southern boarding school for women, only to have his presence there upset the institution’s delicate balance of power. Sexual tension and dark secrets flame the fires of drama, pitting the women against each other while a terrible war rages outside the school’s doors.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
50 %
Genre Comedy, Music
Stars Rachel McAdams, Will Ferrell, Pierce Brosnan
Directed by David Dobkin
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play a pair of Icelandic musicians with dreams of stardom in this 2020 comedy. Widely ridiculed but persistent in their pop-music aspirations, Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdóttir (McAdams) find themselves thrust into the spotlight when an unexpected series of events gives them the chance to represent their country at the famous Eurovision Song Contest, where they must prove themselves up to the task. A musical underdog story featuring a host of real-world Eurovision winners in cameo roles, The Story of Fire Saga is silly fun that warms the heart and is almost certain to bring a smile to your face.

ParaNorman (2012)

72 %
Genre Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Jodelle Ferland
Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler
A young boy who can communicate with ghosts finds himself at the center of a 300-year-old curse in this stop-motion animated film that was nominated for an Academy Award. Kodi Smit-McPhee leads the cast of voice actors in ParaNorman, which is notable for being the first full-length, stop-motion film to use 3D-printed faces to animate its characters. It’s also a funny — and occasionally a little creepy — film that kids and adults alike will enjoy for its heartwarming story about embracing the differences that make each of us unique and learning to listen to others when it matters most.

Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained
81 %
Genre Drama, Western
Stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
In Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the barrage of spaghetti-western bullets is never-ending. When Django (Jamie Foxx) is rescued from enslavement by the mysterious Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), the unlikely duo forms a partnership. Django agrees to help Schultz track down bounties. In return, Schultz will help Django locate his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). After some winter bounty hunts, Django and Schultz track Broomhilda to the plantation of a notorious slaver named Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Big, bold, and bloody, Django Unchained is Tarantino’s second collaboration with actor Christoph Waltz and the first with the late composer Ennio Morricone.

Warrior (2011)

Genre Drama, Action
Stars Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy portray estranged brothers whose long-simmering grudges come to the surface when they find themselves competing in the same mixed martial arts tournament. Edgerton plays high-school teacher Brendan Riordan, who enters the tournament to pay off his family’s medical bills, while Hardy plays Tommy Riordan, a Marine who can’t bring himself to stop fighting. Looming large over the brothers’ impending showdown is their father, a recovering alcoholic portrayed by Nick Nolte, whose childhood treatment of his sons has led to the rift between them. A tense, heart-wrenching drama featuring impressive fight sequences and equally hard-hitting emotional beats, Warrior earned Nolte an Oscar nomination for his performance.

Misha and the Wolves (2021)

Misha and the Wolves
Genre Documentary
Stars Misha Defonseca
Directed by Sam Hobkinson
Move over, Tiger King, Netflix has another wild documentary you need to see to believe. The film chronicles the far-reaching investigation that took place after the publication of Misha Defonseca’s widely circulated 1997 memoir Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which the author describes her experiences as a young Holocaust survivor who was raised by wolves while searching Europe for her parents. It’s best not knowing any of the twists and turns the story takes ahead of time, so just sit back and let this true, stranger-than-fiction story unfold. You won’t be disappointed.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
81 %
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Stars Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata
Directed by Taika Waititi
Based on Barry Crump’s novel Wild Pork and Watercress, Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople stars Sam Neill and Julian Dennison as an unlikely foster father/foster child duo. After his adoption by the Faulkner family, Ricky (Dennison) attempts to settle into his new family, but tragic events scare the boy into the dense New Zealand wilderness. Hec (Neill), Ricky’s foster parent, tracks the boy down but suffers a debilitating injury in the process. Bonding over their pasts and hoping for a freer future, the pair decide to hide away in the brush together. But with a national manhunt underway to find the man and boy, how long can their odyssey truly last? Hunt for the Wilderpeople lives and breathes through Neill and Dennison’s onscreen chemistry, an acting partnership only deepened by Waititi’s rich and emotive script.

Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of the Dead
57 %
Genre Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick
Directed by Zack Snyder
Nearly two decades after Zack Snyder first tackled the zombie genre with his Dawn of the Dead remake, the Justice League filmmaker returns with yet another adventure set amid legions of the undead. This time around, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) portrays a former war hero recruited to lead a mission deep into Las Vegas — now a walled-off city infested with flesh-hungry zombies. The ensemble cast is filled out with a host of familiar faces, including Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Theo Rossi, Ella Purnell, and Omari Hardwick, among others.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

I'm Thinking of Ending Things
78 %
Genre Drama, Mystery
Stars Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette
Directed by Charlie Kaufman
Writer-director Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York) is at his most delightfully weird in this Netflix original movie. This time- and the perspective-bending story follows a young, nameless woman on a road trip to her new boyfriend’s parents’ house in the middle of a blizzard. When she gets there, she finds the parents (Toni Collette, David Thewlis) are extremely weird, and the house seems to exist in some kind of surreal alternate reality where time and character morph with abandon. Alternatively strange and hilarious, and constantly thought-provoking, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is powered by strong writing and outstanding performances from all the actors involved.

There Will Be Blood (2007)

There Will Be Blood
93 %
Genre Drama
Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood is a grim character study of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a burgeoning oil tycoon in early 20th-century California. Daniel is the type of man who would sell his soul to make a buck, which makes the arrival of Paul Sunday (Paul Dano) all the more serendipitous. The boy claims there is oil on his family’s property, and he’ll tell Daniel where it is for cash. The pair transact, and Daniel journeys to the town of Little Boston with his son H.W. (Dillon Freasier) to try and purchase the Sunday Ranch for drilling. What’s waiting for Daniel is a dastardly foe and his family’s cursed land. Or is Plainview the curse himself? There Will Be Blood is a two-hour-plus descent into a hell of business meets faith, featuring an Oscar-winning lead performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

My Octopus Teacher
82 %
Genre Documentary
Stars Craig Foster, Tom Foster
Directed by James Reed, Philippa Ehrlich
The Academy Award winner in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, My Octopus Teacher chronicles the year filmmaker Craig Foster spent free-diving off the South African coast and forging a relationship with a wild octopus he discovered there. In following the octopus’s life and experiences, Foster learns lessons about his own life and relationship to the world around him and his family.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
67 %
Genre Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Stars Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson
Directed by Mel Stuart
Gene Wilder was at his wacky best in this beloved adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which follows a young boy’s adventure through a candy-filled wonderland when he wins the opportunity to visit the eccentric, reclusive chocolatier Willy Wonka (Wilder). Infinitely quotable and filled with iconic — and occasionally terrifying — moments, director Mel Stuart’s film is a silly, psychedelic fantasy tale that still holds up more than 50 years after it first hit screens.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver
94 %
Genre Crime, Drama
Stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks
Directed by Martin Scorsese
An existential odyssey by seedy New York moonlight, Taxi Driver follows Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), an unmoored Vietnam vet who takes a job as a cab driver. Reeling from the war, Travis becomes enraged by the world around him. From the pimps of child sex workers to the rhetoric of political movers and shakers, Travis’ inner rage begins to boil over, propelling the character from a quiet observer into a darkened vigilante. Directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver helped to pour the template for gritty ’70s realism, serving as inspiration for such modern-day films as Joker and Nightcrawler.

Stand by Me (1986)

Stand by Me
75 %
Genre Crime, Drama
Stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Directed by Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner helmed this critically acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King’s novella The Body, which follows four young friends who embark on a hike through the Oregon wilderness in 1959 in the hopes of finding a dead body of a lost boy and claiming the reward. The film features an all-star cast of actors who went on to become household names, with Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell portraying the childhood friends and Kiefer Sutherland playing the leader of a local teenage gang. A powerful, funny, and occasionally heart-wrenching coming-of-age story, Stand by Me was nominated for an Academy Award for its screenplay and a pair of Golden Globe Awards as the year’s best film and for Reiner’s directing.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines
81 %
pg 114m
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction, Action
Stars Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph
Directed by Michael Rianda
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo that gave us The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, return for this animated feature about a dysfunctional family that ends up becoming humanity’s last and best hope against a robot uprising. Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) makes his directorial debut with the film, which also features an impressive voice cast that includes Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Griffin, and Conan O’Brien, among other familiar names (and voices). An early favorite for the year’s best animated feature, The Mitchells vs. The Machines became a surprise hit for Netflix.

The Old Guard (2020)

The Old Guard
70 %
r 125m
Genre Action, Fantasy
Stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Netflix went full superhero in this action-packed film about a secret group of immortals that has protected Earth from extinction for centuries. When members of the group are set up during an emergency mission and their powers are mistakenly exposed to the world, they must overcome old grudges and work together to ensure none of the competing entities hoping to control them gain the upper hand. Charlize Theron leads the film’s cast and offers a powerful reminder of her action hero talents.

The Florida Project (2017)

The Florida Project
92 %
r 112m
Genre Drama
Stars Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite
Directed by Sean Baker
Just miles away from “the happiest place on earth” is a wonderland far from a dream come true. However, seen through the eyes of six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), the Magic Castle Inn and Suites is a home filled with family, friends, and unrequited love. Filmmaker Sean Baker’s The Florida Project looks past the palm trees and theme parks of Orlando for a series of day-in-the-life vignettes that paint an emotional but authentic picture of life on the fringe, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous and inquisitive child.

Don't Look Up (2021)

Don't Look Up
49 %
Genre Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction
Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep
Directed by Adam McKay
This dark satire from Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short) casts Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as a pair of astronomers who discover a massive asteroid on a collision course with Earth. When they try to warn the world of this impending extinction event, however, their efforts are thwarted by narrow-minded politicians, greedy CEOs, click-hungry media outlets, and an apathetic populace more interested in celebrity couples than a looming apocalypse. It’s not exactly a feel-good film, but it’s plenty funny — and with a supporting cast that includes Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, and Timothee Chalamet, it’s full of tremendous performances, too.

Loving (2016)

79 %
Genre Romance, Drama
Stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, and inspired by the 2012 HBO documentary The Loving Story, Loving depicts the trials and tribulations of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), an interracial couple who wanted nothing more than to be wed. But after traveling from Virginia to Washington D.C., to get married, the couple is tracked down by their hometown authorities and charged with violating Virginia’s segregation laws. For their prison sentences to be thrown out, the couple must agree to vacate Virginia and not return for 25 years. But the couple doesn’t want to give up on their love. Ruth writes to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, which sets into motion one of the most vital Supreme Court cases in civil rights history.

The Summit of the Gods (2021) new

The Summit of the Gods
78 %
Genre Animation, Adventure, Mystery
Stars Éric Herson-Macarel, Damien Boisseau, Elisabeth Ventura
Directed by Patrick Imbert
This gorgeously animated, French-language film from director Patrick Imbert chronicles a Japanese photojournalist’s quest for the truth regarding a mysterious mountain climber and his connection to one of the first teams to attempt to climb Mt. Everest. A Cannes Film Festival darling praised for its beautiful visual achievement and compelling story, The Summit of the Gods is the rare adaptation of a Japanese manga series that does right by its source material — which was also based on a 1998 novel by Baku Yumemakura. Fascinating and emotional, the film makes it tough not to be pulled along on the characters’ epic journey.

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Fast Color
64 %
Genre Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Saniyya Sidney, Lorraine Toussaint
Directed by Julia Hart
Three generations of African-American women with supernatural powers find themselves reunited and on the run across the Midwest in this critically praised 2018 drama directed by Julia Hart. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, and Saniyya Sidney portray the three women pursued by scientists looking to study their powerful abilities in a story about family, grief, and forgiveness unlike any other superhero story in recent years.

If Anything Happens I Love You (2020)

If Anything Happens I Love You
Genre Drama, Animation
Directed by Will McCormack, Michael Govier
From writer/director duo Michael Govier and Will McCormack, If Anything Happens explores a world of profound grief with the beautifully illustrated, meditative tale of a family’s tragic loss resulting from a school shooting. Navigating the incident’s emotional aftermath, the short animation begins in a dark and near-unforgiving place, but through the power of love and the will to move forward, the film progresses into a place of love, forgiveness, and hope. It’s certainly not the easiest film to watch in this roundup, but it’s worthy of attention for its emotional bravery and stellar composition.

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The Power of the Dog
Genre Western, Drama, Romance
Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons
Directed by Jane Campion
Written and directed by Jane Campion (The Piano), this critically acclaimed western drama casts Benedict Cumberbatch as a charismatic, domineering rancher who torments his brother’s new wife and her son when they move into the family home. Jesse Plemons portrays the aforementioned brother, with Kirsten Dunst playing the new wife and Kodi Smit-McPhee as her son. Campion’s celebrated film carefully uncovers the resentment, jealousy, and frustrations lurking beneath the surface of each of the film’s characters, setting them up for a dramatic collision you won’t see coming.

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Minority Report
80 %
Genre Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Stars Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Set in the not-too-distant future, this 2002 film from Steven Spielberg casts Tom Cruise as an agent in the “Precrime” division of the police force, stopping crimes before they happen. When he fins himself framed for a murder he doesn’t plan to commit, he ends up on the run and must figure out a way to clear his name and find out who targeted him.

The White Tiger (2021)

The White Tiger
76 %
Genre Drama
Stars Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Based on Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name, The White Tiger follows the rags-to-riches story of Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav), an impoverished Indian villager that, through hard work (and a little manipulation), pushes himself into a much-lauded driver position for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), two highly influential business magnates. Coming to love his position, a tragic misstep places Balram in the crosshairs of Ashok’s family. Unwilling to serve as a scapegoat, Balram chooses to fight back against the corrupt forces at play. A gripping class-drama akin to Parasite mates with JokerThe White Tiger is one of the greatest dramas you can stream today.

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tick, tick...BOOM!
Genre Drama, Music
Stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús
Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Andrew Garfield stars as Rent playwright Jonathon Larson in this semi-autobiographical film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical drama chronicles Larson’s struggles to bring the rock musical he’s been working on for years to the stage while navigating love, friendships, and both personal and professional pressure in New York City.

Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Da 5 Bloods
82 %
Genre War, Drama
Stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters
Directed by Spike Lee
This 2020 war drama marked a celebrated return to form for director, producer, and co-writer Spike Lee, and earned a long list of honors and awards for both Lee and the magnificent performances of the film’s talented cast. The story follows a group of Vietnam War veterans who return to the jungle hoping to find the remains of their dead squad leader and a hidden treasure they left behind during the war. Delroy Lindo leads a cast that also includes Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jean Reno, and the late, great Chadwick Boseman.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Trial of the Chicago 7
76 %
r 130m
Genre Drama, History
Stars Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baren Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Hollywood stalwart Aaron Sorkin rises to the occasion once more with his blistering interpretation of the 1969 Democratic National Convention trials, where seven Vietnam protestors were charged with crimes well beyond their intent. As peaceful demonstrations turn caustic, prejudice bleeds into testimony and eyewitness accounts of what took place the day of the riots. Featuring performances from Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baren Cohen, Alex Sharp, and John Caroll Lynch, Sorkin’s big-budget historical drama takes liberties here and there, but the result is a spellbinding examination of American history.

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The Harder They Fall
71 %
Genre Western
Stars Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba
Directed by Jeymes Samuel
This neo-Western adventure brings together some of Hollywood’s hottest African-American actors for a stylized spin on the genre filled with epic action, great music, and memorable performances. Lovecraft Country and Loki actor Jonathan Majors plays Nat Love, a man looking to avenge the murder of his parents by the ruthless outlaw Rufus Buck, played by Idris Elba. Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, and Edi Gathegi join Majors and Elba in the film’s impressive ensemble. Read our The Harder They Fall review for more spoiler-free reasons to watch.

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It Follows
83 %
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto
Directed by David Robert Mitchell
This 2014 horror film was praised for its fresh, frightening tale about a teenager who discovers she’s been given a sexually transmitted curse that passes from one partner to the next and kills its current host if it’s not passed on. Stylish and tense, the film casts Maika Monroe as a teenage girl forced to contend with the curse stalking her wherever she goes.

Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

Gunpowder Milkshake
48 %
r 114m
Genre Action, Thriller
Stars Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Chloe Coleman
Directed by Navot Papushado
Karen Gillan plays a lethal assassin who finds herself on the run after she refuses to kill a young girl in this fast-paced, beautifully choreographed thriller. While fleeing the mysterious organization out to end her contract, Gillan finds an unexpected ally in the mother she thought she lost (played by Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey) and a trio of brutally effective hitwomen (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino). With nonstop action and an impressive ensemble of leading ladies, the film gives new meaning to smashing the patriarchy. Read our spoiler-free Gunpowder Milkshake review for more reasons to watch.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist
76 %
r 103m
Genre Comedy, Drama
Stars James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie
Directed by James Franco
James Franco directs, produces, and stars in The Disaster Artist, an adaptation of Greg Sestero (portrayed in the film by Dave Franco) and Tom Bissell’s non-fiction book of the same name. Both the novel and film are a chronicle of Sestero’s rollercoaster friendship with infamous cult-film legend Tommy Wiseau (Franco), an enigmatic actor with Hollywood dreams and plenty of money to pursue them — although no one can figure out why he’s so rich. After being turned down for role after role, Tommy decides to write, direct, and star in his own film called The Room, a bizarre and disjointed melodrama that he also casts Greg in. As the film runs into continued troubles and delays (mostly because of Tommy’s inabilities as a filmmaker), tensions rise between Greg and Tommy, along with the rest of the cast and crew. Whether you’ve seen The Room or not, The Disaster Artist is a mesmerizing examination of one of the strangest film productions of all time.

Sleight (2016)

r 90m
Genre Drama, Thriller
Stars Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel
Directed by J.D. Dillard
In this tense drama from director and co-writer J.D. Dillar, a brilliant young street magician in Los Angeles finds himself in over his head when he gets entangled with a violent drug supplier and must use every trick he knows to save himself and his sister. A surprise hit, Sleight won over audiences at the Sundance Film Festival with its unexpected twist on conventional thrillers, as well as star Jacob Latimore’s compelling performance.

Space Sweepers (2021)

Space Sweepers
64 %
Genre Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy
Cast Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu, Yoo Hae-jin
Widely regarded as Korea’s first blockbuster space adventure, Space Sweepers is set in the year 2092 and follows the colorful crew of The Victory, a salvage ship that retrieves debris from space and sells it to the megacorporation that owns humanity’s last hope for survival, an orbiting space station high above the toxic surface of Earth. When the crew encounters a young girl in their latest salvage haul, it kicks off a wild adventure that pits them against powerful forces intent on steering mankind’s future. Filled with gorgeous visual-effects sequences, fascinating characters, and plenty of comedy — and a memorable robot named Bubs — the film is a fast-paced, fun throwback to classic space adventures with some wonderfully modern twists.

Yes, God, Yes (2020) new

Yes, God, Yes
71 %
r 78m
Genre Comedy
Stars Natalia Dyer, Alisha Boe, Francesca Reale
Directed by Karen Maine
Stranger Things alum Natalia Dyer stars in writer-director Karen Maine’s Yes, God, Yes, a coming-of-age take on religious repression and burgeoning sexuality. Alice (Dyer) and her friend Laura (Francesca Reale) decide to attend their Catholic school’s annual Kirkos retreat. On their pilgrimage, Alice inadvertently enters into a promiscuous AOL chat when she tries to look up a particular sex act. This puts into place a daisy chain of rumors among Alice’s peers, with Alice’s genuine innocence and curiosity put uncomfortably in the middle. Based on her 2017 short film of the same name, Maine’s Yes, God, Yes is a nuanced and mature story of one teenager trying to wade her way through the stigma of sex, featuring a powerful lead performance from Dyer.

I Care a Lot (2020)

I Care a Lot
66 %
r 118m
Genre Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage
Directed by J Blakeson
Rosamund Pike portrays a diabolical con artist who poses as the legal guardian for elderly people in order to seize their assets in this dark, satirical thriller. Her highly profitable scam takes a dangerous turn when her latest victim turns out to be the mother of a powerful mob boss, leading to a deadly battle of wills between Pike’s character and a ruthless criminal kingpin played by Peter Dinklage. Eiza González and Dianne Wiest play supporting roles in the film, which earned praise from critics and led to Pike taking home a Golden Globe Award for her performance.

Untold: Crime and Penalties (2021)

Untold: Crime and Penalties
Genre Documentary, Sports
Cast Jimmy Galante, AJ Galante
What happens when a waste-removal tycoon with mob ties decides to buy a minor league hockey team and make his teenage son the general manager and president? That question was answered when Jimmy Galante brought the Danbury Trashers to his Connecticut hometown in 2004 and had his 17-year-old son, A.J., run the UHL expansion team for two wild, brawl-filled seasons — a run that eventually led to a massive FBI bust that sent the elder Galante to prison and forced the team to disband. Part Slapshot, part The Sopranos (Galante was rumored to be the real-world inspiration for Tony Soprano, after all), the outrageous story of the Trashers is almost too crazy to believe, but the documentary is packed with interviews and archival footage — including ESPN broadcasts from the Trashers’ brief run — that hammers home how real this crazy sports saga was.

Enola Holmes (2020)

Enola Holmes
68 %
pg-13 92m
Genre Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Millie Bobby Brown, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill
Directed by Harry Bradbeer
So, you thought Sherlock Holmes was played out? Well, you thought wrong because you didn’t know he had a little sister. Millie Bobby Brown shines as the title character in this action-packed, fun-filled twist on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. When her mother turns up mysteriously missing, teenage Enola Holmes hits the trail to find her — something her more famous brother is simply too preoccupied to do. As she sniffs out clues, Enola discovers she might just have as much as, or even more of, a knack for this sleuthing thing than her brother, slowly uncovering a dangerous conspiracy that threatens to rattle the English aristocracy.

Bad Trip (2021)

Bad Trip
61 %
r 84m
Genre Comedy
Stars Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish
Directed by Kitao Sakurai
Eric André and Lil Rel Howery headline this hidden-camera prank film that has them playing two friends, Chris and Bud, who embark on an ill-fated road trip so Chris can tell his high school sweetheart he loves her. As they stumble from one ridiculous scenario to another, they’re pursued by Bud’s convict sister (Tiffany Haddish), whose car they stole for the trip. Raunchy, shocking, and relentlessly funny, the film blends scripted scenes with wild hidden-camera pranks and its duo’s signature comedy for a film that’s all about the journey, not the destination.

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Always Be My Maybe
64 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan
Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) cross paths as adults, years after a teenage fling, and soon find themselves navigating life and love while maintaining two very different career paths and social circles. She’s a celebrity chef who hangs out with Keanu Reeves and he installs air conditioners. Can they ever find common ground? You probably know the answer to that already, but watching how they get there is where the fun lies — particularly when it comes to Reeves’ memorable performance.

Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems
91 %
r 135m
Genre Drama
Stars Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Kevin Garnett
Directed by Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Uncut Gems is not for the faint-hearted. The Safdie Brothers’ drama about a gambling-addicted jeweler is a relentlessly intense, high-stress ride through the world of high-stakes gambling. Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a charismatic New York City jeweler who is always on the lookout for the next big score. When NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett takes an interest in Howard’s most recent high-value acquisition, believing it brings him luck, Sandler makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone in his life is willing to wait for that windfall. Howard has to perform a precarious balancing act between business, family, debt collectors, and more to get the payoff.

Roma (2018)

96 %
r 148m
Genre Drama
Stars Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma opens quietly, the camera staring, motionless, at a tile floor as the credits play; eventually, water pours over the floor, as the sound of a mop spills in from just offscreen. It’s a boldly mundane opening, fitting for a film about an ordinary woman. Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a maid working in the household of a wealthy doctor, Antonio (Fernando Grediaga), and his wife, Sofia (Marina de Tavira). Cleo cleans the house, tends to the children, and keeps the household running as Antonio and Sofia’s marriage strains. Cleo is the type of character typically relegated to the background of stories like this, but Cuaron makes her the focus, depicting her daily labor and struggles with a surprise pregnancy and unreliable lover. It’s a beautiful Netflix film, delicately composed and shot in stark black and white.

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