The video on demand platform Netflix has long been recognized for its television series, which have won many awards and accolades. However, the North American company is recently focusing its efforts on adding to its catalog of high-quality films. In this sense, today we talk about the 10 best Netflix movies that you can not miss. Is about original movies of the platform, those that will never leave the service precisely because they are Netflix’s own productions.
Given the great offer of cinema that Netflix currently has, our proposal includes films from very diverse genres to the delight of movie fans, regardless of the type of movie in front of them. You will find comedy, drama, animation, horror and fantasy. Below you can see our 10 best Netflix movies, highly recommended.
Top 10 Netflix Movies
don’t look up
Adam McKay is one of the Hollywood directors with a more recognizable and marked style. His obsession is to portray complex themes in an entertaining and fun way, as he did with films like The Big Bet or The Vice of Power. Don’t look up has been his first film for Netflix, a satire about today’s society that leaves no puppet with a head and that represents in a hyperbolic but faithful way some of the most important figures in politics and the upper echelons of today .
the power of the dog
The western has recently recovered the prestige it had lost. The power of the dog is the best example of this in the Netflix catalog. And it is that the film starring Benedict Cumberbatch has obtained recognition from both critics and the public. In it, two brothers live together on a farm, but one of them begins to hate him when the other decides to marry a widow from the nearby town.
The closest attempt to win the Oscar for Best Picture by Netflix was the one starring Roma. Alfonso Cuarón’s film recounts, in black and white, the social drama of Mexico in the 1970s. Inspired by his childhood memories, the Mexican filmmaker explains the sociopolitical context of the Central American country through the eyes of Cleo, the young servant of a wealthy family.
Although Spanish productions on Netflix have had series such as La casa de papel as great international references, there have also been highly valued films inside and outside our borders. This is the case of El hoyo, the film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia. The hole presents us with a dystopian world in which there are two people on each level on a platform whose number of levels is unknown. Science fiction with social and existential overtones.
The trial of the Chicago 7
Heavily nominated but not awarded at the Oscars, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is the second film by Aaron Sorkin, a screenwriter with proven experience whose jump to directing has been one of the big news in Hollywood. This film tells us the true story of a group of activists against the Vietnam War who were accused by the United States of conspiring against national security.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
In a field dominated with an iron fist by Disney and Pixar, Netflix managed to congeal in 2021 one of the best animated films of the year. The Mitchells against the machines tells us about a family that undertakes a road trip. A journey that will be interrupted by a technological insurrection that threatens all of humanity. A product for the whole family and with an impeccable bill, perfect for people of all ages to enjoy.
Now known worldwide after winning the Oscar with Parasite, the South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made Okja for Netflix in 2017. In a cast full of international stars such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton or Giancarlo Esposito, Okja takes us to a world future in which the raising of giant pigs to feed the population is common. In this context, a young woman, fond of her sow Okja, will do whatever it takes to prevent her from being turned into food.
There is no self-respecting catalog that lacks a film by Martin Scorsese, one of the great filmmakers of our time. That must have been Netflix thinking when it set aside a huge budget for Scorsese to bring The Irishman to life, based on the book by Charles Brandt. The Irishman is the chronicle of the disappearance of trade unionist Jimmy Hoffa that will take us to witness the operation of organized crime in the 60s and 70s in the United States.
story of a marriage
It is not always easy to relate through the screen what a difficult breakup is like. That’s what Marriage Story does wonderfully thanks to a brilliant script and unforgettable performances from Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern (for whom she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress). A theater director and an actress face a divorce that pushes them to the limit personally and professionally.
the street of terror
If there is an ill-considered genre, it is horror. Fortunately, Netflix hit the nail on the head with its La calle del terror trilogy, published installment after installment with a cadence of one week per film. The first installment takes us to 1994, where a group of teenagers discover a curse that could be connected to events that go back a long time. Based on the novels by RL Stine, Terror Street is an unmissable trilogy for fans of slasher movies.