Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED

Les Miserables (2012)
Samantha Barks as Eponine; Eddie Redmayne as Marius

© Universal Pictures

Struggling to find a movie on Netflix you actually want to watch? Compared to its incredible TV series, sometimes Netflix’s film recommendations can be a little bit… frustrating.

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But don’t worry: there are plenty of brilliant cult favourites and award-winning movies starring Hollywood’s great and good hidden on Netflix UK. You just need to know where to look.

Check out our guide to the best movies on Netflix available right now. And if you want to find out what’s coming soon, check out the video below for the best new Netflix releases coming this May.


Updated 21st May 2018


Deadpool

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Ryan Reynolds stars in the filthiest Marvel movie creation to date. Watch again before seeing the sequel in cinemas from May 2018. Watch on Netflix

Read more: Deadpool 2 – what happens next?


Titanic (1997)

Titanic movie

This Oscar-winning tearjerker tells the real-life story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic – as well as the now iconic love affair between young aristocrat Rose (Kate Winslet) and happy-go-lucky artist Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio.) Watch on Netflix

The Crown - Matt Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy - Writer/Creator Peter Morgan with Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) (Netflix, TL)

Mudbound

A scene from Netflix movie Mudbound (Netflix, JG)

Netflix continues to try to discover original movies that break through during awards season. Period drama Mudbound deserves to. Directed by Dee Rees and featuring a beautifully balanced ensemble cast from Carey Mulligan to Mary J Blige, this is a bittersweet story of racial tensions and family bonds in post-World War II America. The movie has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Mary J Blige.  Watch on Netflix


Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction Featuring John Travolta as Vincent Vega; Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnifield © Buena Vista International

Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken – all outclassed by the revitalised John Travolta and the then largely unknown Samuel L Jackson. Quentin Tarantino definitely knew how to pick ’em. Watch on Netflix

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The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in The Revenant (SEAC)

Leonardo DiCaprio’s gruelling performance finally earned the star a Best Actor Oscar. An astonishing watch, the film moves from the bear pit of Broadway to the untamed wilderness of 1820s America Watch on Netflix

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Netflix May 2018 new releases


Les Misérables

Les Miserables (2012) Samantha Barks as Eponine; Eddie Redmayne as Marius © Universal Pictures

Sing along at the top of your lungs and don’t worry about disturbing anyone in the seat next to you. It might not quite match seeing the original on stage, but there are some perks to having this musical epic at your fingertips whenever you want it. Watch on Netflix

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

(SEAC, JG)

Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are ideally matched in this crackling cross-dressing comedy, as the 1920s musicians who join an all-girl band to escape the Mob after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. Oh, and then there’s Marilyn Monroe… Watch on Netflix

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Bridesmaids (2011)

Bridesmaids © Universal

This 2011 movie starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy is honestly a game changer for female comedy: sharp, funny, sweet and stupendously successful. Watch on Netflix

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Dallas Buyers Club

(JG)

Matthew McConaughey’s painful transformation into AIDS sufferer and illegal meds dealer Ron Woodruff won him an Oscar in 2014. Jared Leto’s performance is arguably even more tortuously engrossing. Watch on Netflix

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Shakespeare in Love

Taking the creation of Romeo and Juliet as its backdrop, this lush romantic tale follows Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), who falls for the soon-to-be-married Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) after he casts her, disguised as a boy, as Romeo. Watch on Netflix

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