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 August.
Updated 17th August 2018
In 1965, amidst an atmosphere of racial unrest, civil rights campaigner Dr Martin Luther King Jr plans a peaceful march across Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. David Oyelowo gives a career defining performance as Dr King. Watch on Netflix
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
The epic romance that introduced the world to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams is endlessly re-watchable. Watch on Netflix
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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
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
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
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Emma Watson tries her hand at an American accent as a wild and free teenager in this sweet coming-of-age tale. Watch on Netflix
Dallas Buyers Club
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
A labour of love in every sense. Seven years in the making and composed of some 65,000 frames produced by 120-odd artists, this film touts itself as the world's first fully painted film. Watch on Netflix
Ryan Reynolds stars in the filthiest Marvel movie creation to date. With the sequel recently released in cinemas, Ryan Reynolds' superhero slows no sign of slowing down. Watch on Netflix
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