The 50 best movies on Netflix

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix. Here are the very best for you to stream right now


Looking for a great film to watch right now?


Well, Netflix has thousands of movies from which to choose – from brilliant dramas and historical tales to action thrillers, comedies and Oscar-winning flicks from the biggest names in the business, so you’ve come to the right place.

But there can be such a thing as too much choice, right? Well, don’t despair, we’ve whittled down the huge amounts of titles to just 50 of the very best films for your viewing pleasure.

What’s more, we’re updating this page regularly, so keep checking back for new recommendations of what to watch…

Last updated 17th January 2020

Wonder Woman

Seventy-five years after her first comic book appearance, Wonder Woman is finally the star of her own feature and it doesn’t disappoint. Gal Gadot reprises her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while Patty Jenkins (Monster) directs an origin story that sees the warrior princess drawn into the First World War after rescuing Chris Pine’s crash-landed pilot. Watch on Netflix

Marriage Story


A story about a couple (played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver) who decide to get divorced, this just may be a modern masterpiece from writer/director Noah Baumbach. It will make you laugh. It will make you smile. And if you are married, it will make you pray that you never get divorced… Watch on Netflix

The Irishman

Al Pacino in The Irishman

A passion project long in the making, Netflix’s The Irishman sees director Martin Scorsese reunited with Robert De Niro for their ninth collaboration. The gangster biopic centres on Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (De Niro), who recalls his involvement in the disappearance of his longtime friend Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino). Watch on Netflix

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

sense and sensibility

Avoiding the chocolate-box visuals that cheapen so many British costume dramas, director Ang Lee brings a refreshing period realism to Jane Austen’s tale of two sisters that allows Emma Thompson’s respectful Oscar-winning script to flourish. Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant star. Watch on Netflix



Many of us won’t forget the first time we saw that film about a seaside resort named Amity that is terrorised by a great white shark. Police chief Martin Brody (played by Roy Schneider) orders the beaches to be closed, but the corrupt mayor and local businessmen insist they stay open – with tragic results. Watch on Netflix