Buttering up the popcorn and firing up a good Netflix movie has got to be our favourite thing ever.
But how often do you find yourself endlessly scrolling, looking for something half decent to kick back to?
Well, scroll no more friends, here are all the best movies to watch on Netflix right now.
Night Teeth follows quirky college student Benny, who moonlights as a chauffeur to make some extra cash. His task: drive two mysterious young women around Los Angeles for a night of party hopping. Taken captive by his clients' charm, he soon learns that his passengers have their own plans for him—and an insatiable thirst for blood. As his night spins out of control, Benny is thrust into the middle of a clandestine war that pits rival tribes of vampires against the protectors of the human world, led by his brother, who will stop at nothing to send them back into the shadows.
The Invisible Man
After escaping from an abusive, controlling relationship with a wealthy tech genius called Adrian, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) attempts to begin a new life. But when strange events begin to occur, Cecilia is convinced that her ex has tracked her down and is stalking her. The only twist? When she tells the police they inform her that Adrian is dead. Feeling like no one is taking her seriously, Cecilia decides to hunt down the truth on her own. The Invisible Man boasts an all-star cast including Aussies Harriet Dyer and Michael Dorman, as well as Storm Reid and Aldis Hodge.
From the producer of The Farewell comes this moving documentary film from Amanda Lipitz. In FOUND, three adopted American teenage girls—Lily, Sadie and Chloe—discover that they are blood-related cousins. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront complicated and emotional questions, and embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China together in search of answers, connections, and their lost history. Keep the tissues close for this one.
If horror flicks is a serious slice of action is your vibe, then Till Death is for you. It follows Emma (Megan Fox) who is stuck in an unhappy marriage to Mark. In an effort to save their marriage Mark whisks Emma away to a secluded lake house for a romantic winter evening to celebrate their 10th anniversary. But things take a dark and terrifying turn when Emma wakes the next morning and finds herself shackled to her dead spouse as part of a twisted revenge plot. As the rest of the plan unfolds (read: hitmen arrive to take Emma out), she begins a desperate battle for survival.
There's Someone Inside Your House
Based on Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, There's Someone Inside Your House will keep you up at night. It goes like this: Makani Young moves from Hawaii to quiet, small-town Nebraska to live with her grandmother and finish high school, but as the countdown to graduation begins, her classmates are stalked by a killer intent on exposing their darkest secrets to the entire town, terrorising victims while wearing a life-like mask of their own face. With a mysterious past of her own, Makani and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves.
Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman is back and this time she’s living in the booming 80s. In Washington, 1984 we find Diana Prince working at the Smithsonian and still pining for her lost love Steve (Chris Pine) who perished in World War I. Whilst working at the institute Diana discovers the Dreamstone, an artifact with staggering powers granting the holder any wish they desire. Sure enough it falls into the hands of the wrong people including Diana’s shy colleague Barbara (Kristen Wiig) and Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), a shrewd entrepreneur that will stop at nothing to achieve world domination.
From the writer of True Detective comes this heart-stopping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. The Guilty takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled police detective demoted to emergency operator duty. What initially seems like a routine morning spirals when Joe takes a call from a woman who says she’s about to be murdered. Scrambling to save the caller, Joe soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.
Britney Vs Spears
The world knows Britney Spears: performer, artist, icon. But in the last few years, her name has been publicly tied to another, more mysterious term: conservatorship. Britney vs Spears tells the explosive story of Spears’ life and her public and private search for freedom. Featuring years-long investigative work and exclusive interviews, this feature film paints a thorough portrait of the pop star’s trajectory from girl next door to a woman trapped by fame and family and her own legal status. Director Erin Lee Carr (How To Fix a Drug Scandal, Dirty Money) and journalist Jenny Eliscu work to delve deep into the tangled history of the conservatorship that has been in place for over 13 years.
No One Gets Out Alive
No One Gets Out Alive will straight up terrify you. It follows Ambar who arrives in Cleveland illegally from Mexico, with very little money and unsuitable clothing for what’s expected to be the coldest winter on record. After finding cash-in-hand work at a factory, she rents the cheapest room available in a derelict boarding house. Kept awake by the other tenants’ sobbing, disturbing nightmares and strange unearthly noises echoing from the basement, Ambar begins to wonder exactly who—or what—lives inside the house with them.
Intrusion is the perfect thriller flick for your weekend viewing. It goes like this: when married couple Henry (Logan Marshall-Green) and Meera (Freida Pinto) move into their dream home on the edge of a small town, they feel like they’re in their own private oasis. But when they get caught up in a violent home invasion that leaves the intruder dead—Meera starts her own investigation into why they were targeted. Traumatised and suspicious, she begins to realise that those around her might not be who they seem—from the local police to her own husband.
After Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) and Jack (Chris O'Dowd) lose their baby, their entire world falls apart. Jack checks into a mental health facility while Lily is left at home to pick up the pieces where she begins a battle with a territorial bird (The Starling) over dominion of her garden. Surprisingly the bird provides an unlikely avenue for her grief and the courage to heal her relationships and rediscover her capacity for love. This incredible flick will absolutely pull at your heart strings.
Thriller fans listen up, Escape Room is for you. It follows six strangers—Zoey, a physics student; Jason, a wealthy daytrader; Ben, a stock boy; Mike, a truck driver; Amanda, an Iraq War veteran; and Danny, an escape room enthusiast—who all randomly receive an invitation to participate in an Escape Room. The prize? A cool $10,000 to the first person who cracks the code. But once they begin the challenge, they soon realise there is a deadly twist and nothing is as it seems. In this new game, they’re playing to live and not everyone will survive.
If you’re looking for an easy, light-hearted comedy then pop Superintelligence on stat. The plot goes like this: a sentient supercomputer threatens to blow up the planet and gives Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy)—the "most average person on earth"—just three days to save humanity. Her task? She must convince the AI (who is voiced by James Corden) that people are worth saving by finally going after her dreams and making good with former love George (Bobby Cannavale).
Boasting an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci, this reboot of the Roald Dahl classic is one of the best movies on Netflix right now. If you haven’t read the book or seen the original flick (you can catch that one here), it follows a young orphan boy and his grandmother who encounter a coven of glamorously diabolical witches and their cruel, child-hating leader while on holiday at a seaside resort. Together, along with their new friend Bruno, the trio try to put a stop to the witches evil plans.
SAS: Rise Of The Black Swan
If you like your movies action-packed and filled to the brim with epic fight scenes, then SAS: Rise Of The Black Swan is for you. Based on the popular novel by Andy McNab it follows a special forces operative traveling from London to Paris with his girlfriend, who is forced to take action when armed, ruthless mercenaries seize control of their train. It stars Outlander’s Sam Heughan, Aussie Ruby Rose and Lord Of The Rings’ Andy Serkis.
You Vs. Wild: Out Cold
Bear Grylls is back for another exciting interactive movie that will have you on the edge of your seat. Following a plane crash in the ice ravaged mountains, Bear finds himself with amnesia trying to save himself and the pilot from the harsh winter elements. Bear will face huge rock walls, freezing dark tunnels and creepy wildlife creatures. He’s in big trouble, and he needs your help to find his friend and get out of danger.
Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But when she uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she’s been poisoned, a brutally slow execution that gives her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her killers. As her body swiftly deteriorates, Kate forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims.
Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, The Owners will straight up give you nightmares. The horror flick follows mates Gaz, Nathan and Terry who decide to break into the countryside estate of Dr. Richard Huggins and his wife Ellen, who are said to have a very large safe full of cash. Things get complicated when Nathan's girlfriend Mary turns up and unwittingly joins the break-in. But the whole plan gets really messy when the novice crims realise the doctor and his wife are actually sadistic monsters themselves and soon the hunters become the hunted.
Afterlife Of The Party
A social butterfly (Victoria Justice) experiences the biggest party foul of all… dying during her birthday week. To her surprise, she’s given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth by reconnecting with loved ones—like helping her dad (played by Australia’s Adam Garcia) overcome his grief and guiding her wallflower bestie Lisa (Midori Francis) to new love. But most importantly, she has just five days to prove the powers that be that she’s worthy enough to get into the big VIP room in the sky. Full of LOLs and sweet moments, Afterlife Of The Party is the feelgood flick you need.
Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm’s head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organiser mourning the death of his wife, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy. WORTH is a must see.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir—a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past. This flick will fill The Witcher-sized hole in your heart perfectly.
Don’t Let Go
From the producers of Get Out comes this epic thriller. When Detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) finds his beloved niece Ashley (Storm Reid) has been murdered, his life spirals out of control. But things get even weirder when he receives a call from Ashley—who is very much alive and communicating from the past. With Jack living two weeks into the future, he must race against the clock to prevent her murder from happening again.
Everyone’s favourite action man Jason Momoa is back with this action thriller that will get your heart racing. Sweet Girl follows devoted family man Ray Cooper, who vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left.
Luce, one of the best movies on Netflix right now, will have your mind racing long after the credits roll. It goes like this: Parents Amy (Naomi Watts) and Peter Edgar’s (Tim Roth) seemingly idyllic home life is thrown into disarray when their adopted son Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), writes an extremely disturbing essay for his class at school. An all-star student-athlete, Luce feels he’s being unfairly targeted by his new teacher Ms Wilson (Octavia Spencer) and soon psychological warfare breaks out between the two with Luce desperate to clear his name, and Wilson equally desperate to expose Luce for who she thinks he really is—a disturbed and dangerous child.
This psychological thriller based on the DC Comics character of the same name was one of the biggest movies of 2019—scoring 11 Oscar nominations, winning Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. The plot goes like this: In 1981 Gotham City, a struggling, mentally ill comic Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) battles to be seen, walking the streets seeking human connection. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck’s life takes a dark, gut-wrenching turn after he lashes back at attackers, transforming himself into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Warning this movie will scare the sh*t out of you. Aftermath, which is inspired by a true story (yes, really), centres on Kevin and Natalie Dadich (Twilight’s Ashley Greene), a young couple whose marriage is on the rocks. In an effort to salvage their relationship they take a deal to move into their dream home. But soon strange events begin to unfold within the walls of their new house, and disturbing events reveal the house’s troubled history.
Based on a true story, Hustlers follows a journalist (Julia Stiles) who is working on a story about a group of struggling New York strippers who teamed up to extort money from their Wall Street clientele during the 2008 global financial crisis. Flashing between present day interviews and their rise to a life of crime and fortune, this movie is an absolute must watch. The cast is also seriously stacked featuring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lizzo, Keke Palmer, Cardi B and Lili Reinhart.
The Kissing Booth 3
We’re feeling seriously mixed emotions about The Kissing Booth 3 dropping–excited for the final installment and sad that the journey of our favourite high school trio is coming to an end. The plot goes like this: It’s the summer before Elle (Joey King) heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah (Jacob Elordi) or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?
While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy. This high action flick will have you on the edge of your seat.
This animated musical adventure featuring songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton and In the Heights) follows Vivo, a one-of-kind kinkajou (a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés. Though they may not speak the same language, Vivo and Andrés are the perfect duo through their common love of music. But when tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval (Gloria Estefan), inviting her old partner to her farewell concert with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: A love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song. Feel-good and touching, Vivo is the kind of flick we all need right now.
This legal drama is one of the best movies on Netflix right now so add it to your binge list stat. It follows uber successful Chicago-based lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral. But Hank gets more than he bargained for when his estranged father, the respected Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) is accused of murder. At odds for most of their lives, Hank must put his personal feelings aside and represent his dad in court. During the course of the trial, long buried family secrets come to the surface irrevocably changing their relationship.
How To Be Single
Fresh out of college and starting her first job in New York, Alice (Dakota Johnson) splits from her longtime boyfriend to discover herself and to learn ‘How To Be Single’. Helping her along the way is her hilarious colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) and her big sister Meg (Leslie Mann). From playing the field to cracking dating-site algorithms, Alice soon realises that perhaps the grass isn’t always greener with hilarious and heartbreaking results.
The Last Letter From Your Lover
Adapted from JoJo Moyes best selling book of the same name (she also brought us tearjerker Me Before You) The Last Letter From Your Lover follows Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), a journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters from 1965 and becomes determined to solve the mystery of the forbidden affair at their center. As she uncovers the story behind Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and Anthony O’Hare the journalist assigned to cover him, a love story of Ellie’s own begins to unfold with the assistance of an earnest and endearing archivist who helps her track down more letters.
Under the guise of a wedding, Billi (Awkwafina) returns home to China to say goodbye to her grandmother, Nai Nai, who only has a few weeks to live. To Billi’s shock, the family decides to keep Nai Nai’s diagnosis a secret from the elderly matriarch. The comedy-drama is an autobiographical exploration of moral ambiguities, cultural differences, and the difficult but powerful bond created by a family crisis—making it one of the best movies on Netflix right now.
Fear Street Trilogy
If you were a fan of Goosebumps growing up then you’ll want to check out this epic three-part movie adaptation. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, the Fear Street trilogy follows Shadyside’s sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 follows a group of teens who discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected. Fear Street Part 2: 1978, takes place at Camp Nightwing where another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill. In the final installment, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, the origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.
I am All Girls
This South African thriller will grab you right in the guts. It follows Jodie, a relentless detective that will stop at nothing to take down a child-trafficking ring. But when a serial killer appears on the scene, hell bent on taking out the sick leaders linked to the ring, Jodie must come to terms with the fact that she has more in common with a murderer than she ever thought was possible. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Water Man
Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo, they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest—but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and in the process will discover who his son really is.
Honestly, anything written by Mindy Kaling (that also stars her in the lead role) is a yes from us. Late Night follows Molly Patel (Kaling) as she starts her dream job—writing for acclaimed late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury. The only problem? The show is tanking and Newbury (played perfectly by Emma Thompson) is at risk of being replaced at the end of the season. Patel, initially only hired to fill a ‘female quota’, starts to nail the content and forms a bond with Newbury that could maybe just see them both keep their jobs.
Mind-bending sci-fi thriller Tenet, took director Christopher Nolan more than five years to write the screenplay for—so bear with us while we try to explain the plot. It follows John David Washington (yes Denzel Washington’s talented son) who plays a CIA agent charged with saving the world from the brink of World War three when it’s discovered that objects can be manipulated through time inversion and turned into weapons of mass destruction. Expect epic, action-packed scenes and a stacked cast including the likes of Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
The Water Diviner
Ok fair warning, this one will require you to keep the tissues close. The Water Diviner stars Russell Crowe (in his directorial debut) as Joshua Connor who’s three sons are all presumed dead in the Battle of Gallipoli. When he tragically loses his wife too, Connor leaves his Aussie farm and travels to Turkey to find out what really happened to his boys and hopefully bring them home to rest. When he gets a lead that perhaps one of his sons is still alive but feared captured by the enemy, Connor throws himself into the middle of a warzone, desperate to be reunited and bring his boy home. The flick also stars Olga Kurylenko, Ryan Corr and Jai Courtney.
Good On Paper
Illiza Shlesinger is here to perk you up in a hilarious comedy that is absolutely worthy of your time this week. In Good On Paper, Shlesinger plays Andrea Singer, a stand-up comedian who has always put her career first. While dating came easy, love wasn't a priority… until she met Dennis. Now, Dennis is a quirky nerd with a disarming charm who coaxes her into letting her guard down. Her best friend Margot isn’t convinced he’s all he seems and she urges Andrea to embark on a wild goose chase to uncover who Dennis really is.
Warning: you will need tissues for this one. In this heartwarming, funny and emotional flick, Kevin Hart stars as a newly widowed dad, who after the sudden and unexpected death of his wife, must take on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood. Going on a rollercoaster of emotions, he’ll deal with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty nappies as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Oh and did we mention this one was inspired by a true story? Bring on the tears as you prepare to see funnyman Kevin Hart like never before.
Sure it’s not the festive season but in our opinion, it’s always a good time to watch a Christmas flick and this one is a must-see. Based on the 1984 song of the same name, and inspired by the music of George Michael, this romantic comedy stars Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke as Katarina, a jaded, semi-alcoholic Christmas store worker who forms a relationship with a mysterious man called Tom (Crazy Rich Asian’s Henry Golding) and begins to fall for him. With a new perspective on life, Katarina starts to believe that Christmas miracles might really exist.
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey
Directed, produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, this crime thriller is a must-watch. Set in LA in the 1920s, Changeling follows single mum Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) whose life is turned upside down when she returns home one day to find her nine-year-old son Walter is missing. Five months later, the LAPD find a young boy fitting Christine’s son's description and reunite them. But when Christine insists this isn’t her son, the police think she’s crazy and confine her to a psychiatric ward. Whilst there Christine meets other women, who share a similar story to hers and together they fight for freedom and justice for themselves and their missing children. The wildest part? The script for this flick was based on real-life events!
Army Of The Dead
From Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel, 300) comes this action-packed, gritty thriller. It follows army veteran Scott Ward (played by former wrestler Dave Bautista) who is approached by a businessman and offered $50 million to find and retrieve a hidden fortune (to the tune of $200 million) below the Las Vegas strip. The only problem? There’s been a zombie outbreak and nowhere is safe. Not one to turn down a deal, Scott gathers a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
The Woman In The Window
The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn is undoubtedly one of the best crime books we’ve ever read, so we’re seriously stoked the movie adaptation has finally dropped on Netflix after initially being delayed by COVID. The plot goes like this: Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture-perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Soon enough shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one is what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller starring Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry and Julianne Moore.
Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honour student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison. As well as boasting an all-star cast—Jennifer Hudson, John David Washington and A$AP Rocky—the flick is executive produced by John Legend and Nas.
Things Heard & Seen
Based on the acclaimed novel, All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage this Netflix newbie will straight up terrify you. It follows Catherine (Amanda Seyfried), an artist, and her husband George (James Norton) who move from their Manhattan digs to a sprawling old house in the picturesque Hudson Valley. But behind closed doors, cracks begin to appear in not only Catherine and George’s relationship but the house itself. Throw in creepy neighbours who drop hints about a grisly murder from the past and supernatural happenings and you’ve got yourself a seriously scary movie. We recommend watching this horror flick with the lights on.
If you’re a Marvel Comics fan, then you’ll want to line up a viewing of Venom stat. It follows Eddie (Tom Hardy), a journalist who is investigating a company called the Life Foundation, whom he suspects is doing a series of illegal—and very deadly—human trials. When Eddie breaks into the Life Foundation’s research laboratory in an attempt to expose the company and its CEO Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), he is accidentally exposed to the lab’s mutation virus, causing his entire body to transform into a monstrous creature dubbed Venom. As you can imagine, epic fight scenes and serious chaos ensues. If you’re after an action-packed watch—this is it.
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