Buttering up the popcorn and firing up Netflix has got to be our favourite thing ever. If you’re anything like us we know you don’t relish in spending hours scrolling for something half decent to kick back to.
Here are all the best movies to watch on Netflix right now.
Co-written by Academy Award® winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Triple Frontier is about a group of former Special Forces operatives reuniting and planning a heist. For the first time in their prestigious careers, these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. It’s a definite must watch starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaax, Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund and Pedro Pascal.
Paris Is Us
Anna is a young Parisian in her twenties. After escaping a close death in a plane crash, Anna reminisces events from her life. In the streets of Paris, she is caught between dream and reality, present and past, in a city ready to explode. This trippy film has subtitles (being French and all) but the storyline and cinematography is something to really be admired ie. add Paris Is Us to your binge list (it lands February 22).
Ghost In A Shell
Fresh on the Netflix bandwagon is the manga-based sci-fi film from 2017, Ghost In A Shell. This movie is set in the near future where the worlds between humans and robots start to collide and people are augmented and improved with cybernetic upgrades to their vision, strength and intelligence. Starring Scarlett Johansson as a cyborg supersoldier who investigates her past, Ghost In A Shell is a definite Netflix watch.
Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning horror film Get Out is finally hitting Netflix. Inspired by racial divides, this movie tales an intense “meet the parents” chain of events. Black photographer Chris Washington heads to the countryside to meet his white girlfriend's parents who house black workers on their estate to help on the grounds. Any more information and we’d be giving the storyline away.
High Flying Bird
In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he out-manoeuvres all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game—and who ought to. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) from a script by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), High Flying Bird should absolutely be on your binge list this week.
Velvet Buzzsaw is a satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. The much-anticipated movie has an all-star cast with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Tony Collette all making an appearance. This one had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is available to stream now.
The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla (otherwise known as The Black Kaiser) is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced. Polar is available to stream now.
Close, an adrenaline-pumping action thriller written and directed by Vicky Jewson (Born of War), is inspired by the life of the world’s leading female bodyguard, Jacquie Davis. The film stars Noomi Rapace as Sam, a counter-terrorism expert used to war zones, who takes on the job of protecting Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), a young and rich heiress—a babysitting job for her. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run. Now they’ve got to take some lives—or lose theirs. Close is streaming on Netflix now.
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