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.
Pretty much dubbed the “movie of the year," ROMA is at the head of the pack as a strong Oscar contender and has been inundated with a sling of US critics’ awards as the most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien). ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighbourhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy among political turmoil of the 1970s. Click here to watch ROMA .
Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle
Raised solely by animals, Mowgli is a heart-warming story about how a boy becomes reunited with humans while also keeping his jungle family safe. With big names like Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch in the mix, it is well worth your time.
To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, plus-size Texas teen signs up to a local beauty pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mother (Jennifer Aniston). But, the whole thing escalates when others follow her lead. Dumplin' is a Netflix Original and is a charming, feel-good flick that’ll have you laughing and weeping at the same time. And honestly, if Jen’s in it we’re watching it.
Putting every other rom-com to shame, The Holiday is a classic you’ll want to watch again and again. Set in California and England, the film follows unlucky-in-love pair, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet), who swap houses for the holiday season. Iris in an English village, and Amanda in Hollywood, the pair find themselves unexpectedly in each other's lives.
No Netflix binge is complete without a viewing of the iconic 90s masterpiece Clueless. A pop culture enthusiasts visual bible, the 1995 come-of-age comedy is cinema at its finest. Queen of the high school social scene Cher (Alicia Silverstone) sets her sights on transforming new girl Tai (Brittany Murphy) with a makeover. When Tai’s popularity skyrockets past her own, with a few honest words from ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd), Cher begins to rethink her priorities in life. Packed with 90s fashion and one-liners that will leave you in tears, if you aren’t already a fan, you will be.
The Cure For Wellness
This physiological horror sees a young executive tasked with travelling to the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company’s CEO from a “wellness centre”. He soon discovers the shocking truth behind the spa’s treatments while losing his own sanity after being diagnosed with the same enigmatic disease himself. Click here to lose your mind.
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
She's won hearts all over the world and now she returns again in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Having found love, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger), now a TV host, begins to question whether or not she does really she does have it all. Following a break-up with barrister Mark (Colin Firth), she runs into her ex, Daniel (Hugh Grant) which only confuses things more. Click here to watch now.
La La Land
Academy Award-winning musical La La Land took the world by storm in 2016. The playful film follows Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) who, through their passions fall in love. As opportunities arise for each to achieve their goals, the pair’s relationship is tested and transformed amongst the bright lights of Hollywood. With slick choreography, Emma’s wit and Ryan’s charm, this is a must-see.
Lost on a train in India and separated from his family as a child, Lion follows Saroo’s journey to survive alone on the streets of Kolkata. Curious about his origins in adult life, Saroo works with what little memory he has left to locate his birth family via Google Earth. Based on a true story, this emotional flick stars Dev Patel in the lead role with Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara suppoting. You won't forget this one.
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