TV & Movies

14 Of The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now

By Jessica Best
15th Aug 2019

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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.

Suicide Squad

The supervillain film of 2016 has finally hit Netflix and you know what to do. Based on the DC Comics team of the same name, Suicide Squad stars an all-star cast with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto and a heap more. If you’re not across this one, supervillains are recruited by a secret government agency to pull off a bunch of black ops missions to save the world to lessen their jail sentences. Head here to watch it. 

A Star Is Born

It took out Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards for its original song Shallow and now, A Star Is Born has landed on Netflix so you can replay this love story as many times as you dare to weep. No one doubted for a second that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper would create anything but on-screen magic, and their talent lives on pretty much every day as people of the world play Shallow and Always Remember Us This Way on repeat. Produced and directed by Cooper, this third remake of A Star Is Born is everything you need it to be and more. Head here to watch it.

The Red Sea Diving Resort

Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, The Red Sea Diving Resort is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley. Head here to watch it.

Sixteen Candles

This iconic coming-of-age movie has just dropped on Netflix so settle in. Starring the famous Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall, this 1980s gem tales one girl’s “sweet sixteenth” where her birthday ends up being anything but special. Head here to watch it.

I Am Mother

It’s been dubbed as one of the best films to come out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, so good in fact that Netflix jumped on the sci-fi thriller and nabbed the distribution rights stat. I Am Mother is the creation of Australian director Grant Sputore, and follows a teenage girl (played by Clara Rugaard) who is one of the first of an entirely new generation of humans to be raised by Mother (Rose Byrne). The twist? Mother is a robot designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humanity.  With the surface no longer inhabitable, Mother has raised the girl in total isolation underground. Starring Hilary Swank, this one is well and truly one of the biggest Netflix drops of the year and lands on June 7.

The Nun

The Nun has finally landed on Netflix which means you’re in for all the gothic supernatural horror. This Conjuring spin-off is the fifth instalment in the Conjuring Universe and stars Bonnie Aarons as the incarnational Valak i.e said demon nun. Expect a lot of jump-scares and practically no sleep after you watch this one. Head here to watch The Nun now.

Crazy Rich Asians

The film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestseller has officially landed on Netflix and bring back all the laughs. Re-introducing Nicolas Young (Henry Golding), the Prince Harry of rich Asians and Rachel (Constance Wu), maybe more the Kate than the Megan, a native New Yorker who finds herself in the classic rich boy falls for poor girl conundrum. The hilarity starts with Nick taking Rachel home to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding and to meet his family. The clincher? Rachel has no idea that Nick is essentially The Asian Bachelor and, even better, rich. We’re talking hectically rich, from one of the country’s wealthiest families. Head here to watch it.

Someone Great

If you need a break from the seemingly dark world of Netflix right now, Someone Great is your fix for laughs, the reality of relationships and amazing close friends. Extremely relatable, this hilarious film stars Gina Rodrigues as Jenny, an aspiring music journalist who has just landed her dream job across the country. Things fall through with her boyfriend of nine years which naturally means her two best friends rally together to give her a mammoth send off and hit one last adventure around the city for old times sake. Head here to watch it.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

If you worked your way through the Ted Bundy tapes and loved it, then sit tight. Starring Zac Efron, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile is the official movie that chronicles the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy. This time around, the story is from the perspective of Bundy's girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins) who refused to believe the truth about him for years. This one drops May 3.


Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyonce's historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and universities. This film, created by Beyonce, traces the emotional road from creative to cultural concept and is well worth a watch this weekend.

Point Blank

When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives. Point Blank is a gritty, action-packed thriller starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo. Head here to watch it.

The Highwaymen

The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Highwaymen follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.

Get Out

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. 

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