The Best Films to Watch On Netflix Right Now

Tilda Swinton in "Okja"

This year, dozens of phenomenal titles have appeared on Netflix. You’ve probably worked your way through a lot of them already, but if you haven’t, here are the titles we love.


Let’s kick things off with the Oscar-winning classic, Moonlight. It is one of the most powerful films to come out of the 2010s and also happens to be one of our favorite movies on Netflix right now.

Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper both give fantastic performances as two depressed divorcees searching for a silver lining.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Set in post-war Spain, this bizarre thriller from Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro is as artistic as it is disturbing.


Okja is one of the first Netflix originals that made us consider the possibility that Netflix maybe, just maybe, make great films. It’s intense, moving, and a tale of friendship in the face of adversity.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Cohen Brothers teamed up with Netflix for this acclaimed masterpiece. The film features six anthology stories and they are all brilliant in their own charming way.

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Believe it or not, this animated flick is the best Spider-Man film there has been in a while. The Oscar-winning animation is creative, moving, and beautifully directed.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is one of the best sci-fi movies to come out of the last decade. It’s thrilling, throught-provoking and a must-see if you loved Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

The Lobster

This twisted satirical comedy portrays a dystopian society where it is illegal to be single. Singles are forced to enter a hotel where they have 45 days to find love or else they will be turned into an animal.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

If you haven’t already seen it, this absurd comedy is worth the watch. You might finally start to understand what your best friend’s boyfriend is going on about when he randomly drops ridiculous quotes into the conversation.

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto give award-winning performances in this terrific flick about the AIDS crisis.