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The best Netflix movies streaming in Indonesia
Our pick of Netflix's top movies, updated regularly so you can find the best.
If you’re looking for a cinematic adventure for the weekend, there’s no need to lament the demise of Blockbuster or even head out to buy a new Blu-ray. Your trusty Netflix subscription offers a massive selection of feature films to choose from, with some even available to stream in 4K Dolby Vision.
We’ve pulled together our list of 25 films that everybody should watch on Netflix. So forget your plans to head to the cinema this weekend, curl up on the couch and hit play on one of these fantastic movies on the streaming platform.
1. Mank (2020)
IMDb rating: 7.3 | Runtime: 131 minutes
Cast: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins
In the glamorous Mank, 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of witty and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane. If you love Hollywood’s Golden Age and films about films, this one is a must-watch.
2. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.9 | Runtime: 112 minutes
Cast: Grace Van Patten, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) follows a group of dysfunctional adult siblings who live in the shadow of their father. A family dramedy, the flick is quirky, bittersweet and sophisticated, showcasing some tremendous and memorable performances. Think of it as the good Adam Sandler film on Netflix, if you must.
3. Mudbound (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.4 | Runtime: 134 minutes
Cast: Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell
This masterful drama was nominated for four Academy Awards, so you know you’ll be in for a treat. Mudbound follows two families, one black and one white, pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy. However, things start to change when two of their loved ones return home after World War II having forged an uneasy friendship. The movie tackles issues surrounding racism and PTSD, encouraging viewers to challenge any preconceived notions about race and gender.
4. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
IMDb rating: 7.8 | Runtime: 130 minutes
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Ambitious and thought-provoking, The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the real story of the people who were put on trial following the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, US. Add in an excellent cast and you’ve got yourself a crowd-pleaser.
5. The Old Guard (2020)
IMDb rating: 6.6 | Runtime: 125 minutes
Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts
A covert team of immortal mercenaries is suddenly exposed and must fight to keep their identity a secret. That’s the intriguing premise behind this sophisticated superhero film, one that pushes the genre forward while also sticking to convention long enough to satisfy diehard fans. It will only leave you wanting more.
6. Moneyball (2011)
IMDb rating: 7.6 | Runtime: 133 minutes
Cast: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill
The general manager of the Oakland A’s joins forces with a Yale graduate to challenge the old-school selection methods and reinvent his baseball team with the help of a sabermetric model that has never been used before. A top-notch biographical drama, Moneyball takes a niche subject and makes it incredibly appealing. That’s no easy feat.
7. Baby Driver (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.6 | Runtime: 115 minutes
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Lily James
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Thrilling and stylish, Baby Driver is a smooth mix of action, music and fun. Buckle up for a wild ride.
8. First They Killed My Father (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.2 | Runtime: 136 minutes
Cast: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak
Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father follows a young girl as she struggles to survive the oppressive Khmer Rouge era of rule in Cambodia. The movie was written by Jolie and Loung Ung and is based on Ung’s memoir of the same name. We get a front-row seat to witness the horrors of a country gone mad through the eyes of a young child as Ung is forced to train as a child soldier.
9. The Ritual (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.3 | Runtime: 94 minutes
Cast: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton
The Ritual tells a familiar horror story – the friend group lost in the woods – but it does so in a stylish and exciting manner, which elevates the somewhat predictable plot. Following the death of their friend, four men embark on a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness in his honour. When one of them gets injured, they decide to take a shortcut through the woods. Soon enough, suspicious things start to occur and the four are forced to confront the darkness inside themselves.
10. Gerald’s Game (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.6 | Runtime: 104 minutes
Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Gerald’s Game is an arresting psychological thriller not recommended for the faint of heart. It focuses on Gerald and Jessie, a couple who attempt to rekindle their relationship at a remote lake house. A dangerous sex game goes wrong, leaving Gerald dead and Jessie helplessly handcuffed to the bed. Soon, she starts to panic and experience hallucinations, which makes it that much harder for her to cope with her dire circumstances.
11. The Irishman (2019)
IMDb rating: 7.9 | Runtime: 209 minutes
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
Kicking off in the 50s, The Irishman follows a truck driver who gets involved with a crime family. As he climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa. An epic gangster flick directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie deserves all the praise it’s already got and then some.
12. Roma (2018)
IMDb rating: 7.7 | Runtime: 135 minutes
Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Roma follows a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Written and directed by the remarkable Alfonso Cuarón, the movie is pure spectacle, with gorgeous cinematography and an intimate story that will give you plenty to think about.
13. Marriage Story (2019)
IMDB rating: 8.0 | Runtime: 137 minutes
Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. The film portrays both sides of a messy separation and features some top-notch acting. It’s heartbreaking, but it hurts so good.
14. Uncut Gems (2019)
IMDb rating: 7.5 | Runtime: 136 minutes
Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel
Starring Adam Sandler at his best, Uncut Gems revolves around a charismatic jeweller pursuing the windfall of a lifetime. It’s a movie about a man willing to risk everything who experiences majestic highs followed by crushing lows. For the audience, it’s just as thrilling as you’d expect.
15. Set It Up (2018)
IMDb rating: 6.5 | Runtime: 105 minutes
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs
Netflix is no stranger to romantic comedies, a genre Hollywood seems to be overlooking at the moment. Set It Up is one of their best offerings in this department. The charming movie focuses on two overworked assistants who decide to fix up their bosses so they can enjoy some much-needed free time.
16. Tramps (2016)
IMDb rating: 6.5 | Runtime: 82 minutes
Cast: Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel, Mike Birbiglia
Danny and Ellie don’t know each other, but they both get involved in a dubious scheme. When things go wrong, they embark on a quest to recover a mysterious missing briefcase. As they travel together, these unlikely criminals reveal all sorts of half-truths about who they are and find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another.
17. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
IMDb rating: 7.3 | Runtime: 118 minutes
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps
In Dolemite Is My Name Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who became a sensation. It’s a stranger-than-fiction story you need to see to believe, with excellent costumes and brilliant acting. Murphy’s charisma is the stuff of dreams.
18. The Babysitter (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.3 | Runtime: 85 minutes
Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae
Behold, the magnificent teen horror comedy we didn’t know we needed! Cole is madly in love with his babysitter Bee – until one night, when he witnesses the unthinkable and discovers that she’s running what looks like a satanic sex club. He must survive the night as Bree and her friends prove to have more homicidal tendencies than your average group of beer-loving teens.
19. High Flying Bird (2019)
IMDb rating: 6.2 | Runtime: 91 minutes
Cast: André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Eddie Tavares
High Flying Bird follows a sports agent who pitches a controversial business opportunity to a rookie basketball player. While the premise may not sound like much, trust us: this sharp and thoughtful sports drama about the big business of basketball will keep you glued to the screen.
20. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
IMDb rating: 8.2 | Runtime: 92 minutes
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
This cult British comedy revolves around King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Together, they go on a surreal search for the Holy Grail, encountering silly obstacles around the way. Fun!
21. Annihilation (2018)
IMDB rating: 6.9 | Runtime: 115 minutes
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong
A sci-fi wonder, Annihilation centres on a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. It’s strange, ambitious, clever and visually gorgeous. It will also give you plenty to ponder upon.
22. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
IMDb rating: 7.7 | Runtime: 137 minutes
Cast: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor
The first real Netflix Original feature film, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a child soldier in war-torn Africa. It’s harrowing viewing and won’t leave you with a warm, uplifted feeling inside, but is an incredible story all the same.
23. Okja (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.3 | Runtime: 120 minutes
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn
Okja, a large animal, had been Mija’s sidekick for 10 years before the Conglomerate, Mirando Corporation, takes Okja and tries to ship the animal off to New York. Mija sets out on a recovery mission to try and bring her great friend back.
24. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
IMDb rating: 8.1 | Runtime: 98 minutes
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Arguably the best Dreamworks animated film to date (yes, better than Shrek), How to Train Your Dragon combines dragons with vikings and an incredible journey of friendship that is fun for the entire family.
25. I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (2017)
IMDb rating: 6.9 | Runtime: 93 minutes
Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Elijah Wood
After she’s burgled, nursing assistant Ruth has a bit of an existential crisis and decides to track down the thieves with the help of her neighbour. It’s an enjoyable effort and another Netflix Original film to watch on the streaming service.
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