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The best movies streaming on Netflix New Zealand

Our pick of Netflix's top movies, updated every month so you can find the best

Netflix’s first original film was Beasts of No Nation, released back in 2015. Since then, the streaming giant has grown enormously to now boast an incredible library of award-winning movies to suit every taste and genre.

The downside? It can be hard to figure out which title fits into which category or indeed which film to watch when you settle into the couch. To help you out, we’ve gathered a list of amazing titles you should immediately put on your watch list.

Combining a mix of reviews gathered from the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb with our own decade of experience writing about and reviewing streaming content, here are some of the best original movies Netflix has to offer. The 50 are also in no particular order, we rate them all!


1. Love and Monsters

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, Dan Ewing

Seven years into the Monsterpocalypse, a young man emerges from the underground and braves the dangers of the outside world in an effort to reunite with his ex. Luckily, he makes some friends along the way – both of the human and canine variety.

Love and Monsters is a whole lot of fun, with terrific visuals and a charming turn from Dylan O’Brien in the lead role. The movie is also surprisingly endearing, so it has all the ingredients of a crowdpleaser. All in all, one of the best ‘end of the world’ flicks to come out in a long time.

2. Stowaway

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette

Stowaway is set abroad a spaceship heading on a mission to Mars as the crew faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardises the lives of everyone.

This is a space movie, sure, but it’s also a story about making an impossible decision, which gives Stowaway a bit of an edge. The great cast doesn’t hurt either. Stream it when you want something thought-provoking and tense.

3. Yes Day

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega

Always feeling like they’re saying “no” to their kids, parents Allison and Carlos decide to give their youngsters a “Yes Day.” In other words, the children have 24 hours to make the rules and the adults must oblige. What could possibly go wrong?

A charming flick with an intriguing premise, Yes Day is a solid choice for family movie night. The kids will love it and adults will find themselves chuckling as well. It’s a silly, heartwarming story about a family going on a wild adventure. Fun!

4. News of the World

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. He agrees to escort the child back to her aunt and uncle, but their journey soon turns into a fight for survival, with dangers lurking at every turn.

Absorbing and entertaining, News of the World is anchored by a great performance from Tom Hanks. Add typical western thrills into the mix and you won’t be able to look away as these two reluctantly make their way through the harsh territory of Texas.

5. Malcolm & Marie

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: John David Washington, Zendaya

A director and his girlfriend’s relationship is tested after they return home from his movie premiere. That’s the basic premise behind this explosive romantic drama, elevated by the terrific performances offered by the two stars.

As long as you can stomach long fights between gorgeous people, this movie is stylish and captivating overall. Will these two still be together in the morning? You’ll need to tune in to find out.

6. The White Tiger

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra

An adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name, The White Tiger revolves around an ambitious Indian driver who is looking for a way to escape poverty. He believes that landing a job driving around a wealthy couple is a smart move, but soon becomes disillusioned with his employers and looks for alternative avenues to achieve success.

The White Tiger is a compelling dramedy, with nuanced performances and memorable visuals. While the movie primarily focuses on class inequality in India, there’s a good chance it will resonate with viewers from all around the world.

7. Pieces of a Woman

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger

A bleak but nevertheless wonderful movie, Pieces of a Woman is all about grief. Vanessa Kirby gives a stunning performance as Martha, a woman whose life changes for the worse following an unthinkable tragedy. From there, she has to figure out how to put herself back together while navigating the aftermath of her loss.

Pieces of a Woman is moving and honest; an exploration of birth, death and everything in between. Stream it when you want something raw and memorable.

8. Mank

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins

Travel back in time to 1930’s Hollywood and witness the glamour through the eyes of Herman J. Mankiewicz, alcoholic screenwriter extraordinaire. As he races to finish the script for the phenomenon that will be Citizen Kane, Mankiewicz also dabbles with politics and the movie business in general.

Directed by Davin Fincher, Mank is a treat for film history buffs. Expect great performances and stunning cinematography from this multiple Academy Award winner. The attention to period detail is remarkable.

9. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman

Based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a stunning piece of cinema that focuses on Ma Rainey, an influential blues singer.

The movie dramatises a turbulent recording session in 1927s Chicago when tensions were high between the singer, her horn player and her white management team.

Heartbreaking and beautiful, this is the kind of movie that stays with you for long after the end credits roll. Also, the musical drama marks Chadwick Boseman’s final film role. The actor sadly passed away in 2020.

10. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills

A magical musical extravaganza, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey follows the holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

With spectacular musical performances and endless charm, this movie will put you in the holiday spirit in no time. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a treat for viewers of all ages, so we strongly recommend you gather the whole family and give it a stream.

11. The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the US federal government with conspiracy and more following the violent protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, when activists clashed with the police.

Primarily a courtroom drama, the movie has a tremendous cast and a top-notch script, keeping viewers engaged from beginning to end. The whole world is watching. You should too.

12. Over the Moon

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Cathy Ang, Glen Keane, Brycen Hall, Ruthie Ann Miles, John Cho

A charming animated musical, Over the Moon follows a young girl, Fei Fei, who builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess. Unfortunately, things don’t go exactly as planned once she crash lands on the moon. Turns out, Fei Fei has plenty of lessons to learn about life and love.

The characters are sweet, the animation is well-done, the musical numbers memorable. Uplifting and moving, the movie will delight kids and adults alike.

13. Enola Holmes

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord. That’s the premise behind this delightful Netflix original about a teen who becomes a super-sleuth in her own right.

Millie Bobby Brown offers a tremendous performance in the lead role, but it’s worth mentioning that the entire cast is the stuff of dreams. Moreover, the movie has style to spare and boasts an engaging story, making it fun for the entire family.

14. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette

Based on the book of the same name by Iain Reid, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a mind-bending movie which revolves around a young woman who travels with her new boyfriend to his parents’ secluded farm.

As they reach their destination, she begins to question everything she thought about not only her boyfriend, but also herself. Thought-provoking and visually arresting, this is the kind of movie you’ll want to rewatch immediately just to make sure you haven’t missed anything the first time around.

15. Work It

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Sabrina Carpenter, Naomi Snieckus, Keiynan Lonsdale, Liza Koshy, Jordan Fisher

When Quinn Ackerman’s admission to the college of her dreams depends on her performance at a dance competition, she puts together a ragtag group of dancers to take on the best squad in school. All that’s left to do… is learn how to dance.

Formulaic yet incredibly fun, Work It is upbeat to the point of being infectious. You’ll laugh, swoon, root for the underdogs and maybe even dance around the room for a bit. Also, if teen romance is your thing, prepare to be dazzled.

16. The Old Guard

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts

The Old Guard centres on a group of mercenaries, all centuries-old immortals with the ability to heal themselves. When they discover that someone is onto their secret, they must fight to protect their freedom, just as an unexpected new member shows up.

Boasting excellent performances and thrilling action sequences, the movie doesn’t disappoint. Immersive and fun, it has all the ingredients of a crowd-pleaser – and might even kick off an entire franchise for the giant streamer.

17. Da 5 Bloods

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis

Directed by Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods follows four African American vets who battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader – and the promise of buried treasure.

Ambitious and urgent, the movie will give you a lot to think about. It has a runtime of a little over two and a half hours, but it’s worth the time investment, with plenty to say about war, damage and masculine relationships.

18. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Mikael Persbrandt

This quirky comedy centres on two small-town singers who chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition. There, scheming rivals, high stakes and onstage mishaps will test their bond, but also give them a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

A lavish production, the movie is both a celebration and satire of Eurovision. More importantly, it’s well-acted and often hilarious, which should be enough to convince you to tune in.

19. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm

Netflix offers a new interactive special, this time based on the beloved Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series. As Kimmy prepares to get married, she realises that the Reverend has one more ace up his sleeve. With a little help from the viewers, she might be able to foil his evil plans.

A choose-your-own adventure experiment that will make you laugh out loud, Kimmy vs. the Reverend is a triumph in interactive storytelling. We all need a touch of whimsy in our life, and this movie delivers big time.

20. The Lovebirds

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Camp

While on the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery. As they struggle to clear their name, they also need to figure out how and if their relationship can survive the night.

The Lovebirds offers a fun story and two charming leads, which should be reason enough to tune in. If you’re into romantic comedies with a twist, this one will be right up your alley.

21. Extraction

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda

In the mood for a gruelling action flick? You can’t go wrong with Extraction, which follows a black-market mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. As the mission gets more dangerous, he has to navigate the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers.

Chris Hemsworth is perfectly cast in the lead role, but where the movie truly shines are the well-choreographed fight scenes. If you’ve ever wanted to see a person being killed with a gardening rake, now’s your chance.

22. Tigertail

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, Fiona Fu

A multi-generational drama with plenty of flair, Tigertail was created by Alan Yang, also responsible for titles like Master of None and Forever. The movie follows a Taiwanese factory worker leaves his homeland to seek opportunity in America. Once there, he struggles to balance family with newfound responsibilities.

Tigertail is touching and visually compelling, with well-rounded characters and a complex immigrant story that highlights the everyday struggles associated with making it somewhere new. Pursuing the American dream doesn’t come without challenges.

23. Spenser Confidential

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger

Meet Spenser, an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it. He just got out of prison and is planning to leave Boston behind for good, but he’s pulled into the criminal underworld to unravel a twisted murder conspiracy. Mayhem ensues.

Based on the famous Spenser character created by Robert B. Parker, this Netflix movie has action and humour to spare. The plot may be predictable, but there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy the ride, mainly thanks to the appealing cast lead by Mark Wahlberg.

24. Lost Girls

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Oona Laurence

Determined to find her missing daughter, a desperate woman decides to retrace the girl’s steps. As a result, the woman launches a personal investigation that leads the police to the unsolved cases of several murdered sex workers.

Inspired by Robert Kolker’s best-selling nonfiction book of the same name, Lost Girls is a hard-hitting story that has plenty to say about justice, bias and closure. Plus, Amy Ryan is phenomenal in the lead role.

25. To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher

A sequel to Netflix rom-com hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this charming flick sees Lara Jean and Peter together for real, trying to figure out what it means to be in a relationship. At the same time, one of Lara Jean’s former crushes makes an unexpected appearance, resulting in doubts on whether or not being with Peter is what she really wants.

To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You may be less original than the first installment in the series, but it’s just as sweet. Condor and Centineo are marvellous together, proving once again that they have amazing chemistry. As a bonus, the soundtrack for the film is perfection.

26. Horse Girl

  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, Molly Shannon

Horse Girl won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s a trip worth taking. A mesmerising psychological drama, it follows a shy young woman who begins to have trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy following a series of surreal dreams.

Compelling performances and an intriguing narrative will keep viewers guessing as the story unravels. Meanwhile, the conclusion may prompt an immediate rewatch. Thanks to the beauty of streaming, that’s perfectly acceptable nowadays.

27. Uncut Gems

  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Julia Fox

Uncut Gems is all about a charismatic jeweller who makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. As a result, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

An electrifying crime thriller, Uncut Gems lives up to the hype. Starring Adam Sandler, who delivers probably the best performance of his career, the movie is a delight, providing tons of excitement that will keep you glued to the screen.

28. Marriage Story

  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern

Highly praised by critics, Marriage Story follows a stage director and his actor wife, who are going through a coast-to-coast divorce. This turns out to be an all-consuming endeavour, pushing them both to their personal and creative extremes.

One of writer-director Noah Baumbach’s best works, the movie wins bonus points for portraying both sides of the messy divorce with compassion, making for a heartbreaking viewing experience. And yet, Marriage Story still finds moments of humour, greatly benefiting from amazing performances from Johansson and Driver. You’ll find it on a lot of Best of 2019 lists, and for good reason.

29. The Irishman

  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

A gangster drama directed by Martin Scorsese, The Irishman takes place in the 1950s and follows a truck driver who gets involved with a crime family. As he climbs the ranks, he also goes to work for the legendary Jimmy Hoffa. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.

The Irishman is already universally regarded as a cinematic masterpiece and one of the best films to come out in 2019, so that should count as reason enough to tune in. The movie is quite long and moves slowly, but the payoff is worth the wait. Engaging and thought-provoking, it will be a memorable watch for sure.

30. Okja

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Tilda Swinton, Sheena Kamal, Michael Mitton, Colm Hill

Okja is an action-adventure movie that centres on the special relationship between a young girl, Mija, and a massive animal or super-pig called Okja.

When a multinational conglomerate takes Okja for themselves, Mija embarks on a dangerous rescue mission to bring her best friend home. The movie is directed by the acclaimed Bong Joon-ho and boasts an ensemble cast featuring Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Lily Collins and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Touching and captivating, Okja is a blend of genres and tones, seamlessly switching from corporate satire to coming of age story to action/adventure epic. For the love of pig, go watch it already.

31. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel

For better or worse, Netflix doesn’t seem to be getting enough of Adam Sandler as the actor has a lucrative multi-film contract with the streaming service. Yet The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) isn’t an Adam Sandler movie per se. He stars in it, sure, but we’re talking about a much better alternative to critical flops like The Do-Over and The Ridiculous Six.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) follows a group of dysfunctional adult siblings who live in the shadow of their father. Besides Sandler, it also stars Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Elizabeth Marvel. 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.

32. Mudbound

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks

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.

Mudbound is stunning and powerful. The ensemble cast alone should be enough reason to tune in – the movie stars Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke and Mary J. Blige. But nuanced performances aren’t the only thing you’ll get if you decide to give it a watch. Mudbound also benefits from amazing cinematography and a very compelling story that is both thought-provoking and heartbreaking at the same time. To call it phenomenal would be an understatement.

33. First They Killed My Father

  • Year: 2017
  • 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.

First They Killed My Father is raw and honest. Jolie doesn’t shy away from revealing the most gruelling details of those times without exploiting them for cheap dramatics. Instead, the movie stands like more of a tribute to those who were suffering, managing to be both devastating and empathetic. It’s undoubtedly hard to watch, but in the best way possible.

34. Beasts of No Nation

  • Year: 2015
  • Cast: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote

Netflix has come a long way since releasing its first original movie, but Beasts of No Nation remains one of the platform’s best cinematic efforts. It centres on a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a horrific war. The talented cast includes Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, David Dontoh, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe.

The movie tells a traumatic story, but doesn’t fail to deliver some hope as well. It’s also visually stunning and brimming with impressive performances. As far as its original productions are concerned, Netflix set a high bar from the very beginning.

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35. The Ritual

  • Year: 2017
  • 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.

The movie benefits from a creepy atmosphere and tons of subtext about survivor’s guilt. To its credit, though, The Ritual doesn’t pretend to be smarter than it actually is. Expect an effective and sometimes disturbing thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, while also delivering a fair amount of scares. It may not be groundbreaking, but it’s a real treat for horror fans.

36. Gerald’s Game

  • Year: 2017
  • 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.

Gerald’s Game stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, both great in their respective roles. The movie is very unsettling and atmospheric, which may cause you to watch certain scenes through your fingers. If you’re into that, prepare to be dazzled as King himself called the flick “hypnotic, horrifying and terrific”.

37. Set It Up

  • Year: 2018
  • 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. It stars Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs.

The movie works mainly thanks to the dedication of everyone involved. Deutch and Powell have great chemistry, while Liu and Diggs seem to revel in playing the “bad guys”. Set It Up also benefits from a tight script – although somewhat formulaic, the flick offers plenty of memorable one-liners and funny banter that make it engaging and fun. Rom-com fans, get streaming!

38. Tramps

  • Year: 2016
  • 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. The movie stars Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten.

Tramps is a small-scale movie that wins over the audience thanks to its sweetness and humour. Although the premise might suggest danger, the movie lowers the stakes and focuses more on mischief, making Tramps a tale of romance and whimsy. It’s the kind of movie you stream on a lazy weekend afternoon. It may not change your life, but you’ll love every minute of it.

39. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Chris Doubek, Marilyn Faith Hickey, Jared Roylance Jared Roylance

Had one of those days when everyone acted like a prick? You’ll love this one. Ruth’s fed up with the human indecency she sees around her day after day. When her home gets burgled, she teams up with a neighbour to seek revenge. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan and the two finds themselves emerged in a world they know little about. The movie stars Kiwi actress Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood.

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a darkly comedic thriller, perfectly balancing humour with gritty violence, to the point where it can be difficult to figure out what genre you’re actually watching. The movie will both confirm and challenge your worst assumptions about humanity, so prepare to experience a roller-coaster of emotions as the action progresses. Lynskey’s magnetic performance is just the cherry on top.

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40. The Babysitter

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

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. The cast includes Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Andrew Bachelor and Hana Mae Lee.

The Babysitter’s best quality is that it perfectly embraces the tired clichés of the genre to deliver a fresh and highly entertaining narrative. It’s fun, unexpected and unapologetically gory. You can tell from the trailer that this movie was tailor-made to please fans who like their buckets of blood with a side of delicious pop-culture gags and nostalgia. If you’re one of them, buckle up! The Babysitter doesn’t disappoint.

41. Win It All

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Jake Johnson Rony Shemon, Morgan Ng, Edward Kaihatsu

Win It All stars Jake Johnson as a small time gambler who agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance heading to prison. Things get more complicated when he discovers that the bag contains cash and he can’t help but gamble it away. When his friend’s prison sentence is shortened, our gambler has only a small window of time to win it all back.

At its core a character dramedy, Win It All succeeds thanks to impeccable direction and a winning performance from Johnson. A generic story on paper, the movie will surprise you with its subtle humour and warmth. The stakes aren’t particularly high, but Win It All ends up dealing a surprisingly strong hand.

42. My Happy Family

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili

Three generations of an ordinary Georgian family live under the same roof. Then one night, 52-year-old Manana suddenly decides to leave the family and live alone, without any of her other loved ones – husband and children included. A journey into the unknown begins for Manana, while her family wonders what might have prompted her to make such a life-changing decision. As you might have already guessed, the title of the movie is pure irony.

A nearly perfect drama, My Happy Family is one of those rare flicks about what it means to be human. It’s light on plot, but heavy on emotion. It relies on subtlety and nuance to win over the audience, perfectly balancing scenes of family chaos with solitary silence. Manana is a woman who’s simply trying to find some peace; a struggle we’re guessing a lot of viewers will be able to relate to.

43. Ravenous

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin, Micheline Lanctôt

Ravenous is a smart spin on the zombie genre. In a remote village in upstate Quebec, locals are dealing with a zombie-like outbreak that left few survivors behind. Those unaffected join forces and try to flee the infected hordes. However, despite the exciting premise, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill adrenaline-pumping thriller. It’s artful and creative.

Philosophical and oddly funny, Ravenous is unlike any other zombie flick you’ve seen before. Expect long and poetic shots rather than fast-past action scenes meant to keep you on the edge of the seat. It’s more melancholic than riveting, but there’s still an omnipresent sense of threat that will leave viewers uneasy. Consider yourself warned.

44. Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Lance Gray, Danielle Nicolet

After their mother lands in jail, two sisters are left with few options to make ends meet. Naturally, they hatch a plan to start robbing trains in order to pay the bills and bail out their mother. In the process, relationships are tested and the girls discover who they can and can’t trust. Unfortunately, a railroad detective starts sniffing around just when things were looking up.

An off-kilter comedy that effortlessly brings the laughs, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is lively and highly enjoyable. The movie is having a lot of fun with the premise, allowing the audience to unapologetically root for these desperate teens instead of serving up a lesson about the dangers of crime. It’s a crowd-pleaser recommended for the entire family.

45. Army of the Dead

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera

Directed by Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead is set in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. Which, of course, is the perfect time for a group of mercenaries to venture into the quarantine zone in order to pull off the heist of a lifetime.

The movie is completely over-the-top and ridiculously entertaining, which should be reason enough to make you want to tune in. As long as you don’t take it too seriously, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a blast.

46. Fatherhood

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, Melody Hurd

In Fatherhood, Kevin Hart stars as a single dad who has to figure out how to best raise his baby girl following the unexpected death of his wife. His journey of bonding with the kid involves copious amounts of doubt and fear, but we all know that love trumps everything.

Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin, the movie is formulaic, but also touching and emotional, with a great performance from Hart. The supporting cast is top-notch as well. Watch it when you’re in the mood for something heart-warming.

47. Fear Street Part 1: 1994

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald

In a bold move, Netflix dropped the Fear Street trilogy over the course of three consecutive Fridays, treating horror fans to a true Halloween in July event. While we recommend you watch them all, you should definitely start at the beginning.

Part 1: 1994 follows a group of teenagers terrorised by an ancient evil in a small town plagued by brutal murders. If you end up enjoying it, Part 2 is set in 1978 and Part 3 in 1666. The whole trilogy should make for a spooky and exciting marathon.

48. The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan, Shailene Woodley

Based on Jojo Moyes’ novel of the same name, The Last Letter from Your Lover follows two interwoven stories set in the past and present.

Felicity Jones plays Ellie, a young journalist who uncovers a series of love letters in present-day London and wants to find out more about the ’60s romance between a socialite and a financial journalist tasked with interviewing her husband. However, Ellie will soon develop a romance of her own with a helpful archivist.

The Last Letter from Your Lover is a charming romantic drama – one that will sweep you off your feet thanks to the cast’s dedicated performances. Stream it while enjoying a delicious glass of wine.

49. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Theo James, Mary McDonnell, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish

A cocky young witcher who escaped from poverty, Vesemir really enjoys slaying monsters for coin and glory. However, when a powerful enemy pops up, Vesemir must face the demons of his past – while learning that being a witcher means more than just making money.

An anime origin story set in The Witcher universe, this thrilling action movie centres on Gerald’s mentor. If you want to learn more about this fascinating world and its monsters, watch it ASAP.

50. Worth

  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan

A biographical film, Worth centres on an attorney who battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11. The movie revolves around Kenneth Feinberg, who was appointed the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fun.

As you can imagine, being faced with the impossible task of determining the worth of a life is no easy feat. Well-acted and hard-hitting, the movie will stay with you for a long time.

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