The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (February 2023)

Netflix makes it simple to discover excellent films. Not only does the streaming service include a big library of recent and vintage movies on Netflix , but it also constantly expands as new titles are added throughout each month. Every week, we scan the list of films that are currently available and update this list of the top Netflix movies to help you select what to watch.

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1. Glass Onion

Daniel Craig reprises his role as renowned investigator Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s deliriously entertaining follow-up to his blockbuster murder mystery from 2019. This time, Blanc travels to Greece to look into a murder that occurred among a group of friends who were reconnecting for an island vacation, armed with cocolorfulew attire and his trademark slow, Southern drawl. With actors like Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, and Edward Norton portraying supermodels, Twitch streamers, politicians, and tech moguls who are as absurd as they are corrupt, the majority of the offenders are out-of-touch elites to the nth degree.

2. Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio collaborate (again) on this suspenseful thriller that is no less intense than their usual theatrical fare but undoubtedly spookier. In his role as a detective, DiCaprio is pulled to a strange island that is home to a psychiatric hospital for criminally ill people. He is looking into the case of an escaped prisoner, but a well-timed storm, an uncooperative staff, and some bizarre occurrences send him into a fairly perilous and dark rabbit hole. When it comes to twisting endings, this one more than justifies the build-up.

3. Ip Man

This martial arts epic, which is based on the real-life experiences of Ip Man, the grandmaster who taught Bruce Lee, is unrivaled in terms of the action scenes it presents on screen. Donnie Yen fills the legendary fighter’s boots by portraying him as a straightforward guy attempting to defend his family during the chaotic Second Sino-Japanese War. It is targeted by everyone, from cruel Imperialist deputies to local gang leaders looking to show they’re the superior fighter until he utilizes his martial arts expertise to help his family.

4. Casino Royale

A frantic trip that assaults the senses is Edgar Wright’s 2010 action comedy about a helpless lad who must overcome nasty ex-boyfriends to win the hand of the girl he loves. In the role of the title character, a young guy smitten with Ramona Flowers, Michael Cera plays a lovable idiot (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Scott must battle her seven nasty ex-boyfriends—six males and one girl—who challenge him to some peculiar competitions—to be with his lady love. The movie is a cinematic mash-up of Japanese anime and gaming culture that is aimed at the Nintendo and comic book audience, but it still generates a lot of laughter.

5. Lion

Dev Patel makes good use of his endearing personality in this poignant drama based on the true tale of an Indian man finding his family again after being separated from them for more than 20 years. Saroo, the character played by Patel, is finally adopted by an Australian couple after being removed from his family when he was a little kid (one-half of which is played by Nicole Kidman). Years later, Saroo embarks on an emotional and perilous journey to find his biological family, forcing him to deal with long-buried memories and thoughts about his past.

6. Sorry to Bother You

This dark, absurdist comedy serves as Boots Riley’s feature film debut and weaves issues of class and commerce into a crazy story about a telemarketer living in Oakland who discovers a method to exploit his “white voice” to close deals. As he climbs the corporate ladder, selling undercover, he becomes entangled in a plot that requires him to decide between making money at the price of humanity and joining his comrades in an uprising against the system. As the young guy at the core of this weird tale, Cassius Green, played by LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson turns in a strong performance as Cash’s radical feminist lover, Detroit.

7. Da 5 Bloods

Any Spike Lee film is worth seeing, but this genre-bending thriller about a group of African American Vietnam War veterans who reenlist decades later seems particularly pertinent. Why? Lee not only elevates the stakes with a subplot involving a hidden treasure search and a harrowing mission to recover a fallen comrade’s bones, but he also manages to shine a light on a little-known aspect of our common history: the way our nation handled Black troops returning from the war. The cast is outstanding, the tale is compelling, and the directing is first-rate. Chadwick Boseman from Black Panther is in one of his final roles.

8. The Gentlemen

Mickey Pearson, an American ex-pat who lives in London, amassed wealth by establishing a hugely successful marijuana company there. When news comes out that he wants to sell the company, it quickly sparks a variety of plans and machinations from nefarious persons who want to take his domain, including bribery and blackmail.

9. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

In order to change her tale and achieve astounding outcomes, Matilda, a remarkable young woman with a bright intellect and a creative imagination, dares to stand up to her controlling parents and head teacher.

10. Blonde

A look at the legendary life of actress Marilyn Monroe, one of the biggest stars in history, and her meteoric ascent to prominence.

11. All Quiet on the Western Front

The greatest way to argue against war is sometimes to thoroughly depict it, with all of its violence, heartache, and unavoidable destruction. This movie follows the narrative of a young, idealistic German lad who enlists to serve his nation during World War I, and he does it successfully. He and his allies encounter unspeakable tragedies while attempting to live in a wasteland wrought by man’s greed and insatiable thirst for murder, instead of earning glory and honor on the battlefield.

12. Where the Crawdads Sing

This crime drama, which is based on the same-named best-selling book, stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People). Jones portrays Kya, a young lady living in the Carolina marshes who is left to fend for herself in the Deep South during the 1950s after being abandoned by her family as a youngster. She starts a relationship with a local man who is going to college while she is isolated and uninformed. This leads her to popular quarterback Chase Andrews, a lad with ill intentions and the means to feel entitled to them. The village turns against Kya after Chase inexplicably dies, forcing her to expose her carefully groomed life to the world to defend her name.

13. Phantom Thread

There are unhealthy relationships and then there is the one that Reynold Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) has with Alma Elson (Vicky Krieps). Woodcock is a highly sought-after tailor for London’s elite, creating exquisite creations for monarchs and members of high society in the 1950s. Alma, a waitress he encounters in a rural eatery, swiftly becomes his girlfriend, his inspiration, and ultimately his wife. However, Woodcock is unyielding in his quest for perfection and demand, which strains their relationship and drives Alma to improvise in clever, somewhat evil ways.

14. Bullet Train

All you can hope for from a plot that boils down to “assassins battling on a high-speed train” is a skill, a quick-witted humouhumor some superbly choreographed stunt sequences in this fast-paced action thriller. One such hitman is Brad Pitt, a bucket-hat-wearing, gun-averse courier tasked with stealing a briefcase. Two British brothers (played admirably by Brian Tyree Henry and Aaron Taylor Johnson), a Cartel goon (Bad Bunny), a cunning youngster (Joey King), and a Yakuza leader (Michael Shannon) all conspire to stop him from carrying out his plan of vengeance.

15. The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines shows that Disney does not yet have the animation business cornered if anything. This film boasts an impressive voice cast (think Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, and Danny McBride) and a compelling plot to go with it. It is a joyful, beautifully touching trip that deals with everything from our dependency on technology to familial conflicts. A robot apocalypse interrupts this dysfunctional family’s road vacation, and what’s worse is that it appears this oddball, wholly unprepared group is the only hope for mankind.

16. The Irishman

With the support of some well-known actors and this time for Netflix, Martin Scorsese creates another masterpiece on the big screen. For this crime drama based on real-life incidents, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino collaborate once more. Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran who finds work as a hitman for the mob, is portrayed by De Niro. Jimmy Hoffa, a legendary Teamster who constantly found himself in conflict with the authorities and the criminals he collaborated with, is portrayed by Pacino. The movie follows the relationship between the two across time while introducing some historical turning points for perspective. It features an outstanding ensemble, fascinating de-aging CGI that tries to convey the breadth of Scorsese’s storytelling, and all you would expect a passion project from the director to be.

17. If Beale Street Could Talk

Few other directors can equal Barry Jenkins’ ability to authentically depict the Black experience on screen. With this adaption of a piece from James Baldwin’s iconography, he continues what he started with Moonlight. The story of Tish and Fonny, two young Black lovers who lived in 1970s New York, is told nonlinearly in the movie. Tish and her family strive to establish Fonny’s innocence when he is charged with a horrific crime. The narrative is simultaneously painful and uplifting, as Regina King gives an Oscar-winning performance as Tish’s loving mother.

18. Miss Americana

Let’s face it: Taylor Swift’s devoted fan base would have devoured a flashy, stylized, shallow documentary she produced to promote an album. Instead, the pop star took a chance and allowed filmmakers unrestricted access to both her personal and professional lives. She provided candid interviews with her family and friends, opened up about her difficult battles with body dysmorphia and eating disorders, let cameras inside her sexual assault trial, disclosed the news that her mother had cancer, and uncovered old home videos from her youth to paint a more complete picture of herself. It’s a movie that shows the person hidden behind the symbol. It is some of Swift’s most daring and brutally honest writing to date.

19. The Conjuring 2

In the second installment of this eerie horror series, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as a married couple chasing away ghosts that have taken up residence in unwitting victims. This time, Ed and Lorraine go to London to assist a mother of four who is living alone and resides in a home where a force of evil far larger than anything they have ever encountered is at work. The couple must face some disturbing realities about their natures while attempting to preserve the children, and while the environment has changed, the narrative has mostly not changed.

20. Emily the Criminal

In this suspenseful and tight crime thriller, Aubrey Plaza gives a fascinating performance as the criminal in the title. Emily from Plaza is a recent college graduate who is drowning in debt (who can’t relate, tbh?) and has given up on using her real degree in favor of working as a catering contract employee in the hopes of earning enough money each month to pay off her exorbitant loan interest. When that doesn’t cover everything, she starts a less-than-legal scam business where she forges credit cards, sells TVs from her four-door sedan, fights junkies with box cutters, and steals expensive cars. Her rapid, unsettling, and perhaps too plausible ascent into a life of criminality is unsettling.

21. Enola Holmes

Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, and Millie Bobby Brown are the main actors in this gender-bent adaptation of the traditional detective story. Brown portrays Enola, a little girl whose mother mysteriously disappears, setting her on a collision course with Viscounts and her two older brothers, one of whom is a renowned investigator and the other an acerbic jerk. It is more fun than words can express to see Brown travel around the English countryside by rail, cycle, and motorcar as she solves crimes and dishevels nasty clap backs to historical misogyny. Brown is superbly cast.

22. Top Gun

The greatest of the best train at the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School to hone their prodigious flying abilities. Hotshot fighter pilot Maverick is sent to the school, but the other pilots, notably the calm and collected Iceman, don’t take kindly to his wild attitude and smug personality. However, Maverick is vying not only for the title of best fighter pilot but also for Charlotte Blackwood, his attractive flight instructor.

23. Pamela, a love story

From a small-town girl to an international sex icon, actor, activist, and devoted mother, Pamela Anderson’s life and career have followed this trend.

24. Brokeback Mountain

Rancher Joe Aguirre hires rodeo cowboy Jack Twist and ranch laborer Ennis Del Mar to work as sheep herders in Wyoming in 1963. On Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes an inebriated move at Ennis, which she eventually returns. Over the span of 20 years, despite Ennis marrying his longtime love, Alma, and Jack marrying a fellow rodeo rider, they continue their torturous and infrequent relationship.

25. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Netflix quickly approved an animated action-adventure film set in the same universe as Henry Cavill’s passion project because they were aware of the IP goldmine they possessed in Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher series. The narrative follows Vesemir, the tutor of Geralt of Rivia, from his early years as a destitute youngster to his famous status as a monster slayer. Being a notorious Witcher has its drawbacks, too, and when a new danger to the brotherhood arises, Vesemir must confront the evil in his history to overcome it.

26. The Trial of the Chicago 7

The outstanding ensemble of Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama, which includes Jeremy Strong from Succession, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne, and Watchmen sensation Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, turns in a few insanely brilliant performances. The movie is based on the actual account of several anti-Vietnam war protestors who were accused of instigating rioting and conspiracy during a rally at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Word has it that Strong requested that Sorkin tear-gas him for a sequence, so sure, it’s an intense viewing if you’d like to get an idea of how frightening and captivating this movie is beforehand.

27.  Wedding Crashers

In their spare time, Jeremy and John, divorce mediators, crash wedding festivities. There aren’t many better methods for the irrepressible pair to get drunk for free and seduce helpless ladies. The two decide to interrupt the high-profile ceremony when Treasury Secretary William Cleary announces the wedding of his daughter. But when John makes eye contact with bridesmaid Claire, their game is derailed.

28. Stutz

Leading psychiatrist Phil Stutz reveals his early experiences and distinctive, visual form of therapy in frank chats with actor Jonah Hill.

29. The Gray Man

The top CIA asset, whose identity is unknown to anybody, discovers agency secrets, setting off an international manhunt by assassins sent out by his former colleague.

30. Don’t Look Up

To warn people about an incoming comet that would destroy planet Earth, two unimportant astronomers must embark on a massive publicity tour.

31. Pinocchio

This stop-motion cartoon adaption of a well-known children’s fable features Guillermo del Toro’s signature whimsy and love of dark fantasy. Del Toro’s Pinocchio is unquestionably the better of the two Pinocchio retellings that audiences were treated to this year, updating the well-known story of a wooden puppet that comes to life and becomes the son of his career against the background of Fascist Italy during and during World War II. Even though you can foresee the majority of its course, it is dark, captivating, and unexpectedly touching.

32. Day Shift

There are several types of horror, so not every “scary” film needs to make you feel fearful. Some of these could even make you smile. also, this movie? This movie satisfies both. The connection between Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco is the true hook, but there are enough leaps and thrills to keep you on your toes. One portrays a single father who hunts vampires, and the other is his stiff-upper-lipped sidekick who is certainly not cut out for life on the stake. You can make a wonderful horror comedy movie by mixing in some bloody Buffy Summers-style killing action with a fairly crazy Snoop Dogg cameo.

33. Crimson Peak

Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain are cast in Guillermo del Toro’s stunning Gothic horror film, which is more disturbing than actually horrifying. That isn’t a criticism. There are many different types of horror, and this tale of a brother-and-sister team hiding a terrible secret and a young lady attempting to flee her tragic past is undoubtedly spine-chilling. The real star of this story is the setting: a Victorian-era mansion that breathes bleeds and holds the memories of its unfortunate former residents. Chastain has the most fun as a deranged spinster with sinister plans for her brother’s new wife, including poisoned porridge and some ghostly gaslighting. It’s stunning, as is everything del Toro does, and it should have received more attention than it has.

34. Spider-Man 2

Dr. Otto Octavius becomes Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with lethal metal tentacles when a botched nuclear fusion project culminates in an explosion that kills his wife. Doc Ock seeks retaliation after blaming Spider-Man for the mishap. Peter Parker, Spider-alter Man’s ego, is struggling with self-doubt and waning abilities. His closest friend’s animosity for Spidetowarduy and his true love’s unexpected engagement to another man complicates matters.

35. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim, the bassist for a garage-rock band, has never had problems finding girlfriends; generally, the issue is breaking them up. Ramona Flowers, however, glides into his heart, and when she does, he discovers that she has the most burdensome baggage of all: a legion of ex-boyfriends who would do whatever it takes to remove him off her list of suitors.

36. Phantom Thread

At the forefront of British fashion in 1950s London is renowned dressmakers Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril, who clothe royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, and debutantes. Woodcock’s relationships with women come and go, offering the self-proclaimed bachelor inspiration and company. His meticulously planned life is quickly upended by Alma, a young, independent lady who becomes his girlfriend and inspiration.

37. Pineapple Express

When stoner Dale Denton drops his roach in a panic after seeing a murder, his enjoyment of a unique strain of marijuana might turn out to be lethal. Dale and his dealer flee after finding that they are responsible for the high-end marijuana, with a deadly drug lord and corrupt officer after them.

38. Hustle

There are several comedy classics starring Adam Sandler that are available on Netflix, but we’re emphasizing this one because Sandler gets to employ his everyman charm in a sports plot that allows his humorous instincts to rule the game. He portrays Stanley Sugerman, an elderly scout for the Philadelphia 76ers spots a future NBA star playing pick-up basketball in Spain. To support the unknown athlete, Stanley puts his job and his family’s future in jeopardy. He finally faces off against his former employer and confronts his turbulent history.

39. Stutz

In this razor-sharp and humorous documentary, actor and filmmaker Jonah Hill fearlessly takes viewers into his private therapy sessions with psychologist Phil Stutz. Before the two dive deeply into the actor’s psychology, particularly his rising anxiety regarding a crucial aspect of his job, Hill spends a significant amount of the documentary’s running time narrating the tale of Stutz’s life and his unconventional approach to counseling. It’s touching and honest in a manner you probably wouldn’t anticipate, and it could alter the way you think about talk therapy and how helpful it is.

40. Luckiest Girl Alive

None of us are the people we were in high school, but Ani Fanelli, a writer in New York City who is on the verge of success, is particularly aware of this. While attempting to maintain a lid on her tragic and violent background, Mila Kunis portrays Ani as tough, street-smart, and a little bit of an outcast among the Manhattan elite. Ani’s carefully built identity is threatened in ways she could never have imagined when a documentary team comes knocking to interview her about a notorious school shooting event she survived as a teenager.

41. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

After visiting his parents’ remote property with her new partner, a young woman immediately has doubts.

42. The Man from Toronto

A stupid businessman is forced to work with a known assassin after being mistaken for someone else to survive.

43. Dope

Malcolm, a senior in high school, and his buddies Jib and Diggy connect via their shared interests in studies, punk music, and 90s hip-hop culture. Malcolm and his friends end up at a drug dealer named Dom’s birthday party after a chance contact with him; when the party gets violent, they depart with the Ecstasy that Dom had surreptitiously hidden in Malcolm’s rucksack. The young people embark on a crazy adventure as they try to avoid armed gangsters who are after the stockpile.

44. Resident Evil

Based on the well-known video game, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez are the commando squad commanders tasked with infiltrating “the hive,” a sizable subterranean genetics facility run by the ruthless Umbrella Corporation. A lethal virus that was released there killed the lab’s employees and caused them to come back to life as the horrible Un-dead. Before the virus threatens to take over the entire planet, the crew has just three hours to shut down the lab’s supercomputer and shutter the facility.

45. Southpaw

“The Great” Billy The current junior middleweight boxing champion, Hope, has a successful job, a wife and kids who adore her, and a luxurious lifestyle. Billy, however, reaches rock bottom when tragedy strikes, losing his manager, his home, and his family. The city’s toughest amateur boxers are trained by former fighter Tick Willis, who he quickly discovers to be an unlikely rescuer. Hope tries to regain the confidence of the people he loves the most while his future is at stake.

46. The Good Nurse

We all have a natural tendency to trust medical experts, which makes the actual account of a murderous nurse who stayed unreported for years all the scarier. Patients go to hospitals to get better, not to pass away from curable, anthropogenic reasons. And yet, that’s exactly what occurred for hundreds of patients under Charlie Cullen’s (Eddie Redmayne) care. Cullen enters the movie as a model employee who is committed to Amy, played by Jessica Chastain, a single mother who is struggling with a terrible heart disease. The drama that ensues when Amy learns that Charlie’s patients have been inexplicably dying at not just their hospital but also at the hundreds of others he has previously worked for is fueled by their closeness.

47. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

This classic adolescent rom-com was inspired by a best-selling YA book, which Netflix was wise enough to acquire early on. Although there have been sequels, none have been able to replicate the precise magic formula that this enjoyable, lighthearted coming-of-age narrative possesses. Lana Condor portrays Lara Jean Covey, a student in high school who frequently composes but never sends love letters to her admirers. She is compelled to use a phony connection with one of her old love interests, who also happens to be one of the most popular students at school, to undertake damage control after the same letters are sent anonymously. You may thank this movie for making Noah Centineo a popular online boyfriend.

48. Tinder Swindler

According to this documentary, romance in the era of dating apps is tiring, anxiety-inducing, and even hazardous. This real crime narrative should serve as a warning to everyone who frequently swipes right in the hopes of finding love since the villain is the quintessential catfisher and the victims are all too familiar. Simon Leviev wooed women with gifts and vacations that they would inadvertently pay for themselves over the years, persuading them that he was a jet-setting wealthy playboy and the son of a Russian diamond “king.” He was a con artist who defrauded women of millions of dollars with an emotional Ponzi scheme that seemed too unbelievable to be true.

49. The Munsters

This drenched, ominous comedy that seems less like a Rob Zombie picture and more like a movie the whole family can enjoy is the end product of Rob Zombie’s years-long obsession with the Munsters. The film retraces the Frankensteinian birth of Herman Munster and his odd love affair with a 150-year-old vampire named Lily. It serves as a type of genesis tale for the well-known 1960s comedy. The Count, Lily’s undead father, initially objects to the marriage, which causes the pair a lot of problems. They finally go to California and purchase the run-down home that should be instantly recognized by viewers.

50. His House

Wunmi Mosaku from Lovecraft Country and Matt Smith from House of the Dragon are the stars of this British horror film that depicts the horrific reality of life as an immigrant. While Sope Dirisu portrays her spouse Bol, Mosaku plays Rial. In search of safety and a better life, the couple departs their war-torn country in South Sudan and applies for refugee status in England. Instead, evil resides not just in their neighborhood but also within their own house, as ghosts stalk the couple and make them face past wrongdoing. The couple’s caseworker, played by Smith, dismisses their fears and has them undergo various nightmare scenarios before they can find serenity in this strange and unfamiliar environment.

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