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The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
1.The Social Network
The Social Network addresses issues of loyalty and friendship in a world of small-time politics, which makes it a compelling read. It is made possible by the combined abilities of two extraordinary directors, David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, who leverage their mutual devotion to excellence and meticulousness to create a compelling narrative.
The ensemble of this movie is also outstanding; Eisenberg gives a remarkable performance as the emotionally detached genius, and Andrew Garfield is excellent as the devoted but damaged friend.
2. It Follows
After making its world premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, It Follows had a limited theater run before becoming national in 2015. Audiences praised David Robert Mitchell’s (Under the Silver Lake) film not only for its uniqueness but also for the various ways they understood the plot.
Mitchell wrote and directed the film. The movie was well-received for both its deeper meaning and its horrific scares during its run in theaters.
3. Up in the Air
Up In The Air, which many reviewers regarded as one of the best movies of 2009, was nominated for six Academy Awards and six Golden Globes, winning one of them for Best Screenplay by Reitman and Turner.
Sam Elliot (Road House), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Zack Galifianakis (The Hangover), Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones), Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring), and Jason Bateman (Ozark) are also part of the all-star group. The picture was a box office hit as well as a critical triumph, grossing an astounding $166 million against its $25 million budget.
Jaws swam onto the scene in 1975, bringing with it not only Steven Spielberg but also the term “Summer Blockbuster,” as it was the first true example of a film reviving the box office during a generally quiet summer period. Jaws has one of the most recognizable, if not the most well-known, film scores ever. The movie centers on Roy Scheider’s character, new sheriff Martin Brody, who starts his summer job at Amity Island, a small hamlet, and finds the body of a victim of a shark attack right away.
What a stellar cast it has. In the crime drama Heat from 1995, Robert De Niro (Raging Bull), Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), Jon Voight (Deliverance), Val Kilmer (The Doors), and Al Pacino (The Godfather) play as career criminal Neil and LAPD detective Vincent Hanna. Although Neil and his group are accustomed to carrying out large-scale robberies involving the theft of armored vehicles, banks, and vaults, once a robbery goes awry, Detective Hanna and the LAPD begin to turn on Neil and his group. In keeping with the interpersonal issues that both the “good guys” and the “bad guys” share, the movie also delves deeply into their personal lives.
Burning is a South Korean-Japanese thriller, written and directed by Lee Chang-dong in his debut picture after an eight-year break. It is based on the short tale “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami. The film centers on Lee Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in), who receives a request to feed Shin Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), an old classmate, while she is gone.
Best Movies on Netflix Right NowJong-su agrees, but things take a strange turn when Hae-mi returns carrying a mystery man named Ben (Steven Yeun). When Ben tells Jong-su about his illicit and risky pastime, Jong-su starts to worry about Hae-mi’s security. This narrative skillfully builds suspense gradually until the very end, when viewers’ hearts are racing.
7. Miss Juneteenth
The plot of Miss Juneteenth centers on Turquoise, a single mother who enters her fifteen-year-old daughter Kai (Alexis Chikaeze) in the Miss Juneteenth Pageant. Turquoise is played by Nicole Beharie, who received a Gotham award for Best Actress in the role. Despite her rebellious nature and unwillingness to follow her mother’s path, Kai makes Turquoise proud in the end.
The narrative centers on a computer-animated character named Paddington, played by Ben Whishaw, who, on the advice of his late, great uncle Michael Gambon and his aunt Imelda Staunton, who was also a Harry Potter alum, travels from Peru to London in search of a place to call home.
Hugh Bonneville (Notting Hill), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Madeleine Harris (Man Down), and Samuel Joslin (The Impossible) portray the Brown family, who welcome Paddington into their household. Everything is going great until a taxidermist becomes interested in Paddington.
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The story of King Arthur of the Britains (Graham Chapman) as he seeks to assemble knights for his court at Camelot is chronicled in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Along the way, he encounters a number of challenges, including anarcho-syndicalist peasants and a recalcitrant Black Knight. Nevertheless, in the end, he enlists the help of Sir Bedevere (Terry Jones), Sir Lancelot (John Cleese), Sir Robin (Eric Idle), Sir Galahad (Michael Palin), and Sir Not Appearing In This Film. Then, God (Graham Chapman) assigns them the difficult mission of locating the Holy Grail, which is fraught with dangers they can never have imagined.