These 21 Netflix movies will transform your perception of the world

These 21 Netflix movies will transform your perception of the world ...

Sometimes you just need a good comedy to watch while you lounge on the couch with friends and family, or a fun popcorn thriller to watch with friends and family? Transformational movies have the potential to make a positive difference in the people who make the simple decision to stream them. From tearjerker true stories to tearjerker true stories, spiritual journeys to lighthearted road films, there are many such movies that will transform your experience streaming on Netflix.

Many movie lovers have switched to the much-missed movie theater experience in the last year. However, there is still something to be said about contemplating a thoughtful movie at home, especially now that the holiday season is approaching. Here are 21 life-changing movies you can stream today on Netflix.

1.Will You Be My Neighbor?

Wont You Be My Neighbor?, a 2018 documentary, explores Mister Rogers' Neighborhood fame. While you're probably familiar with him, it's also interesting to learn about his passion for a good sweater.

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Radha Blank is the star, writer, and director of this enchanting, heartfelt film in which a playwright turned budding rapper undergoes an exciting artistic reinvention and considers what it means to live a creative lifestyle. Blanks award-winning film will be sure to change your mind.

My Octopus Teacher

This Oscar-winning documentary offers stunning views of the South African ocean and one of its most fascinating, eight-legged inhabitants, but it also explores the life-changing journey of reconnecting to nature and oneself along the way. The spectacle that takes place in this unassuming stretch of kelp forest will motivate you to examine your surroundings with new eyes.

4.The Basics of Caring

In this inspiring documentary about friendship and facing tragedy in unexpected ways, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez, and Craig Roberts are a unlikely road-tripping trio. This Netflix original follows a struggling writer who finds his new job as a caregiver as fulfilling as his teenage responsibility.


The many folk songs of Lagaan will stay with you for a long time, but the musical themes of love, resilience, and community will linger for years. At the core of this 2001 Oscar-nominated epic is a high-stakes cricket match between a village and the British army. It also serves as a must-see for anyone seeking to broaden their international cinema horizons.

6.Crip Camp

This moving documentary chronicles the friendships that developed into activists at Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled adolescents that was nominated for an Oscar. It also serves as a personal passion project for filmmaker James LeBrecht, who attended the camp himself before moving into the entertainment business.


Okja revolves around a kindred spirit and the quest to save him from a deadly genetic corporation, co-written and directed by Parasites Bong Joon Ho. Tilda Swinton, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal are just a few of the familiar faces youll meet along the way in this Netflix original adventure. Like Jurassic Park and E.T. before it, Okja invites viewers to examine science and humans' relationship to nature with a critical lens.

This Changes Everything

In this compelling documentary, a star-studded cast of female actors including Geena Davis, Sandra Oh, Reese Witherspoon, and Shonda Rhimes explores female representation on screen and behind the scenes.

9.I'm sorry to bother you.

Sorry to Bother You and its star-studded cast (including LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Steven Yeun) are here to enliven your thoughts. As Boots Riley said in his first feature film, often when you tell someone something that is different from how they perceive things, different from how they perceive the world, it feels like an irritation or a bother. And thats where [the title] comes from.

10.Steve Jobs

This 2015 drama is sure to transform the way you think about a fairly ubiquitous aspect of your world: technology. Specifically the iPhone you may be carrying right now, or the MacBook you are probably reading on right now. In its three-part exploration of Apple co-founders' lives and careers, Steve Jobs illuminates key figures behind some of the most memorable tech innovations of the last few decades.

The Social Dilemma 11: 11.

This 2020 Netflix documentary is a must-see if you want to keep learning about the power that is in your palm of your hand. From our mental health to everyday decisions (both big and small) we make, we all benefit from this platform.

12.Don't Look Up

Dont Look Up, a 2022 Best Picture nominee, reframes the climate problem by equating it to a deadly, planet-destroying comet on its journey to Earth, in which the star-studded cast (including Meryl Streep, Tyler Perry, and Jonah Hill) is sternly nonchalant. Perhaps this bleak satire will fill in your friends or family members who haven't yet seen the world.

13.Beasts Of No Nation

Beasts Of No Nation is a Netflix original that chronicles the horrors of child soldiers in West Africa, giving us a raw glimpse into a part of the world that is rarely seen in mainstream media. Idris Elba and Abraham Attah (who made his feature film debut with Beasts) lead the narrative, which is sure to inspire you to think deeper about the world around you.

Roma are 14.

Enter the stylized Mexico City of the 1970s, where we observe a young housekeepers' daily tasks and mundane, everyday activities until realizing that theirs is nothing but. Roma's cinematography has lent its toes to contemplative thinking that will help you reconsider how you perceive your surroundings.

Im thinking of ending things.

This dark, bizarre Charlie Kaufman film will have you looking for meanings and strangeness in your everyday life like never before. Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley play the central couple on the verge of separation or, perhaps, something more mysterious.

The more difficult they fall, the more they fall.

What's the best way to transform your perception of the world? Start with a look back. The Harder They Fall may not be a strictly true story, but it introduces a cast of genuine Black cowboys who lived in the American West in the late nineteenth century, with the help of a captivating, modernized soundtrack by Jay-Z and Kid Cudi to name just a few.

17.Period.The last sentence

Watch as the heroines of this Oscar-winning short film craft pads to sell to their community, thereby bolstering the economy, dispelling stigma, and recognizing the power of women joining together for a common goal.

Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale

Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale is a new Netflix film that explores the resilient animals that call the Kalahari Desert home. It also gives a fresh perspective to the debate about climate change, thanks to Bridgerton's own Rege-Jean Page's beautiful narration.

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

Need a different doctor appointment? David Attenborough has been radically changing the way we perceive the world over the past twenty years, and in this 2020 interview, he takes his iconic voice and love of nature to a new level, revealing his personal dedication to the environment and showing us what unchecked climate change might do to our beautiful, blue planet.


This informative Netflix documentary explores the complex issues surrounding trans representation in Hollywood. Its expansive approach, which spans from the very beginning of TV and film until today, will assist you in beginning to see all aspects of the industry with fresh, critical eyes. Features notable trans voices such as Laverne Cox, Chaz Bono, Mj Rodriguez, and many others.

The Lost Daughter, chapter 21.

Every mother is grateful to be a parent... right? Not necessarily. Olivia Colman plays Leda, a woman who reflects on her regrets of becoming a parent while on a solo vacation.

This article was first published on June 7, 2016.

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