Keep this article handy as we compile a list of the Top 40 Netflix movies of all time. We'll be updating this list every month.
From the very beginning of streaming, Netflix has been the go-to streaming platform for films, and it continues to have one of the greatest collection of any site. It consistently produces the finest original content from any of the streaming studios, according to Rotten Tomatoes scores.
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The Top 40 Netflix Movies of All Time
Ildikó Enyedi's highly stylistic Hungarian film features intimate and tender performances.
Official Premise: "Three shy and socially awkward Budapest colleagues form a special bond through a mysterious mystic connection that manifests in a dream."
Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, and Réka Tenki star as cast members.
90% of the time, the RT score is negative.
Sara Colangelo's American remake The Kindergarten Teacher features Maggie Gyllenhaal's career-best performance.
Official Premise: "A dedicated teacher takes interest in a young pupil's creative potential after hearing his poetry." "She soon crosses the line into obsession."
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, and Gael Garca Bernal are the actors in the film.
90% of the time, the RT score is good.
The Two Popes, directed by Fernando Meirelles and written by Anthony McCarten, offers a fascinating insight into the two most recent Popes' beliefs. Both give excellent performances.
Official Premise: "Paper Benedict XVI forms a surprising friendship with the future Pope Francis at a critical turning point for the Catholic Church."
Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins are the actors in this film.
90% of the time, according to the RT Score.
Zak Hilditch's Stephen King novella adaptation features a solid lead performance as well as some genuine thrills.
Official Premise: "A farmer pens a confession admitting to the killing of his wife, but her death is only the beginning of a bizarre legend."
Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, and Brian d'Arcy James make up the cast.
Score on Twitter: 91%
Kris Pearn's original animated film is both heartfelt and silly, making it a great daytime activity for children and adults.
Official Premise: Four brothers with horribly selfish parents devise a plan to dispose of them for the good and build a perfect imperfect family of their own.
Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais, Terry Crews, Jane Krakowski, and Martin Short are among the cast members.
91% of the time
Carla Gugino's incredible lead role makes this thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, worth a look.
Official Premise: "Jessie – chained to a bed in a remote lake house – faces warped visions, dark secrets, and a dreadful fate."
Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, and Henry Thomas are among the cast members.
Score on the back of the Twitter: 91%
This Italian film, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, is a masterpiece of filmmaking and a sweet reflection on friendship.
Official Premise: "Lazaro, a pur-hearted adolescent, is content to live as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise's son will transform his life."
Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, and Luca Chikovani are all cast in this film.
91% RT Score
Apollo 10 12 is a personal film by Richard Linklater, who is fond of the early days of space exploration and the way it influenced the children on Earth.
Official Premise: "Houston, Texas, 1969. Through the eyes of a youngster with intergalactic fantasies of his own, the triumphant moment of the first moon landing comes to life."
Jack Black, Bill Wise, Lee Eddy, Natalie L'Amoreaux, and Glen Powell make up the cast.
The average score on Twitter is 91%.
High Flying Bird by Steven Soderbergh is a study in professional sports, while also demonstrating outstanding technical skill in cinema.
Official Premise: “As an NBA lockout sidelines his big rookie client, a professional agent devises a bold plan to save their careers and disrupt the league's power structure.”
André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, and Kyle MacLachlan are among the cast members.
91% of the time, RT Score
Cary Fukunga directs this challenging, yet moving film about how conflict wreaks havoc on young people's lives.
Official Premise: "A young West African boy is forced to join a mercenary fighters group and become a child soldier when his family is shattered."
Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan, and Jude Akuwudike make up the cast.
91% of the time on Twitter
The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani, is a follow-up to Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel of the same name. It was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
Official Premise: "Attractive driver for a wealthy Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape poverty and become an entrepreneur." Based on the bestseller novel.
Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Vijay Maurya are among the cast.
91% of the time on the RT score
Edward Berger's new anti-war novel is the first major German film to feature the work that famously depicts the German perspective on World War I. The film, which is a masterpiece of acting and craft work, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards.
Official Premise: "When 17-year-old Paul joins the Western Front in World War I, his initial excitement is soon shattered by the harsh reality of living in the trenches."
Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Aaron Hilmer, and Moritz Klaus make up the cast.
92% of the time, RT Score
Uncorked, a film directed by Prentice Penny, received praise for its portrayal of a character.
Official Premise: "A youngster feels torn between his dreams of becoming a master sommelier and his father's expectations that he'll take over the family barbecue business."
Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, Niecy Nash-Betts, and Sasha Compère make up the cast.
92% of the time on the RT Score
When it was released, this British independent film fell short of a lot of expectations, but it does have a fantastic performance by Julian Barratt and some really funny moments.
Official Premise: "When a twisted murderer tells police he'll only talk to a fictional 1980s TV detective, the washed-up actor who played him takes the job."
Julian Barratt, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, and Russell Tovey are among the cast.
The average RT score is 92%.
Claire Scanlon's Set It Up may be the salvation of the romantic comedy genre. Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are the epitome of what you need in great leads for a romantic comedy and have fantastic chemistry.
Official Premise: Two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love in desperate need of a break from the office.
Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Meredith Hagner, Pete Davidson, and Tituss Burgess make up the cast.
92% of the time on Twitter
The screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's popular stage musical brings the songs to life. While Emma Thompson and Lashana Lynch shine, it's also a fantastic showcase of the young Alisha Weir's talents.
Official Premise: "An extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination takes a courageous stand to alter her story — with remarkable results."
Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, and Sindhu Vee are among the cast members.
92% of the time scored on Twitter
Even if it wasn't a necessary addition to the whole narrative, Aaron Paul provides an excellent performance.
Official Premise: "Fugitive Jesse Pinkman seeks to outrun his past." 'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan, starring Aaron Paul.
Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Robert Forster, and Bryan Cranston are all cast in the show.
92% of the way in which RT scores are scored
Spike Lee's haunting Vietnam film is distinguished for its many outstanding performances, including that of Chadwick Boseman, who died in the same year.
Official Premise: Four African American veterans return to Vietnam decades after the war to discover their regiment leader's remains — and a stash of buried gold. From Spike Lee.
Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Chadwick Boseman, and Norm Lewis are among the cast members.
92% of the time in the RT Score
Elite Zexer's stunning directorial debut received the Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The Israeli film investigates how life functions for its female protagonists in a patriarchal society.
Official Premise: "When a Bedouin patriarch adopts a second wife, his first wife revolts against her changing status, while his daughter chases her own independence dreams."
Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Haitham Omari, Khadija Alakel, and Jalal Masarwa are among the cast.
93% of respondents rate the news as good.
Madeline Brewer's leading role in Cam is exceptional. It's exactly the sort of film that Netflix is looking for, since it might attract more people than would have spent on it in the theater.
Official Premise: "A cam girl with a growing fan base sets out to discover the mysterious perpetrator and reclaim her own identity."
Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, and Devin Druid are all cast in the film.
93% of the RT Score
Kathryn Hahn's roles in Netflix's Glass Onion to Marvel's WandaVision have undergone a revival, and her lead in Tamara Jenkins' Private Life is among the best.
Official Premise: "A couple in their 40s is in a position to be conceiving," says the official source. Until their visiting step-niece gives them a little hope.
Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Kayli Carter, and Molly Shannon star in the film.
Score on Twitter: 94%
This is a good entry, mostly due to Adam Sandler's leading performance.
Official Premise: "When a down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers a potential superstar in Spain, he sets out to prove they both possess the ability to excel in the NBA."
Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Juancho Hernangómez, Ben Foster, and Robert Duvall make up the cast.
Score on the back of the Twitter: 94%
This bittersweet film, directed and written by Noah Baumbach, is a great vehicle for its cast and features exactly what you'd expect from Baumbach.
Official Premise: "Three adult siblings meet in New York to face their prickly artist father and his dismal legacy."
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson are among the cast members.
94% of the time on the radio
Netflix has established itself as a leader in the detective film industry. As Enola Holmes, Millie Bobby Brown is precociously charming, making her comeback appealing.
Official Premise: "Enola starts her first official investigation as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she'll need the assistance of her friends — and her brother Sherlock."
Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Louis Partridge, and Helena Bonham Carter star in the film.
94% of the time on the internet
Chris Williams' emotive film has been nominated for Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards this year. It's a confirmation that the company is carving a niche for itself in the world of animation.
Official Premise: "When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters, making history."
Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Dan Stevens make up the cast.
Score on Twitter: 94%
Maggie Gyllenhaal's unsettling film offers a different perspective on motherhood as well as a fascinating, yet unlikable main character.
Official Premise: "A woman's peaceful seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her obsession with a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens vivid memories."
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, and Paul Mescal are among the actors on the billboard.
Score on the Retina Index: 94%
Rian Johnson's sequel to Knives Out demonstrates that the Benoit Blanc cinematic universe is something that people can't get enough of. Daniel Craig returns as the detective with the southern drawl to solve a new case in Greece with an all-star ensemble.
Official Premise: "World-famous detective Benoit Blanc is going to Greece to unravel the mysteries surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic group of friends."
Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline
92% of RT scores are good.
The Power of the Dog, starring Jane Campion, was one of those films that almost won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and it seemed to be the type of film that the Academy loves. Sadly, it was lost to CODA, but Benedict Cumberbatch delivers one of his best performances.
Official Mistake: "A domineering but charismatic rancher waged a war of intimidation on his brother's new wife and her adolescent kid – until long-hidden secrets came to light."
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemmons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Thomasin McKenzie make up the cast.
94% of the time scored by RT
This traditional-animated Christmas film is a wonderful introduction to Santa Claus and was the first animated Netflix film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Official Premise: "A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, bringing joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it."
Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, and Joan Cusack are among the cast.
95 percent repeatability score
Noah Baumbach's film, Marriage Story, is a very intimate movie with lovely performances all around, including Adam Driver's rendition of "Being Alive" from the musical Company.
Official Premise: Noah Baumbach, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, directs this provocative and heartfelt look at a marriage that is breaking up and a family that is staying together.
Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, and Merritt Wever are among the actors on this episode.
95 percent of the time with the RT Score
The Irishman is a fascinating amalgamation of many of the actors who worked on it, from Martin Scorsese to Al Pacino.
In this critically acclaimed film by Martin Scorsese, historian Hitman Frank Sheeran revisits the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family.
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, and Anna Paquin are among the actors on the billboard.
95 percent RT Score
Susan Johnson's To All the Boys I've Loved Before is all you could ever hope for in a teen romantic comedy: a great family dynamic, a funny best friend, and authentic dating.
Official Premise: "Lara Jean discovers that her quiet high school past is turned upside down when her secret love letters are somehow mailed to each of her five crushes.
Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Anna Cathcart, Israel Broussard, and John Corbett are the cast.
Score on Twitter: 96%
Mati Diop, a French-Senegalese filmmaker, was the first Black female filmmaker to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with her film debut Atlantics.
Official Premise: "Ada, who has been denied the chance to marry a wealthy man, is heartbroken when her true love disappears while conducting a migration attempt — until a miracle reunites them."
Mama Sane, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traore, and Nicole Sougou are among the actors in this film.
96% of the respondents to the Twitter score
Alfonso Cuarón's incredibly personal story was the first Mexican film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Academy Award for Best Cinematography and Best Director.
Official Premise: "Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón paints a vivid and moving portrait of a domestic worker's journey against domestic and political turmoil in Mexico's 1970s."
Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga, and Nancy Garca Garca make up the cast.
96% of the time.
This is the kind of animated film that demonstrates that it isn't only a form of family entertainment; it's also unique in every sense.
In this mesmerizing animated film, romance, mystery, and adventure collide. A young man falls in love with his lover and a severed hand searches Paris for its owner.
Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Dev Patel, and Alia Shawkat star in the film.
Score on Twitter: 97 percent
I had never learned much about the fate of Black soldiers who served in Europe during WWII but returned to the Jim Crow South only to discover that the people there had little respect for the service they had rendered their country. In Mudbound, Dee Rees does an excellent job of dramatizing this and much more.
Official Premise: "In a divided World War II era, two Mississippi families — one black and one white — face the harsh realities of prejudice, farming, and friendship."
Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Garrett Hedlung, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks are among the actors on the cast.
97% RT Score
This raunchy comedy, directed by Craig Brewer, is based on Rudy Ray Moore's real-life story, which he is well-known for his stand-up and blaxploitation performances.
Official Premise: Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling comedian from Los Angeles in the 1970s, big plays with his raunchy alter ego Dolemite, and risked everything to take his act to the big screen.
Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Tituss Burgess, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and Kodi Smit-McPhee are among the cast members.
97% of the time on the radio
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by George C. Wolfe is an outstanding film, from the music to the costume design, to Viola Davis' performance in the titular role. It's also worth seeing to witness the role that earned Chadwick Boseman his posthumous Oscar nomination.
When fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session, tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927.
Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo are the actors on this episode.
Score on the Retina Index: 97%
Radha Blank's performance alone would be worthwhile to see, but her involvement in this film is incredible.
Official Premise: "Desperate for a breakthrough as she approaches the big 4-0, New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper."
Radha Blank, Peter Kim, Oswin Benjamin, and Reed Birney are among the cast members.
The RT score is 99%.
His House is a fantastic directorial debut by Remi Weekes, but it is certainly not a film for the faint of heart.
Official Premise: "As a young couple from war-torn South Sudan seeks asylum and a fresh start in England, they're tormented by a deadly force living in their new home."
Sope Drsù, Wumni Mosaku, Matt Smith, and Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba are the main actors.
100% RT Score
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