The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now

/ 01:37 AM January 02, 2019

2018 may be over but our list of Netflix watch-list isn’t. And whether you’re on a couch wrapped up in a blanket, or outside enjoying a rather work/study free day, it would be nice to come home, sit down and enjoy a film or two, catch up with your Netflix movies list. Sweat not folks! I’ve got you covered with the best movies on Netflix and when I say a list, I mean a L I S T.

Let’s not put the monthly subscription into waste or deprive ourselves from the joy of having the free trial month for the most-awaited year ender rest we’ve all been waiting for. What better way to enjoy it than with Netflix, right?


*drumrolls* Presenting, Netflix movies L I S T!

Best Movies On Netflix: The Reality Breaker List

A real break from the real world is a list full of fictional films and I’ve got you covered from the animations, down to action superheroes and down with the sci-fi films.

Mulan (1998)

Who wouldn’t miss a classic, a princess who was a damsel in distress yet fought like a prince instead?  The film set in ancient Chinese aesthetic; and of what seemed to be an eye-opener that a woman dressed as a man makes no difference in the eyes of a man. And of course, how could anyone forget the classic, “Reflection” song from this film.

Shrek (2001)

While we laugh at how their friendship works or cry on their journey to acceptance and on fighting true love, Shrek is a family movie which tells us a story about how appearances affects our perspective of the people we meet – in Shrek’s case, of the ogres that their town meet.

Coco (2017)

This Mexican culture based movie has burned a lot of tissues whether on theaters or through word of mouth. Need I say more? Kidding. But Pixar on this release has proved once more a great yet simple story that teaches and reminds children and even adults the value of family at most.

Black Panther (2018) only available for USA and CANADA 

This movie as expected of Marvel has spot-on graphics and cinematography but what’s striking in this film is the theme it has shown – of what it means to be black in America – in a noteworthy story-telling technique. I mean, if you haven’t heard of Wakanda forever, where have you been, seriously?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Whether you’ve been there since R2D2 or just lately, with all the information you’ve got from the previous films it’s been a rollercoaster on how this series comes to an end. And true to this release, it has caused a stir everywhere. Well, The Last Jedi nor the last Star Wars installment, you shouldn’t miss it for the force.

Other films in this category includes: Thor: Ragnarok, Children of Men, Ex Machina, Hercules, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Prodigy, The Iron Giant and Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Best Movies On Netflix: The On-Point List

Let’s admit it, the best movies on Netflix must include this list, whether coming from a still single individual, or in a relationship kind of, we’ve all had that Noah Centineo fever for months!


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

I mean writing letters is so not this era, but hey, look at the magic of sending not one but five of them! Well, we’ve heard of the fake relationship contract in every other story but this might be a breath of fresh air. Woah, woah, woah, woah, you haven’t seen this film, yet? W H Y?


Blue is The Warmest Color (2013)

We’ve been experiencing change and acceptance over the past few years especially over our LGBTQ+ community friends, and this might be one of the reasons why films in this context starts to arise. Plus, these kinds of films that are on the realistic side, well, makes us feel real and raw.

Set It Up (2018)

Well, this just gave us another idea on how to find love life while working on your career life. The film technically revolves around two office workers with different workaholic bosses, trying to set-up their bosses so that they can have free time themselves and ended up I think having the busiest time of their lives instead. It’s light to the heart but kind of sticks to the brain.

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Minds (2004)

This film may have come out as something, odd but it is oddly satisfying. Imagine having to try to forget someone whom you’ve spent years of your life with – like having amnesia but isn’t. This may be a test of a relationship or a test of how far you’re going to go from an end.

Carol (2015)

On the sense of homosexuality being subjects on films for the past years, Carol is a must-watch as it not only tackles homosexuality but also the issue of age gap. As it may seem as a sensitive issue to some, this might be a good starter for the society’s eye. If you’re looking for something for a change, you might want to give this a go.

Other films in this category includes: Y Tu Mama Tambien, Her and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Movies On Netflix: The Chills List

Well, Christmas season is not a reason to stop watching Horror films especially for people who are drawn into this kind of films. It can give you two kinds of chills: one, chill from the weather and two, chills that run from your arms to your head.

It Follows (2014)

Based from the title, something follows after something has been done. Hey, I don’t want to spill anything. The thrill and mystery is what keeps a horror film going, so what follows? It. Check it out to find out what’s the “It” in this film.

The Witch (2015)

The beauty depicted in the character of this film got me confused of its genre, but witches differ, right? And I do not know if it’s the old England setting that gave me the chills or the story that unfolds while watching the film. It isn’t your typical jump scare, but something else would give you the scare.

Enemy (2014)

This might be different from your expected horror film as it tackles a psychological thriller “enemy” from a doppelganger’s life. Well, it could cause a stir but you might want to give it a try.

Se7en (1995)

This classic thriller is still worth your time. This revolves on the search of a serial killer who uses the Seven Deadly Sins as inspiration for his killings. And if that didn’t gave you a rough imagination of the film, better see it for yourself.

The Ritual (2017)

Now, this one might really be a game changer. It can feel similar but can feel different as well. It starts off as a normal build up kind of horror film but the kind of scare is totally different and worth every blink of the eye.

Other films in this category includes: The Shining and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Best Movies On Netflix: Life Seen Through Films List

Whether it’s based on a real-life story or based from experiences gathered, every film has a different attack and feels included into it that either may leave you inspired or wanting for a more decent ending to move on with life.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

I mean, you wouldn’t want to miss on a classic, right? I cannot think of words to describe this film, it may seem usual now, that it revolves on teenagers lives and high school, but before you’ve had the taste of other films, this is already a classic.

Schindler’s List (1993)

The award-winning film is award winning for a reason. If it’s black and white cinematic approach doesn’t catch you, the story will. It’s not only a game changer but a life changer indeed. Humanity is and will exist at some point, always.

Lincoln (2012)

This film might have been for the Americans but it is a must-see for non-Americans as well. It depicts a story of one of America’s greatest presidents, his fight for what he thinks is right and his fight for the things he’s not sure if it’s still right. After all, the president is a human too.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

At the wrap-up of the trilogy, all questions have been answered and prayers have been heard. It’s a last installment that satisfies all fans from start to finish, well with action scenes that only the series can satisfy.

Magic Mike (2012)

I think if not everyone, most of us have had the American dream once upon a time of our lives. This is the kind of film that can relate to that. And not only relate but relate in a sense that some people really do come from the dark side or cannot help but go there and be part of it to chase one’s dream.

Other films in this category includes: Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight, The Homesman, The Place Beyond The Pines, Mudbound, The Meyerowitz Stories, Hot Fuzz, Heat, L.A. Confidential, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, A Serious Man, Brick, 22 July, No Country for Old Man, Face/Off, Gone Baby Gone, Good Will Hunting, Private Life, The Truman Show, In Bruges, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma

Best Movies On Netflix: Be Inspired and Inspired List

What’s more effective than opening-eyes through motion pictures, right? We get lessons and learn from films, yes. But when we learn that it comes from a raw and real documentary, inspiration is more than what fictional films gives us.

Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (2016)

We’ve all been curious on what goes on behind and beyond stage performances. And this documentary depicts, an artist’s life, and you’ll see the ups and downs of this tour. It had a good feeling into it all throughout, something worth watching especially for a fan.

Cartel Land (2015)

The Oscar nominee may have been set on the Western land, but the topic that was tackled was on a drug war which also includes a deeper subject which is corruption and a twist and turn of power struggle. If this doesn’t sound familiar, I’m not saying another word on it.

De Palma (2015)

Name a better person to hear the making of our favorite films other than the director himself. With the famous De Palma, his creations that marked history and have been seen and enjoyed by many all over the world, this is a great show to give tribute to the man who made it all possible.

Newtown (2016)

The largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in the history of America, is definitely a hard film to watch from beginning to end, it’s heartbreaking and really heavy but this is a reality that’s worth seeing.

Long Shot (2017)

We’ve all been accused in our life. Whether a minor or a major accusation that led to a sanction or imprisonment on the worst case. This will serve as a lesson that giving judgments won’t be helpful at any cause and words spoken are already marked on that’s person’s life that cannot be retracted or erased like a pencil’s mistake.

Other films in this category include: Selma

There you have it, folks! Whether you watch a film or two during the holiday break or you binge-watch every category is your choice. But this list is created for your efficiency. I know how it can get so tiring not to know what to watch and end up not watching. Which leads to a waste of time.

Have a great holiday season and enjoy the best movies from our go-to friend: Netflix.

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