The 40 Best Movies on Netflix This Week (2023)

Netflix has plenty of movies to watch, but it’s a real mixed bag. Sometimes finding the right film at the right time can seem like an impossible task. Fret not, we’re here to help. Below is a list of some of our favorites currently on the streaming service—from dramas to comedies to thrillers.

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Shapeshifter Nimona can become anything she wants, a gift that causes people to fear and shun her. If society is going to treat her like a villain, she's going to be one, so she decides to become the sidekick of the hated black knight, Ballister Blackheart. Unfortunately for the aspiring menace, Blackheart isn't quite the monster he's made out to be, and he instead tries to rein in Nimona's more murderous tendencies as he seeks to clear his name in a crime he didn't commit—and face down his old friend Ambrosius Goldenloin in the process. Adapted from ND Stevenson's groundbreaking graphic novel, Nimona is more than just another fanciful fantasy—it's a tale of outsiders and exiles, people trying to do right even when their community rejects them, and the joy of finding their own little band along the way. After an almost decade-long journey to the screen, this dazzlingly animated movie has become an instant classic.

Pray Away

An exploration of the origins of the "conversion therapy" movement—a harmful and medically denounced process through which religious groups try to "cure" homosexuality—may not make for light entertainment, but this searing look at the practice and its roots is darkly compelling. Director Kristine Stolakis speaks with key founders of the movement and survivors of the often brutal treatments that arose over nearly half a century and offers insight into both. Pray Away is a difficult watch at times—especially for LGBTQ+ viewers—but it shines an important light on the movement and the damage it causes. A bold debut for Stolakis.


In Disclosure, director Sam Feder points a wide lens at the representation of transgender people in movies and television. Starting with the earliest depictions in the silent film era, Feder examines moments when trans people were the butt of jokes in 1980s sitcoms and ends with the better—although far from perfect—on-screen portrayals seen in recent years. The doc also asks viewers to reconsider some Hollywood favorites, such as Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and even Mrs. Doubtfire, and look at ways they have furthered harmful or mocking stereotypes about gender diversity. Filled with insightful interviews from trans actors and creators—including Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox, Pose’s Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and The Matrix’s Lilly Wachowski—and with a particular emphasis on Black trans talent, Disclosure is an important documentary, now more than ever.

The Boys in the Band

Set in New York City in 1968,The Boys in the Band is a snapshot of gay life a year before Stonewall brought LGBTQ+ rights to mainstream attention. When Michael (a fresh-from-The-Big-Bang-Theory Jim Parsons) hosts a birthday party for his best frenemy Harold (Zachary Quinto), he’s expecting a night of drinks, dancing, and gossip with their inner circle—until Alan, Michael’s straight friend from college, turns up, desperate to share something. As the night wears on, personalities clash, tempers fray, and secrets threaten to come to the surface in director Joe Mantello’s tense character study. Adapted for the screen by Mart Crowley, author of the original stage play, this period piece manages to be as poignant an exploration of queer relationships and identities as ever.

Chicken Run

Aardman Animation’s stop-motion masterpiece—the studio’s first feature-length film—became an instant classic when it was released in 2000, and it has stood the test of time.Chicken Run follows a rebellious hen named Ginger as she tries to lead her fellow egg-layers to freedom from an English farm before they’re baked into pies. When a cocky American rooster named Rocky crashes in the yard, seemingly able to fly, Ginger ropes him into helping them escape—but Rocky’s tall tales may doom them all. An anthropomorphic spoof ofThe Great Escape,Chicken Run’s wry script, sharp comedy, and surprisingly touching emotional beats make this a winner for kids and adult viewers. With the long-awaited sequel,Dawn of the Nugget, due to arrive on Netflix later in 2023, now is the perfect time to (re-)discover this gem.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

If you’re not an American boomer, the juxtaposition of the city of Chicago and the number seven might mean little to you, but the formula stands for one of the causes célèbres of the ’60s. As anti-war, civil rights, and hippie activists involved in the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, the Seven (theoretically eight) were picked as convenient scapegoats after the unrest was crushed at the behest of Mayor Richard Daley. The trial happened at the very end of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency—with the US reeling from the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr and Vietnam still devouring thousands of young people—and came to encapsulate the tensions tearing the country’s social fabric asunder. Director Aaron Sorkin takes a lot of liberties with historical facts (and leaves out some hilarious bits, like poet Allen Ginsberg’s testimony, that would have made for a showstopper), butThe Trial of the Chicago 7 largely succeeds in conveying the sense of generational score-settling the court battle came to signify.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

You either “get” the Eurovision Song Contest or you don’t—and chances are if you’re outside of Europe, you don’t. But whether you can recite every winner back to 1956 or have only maybe-sorta heard of ABBA, this Will Ferrell passion project (his Swedish wife, actress Viveca Paulin, hooked him on the contest) will entertain you. Following Icelandic singer-songwriter duo Fire Saga—Ferrell as Lars Erickssong and Rachel McAdams as his besotted bandmate Sigrit Ericksdóttir—it’s got something for everyone. For the Eurovision faithful, it’s a loving nod to the long-running music competition, packed with gleefully camp in-jokes and scene-stealing cameos from Eurovision royalty. To the uninitiated, it’s a wild, weird comedy with plenty of hilariously farcical turns and enough catchy tunes to convert newcomers into Eurovision acolytes. Bonus: You’ll finally understand the “shut up and play Ja Ja Ding Dong!” meme.


Zombie movies often take themselves too seriously—but “serious” isn’t something theZombieland franchise can be accused of. Released in 2009,Zombieland reenergized the horror-comedy genre, with a loose-knit group of survivors—college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), talented zombie slayer Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), and supersmart sisters Wichita and Little Rock (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin)—searching for sanctuary from the undead. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s wry and self-aware script plays gleefully with the constraints of the zombie apocalypse, wringing laughs from Columbus’ narrated survival rules and Tallahassee’s obsession with Twinkies. But it’s an incredible cameo by Bill Murray as himself that elevates the whole film. Clever, funny, and just the right level of gory,Zombieland is a blast.

The Two Popes

At first glance,The Two Popes is not a gripping proposition: a film where two very old men in religious garb talk a lot, walk around a little bit, and then talk some more. But top-notch performances from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins and a stellar script from Anthony McCarten turn this prosaic premise into a film worth watching. Loosely inspired by true events, it follows Cardinal Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) as he tries to convince Pope Benedict XVI to accept his resignation. The two men couldn't be more different—Benedict is an archconservative desperate to cling to tradition, while Bergoglio is seen as a dangerous liberalizer who might erode the Church's authority. While the two men battle out their differences, the future of Catholicism hangs in the balance.

Day Shift

Headed by Jamie Foxx, this horror-action-comedy hybrid sets the night-bound tropes of the vampire genre against a sun-drenched Los Angeles backdrop, with Foxx’s struggling slayer, Bud Jablonski, stuck on the vampire-hunter union’s lower-paying day shift. Bureaucratic union rep Seth (Dave Franco) keeps tabs as the bickering buddy cop vibe makes way for a high-stakes battle to save Bud’s family from a vampire with ambitions of godhood. Through it all, director J.J. Perry shows off the tricks he picked up as stunt coordinator on theJohn Wick andFast & Furious franchises. With an awareness of its own ludicrous concept and a willingness to go wildly over the top—Snoop Dogg steals scenes as rotary cannon-wielding veteran slayer Big John—Day Shift delivers some of the most inventive fanger fights committed to film. It’s horror-comedy brain candy, but for a delightfully dumb action flick, this is one of the freshest in years.

For the Love of Spock

Directed by Leonard Nimoy's son Adam Nimoy, this looks at the life and career of the famedStar Trek actor and the pop cultural impact of his role as the highly logical science officer of the USS Enterprise. The documentary merges classic on-set and behind-the-scenes footage with interviews from Nimoy’s originalTrek castmates, as well as actors and creators influenced by him—including Zachary Quinto, who played a younger Spock in the rebooted movie series—and even personal family photos, for an in-depth look at Nimoy’s career. Despite having begun as aStar Trek anniversary project,For the Love of Spock evolves into a celebration of Nimoy's life beyond the bridge of a famous spaceship. It's not just fan service forStar Trek fans—this also examines the sometimes rocky relationship between the elder Nimoy and his son, making for an even more personal and sometimes difficult viewing experience for those who are only familiar with Spock the character, rather than Nimoy the man.

Kill Boksoon

To her friends, Gil Bok-soon (Jeon Do-yeon) is a successful events executive and dedicated single mother to her daughter, Jae-yeong (Kim Si-a). In reality, she’s the star performer at MK Ent—an assassination bureau, where her almost superhuman ability to predict every step in a critical situation has earned her a 100 percent success rate and killer reputation. The only problem: She’s considering retiring at the end of her contract, a decision that opens her to threats from disgruntled enemies and ambitious colleagues alike. While its title and premise not-so-subtly evoke Tarantino'sKill Bill, director Byun Sung-hyun takes this Korean action epic to giddy heights with some of the most impressive fights committed to screen since, well,Kill Bill.


Before winning Oscars and cementing his name in the Hollywood firmament forParasite, Bong Joon-ho had something of a sideline in creature features. While 2006’sThe Host remains worth hunting down, this 2017 saga of genetic engineering and animal exploitation may be the director’s best foray into the genre. After helping raise an enhanced “super pig” in rural South Korea, young Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) is distraught when the American company behind its creation, Mirando, comes to take it back. Falling in with a group of Animal Liberation Front activists, Mija travels to Mirando’s headquarters in New York in a desperate effort to rescue her unlikely animal friend. Darkly satirical in places,Okja manages to explore themes of animal exploitation and environmental conservation without feeling preachy.


In a world already ravaged by a zombie-like plague, Andy Rose (Martin Freeman) only wants to keep his family safe, sticking to Australia’s rural back roads to avoid infection. After his wife is tragically bitten, and infects him in turn, Andy is desperate to find a safe haven for his infant daughter, Rosie. With a mere 48 hours until he succumbs himself, Andy finds an ally in Thoomi (Simone Landers), an Aboriginal girl looking to protect her own rabid father. But with threats from paranoid survivalists and Aboriginal communities hunting the infected, it may already be too late. A unique twist on the zombie apocalypse,Cargo abandons the familiar urban landscapes of the genre for the breathtaking wilds of Australia and offers a slower, character-led approach to the end of the world.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

The modern master of the macabre brings the wooden would-be boy to life like never before in this exquisitely animated take onPinocchio. In a stop-motion masterpiece that hews closer to the original 1880s tale by Carlo Collodi than the sanitized Disney version, Guillermo del Toro adds his own signature touch and compelling twists to the classic story that make it darkly enchanting—expect a Blue Fairy closer to a biblically accurate many-eyed angel and a Terrible Dogfish more like a kaiju. It’s the decision to transplant the tale to World War II that’s most affecting though—cast against the rise of fascism, with Gepetto mourning the loss of his son, the film is packed with complex themes of mortality and morality that will haunt audiences long after the credits roll. If that doesn't sell you, perhaps the fact that it won Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards will.

The Land of Steady Habits

Anders Hill (Ben Mendelsohn) thought he wanted a change from his stifling life in a wealthy suburb of Connecticut. Now rashly divorced from Helene (Edie Falco), the woman he still loves; regretting his decision to retire early; and struggling with his adult son Preston’s (Thomas Mann) battles with drug addiction, Anders is spiraling.The Land of Steady Habits could be another maudlin look at a rich man’s midlife crisis, but writer and director Nicole Holofcener—adapting Ted Thompson’s novel of the same name—keeps the lead on the hook for his own downfall while infusing Anders’ journey with dark humor and a strange warmth.


InBigbug, Jean-Pierre Jeunet—the director ofAmélie, Delicatessen, andCity of Lost Children—presents a near future in which AI and robots are omnipresent, making life infinitely more convenient for their organic masters. Unfortunately, humans are every bit as messy and complicated as ever. A locked-room drama that would be as comfortable on stage as it is in Jeunet’s heightened unreality,Bigbug follows a splintered group of family members and interfering neighbors whose fractious relationships come to a boil when they're trapped in a household security lockdown initiated by domestic helper robots. Meanwhile, the military-industrial Yonyx androids are taking over the outside world—an AI apocalypse drowned out by human neuroses. Any movie from Jeunet is worth a look, and with satirical flair, exquisite set design, and sharp performances from French cinema royalty, the latest addition to his filmography is no exception.

Call Me Chihiro

An idyllic slice-of-life movie with a twist,Call Me Chihiro follows a former sex worker—the eponymous Chihiro, played by Kasumi Arimura—after she moves to a seaside town to work in a bento restaurant. This isn’t a tale of a woman on the run or trying to escape her past—Chihiro is refreshingly forthright and unapologetic, and her warmth and openness soon begin to change the lives of her neighbors. Directed by Rikiya Imaizumi, this is an intimate, heartfelt character drama that alternates between moments of aching loneliness and sheer joy, packed with emotional beats that remind viewers of the importance of even the smallest connections.

The Sea Beast

It's easy to imagine that the elevator pitch forThe Sea Beast was “Moby Dick meetsHow to Train Your Dragon”—and who wouldn’t be compelled by that? Set in a fantasy world where oceanic leviathans terrorize humanity, those who hunt down the giant monsters are lauded as heroes. Jacob Holland (voiced by Karl Urban) is one such hero, adopted son of the legendary Captain Crowe and well on the way to building his own legacy as a monster hunter—a journey disrupted by stowaway Maisie Brumble (Zaris-Angel Hator), who has her own ambitions to take on the sea beasts. However, after an attempt to destroy the colossal Red Bluster goes disastrously wrong, Jacob and Maisie are stranded on an island filled with the creatures, and they find that the monsters may not be quite so monstrous after all. A rollicking sea-bound adventure directed by Chris Williams—ofBig Hero 6 andMoana fame—it secured its standing as one of Netflix’s finest movies with a nomination for Best Animated Feature at this year's Oscars.


This gleefully entertaining giant-monster movie eschews tearing up the likes of New York or Tokyo in favor of director Roar Uthaug’s (Tomb Raider 2018) native Norway, with a titanic troll stomping its way toward Oslo after being roused by a drilling operation. The plot and characters will be familiar to any fan of kaiju cinema—Ine Marie Wilmann heads up the cast as Nora Tidemann, the academic with a curiously specific skill set who is called in to advise on the crisis, while Kim Falck fits neatly into the role of Andreas Isaksan, the government adviser paired with her, and Gard B. Eidsvold serves as Tobias Tidemann, the former professor chased out of academia for his crazy theories about trolls. But the striking Nordic visuals and the titular menace’s ability to blend in with the landscape allow for some impressively original twists along the way. AlthoughTroll could have easily descended into parody, Uthaug steers clear of smug self-awareness and instead delivers one of the most original takes on the genre in years.

White Noise

The latest from director Noah Baumbach has him reteaming with hisMarriage Story lead Adam Driver for another quirky look at disintegrating families and interpersonal angst—albeit with an apocalyptic twist. Driver stars as Jack Gladney, a college professor faking his way through a subject he’s unable to teach and struggling to work out family life with his fourth wife, Babette (Greta Gerwig), and their four kids from previous relationships. Neurotic familial squabbles prove the least of their worries when an “airborne toxic event” hits their town, sending everyone scrambling for cover with exponentially disastrous results. While the contemporary Covid-19 parallels are none too subtle, keeping the 1980s setting of Don DeLillo’s original novel proves an inspired choice on Baumbach’s part, one that accentuates the film’s darkly absurd comedy. By setting a rush for survival amidst big hair and materialist excess,White Noise serves up some authentic moments of human drama amid the chaos.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Daniel Craig reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc in this brilliant follow-up to 2019’s phenomenal whodunnit,Knives Out. Writer-director Rian Johnson crafts a fiendishly sharp new case for “the Last of the Gentlemen Sleuths,” taking Blanc to a Greek island getaway for a reclusive tech billionaire and his collection of friends and hangers-on, where a planned murder mystery weekend takes a deadly turn. While totally accessible for newcomers, fans of the first film will also be rewarded with some deeper character development for Blanc, a role that’s shaping up to be as iconic for Craig as 007. As cleverly written and meticulously constructed as its predecessor, and featuring the kind of all-star cast—Edward Norton! Janelle Monáe! Kathryn Hahn! Leslie Odom Jr.! Jessica Henwick! Madelyn Cline! Kate Hudson! Dave Bautista!—that cinema dreams are made of,Glass Onion might be the best thing Netflix has dropped all year.

The Wonder

Florence Pugh dazzles in this not-quite-horror film from Oscar-winning director Sebastián Lelio. Set in 1862, English nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) is sent to Ireland to observe Anna O’Donnell, a girl who claims to have not eaten in four months, subsisting instead on “manna from heaven.” Still grieving the loss of her own child, Lib is torn between investigating the medical impossibility and growing concern for Anna herself. Amid obstacles in the form of Anna’s deeply religious family and a local community that distrusts her, Lib’s watch descends into a tense, terrifying experience. Based on a book of the same name by Emma Donoghue,The Wonder is a beautiful yet bleakly shot period piece that explores the all-too-mortal horrors that unquestioning religious fervor and family secrets can wreak.

Drifting Home

Kosuke and Natsume are childhood friends whose relationship has grown strained as they approach their teenage years. When the apartment complex where they first met is scheduled for demolition, they sneak in one last time, seeking emotional closure. Instead, they and the friends who joined them are trapped by torrential rain. After the mysterious storm passes, the world is changed, with the entire building floating on an ethereal sea, and a new child in their midst.

Adolescent feelings and magical realism collide in this sumptuously animated movie from the makers ofA Whisker Away (also available on Netflix and well worth your time). Director Hiroyasa Ishida (Penguin Highway) may not be up there with the likes of Hayao Miyazaki in terms of name recognition in the West, butDrifting Home should put him on your radar.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Hopped up on nationalism and dreams of battlefield glory, Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) is an eager young recruit for the German army during the last year of the First World War. His romantic view of the conflict is shattered on his first night in the cold trenches, surrounded by death and disaster, and dealt a tragic blow with the meaningless loss of a dear friend. It's all downhill from there in this magnificently crafted adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's groundbreaking novel, one of the most important pieces of anti-war literature of the 20th century. Paul's journey is one of naivete crushed by the relentless machinery of war and state and an awakening to the way soldiers are chewed up in the name of politicians and generals. Director Edward Berger's take on the material is the first to be filmed in German, which adds a layer of authenticity to a blistering, heart-rending cinematic effort that drives home the horror and inhumanity of war. Often bleak, it is an undeniably brilliant piece of filmmaking.

Enola Holmes 2

2020's original Enola Holmes proved a surprisingly enjoyable twist on the world's most famous detective, focusing instead on his overlooked sister, Enola. No surprise, then, that this follow-up is just as exciting a romp through Victorian London. Despite having proved her skills in the first film, Enola struggles to establish her own detective credentials until a missing-person report leads her to a case that has stumped even Sherlock and pushes her into the path of his archnemesis, Moriarty. Snappy action, clever twists, and bristling sibling rivalry from Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and The Witcher's Henry Cavill as the Holmes siblings make for fun, family-friendly viewing. It even crams in a touch of vague historical accuracy by making the 1888 match girls' strike a key part of Enola's latest adventure.

The Platform

Goreng (Iván Massagué) awakes in a cell in a vertical prison, where food is provided only by a platform that descends level by level, pausing just long enough for inmates to eat before it travels ever lower. While there’s food enough for all, prisoners on higher levels gorge themselves, leaving those below to starve. It’s the perfect recipe for violence, betrayal, and rebellion in director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s tense Spanish thriller. Equal parts horror, dystopian sci-fi, and social commentary, The Platform works as a none-too-subtle commentary on consumption culture, but it also offers a stark examination of the depths to which desperate people can sink. It’s absolutely not for everyone—scenes involving cannibalism and suicide make it a particularly troubling watch in places—but thanks to its claustrophobic, brutalist setting and stellar performances from its cast, The Platform is one of the most visually striking and narratively provocative films on Netflix.


When Hannah’s (Jurnee Smollett) daughter Vee is kidnapped, she turns to the only person who can help—her neighbor Lou (Allison Janney), whose normally standoffish nature hides a dark and violent past. Janney is phenomenal as the grizzled, broken, dangerous Lou, delivering action scenes that stand alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest. While it would be easy to reduce Lou to a gender-flipped Taken, with Lou painted as a similarly unstoppable force in hunting down the lost child, there’s much more going on in director Anna Foerster’s gritty thriller. This is ultimately a film centered on failed families and generational abuse, and how sometimes blood isn’t enough to bind people together. A dark, gripping action epic.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Written, directed, and produced by Richard Linklater and employing a style of rotoscope animation similar to that used in his films A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life, Apollo 10 1/2 is a mix of lazy summers, Saturday morning cartoons, and idealized memoir. Loosely based on Linklater’s own childhood growing up in Houston in the midst of the space race, the coming-of-age story follows a young boy named Stanley as he’s recruited to pilot the lunar lander—which NASA accidentally built too small for full-grown astronauts. Blending period social tensions (“Yeah, that’s a hippie”) with childhood imagination and excitement for the future, this is a distinctive piece of filmmaking dripping with an almost innocent sense of nostalgia.


One of India’s biggest films of all time, RRR (or Rise, Roar, Revolt) redefines the notion of cinematic spectacle. Set in 1920, the historical epic follows real-life Indian revolutionaries Alluri Sitrama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (N. T. Rama Rao Jr.) but fictionalizes their lives and actions. Although they come from very different walks of life, their similarities draw them together as they face down sadistic governor Scott Buxton (Ray Stevenson) and his cruel wife, Catherine (Alison Doody). No mere period fluff, RRR is a bold, exciting, and often explosive piece of filmmaking that elevates its heroes to near-mythological status. Director S. S. Rajamouli deploys brilliantly shot action scenes—and an exquisitely choreographed dance number—that grab viewers’ attention and refuse to let go. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Indian cinema or just looking for an action flick beyond the Hollywood norm, RRR is not to be missed.

The House

A stop-motion animated anthology, The House is a dark, borderline-experimental piece starring the eponymous domicile. The first chapter follows a young girl named Mabel, whose impoverished parents are offered free residence in the impressive home but never seem to notice the shifting layout or their own increasing resemblance to the furniture. Things only get weirder when the house appears in a world populated by anthropomorphic rats, with the property developer who's trying to renovate it for sale plagued by very peculiar buyers. The story then shifts to a seemingly flooded world in which its new inhabitants struggle to leave even as the waters around them continue to rise. A deliciously eerie triptych of tales, all centered on themes of loss and obsession, The House will delight fans of Coraline and The Corpse Bride.

I Lost My Body

An award winner at Cannes in 2019, this tale of burgeoning young love, obsession, and autonomous body parts is every bit as weird as you might expect for a French adult animated film. Director Jérémy Clapin charts the life of Naoufel, a Moroccan immigrant in modern-day France who falls for the distant Gabrielle, and Naoufel’s severed hand, which makes its way across the city to try to reconnect. With intersecting timelines and complex discussions about fate, I Lost My Body is often mind-bending yet always captivating, and Clapin employs brilliantly detailed animation and phenomenal color choices throughout. Worth watching in both the original French and the solid English dub featuring Dev Patel and Alia Shawkat, this one dares you to make sense of it all.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Aspiring filmmaker Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) has a strained relationship with her technophobic father Rick (Danny McBride)—not helped by his accidentally destroying her laptop right as she’s about to begin film school in California. In an effort to salvage their relationship, Rick decides to take the entire Mitchell family on a cross-country road trip to see Katie off. Unfortunately, this road trip coincides with a robot uprising that the Mitchells escape only by chance, leaving the fate of the world in their hands. Beautifully animated and brilliantly written, The Mitchells vs. the Machines takes a slightly more mature approach to family dynamics than many of its genre-mates, with the college-age Katie searching for her own identity while addressing genuine grievances with her father, but it effortlessly balances the more serious elements with exquisite action and genuinely funny comedy. Robbed of a full cinematic release by Covid-19, it now shines as one of Netflix’s best films.

Don’t Look Up

Frustrated by the world’s collective inaction on existential threats like climate change? Maybe don’t watch Don’t Look Up, director Adam McKay’s satirical black comedy. When two low-level astronomers discover a planet-killing comet on a collision course with Earth, they try to warn the authorities—only to be met with a collective “meh.” Matters only get worse when they attempt to leak the news themselves and have to navigate vapid TV hosts, celebrities looking for a signature cause, and an indifferent public. A bleakly funny indictment of our times, bolstered by a star-studded cast fronted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up is, somewhat depressingly, one of the best portraits of humanity since Idiocracy.

The Irishman

Based on the life of alleged mob hitman Frank Sheeran, captured in Charles Brandt’s book I Heard You Paint Houses, The Irishman essentially functions as a Martin Scorsese greatest-hits album. Featuring digitally de-aged Robert De Niro (as Sheeran) and Al Pacino (Jimmy Hoffa), the movie was trapped in development hell for years before Netflix showed up to give Scorsese the creative license (and money) to make the movie his way. It's perhaps too long, at three and a half hours, and that de-aging technology needs a little work, but the 10 Oscar nominations speak for themselves.

The Wandering Earth

A colossal hit in its native China, The Wandering Earth earned more than $700 million (£550 million) at the country's box office, prompting Netflix to snap up the rights to stream the sci-fi sensation internationally. The film follows a group of astronauts, at a time far in the future, as they attempt to guide the Earth away from the sun, which is expanding into a red giant. The problem? Jupiter is also in the way. While the Earth is being steered by 10,000 fire-blowing engines that have been strapped to its surface, the humans still living on the planet must find a way to survive the ever-changing environmental conditions.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Chadwick Boseman’s final film before his untimely death is one set almost entirely in a sweaty recording studio in 1920s Chicago. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom centers on the mother of the blues, played by Viola Davis, as she clashes with bandmates and white producers while trying to record an album. Davis delivers a stellar performance, perfectly reflecting the tensions of the time, but it’s Boseman who is completely electrifying, stealing every scene he’s in. The actor truly couldn’t have done any better for his final outing as trumpeter Levee.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

As with his previous films Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, director Charlie Kaufman has created quite the head-spinner with this Netflix drama. In I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Lucy (Jessie Buckley) travels with boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents for the first time at their secluded farmhouse. But all the while Lucy narrates her desire to end things with Jake and questions why she’s going on this trip in the first place. Cue an incredibly uncomfortable dinner with parents Toni Collette and David Thewlis (both excellent) and a confusing journey that flits through time. It should be noted that you simply won’t understand all of the elements in this mind-bending film. However, it’s hard not to admire and appreciate the complexities of loss and loneliness Kaufman has imbued in the drama.

Da 5 Bloods

After finding Oscar success with BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee returned with an even more powerful, violent, anguished take on yet another aspect of America’s history of racial injustice. This time it’s in Vietnam, where four Black military veterans have returned to find the remains of their fallen squad leader and a gold fortune they left behind. The film is a multilayered analysis of the racism suffered by Black soldiers who were defending a country that failed to value their lives, and the brutality the Vietnamese people were subjected to in the long, painful American War—as it’s known in the film. As you would expect, a film that focuses so closely on these difficult themes is no easy watch, and there are moments of intense brutality. But at the heart of Da 5 Bloods is an incredibly human story of friendship, humanity, and inherited trauma.

Dolemite Is My Name

After the credits roll on Dolemite Is My Name, we guarantee you'll be 10,000 times more likely to go out and stage a horndog nude photo shoot for your next cult comedy record. The only person having anywhere near as much fun as Eddie Murphy, playing real-life club comedian/singer Rudy Ray Moore, is Wesley Snipes, goofing around as the actor-director D'Urvill Martin. With the help of a madcap crew, they make a truly terrible 1975 Blaxploitation kung fu movie based on Moore's pimp alter ego, Dolemite. A brash showbiz movie with a heart of gold, it has shades of The Disaster Artist and music legend biopics. Yet with the cast flexing in Ruth Carter's glorious costumes—the suits!—and a couple of triumphant sex and shoot-out scenes, it's a wild ride, whether you know the original story or not.


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  • Extraction 2 (2023) 57 % 7.2/10. r 123m.
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Are there any good movies on Netflix right now? ›

The 30 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
  • The Power of the Dog. Watch on Netflix.
  • Call Me by Your Name. watch on netflix.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk. Watch on Netflix.
  • Traffic. watch on netflix.
  • To Leslie. watch on netflix.
  • American Gangster. watch on netflix.
  • Hanna. watch on netflix.
  • Heat. watch on netflix.
4 days ago

What is #1 on Netflix right now? ›

Top 10 By Country
#TV in the United StatesWeeks in Top 10
1Black Mirror: Season 62
285 South: Ghetto Legends1
3Suits: Season 11
4Catching Killers: Season 31
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What are the newest releases on Netflix? ›

New on Netflix
  • Unknown: The Lost Pyramid. 7/3/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • The King Who Never Was. 7/4/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • Tom Segura: Sledgehammer. 7/4/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • Back to 15. 7/5/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • WHAM! 7/5/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • My Happy Marriage. 7/5/2023. ...
  • The Lincoln Lawyer. 7/6/2023. ...
  • Wake Up, Carlo! 7/6/2023.

What is the most liked film on Netflix? ›

Popular on NetflixExplore more
  • Never Have I Ever.
  • Black Mirror.
  • Orange Is the New Black.
  • Dead to Me.
  • The Circle.
  • Shadow and Bone.
  • Elite.
  • The Umbrella Academy.

What are the most trending movies right now? ›

Most Popular Movies
  1. 1 ( 10) Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. 20232h 34mPG-13. ...
  2. 2 ( 2) No Hard Feelings. 20231h 43mR. ...
  3. 3 ( 2) Asteroid City. 20231h 45mPG-13. ...
  4. 4 ( 3) The Flash. 20232h 24mPG-13. ...
  5. 5 ( 2) Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 20232h 20mPG. ...
  6. 6 ( 4) Extraction II. ...
  7. 7 ( 79) Five Nights at Freddy's. ...
  8. 8 ( 10) Barbie.

What is the number 1 best movie of all time? ›

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

What's good on HBO Max right now? ›

The Best Shows on HBO Max Right Now
  • Chernobyl (2019) Image via HBO. ...
  • Swiping America (2023-present) Image via Max. ...
  • SmartLess On the Road (2023) image via MAX. ...
  • The Idol (2023-present) Image via HBO. ...
  • Pushing Daisies (2007-2009) ...
  • Somebody Somewhere (2022-present) ...
  • Headless Chickens (2023) ...
  • Barry (2018-present)
3 days ago

What is good on prime video for free? ›

  • My Fault. StarringNicole Wallace. $0.00 with a Prime membership. ...
  • Creed III. StarringMichael B. Jordan. ...
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. StarringRobin Williams. ...
  • Armageddon Time. StarringAnne Hathaway. ...
  • Hot Pursuit (2015) StarringRichard T. ...
  • Nope. StarringDaniel Kaluuya. ...
  • Medellín. StarringFranck Gastambide. ...
  • Memory. StarringLiam Neeson.

Which series is the most watched? ›

RankTitle (Network)VIEWERS (000)
1.NFL Sunday Night Football (NBC)18,136
2.Yellowstone (Paramount Network)11,550
3.NFL Monday Night Football (ESPN)10,138
4.NCIS (CBS)9,833
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May 29, 2023

What are the numbers on Netflix? ›

Some codes may not pop up for certain locations or IP addresses.
  • Action & Adventure: 1365.
  • Action Comedies: 43040.
  • Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 1568.
  • Action Thrillers: 43048.
  • Adult Animation: 11881.
  • Adventures: 7442.
  • African Movies: 3761.
  • Alien Sci-Fi: 3327.
Dec 20, 2022

What's the biggest TV show in the world? ›

10 Highest-Grossing Television Shows of All Time
  1. 1 'The Simpsons' ...
  2. 2 'Friends' ...
  3. 3 'Modern Family' ...
  4. 4 'The Big Bang Theory' ...
  5. 5 'Cheers' ...
  6. 6 'Frasier' ...
  7. 7 'Seinfeld'
Jan 28, 2023

What is the new continue watching on Netflix? ›

What Is the Continue Watching Row? Continue Watching is a row on Netflix which displays everything you have started watching but haven't yet finished. This includes movies you have partially watched or the next episode of a TV show.

What new releases are playing on Amazon Prime? ›

  • Creed III. StarringMichael B. Jordan. ...
  • M3GAN. StarringAllison Williams. 4.24.2 out of 5 stars (14,964) ...
  • Crazy Rich Asians. StarringConstance Wu. ...
  • Armageddon Time. StarringAnne Hathaway. ...
  • TÁR. StarringCate Blanchett. ...
  • Interstellar. StarringJessica Chastain. ...
  • Sully. StarringTom Hanks. ...
  • American Sniper. StarringBradley Cooper.

What is the most watched Netflix series 2023? ›

The best Netflix shows of 2023, so far...
  • Transatlantic. Credit: © 2023 Netflix, Inc. ...
  • The Diplomat. ...
  • Wellmania. ...
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. ...
  • You, Season 4. ...
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Season 3. ...
  • The Night Agent. ...
  • Sweet Tooth, Season 2.
Jun 1, 2023

What movie has been seen the most? ›

Millions of movies can proudly dominate the industry as of now. Among them, the most-watched movie of all time has to be Titanic which needs no introduction. It is a historical film that is based on a real-life incident signifying the sinking of a big-sized ship.

What movies are trending this week? ›

Trending Movies
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
  • The Flash.
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
  • Elemental.
  • The Little Mermaid.
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
  • Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken.

What movie is trending 2023? ›

The biggest film released in 2023 is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third film in the Ant-Man trilogy. The stakes have been raised in Quantumania as Scott Lang (The Shrink Next Door's Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Lost's Evangeline Lilly), and company are transported to the Quantum Realm.

How to watch Netflix movies for free? ›

  1. HDToday TV. HDToday is a popular website to watch Netflix web series for free. ...
  2. Cineb TV. Cineb TV is an online movie streaming platform that started in 2020. ...
  3. Sflix Movies. Sflix movies site is one of the best websites to watch Netflix series for free. ...
  4. Crackle Movies. ...
  5. YesMovies. ...
  6. The Tubi TV. ...
  7. Watch Plex. ...
  8. Vudu Movies.
May 10, 2023

What is America's number 1 movie? ›

Blockbusters Ignoring Inflation
1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015)$936 million
2. "Avatar" (2009)$760 million
3. "Titanic" (1997)$659 million
4. "Jurassic World" (2015)$652 million
5. "Marvel's The Avengers" (2004)$623 million

What movie has a 100% rating? ›

A number of these films also appear on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies lists, but there are many others and several entries with dozens of positive reviews, which are considered surprising to some experts. To date, Leave No Trace holds the site's record, with a rating of 100% and 252 positive reviews.

What is the #1 movie in US history? ›

Gone with the Wind” (1939)

Yes, to this day, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie when adjusted for inflation. Given that it came out in 1939, that's a ton of inflation. This Best Picture winner was based on a popular book and stayed in theaters forever. It also got rereleased several times.

What movies does Peacock have? ›

The Best Movies on Peacock Right Now
  • The Harry Potter Franchise (2001-2011) Run Time: 19 hr 38 min | Genre: Fantasy | Director: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, David Yates. ...
  • Shooting Stars (2023) ...
  • Knock at the Cabin (2023) ...
  • Emma (2020) ...
  • Praise This (2023) ...
  • M3GAN (2023) ...
  • Shrek 2 (2004) ...
  • Shrek (2001)
Jun 16, 2023

What is the #1 watched show on HBO? ›

1 Game Of Thrones (2011-2019)

Where can I watch HBO after dark movies? ›

How to Watch After Dark. Right now you can watch After Dark on Amazon Prime or fuboTV. You are able to stream After Dark by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu.

What is the most watched show on Amazon Prime? ›

Top 10 Most Streamed TV Series of 2022
  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Prime Video.
  2. The Boys. Prime Video. ...
  3. Reacher. Prime Video. ...
  4. The Terminal List. Prime Video. ...
  5. The Peripheral. Prime Video. ...
  6. The Wheel of Time. Prime Video. ...
  7. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Prime Video. ...
  8. The Summer I Turned Pretty. Prime Video. ...
Jun 24, 2023

Why am I being charged for Prime Video if I have Amazon Prime? ›

Prime Video Channels do not form a part of your Prime subscription. They are additional, paid subscriptions that allow you to add the content you want from third-party premium networks and other streaming entertainment channels.

What series has the most views on Netflix? ›

Answer: The top 10 most-watched series on Netflix are 'Squid Game,' 'Stranger Things' (seasons 3 and 4), Money Heist (parts 4 and 5), 'DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story', 'Wednesday', 'Bridgerton' (seasons 1 and 2), 'The Night Agent' (season 1), 'Lucifer', 'All of Us Are Dead' and 'The Witcher'.

What is the most watched show on streaming? ›

Shows since 2019 have also reached the platform's highest streaming numbers, with Squid Game and Stranger Things topping the list. Viewers worldwide spent 1.65 billion hours watching season one of Squid Game, which was released in 2021.

How do I find hidden movies on Netflix? ›

There are two ways to access the secret collections. You can do it from any desktop by typing '' into the URL and adding a unique ID code. Alternatively, if you use Netflix on a TV, you can simply type in the code to the 'search' bar.

Is there a secret menu on Netflix? ›

How exciting is that? So how does it work and how do you access the secret menu? The main menu is personalised for users via viewing history data and preferences using an algorithm, but you can dig deeper by typing in and adding the code for the genre you want to watch.

Is there a secret code for Netflix? ›

Use CyberGhost to connect to a streaming-optimized VPN server, and safely keep discovering new Netflix titles. What is 9875 code on Netflix? 9875 is the Netflix secret code for true crime documentaries. You can put this number after the URL in your browser's address bar.

What is the most watched event in human history? ›

Most-watched broadcasts of all time (total viewers)
1Death and state funeral of Elizabeth II2022
2Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer1981
32000 Summer Olympics closing ceremony2000
42000 Summer Olympics opening ceremony2000
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What is NBC biggest show? ›

1. Saturday Night Live (1975-Present) Even if the first season had been its only season, “Saturday Night Live” would still have earned a spot on this list.

What feature did Netflix remove? ›

Netflix Eliminates the Surprise Me Feature

This allowed some series or movies not offered directly to the viewer, either due to their settings or preferences, to have the chance to be seen. However, it seems that very few users actually used it, leading to their decision to remove the option from the service.

Why is Netflix asking if I'm still watching? ›

Netflix asks, "Are you still watching ...?" so you don't lose your place or use internet data when you're not actually watching a TV show or movie. The prompt appears: After watching 3 episodes of a TV show in a row without using any video player controls, or. After 90 minutes of uninterrupted watching.

How do you delete Netflix history? ›

How to Delete Netflix History
  1. Step 1: View Homepage.
  2. Step 2: Select "Account"
  3. Step 3: Open Viewing Activity.
  4. Step 4: Find the Show to Delete.
  5. Step 5: Clear an Entire Show.
May 30, 2023

What is coming soon to Amazon Prime 2023? ›

What's new on Amazon Prime Video in 2023? Our pick of the top 13 TV shows and movies to get excited about this year
  • The Rig. ...
  • Shotgun Wedding (film) ...
  • Carnival Row season 2. ...
  • Clarkson's Farm season 2. ...
  • Daisy Jones & The Six. ...
  • How to Date Billy Walsh (film) ...
  • Fifteen Love. ...
  • Good Omens season 2.

What is new on Amazon Prime May 2023? ›

Finally, Prime Video is getting the exciting additions of Till, She Said, Three Thousand Years of Longing, and Violent Night in May 2023. All of these films garnered levels of unique praise last year and are worth a watch now that they're easily available to stream on the platform.

How do I find new releases on Prime? ›

You can use the search option in Prime Video to look for titles, actors, characters, or genres. There are also some useful fixed categories like Amazon Originals, New Releases, Sports, and 4K UHD, which are accessible from the drop-down Categories list in your web browser or via the Find option in the mobile app.

What is newly released on Netflix? ›

New on Netflix
  • Unknown: The Lost Pyramid. 7/3/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • The King Who Never Was. 7/4/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • Tom Segura: Sledgehammer. 7/4/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • Back to 15. 7/5/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • WHAM! 7/5/2023. Watch on Netflix→
  • My Happy Marriage. 7/5/2023. ...
  • The Lincoln Lawyer. 7/6/2023. ...
  • Wake Up, Carlo! 7/6/2023.

Is there anything worth watching on Hulu? ›

The Best Shows on Hulu Right Now
  • Drag Me to Dinner (2023-present) Image via Hulu. ...
  • Secret Chef (2023-present) Image via Hulu. ...
  • The Full Monty (2023) Image via FX Networks. ...
  • The Age of Influence (2023) Image via Hulu. ...
  • Cruel Summer (2021-present) ...
  • A Small Light (2023) ...
  • Class of '09 (2023-present) ...
  • Under the Banner of Heaven (2022)
3 days ago

Does Hulu have any good movies? ›

Here are the 50 best movies on Hulu right now:
  • ParasiteYear: 2019. Director: Bong Joon-ho. ...
  • AkiraYear: 1988. Director: Katsuhiro Otomo. ...
  • SputnikYear: 2020. Director: Egor Abramenko. ...
  • Palm SpringsYear: 2020. ...
  • Portrait of a Lady on FireYear: 2020. ...
  • Boogie NightsYear: 1997. ...
  • Attack the BlockYear: 2012. ...
  • The Act of KillingYear: 2012.

What is the #1 movie on Amazon Prime? ›

TOP 10 Movies
2.+2American Sniper
3.Creed III
4.-2Culpa Mía
5.Top Gun: Maverick
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23 hours ago

Where are the top 10 on Netflix? ›

Click on "TV Shows" and scroll down to the third row of tiles. "Top 10 TV Shows In The U.S. Today" appears in numerical order between the "Continue Watching" and "Watch it Again" rows.

What is the most watched show on Prime? ›

'The Rings Of Power' Is Prime Video's Most-Watched Show.

What is the #1 movie right now 2023? ›

Domestic Box Office For 2023
1The Super Mario Bros. MovieUniversal Pictures
2Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
3Spider-Man: Across the Spider-VerseColumbia Pictures
4Avatar: The Way of Water20th Century Studios
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What is the number one movie in 2023? ›

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Who is best actor in the world? ›

1. Jack Nicholson - April 22, 1937. The first actor on this list is Jack Nicholson, an American actor who also happens to be a screenwriter, producer, and also director.

What show has been on Netflix top 10 the longest? ›

The 10 Best Long-Running Netflix Series, Ranked
  • 9 Bojack Horseman. 6 Seasons (2014-2020) ...
  • 8 Formula 1: Drive To Survive. 5 Seasons To Date (2019-Present) ...
  • 7 Grace And Frankie. 7 Seasons (2015-2022) ...
  • 6 Lucifer. 6 Seasons (2016-2021) ...
  • 5 You. 4 Seasons To Date (2018-Present) ...
  • 4 Orange Is The New Black. ...
  • 3 The Crown. ...
  • 2 Black Mirror.
Mar 9, 2023

Which Netflix has the most? ›

The United States has the most titles with 5,879 (4,035 movies and 1,844 TV series) and Canada has the biggest movie catalogue with 4,043 films.

Who has the best Netflix in the world? ›

Click on a tile for details. Slovakia reportedly has the most available worldwide content as of 2022. Slovakia has 7,436 Netflix titles as of this time.


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