We have watched all the movies on Netflix (kidding) and are ready to highlight the top 30 that are currently available on the site. This list is not a top, and the pictures are placed arbitrarily, without taking into account the rating of KinoPoisk or IMDb. Go.
The release of the sci-fi thriller “Annihilation” bypassed a large viewer, and 17 days after the premiere, the film became available on Netflix, where we advise you to watch it. This decision was due to the fact that at the first test screenings, most of the audience considered the picture “too smart”, which was the last nail in the hope of box office receipts. Despite this, the film was warmly received by the audience and critics, and instead of the expected ton of misunderstandings, they began to actively discuss the plot and meaning. Thanks to this, “Annihilation” did not disappear as a film project and became one of the best sci-fi films of 2018.
The Shining (1980)
The Shining is by far one of the best representatives of the horror movie genre. The plot of the film tells the story of a young writer Jack Torrance, who receives a robot as a caretaker in the old and damaging Overlook Hotel. He and his family move there for the winter. The Shining came out three years after the publication of the novel itself. He, like more than half of the cult films, received mostly negative reviews, and also failed at the box office. But, whatever one may say, the last word always rests with time. And almost 30 years after its release, this film is considered not only good, but also a great representative of its genre.
Gone Girl (2014)
We will not argue with the fact that Gone Girl is a quality detective thriller. We also won’t deny that Gone Girl is a great example of unexpected abusive relationships. In the sense that it is impossible to single out someone more “guilty” from the delightful Pike / Affleck tandem. In the end, “Gone Girl” is just a great movie for the evening, which amazes not only with the plot, approach to details, dialogues and motivation of the leading characters, but also with the desire to reflect on the fact: do you know what is in your soulmate’s head.
One of the best films about loneliness and survival in space tells the story of astronaut-engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), who, while repairing the Hubble telescope in outer space, falls under a hail of flying debris. Ryan is found flying away by her colleague Matt Kowalski (George Clooney), but soon sacrifices himself to save the girl. Ryan is left alone with space.
Terminal / The Terminal (2004)
The plot of the entirely American tragicomedy “Terminal” is a continuous awkward situation that cannot be felt as such only because of the kindness and narrow-mindedness of the protagonist. Judge for yourself, a citizen of the nonexistent Republic of Krakozhia, Viktor Navorski, cannot go through passport control, because during his flight in Krakozhia there was a coup d’etat, and the country ceased to exist. Unable to send him home or release him to New York, airport security leaves him in the terminal.
One of the first serious roles of Hanks took place in the film “Philadelphia”. There he played the HIV-positive gay Andrew Beckett, who is fired from the robot because of his status. This role broke (for some time) the role of a simpleton comedian and brought the actor his first Oscar for Best Actor. By the way, after Philadelphia in 1994, the actor starred in the already cult Forrest Gump, having received his second Oscar.
Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy
Blood and Ice Cream is a series of three films – A Zombie Called Sean (2004), Kinda Tough Pointers (2007) and Armageddian (2013), a British, French, American and Japanese co-production. A trilogy created by director Edgar Wright and British comedian Simon Pegg. The main roles were played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The films of the trilogy are not connected with a plot, any specific time of action or characters, but in all films the same actors play the same actors who from time to time eat Cornetto ice cream (each film has its own taste). All three films are a treasure trove of excellent British humor, on the basis of which the plot of the “Trilogy” is built.
In the British-American comedy “Big Score” the main characters now and then find themselves in awkward situations, which, by the way, director Guy Ritchie spied on from a series of documentaries about the most ridiculous crimes. Apart from this, “Big Jackpot” is still a crime thriller with a couple of really dramatic moments. Recommended.
My Boy / About a Boy (2002)
My Boy is a gentle adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, containing arguably the best performance of Hugh Grant in his career. The film tells the story of an adult who learns to behave in life through friendship with a little boy.
American Psycho (2000)
Before Christian Bale became Batman or won an Oscar, he was Patrick Bateman in the 2000 film adaptation of the self-titled but equally controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis. American Psycho is not just another serial killer story, but a dark vision of 80s America’s privilege and narcissism, starring the absolutely gorgeous Christian Bale, ax in hand. Recommended.
The Oscar-winning documentary about Amy Winehouse not only details the emergence and development of the famous singer, but also the reasons for Winehouse’s early death, which undoubtedly shook the world community in 2011.
Black Panther (2018)
Take this opportunity and watch Black Panther on Netflix before Disney + brings together every possible Marvel and Disney movie from every streaming service on the planet. The first MCU film to win an Oscar isn’t one of the best superhero movies of all time, but it still holds up well on re-viewing.
The unconditional masterpiece by Brian de Palma about the growing up of an unusual girl must be watched at least in order to remember the times when the King of Horrors was not yet so famous. And despite the fact that since 1976, King has been filmed with enviable regularity, de Palma’s Carrie will forever remain one of the best adaptations of the writer’s novel. Recommended.
Coco’s Secret (2017)
There are not many animated films in Netflix’s piggy bank that can boast of an Oscar. Of course, there is a lot to choose from in the children’s section of the service, but most of what is offered is pointless rubbish. So if you love cartoons, but are tired of hopeless stupidity, your attention is one of the best animated films of recent years. The main idea of The Secret of Coco can be described as an incredibly important statement about death, designed for any age group. Of the pluses, I would like to note a complex emotional component, an excellent ending, as well as one of the best animations from Pixar. Of the minuses – easy predictability.
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring movie series is the most famous horror franchise of the 2010s (apart from such side effects as The Curse of Annabelle or The Curse of the Nun), which began with the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, specialists in the paranormal phenomena.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
One of the best representatives of Tarantino cinema is Inglourious Basterds, a film whose plot is difficult to fit into less than three sentences. In short, all the main events of the picture unfold against the background of the Second World War, in France, occupied by the Germans. Among the main characters, one can single out a group of Jewish soldiers who brutally crack down on the Nazis. German “Hunter of Jews” Hans Land (Christopher Waltz), as well as the surviving Jewish girl Shoshanna Dreyfus (Melanie Roland), later – the owner of the fateful cinema.
Reservoir Dogs (1991)
Reservoir Dogs became Tarantino’s directorial debut in big cinema. Immediately after its release, the film gained worldwide fame, good (relative to the budget) box office, praise from critics, many film awards, addressed mainly to Tarantino himself, and most importantly, the love of the audience.
Django Unchained (2012)
Django Unchained is Tarantino’s first attempt at a spaghetti western film. And, as is customary for Tarantino, the first attempt is always successful. The plot tells about the acquaintance and collaboration of the bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz) and an escaped slave named Django (Jamie Foxx).
Informant! / The Informant! (2009)
Matt Damon in Stephen Soderbergh’s film tells the true story of Mark Whitaker, a relatively mediocre employee of a notorious agro-industrial company, who eventually became an FBI spy due to illegal price fixing in this very company. It’s a bizarre, bizarre, memorable film starring Matt Damon in his best role to date.
Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck’s film, although it was released 16 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, was actually one of the first films in Germany to really focus on this topic. This is a detailed and quite fascinating look at the surveillance of the inhabitants of East Berlin by the secret police. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film and a challenging treatise on how spying on neighbors is changing society from the inside out.
The completely original painting “Lock” tells about several hours in the life of the foreman Ivan Lock (Tom Hardy), who is heading to London. Throughout the journey, the hero will have various problems that he is forced to solve right in the car, through telephone conversations.
Panic Room (2002)
After the cult “Fight Club”, David Fincher made a film that is still unfairly bypassed, or forgotten about its existence altogether. “Panic Room” is a 2002 thriller starring Jodie Foster and a young Kristen Stewart. This is not only a gripping and well-done thriller, but also a dynamic story of the confrontation between “good” and “evil” that will certainly surprise you. Recommended.
Personal Shopper (2016)
The story of a ghost from famed director Olivier Assayas is not your typical supernatural story. The French filmmaker, working in perfect tandem with the star Kristen Stewart, creates a film about loss, fear and longing. This is a difficult film to perceive and understand, but you will definitely not forget it.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The best film by Tarantino, according to viewers and critics, was released immediately after Reservoir Dogs, becoming the second in the filmography of the famous director. The picture is a collection of various stories connected by the main characters – hired hitmen Vincent and Jules (John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson). The narration is non-linear, and one of the stories is completely divided into two parts. This technique, although it was used earlier, brought the film extraordinary popularity, accelerating the development of independent American cinema at times.
Raging Bull (1981)
One of the best films of all time, Martin Scorsese’s drama of the hard life of the famous American boxer brought the leading actor, Robert De Niro, a second Oscar for Best Actor. De Niro played Jake Lamotte, a famous 40s boxer whose life fell apart in the 50s, largely due to his anger, jealousy and violent behavior. This is an exciting study of the character of one person, which does not lose its relevance even 40 years after its release.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Undisputedly Schindler’s List is one of the best historical dramas in the world, and by far the best robot for Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, the man who saved many Jewish lives during World War II. Everyone here, including Spielberg, Ben Kingsley and Rafe Fiennes, is at the pinnacle of their careers. This is a movie that you should only watch once and never forget.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is by far one of the best animated superhero films. The Oscar for Best Animated Feature is a testament to this. First, it reproduces the classic comic book aesthetic. Second, it is a leap forward in terms of representativity in superhero films. Thirdly, this is just an incredible amount of fun, jokes and kindness that literally pours from the monitor screen. Recommended.
Wolfgang Petersen became famous as the director of one of the largest and most expensive films of 2004. Despite the fact that Troy barely recouped its budget, the film is still a good example of how to shoot high-quality historical and adventure cinematography. If you are interested in ancient Greek mythology and history in general, then Troy will not disappoint you.