We know the thought: Youre tired after study and all you want to do is relax and watch a good movie on Netflix. But you have no idea where to start or even what youre in the mood for. Thats why weve curated guidebooks for the best movies on Netflix for nearly every genre we could think of: horror, comedy, indie flicks, rom-coms, serial killers, anime, kids movies, nature documentaries, movies based on true-life stories, standup specials, TV shows, thrillers, 4k movies and Tv shows,
Weve blended the blurbs from some of those lists and written quite a few more to create this ultimate guide to what to watch on Netflix. Well be updating this list monthly, so you can assured that if you see something you like here, you can quickly add it to your queue.
The 101 best movies on Netflix
1 )< em> Boyhood
Theres not a lot to say about Boyhood that hasnt already been said. Its a masterpiece, its own experience unlike any other, and one of the best movies of the century in so far. Champ of the understated, director Richard Linklater casually follows the life of Mason( Ellar Coltrane) from childhood to college, checking in with his actors as they aged over a 12 -year hitting process. In the Linklater way, shunning grand, life-changing instants in favor of the everyday business of only living, the film becomes extraordinary in its ordinariness. This is one persons story, and the beauty in it is that the narrative never focuses on anything other than such person or persons becoming himselfwhich is, of course, both one of the most ordinary and the most beautiful things anyone can ever reach. To say that Boyhood works only as an experiment would be shortsighted. It works as a complete and profound work of art on its own, too. Chris Ostendorf
2 )< em> Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This film will resonate with anyone whos wished they could just delete an ex from their remembrance, which sort of erases the romantic comedy part of it. Still, director Michel Gondrys 2004 film is affecting more than a decade subsequently for its portrait of the gray depths of a breakup and balances the more depressing instants with surreal daydream sequences and visually stunning flashings that present the beginnings of a relationship. Audra Schroeder
3 )< em> E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Deciding whether to watch E.T. or not is one of the easier Netflix choices you are able to construct. You see it and you click play, right? For most adults that reaction is automatic, and now is as good a hour as any to bring the next generation into the fold. Steven Spielbergs classic comprises up astonishingly well, and the idea of bonding with a stranger and helping others is always timely. E.T. is the kind of movie that will endure for as long as watching movies is a thing, and almost 40 years after its liberate, the elation you get in sharing the movie with the next generation virtually outperforms the pleasure you get from watching it. Almost. -Eddie Strait
4 )< em> Chasing Amy
Chasing Amy is so much better than every other movie Kevin Smith has ever stimulated that it must have been the result of inadvertently getting hit by lightning. A never-better Ben Affleck( yes, even better than in Gone Girl ) plays Holden, a comic book artist who develops an attraction to fellow illustrator Amy( Joey Lauren Adams ). Theres only one little problem. Shes a lesbian.
Smiths film has a lot on its mindfrom the blurred boundaries between relationships to the mutability of sexualitybut at its core it recognise a simple truth: Love is hell. Parlours Charles Taylor wrote that it illustrates intrigue as a kind of emotional anarchyone that virtually ends in an ill-advised threesome between Amy, Holden, and Banky( Jason Lee ), who is struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. But its not without its hard-earned rewards. The films bittersweet finale is one of the stronger and honest Ive ever seen on film. Nico Lang
5 )< em> Blazing Saddles
Its often said that Mel Brooks searing 1974 irony couldnt get made today. But would you really want it to be? Part of the allure of Blazing Saddles is that it feels at once dated and timeless. Its both an expression of the results of 1974 and an enduring send-up of the lane race is portrayed in cinema. With the help of talent including starrings Gene Wilder and Cleavon Little, writer Richard Pryor, and many, many more, Mel Brooks crafted his masterpiece with this bawdy, ludicrous, razor-sharp critique of the American western. C.O.
6 )< em> Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Between fan theories, Super Bowl commercials, and a 30th anniversary party politenes of the towns of Chicago, in over three decades Ferris Bueller has yet to take a day off from being a pop culture fixation. Ferriss pure, joyous narcissism contrasted with Camerons hangdog self-consciousness creates a cinematic equilibrium that is boundlessly relatable. For the majority of members of us, Ferris is who marriage are keen to but Cameron is who we are. It doesnt topic whether you identify with Ferris, Cameron, or even Jeanie, Ferris Buellers Day Off continues to be John Hughes most accessible masterpiece. Michelle Jaworksi
7 )< em> Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park may not be Spielberg’s best film, but is it possibly his most Spielberg film? One could look at provides like Raiders of the Lost Ark , Jaws ( which only left Netflix ,) or E.T. ( still available for the moment ,) as other potential encapsulations of what he does best, but I would argue that Jurassic Park is where he reached the zenith of populist craftsmanship hes known and enjoyed for. No one else could make a giant blockbuster about dinosaurs both so thrilling and so human( a reality stimulated sadly evident by 2015s frustrating Jurassic World ). As soon as that John Williams score swells and you get the first glimpse of that Brachiosaurus, youll remember all over again why Spielberg remains Americas favorite director. C.O.
8 )< em> The Graduate
Aside from its propulsion of the MILF concept into the modern zeitgeist, The Graduate sports one of cinema’s greatest tragic romances. In the work of its third act, The Graduate genuinely throws you for a loop-the-loop: The last leg of the film is an illustration to the Grand Gesture, as Dustin Hoffman drives his red sports coupe across the country to stop the wedding of his former lover’s daughter, and to extol his love to her. But its not that simple, either. Jam Kotenko
9 )< em> Good Will Hunting
Its not your faulting. Ouch, right? Even if youre tired of looking at the smug face of Matt Damons Will Hunting, even if the obnoxious mass of Boston accents has started to get to you, even if the movies general earnestness drives you crazy, by the time Good Will Hunting arrives at that one scene, even the hardest and most cynical nerves will likewise start to melt. Among Good Will Hunting s considerable powers are Gus Van Sants deft but subtle guidance and Matt Damon and Ben Afflecks Oscar-winning script. But its Robin Williams crush performance, for which he likewise received the Academy award, that builds the movie worth revisiting. The late Williams presented he could tone his more over-the-top antics lane down in this, his most acclaimed role. The ensue is breathtaking and the one element of the movie most likely to construct you shed a tear or two( or many .) C.O.
10 )< em> The Shining
Stephen King’s award-winning novel differs quite a bit from Stanley Kubrick’s vision of it in film, but both are horror narrations that will stick with you long after they’re over. Kubrick’s take is considered a visionary masterpiece to this day, loaded with unbelievable performances. A young Jack Nicholson is a standout as Jack Torrance, an alcoholic writer fighting for sanity in a deserted hotel with his family in the dead of wintertime. Colette Bennett
11 )< em> Spotlight
Spotlight is a drama of the old-school simulate, bringing into comparing gems such as All the Chairperson Men . It follows the Boston Globe ‘s Spotlight team as it exposes the numerous cases of child abuse and molestation by preachers embraced up by the Catholic church in Boston. The Boston Globe went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for their efforts, and the scandal ran so deep that the Archbishop of Boston was forced to step down. If you care about journalism, it’s a must-watch. Clara Wang
12 )< em> Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard is both a swan song to the age of silent cinemas and a love story. Silent movie star Norma( Gloria Swanson) is wasting away in the age of talkies. She invests her periods screening her old movies and being waited on by her former husband Max Von Mayerling( Erich von Stronheim ), who was once the greatest silent film director of his time and is now only Norma’s butler. When Joe, a failed screenwriter( William Holden) half her age stumbles into Norma’s life, she begins to fall in love and offers him a job. The sordid sequence of events that follow become Sunset Boulevard into a fascinating and bleak narration of lost stardom and the jeopardies of unconditional desire. Amrita Khalid
13 )< em> Boogie Nights
Several Paul Thomas Anderson cinemas from this century( There Will Be Blood , The Master ) are so routinely referred to as masterpieces that one can almost forget he had a job before the year 2000. But not only was Anderson as a much an expression of the results of the 90 s indie detonation as fellow auteurs like Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, he debatably stimulated the best film out of all of them with 1997 s Boogie Nights .
Only his second film, Boogie Nights is a sprawling, multifaceted depiction of the porn industry in the late 70 s and early 80 s. The rise and fall( and sort of rise ?) of Dirk Diggler proved to be a coming-out moment for sun Mark Wahlberg too , not to mention a brief redemption for Oscar-nominated supporting actor Burt Reynolds, running alongside many of Andersons usual musicians, who all give career highlight performances. The music, the situate, the acting, the story, Boogie Nights is an American story unlike any other. Mentioning its that movie about porn isnt exclusively inaccurate, but it doesnt do the film justice either. C.O.
14 )< em> Finding Dory
If Pixar has lost a little bit of velocity on its fastball post- Toy Story 3 , Finding Dory is a wily veteran reading how to get by with the offspeed material. Dory( voiced by an ever-enthusiastic Ellen Degeneres) goes on her own adventure after getting lost. Dory leans on humor more than its predecessor, assisted by great vocal performances from Ed ONeill, Idris Elba, Kaitlin Olson, and a slew of starrings that would construct Dreamworks envious. But it doesn’t lack for feeling either, as we expect from the best of Pixar. At its nerve, Dory is a story about coping mental illness, and it does right by the material. E.S.
15 )< strong >< em> Amlie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 2001 film stimulated Audrey Tautou a sun, and its easy to discover why. As the name character, she sees elation in bringing elation to others, quietly drawing strings around Paris to brighten the lives of strangers. Shes not a matchmaker; Amlies goal is something bigger. But then she stumbles upon Nino, a humankind with a similar objective. A.S.
16 )< em> Blue Is the Warmest Color
Steeped in controversy upon its liberate( and for good reason ,) Blue Is the Warmest Color is nevertheless a virtually unparalleled accomplishment in 21 st-century filmmaking. Discussions about male gaze and directorial ethics are sure to follow many people’s see, but we likewise dont get many epic, three-hour lesbian desire narratives. There are elements of Blue Is the Warmest Color that still feel essential, if for no other reason than that we need more of what the film gets right, even while requiring lower levels of what it gets incorrect. And of course, there are the performances from lead actresses La Seydoux and Adle Exarchopoulos, who rightfully became the first actors ever to be awarded the Palme dOr when the film premiered at Cannes. Playing the two halves of young couple Emma and Adle, Blue Is the Warmest Color s producing ladies are both so good, its not just that they have created an indelible cinematic love storyits as if theyve reinvented the cinematic love story itself. C.O.
17 )< em> Animal House
Is its depiction of frat life less endearing in 2017? Yup. Have a million John Belushi posters and shirts lessened the movies legacy? Definitely. Is Animal House , in general, a bit of a relic of its hour? Probably. But the biggest topic yet: Is the film still funny, to which the answer remains a resounding yes. From John Landis, Harold Ramis, and the other early geniuses of the National Lampoon, this 1978 send-up of college culture defined the template for hundreds of thousands of imitators to follow. Most of them arent nearly as good. This is the type of movie so specifically famous, youll realise certain scenes( To-ga! To-ga !) even if youve never seen in all the way through. C.O.
18 )< em> Beasts of No Nation
Netflixs first foray into prestige cinema, at the least in terms of narrative filmmaking, was this child soldier drama from 2015. Upon its liberate, Beasts of No Nation immediately was indicated that in addition to giving you daily doses of 90 s nostalgia, the streaming giant was committed to socially engaged narratives too. Aimed by True Detective s Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba in what shouldve been an Oscar-nominated performance, this is an intense watch but likewise a rewarding one. If nothing else, itll construct you aware of how few depictions of Africa we really recognize onscreen, and how much that needs to be corrected. C.O.
19 )< em> Babe
Nominated for Best Picture and co-written by Mad Max s George Miller( who went on to direct the movies sequel, Babe: Swine in the City ,) people forget too often that Babe is more than the cute pig movie. Its likewise a poignant, profoundly moving, and occasionally harrowing story about acquiring compassion in unexpected places and the unlikely succes of a group of underdogs( and one under-pig .) Even today, its still hard not to tear up when Farmer Hoggett tells Babe, Thatll do, pig. Thatll do. C.O.
20 )< em> Moonrise Kingdom
If youve ever seen a Wes Anderson movie before, you know what to expect here. Its quirky, its get snappy dialog, the images are rendered with painterly accuracy. But what separates Moonrise Kingdom from his other work is its depiction of childhood. Leads Sam and Suzy are not precocious or pandering, and their relationship is nuanced and honest, despite the usual Andersony oddities. Only as he humanized high schoolers in Rushmore , Anderson again demonstrates he has more respect for young people than most Hollywood filmmakers here. -C.O.
21 )< em> No Country For Old Men
We meet killer Anton Chigurh within the first two minutes of No Country For Old Men , the Coen friends modification of Cormac McCarthys 2005 novel. The first slaying we witness determineds off a domino effect across West Texas, as dirty money, small-town law enforcement, and a dead-eyed murderer engage in a deadly dance. -A.S.
22 )< em> Once Upon a Time in the West
Sometimes, if you crave an artistic, cinematic interpretation of how the West was won, you need to watch a movie that was shot in Spain by an Italian director. That director, of course, is the famous Sergio Leone. He did his research, extensively, on the railroad play during the course of its age of the Wild West for Once Upon a Time ( and also on the Civil War for the film proceeding it, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ), which means that, aside from the dramatic handgun duels( and the dramatic, well everything ), the film doubles as both a beautiful slice of Americana art and a history lesson. Yes, the film is an Italian production, but it nails the soul and legend of the Western frontier better than any American production ever has. -J.K.
23) Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantinos 1994 film leaves you with more topics than answers, but it defined an age through pop-culture pastiche. Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman all have sun turns in the movie, which is full of F-bombs and imminently quotable lines. A.S.
24 )< em> Mulholland Drive
David Lynchs 2001 film is about Hollywood daydreams, but it also exists in its own daydream space, bringing us under covers and through doors into an alternate reality. Mulholland Drive was supposed to be a continuation of Twin Peaks , and it took a long street to becoming a feature. But the hallmarks of the series are there: the blonde( Naomi Watts) and brunette Rita( Laura Harring) dynamic, ominous figures, and subconscious imagery. Billy Ray Cyrus makes a cameo, and it features a scene that will construct you never want to go near a dumpster again. A.S.
25 )< em> Forrest Gump
The quotable lines, the history, the Tom Hanks of it all, Forrest Gump gets pretty sentimental. The movie gets somewhat dark in some instants too, but was there ever a film so emotionally manipulative? Ultimately, youre either the type of person that dedicates into Gump s sentimentality wholesale, or youre the kind who prefers to avoid it altogether. And if you are in the former category, you have to admit that there are few cinemas that provide such an effective mingle of tragic, comic, joyful, inspirational, and yes, sad instants as Forrest Gump . When a movie can manipulate your feelings this effectively, does it matter if you recognize theyre being manipulated? I belief not. C.O.
26 )< em> Hot Fuzz
Edgar Wright fans might debate which entering in the Cornetto trilogy was his best. The fan favorite remains the slacker zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead , but I vastly opt Hot Fuzz , Wrights second entering in the saga starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. A deft send-up of Michael Bay movies and buddy-cop flicks, Hot Fuzz is at its best when it gets downright weird in its inspired third act. The British comedianswho, this time around, play mismatched police officersgo Rambo on a stuffy British village that may or may not be a front for a cult. N.L.
27 )< em> The Road
This is a bleak, devastating film, with no real sweet spot. If that appeals to you, then The Road adapted from Cormac McCarthys novel of the same nameis a solid look at humanity in upheaval. Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee play a father-god and son spanning a terrifying , no-rules dystopia after an unnamed event has devastated the country. Director John Hillcoat defined the tint with 2005 s The Proposition . – A.S.
28 )< em> Titanic
James Camerons 1997 epic, which fully lives up to its epithet, is about half typical Cameron action thriller, and half melodrama thats so corny, Douglas Sirk himself would think twice before touching it. Each component is equally effective. As young Kate and Leo fall in love simply to have it float away( pun purposed) as quickly as it came, all set to the voices of James Horner and Cline Dion. Youll remember when you first fell in love with Titanic , too. Of course, it might not be as grand watching it from your computer screen, but its still just as sad. C.O.
29 )< em> Braveheart
Mel Gibsons flowing locks alone are enough reason to watch this war epic that scooped Gibson five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Loosely based on real-life Scottish warrior William Wallace, Braveheart tells the story of Wallace rallying the Scottish in an insurrection against the British. He ends up dying on the rack in one of the most famous death scenes in cinema( and in history ). Clara Wang
30 )< em> The Jungle Book
As a director, Jon Favreau specializes in inducing broadly appealing movies. Ever since Elf he’s principally stimulated blockbusters, both original( Cowboys& Aliens ) and based on someone else’s IP( Iron Man ). Working in the later category, his live-action retelling provide proof much more than a cash grab. The visual results are incredible, and it’s worth understanding the movie only to soak in the stunning imagery. Add in some noteworthy voice study( Idris Elba stands out in a ocean of great vocal performances) and a strong debut for child performer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, and the result is one of 2016 most successful crowd-pleasers. -E.S.
31 )< em> Metropolis
Metropolis , a silent German film, is essential see for science-fiction fans. The futuristic utopia that Freder, the son of the citys master, lives in is heavenly until he learns about the workers who operate the machines vital to the citys existence and strives to help them. -M.J.
32 )< em> Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal might not be the best living actor, but he is certainly the hardest running. Since 2011 s Source Code , it would be difficult to find someone with a more diverse array of challenging rolesfrom the explosive boxing drama Southpaw ( for which Gyllenhaal famously hulked up) to more sinuous work in Prisoners and Nightcrawler . In the latter, the 35 -year-old actor particularly gets under the skin as Louis Bloom, a self-taught cameraman determined to make it in the news entertainment business. Louis gets a job running as a stringer for a producer, Nina( Rene Russo ), running the graveyard shift of the lowest-rated network in Los Angeles. Bloom is willing to do anything to get the story, and desperate for ratings, Nina doesnt recognize the ogre shes making to get it. Aimed by Dan Gilroy( The Bourne Legacy ), Nightcrawler is a irony of our press and media culture so spot-on you may need to shower after. -N.L.
33 )< em> Sing Street
Sing Street is simply a lovely movie. From Once director John Carney, this story of a teen who starts a band to impress the girl whos too cool for him is archetypal in premise but sublime in execution. Music and relationships are center stage in all of Carneys cinemas, and Sing Street is no exception. Every one of the original carols is great, but the sequence that features Drive It Like You Stole It was one of the best scenes in any movie from the past year. No disrespect to La La Land , but Sing Street should have easily taken one of its slots in the original chant category. All the implementation of its are great too, but Jack Reynor as our her Conors stoner brother Brendan is is particularly brimming with allure. C.O.
34 )< em> Exit Through the Gift Shop
Is it an elaborate prank or a piece of high-performance art? Is it an inviting work of genius, or is it subtly poking fun at everyone who views it? These topics apply to both Exit Through the Gift Shop as a work of art and to the art world the film illustrates. Directed by the ever-enigmatic Banksy, this documentary begins as a co-exploration of the street art movement, and the French storekeeper who sought to capture it, Thierry Guetta( a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash ). But when Banksy decides halfway through the movie that Thierry might not be, so to speak, the ideal candidate to construct the definitive movie on this movement, Exit Through the Gift Shop s narrative takes an unexpected become. The film eventually becomes a meditation on the idea of authenticity in an art culture that is increasingly commercialized. If that sounds too esoteric for you, dont fret, Exit Through the Gift Shop is also riotously funny and at times utterly unbelievable. C.O.
35 )< em> Chaplin
Best known for his role as Dr. John Hammond in the Jurassic Park franchise, Richard Attenborough was also a notable director of biopics. His most famous film is likely the 1982 epic, Gandhi ( for which he won a Best Director Oscar ), but film nerds may also be interested in checking out 1992 s Chaplin . Although Attenboroughs portrait is hagiographic in a manner that is his real life subject didnt deserve, the movie is still an interesting watch for anyone whos ever been curious about the titular silent movie star.
Above all else, though, the main reason to check out Chaplin is Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role. For anyone whos become unable to see Downey as anything other than Iron Man , Chaplin is a reminder of the substantial scope possessed by this unique musician. Like the man hes playing in Chaplin , Downey is a one-of-a-kind talent, and Attenboroughs film, which he received an Oscar nomination for, is an early show of the hotshot Downey was waiting to become. C.O.
36 )< em> Frances Ha
Noah Baumbach is having an unbelievably prolific late careerchurning out Greenberg , The Squid and the Whale , Mistress America , Margot at the Wedding , and While Were Young in an amazing decade-long stretch. During that span, he also made Frances Ha , a riff on Annie Hall as read through the lens of Godard, Truffaut, and the masters of the French New wave. Instead of watching a couple slowly drift apart, Baumbach tracks the dissolution of a best friendship between Frances( Greta Gerwig, in her star-making role) and Sophie( Mickey Sumner ). Its not only a lovely Woody Allen homage but one of cinemas best portraits of millennial disaffection to date. N.L.
37 )< em> Memento
Christopher Nolans crafty 2000 thriller is an early show of future brilliance. Its likewise refreshingly small compared to the blockbusters he would go on to construct subsequently in his job. Told backwards, Memento starrings Guy Pearce as Leonard, a humankind with anterograde amnesia, a condition that erases short-term remembrance. Upon first see, the structure and the twist ending are enough to blow you away. But Memento is worth coming back to for its performances and philosophical themes. If you cant remember the things you do, how do you know who you really are? C.O.
38 )< em> The Babadook
In Jennifer Kents 2014 film, the mother is supposed to be the defender, but she might be the ogre, too. This tangled duality pushes The Babadook , a film that takes the idea of a bogeyman and depicts a thick black line to the depths of our subconscious. Essie Davis is wonderful as Amelia, a single mom whos plodding through life with her troubled, high-strung son. Their relationship begin to switching after a creature in a childrens pop-up book starts appearing outside the pages and becomes a terrifying metaphor for grief and depression. It joins a handful of recent horror cinemas( The Witch , It Follows , Ex Machina ) in which women arent only prey or victims. -A.S.
39 )< em> 10 Things I Hate About You
Ah, this 1999 film gave us the perfect combination of Shakespearean angst and late 90 s popping. Julia Stiles Kat became a style and position template for many disaffected teens, and Heath Ledgers Patrick offered a more complex look at the bad boy. Supporting study from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larry Miller, and Allison Janney anchored this adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew . A.S.
40 )< em> Magic Mike
When this Steven Soderbergh film debuted in 2012, who knew it would reach midnight-movie high levels of( feminist) fandom? Channing Tatum drew from real-life experience to shape the titular stripper, and the film explores sexuality, identity, and commerce from a different slant. Plus: abs! A.S.
41 )< em> The Day the Earth Stood Still
Its tough to avoid the parallels this cold war age sci-fi pic has to the world today ,. Originally released in 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still tells the story of an foreigner sent to our world to investigate humans and hopefully prompt us into laying down our limbs in service of the common goodor else. The premise is unsubtle, simple even. But the message, that total extermination of our foes likewise means total extermination of ourselves, never stops being relevant. Like all great science fiction, The Day the Earth Stood Still comprises up a mirror, and it sees us craving. C.O.
42 )< em> Short Term 12
As Grace( Brie Larson ), a counselor at a group home for teens, tells early on in Short Term 12 : You have to be an asshole before you can be their pal. The film invests much of its hour exploring the inner lives of these children as well as the counselors. The Newsroom s John Gallagher Jr. plays Grace boyfriend and co-worker, and their relationship renders some emotional resonance. Keith Stanfield( Atlanta ) is a standout as Marcus, a young man about to turn 18 and leave the home. All these lives collide, and unexpected relationships form from shared ache. A.S.
43 )< em> Superbad
A lot has changed in the almost 10 years since Superbad first entered the pantheon of great teen slapsticks. Some of the more overt bro humor might not play as well today, but the movie doesnt get enough credit for how sweet it is t0o. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldbergs debut as Hollywood power novelists is essentially a meditation on their own friendship. Obnoxious and hilarious, Superbad ultimately works because Jonah Hill and Michael Ceras portraits of the fictionalized Seth and Evan feel rooted in a real bond. Plus, you know, McLovin. C.O .
44 )< em> Silver Streak
After Gene Wilders death in 2016, his roles in Young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka were rightfully elevated in pieces about this life and study. But this 1976 action-comedy with Richard Pryor is worth a visit. Some of the racial themes and language will seem very outdated now, the physical comedy is ludicrou, and the plot various kinds of fades, but the chemistry between Pryor and Wilder is what youre genuinely there for. A.S . em>
45 )< em> Fruitvale Station
Given the country we live in, any drama about the shooting of an unarmed black humankind by a law enforcement officers is sure to stir up feelings. This one, based on the 2008 killings of Bay Area citizen Oscar Grant, is no different from any otherexcept it is. Like all narratives of police cases of violence against the black community, Fruitvale Station s details are unique while also fitting into a larger pattern. What builds the film work is that director Ryan Coogler( who was just 26 when Fruitvale Station debuted at Sundance) chooses to focus on the last few hours of Oscar Grants life, rather than only the moments surrounding his death. In that lane, the movie becomes equal portions gala and accusation. Fruitvale Station was a monumental debut on Cooglers part, as well as aturning point for sun Michael B. Jordan( who had previously appeared on such Tv presents as The Wire , Friday Night Lights , and Parenthood ). Fruitvale Station is still a devastating breakout. C.O.
46 )< em> Adventureland
47 )< em> To Catch a Robber
Hitchcock’s obliging narration of high-profile robberies among wealthy Americans in the French Riviera is the director at its best. To Catch a Thief star screen legends Cary Grant and Grace Kelly playing opposite each otheranother reason this absorbing heist movie shouldn’t be missed. Grant plays a reformed pearl robber who must prove his innocence after a series of cat burglaries occur on the French Riviera. Kelly plays half of a high-rolling mother-daughter duo vacationing in the Riviera. Once the two decide to join forces, it’s nearly impossible to tear your eyes off the screen. A.K.
48 )< em> Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
It truly is a shame that Rick Moranis stepped away from acting. His screen existence is so warm and welcoming that it’s hard to think of relevant actors better suited for household cinemas. Fortunately, we have a solid stable of Moranis’ work to share with the next generation. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids has such a silly premise that it’s nearly impervious to aging( more so than the effects at the least ). Like it’s leading man, it’s a film that endears itself to the audience. This one isn’t in regular rotation anywhere, so it’s a good Netflix watch to take advantage of while you still can. Eddit Strait
49 )< em> Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the kind of documentary that was meant to be on Netflix. Though it was well-received upon theatrical liberate, it often takes the accessibility of streaming services for narratives with such specified subject matter to reach a wider audience. Sushi master Jiro and his relationship with son Yoshikazu( parodied on IFCs Documentary Now ) make for a fascinating portrait of the quest to do one thing really well. Caution to sushi fans, though: Your mouth will be watering through much of the 1:20 runtime. -C.O.
50 )< em> Life Itself
Steve James is debatably the most important documentary filmmaker of the last quarter century, with acclaimed runs like Hoop Dreams , Stevie , and The Interrupters under his belt to indicate for it. But while all his cinemas are personal in nature, James 2014 portrait of fellow Chicagoan Roger Ebert feels especially close to home. Ebert had championed his work for years by the time James decided to do a film on Americas most well known film critic. But the result is no mere hagiography, drawing parts from Eberts own memoir to create a warts-and-all portrait that is made all the more affecting by scenes in which James visits him during the last few months of his life. The overall accomplishment demonstrates to be both a moving tribute to a unique American voice and a touching meditation on mortality itself. C.O.
51 )< em> Hush
Hush is an hourlong cuticle-ripper. The 2016 film middles on Maddie( Kate Siegel, who co-wrote the screenplay ), a deaf and mute writer who lives in a secluded cabin in the lumbers. And theres a murderer on the loose, wearing a creepy white mask. This premise might sound awfully well-tread, but Hush upends the typical home-invasion thriller by letting us recognize the threat( The Newsrooms John Gallagher Jr .) unmasked, forcing the tension to build as Maddie sees different ways to thwart his murderous advances. By immersing us in Maddies silent world, the tension is even more palpable, and the fact that shes a writer of fiction allowed by film to expand in some inventive directions, even as her fate remains unsure. A.S.
52 )< em> Little Men
Little Men is the third film in director Ira Sachs loose trilogy scrutinizing modern urban life. Though his previous two endeavors( Keep the Lights On and Love Is Strange ) both revolved around homosexual pairs, albeit in very different circumstances, Little Men middles around the friendship of two young teenage boys and how a squabble between their parents threatens to draw them apart. It may not feel quite as of the moment as Sachs last few movies, but Little Men still has a lot to say about contemporary New York, specifically how the citys changing real estate marketplace is pushing people out left and right. Yet Little Men s more important truths are timeless: friendship is hard but worth it, people come in and out of your life, and you may change for the better even if you dont get what you really want. C.O.
53 )< em> Queen of Earth
Alex Ross Perry does not construct movies about people you would like to spend time with. His breakout feature, spa
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