The 10 Best Movies on Netflix

Our On TV Tonight movie-buffs turned on Netflix for this useful list of the best movies on Netflix right now.


THE MYSTERY OF MARILYN MONROE: THE UNHEARD TAPES

Why you should watch: First up on the list are two documentaries on two women who had a lot in common, although decades apart. They were both hounded to addiction by being used by those surrounding them, eventually leading to their death. If only they had both had people they could trust and turn to, their circumstances may have been different. This documentary explores the mystery surrounding the death of movie icon Marilyn Monroe through previously unheard interviews with her inner circle as investigated by author Anthony Summers. 60 years after her death, Marilyn is still admired and remembered. She was a stunning, beautiful woman who just wanted to be loved for herself.

Director: EMMA COOPER

AMY

Why you should watch: This was a Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner in 2016. The most confronting and appalling part of Amy Winehouse’s story is how she was hounded by the media to the point of insanity. If there is any one circumstance that may have led to her addictions, which in turn led to her death, it is this, together with those who supposedly loved her. The judgement of various TV presenters was horrific. And, as her security minder says, she had no one in her family or inner circle she felt she could trust. At times it appears that all they cared about was the money she would bring it. Such a tragic story of a young woman with so much talent and so much more music to give.

Director: ASIF KAPADIA
Cast: AMY WINEHOUSE, SALAAM REMI, TYLER JAMES

RICKY GERVAIS: SUPERNATURE

Why you should watch: This live performance documentary is a little different as Ricky Gervais seems to be able to handle all the fame that has come his way, perhaps because he appears to find some amusement in every situation. Here he gives his take on the rules of comedy, spoiling his cat and debunks the supernatural, concluding that actual nature is super enough. If you love Ricky, you’ll like this one. If you don’t, then best not to go there, because you’ll be frequently offended.

Director: JOHN L. SPENCER
Cast: RICKY GERVAIS

TOSCANA

Why you should watch: The critics were not so kind to this romantic comedy from Denmark. When a Danish chef travels to Tuscany to sell his father’s business, he meets a local woman who inspires him to rethink his approach to life and love. It is a little predictable, but the beautiful Italian scenery combined with the cooking of delicious food in a historical villa does make up for some of its shortcomings. Apparently, it was shot in only 19 days. Perhaps they should have taken a little longer.

Director: MEHDI AVAZ
Cast: ANDERS MATTHESEN, CRISTIANA DELL’ANNA, LAERKE WINTHER, ANDREA BOSCA, CHRISTOFFER JINDYL, GHITA NORBY

THE LAST PARADISO

Why you should watch: Staying in Italy, this drama is said to have been inspired by a true story that director Rocco Ricciardulli was told by his mother. Life is very bleak for those living and working in this village. Set during the 1950s, Bianca is a free-spirited young woman who dreams of love, justice and a better life, away from working for her tyrannical father in his olive groves. But when she falls into a forbidden relationship with the charismatic Ciccio, all she has hoped for comes under threat.

Director: ROCCO RICCIARDULLI
Cast: RICCARDO SCAMARCIO, GAIA BERMANI AMARAL, TERESA FIORENTINO, ANTONIO GERARDI, VALENTINA CERVI

ROMA

Why you should watch: Firstly, this emotional drama from Mexico is beautifully shot in black and white and is a slow-paced tale so one can’t be in a rush. It is a semi-autobiographical take on director Alfonso Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighbourhood of Mexico City. In 2019 it won Oscars for Best Director, Best Foreign Film and Best Cinematography. It tells the story of Cleo, a domestic worker who helps Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.

Director: ALFONSO CUARON
Cast: YALITZA APARICIO, MARINA DE TAVIRA, VERONICA GARCIA, FERNANDO GREDIAGO, JORGE ANTONIO GUERRERO

LADY J

Why you should watch: Inspired by a story in Denis Diderot’s novel Jacques the Fatalist, revenge is sweet in this romantic drama of infidelity and passion from France… or is it? Madame de La Pommeraye, a reclusive young widow, begins a liaison with the lustful Marquis des Arcis, after he finally wins her heart. But after a few years of a happiness without flaw, she discovers that the Marquis is tired of their union. Madly in love and terribly injured, she decides to take revenge on him with the complicity of an unfortunate noblewoman and her illegitimate daughter Mademoiselle de Joncquières, who are not what they seem. The poor Marquis is unaware of the games being played which, if discovered, could ruin his reputation.

Director: EMMANUEL MOURET
Cast: CECILE DE FRANCE, ALICE ISAAZ, EDOUARD BAER, NATALIA DONTCHEVA, LAURE CALAMY

METAL LORDS

Why you should watch: Every kid at some stage in their life wants to be in a band. Hunter and Kevin are the only two kids who care about heavy metal in their high school. They desperately want to form a heavy metal band but fail to find a bass player. They do, however, find a girl adept at cello. If these three can settle their differences, work together, and stay out of trouble, they could win the upcoming Battle of the Bands. But for Hunter, staying out of trouble seems to be an impossibility. The soundtrack to this one is excellent if you’re into heavy metal. And, if you’re not, there is a heavy metal homework list from Hunter that you can access to get you started.

Director: PETER SOLLETT
Cast: ADRIAN GREENSMITH, JAEDEN MARTELL, ISIS HAINSWORTH, BRETT GELMAN, NOAH URREA, JOE MANGANIELLO

PASSING

Why you should watch: This powerful film is shot in black and white. It is based on the book by Nella Larsen and is a directorial debut for actress Rebecca Hall. She also adapted the screenplay. Set in 1920s New York City, the story follows mixed-race childhood friends, Irene and Clare, who reunite in middle class adulthood and become increasingly involved in each other’s lives and insecurities. While Irene identifies as African American and is married to a Black doctor, Clare “passes” as white and has married a prejudiced, wealthy white man. An excellent film.

Director: REBECCA HALL
Cast: TESSA THOMPSON, RUTH NEGGA, ANDRE HOLLAND, BILL CAMP, GBENGA AKINNAGBE, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD

HANDSOME DEVIL

Why you should watch: This is a heart-warming, enjoyable film from Ireland where two roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually form an unexpectedly bond. Ned is a social outcast; Conor is a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys’ friendship is tested b y the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Loved this one.

Director: JOHN BUTLER
Cast: FIONN O’SHEA, NICHOLAS GALITZINE, ARDAL O’HANLON, ANDREW SCOTT, MICHAEL MCELHATTON, MOE DUNFORD, RUAIRI O’CONNOR

54 thoughts on “The 10 Best Movies on Netflix”

  1. Is Netflix ever going to add season 14 of Heartland?

  2. Are there going to be episodes added to sweet magnolia, & after we collided?

  3. How about more episodes of virgin river?

  4. Yes more episodes of virgin river .

  5. Tried to watch greater last week not found in search icon

  6. When is the next season of Ozark coming back on. Been waiting for 12 months now.

  7. WHAT I RESENT MOST IS AFTER WATCHING AND BECOMING ENGROSSED WITH A SERIES, YOU THEN FIND OUT YOU HAVE TO PAY IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE WATCHING WHY AREN’T YOU TOLD BEFORE YOU START WATCHING?
    MILLIE

  8. Love Virgin River🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  9. Why doesn’t Netflix or Amazon run all of the Castle series?!?! It was one of the best shows on TV, but I’ll admit the final episode was disappointing. The Rookie is ok, but Castle was much better. Wishing 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

  10. NOT nearly enough NEWER SCI-FI MOVIES!!!!!

  11. I love a good mystery. I also love foreign mysteries. Please keep supplying them!!!

  12. NOT nearly enough NEWER SCI-FI MOVIES!!!!!

  13. Will where the heart is season 6 and 7 ever come on Netflix or where can they be watched for free

  14. Why oh why just when you get to the end of seasons of shows you binge watched only to find out there are more seasons already out they leave you hanging or you have to pay to watch the remaining series when you have already paid extra to have Prime Video or Netflix Etc?

  15. Ditto for Virgin River! Heartland is wonderful too.

  16. Why are you telling me HACHI: A DOG’S TALE is available for me to view, when its not available in my area?

  17. With all the available movies out there why isn’t there a better class and mixture of movies on Netflix? Also why isnt there more westerns (good) on Netrlix. Finally, if you have a product why not have a great product? It doesn’t make sense to have a poor or lame product. You want people to really “desire” your product. Not put out a barely desirable product.

  18. Gee whizz, how many first world problems exist today. It’s amazing.

  19. I’m just curious, not complaining, you understand..however, why so many foreign movies? Why are there not more classic shows, Westerns such as Hopalong Cassidy for instance, or Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, etc. I’m sure I’m in the minority. There are so many classic movies of all genres and or TV shows. I have to have several streaming channels to watch what I and my family enjoy, and it just gets worse everyday. Especially for us “old people”! Anyway, that’s my $.02 cents worth.
    Many Thanks…!

  20. Love all Korean tv and movies, thanks Netflix it makes my old age happy and I am never bored living on my own 👌

  21. I just LOVE IT, not really, when NETFLEX say NEW and the movie is 10 years old?

  22. I don’t like starting a movie and then to find out it’s not in English

  23. I did not know that if you wanted to watch some additional episodes of A program or movie that you have to pay additional money. That is Absorbed, since you are already paying a monthly subscription

  24. When is virgin river coming with more updates ??

  25. I second the comment WHY so many foreign movies/series?

  26. Need more historical and biographical films. I like to be educated and entertained when I spend 2 hours of life on a Hollywood production. No more fiction for me.

  27. Yes more Virgin River.
    Please please please more biographies, documentaries, educational histories.
    If you can’t get it dubbed don’t show it no fun having to read the screen.
    Thank you for reading this.

  28. I don’t see any of these questions answered – why not? Would love more episodes of heartland. Curious also about the paying for episodes to continuations of films we have already watched under our subscription or even paying for some of the new features since we have subscriptions that are paid for.

  29. I really miss the old Twilight Zone episodes. I watched them for several months starting with season 1 episode 1…then they were gone.

  30. Please don’t write the review in English -if the movie is a foreign language! Huge waste of time to view the trailer thinking it’s an English movie! Makes no sense for the review to be a different language than the movie! Why isn’t there an option to not receive foreign movies? Not many want to “read” the screen either! We’ll just pick up a book! Much cheaper! …Yet here is Netflix giving themselves yet another increase!

  31. I’d guess the reason why there’s so many “Foreign movies” is because it’s cheaper for Netflix to obtain, gives them a higher number of movies to advertise they have, and can show! Never mind that they are useless for majority of people in the USA that speak English! Yet Netflix is giving themselves another increase starting in March!

  32. I do not like to start a series and then be told more to come. Virgin River, and many more. I don’t understand why. I guess you don’t need our business. Poor customer service is all I can say.
    And why don’t you answer these questions everyone has asked????

  33. Fewer Foreign Movies and Horror movies. Fewer violent movies. I appreciate adult drama about families and situations that are reality.

  34. I’ve read all the comments (so far), and find them interesting, and a little sad. We ALL have so much already, but our flexibility and willingness to expand our viewing “appears” to be very limited. I personally enjoy getting the option (& by the WAY it IS an option) to watch some of the foreign films, LOVE that most are dubbed into English, or we are at least provided with subtext; and when an older movie is released, that’s ok too. I’ve probably not seen it, or it was a long time ago and good to bring it back as a memory. I’m not into horror movies, but at least Netflix DOES try to cater to all sides of viewing. I’d LOVE to see them expand the original series they do; some are SO VERY GOOD. Those I personally don’t care for, guess what? I don’t watch them. We ALL have this choice. THANKS to NETFLIX for bringing us so many good, new & old, series, films, specials etc. FYI; This is My personal opinion and NOT up for discussion.

  35. I would love to see Moulin Rouge, the Baz Luhrman movie.
    Also the wonderful A Man and a Woman.

  36. Thought Virgin River was supposed to return in March! What happened???? It’s April people!

  37. I have Netflix now for about 10 years, been quite happy up until now with the service. Have a firestick now for about a year and I find that I can get all of what Netflix provides on the streaming apps that I have on the firestick, my subscription to Netflix is increasing at the end of this month so I have reluctantly decided to cancel my subscription. I live in Ireland so I have to use a VPN to watch Tubi or Crackle here as I really like to watch the content that they have. Netflix are going to lose a lot of subscribers here due to their price increases so I have enjoyed the service but it is time for me to move on.

  38. Has anyone seen Shooter? Stay on the edge of your seat

  39. where are the answers to posted questions? No point in wasting my time if there is no response.

  40. I’m with you Phyllis C, the world is full of whiners.

  41. OK NETFLIX….Let’s get on with the ANSWERING of these QUESTIONS…!
    You are about to lose subscribers NETFLIX due to the increase and possibly a large amount of the issues brought up here…!
    So COME ON NETFLIX, let’s have some ANSWERS…..!
    Thank you and good night….!✌️

  42. Best 10 movies? Seriously by who’s standards? Looks like a load of rubbish to me.

  43. Want my thoughts? I’ll trade you for some answers !

  44. How about some answers ? We ARE your customers, right?

  45. I would like to see some answers from Netflix. Thanks!

  46. These are 10 duds as far as I’m concerned … not even one I care to watch. Unless you do better than this I will drop my subscription.

  47. Why is Netflix going to answer your questions on this web site? You are in the comment section for an Article by “On TV Tonight”. To want Netflix to answer these questions here seems out of place or a little absurd. If you all want Netflix to answer your questions, you might try contacting them through their app or their web site.

    On TV Tonight staff , which wrote the article is not likely to answer questions for Netflix.

  48. Apparently it’s a HUGE WASTE OF TIME taking the time and effort to post a comment for NETFLIX, since NETFLIX doesn’t seem to be concerned about the messages posted on her by their customers….since NETFLIX doesn’t answer any of the….!
    It’s true…actions or lack of, speak louder than words…NETFLIX, WE HEAR YOU…‼️

  49. Michael D Scott – but this is not the Netflix site, it’s On TV Tonight. Why should they reply to you here? If you’re so concerned, contact them directly.

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