It’s Saturday night and you’re probably looking for a movie to check out. With all the streaming services out there, such a prospect can be a bit overwhelming.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
Below is our list of our 48 favorite movies that are currently streaming on the Netflix platform. They aren’t organized in any particular order — just a lot of movies that we’ve watched and loved that are currently available for people who have Netflix.
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Alright, without further ado, let’s get to our list:
1. GOODFELLAS — Martin Scorcese’s gangster masterpiece stars Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Ray Liotta.
2. GOOD TIME — Robert Pattinson stars in this tense, mile-a-minute thriller, from the writers and directors of UNCUT GEMS (another film on this list!)
3. THE DEATH OF STALIN — This black comedy, directed by Armando Iannucci, features an incredible performance from Jason Isaacs.
4. GRAN TORINO — Clint Eastwood stars in this gritty, raw look at an aging bigot and his young neighbor.
5. MIRACLE — A feelgood sports classic about the 1980 USA Men’s Olympic hockey team, and their win over the USSR juggernaut.
6. STEVE JOBS — Michael Fassbender stars in this gripping look at the life of the late Apple CEO.
7. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN — Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks are utterly charming in this caper based on the life of a con man.
8. MUD — This coming-of-age crime film features a totally underrated performance from Matthew McConaughy. One of the great low-key films that not enough people have seen.
9. COOL HAND LUKE — Paul Newman gives an iconic performance in this classic, which takes place inside a prison in the South.
10. WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE — Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio give breakthrough performances in this 90s-defining drama.
11. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE — Stanley Kubrick’s nightmarish masterpiece still holds up, even if it remains a difficult watch.
12. EASY A — Emma Stone made a huge breakthrough with her performance in this charming teen comedy, but watch out for Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as her parents — they steal every scene they’re in.
13. FRUITVALE STATION — Michael B. Jordan gives an unforgettable performance as a man who was killed by public transit police in Oakland.
14. PLATOON — Oliver Stone’s war epic features powerful performances from Willem Dafoe and a young Charlie Sheen.
15. WHOSE STREETS? — This powerful documentary looks at the protests that arose in the aftermath of police brutality in the last decade.
16. BLUE RUIN — A near-perfect thriller, and a movie that nearly enough people have seen. If you like revenge flicks, this is a must-watch.
17. DALLAS BUYERS’ CLUB — Matthew McConaughy and Jared Leto star in this film that looks at a hustler’s response to the AIDS epidemic.
18. DJANGO UNCHAINED — Quentin Tarantino directs this revenge slasher, starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.
19. EXTRACTION — Chris Hemsworth blows just about everything up in this well-made action thriller.
20. THE FOUNDER — Michael Keaton is winning in this surprisingly moving comedy about the early days of McDonald’s.
21. THE IRISHMAN — Another mob flick from Martin Scorcese with another loaded cast, this time looking at the life of Jimmy Hoffa and those around him.
22. THE HELP — The politics of this drama are a bit all over the place, but you can’t argue with the performances of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
23. THE HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE — Before he won an Oscar for JOJO RABBIT and helmed Marvel movies, Taika Waititi directed this absolutely flawless comedy, starring Sam Neill.
24. ICARUS — A powerful documentary that examines how nations have evaded doping rules to try and over-perform in the Olympics.
25. LA 92 — This visceral documentary examines the LA riots of 1992, and makes you feel like you lived through them (perhaps for a second time).
26. LADY BIRD — Greta Gerwig writes and directs this charming coming-of-age comedy, with a spectacular performance from Saoirse Ronan.
27. MARRIAGE STORY — Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver star in this emotional drama about a faltering marriage.
28. MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL — One of the most quotable movies ever made; a British comedy masterpiece.
29. INTO THE WILD — This adaptation of the Jon Krakauer book tells the story of a young man who heads into the wilderness looking for truth, only to meet a tragic end.
30. MOONLIGHT — Barry Jenkins won the Oscar for Best Picture for this heartbreaking coming-of-age film.
31. NIGHTCRAWLER — Jake Gyllenhall gives one of the creepier performances you’ll ever see, about a sociopathic paparazzo.
32. OKJA — Oscar-winner Bong Joon-ho directs this allegorical look at the meat industry, yet finds a big heart while doing so. Surprisingly funny, too!
33. OPERATION ODESSA — This wild documentary, about a group of gangsters who managed to get their hands on a Soviet nuclear submarine, has to be seen to be believed.
34. ROMA — Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical film is unbelievably beautiful, every shot a painting.
35. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK — Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper find winning chemistry in this off-kilter romantic comedy about two very broken people.
36. SNOWPIERCER — Chris Evans stars in this wonderful action thriller, again from Bong Joon-ho, who won a Best Picture Oscar for his film, PARASITE.
37. THE SOCIAL NETWORK — David Fincher directs this script from Aaron Sorkin, about the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
38. STRANGER THAN FICTION — Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhall star in this delightfully weird romantic comedy, about a man whose life is being written in real time by a novelist.
39. THE DAWN WALL — One of the great mountaineering films of recent years, about a two-man team determined to find a new way up El Capitan.
40. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING — This romantic look at the life of Stephen Hawking is sure light on science, but it manages to tell a sweet story.
41. THE OUTPOST — Jake Tapper wrote this gripping war film, about a group of soldiers stranded in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
42. THERE WILL BE BLOOD — Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterpiece looks at a man (Daniel Day-Lewis) determined to make his fortune digging for oil.
43. THE TWO POPES — A surprisingly fun, and funny, look at the papal succession, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce.
44. SPOTLIGHT — One of the greatest journalism films ever made, on the Boston Globe’s reporting that uncovered the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church.
45. UNCUT GEMS — Adam Sandler gave a surprise performance of the ages in this tense, gripping thriller about a jeweler in New York who’s way in over his head.
46. CHEF — Jon Favreau wrote and directed this charming little movie about a chef looking to get his mojo back after a midlife crisis.
47. QUANTUM OF SOLACE — An underrated Bond film, which really pushed Daniel Craig into interesting territory with the character, and asked about the consequences of what it means to have a license to kill.
48. CASINO ROYALE — The movie that revived the Bond franchise, and which stands out for its spare premise. While most Bond films hop all over the world, CASINO ROYALE takes place mostly over a card game, and its all the more thrilling for it.