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It's no secret that everyone and their mother is stuck inside watching Tiger King on Netflix right now, there's going to come a time when we're all finished with Joe Exotic and the rest of the grifters and drifters on the docuseries. When that day comes, there are tens of thousands of movies to choose from on the popular streaming platform. From those tough scenes in Marriage Story to Bill Murray's classic Groundhog Day, there's plenty to choose from, especially with all of the great titles that were recently added.
But like everyone else who pays for a monthly subscription, I too often find myself mindlessly scrolling down a seemingly endless list of comedies, dramas, and science fiction epics but still can't make up my mind on what to watch. Luckily for our collective sanity we've put together a list of the best movies to stream on Netflix right now. Let's get started, shall we?
Back To The Future
Back To The Future still remains to be one of the most beloved movies from the '80s, thanks its fantastic story and stellar cast headlined by Michael J. Fox as the time-traveling Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as the scientist with a time-machine in a DeLorean, Doc Brown. Watch as McFly navigates the strange landscapes of the 1950s as he tries to get back to the future before it's too late.
Den of Thieves
Released in early 2018, the crime thriller Den Of Thieves is often compared to some of the great heist films of the past for the way it pits an elite group of law enforcement officers against a well-prepared group of robbers set on the grand prize of the City of Angels — the Federal Reserve.
Stream Den Of Thieves here.
Released in the summer of 2000, Roland Emmerich's The Patriot features Mel Gibson as a widowed father with a vicious past who must take on British forces during the Revolutionary War after his son is captured by the Red Coats. This nearly three-hour epic is full of violence, heartbreak, and some of the most impressive battle scenes of the era.
Stream The Patriot here.
I Am Divine
For years, the drag queen and shock artist Divine both entertained and disgusted audiences in a number of films from legendary director John Waters. The 2013 documentary I Am Divine takes a look at the late actor's life through interviews with Water as well as other collaborators who shared the screen and stage with the fabulous queen all those years.
Stream I Am Divine here.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa features most of the voice cast and antics that made the original film such a hit. For the 2008 sequel, Alex (Ben Stiller), Morty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) find themselves stranded on the African continent where they encounter their respective species in the wild for the first time.
Stream Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa here.
Song Of The Sea
The 2014 animated feature Song Of The Sea tells the story of a 10-year-old Irish boy who discovers that his mute sister possesses some amazing powers as the pair sets off on an adventure. This hand-drawn fantasy was nominated for an Academy Award and boasts an astounding 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Stream Song Of The Sea here.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The 2008 David Fincher fantasy drama The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button features Brad Pitt as a boy born as an elderly man who only gets younger as his life goes on. Benjamin Button's life only gets more complicated when he meets and falls in love with Daisy, played by Cate Blanchett.
Stream The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button here.
Hot off the success of Saturday Night Fever and Grease, John Travolta continued to make a name for himself in the 1980 romantic western Urban Cowboy where he plays Bud Davis, a country boy who learns the hard way that he must change his views if he wants to be with the woman he loves. Oh, and does so by entering a mechanical bull-riding competition.
Stream Urban Cowboy here.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
For nearly 50 years now, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory has been a beloved classic enjoyed by moviegoers of all ages. Based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, follows Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) and his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) as they explore the colorful and dangerous factory of Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder).
Vampires were all the rage at the turn of the 21st Century thanks to movies like Underworld which follows the Death Dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she hunts Lycans who are going after an unsuspecting human. This 2003 action horror movie started the successful Underworld franchise that ultimately included four more installments.
The 1993 drama Philadelphia follows Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a young and successful attorney who is let go after his Philadelphia law firm finds out he is homosexual and has contracted HIV. Upon losing his job, Beckett hires the most unlikely of allies, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) to take on the powerful law firm that unceremoniously fired him in this extremely sad movie.
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis gives a career performance in director Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 masterpiece There Will Be Blood. Day-Lewis, who stars as the obsessive and demented oilman Daniel Plainview as he tries to build his empire in the American west in a tour de force that netted the Irish actor his third Academy Award. Paul Dano also gives a career-making performance of his talents as a religious zealot.
Before the fourth Matrix movie comes out at some point in the next couple of years watch where it all began for the Wachowskis in the 1999 science fiction game-changer that is The Matrix. See how Keanu Reeves' Neo went from a lowly hacker trapped in the Matrix to an all-powerful savior for the last remnants of humanity.
Avengers: Infinity War
After 10 years of buildup, Iron Man, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers went toe-to-toe with Thanos, in the 2018 Marvel Cinematic Universe crossover film. Watch as Earth's mightiest heroes try to stop the Mad Titan before he snaps away half of all life in the universe.
Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Watch as college history professor and treasure hunter Indiana Jones takes on a band of Nazis in the 1981 action-adventure epic Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. This is the first of four "Indy" movies available for streaming on Netflix, so why not start a marathon this at some point this month.
Academy Award-nominated writer-director Noah Baumbach gave audiences perhaps his most personal film with the 2019 Marriage Story. Centered around the divorce of Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole Barber (Scarlett Johnasson), this emotional gut-punch of a movie has brought audiences to their knees since its release.
Stream Marriage Story on Netflix.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) got to live out every teenager's fantasy in the John Hughes-directed Ferris Bueller's Day Off. After faking sick to skip school, Ferris, his best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), and girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) treat the city of Chicago like a personal playground in this essential 1980s comedy.
From the mind of Christopher Nolan comes the 2010 science fiction action thriller Inception, which follows a group of dream miners led by Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) who take a job that could prove to be too big for even the most competent of criminals. Watch as Cobb and crew dig deep into multiple layers of dreams in order to achieve their ultimate goal.
Stream Inception on Netflix.
The Social Network
Legendary filmmaker David Fincher and acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin teamed up to the tell the story of Facebook's creation and early years in the visually striking 2010 drama The Social Network. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake as investor and Napster creator Sean Parker, this intense thrill ride doesn't let up at all throughout its two-hour runtime.
Hell Or High Water
After their family's property is threatened thanks to a reverse mortgage scheme, Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) go on one of the most daring and emotional string of bank robberies in the 2016 crime thriller Hell Or High Water. To make matters worse for the Howard brothers, they have retiring Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) on their trail through the lone star state.
About Time is one of those movies with a trailer that makes you think it is one thing but turns out to be something entirely different. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy, this highly emotional and heartfelt 2013 comedy-drama is anything but the typical time traveling movie.
When someone from Simon Callem's (Jason Bateman) past comes back to intimidate him and his wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall), the couple's marriage is put to the test. Written and directed by Joel Edgerton, who also plays the insanely unnerving Gordon "Gordo" Mosley, this 2015 psychological thrill ride will have you holding onto the arm of your couch.
Stream The Gift on Netflix.
In 2002, Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise teamed up to bring one of science-fiction author Philip K. Dick's most prolific short stories to the big screen with the action thriller Minority Report. Cruise plays Chief John Anderson, a police officer who is accused of crime he has not yet committed and is forced to go on the run. With dazzling special effects and an engaging narrative, this summer blockbuster is worth a watch.
Stream Minority Report on Netflix.
Bill Murray stars as TV weatherman Phil Connors caught in a time loop during an assignment to cover a town's Groundhog Day event in Harold Ramis' 1993 fantasy comedy Groundhog Day. Connors spends most of the movie reliving the same day over and over again until the sarcastic weatherman sees the fault in his ways.
As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson stars as an obsessive compulsive writer who falls in love with a single mother waitress played by Helen Hunt in the 1997 romantic comedy As Good As It Gets. Throughout the movie, Nicholson's character must come to terms with the fact that the reason no one likes is because he's a miserable, needy old man, and once he beings to change his outlook on life, great things begin to happen.
Quentin Tarantino was already well established in Hollywood by the time he gave audiences one of his most successful films in 2009 with Inglorious Basterds. Centered around a cast of characters that includes a platoon of Nazi-hunting American soldiers, a ruthless Nazi officer, and a french theater owner hellbent on revenge against the German army, this alternate history story is a bloody mess of a good time.
Can't Hardly Wait
On the night of his high school graduation, Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) wants nothing more than to profess his love to his longtime crush Amanda Beckett (Jennifer Love Hewitt), but that proves to be no easy task. Set at a graduation party with a large ensemble cast of late-1990s young actors, this romantic comedy has a little something for everyone.
Stream Can't Hardly Wait on Netflix.
Those are just a few of the amazing movies that you can stream on Netflix right now. Make sure to act fast because the streaming giant is constantly adding and removing movies, so watch up now before your favorites are long gone. And if there's anything that we missed, make sure to sound off in the comments.