Netflix is a great place for binge-watching. The streaming service has dozens of movies and TV shows, but it’s also developing its own original content at a rapid pace. In fact, Netflix has over 1,000 new films in production right now—and that doesn’t include its original series like Orange Is the New Black or Stranger Things.
It’s no wonder then that there are so many options when browsing Netflix’s library of films: classics like Casablanca and Pulp Fiction are there as well as newer favorites like Get Out (which made headlines recently when Jordan Peele won an Oscar). But which ones should you watch first? For me personally, there was only one option after I’d watched all the titles on my list: Beasts of No Nation, which premiered on Netflix in July 2016 and stars Idris Elba as a veteran war journalist who goes to war-torn Africa to document atrocities against civilians but finds himself embroiled in another conflict instead.
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as eight strangers trapped in a cabin during a blizzard.
The movie takes place during the Civil War era of America’s history; however, it has no connection to that period or its events whatsoever. The story follows bounty hunter John Ruth (Jackson), who is transporting Daisy Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock Mountain where her husband’s murderers are being held captive by Confederate General Sanford Smalls (Russell). Along their journey they encounter Major Marquis Warren (Goggins) who has come looking for Minnie Pearl (Leigh), his former wife whom he has not seen since she left him years ago after having an affair with another man while they were still married together at that time frame.”
Mudbound is a Netflix original film directed by Dee Rees and based on the novel by Hillary Jordan. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke and Jason Mitchell as two families whose lives are changed when they try to rebuild their farms after World War II.
This movie won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2017. It also received five Emmy nominations (including Outstanding Drama Series).
House of Cards
House of Cards is a Netflix original show that centers around the political career of Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey. The series follows him from his first election campaign through to becoming President of the United States.
House of Cards has received critical acclaim and won several awards for its writing and acting, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2014. It also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series in 2015, along with multiple Golden Globe nominations (Best Television Series – Drama).
Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation is a Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga and released in 2015. It stars Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, and Ama K. Abebrese as children forced to fight for survival at the hands of rebels in an unnamed West African country. Based on author Uzodinma Iweala’s novel of the same name, this film follows their journey as they grow up under extreme circumstances before ultimately finding freedom through war or death (or both). The cinematography is gorgeous—with lush greens and golden hues that make you feel like you’re stepping into another world—and it’s one of those movies where once you start watching it feels like something magical will happen if only there were more time left on your Netflix account!
Okja is a Netflix original movie directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano as animal rights activist Mija who befriends a giant pig named Okja while trying to save it from being fed into industrial farming.
The story takes place in South Korea where the government is trying to bring back wild animals as part of its efforts to improve biodiversity. Mija wants nothing more than for her young daughter Eunice (Mija’s best friend) and Okja to live safely together in an idyllic farm environment away from human hands so they can grow up without any harm coming their way
Win It All
Win It All is a Netflix original film directed by Joe Swanberg. It stars Jake Johnson (Vacation), Aislinn Derbez (A Dog’s Purpose), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), and Evan Ross. The plot follows an aspiring actor who lands a role in a major Hollywood movie but has no idea how to get his big break.
6 Balloons is a 2017 drama that tells the true story of a woman who struggles with drug addiction. It was nominated for an award at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters, but it is now available for streaming on Netflix.
The movie centers around Lisa (Kirsten Daley), an 18-year-old girl who goes to visit her mother in Arizona after being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. While there, she meets up with two boys from school who want to show her how to party—and then things go wrong when one of them overdoses on drugs at their house!
Little Evil is a 2017 thriller that stars Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly. It was directed by Eli Craig, who has previously worked on films like No Escape, The Purge: Election Year and American Ultra.
In the film’s synopsis: “A man discovers his new stepson is the Antichrist after finding out about his family’s dark history.”
If you’re looking for something fun to watch with your friends this weekend or just want something different than what’s currently streaming on Netflix—this one might be right up your alley!
Netflix has some great original movies to watch.
Netflix has some great movies to watch. The service offers thousands of titles, including many from the Criterion Collection and other specialty companies that offer high-quality films.
If you’re looking for a good film to watch with your family or friends, Netflix can help you find it. The streaming service offers both original content as well as licensed movies from all over the world—including foreign language ones! And if you don’t like what’s available in your region (if one exists), there are still plenty of options available online through services such as Amazon Prime Video and Hulu Plus.
With all of these great movies, it’s easy to get lost in Netflix’s content. But remember that quality over quantity is what matters the most here. You won’t regret watching any of these movies if they’re in your library, so head over there now and start streaming!