If you’re one of the millions of people with Netflix, it can be hard to figure out what to watch in an ever-expanding library of shows and movies. To help you find your next great movie, we’ve selected the top 10 movies on Netflix that you can’t miss. Be warned, though these are our opinions and we won’t take responsibility if they don’t match yours!
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on a true story, The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese’s biographical film about Jordan Belfort. This raunchy comedy follows his rise and fall as a New York stockbroker in the 90s. While it may not be appropriate for younger audiences, The Wolf of Wall Street is an amazing movie that should definitely be seen at least once by everyone.
With outstanding acting performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie to name a few, you’ll have no problem being entertained.
If you’re looking for top-notch entertainment with some quirky humor thrown in, then look no further than The Wolf of Wall Street.
2. Bird Box
Sandra Bullock stars in Netflix’s latest horror thriller, about a mysterious force that drives people to commit suicide.
Netflix’s own description for it is: In a world decimated by an unknown global terror, a young woman must find her children one last time before facing her own mortality in an emotionally immersive and cinematic thrill ride. It has earned a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Avengers: Infinity War
If you haven’t seen any of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, or don’t have time to catch up on 17 movies, Avengers: Infinity War is a great place to start.
The movie crams in enough characters and storylines for ten movies. But thankfully, it has also gotten rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its humorous performances and non-stop action scenes.
4. Captain America: Civil War
With an impressive 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel’s Civil War is a true achievement.
While Captain America: Winter Soldier only had a 78% rating, Winter Soldier is actually one of my favorite movies of all time and I consider it to be one of Marvel’s best offerings to date. The movie pits Captain America against Iron Man and essentially asks which Avenger has more right to save the world.
If you haven’t seen it yet, get going now! It’s worth it.
5. The Social Network
In The Social Network, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets his start by creating Facemash, a website that allows Harvard students to vote for their most attractive peers. (It’s probably no coincidence that he also founded what may be a slightly less superficial social network.
Facemash quickly goes viral and soon more than half of Harvard’s student body has viewed it. While clever, Zuckerberg’s creation quickly becomes troublesome when students demand it taken down due to privacy concerns and perhaps because they’re not exactly happy about being voted hot or not.
Instead of simply backing down, however, Zuckerberg creates an entirely new site called Thefacebook and invites all of his classmates to join.
Ex Machina Okay, so it isn’t really a movie you can miss since it’s available for streaming, but if you haven’t seen Ex Machina yet, you need to.
This sci-fi thriller (and eventual Oscar winner) is director Alex Garland’s second film and follows a programmer who wins a contest to spend time with his reclusive CEO at his private compound.
7. American Sniper
American Sniper is a 2014 biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall.
Military History stars Bradley Cooper as Kyle, with Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban, and Keir O’Donnell in supporting roles. The plot revolves around Kyle, who became known as the Devil of Ramadi due to his large number of kills as a Navy SEAL.
He has also been credited with 150 enemy kills overall during four tours in Iraq for which he received numerous commendations including five Bronze Stars with Valor device strikes for combat heroism…
8. A Quiet Place
John Krasinski directs and stars in a horror movie about a family forced to live silently due to deadly monsters that attack anyone who makes any sound.
While it’s not for everyone, A Quiet Place is inventive, compelling, and very scary. Keep your eyes peeled for Emily Blunt, who stars opposite her husband as his character’s deaf wife. Playing off of each other, these two deliver one of 2018’s best performances and make you root for their survival despite there being very little dialogue throughout most of the film.
This is definitely worth watching with headphones and in a dark room alone or with someone else who understands what they are getting into just remember to stay quiet!
9. Pulp Fiction
This black comedy, directed by Quentin Tarantino, is one of a kind and has more memorable lines than you can count. If you like Reservoir Dogs, there’s no doubt that you’ll love Pulp Fiction. Plus, it has Uma Thurman in it. How can you go wrong?
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This is not just another coming-of-age story, writes one Netflix reviewer. It’s about friendship, love, sacrifice, and believing in yourself. The rest of us can agree that it’s safe to say everyone loves a little magic in their lives especially when it comes in the blockbuster form, courtesy of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and friends.
If you’re new to the franchise or feel like revisiting your Hogwarts roots with fresh eyes, consider checking out (or revisiting) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone: It doesn’t disappoint, even 15 years later. Be warned though: Catching up with a little magic could lead to staying up all night binging every other entry in time for part two!