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Top 10 Movies on Netflix

Recommended movies for moviegoers that you can watch on Netflix.

Boredom is a common evil, especially now that there is a fear of leaving home, and for a good reason. People are beginning to distrust the street, and it is preferable to avoid stepping on it for fear of catching it. Meeting friends or going to a bar, even if it is allowed, is not the best we can do for now.

However, locking yourself at home should not be synonymous with having to have a hard time without any training. We can liven up our afternoons after a hard and heavy day of teleworking with all kinds of hobbies that can be done from the comfort of our sofa, including watching a good movie.

Are you a movie buff and have Netflix? Well, today you are in luck! Next, we are going to see a list of the best Netflix movies that we can find on this platform.

Recommended Movies Available on Netflix

Action, mystery, science fiction, LGTBI + friendly… Next, we will see several movies currently available on Netflix, their actors and directors’ names, and part of the plot…

1. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (David France, 2017)

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” is a documentary film by the American journalist and writer David France speaking to us, as its title suggests, about the life and suspicious death of Marsha Johnson. But who was this Marsha? This is an Afro-American transgender woman and drag queen who has become an icon of LGTBI + activism, a symbol of the struggle for the recognition of the rights of non-heteronormative people.

This woman gave rise to talk in life, and more so once she was dead. On July 6, 1992, his body was found in the Hudson River in New York. The police ruled that it was a suicide, but this did not seem to convince people who knew her, surprising them very much that Marsha had wanted to end her life so suddenly and mysteriously.

The film shows how activist Victoria Cruz seeks evidence to be able to reopen the investigation of the Marsha Johnson case and to see if what was really behind her death was not a suicide but a murder. In addition, the documentary delves into the history of the gay rights movement, especially after the events of Stonewall, and how different factions of the LGTBI + collective do not always agree on what should be the direction of the organized struggle.

The documentary is 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 7.4 in movie reviews. But despite the fact that the plot of this film is very interesting and vindictive, in addition to its high score, the controversy is also present since a transgender filmmaker named Tourmaline alleged that David France had taken over her investigation and, although this accusation has not found any evidence that proves him right, yes that has made this film has generated greater interest. Whatever happened, this documentary is a must.

2. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

Despite being only 14 years old, “Pan’s Labyrinth” has become a classic, a huge reference in Spanish cinema, and that, of course, the Netflix platform could not stop putting among its contents. Equal parts beautiful and tragic, the film combines elements of science fiction, terror, and a certain surreal air, a combination that made its well-known director, Guillermo del Toro, famous.

The story takes us to the bled Spain after the Civil War. Its protagonist is Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), a young woman of great imagination who is about to achieve something that every girl her age would want to be, although she does not suspect it at first: to be the princess of a fantastic underground kingdom. The girl has a cruel military stepfather who has abandoned her and is isolated from her mother, so she decides to explore the family property’s field grounds.

Exploring the field, the girl comes across a curious stone maze in which a suspect is waiting for her. It is about a faun named Pan (Doug Jones), who asks him to complete three tasks, only three, although dangerous, threatening to his life. If done properly, young Ophelia will become the mythical princess who must return to the kingdom to claim it. But despite the apparent success in her adventure, Ofelia will be a victim of Spain’s political situation, still turbulent in postwar times.

Critics received this film very well, which has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The list of awards that the film has is very long, but it is worth highlighting among them six Goya Awards, three Oscars, three BAFTAs, the Sant Jordi Award for best Spanish film, and no more and no less than ten Ariel awards won in 2006.

3. Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014)

Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a young reporter who is desperate to find work in the world of crime journalism in Los Angeles. After discovering a group of freelance cameramen whose job it is to film accidents, fires, murders, and other misfortunes of the big city, Lou is making his way through the murky world of “Night Crawling,” which consists of just that: documenting urban misfortunes as if birds of prey in question.

Thus, the alarming sirens, the screams, the smoke, the suffering of any innocent passer-by is, in essence, what will feed young Lou. A very cloudy and morbid image may be what makes him earn his day’s wages, something that will make Lou lose some sensitivity towards the catastrophes of the big city, seeing the victims through the lens of his camera simply as a synonym of money. Through his graphic reports, Lou will make a place in this world, but he will also end up being the protagonist of one of these stories.

“Nightcrawler” is 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and has won several awards, including a Saturn Award, two Independent Spirit Awards, and was honored by various critics across the United States, holding up to twenty such awards. It has been nominated for an Oscar; although it could not take it, it has also been widely recognized by critics as a film that details the hard and murky night work of journalists with gory.

4. Enola Holmes (Harry Bradbeer, 2020)

We all know Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective who emerged from the mind of the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but do we know his sister? Indeed, the English detective had a sister who had also inherited detective skills: Enola Holmes. Enola (Millie Bobbie Brown) is Sherlock’s teenage sister who, one day, receives the news that her beloved mother has disappeared on her sixteenth birthday.

The reasons for the disappearance of the mother, Eudora Holmes, may be related to the fact that she is a member of the most radical wing of the suffrage movement, fighters for women’s rights who Victorian men did not very well regard. Enola, determined to also be part of the world of research and inspired by her mother’s struggle, ventures to investigate her strange disappearance but in her own way, avoiding the stretched-out form of her older brother, although, yes, she does. He borrows a suit of his from when he was younger so he can be a good detective.

The film has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, being very well received for bringing us a female detective who lives up to none other than Sherlock Holmes. It is also valued because it takes us to England in the late nineteenth century, where the feminist struggle aspires that women can exercise the right to vote and stop being considered as people who do not have the capacity to make the same decisions as the men. Whether because of the detective air, the story, or because we have feminist interests, this film should be seen.

5. Her (Spike Jonze, 2014)

We are in the city of Los Angeles in the not too distant future. Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a man who makes a living writing personal letters for people who cannot find the exact words to say what they feel. This work is, without a doubt, artistic and very beautiful but, at the same time, ironic considering the personality of the protagonist. Theodore is a man with serious problems saying what he feels, and even more so now that he is going through a time as tense as the breakdown of his marriage.

Heartbroken, the protagonist begins to trust a new operating system, a computer system that is intuitive and unique: Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Samatha quickly becomes a friend with a sensitive and playful personality, complementing Theodore perfectly. But what was originally a curious friendship between man and machine (or program, in this case) is gradually turning into something more.

With 95% and a plot between the romantic and the murky, “Her” has not gone unnoticed at all. It has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the best original screenplay, as well as the 2015 Sant Jordi Prize for the best foreign film.

6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman, 2018)

This movie is ideal for all Spider-Man fans. Weren’t you enough with just one? Well, in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” you have them all, of all the dimensions, colors, and artistic styles that you can imagine. There are spidermen, spider woman, and spider animals (including a pig) to give and take.

But the main spiderman is Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a boy who one day bites a radioactive spider and develops spider superpowers; come on, the same thing that happened to the rest of his fellow superpowers. The difference here is that the film’s supervillain, Wilson Fisk (Liev Schreiber), decides to use an experimental machine to try to move between dimensions. With this, Miles will be able to meet other spider people, including an old and tired version of Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), who agrees to help the boy deal with the destabilization of universes caused by Fisk.

But Peter and Miles won’t work alone: other spider-mans, let’s call them spider-folks, will help, including Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), inspired by the anime, and Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage). This movie is really funny and, to a certain degree bizarre, in its Anglo-Saxon sense since it has no problem in teaching strange things to the public. A movie we must see before it is removed from Netflix.

It has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and is a winner of a Golden Globe, an Oscar, a BAFTA, and one of the American Film Critics. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is also entertaining of very good artistic quality

7. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)

“Back to the Future” is one of those films that, even though it is already a few years old (35 neither more nor less!), It is still a good reference of how people, of any generation, imagine that the future was going to be. The protagonist is a teenager named Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), whose best friend is an elderly scientist, Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Doc has managed to transform a DeLorean into a machine capable of traveling through time at high speeds.

After witnessing Doc’s murder in 1985, Marty finds himself trapped 30 years earlier, in 1955. In order to reach his time safely, the young teenager must convince the 50s Doc to help him, not to perform on your technological advancements. But added to this, he has another task on which his life depends entirely, rather than his existence: he must convince his mother Lorraine (Lea Thompson) to go out with his father George (Crispin Glover) since, if not, goodbye Marty.

It won an Oscar, four Saturn, and up to ten other awards from film academies and critics around the world, in addition to being rated on Rotten Tomatoes with 96%.

8. The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

Let’s be direct. James Franco as a director is rather regular, but in “The Disaster Artist,” where he himself stars, he has become an example of the good comedy and drama of the 2010s. The film represents the shooting of another movie, “The Room” (1955), a bad, very bad “play.” James Franco plays the director of that film, Tommy Wiseau, imitating his strange gestures and way of speaking. Next to him appears Wiseau’s best friend, Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), author of the memoirs on which this film is based.

The film has been nominated for the Oscar Awards for best-adapted screenplay and for the Golden Globe Awards for best comedy film, winning a Golden Globe Award for best comic actor and a Sant Jordi Award for best foreign film. It’s 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

9. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)

Here we have the oldest movie on the list and the best known. “Taxi Driver” by famous director Martin Scorsese tells us about the life of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a Vietnam veteran who agrees to work as a taxi driver in busy New York City . Travis is still recovering from the war and is uncomfortable and enraged at the world he sees around him.

Disgust and fury invades him when he sees how pimps sexually exploit girls, the ideology of the activists and political agitators of the moment and ultimately how the world in which he grew up seems to be going down the drain, if not yet. has been. His anger reaches such a point that Travis goes from being a mere mute witness to the world around him to taking action as a delusional vigilante.

With 96% on Rotten Tomatoes you might think the movie won a lot of awards, even though it didn’t. However, the awards won are no small feat: we have two BAFTA Awards, specifically the one for best supporting actress and the one for best original music, and she won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

10. The Social Dilemma (Jeff Orlowski, 2020)

Jeff Orlowski’s “The Social Dilemma” is a dramatic and eye-opening documentary that exposes how big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Instagram really work. In it, several workers and also many former employees of the technological giants tell us about the bad side of new technologies. It is true that they keep us connected and informed, but at what cost?

These networks handle large amounts of personal data. They know what we like, and they present us with attractive content through their algorithms, content that can make us obsess, waste time ceasing to be productive, and even develop mental health problems. Of course, this docudrama serves to open our eyes to the need to make responsible and minimal use of mobiles, computers, and other devices connected to the large network of networks.

This documentary has 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. It has been received very positively by critics, considering it a good exposition of how social networks can worsen false beliefs, spread news of doubtful veracity, and also how all this is related to psychological problems aggravated by the addiction caused by these media.

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