The best Netflix movies available right now (September 2018)
Stuck for something to watch? Here are some of the best Netflix movies as of August 2018.
Sometimes Netflix gets a hard time as people often complain that it's easy to spend more time trying to find the best Netflix movies rather than actually watching something. You may be doing that right now.
But this isn't Netflix's fault. There's just too much choice.
So we've compiled this list of the top movies on Netflix that you should really see before you watch anything else.
Without further ado, here are some of the best Netflix movies available right now. You owe it to yourself to check them out.
Gangs of New York (IMDB rating: 7.5/10)
Netflix synopsis: One angry orphan is grown-up and out for righteous revenge. But is he ready to fight a cold-blooded killer?
JOE verdict: A star-studded cast, filled with amazing Irish talent. Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Brendan Gleeson and Liam Neeson make up the main characters, so what more could you want?
Jackie (IMDB rating: 6.7/10)
Netflix synopsis: To honour her husband's legacy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy allows a reporter to interview her a mere week after the president's assassination.
JOE verdict: A deeply upsetting, but extremely powerful movie detailing the aftermath of one of the most infamous episodes in history. Definitely worth a watch if you're in any way interested in American history.
Guardians of the Galaxy (IMDB rating: 8.1/10)
Netflix synopsis: Earth's heroes are mighty. The galaxy's heroes are a tree, a raccoon, and a wise guy with a 70s mixtape.
JOE verdict: Although the movie itself isn't the latest in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, if you're looking to get involved in the series, this is a really good place to start. And Chris Pratt is in it...
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (IMDB rating: 7.5/10)
Netflix synopsis: Five intense crushes. Five soul-bearing love letters. She never planned to mail them. Now they're out. Life, as she knows it, is over.
JOE verdict: If you're not a fan of chick flicks, look away now. Quite a fun, romantic movie if you're into that sort of thing, which we know you secretly are...
Mississippi Burning (IMDB rating: 7.8/10)
Netflix synopsis: When an African-American boy disappears in 1964 Mississippi, two agents move in on a beautician who knows the truth about the Ku Klux Klan's actions.
JOE verdict: With racial tension in the United States escalating in recent times, Mississippi Burning has proved a particularly timely addition to Netflix, 30 years after its original release and over a half a century since the year in which it was set.
Featuring a tour-de-force from Gene Hackman that merited a Best Actor Oscar nomination, Mississippi Burning is a powerful offering, filled with tension and suspense, that is well worth your time.
Bruno (IMDB rating: 5.8/10)
Netflix synopsis: America comes face-to-face with Austrian fabulousness. And the closet doors are blown wide open.
JOE verdict: This might not be one for the faint-hearted, but if you're a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen's vulgar sense of humour, you'll find this absolutely hilarious.
The Wolf of Wall Street (IMDB rating: 8.2/10)
Netflix synopsis: Martin Scorcese's high-rolling Wall Street drama is based on the memoirs of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose giddy career ended in federal prison.
JOE verdict: One of Leonardo DiCaprio's best performances and the contributions from a stellar back-up cast, including Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey, aren't half-bad either.
The drug-fuelled business antics of DiCaprio and his cohorts are pretty hilarious, and the fact that it's based on a true-story makes it even better.
Clip via Paramount Pictures
Gone Baby Gone (IMDB rating: 7.7/10)
Netflix synopsis: When a 4-year-old girl vanishes from a rough Boston neighbourhood and cops offer little help, her family hires two private detectives to find answers.
JOE verdict: Directed by Ben Affleck and starring his brother Casey alongside Morgan Freeman and Michelle Monaghan amongst others, it's hard not to be moved by an unpredictable and often dark adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel.
Clip via MoviemanTrailers
The Social Network (IMDB rating: 7.7/10)
Netflix synopsis: A software nerd hacks into a college website. The word "friends" and millions of lives will never be the same.
JOE verdict: Facebook is at the heart of a lot of controversy these days, but regardless, this is an extremely interesting insight into how it was founded, and how it became the phenomenon that it did.
Gravity (IMDB rating: 7.7/10)
Netflix synopsis: When debris destroys their shuttle, a medical engineer and a seasoned astronaut find themselves floating through space, with no connection to Earth.
JOE verdict: A visually stunning picture, it manages to compel viewers despite the fact that for most of its 91 minutes running time, it consists of conversations between George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in a fairly bleak predicament.
Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures
Inglourious Basterds (IMDB rating: 8.3/10)
Netflix synopsis: A Jewish cinema owner in occupied Paris is forced to host a Nazi premiere, where a group of American soldiers called the Basterds plans a face-off.
JOE verdict: Despite the subject matter, Inglourious Basterds is up there with the most entertaining movie offerings since the turn of the millennium. Christoph Waltz stands out, but it's hard to find fault with the performances of any member of a star-studded ensemble cast featuring heavyweights such as Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender and more.