Hot Rod, The Raid 2, Good Burger, Ghost, and more great films have been added to Netflix 8 months ago

Hot Rod, The Raid 2, Good Burger, Ghost, and more great films have been added to Netflix

The hilarious Hot Rod never gets the credit it deserves. Some really good options to watch on Netflix.

While plenty of people might be looking to get into the festive spirit with a Christmas film, there's still plenty of good choices on the box today - you can read the best films on TV today here.

However, the start of the month always sees Netflix updating their library and while most viewers might be watching The Hole in the Ground and The Irishman, the online streaming giant have a few other titles that you should really check out.

Here's what they've added.

All The Money in The World

Plot: Drama which depicts the real life kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.

When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son's captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son's life in the balance, Gail and Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money

Metacritic rating: 72%

Watch it because: The story itself is bonkers and Christopher Plummer is excellent throughout.

Clip via Sony

Erin Brockovich

Plot: Drama based on true events which sees a twice-divorced mother of three young children standing up to injustice.

Metacritic rating: 73%

Watch it because: Julia Roberts has never been better.


Plot: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Metacritic rating: 64%

Watch it because: The tank sequences are great.

Clip via Sony Pictures Entertainment


Plot: Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder - and to rescue his sweetheart (Moore) from a similar fate.

Metacritic rating: 52%

Watch it because: You've seen it countless times, but a rewatch is hard to resist, especially if you're a sucker for romantic films.

Good Burger

Plot: Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.

Metacritic rating: 41%

Watch it because: It's far from an excellent film, but the nostalgia is real in Kenan & Kel's beloved big screen debut.


Iron Fists and Kung-Fu Kicks

Plot: Documentary which explores the influence of Hong Kong's martial arts cinema and how it's shaped filmmaking from Hollywood to Uganda. Featuring Hong Kong legends, performers, and cultural commentators, this feature takes you on a non-stop ride from the early days of martial arts movies with the Shaw Brothers to Hollywood blockbusters like The Matrix.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Watch it because: If you love kung-fu films, this is the story behind the story.

Hot Rod

Plot: Amateur stuntman Rod Kimble has a problem, his step-father Frank is a jerk. Frank picks on Rod, tosses him around like a ragdoll in their weekly sparring sessions, and definitely doesn't respect him, much less his stunts.

But when Frank falls ill, it's up to Rod to stage the jump of his life in order to save his step-father. The plan: jump 15 buses, raise the money for Frank's heart operation and then...kick his ass.

Metacritic rating: 43%

Watch it because: Ignore the ratings, Hot Rod has some of the best one-liners, bonkers dialogue, and ridiculous set-pieces that you'll see in a comedy.


Julie & Julia

Plot: Based on two true stories, the film intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

Metacritic rating: 66%

Watch it because: Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, need we say more?

The Irishman: In Conversation

Plot: Join director Martin Scorsese as he sits down with stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for an intimate, intriguing look inside the making of The Irishman.

Metacritic rating: N/A

Watch it because: An inside look at four masters of their craft. Essential for anyone that loved Scorsese's latest epic.


The Machinist

Plot: Trevor Reznik has not slept for a year. His every waking minute has become an unremitting nightmare of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror - each of which is part of an escalating series of clues that will lead to the source of his mysterious affliction.

Metacritic rating: 61%

Watch it because: Bale's performance is hypnotic.


Plot: Mid 90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Metacritic rating: 66%

Watch it because: It marks Jonah Hill out as a very interesting director to watch.

Clip via Altitude Films


Plot: When an international team of former Cold War intelligence adversaries meet in a warehouse, their adventure of friendship, intrigue and betrayal has just begun. Like the masterless Samurai of ages past, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive.

Metacritic rating: 67%

Watch it because: The car chase is a bonafide classic.

The Raid 2

Plot:  Following immediately after the events of The Raid, Ram (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun.

Metacritic rating: 71%

Watch it because: Without a doubt, it's still one of the best action films of the decade.