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100 BEST MOVIES ON NETFLIX, RANKED BY TOMATOMETER (JULY 2021)
In our world of massive entertainment options, who’s got time to waste on
the below-average? You’ve got a subscription, you’re ready for a marathon,
and you want only the best movies no Netflix to watch. With thousands of
choices on the platform, both original and acquired, we’ve found the 100
top Netflix movies with the highest Tomatometer scores!
You’ll quickly notice that none of the films featured here fall below 89%
on the Tomatometer (with each score tallied from at least 20 reviews),
meaning the overwhelming majority of critics who saw these gave them a
favorable Fresh review. These movies run the gamut, from widely-seen popular
movies (Uncut Gems) to arthouse hits (Snowpiercer, Pan’s Labyrinth).
The movies are by turns funny (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), dramatic (
Marriage Story, Spotlight), and romantic (Always Be My Maybe). They’re the
scariest horror movies out there (Under the Shadow), and the best
documentaries ever made (13th).
And we’ve only just scratched the surface of Netflix’s growing stable of
formidable originals, like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Alfonso Cuaron’
s Roma, and Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle Dolemite Is My Name. And to make
sure you’re only seeing the cream of the crop, every movie featured here is
Certified Fresh, meaning it maintained a high enough Tomatometer score
after crossing a minimum critics review threshold.
Time to get comfy on the couch because we’re not just throwing good movies
on Netflix at you, not even just great ones, but the 100 Best Movies on
Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer!
Added: Boogie Nights, Midnight Run, Star Trek, Sword of Trust, Terminator 2:
Critics Consensus: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling
and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying
Stephen King adaptations.
Synopsis: 1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's
confession of his wife's murder. The tale is... [More]
Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard
Directed By: Zak Hilditch
Critics Consensus: Like a good wine, once you let Uncorked breathe, its
heartfelt tenderness will yield a sweet time.
Synopsis: Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in a course to become
a master sommelier, an elite designation given... [More]
Starring: Mamoudou Athie, Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compère
Directed By: Prentice Penny
THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020)
Critics Consensus: An appealing animated adventure whose silliness is
anchored in genuine emotion, The Willoughbys offers fanciful fun the entire
family can enjoy.
Synopsis: Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby
children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on... [More]
Starring: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews
Directed By: Kris Pearn
I AM MOTHER (2019)
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful, well-acted, and intelligent, I Am Mother is
an ambitious sci-fi story that largely achieves its impressive aims.
Synopsis: I AM MOTHER is a sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Clara
Rugaard), who is the first of a new... [More]
Starring: Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne, Luke Hawker
Directed By: Grant Sputore
GERALD'S GAME (2017)
Critics Consensus: Carla Gugino carries Gerald's Game's small-scale suspense
with a career-defining performance.
Synopsis: When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (Carla Gugino) --
handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house... [More]
Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Chiara Aurelia
Directed By: Mike Flanagan
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (LAZZARO FELICE) (2018)
Critics Consensus: Happy as Lazzaro uses a friendship's ups and downs as a
satisfyingly expansive canvas for a picture rich with thematic and cinematic
Synopsis: Lazzaro is a naive and optimistic twenty-year-old farmer; Tancredi
is instead a young man with a fervid imagination. Between the... [More]
Starring: Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Tommaso Ragno, Luca Chikovani
Directed By: Alice Rohrwacher
MISS AMERICANA (2020)
Critics Consensus: Miss Americana provides an engaging if somewhat
deliberately opaque backstage look at a pop star turned cultural phenomenon.
Synopsis: Miss Americana is a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of
the most iconic artists of our time during... [More]
Starring: Taylor Swift
Directed By: Lana Wilson
THE GUEST (2014)
Critics Consensus: Boasting enough intelligence to bolster its darkly
violent thrills, The Guest offers another treat for genre fans from director
Synopsis: From the director of YOU'RE NEXT and featuring a standout, badass
performance from Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey"), comes THE GUEST:... [More]
Starring: Dan Stevens, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Sheila Kelley
Directed By: Adam Wingard
THE WHITE TIGER (2020)
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and beautifully made, The White Tiger distills
the strengths of its source material into a grimly compelling drama.
Synopsis: Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates his epic and darkly
humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India.
Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav
Directed By: Ramin Bahrani
EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE (2019)
Critics Consensus: Entertaining if not essential, El Camino adds a
satisfying belated coda to the Breaking Bad story -- led by a career-best
performance from Aaron Paul.
Synopsis: The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE
reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the... [More]
Starring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Charles Baker (II), Jonathan Banks
Directed By: Vince Gilligan
HIGH FLYING BIRD (2019)
Critics Consensus: High Flying Bird takes a thoughtful and engrossing look
at professional sports that sees Steven Soderbergh continuing to test the
limits of new filmmaking technology.
Synopsis: In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (
André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off... [More]
Starring: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
Critics Consensus: Based on a powerful true story and led by note-perfect
performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena offers a profoundly
affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages.
Synopsis: Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin
Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on... [More]
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell
Directed By: Stephen Frears
THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)
Critics Consensus: Widely touted as a masterpiece, this sparse and sprawling
epic about the underhanded "heroes" of capitalism boasts incredible
performances by leads Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano, and is director Paul
Thomas Anderson's best work to date.
Synopsis: Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his
contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different
dysfunctional man --... [More]
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
A GHOST STORY (2017)
Critics Consensus: A Ghost Story deftly manages its ambitious themes through
an inventive, artful, and ultimately poignant exploration of love and loss.
Synopsis: With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM
BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of... [
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Kenneisha Thompson
Directed By: David Lowery
UNCUT GEMS (2019)
Critics Consensus: Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-
inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic
actor when given the right material.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an
electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a
charismatic New... [More]
Starring: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian, LaKeith Stanfield
Directed By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017)
Critics Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly
poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process
with unexpected delicacy.
Synopsis: The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man
behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane... [More]
Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Josh Hutcherson
Directed By: James Franco
Critics Consensus: Led by a committed performance from Julian Barratt,
Mindhorn offers audiences a laugh-out-loud comedy whose sublime silliness is
enhanced by its more thoughtful moments.
Synopsis: Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective
show 'Mindhorn', playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a... [More]
Starring: Essie Davis, Julian Barratt, Richard McCabe, Alex Wyndham
Directed By: Sean Foley (XXVI)
Critics Consensus: Icarus is eye-opening viewing for professional sports
enthusiasts, yet it should also prove thoroughly gripping even for filmgoers
who might not necessarily be drawn to the subject.
Synopsis: A major Olympic cheating scandal is uncovered by accident by an
American documentary filmmaker and a Russian scientist, when they... [More]
Starring: Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov
Directed By: Bryan Fogel
JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND - FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL, CONTRACTUALLY
OBLIGATED MENTION OF TONY CLIFTON (2017)
Critics Consensus: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond offers a fascinating behind-
the-scenes glimpse of method acting in action -- and one star's journey
toward something like personal acceptance.
Synopsis: Director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey
's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using.
Directed By: Chris Smith
INTO THE INFERNO (2016)
Critics Consensus: Into the Inferno finds director Werner Herzog observing
some of the most beautiful -- and terrifying -- wonders of the natural world
with his signature blend of curiosity and insight.
Synopsis: Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer embark upon a
global journey exploring some of the world's most mythical volcanoes in... [
Starring: Clive Oppenheimer, Werner Herzog, James Hammond
Directed By: Werner Herzog
SET IT UP (2018)
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the
rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial
pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Synopsis: Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting
their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and... [More]
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell , Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs
Directed By: Claire Scanlon
ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE (2019)
Critics Consensus: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin
Scorsese lives up to its unwieldy title with a delightfully unorthodox look
at a pivotal period in its subject's career.
Synopsis: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the... [More]
Starring: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Critics Consensus: Fyre smolders with agonizing tension when a party in
paradise goes awry, but this slickly assembled documentary reserves its
greatest horror for damning observations about the dangers of wealth.
Synopsis: An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of
the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and... [More]
Starring: Ja Rule, Billy McFarland
Directed By: Chris Smith
WE THE ANIMALS (2018)
Critics Consensus: Dreamlike and haunting, We the Animals approaches the
coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye.
Synopsis: Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear
through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents'... [More]
Starring: Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand
Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar
THE ENDLESS (2018)
Critics Consensus: The Endless benefits from its grounded approach to an
increasingly bizarre story, elevated by believable performances by
filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Synopsis: Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed
filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that
follows two... [More]
Starring: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez
Directed By: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
BEASTS OF NO NATION (2015)
Critics Consensus: Beasts of No Nation finds writer-director Cary Fukunaga
working with a talented cast to offer a sobering, uncompromising, yet still
somehow hopeful picture of war's human cost.
Synopsis: In West Africa, the life of young Agu (Abraham Attah) is disrupted
when his father is slaughtered in a civil... [More]
Starring: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, Kobina Amissah
Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (2005)
Critics Consensus: This is a piercingly honest, acidly witty look at divorce
and its impact on a family.
Synopsis: Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family,
claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced... [More]
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Kline, Jesse Eisenberg
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) (2017)
Critics Consensus: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) observes the
family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and
the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast.
Synopsis: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben
Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma... [
Starring: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
GOOD TIME (2017)
Critics Consensus: A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work
from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama
offering far more than the usual genre thrills.
Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison,
Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey... [More]
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress
Directed By: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope
, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a
talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley
Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
Directed By: David O. Russell
DA 5 BLOODS (2020)
Critics Consensus: Fierce energy and ambition course through Da 5 Bloods,
coming together to fuel one of Spike Lee's most urgent and impactful films.
Synopsis: From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story
of four African-American Vets -- Paul (Delroy Lindo),... [More]
Starring: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis
Directed By: Spike Lee
Critics Consensus: Hush navigates the bloody waters of home invasion
thrillers and incisive slashers for a contemporary horror puree.
Synopsis: In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director
Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying... [
Starring: Michael Trucco, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan, John Gallagher Jr.
Directed By: Mike Flanagan
SAND STORM (SUFAT CHOL) (2016)
Critics Consensus: Sand Storm marks an impressive first feature for debuting
writer-director Elite Zexer that offers a perceptive -- and crucial -- look
at patriarchal traditions.
Synopsis: Desert noon in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel. Jalila is
hosting an awkward celebration--the marriage of her husband to... [More]
Starring: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Alakel
Directed By: Elite Zexer
BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997)
Critics Consensus: Grounded in strong characters, bold themes, and subtle
storytelling, Boogie Nights is a groundbreaking film both for director P.T.
Anderson and star Mark Wahlberg.
Synopsis: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and
business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack... [More]
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991)
Critics Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping
visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next
level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.
Synopsis: A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star
Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert
Directed By: James Cameron
YES, GOD, YES (2020)
Critics Consensus: Natalia Dyer's charming performance -- and writer-
director Karen Maine's sensitive work -- will leave audiences saying Yes,
God, Yes to this coming-of-age dramedy.
Synopsis: Growing up in the Midwest in the early 00s, sixteen-year-old Alice
has always been a good Catholic. But when an... [More]
Starring: Natalia Dyer, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell
Directed By: Karen Maine
THE LITTLE PRINCE (2016)
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its
classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that
anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.
Synopsis: Kung-fu Panda director Mark Osborne teams with producers Aton
Soumache and Dimitri Rassam for this animated take on Antoine de... [More]
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd, James Franco
Directed By: Mark Osborne
Critics Consensus: Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that's
far more than the sum of its salacious parts -- and an outstanding showcase
for Madeline Brewer in the leading role.
Synopsis: CAM is a technology driven psychological thriller set in the world
of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl,... [More]
Starring: Devin Druid, Imani Hakim, Madeline Brewer, Melora Walters
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber
SWORD OF TRUST (2019)
Critics Consensus: Expertly drawn characters and a strong senes of humanity
make Sword of Trust an enjoyable -- if at times meandering -- journey.
Synopsis: When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to
collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the... [More]
Starring: Marc Maron, Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Jon Bass (II)
Directed By: Lynn Shelton
PRIVATE LIFE (2018)
Critics Consensus: Private Life uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an
affecting look at an easily identifiable - and too rarely dramatized - rite
of adult passage.
Synopsis: The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
(The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly... [
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Molly Shannon, Kayli Carter
Directed By: Tamara Jenkins
Critics Consensus: Wildlife's portrait of a family in crisis is beautifully
composed by director Paul Dano -- and brought brilliantly to life by a
career-best performance from Carey Mulligan.
Synopsis: Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name,
Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest... [More]
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould
Directed By: Paul Dano
Critics Consensus: Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence
lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed
love for the magic of cinema.
Synopsis: Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director
Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
HOWARDS END (1992)
Critics Consensus: A superbly-mounted adaptation of E.M. Forster's tale of
British class tension, with exceptional performances all round, Howard's End
ranks among the best of Merchant-Ivory's work.
Synopsis: One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation
of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful... [More]
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma
Directed By: James Ivory
MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)
Critics Consensus: Enlivened by the antagonistic chemistry between Robert De
Niro and Charles Grodin, Midnight Run is an uncommonly entertaining odd
Synopsis: Director Martin Brest, of Going in Style and Beverly Hills Cop
fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De... [More]
Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Dennis Farina, Yaphet Kotto
Directed By: Martin Brest
Critics Consensus: Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous,
heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic
Synopsis: When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the
postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above...
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso
Directed By: Sergio Pablos
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow
is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang
Yimou near peak form.
Synopsis: With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS)
once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create... [More]
Starring: Chao Deng, Sun Li, Ryan Zheng, Qianyuan Wang
Directed By: Zhang Yimou
FRUITVALE STATION (2013)
Critics Consensus: Passionate and powerfully acted, Fruitvale Station serves
as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star
Michael B. Jordan.
Synopsis: Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the
Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the... [More]
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand
Directed By: Ryan Coogler
CASINO ROYALE (2006)
Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that
plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and
critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of
Synopsis: James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he
is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything... [More]
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench
Directed By: Martin Campbell
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight
succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly
thrilling crime saga.
Synopsis: Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this
sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming... [More]
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
MARRIAGE STORY (2019)
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and
expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-
director Noah Baumbach's best works.
Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling,
coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and... [More]
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda
Directed By: Noah Baumbach
STAR TREK (2009)
Critics Consensus: Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action,
humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional
Trekkies and new fans alike.
Synopsis: Mission: Impossible III director and Alias creator J.J. Abrams
resurrects the classic science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban
Directed By: J.J. Abrams
OUTSIDE IN (2018)
Critics Consensus: Brilliantly brought to life by tenderly empathetic
performances from Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, Outside In tells a sobering --
yet thoroughly absorbing -- story.
Synopsis: After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the
wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris... [More]
Starring: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz
Directed By: Lynn Shelton
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)
Critics Consensus: One of the more cutting-edge films of the 1970s, this
religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is as poignant as it is funny
Synopsis: Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of
both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D.... [More]
Starring: Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese
Directed By: Terry Jones
GOOD HAIR (2009)
Critics Consensus: Funny, informative, and occasionally sad, Good Hair is a
provocative look at the complex relationship between African Americans and
Synopsis: "Good Hair" is an insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably
serious, documentary about African-American hair culture. An exposé of
comic proportions... [More]
Starring: Chris Rock
Directed By: Jeff Stilson
THE PIANIST (2002)
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and dramatically moving, The Pianist is
Polanski's best work in years.
Synopsis: An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish
composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War...
Starring: Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Thomas Kretschmann, Micha? ?ebrowski
Directed By: Roman Polanski
BURNING (BEONING) (2018)
Critics Consensus: Burning patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning
character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and
subverts many of their expectations.
Synopsis: BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious
incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi,... [More]
Starring: Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon, Jong-seo Jun, Ja-Yeon Ok
Directed By: Chang-dong Lee
THE MUPPETS (2011)
Critics Consensus: Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome
big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new
fans and delight longtime devotees.
Synopsis: On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan
, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy... [More]
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Steve Whitmire
Directed By: James Bobin
PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006)
Critics Consensus: Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups,
with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an
extraordinary, spellbinding fable.
Synopsis: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the
phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdu, álex Angulo
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
THE DEATH OF STALIN (2018)
Critics Consensus: The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando
Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a
chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
Synopsis: The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this
uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In... [
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy
Directed By: Armando Iannucci
Critics Consensus: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star
performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-
Synopsis: NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal
underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom,.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed
Directed By: Dan Gilroy
THE ARTIST (2011)
Critics Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema,
The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual
style to spare.
Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie
superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death... [More]
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius
Critics Consensus: Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete,
enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully
personal story of his career.
Synopsis: The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning
director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y... [More]
Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
THE IRISHMAN (2019)
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime,
The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant,
funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De
Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino... [More]
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Jesse Plemons
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
I AM DIVINE (2013)
Critics Consensus: With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging
portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.
Synopsis: Young, chubby Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to
feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He was privately playing "dress-up... [
Starring: Divine, John Waters, Michael Musto, Ricki Lake
Directed By: Jeffrey Schwarz
Critics Consensus: The writer slumming for human truths and real experience
is a common enough story, but this cool-headed and slick thriller provides a
gut-churningly compelling backdrop to a look at our darker sides.
Synopsis: London's gambling world is the setting for this complex thriller,
where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes...
Starring: Clive Owen, Alex Kingston, Kate Hardie, Gina McKee
Directed By: Mike Hodges
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE (2018)
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-
com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than
make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about
them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
Directed By: Susan Johnson
I LOST MY BODY (2019)
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and utterly unique, I Lost My Body
takes audiences on a singularly strange journey whose unexpected contours
lead to a wholly satisfying destination.
Synopsis: In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate
and sets out to reconnect with its body in... [More]
Starring: Hakim Faris Hamza, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao,
Directed By: Jérémy Clapin
AMERICAN FACTORY (2019)
Critics Consensus: American Factory takes a thoughtful -- and troubling --
look at the dynamic between workers and employers in the 21st-century
Synopsis: In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory
in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring... [More]
Directed By: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Critics Consensus: It covers familiar sports documentary territory, but
Undefeated proves there are still powerful stories to be told on the high
Synopsis: Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the
Manassas Tigers' 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive.
Starring: Bill Courtney, Montrail "Money" Brown, O.C. Brown, Chavis Daniels
Directed By: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Critics Consensus: Menashe offers an intriguing look at a culture whose
unfamiliarity to many viewers will be rendered irrelevant by the story's
universally affecting themes and thoughtful approach.
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish
community, Menashe--a kind, hapless grocery store clerk--struggles to make
Starring: Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus, Meyer Schwartz
Directed By: Joshua Z. Weinstein
BLUE RUIN (2014)
Critics Consensus: Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin
proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the
edge of their seat.
Synopsis: BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won
the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film... [More]
Starring: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Bonnie Johnson
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world
social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for
debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.
Synopsis: In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a
sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages.... [More]
Starring: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane
Directed By: Mati Diop, Mati Diop
THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017)
Critics Consensus: The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look
at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as
it raises sobering questions about modern America.
Synopsis: The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old
and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break... [More]
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite
Directed By: Sean Baker (II)
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)
Critics Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled
with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example
of modern filmmaking at its finest.
Synopsis: "The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the
most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented... [
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer
Directed By: David Fincher
Critics Consensus: A fresh, funny coming-of-age story rooted in realistic
characters and anchored with a meaningful message, Rocks is as solid as its
Synopsis: ROCKS (15) is a popular teenager with big dreams for the future,
brilliant friends and an adoring little brother EMMANUEL... [More]
Starring: Ruby Stokes, Bukky Bakray, Kate Isitt, Sharon D. Clarke
Directed By: Sarah Gavron
PICK OF THE LITTER (2018)
Critics Consensus: Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness
audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that's as
edifying as it is heartwarming.
Synopsis: PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment
they're born and begin their quest to become... [More]
Directed By: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975)
Critics Consensus: A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is
blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its
exceedingly silly charm.
Synopsis: From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like
Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast... [More]
Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Critics Consensus: 13th strikes at the heart of America's tangled racial
history, offering observations as incendiary as they are calmly controlled.
Synopsis: The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing
documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "
Starring: Angela Davis, Corey Booker, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Newt Gingrich
Directed By: Ava DuVernay
Critics Consensus: Led by a powerful performance from Sônia Braga,
Aquarius uses a conflict between a tenant and developers to take an
insightful look at the relationship between space and identity.
Synopsis: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last
resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings... [More]
Starring: Sonia Braga, Julia Bernat, Humberto Carrão, Barbara Colen
Directed By: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Critics Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of
American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond
their period setting.
Synopsis: Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees'
Mudbound is an epic story of two families... [More]
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan
Directed By: Dee Rees
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)
Critics Consensus: The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a
solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting
Synopsis: Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a
fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He... [More]
Starring: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House
Directed By: Taika Waititi
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME (2019)
Critics Consensus: In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore's stranger-than-fiction
story, Eddie Murphy makes Dolemite Is My Name just as bold, brash, and
ultimately hard to resist as its subject.
Synopsis: Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy
Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany... [More]
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps
Directed By: Craig Brewer
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its
fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes,
resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life
Synopsis: SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-
winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause... [
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCé (2019)
Critics Consensus: Beychella forever.
Synopsis: Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé's historic 2018
Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black
colleges and... [More]
Starring: Beyoncé Knowles
Directed By: Beyoncé Knowles
CIRCUS OF BOOKS (2020)
Critics Consensus: Like the cheekily named store at this documentary's
center, Circus of Books proves there are countless stories below the surface
if we're only willing to look.
Synopsis: For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as
the epicenter for LGBT life and culture... [More]
Starring: Larry Flynt, Justin Honard, Jeff Stryker
Directed By: Rachel Mason
WHOSE STREETS? (2017)
Critics Consensus: Whose Streets? takes a close-up look at the civil unrest
that erupted after a shocking act of violence in Ferguson, Missouri - and
the decades of simmering tension leading up to it.
Synopsis: Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this
movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look... [More]
Directed By: Sabaah Folayan
THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION (2020)
Critics Consensus: The Forty-Year-Old Version opens a compelling window into
the ebbs and flows of the artist's life -- and announces writer-director-
star Radha Blank as a major filmmaking talent with her feature debut.
Synopsis: Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a
breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her... [More]
Starring: Welker White, Reed Birney, Peggy J. Scott, Peter Kim
Directed By: Radha Blank
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM (2020)
Critics Consensus: Framed by a pair of powerhouse performances, Ma Rainey's
Black Bottom pays affectionate tribute to a blues legend -- and Black
culture at large.
Synopsis: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, and
Michael Potts star in director George C. Wolfe's adaptation of August... [
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, Jeremy Shamos
Directed By: George C. Wolfe
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and
brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
Synopsis: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find
himself, told across three defining chapters in his life... [More]
Starring: Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe
Directed By: Barry Jenkins (III)
UNDER THE SHADOW (2016)
Critics Consensus: Under the Shadow deftly blends seemingly disparate genres
to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking
Synopsis: Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the
Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War... [More]
Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi
Directed By: Babak Anvari
KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE (2019)
Critics Consensus: A galvanizing glimpse behind the scenes of a pivotal
election, Knock Down the House should prove engrossing for viewers of all
Synopsis: When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial
crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts... [
Starring: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, Paula Jean
Directed By: Rachel Lears
LADY BIRD (2017)
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of
adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new
cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges
Directed By: Greta Gerwig
STRONG ISLAND (2017)
Critics Consensus: Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to
offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.
Synopsis: In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest
child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed... [More]
COOL HAND LUKE (1967)
Critics Consensus: Though hampered by Stuart Rosenberg's direction, Cool
Hand Luke is held aloft by a stellar script and one of Paul Newman's most
Synopsis: Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar and George Kennedy received
one for his work in this allegorical prison drama.... [More]
Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Jo Van Fleet
Directed By: Stuart Rosenberg
ATHLETE A (2020)
Critics Consensus: Harrowing yet essential viewing, Athlete A shines an
unforgiving light on horrific abuses -- as well as the culture that allowed
them to continue unabated for years.
Synopsis: Athlete A follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star
as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics,... [More]
Directed By: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal
personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost
opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage
friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Starring: Jasmine Kin Kia Ng
Directed By: Sandi Tan
THE SQUARE (AL MIDAN) (2013)
Critics Consensus: The Square offers an electrifying -- and edifying --
ground-level glimpse of life inside a real-life political revolution.
Synopsis: The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the
past two and a half years. Through the news, we... [More]
Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmed Hassan, Magdy Ashour, Ragia Omran
Directed By: Jehane Noujaim
DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD (2020)
Critics Consensus: Dick Johnson Is Dead celebrates a life with bittersweet
humor and grace, offering a deeply resonant perspective on mortality in the
Synopsis: A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning
filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she's... [More]
Directed By: Kirsten Johnson
CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION (2020)
Critics Consensus: As entertaining as it is inspiring, Crip Camp uses one
group's remarkable story to highlight hope for the future and the power of
Synopsis: In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future
shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a
Directed By: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
HIS HOUSE (2020)
Critics Consensus: Featuring genuine scares through every corridor, His
House is a terrifying look at the specters of the refugee experience and a
stunning feature debut for Remi Weekes.
Synopsis: After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young
refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life... [More]
Starring: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba, Matt Smith
Directed By: Remi Weekes
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