Netflix has made binge-watching easier than ever before, with its large streaming library of thousands of movies to choose from. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find something that’s worth watching, especially when you’re looking for the perfect movie to wind down and relax with after a long day at work or school. Netflix has some great content, but unfortunately some of it isn’t so great, so here are the 8 best movies currently available on Netflix! We’ve included all genres and age groups, so everyone can find something they enjoy! The 8 Best Movies on Netflix
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1) 5 Years a Slave
The film, based on Solomon Northup’s harrowing account of his life as a slave in pre-Civil War America, is hard to watch but even harder to forget. Brad Pitt’s production company helped bring director Steve McQueen’s vision to life, and his performance—along with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender—is gut-wrenching.
Rocky and Apollo Creed’s son Adonis comes to a tragic crossroads that forces him to confront his own destiny. Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa. The film also stars Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew and Graham McTavish. Ryan Coogler directs. Rating: R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and violence
3) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(Quentin Tarantino, 2003) A tale of revenge and retribution that centers around a woman, known only as The Bride (Uma Thurman), who wakes up after nearly three years in a coma to find she has been left for dead by her former comrades-in-arms. Donning a black wig and hooking up with an aging boxer, Bill (David Carradine), The Bride begins her epic trek across America to exact revenge. Part 1 of 2.
David Fincher’s slick and dark thriller is a masterpiece of crime. Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and his new partner, Detective Mills (Brad Pitt), are on a hunt for a serial killer who murders his victims in horrifying ways based off of each of the seven deadly sins. The mystery is fantastic, as well as Se7en’s extremely well-crafted world. The movie is thought provoking with its rather simple question: are we all capable of committing murder?
5) Inside Man
A bank robber (Clive Owen) and his heavily armed men take a New York City hostage situation into their own hands, demanding $10 million or else. (Checked 4/16/2016)
6) Coming to America
One of Eddie Murphy’s best movies, Murphy’s career has been full of comedies. He played a prince from African who is living in New York City searching for a bride and finds one played by Arsenio Hall. This movie not only makes you laugh out loud but also hits an emotional chord with viewers as it teaches us to be gracious when we least expect it.
7) Pulp Fiction
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction follows a series of intersecting storylines. An aging hit man (John Travolta) is given one last job in L.A., before his impending retirement from an eventful life of crime. But complications arise when he gets involved with his boss’ family, and soon events spin wildly out of control—culminating in an unforgettable shootout between rival criminals.
8) Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump, a slow-witted yet endearing man from Alabama whose life is turned upside down by a myriad of unexpected events. In his ensuing travels, he meets Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as many other historical figures who affect his life in various ways. Gump’s innate innocence makes him stand out amongst his more shrewd contemporaries, and his lovable demeanor ultimately rubs off on those around him—both friend and foe alike.