The Best Movies on Netflix to Stream Now

KNIVES OUT 2, GLASS ONION
KNIVES OUT 2, GLASS ONION

JOHN WILSON/NETFLIX Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

With thousands of films available, an intended movie night can easily turn into an evening of scrolling through Netflix's library trying to pick the perfect film. From Netflix Originals to cult classics to more modern releases, it can definitely be difficult to choose a movie before the popcorn gets cold.

Luckily, we rounded up the best movies on Netflix that you can stream right now. Whether you're looking for a fun family movie to watch with the kids, a classic romantic comedy to enjoy with a glass of wine (and tissues!) or a spooky horror flick that will keep you up all night, we've got you covered.

Here are the best films on Netflix to consider for your next movie night.

Bullet Train

Bullet Train
Bullet Train

Sony Pictures Entertainment

David Leitch's action-comedy follows Ladybug (Brad Pitt), an assassin who is returning to his high-stakes job. He and competing assassins end up fighting to the death on the world's fastest train. Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sandra Bullock are also featured.

Watch Bullet Train on Netflix

Where the Crawdads Sing

Tate Walker (Taylor John Smith) and Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) in Columbia Pictures' WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
Tate Walker (Taylor John Smith) and Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) in Columbia Pictures' WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.

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This 2022 film is an adaptation of Delia Owens' bestselling 2018 novel. The story follows Kya, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones, who is abandoned by her family as a young girl and is later suspected of murder.

Watch Where the Crawdads Sing on Netflix

White Noise

White Noise. (L to R) Adam Driver as Jack and Greta Gerwig as Babette in White Noise
White Noise. (L to R) Adam Driver as Jack and Greta Gerwig as Babette in White Noise

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When a nearby chemical leak causes "The Airborne Toxic Event," a family needs to evacuate their suburban town. Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig play a 1980s suburban couple in this dark comedy.

Watch White Noise on Netflix

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump

Sunset Boulevard/Getty Images Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in the 1994 film

If you haven't seen Tom Hanks compare life to a box of chocolates in this Oscar-winning film ... maybe it's time. This iconic movie follows the adventures of the slow-witted but kind titular character (Hanks) as he becomes a college football star, fights in Vietnam, runs across the United States and falls in love.

Watch Forrest Gump on Netflix

Grease

JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN in GREASE (1978)
JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN in GREASE (1978)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES / Album Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease (1978)

John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John star in this rom-com musical, set in the 1950s. The plot follows Sandy, a wholesome exchange student (Newton-John), and teenage troublemaker Danny (Travolta) who are surprised to meet at school after enjoying a summer romance.

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Jerry Maguire

JERRY MAGUIRE, Tom Cruise, Jonathan Lipnicki, 1996, (c)TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection
JERRY MAGUIRE, Tom Cruise, Jonathan Lipnicki, 1996, (c)TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

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In this 1996 classic, Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who gets fired and hopes to start his own management firm. Single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger) joins him on the risky venture and the two soon fall in love. Don't miss Cruise's memorable "You complete me" line and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s iconic "Show Me the Money!" scene.

Watch Jerry Maguire on Netflix

This Is 40

This is 40 (2012) Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd
This is 40 (2012) Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd

Universal

Judd Apatow's 2012 comedy follows a couple, played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who struggle to keep their marriage together as they both turn 40.

Watch This Is 40 on Netflix

Top Gun

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top gun

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This 1986 classic follows Navy pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) as he competes to be the top fighter pilot in an elite fighter weapons school. This action film features incredible stunt flying, romance and a memorable beach volleyball scene ... what more do you need?

Watch Top Gun on Netflix

Reservoir Dogs

Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel Reservoir Dogs - 1993
Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel Reservoir Dogs - 1993

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This iconic 1992 crime thriller follows a group of criminals who turn on each other after a jewelry heist goes wrong. The film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, marking his feature-length debut.

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The Conjuring

Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

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This 2013 horror film is based on a 1970 paranormal investigation that took place after a family moved into a secluded farmhouse. The movie stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and Ron Livingston. It also features a young Joey King as one of the kids in the frightened family.

Watch The Conjuring on Netflix

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Knives Out 3
Knives Out 3

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This sequel to 2019's Knives Out follows detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, who works to solve a murder after a group of frenemies meet on a private Greek island. Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe and Kathryn Hahn also star in this whodunit.

Watch Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on Netflix

Brokeback Mountain

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain - 2005
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal Brokeback Mountain - 2005

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This 2005 romance follows two sheepherders, played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, who fall in love in Wyoming. Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway also star.

Watch Brokeback Mountain on Netflix

Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky V

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

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This iconic franchise centers on the boxing career of Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone. The five-part series begins with 1976's Rocky, which won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.

Watch Rocky on Netflix

Notting Hill

Notting Hill - 1999
Notting Hill - 1999

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In this romantic classic, a Hollywood actress and a shy bookshop owner form an unlikely relationship. Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant bring this charming British comedy to life.

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Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes
Enola Holmes

Netflix Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes

Millie Bobbie Brown plays Sherlock Holmes' teenage sister, Enola, in this 2020 Netflix Original film. Enola heads to London in search of her missing mother but winds up helping a runaway lord and outsmarting her older brother. Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter also star.

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Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes 2
Enola Holmes 2

Netflix

Sherlock Holmes' teen sister Enola is back in Netflix's second installment of the series. This time, the spunky detective must solve the mystery of a girl who's gone missing. The 2022 film also stars Henry Cavill, David Thewlis, Louis Partridge and Helena Bonham Carter.

Watch Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix

Hustle

Hustle - 2022
Hustle - 2022

Netflix

This 2022 Netflix Original follows a struggling basketball talent scout (Adam Sandler) and a promising young baller (real-life pro Juancho Hernangómez) as they team up to prove themselves in the NBA. This sports film also stars Queen Latifah.

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Up in the Air

Up In The Air - 2009
Up In The Air - 2009

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In this dark comedy, George Clooney plays a man who loves his job: He flies around the country firing employees for businesses. That is until a young competitor (Anna Kendrick) comes for his spot.

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Jobs

Jobs - 2013
Jobs - 2013

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Steve Jobs was a complex man. This 2013 film captures his rise from college dropout to Silicon Valley pioneer after founding Apple and how his eccentric behavior alienated those around him. This movie stars Ashton Kutcher, John Getz and Ahna O'Reilly.

Watch Jobs on Netflix

Molly's Game

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mollys-game.jpg

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This highly acclaimed film follows a former professional skier who becomes an underground poker magnate after an injury ends her athletic career. Things get complicated when the FBI begins paying attention. This true crime film stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner.

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The Imitation Game

THE IMITATION GAME
THE IMITATION GAME

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley star in this intense historical drama about mathematician Alan Turing desperately trying to break the Germans' Enigma code during World War II. The suspenseful movie won an Academy Award, a Writers Guild of America Award and a GLAAD Media Award, among others.

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Paddington

Paddington
Paddington

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It doesn't get much cuter than this movie about the marmalade-loving bear in a red hat and raincoat. The sweet 2014 flick stars Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins.

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A Knight's Tale

A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale

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In this romantic comedy, a young squire (Heath Ledger) pretends to be a legitimate knight and finds himself falling in love with a princess (Shannyn Sossamon) and in a jousting competition with a wealthy, experienced adversary (Rufus Sewell).

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Countdown

Elizabeth Lail as Quinn Harris 'Countdown' Film - 2019
Elizabeth Lail as Quinn Harris 'Countdown' Film - 2019

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If you're looking for something scary, Countdown might be just the thing. This 2019 horror follows a nurse who downloads an app that can predict anyone's exact time of death — and hers is only three days away. This suspenseful thriller stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway and Talitha Bateman.

Watch Countdown on Netflix

The Pink Panther

THE PINK PANTHER
THE PINK PANTHER

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The goofy Inspector Jacques Clouseau, played by comedy icon Steve Martin, works to solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and discover who stole his diamond ring. Kevin Kline, Emily Mortimer and Beyoncé also star.

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Don't Look Up

DON'T LOOK UP
DON'T LOOK UP

Netflix

This Netflix Original made waves when it was released in 2021. This apocalyptic comedy stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep and follows two astronomers (DiCaprio and Lawrence) trying to warn an unconcerned world about a planet-destroying comet.

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Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds - 2008
Seven Pounds - 2008

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In this dramatic Will Smith vehicle, an IRS agent tries to help seven struggling strangers. Also featuring Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson, the emotional film won Smith an NAACP award for outstanding actor.

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth
Labyrinth

Jim Henson Productions/Kobal/Shutterstock David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth

This cult classic 1986 film from Jim Henson and George Lucas follows a young girl on a mission to save her little brother after he is stolen by goblins. David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly star in this iconic family film.

Watch Labyrinth on Netflix

Lee Daniels' The Butler

The Butler - 2013
The Butler - 2013

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Loosely based on the life of Eugene Allen, who worked at the White House for 34 years, this historical drama follows the life of a White House butler across eight presidencies and as times change in the U.S. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack star in this NAACP award-winning film.

Watch Lee Daniels' The Butler on Netflix