Movie comes and disappear from the streaming service almost weekly, making it difficult to keep track of what’s available at any given time. Furthermore, with increased competition from services like Prime Video and Disney Plus, Netflix’s movie offering is shrinking year after year.
Having said that, the streaming service has been releasing new Netflix movies every week until 2022, and in addition to those original films, the company’s existing deals with other studios remain in place, so there’s still plenty of options when it comes to deciding what to watch.
To make your decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 Netflix movies available to stream right now.
With this entertaining Victorian-era adventure, Netflix found another star vehicle for Millie Bobby Brown, star of Stranger Things and who will return for Stranger Things season 5 soon.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never wrote concerning Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant younger sister Enola, so it’s no bit surprising that the cases here aren’t quite as unforgettable as the World’s Greatest Detective’s most memorable outings.
Nonetheless, the film hits all the right action beats, with Brown having a great time as the fourth-wall-breaking teen detective. A sequel, dubbed Enola Holmes 2, is also available on Netflix.
Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name that left the biggest impression on audiences. The film is based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, and it follows Timothée Chalamet’s Elio, a precocious adolescent who falls for his father’s temporary research assistant, Oliver (Armie Hammer), in 1980s Italy.
Guadagnino’s film, praised for being an honest exploration of young love and a springboard for Chalamet’s burgeoning career, is one of the most beautifully shot in recent memory.
The Nice Guy
The Nice Guys is one of the best buddy comedies ever made. Shane Black’s action comedy, still underappreciated, stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as a private eye and a tough enforcer, respectively, who team up to find a girl-in-hiding (Margaret Qualley) in 1970s Los Angeles.
The film is fast-paced, suitably adult, and a perfect example of how to elicit chemistry between two big-time leads, similar to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights in both setting and black humor (Gosling, in particular, is hilarious).
Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film and one of the series’ best entries, was an unexpected addition to Netflix in August and is about as close to ideal evening entertainment as it gets. This darker take on 007 is directed by Sam Mendes, and it finds Bond forced to return to action when a disgruntled agent from M’s past returns to haunt her.
The villainous Silva, played by Javier Bardem, is more than a match for Daniel Craig’s usually indestructible Bond – though Skyfall as a whole is a much more emotional affair than we’ve grown to expect from the franchise. Lives have been lost, sadness are shed, and Adele begins the film with an absolutely stunning title track.
If you were disappointed by the abrupt removal of Uncensored Gems from the US version of Netflix in May, don’t worry: Hustle, a beautifully shot basketball drama, arrived in June to fill the Adam Sandler void.
After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a rocky past abroad, Stanley Sugerman (Sandler), a down-on-his-luck Philadelphia 76ers scout, takes this upon himself to bring the young superstar to the States without his team’s approval. Despite the odds, the pair must work hard to prove that they both deserve to play in the NBA.