The 40 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

John Hurt, Jamie Bell, and Chris Evans in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer (2013).
John Hurt, Jamie Bell, and Chris Evans in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer (2013).

With thousands of titles available, browsing your Netflix menu can feel like a full-time job. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, take a look at our picks for the 40 best movies on Netflix right now.

1. The Irishman (2019)

Martin Scorsese’s long-in-the-making epic brings together three of the mob genre’s heaviest hitters in Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. But the story of Frank Sheeran (De Niro), who alleged he befriended and then betrayed union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), isn’t your typical organized crime movie. It takes its time to examine the toll of a criminal life, from the alienation of Sheeran’s family to the fate that awaits old men no longer capable of resolving their problems with violence. The de-aging effects aren’t always convincing, but Scorsese’s ability to weave a captivating gangster tale remains timeless. —Jake Rossen

2. Marriage Story (2019)

Director Noah Bambauch drew raves for this deeply emotional drama about a couple (Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson) whose uncoupling takes a heavy emotional and psychological toll on their family. —JR

3. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Eddie Murphy ended a brief sabbatical from filmmaking following a mixed reception to 2016's Mr. Church with this winning biopic about Rudy Ray Moore, a flailing comedian who finds success when he reinvents himself as Dolemite, a wisecracking pimp. When the character takes off, Moore produces a big-screen feature with a crew of inept collaborators. —JR

4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

When Marvel promised a comic book film of unprecedented scale with Avengers: Infinity War, they were not messing around. This film, one of 2018’s biggest, was the culmination of a decade of planning, casting, and cinematic storytelling all pulled into one massive movie event. It would be impressive for its ambition and scope alone, but it’s also perhaps the best attempt yet to tell a comic book crossover story on the big screen. —Matthew Jackson

5. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Heavily maligned for booting original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in favor of Ron Howard, Solo doesn't break any new ground for the storied Star Wars franchise. What it does do is manage to navigate its well-publicized production troubles to deliver a generally satisfying and entertaining origin story of reluctant hero pilot Han Solo, played with sufficient swagger by Alden Ehrenreich. His space scoundrel charm doesn't come as easily as it did for Harrison Ford, but the production design and pulp novel-paced narrative make for a movie that might be the most light-on-its-feet of the Disney-era Star Wars chapters to date. —JR

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Fans of the Coen brothers get a trail mix of stories in this anthology set in the Old West. A gunslinger (Tim Blake Nelson) proves to be a little too arrogant when it comes to his skills; an armless and legless man (Harry Melling) who recites Shakespeare for awed onlookers begins to grow suspicious of his caretaker’s motives; a dog causes unexpected grief while following a wagon train. Knitted together, the six stories total are probably the closest we’ll get to a Coen serialized television series that this feature was once rumored to be. —JR

7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man may be in the middle of a Disney and Sony power struggle, but that didn't stop this ambitious animated film from winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards. Using a variety of visual style choices, the film tracks the adventures of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), who discovers he's not the only Spider-Man in town. —JR

8. Roma (2018)

Alfonso Cuarón’s tribute to his upbringing in 1970s Mexico City tells the story of a housekeeper (Yalitza Aparicio) watching over the children of her employers after their father runs off with his mistress. Cuarón’s film is a living photograph, an intensely personal story that holds no major surprises aside from the sheer craft it took to make it a reality. —JR

9. Okja (2017)

If you didn’t think the adventure of a young girl and her super pig could make you pump your fist in the air, it’s time to check out this quirky firecracker from Bong Joon-ho. Thought-provoking and breathtaking? That’ll do, super pig. —Scott Beggs

10. Hell or High Water (2016)

Taylor Sheridan's Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water follows two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who take to bank robberies in an effort to save their family ranch from foreclosure; Jeff Bridges is the drawling, laconic lawman on their tail. —JR

11. Moonlight (2016)

Barry Jenkins’s trailblazing film, which won the Oscar for Best Picture, chronicles the life of Chiron (Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes) as he grows up under the burden of his own and others’ responses to his homosexuality. It’s a stirring portrait anchored by phenomenal performances (including an Oscar-earning turn from Mahershala Ali). —SB

12. Swiss Army Man (2016)

Vibrant, effervescent, and deeply weird, Paul Dano stars in this musical collage as a depressed loner stranded on an island until he finds a talking, farting corpse played by a very post-Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe. They save one another and, together, attempt to get back to civilization while singing the praises of Jurassic Park. —SB

13. The Witch (2015)

Delicately crafted with an eye toward historical accuracy, this existential horror film focuses on a New England farming family in the wilds of 1630 who believe a witch has cursed them. Anya Taylor-Joy’s standout performance acts as a guide through the possessed-goat-filled insanity. —SB

14. The Lobster (2015)

Colin Farrell stars in a black comedy that feels reminiscent of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's work: A slump-shouldered loner (Farrell) has just 45 days to find a life partner before he's turned into an animal. Can he make it work with Rachel Weisz, or is he doomed to a life on all fours? By turns absurd and provocative, The Lobster isn't a conventional date movie, but it might have more to say about relationships than a pile of Nicholas Sparks paperbacks. —JR

15. Room (2015)

A woman (Brie Larson) is held captive by a deeply disturbed man for seven years. During that time, her son (Jacob Tremblay) has never experienced the outside world. That kind of set-up is usually reserved for thrillers, but Room is not as interested in Larson’s potential escape as much as it is in her courage giving her son sanctuary in an unsafe space. Larson won an Academy Award for the role. —JR

16. Ex Machina (2014)

Alex Garland's quiet—and quietly subversive—robot parable didn't arrive with all the hype of a major studio sci-fi release but still manages to outdo most big-budget android tales. As the enigmatic CEO of a robotics company, Oscar Isaac uses an underling (Domhnall Gleeson) to test his eerily lifelike AI (Alicia Vikander). But Gleeson may be the one who's really being tested. —JR

17. Locke (2013)

The camera rarely wavers from Tom Hardy in this existential thriller, which takes place entirely in Hardy's vehicle. A construction foreman trying to make sure an important job is executed well, Hardy's Ivan Locke grapples with some surprising news from a mistress and the demands of his family. It's a one-act, one-man play, with Hardy making the repeated act of conversing on his cell phone as tense and compelling as if he were driving with a bomb in the trunk. (Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and her fellow Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott are two of the people whose voices we hear on the other end of the line.) —JR

18. Snowpiercer (2013)

Years before Bong Joon Ho made Oscar history in 2020 with Parasite, he adapted French graphic novel Le Transperceneige into Snowpiercer (which will be turned into a television series with Jennifer Connelly later this year). In a dystopian future—in sci-fi, there may not be any other kind—a train carrying cars separated by social class circles the globe. Soon, the have-nots (led by Chris Evans) decide to defy authority and get answers from those in charge. —JR

19. Enemy (2013)

Jake Gyllenhaal has an uneasy feeling that his exact double—a man who looks like him but is substantially more successful—is intruding on his own life. The Gyllenhaal collision is the foundation for this psychological thriller from director Denis Villeneuve, who offers no pat answers but an effective undercurrent of dread. —JR

20. Under the Skin (2013)

Scarlett Johansson explores alien seduction as a being from another world who arrives on Earth to pursue companionship. Unfortunately, she prefers short-term commitments. This erotic sci-fi drama was nominated for Best British Film at the BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars. —JR

21. Her (2013)

The perils of falling in love with artificial intelligence are at the core of Her, which features a terrific performance by Joaquin Phoenix as a rumpled office worker who finds his soulmate in something without a soul: An Alexa-esque disembodied voice (Scarlett Johansson). —JR

22. The Master (2012)

Director Paul Thomas Anderson delivers a steady but absorbing tale of a World War II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls under the spell of a charismatic philosopher (Philip Seymour Hoffman) whose teachings soon become the focus of a cult movement. Both Phoenix and Hoffman were nominated for Academy Awards. Of the films he’s directed, which include 1997’s Boogie Nights and 2004’s There Will Be Blood, Anderson has said The Master is his favorite. —JR

23. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

A rare adaptation for writer/director Edgar Wright brings Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular graphic novel series to life. Michael Cera is perfectly cast in the title role as an awkward young man who is determined to win the heart of the woman he loves (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) by literally winning video game style battles against her “Seven Evil Exes.” Wright throws every trick in his book at the screen, and the result is a film you can watch again and again. —MJ

24. The King's Speech (2010)

From laughingstock to maestro of one of Great Britain’s finest public addresses, The King’s Speech tells the true story of King George VI’s triumph over stuttering. The film took home Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler). —James L. Menzies

25. A Serious Man (2009)

Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a man whose faith is being tested at home, at work, and all points in between. A Serious Man is equal parts dark comedy and existential drama, and it’s a perfect encapsulation of why the Coen brothers are masters at their craft. —JS

26. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

An ensemble cast (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes) navigate the temptations and pitfalls inherent in police work in this drama from director Antoine Fuqua. Producer John Langley also created the long-running reality TV series Cops for Fox. —JR

27. Moon (2009)

Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has been alone on a lunar mining mission for three years, but his isolation comes to an end one day when a stranger shows up at his facility—and this mystery man happens to look just like him. —JS

28. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Speaking of treks into the past, Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi-hunting, scalp-retrieving mission is available to stream without the danger of highly flammable nitrate film reels. Our introduction to Christoph Waltz as a charming villain, who faces off against Brad Pitt’s American GI and Mélanie Laurent’s French Jewish cinema owner as everyone tries to kill Hitler. —SB

29. The Duchess (2008)

Few people can pull off the role of an 18th century aristocrat as well as Keira Knightley. In this case, she's forced to contend with a cruel and philandering husband (Ralph Fiennes) who makes it clear that his only use for his wife is for her to produce a male heir. But the Duchess knows that two can play at this game, and begins a scandalous (and not-quite-hidden) affair with a rising politician (Dominic Cooper). Come for the compelling period drama, stay for the stunning costumes. —Jennifer M. Wood

30. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Following the end of the Spanish Civil War, a young girl (Ivana Baquero) escapes the turmoil of her militant stepfather and ill mother by exploring a hidden labyrinth that houses a variety of strange creatures. Director Guillermo del Toro was praised for his specialty: weaving a fairy tale with sharp edges. —JR

31. The Pianist (2002)

Chronicling the true story of Polish-Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody), The Pianist is widely considered one of the best World War II accounts ever committed to film. As Nazis overrun Warsaw, Szpilman tries to maintain his sanity by clinging to the only thing that makes sense in an increasingly senseless world: His love of music. —JR

32. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

The controversially sensual road movie that put Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna on the international map scored an Oscar nomination for writer/director Alfonso Cuarón. It's hard to believe he followed up this drug-and-sex-filled coming-of-age trip with a Harry Potter movie. —SB

33. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

“Wire fu” is on superb display in this Ang Lee film about swordmasters in 18th century China pursuing a mythical weapon. While ostensibly a martial arts tale, Lee uses the physical action to develop the love story between warriors Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh. Though it’s more substantial than your average action movie, it still manages to deliver an evolution of the graceful, gravity-defying style popularized by The Matrix just a year earlier. (Legendary fight choreographer Yuen Woo-ping worked on both.) —JR

34. The Matrix (1999)

Keanu Reeves utters many a "whoa" on his way through this sci-fi classic about a computer programmer who discovers reality is just an artificial simulation. Bullet Time is still just as spectacular as it was when the film premiered 20 years ago. —JR

35. Howards End (1992)

James Ivory's adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1910 novel tells the story of free-spirited Londoner Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson) who befriends a dying woman, Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), who ends up bequeathing Margaret her beloved country home, Howards End. It's a stroke of luck for Margaret, who is about to be ousted from the home she has leased for years, but the Wilcox family feels that something is amiss. As Ruth's widower attempts to investigate the situation, he finds himself falling under Margaret's spell. —JMW

36. She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Spike Lee’s feature directorial debut also sees him playing one of three men under the thumb of Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns). None of them can stand Nola’s gender-reversing approach to casual relationships, and the three hope to goad her into living a monogamous life. Nola, however, wants to pursue happiness on her own terms, not society’s. Lee’s love letter to Brooklyn is still a standout in his filmography, which quickly grew to include 1989’s Do the Right Thing and 1992’s Malcom X. —JR

37. Blade Runner (1982)

The work of author Philip K. Dick has been like catnip to directors over the years, with Minority Report, Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and more all pulling from his work. The most famous Dick adaptation, however, is Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford as an L.A. cop tasked with hunting down rogue androids, or “replicants.” (The original book is titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) Preview screenings went so poorly that an infamous voiceover was added to make the plot easier to follow. (In Ford’s words: “[A] f*cking nightmare.”) Eventually Scott got his way, and the voiceover was chopped from 1992’s “Director’s Cut” and 2007’s “Final Cut” home video releases. —Rebecca Pahle

38. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

All four Indiana Jones movies are on Netflix, but the original still stands its ground as the best in the series and one of the finest action movies ever made. Indy (Harrison Ford) pursues the Lost Ark of the Covenant while evading and diverting Nazis chasing the power the Ark is believed to contain. —JR

39. Raging Bull (1980)

Robert De Niro takes on the life of pugilist Jake LaMotta in a landmark and Oscar-winning film from Martin Scorsese that frames LaMotta's violent career in stark black and white. Joe Pesci co-stars. —JR

40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The Monty Python team delivers their best-known work, a silly and sharply satirical feature that uses the King Arthur legend as a springboard for sequences that feature brave-but-armless knights and highly aggressive rabbits. Opening to mixed reviews, it’s since become a perennial entry in lists of the best comedies ever made. —JR

Rainn Wilson Apologizes to The Office Co-Star Craig Robinson for a Painful On-Set Accident

Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson in The Office (2005).
Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson in The Office (2005).
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The Office aired its series finale in 2013, but the beloved comedy is still as popular as ever—with Rainn Wilson's character, Dwight Schrute美女视频黄频大全视频, always being a fan favorite. Wilson recently spent some time reminiscing about the show on , his Instagram Live series, where he reconnected with former co-star Craig Robinson. In the midst of their virtual reunion, Wilson came clean about how he still feels bad for the "horrible thing" he did to Robinson when an innocent joke went wrong while filming a scene for the season 8 episode "Mrs. California."

As reported by , Wilson apologized for an incident on set where he accidentally threw a barbell weight at Robinson's head.

"When I see you immediately I feel terrible, because I did a horrible thing to you once on the set of The Office and it was one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done in my entire life," Wilson said. "For the rest of my life I'll apologize to you ... I had some little scene where I had to run into him and be like, ‘Darryl, we gotta have a meeting. Let’s go down to the warehouse. Come on, let’s go,’ or something like that … And you had on your desk a little desk weight, a miniature barbell … I was like, this’ll be nice. I’ll just pick up this prop and I flipped it in the air and it went bonk! Right in [Craig’s] forehead. He was shocked, and angry, and hurt and an egg swelled up on your forehead."

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11 Cookbooks Inspired by Movies, TV Shows, and Novels

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Ulysses Press/Universe/Amazon

You know the old saying: If you love something, obsess over it as much as possible to the point that you're cooking specialized food in order to stay immersed. These pop culture-inspired cookbooks will help you do just that, whether you're looking to dine like the society types from Downton Abbey or just want to brew up your own batch of butterbeer.

1. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook; $23

A Game of Throne's themed cookbook.

Feast like royalty with these recipes inspired by George R. R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy saga. This cookbook is split into sections based on the different regions of Westeros, with the chapter on the North featuring dishes like beef and bacon pie and the section on Dorne serving up Mediterranean-inspired fare like stuffed grape leaves and chickpea paste. Authors Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer took inspiration from real Medieval recipes, and, with the blessing of George R. R. Martin himself, included descriptions of the dining and entertaining styles specific to each of the seven kingdoms.

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2. The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide; $12

A cookbook based on the food from the 'Walking Dead.'
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美女视频黄频大全视频This cookbook doubles as a survival guide, offering emergency preparedness suggestions from survivalists as well as organizations like the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’ll teach you basic food preparation and food storage skills that will come in handy for the next life-changing, potentially apocalyptic crisis you face.

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3. Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls; $16

The 'Eat Like a Gilmore' cookbook.

美女视频黄频大全视频If there’s one thing Rory and Lorelai Gilmore are known for, it’s eating—a lot. This cookbook features recipes you might find at the Dragonfly Inn, Luke’s Diner, or even Emily and Richard’s fancy Friday night dinners. True to form, there’s an entire section dedicated to coffee alone.

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4. The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft; $15

A cookbook called 'The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft.'
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Author Mike Slater’s Necronomnomnom is a tribute to H. P. Lovecraft’s surreal horror stories. The book includes hundreds of elaborate illustrations, and each recipe is written in Lovecraft’s signature style (a recipe for “New England damned chowder” instructs amateur chefs to “baptize the onion, celery, and garlic, saut’ing one twelfth hour until tender”). But be forewarned—one top-rated Amazon reviewer tells a disturbing tale. “Absolutely delicious but the food ate the children,” they write. “We still don’t know where the dog is!”

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5. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook; $11

'The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook'
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美女视频黄频大全视频This cookbook takes fans through the Harry Potter series chapter by chapter, offering recipes for nearly every food item mentioned in passing. Inside, you’ll find a recipe for memorable food items like Madam Rosmerta’s world-famous butterbeer; treacle tart, Harry’s favorite dessert; and pumpkin pasties, a staple for students traveling on the Hogwarts Express.

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6. The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook; $23

A copy of 'The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook.'
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Food historian Annie Gray packs the official Downton Abbey cookbook full of fascinating historical details about British dining in the early 20th century. The book is split into two sections: The “upstairs” section includes recipes that would have been common among elites like the Crawleys, including cucumber soup and salmon mousse, while the “downstairs” section explains how to make more common British staples like gingerbread cake and toad-in-the-hole. If you’re searching for more ideas for a Downton Abbey-inspired party, there’s also an official cocktail () recipe book and an afternoon tea () cookbook.

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7. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers; $15

A cookbook that's based on the show 'Bob's Burgers.'

If you’re as big a fan of groan-worthy puns as you are of burgers, this is the cookbook for you. Learn how to make more than 70 different types of burgers inspired by the hit animated series, including the “cheeses is born burger” and the “I know why the Cajun burger sings.”

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8. Firefly—The Big Damn Cookbook; $25

The 'Firefly' cookbook.
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美女视频黄频大全视频The television show only got one season, but it can live on in your heart—and your stomach. Each recipe included in this book features commentary from the characters, who all pitched in to share their favorite recipes from childhood. And yes, there is a recipe for Mudder’s milk.

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9. Supernatural: The Official Cookbook; $15

The 'Supernatural' cookbook.
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You can expect a lot of pie recipes in this cookbook inspired by the long-running paranormal television series. Besides that, the majority of the recipes included here would be right at home in a traditional American diner—not surprising for a TV show that takes place mostly on the road. Get the cookbook before the final episode of the series airs sometime this year.

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10. The One with All the Recipes: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Friends; $17

A cookbook with recipes from the show 'Friends.'
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With this cookbook, you can make so much more than just Rachel’s infamous Thanksgiving trifle. Inside, you’ll find dozens of recipes inspired by the classic sitcom, including floor cheesecake and engagement ring lasagna (minus the engagement ring). Practice long enough and you’ll be The One With All the Cooking Talent in no time.

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11. Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook; $13

The 'Doctor Who' cookbook.
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美女视频黄频大全视频The doctor has a history of enjoying some unusual food combinations (fish fingers and custard, anyone?), but this cookbook is full of recipes that are a little more palatable than those depicted in the long-running television series. Entertain your guests (or just yourself) with Adipose Pavlova, Ood Head Bread, or Sally Sparrow’s Weeping Angel Cake, to name just a few.

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