Can you imagine what you would have done without Netflix for all the months? We can’t either. Here are some of the best Hollywood Netflix Originals that you should definitely add to your watch list. Also, now you don’t have to spend a gazillion hours browsing through Netflix confused about what to watch.
This is probably one of the best Netflix Originals and it has to go on your must-watch list. Written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the story follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. This Oscar-winning movie is deeply moving and stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. Fact: Roma became the first Mexican entry to win Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st academy awards. This film also picked up Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Director.
This Martin Scorsese film stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci among others. When you hear all these names in one film, you know it’s going to be a good film. This film follows the mob life back in the day. We see how a hired hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) works his way up the ranks within the mob led by Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
Dolemite Is My Name
Eddie Murphy owns this film and delivers an epic, entertaining, and inspiring performance. In this biographical comedy, Murphy plays the role of filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore who is best known for having portrayed the character of Dolemite, both in his stand-up shows and movies. Directed by Craig Brewer, this Eddie Murphy comeback film is a must-watch.
This film is directed by the Parasite director, Bong Joon-ho. The story follows a little girl named Mija who raises a genetically modified pig. However, unknown to the girl, this pig was bred by an organization to be the next step in the human-consumption evolution. When her super-pig is captured and taken away, Mija goes on a quest to rescue her friend.
Directed by Noah Baumbach, this film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, a married couple who play an actress and a stage director respectively. The story follows their life and their on-going divorce. Laura Dern won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The Two Popes
This is a biographical drama directed by Fernando Meirelles. The film is set in Vatican City and takes us through the aftermath of the Vatican leaks scandal where Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) attempts to convince Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) to reconsider his decision to resign as archbishop. He also confides his own intentions to abdicate the papacy.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
This is a six-part anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers. This experimental film will take you on a journey through the massive landscapes of the American West. This film stars Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Harry Melling, Bill Heck, and Tom Waits.
This movie is centred around a young girl named Ada and her lover Souleiman, who is struggling to earn money and get some decent employment. Directed by Mati Diop, the movie sheds light on the refugee crisis as well as loss, grief, and poverty. Diop made history when this film premiered at Cannes, becoming the first film directed by a black woman to be featured in competition at the festival.