Netflix has thousands of titles available to stream at any given time, no wonder it’s hard to keep track of great movies and hidden gems lurking in their library. Scrolling through all these different kinds of movies trying to find something good to watch is no fun - which is why we have taken matters into our own hands and gathered a few movies available right now on Netflix that you might have missed. New releases, hidden gems and some oldie but goldie films, you’ll find whatever floats your boat right here.
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020, IMDb M: 7.2 F: 7.5)
As a dramatic comedy centered around finding your own voice, this movie is about Radha, a down-on-her-luck playwright who desperately tries to breakthrough before 40, reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. Going between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater, she embarks on a journey trying to find her purpose and true voice. This movie defines a hidden gem and is one you should definitely watch on Netflix right now.
From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino, we find another hidden gem in the form of The Hand Of God. Based on Sorrentinos own life, the story is set in Naples in the 1980s and follows Fabietto, a young man pursuing his love for football. When a family tragedy strikes, he finds a new passion in filmmaking which eventually shapes his uncertain future. A personal story that can be dubbed as a coming of age film, The Hand Of God is a great movie to watch on Netflix.
With everything that is going on in the world, this movie may not be for everyone right now. If you still enjoy a high-quality dramatic war movie, then this could be a good movie to watch. The story of a forgotten tale during WW2, which saw a bombing mission accidentally target a school full of children in Copenhagen, provides an insightful perspective on the true victims of war. The Bombardment is a deeply affective film that offers a rare look into childhood during unimaginable circumstances. Although heavy, this tale could also be a moving and relevant alternative to stream on Netflix right now.
In this fresh off the press release from Netflix, we see Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne as caregivers in an engaging true-crime drama. We follow Amy, a compassionate nurse and single mother, who befriends fellow nurse Charlie after many demanding night shifts at the ICU. A series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, forcing Amy to risk her life to uncover the truth. This chilling and captivating story is based on true events. To put it simply, a good movie to watch on Netflix.
Chances are you have heard about or scrolled by Roma a few times on Netflix, not sure if it’s worth you time. We can assure that it is. If we can't convince you, maybe the film's three Oscar wins and hundreds of nominations can. The plot is rather simple: a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the 1970s. Nostalgic, incredibly intimate and visually exceptional, Roma is most definitely one of the best movies available on Netflix right now.
A quirky, feel-good movie is never a bad choice for movie night. Metal Lords follows the story of two high school kids who love metal music and want to form a band. All they need is a bass player. Eventually they find a girl who excels at playing cello. Together, they aim to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands, but first they'll need to settle their differences, work together and stay out of trouble. This movie will please the biggest metal heads and those who never considered metal to be so much fun and inspiring.
The Fundamentals Of Caring (2016, IMDb M: 7.2 F: 7.7)
On the subject of feel-good movies, The Fundamentals Of Caring is an obvious candidate and also one that you haven’t seen already. Paul Rudd stars as a writer who retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen’s caregiver. Together, the pair set off on a road trip during which they slowly learn the importance of hope and friendship. Heartwarming with hints of darker comedy, this movie is guaranteed to entertain you. In other words, one of the best movies to watch right now on Netflix.