Top 10 Netflix Movies According to Criticism | Culture

Award-winning feature films and well-rated by critics is not lacking in the streaming catalog. The list is long, but here we have selected the 10 best Netflix movies according to the specialized media, taking into account the notes of the Metacritic website. For this ranking, we list only original films from the platform, that is, features produced by the company and those that it exhibits exclusively in the country. Check out!

The 10 best Netflix movies [crítica]

1. Rome – Note 96

Oscar winner 2019 for best foreign film, Pomegranate takes place at the turn of 1970 to 1971 in Mexico City. The film follows Cleo, a domestic worker devoted to the family in crisis for which she works, and who discovers she is pregnant.

  • Direction: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Year: 2018
  • Actors: Yalitza Aparicio

2. The Irishman – Note 94

Based on a book of real events written by Charles Brandt, The Irish follows in the footsteps of Frank Sheeran, a professional mafia killer. The film’s plot focuses especially on its relationship with union leader Jimmy Hoffa and his mysterious disappearance.

  • Direction: Martin Scorsese
  • Year: 2019
  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci

3. Story of a wedding – Note 94

History of a Wedding was nominated for six Oscar 2020 categories, having won the best supporting actress with Laura Dern. In the story, an actress and a theater director face a complicated divorce process, which is made even more painful by the dispute over custody of the child.

  • Direction: Noah Baumbach
  • Year: 2019
  • Actors: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern

4. Gross Jewels – Note 91

Named as one of the best Netflix movies by the specialized media, Raw Jewelry its protagonist is a jeweler sunk in debt. When his path meets that of a precious gem he spares no effort to turn it into his salvation.

  • Direction: Josh and Ben Safdie
  • Year: 2019
  • Actors: Adam Sandler and Julia Fox

5. Shirkers – Note 88

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Launched at the Sundance festival, Shirkers remembers what happened to director Sandi Tan in 1992, when she had the footage of the documentary she was doing stolen by her mentor. Years later, when she got them back, she decided to tell this mysterious story of her production.

  • Direction: Sandi Tan
  • Year: 2018
  • Actors: Sandi Tan and Georges Cardona

6. Happy as Lazzaro – Note 87

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Happy as Lazzaro is an Italian drama film that mixes biblical allegories and criticisms of labor exploitation. In it, Lazzaro, who gives the title to the film, is an innocent worker who sees his life change by agreeing with a false kidnapping.

  • Direction: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Year: 2018
  • Actors: Adriano Tardiolo

7. My Happy Family – Note 86

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Georgian Drama Film, My Happy Family tells the story of Manana, a 52-year-old woman who feels suffocated by her family and cannot control her own life. Everything changes, however, when she decides to move in alone, leaving her husband and children behind.

  • Direction: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
  • Year: 2017
  • Actors: Ia Shugliashvili and Merab Ninidze

8. In Search of Corals – Note 86

Documentary of epic images, In Search of Corals shows how climate change has affected corals worldwide. The feature is also a campaign by several professionals that aim to draw the population’s attention to the problem.

  • Direction: Jeff Orlowski
  • Year: 2017
  • Actors: Zackery Rago and Richard Vevers

9. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese – Note 86

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Mixing documentary with fiction, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese is the director’s second feature about Dylan. In this work, he focuses on recordings, testimonies and imagined history regarding his 1975 tour.

  • Direction: Martin Scorsese
  • Year: 2019
  • Actors: Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg

10. Strong Island – Note 86

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Nominated for the best documentary at the Oscars 2018 (the first with a transsexual filmmaker), Long Island tells the story of director Yance Ford’s own brother. In 1992, murdered during an argument, he entered the statistics of young black men killed in the United States without the culprit being held responsible.

  • Direction: Yance Ford
  • Year: 2017
  • Actors: Yance Ford

In addition to the films, the original series of the platform are also a full plate for those who are looking for good productions. Be sure to play!

The notes presented in this text were collected on 10/1/2020.

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