10 Awesome Films To Watch On Netflix

 I love a good ole Netflix scroll.


However, I can also appreciate that there will be days when you just don't have the time to embark on a (seemingly endless) search for a Netflix film. It can be quite exhausting can't it...


So, in this post, I thought I would recommend ten films to watch on Netflix...



10 Films To Watch On Netflix


Micheal B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are superb in Creed
Micheal B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are superb in Creed


Director: Ryan Coogler

Year: 2016

Starring: Micheal B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone 


Summary: Adonis ‘Donny’ Creed (Michael B Jordan) is the illegitimate son of boxing legend Apollo Creed. Rejecting the safety of a corporate desk job, he decides to follow his passion - boxing - and try to find out more about the father he never met.  

Donny decides to move to Philadelphia in search of answers... and a trainer. And only one trainer (of course) will do  - his father’s friend and former rival, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). 


Click Here To Read My Full Review Of Creed



Saoirse Ronan shines in Brooklyn
Saoirse Ronan shines in Brooklyn


Director: John Crowley

Year: 2015

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson,  Julie Walters and Emory Cohen


Summary: Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) leaves her home, a small village in rural Ireland, in the hope of a better life in Brooklyn. At first terribly homesick, Eilis soon begins to find her feet. Living in Mrs Keogh’s (Julie Walters) boarding house, she makes new friends, embarks on a new career and starts a romance with a local man called Tony (Emory Cohen).


However, when a tragedy occurs at home, Eilis must return to Ireland. Once there, she realises that she must choose between the two countries and between her two lives.


Click Here To Read My Full Review Of Brooklyn


45 Years

Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years


Director: Andrew Haigh

Year: 2015

Starring: Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay  


Summary: Kate and Geoff Mercer are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. The venue has been booked and only a few details remain left to organise. Then a letter arrives informing Geoff that the body of Katya, his girlfriend of 50 years ago, has been discovered - perfectly preserved - in the Swiss mountains. 


At first bemused, then unsettled, Kate starts to wonder just how well she knows her husband. 45 Years is a wonderfully observed, unsettling and deeply moving film.


Click Here To Read My Full Review Of 45 Years



Gugu Mbatha-Raw is wonderful in Belle
Gugu Mbatha-Raw is wonderful in Belle


Director: Amma Assante

Year: 2013

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, EmilyWatson, Matthew Goode, and Tom Wilkinson


Summary: Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. 


Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Chief Justice Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage allows her access to many privileges. 

However, the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in society. 


When Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son, she risks everything to help him shape Lord Mansfield's view of slavery in England.


Click Here To Read My Full Review Of Belle 


Margin Call

Margin Call: A superb drama with an impressive cast
Margin Call: A superb drama with an impressive cast


Director: J.C. Chandor

Year: 2011

Starring: Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany


Summary: J.C. Chandor's film examines what it must have been like to work for a large investment bank on the eve of the global financial crisis. Margin Call is a gripping and tense drama and features an impressive cast, all of whom give powerful performances. 


Click Here For My Full Review Of Margin Call


The Grand Budapest Hotel

A Grand Hotel Indeed...
A Grand Hotel Indeed...


Director: Wes Anderson

Year: 2014

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson 


Summary: Featuring a truly superb performance from Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is a quirky comedy drama about the adventures of a hotel concierge and his young protégé in the years leading up to the Second World War.


The Lobster

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are brilliant in The Lobster
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz are brilliant in The Lobster


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Year: 2015

Starring: Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, John C Reilly and Ben Whishaw 


Summary: After the breakdown of his marriage David (Colin Farrell) is carted off to a hotel where he has 45 days to find another partner. Being single is unacceptable in this near-future world. If David fails, he will be turned into the animal of his choice and set loose in the woods. David thinks he would like to be a Lobster. He has always liked the sea.


Click Here For My Full Review Of The Lobster


The Little Prince


Director: Mark Osborne

Year: 2016

Starring: (the voices of) Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, and Mackenzie Foy


Summary: A little girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) and her mother (voiced by Rachel McAdams) move into a new house that stands next to the rather eccentric abode of a man known as The Aviator (wonderfully voiced by Jeff Bridges).


It’s the summer holidays. Yet, everyday before she goes to work, the mother asks the little girl to follow a strict homework schedule in order to prepare for her new school. However, The Aviator next door proves a real distraction - especially when he tells the little girl a magical story about the adventures of The Little Prince. 


Click Here For My Full Review The Little Prince


The Gift


Director: Joel Edgerton

Year: 2015

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton


Summary: The Gift is a tense and unsettling psychological thriller. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the film's final (dark and twisty) act. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a successful couple who have moved to LA to start a new life. Whilst out shopping, they meet Simon’s old school friend, Gordo (Joel Edgerton). However, there is something off about Gordo. For a start, he keeps turning up at their house - often leaving unsettling gifts. 


Click Here For My Full Review Of The Gift


The Babadook


Director: Jennifer Kent

Year: 2014

Starring: Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman


Summary: The Babadook is a really effective horror from Australian director, Jennifer Kent. Following the tragic death of her husband, Amelia (Davies) is a left to bring up her extremely demanding son, Samuel (Wiseman). She is absolutely exhausted as, plagued by nightmares, Samuel keeps her awake - all night. Stretched to breaking point, she still makes time to read to Samuel every night. One night, they find a new pop up book called The Babadook. Amelia only realises just how dark and scary the story is midway through. By then, however, it is too late. 


Click Here For My Full Review Of The Babadook


What Do You Think?

There are, of course, so many more Netflix films available (I had real trouble narrowing my list down to just ten). However, long lists sometimes feel overwhelming don't they... so I was strict and kept my Netflix movie list to ten films. 


What do you think? Are there any films on this list that you have already seen? What did you think about them? Or have I convinced you to watch something new? 


Whatever the case, do let me know - why not leave me a comment in the box below!


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Jane Douglas-Jones
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