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27 Of The Most Thrilling Critically-Acclaimed Movies Currently Streaming On Netflix

By Jack Saddler

Dive into the wonderful world of cinema.

While the world still very much seems like an uncertain place after a year of living with the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing is for sure. Those Netflix accounts aren’t going anywhere and settling down in front of a great movie will always be one of the best ways to pass the time. [Featured Image: freestocks, Unsplash].

And, there are some absolute stonewall classics on here. Sometimes only the best will do, eh? So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most critically acclaimed movies on Netflix for you to kill the time with.

From screaming “I’m not fuckin’ leaving” to exclaiming “Say hello to my little friend”, here are some wonderful critically-acclaimed movies on Netflix out there just waiting patiently for you to stream them, and then quote them.

1. Seven (1995)

A chaotic and mysterious David Fincher movie, following Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt investigating a killer using the seven deadly sins as themes in their murders.

2. Sorry To Bother You (2018)

A glorious directorial debut from Boots Riley follows Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) who works at a corporate telemarketing job which he initially uncomfortable with. He must then choose between money and his activist friends in this rollercoaster of a comedy film.

3. Spirited Away (2001)

The magnum opus of the fine set of Studio Ghibli movies. Spirited Away follows Chihiro, or Sen, which her name becomes when she is searching for her missing parents who were turned into pigs in the spiritual world of the wicked witch, Yubaba.

4. No Country For Old Men (2007)

A masterful Coen Brothers adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same title, No Country For Old Men is a neo-western thriller with plenty of derailing twists. The film’s true marvel is owed in a large part to the spectacular performance of Javier Bardem, who plays the antagonist Anton Chigurh – menacing across the screen as he prowls the desert searching for a stash of money.

5. Hereditary (2018)

A chilling, terrifying stormer of a horror movie. Ari Aster and A24 combine beautifully to create perhaps the best movie in its genre of the 2010s. Hereditary portrays the haunting of each family member in different ways as they grieve a lost relative, coming together to form a shocking, revelatory experience.

6. Snatch (2000)

A hilarious and gritty British comedy-drama from Guy Ritchie comes in the form of Snatch. Follow Brad Pitt, Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham and the crew in the world of underground boxing, petty crime and more.

7. The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden is a Korean psychological thriller, set during the era of Japanese colonial rule. It closely follows a con-man (Kim Tae-ri) attempting to seduce Japanese heiress Lady Hideko (Ha Jung-woo) out of her inheritance.

8. 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Steve McQueen’s masterful biographical piece, based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free born African American man from New York who comes to realise he has been kidnapped into slavery in Washington D.C. It went on to sweep up accolades, including 2014 Academy Awards for best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o).

9. The Invisible Guest (2016)

A dark, mysterious story of a man waking up next to his dead partner, with seemingly no recollection of what has happened. Or, so he says… It follows the complex investigation that follows the murder, with many a twist and turn along the bumpy road to the truth.

10. Prisoners (2013)

This dark and brooding Dennis Villeneuve thriller places Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) in charge of a child abduction investigation, after a young girl is taken in broad daylight. Meanwhile, the despaired father (Hugh Jackman) decides to follow several leads of his own.

11. Easy Rider (1969)

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27 Of The Most Thrilling Critically-Acclaimed Movies Currently Streaming On Netflix

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