Netflix has been one of the best streaming platforms with close to 170 million subscribers worldwide. And it is no shocker it is so, considering its unique and well-crafted movies. The beloved streaming platform always finds a way to entertain its users and works hard developing too many projects to keep them pleased with lots of options as Netflix original movie contents, as well.
With that attitude, Netflix managed to sign its signature into tons of successful and acclaimed projects, as well. It has a huge movie library that usually makes you lost in it and time flies as we try to find something tasty to watch. And it also keeps growing day by day, while we are still trying to keep up with them. So we gathered some of the top Netflix original movies for you that might guide you as you seek out a good movie to spend your free time on. Here are the most loved and watched Netflix original movies of all time down below.
This Netflix original movie is an American epic crime film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese with passion along with Robert De Niro starring. It’s written by Steven Zaillian and based on the 2004 nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. It hit 64 million viewers who watched the entire 209-minute run time.
“An old man recalls his time painting houses for his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.”
In this Netflix original drama movie, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star an actress and stage director slogging through a grueling, bi-coastal divorce, while it is forcing them to confront the long-held resentments that simmered throughout their marriage. This movie shows us how a marriage can change a person over time along with showing a divorce can do the worst change above all as well in a compassionate and funny way. But it is also very, very sad.
“Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.”
This Netflix original movie invites you to a painful and honest look at the difficulty of having children while focusing on Richard and Rachel, a middle-aged married couple of New York City creatives. If you like dramas with a little humor in them, this might be the one for you.
“An author is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge.”
The Old Guard
Let’s get some action, shall we? The Old Guard is a superhero film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. The Netflix original movie follows a team of immortal mercenaries on a revenge mission along with starring Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, and more talented names. The movie had 78 million views and became one of the hit movies of the streaming platform.
A covert team of immortal mercenaries is suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret just as an unexpected new member is discovered.
The Netflix original movie is an action comedy film following Boston police officer Spenser and his partner Driscoll’s funny but filled with action adventures. It is directed by Peter Berg and written by Sean O’Keefe and Brian Helgeland. It became one of Netflix’s most-watched movies as it achieved 85 million views.
“When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.”
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
You like something juicy, and miss your teen-days? Then here is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before for you. This Netflix original teen romantic comedy is one of the most beloved movies on the platform. It offers you a funny and adorable experience with Lara Jean, who is a hopeless romantic and shy girl after her little sister turns business behind her. It is directed by Susan Johnson and written by Sofia Alvarez. It also has a second movie followingly, if you want to continue, which you will!
“A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.”
It’s a psychological horror-thriller film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel of the same title. So be ready for a mind-blowing and filled with worry times. The Netflix original movie follows a married couple who arrive at an isolated house for a holiday. When the husband dies of a sudden heart attack, you will witness his wife hard times as she was left handcuffed to the bed without the key and with little hope of rescue.
“A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.”
One of the most lauded and acclaimed Netflix original movies, Bird Box invites you in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s a horror-thriller film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Eric Heisserer and based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. It follows the character main Malorie Hayes, played by Sandra Bullock, as she tries to protect herself and two children from entities that push people who look at them to suicide. If you love this genre, it is definitely one of the best movies you could ever see. It also had 89 million views on the streaming platform becoming one of the most-watched movies of all time.
“Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.”
So, if you like good Asian action, you should probably see this one too. This Netflix original action thriller movie was co-written and directed by John Woo as an adaptation of the Japanese novel Kimi yo Funnu no Kawa o Watare by Juko Nishimura.
“Accused of heinous crimes he didn’t commit, a prosecutor sets out on a mission to clear his name.”
Starring Chris Hemsworth, this Netflix original movie offers us moments filled with action and thrill as it follows a son of an incarcerated Indian drug lord’s kidnapping. It is based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Fernando León González, and Eric Skillman and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances and action sequences. The movie takes attention with Hemsworth kicking a lot of butts along the journey. How do we know? It became the most-watched original film in Netflix’s history with 99 million views and a sequel is on its way as well. Yay!
“Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.”
As another action movie, Murder Mystery offers you much more than that as well. This Netflix original comedy-mystery movie follows a married couple, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, who is caught up in a murder investigation on a billionaire’s yacht. It makes you laugh in tears while playing with your mind on the other side. So, you should really see the successful acting and good-humored story of this movie, if you still haven’t since 83 million viewers had already seen it!
“A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.”
This comedy-drama film is written and directed by Sian Heder. It stars Elliot Page, and Allison Janney as she takes a child from its irresponsible mother and raises it as her own. This Netflix original movie acclaimed positive reviews from critics, who praised the two lead performances. With its narrative insight, thoughtfully written characters, the storyline of Tallulah takes you to an absorbing family drama that transcends with melodrama.
“Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Manhattan housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.”
Here are the adventures of the teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes as she travels to London to find her missing mother but ends up on a thrilling adventure, pairing up with a runaway lord as they attempt to solve a mystery that threatens the entire country. This Netflix original mystery movie is based on the first book in the young adult fiction series of the same name by Nancy Springer. Millie Bobby Brown stars in the lead role. And it became one of the most-watched movies on the streaming platform with 76 million views. It’s not surprising Sherlock’s sister has taken that much attention considering her big brother’s reputation, though.
“When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.”
The Kissing Booth
There is another juicy Netflix original movie following a quirky, late-blooming teenager. This teen romantic comedy film is written and directed by Vince Marcello, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Beth Reekles. It achieved 66 million views and became one of the most popular movie series on Netflix as well. It has 3 movies in the lineup. So if you want to get chilled and have some stupidly love moments, here is Elle as puts her lifelong friendship with Lee in jeopardy by falling in love with his big brother Noah, who is a high school senior, and a bad boy as well.
“A high school student is forced to confront her secret crush at a kissing booth.”
Let’s finish our list with another successful action movie starring talented Ryan Reynolds as well. This Netflix original movie is directed by Michael Bay and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The story follows an unnamed American billionaire and philanthropist as he recruits five others to abandon their pasts and join his cause as “ghosts.” The movie was watched by 83 million members over its first four weeks of release, among its best for an original title.
“Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They’ve buried their pasts so they can change the future.”