It can be tough to figure out what to stream next in Netflix’s vast library, but don’t worry. From incredible underrated gems to timeless favorites that you haven’t thought about in years, we’ve rounded up the best movies on Netflix right now.
After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 effectively killed a franchise as we knew it, it came as a bit of a shock when Sony Pictures announced that they’d be moving forward with their own new Spider-Man project after agreeing sharing the web-slinger with Marvel Studios. That task seemed all the more daunting when Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived like the John Hughes Spider-flick we didn’t know we needed.
Then came Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which proved that the movie multi-verse was big enough for more than one Spider-Man not to mention a Spider-Gwen, a Spider-Ham, and a giant anime robot from the future. Into the Spider-Verse breathed a welcome life into both the rapidly tiring superhero genre and the stagnating medium of feature animation.
That life arrived via Miles Morales, who seeks to replace the recently deceased Spider-Man of his world, only to discover that there are several Spider-Folk spread across multiple dimensions, and that a singular threat is about to disrupt each of their realities. The story, chock full of equal parts drama, comedy, and heartfelt soul, unfolds in an electrifying visual style designed to literally bring comic book pages to life. That hearty combination of style and substance makes Into the Spider-Verse unlike any other superhero flick out there.
It’s easy to forget, but prior to 2005’s Batman Begins, there wasn’t a ton of support behind making a new Batman flick. That had a lot to do with the sour taste Joel Schumacher’s shamelessly indulgent camp-fest Batman and Robin left in the mouths of Bat-fans the world over. So when a then-relatively-unknown Christopher Nolan signed up to bring the Dark Knight’s big screen saga back to its former glory, it definitely raised a few eyebrows.
When Batman Begins finally hit theaters in the summer of ’05, those eyebrows went from warily raised to wide-eyed with glee almost overnight. Rather than the neon-drenched visuals and over-the-top puns, this was the Batman film so many fans had been waiting for a gritty, action-packed character drama about a troubled young man embracing his inner heart of darkness in the wake of witnessing his parent’s demise. Keep watching the video to see more Netflix movies to watch before it’s too late!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | 0:13
Batman Begins | 1:14
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World | 2:34
The Autopsy of Jane Doe | 3:24
Cloud Atlas | 4:28
Cloverfield | 5:50
Snowpiercer | 6:56
Gremlins | 7:57
Miami Vice | 8:53
Snatch | 9:53
Winter’s Bone | 11:24
Her | 12:32
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | 13:24
Quiz Show | 14:41