25 best movies on Netflix to stream tonight

You want the best. We'll give it to your.After searching Netflix for the best thrillers and best action flicks, the best romance comedies, the best horror films, and many other movies, we have finally narrowed down our recommendations to the best movies. It's all about superhero sagas, biopics, war dramas, musicals, comedies, and so much more. This list is perfect for those times when you don't know what movie you want to see. It includes the basic idea of a great movie with top-notch performances, a compelling script and engaging world.Here are the top 25 movies currently available on Netflix.Mashable's Adam Rosenberg wrote a review of Da 5 Bloods in Summer 2020. He said: "In the midst widespread IRL social turmoil that many hope will finally begin to undo the trauma caused by centuries of deeply embedded racism, this new film delivers a powerful sense for perspective." Spike Lee's war film is a powerful meditation on systemic racism. It stars Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors. Clarke Peters and the late Chadwick Boleman.How to watch Da 5 Bloods on NetflixDo you know what your favorite movie is? "I know it." Credit: universal photosWe are Sex Bobomb: 1-2-3-4 Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim Vs. We keep returning to The World as our favorite. It has great actors: Chris Evans! Anna Kendrick! Brie Larson! Kieran Culkin! A great soundtrack, amazing visual effects, many references, and some of our best lines are all part of this film. We are lesbians. Wait, there's more. Love. We are in love.How to watch: Scott Pilgrim Vs. Netflix has The World streaming.Rohena Gera, a first-time feature director, makes a solid landing with 2018's Sir. It was released in cinemas in November 2020 but hit Netflix in early 2021. It's essential Indian cinema. Tillotama Shome plays Ratna, an upper-middle-class housemaid. In India, housemaids are quite common, but Ratna & Ashwin fall in love.This unlikely story feels natural thanks to Gera's direction and writing. In furtive glances and heavy silence, the love blossoms organically as Ashwin heals from broken engagement and Ratna shares her story about her husband. It is a film that leaves you feeling so tender and touched, even after the credits roll. Proma Khosla is Entertainment Reporter*How to watch: Sir streaming on NetflixWatch the final performance of Chadwick Boseman. Credit: netflixMa Rainey's Black Bottom may struggle to escape the theatrical rhythms (it is based on August Wilson's play), but it is dynamic enough that it can be viewed as a movie. The film was recorded in Chicago in 1927. It is a powerful tribute to the Mother of the Blues. It also explores racial dynamics in the present and the past. * Angie Han, Deputy Entertainment EditorHow to Watch: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is available on Netflix.Yes, audiences have interpreted Noah Baumbach's Academy Award-winning film in a variety of ways. The majority of critics agree that Noah Baumbach's character-driven film about a divorce is a powerful and relevant perspective on modern relationships. Scarlett Johansson's career-best performance and Adam Driver's heartbreaking portrayal will make you a weeping puddle, while Baumbach’s skillful narrative-building slowly restores your sense of self.How to watch: Marriage Story streaming on Netflix"Roma" is timeless beautiful. Credit: netflixAlfonso Cuarn’s Roma was the first foreign-language film ever to win an Oscar. It is a blend of personal reflection and cinematic excellence. The film, which is black-and-white, follows Cleo (Yalitza Aricio), a live-in housekeeper who finds a unique sense of humanity working for an affluent family from Mexico City.How to watch: Roma streaming on NetflixWriter-director Dan Gilroys Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a mysterious dude who falls into the lucrative, but not-at all ethical, business of ambulance chase for a local station. This eerie thriller is both deeply disturbing and fascinating. You can also check out the great Gilroy horror comedy Velvet Buzzsaw.How to watch Nightcrawler on NetflixRyan Coogler was the director of Marvel's Black Panther. But Coogler made his debut in telling the horrifying true story about a 2009 shooting that resulted in the death of an unarmed Black man. Fruitvale Station is named after the train station that was the scene of the shooting. It follows Oscar Grant's last 24 hours. Grant, who was 22 years old, was restrained by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers and shot in his back on New Year's Day. It's an arduous, but necessary watch, featuring Michael B. Jordan.How to watch: Fruitvale Station streaming on Netflix"One, two and five!" Credit: Moviestore/ShutterstockThere are many great Monty Python movies to choose from, including Life of Brian which can be viewed on Netflix. But The Holy Grail is our favorite. It is hilariously funny, quotable, and captures all that made this comedy group so great. It also forever changed the way we view elderberries, swallows and hamsters.How to watch: Monty Python & the Holy Grail are streaming on Netflix.This Eddie Murphy film tells the story of Rudy Ray Moore, also known as Dolemite. It is a true story that will make you smile. Dolemite is My Name is both a touching look at the life and times of an underdog, as well as an entertaining time. This biopic features supporting performances from Craig Robinson, Wesley Snipes and Da'Vine Joy Randolph. It is more upbeat than many fictional comedies. It's sensational, aspirational and electric. You'll love it. *How to watch Dolemite is My Name streaming on Netflix"The letters are out." Credit to netflixTo All the Boys That I've Loved Before, a romantic comedy based on Jenny Han's book of the same title, is a classic for the streaming generation. Enjoy the chemistry between Lana Condor, Noah Centineo. Enjoy the yogurt-based representation. Think about why you have never looked this good in school. Send your letters, and then watch for the sequels.How to watch: You can stream To All The Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix.It's a terrible bummer to see Inglourious Basterds no longer available on Netflix. The service does have a few other Quentin Tarantino titles like Django Unchained or The Hateful Eight. The western, which was controversial due to its handling of racism, stars Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, and many others in an action-packed adventure that is well-executed and skilled in technique. Your feelings about the story may differ.How to watch: The Hateful Eight can be viewed on Netflix.Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, a film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. This period drama stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an aspiring oil tycoon from 1927 California. He won Best Actor. This film, which is full of tension-building and classically good storytelling, is well worth the effort. It also features memorable scenes and an explosive finale that earned it the iconic title.How to watch: There Will Be Blood streaming on NetflixDavid Fincher's moody portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and co-founder, may need some updating, given the political powerhouse that the company is. But, as a matter for viewing, The Social Network remains as strong as ever. This movie won the Oscars for best adaptation screenplay, best film editing and best original score at Academy Awards 83.How to watch: The Social Network streaming on NetflixCreep is frightening in all the right ways. Credit to the orchardPatrick Brice, the found-footage genre genius, stars as Aaron. He accepts a job with Mark Duplass, a strange client. Creep is a brilliant combination of comedy, chills and horror. It's a horror masterpiece that does a lot with very little. Desiree Akhavan stars in the sequel.How to watch Creep on NetflixThe sensational film by Tom McCarthy, director, tells the story of the Boston Globe journalists who exposed Catholic priests' systemic abuse of children in a series investigative stories published in 2003. This moving biographical drama won the Academy Award for best film. It stars Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as well as John Slattery and John Ruffalo.How to watch: Spotlight can be viewed on Netflix.The Safdie brothers have created the most terrifying selection on this list. Uncut Gems stars Adam Sandler as a gambler and jeweler who must navigate increasingly difficult circumstances to pay his debts and save the business from extinction. This is a fast-paced ride that never ends. It's over two hours of intense seat-grabbing pleasure that pays off.How to watch Uncut Gems on NetflixYou loved 'Parasite? You might want to double-back on 'Okja! Credit to netflixWith Netflix's Okja, you will once again fall for the charms of Parasite director Bong Jon-ho. Mija (Ahn Seohyun), when Okja, a genetically modified "super pig", is destined for a horrible fate due to the evil Mirando corporation will do anything to save her friend and to take down Mirando CEO Lucy (Tilda Swainton).Okja is available on Netflix.The 2016 story about Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), and Hec (Sam Neill), is an example of the eccentric delights that Taika Waititi (who co-wrote the original book) is a master at (this time, Taika Waititi).Ricky, who has lost his foster mother, flees to New Zealand to escape Hec. Hec follows Ricky, only to discover that the older man doesn't feel the need to return to civilisation. They become the wilderpeople together, living off the land, and evading capture by authorities, including Rachel House from Thor: Ragnarok. Wilderpeople is equal parts funny, heartwarming, and bizarre. It's a tale of adventure and family that everyone can enjoy. * P.K.How to watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople on NetflixSaoirse Ronan is "the titular character" in Greta Gerwig’s moving coming-of age tale Lady Bird. This film is a must-see for anyone who feels confused or growing up.How to watch Lady Bird on NetflixIt's truly a masterpiece. Credit: NETFLIXBad Trip is a hilarious comedy. This romantic comedy, which is mainly improvised, stars Eric Andre as Chris. He's a hopeless romantic looking for a second chance with his crush from high school. Lil Rel Howery plays Bud, Chris' best friend (ha! He agrees to take a moonshot roadtrip in the hopes of meeting his friend's missing love. Bad Trip's antagonist, Bud's sister Trina, is played by Tiffany Haddish. She's a newly released prisoner and unpredictable.This is hands down one of the funniest and most original movies of 2021. It's a rom-com with a twist that features an assortment of bizarre hidden camera pranks. The innocent characters are made to appear as extras in the movie. Their genuine reactions will make it a fun and entertaining watch that you'll be able to remember for a long time. *How to watch Bad Trip on NetflixYou might get something similar to The Mitchells vs. The Machines: a truly fun-for-the-whole-family feature that hinges on whether an artsy teen (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) and her luddite dad (voiced by Danny McBride) can set aside their differences long enough to save all of humanity from being launched into space by Siri Pal.Enjoy the absurd jokes about the impending AI-led dystopia. Stay for the heart-warming moments of Mitchell family bonding. We might never again hear T.I. Rihanna's "Live Your Life" and it made me tear up. A.H.How to watch: The Mitchells Vs. The Machines streaming on NetflixPaul Thomas Anderson, the writer and director of Boogie Nights, knows that he has you covered from the moment Boogie Nights’ stunning opening shot is filled wall-to-wall in late '70s set dressing to star reveals. This timeless dramedy is set in the raunchy world that is "porno chic" and follows Mark Wahlberg, a nightclub dishwasher, as he rises to NSFW stardom as "Dirk Diggler." This movie features supporting performances from Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore as well as John C. Reilly and William H. Macy.How to watch: Boogie Nights streaming on NetflixThis one is trippy in ways that you don't expect. Credit: Mary Cybulski/NETFLIXCharlie Kaufman, a filmmaker and emotional demolitions expert, slays audiences in his mind-boggling Im Thinking of Ending Things. This psychological thriller, which is adapted from Iain Reid's novel, follows Jessie Buckley and her boyfriend Jesse Plemons on a disturbing trip to their remote farmhouse. What happens next? It all depends on who you ask.Im Thinking of Ending Things, a transfixing meditation about art, existence and value, authorship, and isolation, is as unique as it gets. Although you may not have a great experience in this house of abstract terrors, especially when Toni Collette is doing the classic Toni Collette scary things, it will be one that lasts. *How to watch: I'm Thinking of Ending Things streaming on NetflixThe Big Lebowski, the Coen brothers' most hilarious film and the greatest cinematic tribute in history to nihilistic philosophy, is more than just a movie. It's a way of living, dear reader. Jeff Bridges stars in "The Dude", a Los Angeles man who seeks justice for a misidentification case that leads a stranger on his living room floor to urinate. Enjoy.How to watch: The Big Lebowski streaming on NetflixWant more streaming recommendations? Mashable Streaming Guides can help. Find:Anasterisks (*), signify that the entry is from an older Mashable list.