With such a vast availability of titles available, browsing your Netflix catalog can feel like a tiring job. But, if you want to incorporate some cheat codes in your binge list, take a look at our top ten movies on Netflix right now.
Interstellar directed by Christopher Nolan narrates the tale of a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive. The movie follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for mankind.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness directed by Gabriele Muccino is a biographical film based on the best-selling 2006 memoir of the same.
The film portrays the life of a struggling single father Chris Gardner evicted from their apartment, while he and his young son find themselves alone with no shelter. With no money to pay, the father-son duo has to live in shelter homes and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is a film based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It is written and directed by Frank Darabont.
The film narrates the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker by profession. Andy is sentenced to life prison in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Inside the prison, Andy befriends a fellow prisoner, a contraband smuggler named “Red”. Andy through his inherent banking skills becomes instrumental in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden.
Inception written and directed by Christopher Nolan tells the story of Dom Cobb, a thief with the ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets.
Dom uses his skill in the world of corporate espionage which cost him everything he loves. When Destiney gives him a chance of redemption by offering a seemingly impossible task which is to plant an idea in someone’s mind. If he succeeds, it will be a perfect crime, but there is too much at stake.
Into the Wild (2007)
Into the Wild is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name. The film is written, co-produced, and directed by Sean Penn.
It tells the story of Christopher McCandless, son of wealthy parents who instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, thus setting out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness.
Fight club (1999)
Fight Club directed by David Fincher is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
It is about a depressed man suffering from insomnia who meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden. The two of them bored to death in life form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives.
Notting hill (1999)
Notting Hill directed by Roger Michell is a romantic comedy film written by Richard Curtis, author of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The film revolves around William Thacker, a gentleman in London who owns a bookstore. William’s unnoticed existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott shows up in his bookstore. As the love between the average shopkeeper and the famous movie star draws closer, they struggle to handle their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting directed by Gus Van Sant is an American drama film written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
The film narrates the story of an alley boy Will Hunting who has a genius-level IQ but still chooses to work as a janitor. When Will, while working in an MIT happen to solve a difficult graduate-level math problem, his genius talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential.
Lion directed by Garth Davis is a biographical drama film based on the 2013 non-fiction book A Long Way Home.
It is about a Saroo who gets lost on a train while he was 5 years old. The train takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo then learns to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Saroo returns back to his hometown after 25 years later armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth to find his lost family.
The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook directed by Nick Cassavetes is a romantic film based on the 1996 novel of the same name.
It tells the tale of a mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie who are desperately in love. A love Allie’s parents don’t approve of. When Noah leaves the town to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the meantime, Allie gets married to someone else, but when Noah returns years later, while Allie’s dysfunctional marriage is on a cusp, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.
Also Read – Our Review on Nick Cassavetes’ The Notebook (2004).
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