You may need help determining the best movies to stream on Netflix’s film catalog, considering its quality and quantity. From award-winning originals like Roma and The Irishman to enduring classics like When Harry Met Sally, Blade Runner, and Eyes Wide Shut, there’s no doubt about the former. The trouble is with the latter: the number fluctuates, but there are over 3,000 titles available on the service at any given point. They’re not called the industry’s streaming giant for nothing.
Where to begin? Consider this list, which includes insightful writing from expert A.V. Club film buffs, your go-to Netflix movie guide. Make your selection here before you settle in to hear that “tu-dum” sound—if only to avoid the indecision fatigue that comes from endless scrolling. Read on for our updated recommendations, and if you’re looking to zero in on specific genres, check out our streaming guides on Netflix’s best romantic comedy, thriller, and horror films.
This list was updated on September 16, 2022.