Almost every one of us have a Netflix account. It is one of the best online streaming entertainment website that you can open anytime you wish to watch any TV show or movie. It has an excellent interface, organized movie categories, filters and genre section etc. which makes it super easy for any user to find their favorite movies or shows in no time. Well, enough about the Netflix, but if you are one of the million users, and scrolling through a list of movies that you can watch tonight, given below is our list of top 10 popular movies on Netflix to watch right now. Check it out to see if you have watched them all.
Top 12 Popular Movies on Netflix to Watch Now
Mulholland Drive is the most popular movie to watch on Netflix right now. This movie is a masterpiece by director David Lynch. The movie is based on the city of Los Angles and focuses on lives of two women, one of which is an actress (Naomi Watts) and the other one does not know who she is (Laura Harring). Both of the women find themselves stuck in between the dead bodies, cowboys, and dual reality. Naomi Watts acting is really impeccable as she and her friend walk down the Mulholland Drive. Many critics have also ranked this movie as one of the greatest movies of the 21st century.
Boyhood is very popular and a unique movie directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette. The unique factor about this film is that it is shot over 12 years using the same cast and focusing on the life of a young boy from when he was 6 years old to 18 years old. The movie will take you on a journey of your childhood touching various nostalgic portions like Harry Potter and Pokemon. It also shows the various difficulties that a child generally faces while he passes one of the most delicate time of his life.
Babadook is one of the popular horror movies on Netflix. You should definitely not watch this alone if you are weak hearted. Jennifer Knet, the director displays the nightmare of a mother who faces a strange ghost from the fairy tales. After Essie Davis (the mother) reads his son the story of Babadook, the boy starts seeing him around. The twisted story is perfectly delivered making the viewers afraid of looking under the bed at night.
We would like to warn you in advance that, Amelie is not a movie made for everyone. With the amusive film style and cute actress (Audrey Tatou), the movie revolves around Amelie, a waitress who wants to make the life of the people around her happier. For these, she uses various schemes until she finds out that he is the one who needs real help.
How can we not have a Christopher Nolan movie in the popular list? It is one of his finest creation with Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Christian Bale, Rebecca Hall and Michael Caine in the lead roles. The movie is all about how the story is told. Based in London, the film focuses on two magicians who use different techniques to amaze the audience and beat each other. When one of them pulls out an extraordinary almost impossible magic trick, Hugh Jackman goes to insane to figure out and copy that. This struggling story of obsession, passion, priorities, and enmity is a must watch.
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Y Tu Mama Tambien might be a surprising entry to the list for most of you But this erotic masterpiece comes from the same director who later made Children of Men, Gravity, and our all time favorite Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alfonso Cuaron. This Spanish drama focuses on two best friends who go on a road trip along with a girl in her late twenties. The amazing cinematography by Oscar winning Emmanuel Lubezki gives the film a beautiful look. The film brilliantly illustrates the teenage hood as well as the complications and fears of adulthood in a dramatic and sexy way. Many movie buffs also call it one of the best movies made in 21st century till now.
Zodiac is another outstanding drama coming from David Fincher. Released in 2007, the movie focuses a person who is on the hunt for the Zodiac killer in mid-seventies. Jack Gyllenhaal, plays the role of the cartoonist who grows an obsession to figure out the real identity of the Zodiac killer. The movie features excellent performances by Anthony Edwards, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. The movie will give all the elements of a great film including dark humor, drama, and thrill.
It follows is a recent horror film directed and written by David Robert Mitchell. It is undoubtedly one of the best horror movies in the recent years. In the movie, the filmmaker tells about a force that just “follows”. Isn’t it creepy? This force follows until and unless it catches its target. However, there is a twist, it can only be passed from one person to another via sex. In the movie, after a one-night stand, Jay (Maika Monroe) gets her in the way of this force. But it is not good to get followed by it, as it results in a horrifying death of the target.
Spotlight is a great movie that has been directed by Tom McCarthy and written by himself and Josh Singer. This Oscar winning movie touches the delicate matters of the society giving other film makers a beautiful example of how to portray such sensitive issue in a movie. The movie is about an investigation on a Catholic church who hold speculations for child abuse. The best part is the compelling story which tells you how hard it is for good people to stand for truth and fight against massive superpowers. There is only one thing about it, if you have not watched it till now, it is definitely worth your time.
The Awakening comes from Nick Murphy, a terrifying horror with a superb performance from Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart. The story of the movie is about a paranormal debunker who works in England in the year 1921. Cathcart goes to investigate a child who claims to be haunted by a ghost. He finds out that there might be some unnatural unwanted ghost involved in the matter. There are many twists and turns in the movie that keep the interest of the viewer on the edge. The movie did not get limelight but you should definitely watch it on Netflix if you love horror movies.
The Naked Gun
Not many of you will remember the Police Squad TV series that came out in the year 1982. However, the series was discontinued after six episode, didn’t matter it came from the same team who made another comedy classic “Airplane!”. But that was not all, after six years, the team was able to convert that series into an outstanding comedy movie. The story of the movie revolves around the plan of a millionaire to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. But that is just an outline, the real fun lies in gags that occur while executing the plan. If you have watched “Airplane” and really loved it, you are going to like the Naked Gun as well for sure.
12. Beasts of No Nation
Beasts of No Nation is an American war drama film coming from director Cary Joji Fukunaga released in the year 2015. The movie excellently follows the life journey of a small boy named Agu who at a small age is forced to join the army of an African country. Agu is a small kid and is afraid of all the people around him including the commander. You can see his childhood getting ruined because of the country war. It is really hard to believe what the child goes through tearing his life and dream into parts before he even learned to see them. This movie will definitely leave a deep impact in your heart.