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100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer

In our world of massive entertainment options, who’s got time to waste on the below-average? You’ve got a subscription, you’re ready for a marathon, and you want only the best movies no Netflix to watch. With thousands of choices on the platform, both original and acquired, we’ve found the 100 top Netflix movies with the highest Tomatometer scores!

You’ll quickly notice that none of the films featured here fall below 91% on the Tomatometer (with each score tallied from at least 20 reviews), meaning the overwhelming majority of critics who saw these gave them a favorable Fresh review. These movies run the gamut, from widely-seen popular movies (Uncut Gems, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) to arthouse hits (Snowpiercer, Pan’s Labyrinth).

The movies are by turns funny (Airplane!, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), dramatic (Marriage Story, Spotlight), and romantic (An Education). They’re the scariest horror movies out there (Under the Shadow), and the best documentaries ever made (13th, Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

And we’ve only just scratched the surface of Netflix’s growing stable of formidable originals, like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, and Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle Dolemite Is My Name. And to make sure you’re only seeing the cream of the crop, every movie featured here is Certified Fresh, meaning it maintained a high enough Tomatometer score after crossing a minimum critics review threshold.

Time to get comfy on the couch because we’re not just throwing good movies on Netflix at you, not even just great ones, but the 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer!

Update: Fargo, Her, WarGames , Dick Johnson is Dead added.

#100

The Sapphires (2013)
91%

#100
Adjusted Score: 95.934%
Critics Consensus: While it's plenty predictable and sentimental, The Sapphires also has an irresistible feel-good vibe, winning music and charming performances to spare.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Blair

#99
#99
Adjusted Score: 95.976%
Critics Consensus: Beasts of No Nation finds writer-director Cary Fukunaga working with a talented cast to offer a sobering, uncompromising, yet still somehow hopeful picture of war's human cost.
Synopsis: In West Africa, the life of young Agu (Abraham Attah) is disrupted when his father is slaughtered in a civil... [More]
Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga

#98

The Gift (2015)
91%

#98
Adjusted Score: 98.222%
Critics Consensus: The Gift is wickedly smart and playfully subversive, challenging the audience's expectations while leaving them leaning on the edges of their seats.
Synopsis: Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with... [More]
Directed By: Joel Edgerton

#97

Green Room (2016)
91%

#97
Adjusted Score: 100.168%
Critics Consensus: Green Room delivers unapologetic genre thrills with uncommon intelligence and powerfully acted élan.
Synopsis: GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier

#96

A Ghost Story (2017)
91%

#96
Adjusted Score: 102.584%
Critics Consensus: A Ghost Story deftly manages its ambitious themes through an inventive, artful, and ultimately poignant exploration of love and loss.
Synopsis: With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of... [More]
Directed By: David Lowery

#95
#95
Adjusted Score: 105.845%
Critics Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.
Synopsis: The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane... [More]
Directed By: James Franco

#94

Mindhorn (2016)
92%

#94
Adjusted Score: 93.059%
Critics Consensus: Led by a committed performance from Julian Barratt, Mindhorn offers audiences a laugh-out-loud comedy whose sublime silliness is enhanced by its more thoughtful moments.
Synopsis: Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show 'Mindhorn', playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a... [More]
Directed By: Sean Foley (XXVI)

#93

Into the Inferno (2016)
92%

#93
Adjusted Score: 93.102%
Critics Consensus: Into the Inferno finds director Werner Herzog observing some of the most beautiful -- and terrifying -- wonders of the natural world with his signature blend of curiosity and insight.
Synopsis: Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer embark upon a global journey exploring some of the world's most mythical volcanoes in... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#92

Set It Up (2018)
92%

#92
Adjusted Score: 93.734%
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Synopsis: Harper and Charlie are overworked, underpaid assistants wasting their 20s slaving away for bosses who treat them like dirt and... [More]
Directed By: Claire Scanlon

#91

West Side Story (1961)
92%

#91
Adjusted Score: 100.581%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
Synopsis: This romantic musical update of 'Romeo and Juliet' won ten Oscars. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage... [More]

#90
Adjusted Score: 95.134%
Critics Consensus: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese lives up to its unwieldy title with a delightfully unorthodox look at a pivotal period in its subject's career.
Synopsis: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#89

Fyre (2019)
92%

#89
Adjusted Score: 95.322%
Critics Consensus: Fyre smolders with agonizing tension when a party in paradise goes awry, but this slickly assembled documentary reserves its greatest horror for damning observations about the dangers of wealth.
Synopsis: An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. Created by Billy McFarland and... [More]
Directed By: Chris Smith

#88

We the Animals (2018)
92%

#88
Adjusted Score: 95.634%
Critics Consensus: Dreamlike and haunting, We the Animals approaches the coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye.
Synopsis: Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents'... [More]
Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar

#87

The Endless (2018)
92%

#87
Adjusted Score: 96.931%
Critics Consensus: The Endless benefits from its grounded approach to an increasingly bizarre story, elevated by believable performances by filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Synopsis: Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two... [More]

#86

High Flying Bird (2019)
92%

#86
Adjusted Score: 97.108%
Critics Consensus: High Flying Bird takes a thoughtful and engrossing look at professional sports that sees Steven Soderbergh continuing to test the limits of new filmmaking technology.
Synopsis: In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 96.316%
Critics Consensus: A road movie that's not only sexy, but intelligent as well.
Synopsis: Alfonso Cuarón directed and co-wrote this sexy art-house hit from Mexico. The funny and moving coming-of-age story centers on two... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 96.923%
Critics Consensus: This is a piercingly honest, acidly witty look at divorce and its impact on a family.
Synopsis: Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#83
Adjusted Score: 99.404%
Critics Consensus: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) observes the family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast.
Synopsis: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 100.067%
Critics Consensus: Widely touted as a masterpiece, this sparse and sprawling epic about the underhanded "heroes" of capitalism boasts incredible performances by leads Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano, and is director Paul Thomas Anderson's best work to date.
Synopsis: Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different dysfunctional man --... [More]
Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson

#81

Good Time (2017)
92%

#81
Adjusted Score: 101.93%
Critics Consensus: A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama offering far more than the usual genre thrills.
Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey... [More]
Directed By: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

#80
#80
Adjusted Score: 101.774%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#79

Drive (2011)
92%

#79
Adjusted Score: 100.496%
Critics Consensus: With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.
Synopsis: Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn

#78

Da 5 Bloods (2020)
92%

#78
Adjusted Score: 105.437%
Critics Consensus: Fierce energy and ambition course through Da 5 Bloods, coming together to fuel one of Spike Lee's most urgent and impactful films.
Synopsis: From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets -- Paul (Delroy Lindo),... [More]
Directed By: Spike Lee

#77

Uncut Gems (2019)
92%

#77
Adjusted Score: 106.551%
Critics Consensus: Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New... [More]
Directed By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 96.57%
Critics Consensus: Part delightfully tense techno-thriller, part refreshingly unpatronizing teen drama, WarGames is one of the more inventive -- and genuinely suspenseful -- Cold War movies of the 1980s.
Synopsis: Once more, a wise-guy teenager tries to prove he's smarter than any adult-and nearly destroys the whole world in the... [More]
Directed By: John Badham

#75

Hush (2016)
93%

#75
Adjusted Score: 93.716%
Critics Consensus: Hush navigates the bloody waters of home invasion thrillers and incisive slashers for a contemporary horror puree.
Synopsis: In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 93.802%
Critics Consensus: Sand Storm marks an impressive first feature for debuting writer-director Elite Zexer that offers a perceptive -- and crucial -- look at patriarchal traditions.
Synopsis: Desert noon in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel. Jalila is hosting an awkward celebration--the marriage of her husband to... [More]
Directed By: Elite Zexer

#73

Glory (1989)
93%

#73
Adjusted Score: 95.99%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by exceptional cinematography, powerful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, Glory remains one of the finest Civil War movies ever made.
Synopsis: Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved... [More]
Directed By: Edward Zwick

#72
Adjusted Score: 94.416%
Critics Consensus: Boy and the World's distinctive animation is visually thrilling -- and it's backed up with a daring, refreshingly different storyline that should enthrall younger viewers while resonating deeply with adults.
Synopsis: Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest... [More]
Directed By: Alê Abreu

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 95.857%
Critics Consensus: I'll See You in My Dreams would be worth watching even if Blythe Danner's central performance was all it had going for it, but this thoughtful drama satisfies on multiple levels.
Synopsis: In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#70

CAM (2018)
93%

#70
Adjusted Score: 96.541%
Critics Consensus: Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that's far more than the sum of its salacious parts -- and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role.
Synopsis: CAM is a technology driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl,... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber

#69
#69
Adjusted Score: 96.205%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.
Synopsis: Kung-fu Panda director Mark Osborne teams with producers Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam for this animated take on Antoine de... [More]
Directed By: Mark Osborne

#68
#68
Adjusted Score: 98.917%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and highly original, Being John Malkovich supports its wild premise with skillful direction and a stellar ensemble cast.
Synopsis: Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze

#67

Wildlife (2018)
93%

#67
Adjusted Score: 101.545%
Critics Consensus: Wildlife's portrait of a family in crisis is beautifully composed by director Paul Dano -- and brought brilliantly to life by a career-best performance from Carey Mulligan.
Synopsis: Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford's novel of the same name, Carey Mulligan (MUDBOUND, AN EDUCATION) delivers one of her finest... [More]
Directed By: Paul Dano

#66

Hugo (2011)
93%

#66
Adjusted Score: 100.135%
Critics Consensus: Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.
Synopsis: Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#65

The Town (2010)
93%

#65
Adjusted Score: 99.948%
Critics Consensus: Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 103.175%
Critics Consensus: Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.
Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Marc Vallée

#63

Frost/Nixon (2008)
93%

#63
Adjusted Score: 102.881%
Critics Consensus: Frost/Nixon is weighty and eloquent; a cross between a boxing match and a ballet with Oscar worthy performances.
Synopsis: Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard adapts playwright Peter Morgan's West End hit for the silver screen with this feature focusing on... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#62

Icarus (2017)
94%

#62
Adjusted Score: 95.159%
Critics Consensus: Icarus is eye-opening viewing for professional sports enthusiasts, yet it should also prove thoroughly gripping even for filmgoers who might not necessarily be drawn to the subject.
Synopsis: A major Olympic cheating scandal is uncovered by accident by an American documentary filmmaker and a Russian scientist, when they... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Fogel

#61
Adjusted Score: 95.204%
Critics Consensus: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of method acting in action -- and one star's journey toward something like personal acceptance.
Synopsis: Director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Chris Smith

#60

Howards End (1992)
94%

#60
Adjusted Score: 98.702%
Critics Consensus: A superbly-mounted adaptation of E.M. Forster's tale of British class tension, with exceptional performances all round, Howard's End ranks among the best of Merchant-Ivory's work.
Synopsis: One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful... [More]
Directed By: James Ivory

#59

Klaus (2019)
94%

#59
Adjusted Score: 96.148%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.
Synopsis: When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Pablos

#58

Fargo (1996)
94%

#58
Adjusted Score: 99.454%
Critics Consensus: Violent, quirky, and darkly funny, Fargo delivers an original crime story and a wonderful performance by McDormand.
Synopsis: A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a... [More]
Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

#57

Shadow (2019)
94%

#57
Adjusted Score: 97.792%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang Yimou near peak form.
Synopsis: With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create... [More]
Directed By: Zhang Yimou

#56

Private Life (2018)
94%

#56
Adjusted Score: 97.819%
Critics Consensus: Private Life uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an affecting look at an easily identifiable - and too rarely dramatized - rite of adult passage.
Synopsis: The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly... [More]
Directed By: Tamara Jenkins

#55

De Palma (2016)
94%

#55
Adjusted Score: 97.677%
Critics Consensus: De Palma may not make believers out of the director's detractors, but they'll likely share longtime fans' fascination with his career's worth of entertaining stories.
Synopsis: One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s... [More]

#54

An Education (2009)
94%

#54
Adjusted Score: 100.202%
Critics Consensus: Though the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance.
Synopsis: It's 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny is poised on the brink of womanhood. Stifled by the tedium of... [More]
Directed By: Lone Scherfig

#53

Snowpiercer (2014)
94%

#53
Adjusted Score: 104.156%
Critics Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.
Synopsis: In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#52

Marriage Story (2019)
94%

#52
Adjusted Score: 110.899%
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works.
Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#51

Outside In (2018)
95%

#51
Adjusted Score: 95.9%
Critics Consensus: Brilliantly brought to life by tenderly empathetic performances from Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, Outside In tells a sobering -- yet thoroughly absorbing -- story.
Synopsis: After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris... [More]
Directed By: Lynn Shelton

#50
Adjusted Score: 96.311%
Critics Consensus: Lagaan is lavish, rousing entertainment in the old-fashioned tradition of Hollywood musicals.
Synopsis: Lagaan is the story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan (Aamir... [More]

#49

The Evil Dead (1981)
95%

#49
Adjusted Score: 99.763%
Critics Consensus: This classic low budget horror film combines just the right amount of gore and black humor, giving The Evil Dead an equal amount of thrills and laughs.
Synopsis: This auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi -- shot on 16mm in the woods of Tennesse for around $350,000 --... [More]
Directed By: Sam Raimi

#48

Mean Streets (1973)
95%

#48
Adjusted Score: 101.207%
Critics Consensus: Mean Streets is a powerful tale of urban sin and guilt that marks Scorsese's arrival as an important cinematic voice and features electrifying performances from Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.
Synopsis: "You don't make up for your sins in church; you do it in the streets; you do it at home.... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#47
Adjusted Score: 100.604%
Critics Consensus: One of the more cutting-edge films of the 1970s, this religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is as poignant as it is funny and satirical.
Synopsis: Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D.... [More]
Directed By: Terry Jones

#46

Krisha (2016)
95%

#46
Adjusted Score: 97.347%
Critics Consensus: Raw, bracingly honest, and refreshingly unconventional, Krisha wrings fresh -- and occasionally uncomfortable -- truths from a seemingly familiar premise.
Synopsis: When Krisha shows up at her sister's Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with... [More]
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults

#45
#45
Adjusted Score: 101.437%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#44

The Breadwinner (2017)
95%

#44
Adjusted Score: 98.776%
Critics Consensus: The Breadwinner's stunning visuals are matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues with uncommon -- and richly rewarding -- honesty.
Synopsis: Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested,... [More]
Directed By: Nora Twomey

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 102.943%
Critics Consensus: Burning patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and subverts many of their expectations.
Synopsis: BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi,... [More]
Directed By: Chang-dong Lee

#42

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
95%

#42
Adjusted Score: 103.202%
Critics Consensus: Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable.
Synopsis: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil's... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 105.306%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
Synopsis: The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In... [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci

#40

The Muppets (2011)
95%

#40
Adjusted Score: 102.17%
Critics Consensus: Clever, charming, and heartfelt, The Muppets is a welcome big screen return for Jim Henson's lovable creations that will both win new fans and delight longtime devotees.
Synopsis: On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy... [More]
Directed By: James Bobin

#39

Casino Royale (2006)
95%

#39
Adjusted Score: 104.021%
Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.
Synopsis: James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#38

Nightcrawler (2014)
95%

#38
Adjusted Score: 105.95%
Critics Consensus: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.
Synopsis: NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom,... [More]
Directed By: Dan Gilroy

#37

Her (2013)
95%

#37
Adjusted Score: 106.042%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, soulful, and smart, Spike Jonze's Her uses its just-barely-sci-fi scenario to impart wryly funny wisdom about the state of modern human relationships.
Synopsis: Spike Jonze takes the helm for this comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze

#36

The Artist (2011)
95%

#36
Adjusted Score: 105.36%
Critics Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.
Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#35

Roma (2018)
96%

#35
Adjusted Score: 112.933%
Critics Consensus: Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.
Synopsis: The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón

#34

I Am Divine (2013)
96%

#34
Adjusted Score: 97.296%
Critics Consensus: With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.
Synopsis: Young, chubby Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He was privately playing "dress-up... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Schwarz

#33
Adjusted Score: 98.151%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#32

I Lost My Body (2019)
96%

#32
Adjusted Score: 98.805%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and utterly unique, I Lost My Body takes audiences on a singularly strange journey whose unexpected contours lead to a wholly satisfying destination.
Synopsis: In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in... [More]
Directed By: Jérémy Clapin

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 102.392%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is a rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit.
Synopsis: Contemporary high schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#30

American Factory (2019)
96%

#30
Adjusted Score: 99.181%
Critics Consensus: American Factory takes a thoughtful -- and troubling -- look at the dynamic between workers and employers in the 21st-century globalized economy.
Synopsis: In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring... [More]
Starring:

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 103.839%
Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#28

Undefeated (2012)
96%

#28
Adjusted Score: 99.276%
Critics Consensus: It covers familiar sports documentary territory, but Undefeated proves there are still powerful stories to be told on the high school gridiron.
Synopsis: Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the Manassas Tigers' 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive... [More]
Directed By: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin

#27

Menashe (2017)
96%

#27
Adjusted Score: 100.419%
Critics Consensus: Menashe offers an intriguing look at a culture whose unfamiliarity to many viewers will be rendered irrelevant by the story's universally affecting themes and thoughtful approach.
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe--a kind, hapless grocery store clerk--struggles to make ends... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Z. Weinstein

#26

Blue Ruin (2014)
96%

#26
Adjusted Score: 101.262%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat.
Synopsis: BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier

#25

Atlantics (2019)
96%

#25
Adjusted Score: 102.141%
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.
Synopsis: In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages.... [More]
Directed By: Mati Diop, Mati Diop

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 109.145%
Critics Consensus: The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.
Synopsis: The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break... [More]
Directed By: Sean Baker (II)

#23
#23
Adjusted Score: 106.092%
Critics Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
Synopsis: "The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#22

The Irishman (2019)
96%

#22
Adjusted Score: 115.671%
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 99.012%
Critics Consensus: Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that's as edifying as it is heartwarming.
Synopsis: PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

#20

Airplane! (1980)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 103.044%
Critics Consensus: Though unabashedly juvenile and silly, Airplane! is nevertheless an uproarious spoof comedy full of quotable lines and slapstick gags that endure to this day.
Synopsis: This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting --... [More]

#19
Adjusted Score: 106.503%
Critics Consensus: Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
Synopsis: In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#18
Adjusted Score: 105.547%
Critics Consensus: A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.
Synopsis: From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast... [More]
Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

#17

13th (2016)
97%

#17
Adjusted Score: 100.376%
Critics Consensus: 13th strikes at the heart of America's tangled racial history, offering observations as incendiary as they are calmly controlled.
Synopsis: The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither... [More]
Directed By: Ava DuVernay

#16

Aquarius (2016)
97%

#16
Adjusted Score: 100.72%
Critics Consensus: Led by a powerful performance from Sônia Braga, Aquarius uses a conflict between a tenant and developers to take an insightful look at the relationship between space and identity.
Synopsis: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings... [More]

#15

Mudbound (2017)
97%

#15
Adjusted Score: 105.047%
Critics Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting.
Synopsis: Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families... [More]
Directed By: Dee Rees

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 106.617%
Critics Consensus: In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore's stranger-than-fiction story, Eddie Murphy makes Dolemite Is My Name just as bold, brash, and ultimately hard to resist as its subject.
Synopsis: Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany... [More]
Directed By: Craig Brewer

#13

Spotlight (2015)
97%

#13
Adjusted Score: 111.554%
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
Synopsis: SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause... [More]
Directed By:

#12
Adjusted Score: 113.747%
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.
Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents... [More]

#11

Circus of Books (2020)
98%

#11
Adjusted Score: 99.867%
Critics Consensus: Like the cheekily named store at this documentary's center, Circus of Books proves there are countless stories below the surface if we're only willing to look.
Synopsis: For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Mason

#10
Adjusted Score: 99.584%
Critics Consensus: Beychella forever.
Synopsis: Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé's historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and... [More]
Starring: Beyoncé Knowles
Directed By: Beyoncé Knowles

#9

Moonlight (2016)
98%

#9
Adjusted Score: 113.518%
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
Synopsis: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life... [More]
Directed By: Barry Jenkins (III)

#8

Under The Shadow (2016)
99%

#8
Adjusted Score: 101.861%
Critics Consensus: Under the Shadow deftly blends seemingly disparate genres to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext.
Synopsis: Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War... [More]
Directed By: Babak Anvari

#7

Song Of The Sea (2014)
99%

#7
Adjusted Score: 102.233%
Critics Consensus: Song of the Sea boasts narrative depth commensurate with its visual beauty, adding up to an animated saga overflowing with family-friendly riches.
Synopsis: In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister... [More]
Directed By: Tomm Moore

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 102.839%
Critics Consensus: A galvanizing glimpse behind the scenes of a pivotal election, Knock Down the House should prove engrossing for viewers of all political persuasions.
Synopsis: When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lears

#5

Lady Bird (2017)
99%

#5
Adjusted Score: 116.003%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

#4

Strong Island (2017)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.204%
Critics Consensus: Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.
Synopsis: In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#3

Shirkers (2018)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 102.058%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Directed By: Sandi Tan

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 101.989%
Critics Consensus: The Square offers an electrifying -- and edifying -- ground-level glimpse of life inside a real-life political revolution.
Synopsis: The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we... [More]
Directed By: Jehane Noujaim

#1
Adjusted Score: 103.378%
Critics Consensus: As entertaining as it is inspiring, Crip Camp uses one group's remarkable story to highlight hope for the future and the power of community.
Synopsis: In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle... [More]
Starring:

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