Sometimes, it’s nice to escape from reality. And hey, nothing shouts escapism more than putting on one of the best Netflix movies. Here are 29 of the greatest Netflix movies to stream in Christchurch this month.
1. Senior Year
An unbeatable movie being absorbed by Netflix viewers globally. When a popular high-school cheerleader (Rebel Wilson) lands into a 20-year coma before her prom, she awakens with a desire to return to high school, reclaim her status and become prom queen.
2. A Perfect Pairing
Victoria Justice portrays charming Lola in this romantic comedy. As an LA wine executive she must win over a major client by travelling to Australia to work on a sheep farm. There, she meets a mysterious local and sparks fly between them.
3. The King Of Staten Island
With a stellar cast and Pete Davidson taking centre stage, you won’t want to miss this one. It follows a 24-year-old who is still struggling to cope with his firefighter father’s dead 17 years prior. Interestingly, it exhibits similarities to Pete Davidson’s real life.
This Indian flick is a re-imagined story set in the 1920s. It details two legendary revolutionaries as they journey far from home before returning to fight against British colonialists. Certainly, an interesting movie steeped in history to watch.
On June 17, watch this highly anticipated movie where two inmates form a connection in a state-of-the-art penitentiary. The pair soon begin to question the purpose of experiments on them using emotion-controlling drugs by a pharmaceutical genius.
6. A Simple Favor
One of the best movies of 2018 landed on Netflix. Follow Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a single mother who becomes friends with a mysterious Emily (Blake Lively) before her disappearance. She teams up with Stephanie’s husband to uncover what happened to her.
On June 8, watch as Adam Sandler plays an unlucky basketball scout who discovers an exceptional player abroad. He decides to bring him back to the states without his team’s approval which leads the story to follow.
8. The Equalizer
Starring the iconic Denzel Washington in yet another action movie. It tells the tale of a retired intelligence operative who returns to action to protect a young prostitute from members of the Russian mafia.
On June 14, global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her career and the pressure of being famous in this iconic documentary series. Certainly, you’ll get insight into Lopez’s life behind the scenes.
10. Our Father
This shocking documentary tells the true story of a popular fertility doctor, Dr Donald Cline, who secretly destroyed families by tampering with donor sperm. It begins with a woman discovering via an at-home DNA test that she has multiple half-siblings. Shockingly, she learns that her and dozens others are actually the doctor’s kids.
11. The In Between
After losing her boyfriend in a tragic accident, Tessa (Joey King) believes Skylar is trying to connect with her from the afterlife. Consequently, she tries to contact him one last time for closure to their relationship. Indeed, one of the most heartbreaking Netflix movies.
12. The Mystery Of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
Explore the mystery surrounding the 1962 death of Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe. This documentary movie is directed by Emma Cooper investigates her death and showcases unheard interviews and more. Certainly, an interesting one for your watchlist.
13. Along For The Ride
Another heartfelt romantic movie to watch on Netflix. It follows a respectable girl Auden who meets a boy Eli during the summer before college. As both of them claim to be insomniacs, they embark on fun quests at night while Colby sleeps to help Auden indulge in a carefree life.
14. Little Women
This iconic coming-of-age 2019 remake has an all-star cast from Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and more. Set in the 1860s, four sisters learn to navigate life through determination and aspirations, love and family tragedy.
15. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Harry Potter fans will adore the first installment of the Fantastic Beasts movie series. Set in the early 1900s, it shows a world of wizardry and dark forces in New York City. Ex-Hogwarts student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) enlists a muggle Jacob to help him round up magical creatures.
16. Return To Space
This epic documentary movie details the accomplishments of Elon Musk and his SpaceX team as they journeyed on a historic NASA mission in May 2020. It consisted of sending astronauts back to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011.
17. The Adam Project
This highly-anticipated Netflix movie follows a time-traveller fighter pilot who crash lands in the year 2022. Adam Reed must team up with his 12-year-old self in order to save the future of humanity. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo and many more…you won’t be disappointed.
18. Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
This compelling Netflix documentary movie sheds light on an investigation into the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people in recent years. The film explores through interviews both the root causes of the crash and the human cost.
19. The Tinder Swindler
This jaw-dropping documentary movie is based on the true events of an Israeli internet con artist. Shockingly, Shimon Hayut seduced a group of women worldwide who he met on Tinder. Interestingly, the women come together to recall their story of how he conned them out of millions of dollars.
20. Wonder Woman
If you didn’t get to see Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in action back in 2017, now is your opportunity. On a secluded island, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who influences her to fight alongside men in a war threatening the outside world. Indeed, it is here she learns her true power and evolves into Wonder Woman.
This lovely documentary follows three American teenage girls, Lily, Sadie and Chloe, adopted from China as babies. Shockingly, they discover online that they are cousins. Together, they travel to China to analyse their history and seek out answers. Indeed, this is an emotional one on Netflix.
22. Don’t Look Up
This comical American sci-fi movie follows two low-level astronomers, Dr Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), who must warn mankind about a comet threatening to destroy the planet. With a blockbuster cast, from Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill and more…you won’t be disappointed.
23. Tick, Tick…Boom
This new feel-good drama movie is based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It follows an aspiring composer, on the brink of turning 30, who is having a midlife crisis and stresses he has made the wrong career moves. Watch in awe as he navigates love, friendship and pressures of life in New York City.
24. Red Notice
This $200 million budget thriller movie is being absorbed by households around the globe. Eager watchers are already demanding a sequel. With a stellar cast, from Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and more…you know it’s going to be good. It follows an FBI agent on an adventure across the world, attempting to capture a smart crook, who is the world’s most wanted art thief.
25. The Unforgiveable
Watch Academy award-winner Sandra Bullock as a woman released from prison after serving 20 years for a horrific murder. Although, outside the prison walls society is not willing to forgive her. Nevertheless, she goes on a mission to find her little sister but things take a dramatic turn.
26. The Power Of The Dog
This award-winning western drama movie illustrates the life of a cowboy, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch), who believes he must be the toughest and most dominant leader in his crew. When his brother George brings home a new wife Rose and her son, Phil responds with mocking cruelty.
27. Sweet Girl
Watch Jason Momoa as he plays a man devastated by the loss of his wife. Cooper vows to get justice for his wife’s death while protecting his only remaining family, his daughter, Rachel (Isabela Merced). This suspenseful thriller is arguably, one of the best Netflix movies, and comes with some shocking twists and turns.
28. Yes Day
A charming family movie starring Jennifer Garner as mother Allison, along with her husband Carlos, who agree to take part in a ”Yes Day” to please their children. Therefore, for 24 hours they must say yes to everything the kids want to do. One of the best Netflix movies filled with laughter and fun that everyone can enjoy.
29. The Last Letter From Your Lover
From the author of Me Before You, JoJo Moyes’ brings us another timeless classic. The story tells the tale of a present-day Journalist, Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones), who discovers mysterious love letters from 1965. She soon learns that they belonged to Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, and her secret lover Anthony, a journalist covering a story on Jennifer’s husband. Ellie sets out to solve the affair.