Sometimes, it’s nice to escape from reality. And hey, nothing shouts escapism more than putting on one of the best Netflix movies. Check out 40 of the greatest Netflix movies to stream in Christchurch this month.
1. Murder Mystery 2
Nick and Audrey Spitz (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston) are back four years after solving their first murder in Europe. Now the pair are full-time detectives, struggling to be respected in the industry, when they attend a friend’s wedding on a private island. But when the groom is kidnapped, the couple must figure out who among the wedding crew is responsible while going on a mission to Paris to save him.
2. Kill Boksoon
This action-packed South Korean flick follows a single mum to a teenager in Seoul, who also doubles as a renowned assassin in her work life. To her, killing is easy but it’s parenting that’s hard. Certainly, one of the best movies to watch to this month.
3. Luther: The Fallen Son
Idris Elba stars in this new Netflix movie as a former London detective, John Luther, who is prison. Haunted by an unsolved murder. Luther breaks out of prison to try and hunt down a cyber serial killer who taunts him.
4. The Magician’s Elephant
This heartwarming animation flick is the perfect fantasy watch with your family. It follows an orphan boy named Peter, who sets out on a mission to find his missing sister. After a fortune teller tells him that she’s still alive, Peter tries to find a magician with an elephant, while completing three difficult tasks to get his sister back.
5. John Wick
First launched in 2014, watch chapter one where renowned assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves), is forced to return to his violent career past after a group of Russian mobsters steal his car and kill a puppy gifted to him by his late wife. But the thrills don’t end there, you can watch chapter one to three on Netflix now.
6. The Strays
This new British horror movie is scaring the life of Netflix users globally. It tells the story of a light-skinned black woman, whose crafted life of privilege, begins to unravel when two strangers show up to haunt her in her quiet village.
7. Pitch Perfect 3
Sing-a-long with The Belles, after they reunited for one last singing competition, across the ocean, to make music and some questionable decisions. Certainly, the perfect comedy flick to stick on this weekend.
8. We Have A Ghost
When Kevin and his family learn that their new house is haunted by a ghost name Ernest – they become a social media sensation overnight. However, it also makes them targets of the CIA once they discover the mysteries surrounding Ernest’s past.
9. Pamela: A Love Story
One of the world’s most famous pop culture stars, Pamela Anderson, shares her personal story in her own words through this Netflix documentary movie. Anderson talks about her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal in never-seen-before videos and diaries.
10. You People
This hit new Netflix comedy movie stars Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill. It humorously explores modern relationships, race and religion as a new couple and their families learn to navigate life amid culture clashes, generational differences and expectations in society.
11. True Spirit
This heartwarming movie is based on a true story. It follows a tenacious Australian teenager chasing her dreams to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. The film, which stars Teegan Croft as Jessica Watson, is the perfect flick to watch as someone dares to live their dreams against obstacles.
12. Your Place Or Mine
This Netflix Original romantic comedy movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher as longtime best friends. The pair decide to swap houses for one week, with Peter going to LA and Debbie to New York. However, they both learn things that may change their life forever.
Another epic new movie for your watchlist. Set in the 22nd century, in a post-apocalyptic world, climate change has caused the world to be uninhabitable. As humans are forced to live in man-made shelters, a savvy researcher at an AI Lab leads an effort to end the civil war by cloning the brain of her mother, who was a heroic soldier.
14. The Pale Blue Eye
This crime mystery movie follows a veteran detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), who investigates a series of murders, in 1830, with the help of an intelligent young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling) – who goes on to become the famous author we all know and adore.
15. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
With a stellar cast featuring Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline, Huge Grant and more…it’s one of the most enjoyable movies on Netflix Singapore currently. It tells the story of a Tech Billionaire, who invites his friends for a murder mystery game on his private island in Greece. But things take a dramatic turn, when someone really dies and it’s up to skilled Detective Benoit Blanc to find out who is the culprit.
16. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Watch Matilda with a twist in this unique musical number starring Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood. Finding an escape through library books, the extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination, discovers her superpower, and dares to take a stand to change her story.
17. Dog Gone
Dog lovers will adore this heartwarming flick that just landed on Netflix. It tells the incredible true story of a young man and his dog who become separated on the Appalachian Trial in North America. The young man and his father set out on journey to find the dog who needs life-saving medication to survive.
18. The Swimmers
Based on a true story, this movie depicts two Syrian sisters, who flee war-torn Syria, by swimming for hours in the dangerous Mediterranean seas before reaching Greece as asylum seekers. One of the sisters then went on to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Grab tissues for this as it’s one of the best new Netflix movies.
Immerse yourself in a world of dreams through this fantasy movie on Netflix. It follows a young orphan, who journeys through a land of dreams and nightmares, joined by a larger-than-life outlaw, in hope she finds a pearl that will grant her a wish to see her late father. Certainly, one of the best Netflix movies.
20. Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Starring Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell, this love story is based on the controversial novel of the same name. It follows Lady Chatterley, who pursues a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their estate, while in an unhappy marriage. Prepare for some twists and turns.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s blockbuster hit Netflix households in December. If you missed it in the cinema last year, this heartwarming story is a reinvention of the wooden puppet, through showstopping musical numbers.
22. The Good Nurse
Starring Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, it’s a true-life crime movie about Charlie Cullen, a bizarre serial killer who murdered dozens of patients over a period of sixteen years in nine different hospitals. The series is told from the side of an overworked ICU nurse who had befriended him.
23. All Quiet On The Western Front
This World War I movie, based on the German book of the same name, tells the gripping story of when war breaks out in Germany in 1914. A young 17-year-old called Paul and his classmates must enlist in the army to serve their country. However, he soon learns of the grim reality of life there.
24. The School For Good And Evil
Based on the best-selling book series, this movie follows best friends Agatha and Sophie as they navigate life at an enchanted school for young heroes and villains. But they soon find themselves on opposing sides of the battle between good and evil.
25. The Stranger
This Australian movie tells the tale of an undercover police offer who forms an intense and intimate relationship with a suspected murder called Henry, in an attempt to earn his trust and get a confession.
26. I Used To Be Famous
Vince is desperate for a big comeback in this inspiring musical and comedy movie. Vince played by Ed Skrien, is a former popstar, who strikes up an unexpected friendship with an autistic young drummer. Together the pair try to make it in the industry.
A mysterious and reclusive older neighbour joins forces with the mother of a young girl who is kidnapped during a powerful storm. This enjoyable movie depicts their journeys, testing their limits and exposing their dark past.
28. Luckiest Girl Alive
Starring Mila Kunis, this movie centres on a spiky New Yorker, with everything from an editor’s job at New York Times to her dreamy upcoming wedding. However, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth about an incident from her teenage years, when a crime director hunts her down to tell her story.
29. Me Time
Kevin Hart stars as Sonny Fisher in this hilarious American comedy movie. Fisher is a tired, stay-at-home dad who decides to go on a wild adventure away with his old hard-partying friends in honour of his birthday. Certainly, the movie to get you laughing this weekend.
30. The Next 365 Days
Part three of this trilogy is just as sexy, seductive and erotic as the first two films. It depicts Laura and Massimo struggling to keep their relationship a balance as they try to overcome trust issues. Meanwhile, Nacho is secretly working to push them apart.
31. Do Revenge
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke star as a pair of new friends who form an unlikely friendship in an effort to go after one another’s bullies. The type of movie you’ll either love or hate, nevertheless, a must-watch..
32. Purple Hearts
Grab the tissues because the world is crying at this new Netflix movie. It follows an aspiring singer-songwriter (Sofia Carson) who agrees to a fake a marriage with a troubled Marine (Nicholas Galitzine) for health benefits. However, things don’t come that easy.
33. The Gray Man
This thriller follows one of the CIA’s top-secret assets who discovers agency secrets that change his opinions. Afterward, he triggers a worldwide hunt by assassins hoping to capture him under the command of his ex-workmate.
34. Day Shift
This Netflix original movie has a stellar cast from Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and more. This action-packed blockbuster follows a group of international vampire hunters taking down monsters in exchange for money. Certainly, this one is unmissable.
35. The Man From Toronto
This action-comedy movie is being absorbed by households globally now. Comically, it follows the world’s greatest assassin who must team up with a screw-up called Teddy (Kevin Hart) who is mistaken for a mysterious man from Toronto.
36. The Sea Beast
From the creators of Moana, animation lovers will adore this family-friendly film. It showcases the life of a heroic sea monster hunter, whose life is turned upside-down when a mischievous little girl stows away on his ship.
37. Look Both Ways
This highly anticipated romantic comedy movie stars Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart. It tells the story of a soon-to-be college graduate, whose life divides into two parallel realities. One is which she becomes pregnant and live in her hometown of Texas and the other where she pursues her career in Los Angeles.
Another unmissable Netflix movie to see this month. It follows an army captain who is forced to use her tactical training and military expertise when a coordinated attack threatens the remote missile interceptor station where she works.
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.
40. Senior Year
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. Certainly, one of the best Netflix movies to see.