With streamer catalogues booming, there’s no better time to explore for old favorites and new discoveries. Netflix’s roster of older releases and its growing volume of original programming both provide reliable sources of entertainment during these times. With new blockbusters continuing to shift their release dates, Netflix offers the chance to experience some of the peaks of the form, with the classic coming-of-age by way of rom-com “Mystic Pizza,” the hysterically violent “Total Recall” and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems.”
As Netflix continues to add to its vast library of original content, its selection of older films remains in flux, with titles coming and going from the platform from month to month. Highlights from 2021 include “Army of the Dead” and the return of a conniving Rosamund Pike in “I Care a Lot.” This list collects the best movies that the streaming service has to offer at the moment and will continue to be updated to keep readers in the loop on what is available. Here are the best movies available on Netflix.