Do you love going to the movies? Do you love watching movies with your friends? Do you love to listen to the sound of people chatting and laughing while the screen shows scenes from a romantic comedy?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you’ll love our roundup of the finest cinematic experiences currently available on Netflix. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 films released in 2019 that are absolutely worth your time and attention.
Perhaps you’ll agree that one of the best films of the year is “The Irishman” starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Woody Harrelson. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and it shows the evolution of organized crime in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. Despite its grim subject matter, “The Irishman” is a riveting story filled with both humor and heartache. In fact, you’ll feel like you’re living through some of the most exciting times in American history.
The Top 10 Films On Netflix That You Must See
There’s no denying that 2019 was a year of remarkable films. Whether you prefer your movies classics or new releases, there’s something for everyone on Netflix. And while some might argue that the streamer isn’t the greatest when it comes to film production values or acting performances, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable cinematic experience.
Here are our top picks for the best films on Netflix in 2019:
One of the most charming movies on Netflix is “Dumbo.” Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Charlize Therrien and Stuart Wilson, the animated film is the true story of an elephant born with three-foot feathers and an impractically long trunk that he uses to escape from the circus and live a normal life. Though the story might sound light-hearted, it’s actually the film adaptation of Roger Corman’s 1971 film of the same name. Dumbo is a wonderful story about finding the joy in life and embracing your differences – which, in this case, include being super-sized.
9. Marjorie Prime
Another Netflix comedy that you’ll enjoy is “Marjorie Prime.” Starring Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ed Helms, the film follows Marjorie, who’s having a bit of a midlife crisis and decides to change her name to Marjorie Prime. After getting engaged to a man named Tom, Marjorie enlists the help of a friend to help her with the transition to a more traditional marriage. Though the story may not seem like the most serious, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud as Marjorie changes her name and hits the road to meet Tom. “Marjorie Prime” is the story of a woman finding her purpose in life and embracing it – even if it means taking on a new identity. It’s a delightful story about finding joy in the small things in life and doesn’t take itself too seriously. This makes it a bit more accessible for the general audience.
8. The Haunting of Hill House
Speaking of finding joy in the little things in life, let’s not forget about “The Haunting of Hill House.” The first of Mike Flanagan’s acclaimed “Norseman” films, “The Haunting of Hill House” stars Kate Siegel, Natalia Dyer, and Austin Butler as the members of a family who move into a haunted house and become embroiled in a conflict with the spirit who has taken up residence there. Though the circumstances might seem grim at first, the film quickly gains momentum and you’ll be enthralled by the story of the Perrotti Family as they attempt to figure out what’s making the house so dangerous and whether or not they can truly escape its clutches. You’ll be coming back for more after watching “The Haunting of Hill House” – it’s that good.
7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Another Netflix western that you’ll enjoy is “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Based on the novels by Stephen King, the film stars Sam Elliot as the title character, a legendary gunslinger who has fought in almost every major war in the 19th century. For the past three years, Scruggs has been living off the grid, but when he is coaxed back into action, he reluctantly accepts a job from the ruthless Captain Reynolds (Tom Waits). The two old friends are brought together by a shared sense of purpose but also confront a world that has changed beyond recognition since they last worked together. Though the story might sound like it takes itself too seriously at times, it’s really about two old gunslingers finding kinship in a strange place and time – and how they deal with the complications that come with their newfound fame and wealth.
6. Grizzly Man
Continuing on our road trip theme, let’s not forget about “Grizzly Man.” Starring Timothy Treadwell, the film is an adaptation of James Moss’ biography of the same name. The story follows Treadwell, who was known for his intimate, on-camera encounters with grizzlies and other dangerous animals in his native Alaska. After being diagnosed with cancer, Treadwell retreats to a cabin in the woods where he lives like a “hermit millionaire,” as one reviewer put it, spending his time between bouts of chemotherapy photographing wild animals for posterity and spending long boozy evenings playing his guitar and drinking with his friends. Though his friends and family try their best to dissuade him from his morbid hobby, it’s not long before Treadwell has become a bit of a media celebrity – or, as he puts it, a “grizzly man.” The film is filled with stunning scenery and close-ups of animals, both real and stuffed, and it’s a must-see for animal lovers.
Finally, let’s not forget about “Blackkklansman.” Spike Lee’s latest film is both a dramatization of the real-life story of a black man who became friends with a member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and infiltrated the group in an attempt to bring it down. The film also serves as a commentary on racism in America today and the difficulties that people of color have faced in trying to live a meaningful life in the country. “Blackkklansman” is a fascinating look at a group of people that most would never associate with a positive view of the world, filled with glorious shots of San Francisco’s colorful history and landmarks. Though it may not seem like it at first, “Blackkklansman” is a film that everyone should see – it will open your eyes to a side of the city and the people who live there that you never knew existed.
4. The Farewell
Speaking of opening your eyes to a side of the city that you never knew existed, let’s not forget about “The Farewell.” The second part of the “Cannabis Wars” trilogy, “The Farewell” continues where “Grow House” left off. The film follows Jeff (John Cho), a San Francisco chef who struggles to make ends meet while trying to create the perfect meal for a dying friend. When Jeff’s wife (Lisa Hanwlick) gets an unexpected offer she can’t refuse, the couple are thrust from their quiet suburban life into the fast-paced world of corporate catering and international travel. Though the story might seem dark, you’ll find yourself quickly drawn into Jeff’s world and his quest to create the perfect culinary experience for his friend – and yourself.
3. Jokers Wild
Continuing on our journey across the country, let’s not forget about “Jokers Wild.” Based on the graphic novel series by John Carpenter, the film is a wild, wacky adventure set in the Old West. With a script written by Carpenter himself, “Jokers Wild” is both a comedy and a parody of Westerns and is among the most exciting films to come out in a long time. It’s also one of the most outrageous movies ever made. Though it might not seem like it at first, “Jokers Wild” is a movie that will have you chuckling all the way through.