Top Movies on Netflix

The following is a list of some of the top rated movies on Netflix from around the world. We’re talking the biggest classics, fan favourites and award winning gems that everyone needs to see at least once in their lives!

Keep in mind that not all of these titles are available on the Australian version of Netflix, however there is an easy way you can watch any title from any version of Netflix from around the world – click here to find out how to do it.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Director: John Hughes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Cast Away


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Get Low


Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, Lucas Black, Bill Cobbs

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive.

Django Unchained


Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Laura Cayouette

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Lenny Kravitz

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Total Recall


Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox

When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?



Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Pulp Fiction


Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day


Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Swarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.



Director: Matteo Garrone
Stars: Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino, Gianfelice Imparato

An inside look at Italy’s modern crime families.

The Wolf of Wall Street


Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Jean Dujardin, Kenneth Choi, Ethan Suplee, Spike Jonze

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.



Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

The Silence of The Lambs


Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith, Kasi Lemmons

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.



Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

In Bruges


Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

The French Connection


Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

The Departed


Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

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