As previously written we lost a lot of good Netflix movies when Netflix decided not to renew their contract with Starz Play. Among others was Scarface starring Al Pacino. Due to the loss of so many good Netflix movies I felt it was important to make a new “Top Ten Netflix Movies” list currently available in Netflix Instant Watch.
Top Ten Best Netflix Movies
Black Hawk Down: Ridley Scott directs this great movie that stars many great actors, amongst others John Hartnett and Eric Bana. The effects are amazing and together with great sound it makes all the action scenes truly awesome. Despite being a war movie the story is well written making it not just another action movie with great combat footage that almost makes you forget to breathe. When great dialogue and acting is included in a war movie like in this case it has the potential to become a great movie. Black Hawk Down lives up to that potential therefore making it the number one spot on Netflix Instant Watch.
Shutter Island: Leonardo DiCaprio again shows his incredible acting talent in this well directed movie. A true Martin Scorsese masterpiece that will blow you away. Shutter Island should really share the number one spot together with Black Hawk Down but I had to choose one over the other.
Memento: A powerful and riveting thriller that leaves you sitting on the edge of your sofa. Christopher Nolan directed the movie and co-wrote the script and he did a great job. No wonder he later was chosen as director for top movies such as The Dark Knight and Inception. And on top of all that Guy Pearce, who plays lead role, shows amazing acting skills.
The Game: A great thriller where the atmosphere throughout the movie sucks you right in. As soon as you start watching this movie you are hooked. A great movie by David Fincher that catches your attention with a well written script instead of cheap editing and effects. Sean Penn and Michael Douglas deliver great performances.
In the Name of the Father: Nominated for 7 Oscars should be enough for you to want to watch this movie but if not then the acting, directing and the sense of realism should be. An incredible and horrifying story of a man who gets jailed despite being innocent. A movie that you will think about for a long time after watching it.
Limitless: A slightly different story which makes this movie interesting. There are some great twists in the movie that you do not see coming. The movie stars Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. While we can always count on Robert DeNiro to act well it is Bradley Cooper who really shines in this movie. He plays a character that allows him to show his skills.
Die Hard: This action movie has it all. Great action scenes, some good jokes and a hero without shoes If you can ever say intelligent written action scenes then it has to be now. No cheap effects are used. The story is also unique which makes this a very entertaining movie. So good that they made 3 more Die Hard movies!
The Last of the Mohicans: A very violent and bloody but still realistic action movie that also has interesting story. It is not your common Steven Segal action movie as this is well directed and written. There are many great scenes and the acting by Daniel Day Lewis is really good but what really makes this movie breathtaking is the music. The music and sound really compliment the scenes and truly touch your heart. No wonder it won Oscar for best sound.
Good Will Hunting: Oscar winning movie written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. A Story about a smart kid who struggle with personal issues. Also starring Robin Williams who plays his character just so perfect and the same can be said for Minnie Driver. A very emotional movie that is sure to touch you in one way or another.
Notting Hill: I am a fan (not a hardcore one though) of Star Wars and just before watching Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace I watched Notting Hill and what I clearly remember after leaving the cinema was that I enjoyed Notting Hill a lot more than Star Wars! Notting Hill is both funny and romantic. Hugh Grant might be a one dimensional actor but he is absolutely perfect for this role. Julia Roberts plays the other lead role and she is cute as ever.