Netflix has some of the most top-rated movies hidden in their vast list of titles. Lucky for you we have sorted out some of the best ones using their IMDb rating. Keep in mind that these ratings can change from time to time. However, the best movies are always the best no matter what. Let’s get started.
9.3 | The Shawshank Redemption
You already might have heard about this one. After all, it is one of the most popular, cult classic movies of all time. Directed by Frank Darabont, the movie is 1994 movie is based on the 1982 novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” written by Stephen King. The movie is based on a banker named Andy who gets an unjust conviction. During his period in the infamous Shawshank Redemption, he develops a strong friendship with Red.
9.0 |The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan is one of the most celebrated directors of our century. When he decided to make a comic book, we knew that it was going to be an epic. Batman Begins changed the face of comic-book movie adaptation and kick-started the superhero trend. However, it was the second installment that really changed the game. With the most memorable performance from Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight is one of the top-rated movies on IMDb and available for streaming on Netflix
8.9 | Schindler’s List
Bagging seven Academy Awards, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is undoubtedly an epic war drama. The movie is still considered one of the best Hollywood movies of all time and tells the real-life story of businessman Oskar Schindler and his efforts to save 1,100 Jews during World War II.
8.8 | Forrest Gump
Movie watching fans will surely not miss Forrest Gump and his incredible adventures. The American classic gave us one of the most iconic performances from Tom Hanks as the titular character. Even today the movie and character Forrest Gump has an ever-growing fanbase and significant importance in pop culture.
8.6 | Saving Private Ryan
This famous American war movie needs no introduction. Taking place back in the time of World War II, Saving Private Ryan tells about the time when American Amry Rangers had to penetrate into German hold territory. The movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and has Tom Hanks in the lead role. It looks like these to love making movies that end up with the top IMDb rankings.
8.6 | Spirited Away
A non-American animated movie holds the top position for animated movies on Netflix, according to IMDb ratings. Directed by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, the movie takes us on a journey with a 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents, as they visit an abandoned amusement park. What awaited the little girl there was a magical world filled with an evil witch, spirits, and humans who were cursed into being animals.
8.6 |The Green Mile
Well, it looks like Tom Hanks just loves making incredible movies. Here is another movie from the actor that has made it to the top IMDb ratings. Directed by Frank Darabont, The Green Mile is based on the 1996 novel of the same name written by Stephen King. Tom Hanks plays the role of a head guard in prison. His life is changed forever when he meets an African American inmate- one who is sentenced for murdering two girls.
8.6 | Interstellar
Christopher Nolan not only plays with the narrative structure of his film but also with the genre. As one of the most brilliant directors of our time, each of Nolan’s movies is from a different genre and it redefines the style and reception of genre. Interstellar is his sci-fi, space movie and it is truly a visual treat worth watching. The director even hired an actual astrophysicist to make the movie science more accurate.
8.5 | The Intouchables
The Intouchables is a french buddy-comedy movie that tells the story of the friendship that grows between a street smart immigrant and a French nobleman. Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, the movie got global recognition and got remade into many languages. Recently, the movie got its English version titled The Upside with Bryon Cranston and Kevin Hart in the lead role.
8.3 | Taxi Driver
Released in 1975, the movie directed by Martin Scorsese is an old classic movie with a fan-following of its own. Taxi Driver has Robert Deniro plays the role of an ex-Marine and Vietnam war veteran who takes up the job of the night taxi driver. The loneliness and corrupt city break his mental health down. The movie is so iconic that it became an inspiration for movies like Joker.
8.3 | Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most iconic directors of our time. He has his own unique style of storytelling and we all enjoy watching it so much. Inglourious Basterds takes place in Nazi-occupied France and has Jewish U.S soldiers are plotting to assassinate Nazi leaders. Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth are some of the major talents in the story.
8.0 | The Perks of Being Wallflower
Directed by Stephen Chbosky, this coming to age movie got released in 2012 and stars Emma Watson and Logan Freeman. The Perks of Being Wallflower is a teen romantic drama about a 15-year-old teenager named Charlie whose friend has committed suicide. However, when the introvert entered high school, his seniors become his friends and helps him live a new life.
8.0 | Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in the lead role, Marriage Story is a pretty recent movie that has caught a huge critical acclamation. Directed by Noah Baumbach, it is a family drama about a director and his wife who is an actor. They are at the brink of divorce and they have to go through their problems.
7.9 | The Irishman
Martin Scorsese is known for his iconic gangster movies. The latest addition to his list of hit gangster movies is The Irishman. Bringing back the star cast of Robert De Nitro, Al Pachino, and Joe Peski and deaging them to tell their young life, the movie is a roller coaster ride into the past and one of the most entertaining gangster movies from the director.
7.8 | E.T The Extra-Terrestrial
E.T is one of the best movies directed by Steven Spielberg. It paved the way for family sci-fi movies and made aliens more adorable. The movie is about the friendship that develops between a little human girl and an alien. She decides to help her friend return back to his home planet. However, when the government agencies came to know about the alien, things start to spiral out of control.