If you're sick of scrolling through Netflix for hours hoping to find something that catches your eye, we've got the perfect solution for you. From horror films to romantic comedies, here's a list of 10 Netflix movies that you need to binge immediately!
(Warning: Potential spoilers ahead!)
If your friends or co-workers haven't been able to shut up about Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, there's a good reason for it.
One of America's most notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy, was found guilty of murdering 30 victims across seven states in the 1970s. While these horrific acts shocked the nation, what seemed to surprise them even more was the murderer himself. With his dreamy eyes, dazzling smile, and charming personality, it almost seemed impossible that Bundy could commit such heinous acts.
The Netflix original follows the narrative of Ted Bundy, played by the ever-so-dreamy Zac Efron, and Liz Kloepfer, his single-mother soulmate who's played by Lily Collins. Although the couple was madly in love in the past, the chaos that Bundy has struck on the world, their relationship, and himself left Kloepfer conflicted in knowing that the man she's shared her life with might actually be a psychopath.
Follow along as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile exposes the eventful past of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. With its thrilling plot and accurate character depictions, this film is sure to leave viewers with a pit in the bottom of their stomach.
It feels appropriate that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter became the first African-American woman to headline Coachella's main stage back in 2018. In her elaborate jaw-dropping performance, Beyoncé highlighted Black excellence in a space that no one had before, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. After postponing her headlining set in 2017, she bounced back with a ground-breaking return from pregnancy with this performance. When Queen Bey appeared, all eyes became glued to the main stage. Homecoming offers an inside look on the preparation and creation of the performance that shook the nation.
Directed by Queen Bey herself, this film gives viewers an inside look at what it takes to produce a performance of the capacity that Beyoncé orchestrated. Through rehearsal footage and comprehensive planning, it's easy to see her dedication to her craft in this intricate film.
If you weren't already in awe of Beyoncé before, watching Homecoming will make you want to join the beyhive as soon as the credits roll in.
All it took for best friends Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), Blair (Brittany Snow), and Erin (DeWanda Wise) to have the best night of their lives was a painful breakup and a dream. The Netflix Original Someone Great starts off with Jenny, a 29-year-old music journalist, bursting with excitement as she receives the good news that she's landed her dream job at Rolling Stone. But for Nate (Lakeith Stanfield), her boyfriend of nine years, the news isn't quite as dandy. As a big move from New York to San Francisco awaits Jenny, she's forced to call it quits with Nate, causing an immense amount of heartbreak.
In need of a distraction, the three best friends hit the town for one last night of fun before the big move. The dynamic between them is definitely one of the most entertaining portions of the movie, but the flashbacks to scenes from Jenny's relationship with Nate take up more of the film's attention.
If you're searching for a funny-but-also-deep movie that will move you, be sure to check out Someone Great on Netflix.
Since what seems like the dawn of time, Brooks Rattigan (Noah Centineo) has dreamed of going to Yale. Although the tuition is way out of Rattigan's budget, he's ultra-determined to find a way to swing it if he's accepted. So, Rattigan agrees to fill in for a buddy who's supposed to take his rich cousin to a private-school dance (for money, of course) and he meets Celia Lieberman, (Laura Marano) an unusual, bold-faced girl. For Rattigan, it seems like the perfect opportunity to contribute to his college fund. During the date, Lieberman ironically suggests that Rattigan should make the most of his "date-for-hire" status and create an app to make the money he needs for Yale. But the idea was no joke to Rattigan because soon after the date, he quickly becomes every girl's ideal date-for-hire with his new app, "Stand-In."
But just like any movie, of course there's going to be conflict. Later on, both Rattigan and Lieberman confide in one another about their secret crushes, agreeing to wingman for each other. All is fine and dandy until the two encounter the usual hurt feelings that happen between two people who discover they want something more than friendship.
Pixar's Day of the Dead gem, Coco, is about as lively as they come. With its colorful characters, detailed animation, and enthralling plot, Coco is a must-see for everyone, no matter your age.
The story revolves around Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who wants to become a respected musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Miguel's passion and love for music is almost contagious, but there's one issue that prevents him from living out his dream: his family, who vehemently opposes music. Determined, Miguel still tries to become a musician and finds himself in the incredible Land of the Dead. While there, Miguel meets a cast of colorful characters, including a man named Héctor (Gael García Bernal) who travels with the boy on his journey.
Like a lot of Disney flicks, Coco is light hearted and fun on the surface while focusing on deeper themes. Here, it's family and the power of music. The film's eye-popping beauty and heart-warming moments come together to make for an unforgettable experience.
If you haven't seen I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, you'll want to after reading about this evocative horror film.
The film kicks off with Lily Saylor (Ruth Wilson), a hospice nurse who's hired to care for Iris Blum (Paula Prentiss). Iris is an elderly author of horror novels who suffers from dementia. What first sets the eerie tone of the film, however, is that Iris's home is in total isolation. Just in her first night, Lily experiences the power of the unseen forces that lie within the house's walls. From the telephone being wrenched out of her hands to seeing figures reflected on the TV, Lily knows this isn't going to be a typical job.
It only gets creepier. In the film, Iris only refers to Lily as "Polly," which comes from the protagonist of her most popular novel, The Lady in the Walls. Later on, Lily comes to believe that the novel may not be fictitious, but rather depicts an actual murder committed in the house. That's about as far as this thrilling film can be explained without major spoilers. Without a doubt, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House is a must-see if you're into horror movies. The ending is sure to leave your eyes wide, and you'll probably remember it for a long, long time.
On May 3, Netflix released its latest romantic comedy original, The Last Summer. This light-hearted, dynamic film is sure to get you in the mood for summer lovin'. Based around a group of recent Chicago high school graduates, the movie explores the characters' multiple relationship trials and tribulations during the senior class's final months together before heading off to college.The Last Summer follows the youths as they wrestle with love lost and found, form friendships in unforeseen circumstances, and take significant control in their relationships with parents to ultimately decide who they will be and what they will do as they stand on the edge of adulthood.
Let's face it, a vast majority of sequels don't live up to the first film's standard. Most of the time, they let us down when our expectations were through the roof. But for Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2, the sequel to The Incredibles, the reaction was quite the opposite.
Selling a record amount of $180 million in tickets, the animated film focuses around the iconic superhuman family and their heroic mission to defeat a new villain that has emerged to cause complete and utter chaos. While Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), Helen (Elastigirl), Violet, and Dash manage their new superhuman addition to the family, Jack-Jack, and they also must team up once again to take down the evil villain. But this time, Mr. Incredible must stay home to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl ventures out to save the world.
See why everyone has been obsessed over Incredibles 2 for the longest time and watch it on Netflix today!
If you're an avid horror movie lover, the idea of yet another film starting off in an old, spine-chilling house may immediately bore you. But for James Wan's Insidious, it's much more than your average haunted house tale. When Josh (Patrick Wislon) and Renai Lambert (Rose Byrne) move into their new house, they discover it's not as "new" as they'd once hoped.
With creaking floors and the attic door swinging open on its own, it's easy to see that trouble is just around the corner for the Lamberts. These spooky noises are exactly what prompts the oldest Lambert sibling, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), to investigate. But while climbing a half-broken ladder, Dalton tumbles, hits his head and sees a blood-curling figure in the distance. When Dalton slips into a coma the following morning, it's all downhill from there as Renai starts hearing harsh whispers from their baby monitor and seeing dark faces hovering over the crib. Taking this as a sign, the Lambert's pack up their things and move to a new house.
Unfortunately, the haunting from the last house follows them.
It takes a ghost-hunter crew to break the bad news to them: "It's not the house that is haunted. It's your son."
Ending our list of Netflix movies that you need to binge immediately is a movie that you might have to look deep within the depths of your soul to remember: The Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers.
Two kids, Conrad and Sally, are left at home on a cold and rainy day while their mother is at work. During this time, they find themselves in a ever-growing pit of boredom. That quickly comes to a halt when the Cat in the Hat walks in with his crew (Thing One and Thing Two) and a mission to add some fun into their lives. Once the fun begins, chaos ensues and things get wild as the Cat and his crew take over. This light-hearted, family-friendly film is perfect to watch when you want a feeling of nostalgia while getting several laughs in as well!