Best movies streaming right now on Netflix

From Uncut Gems to Lady Bird to Django Unchained

Julia Lechner – CBS News

From new movies to the classics worth re-watching, these are the most notable titles available to stream on Netflix right now.

“The Departed”

"The Departed"
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An undercover cop infiltrates an Irish gang in Boston in this Oscar-winning Martin Scorsese drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

“Lady Bird”

"Lady Bird"
A24

Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age flick centers around Saoirse Ronan as an artistically-inclined high school senior with a strained relationship with her mother.

“Uncut Gems”

"Uncut Gems"
A24

Adam Sandler takes a dramatic turn as a fast-talking New York City jeweler in the film that earned him an Independent Spirit Award for best male lead.

“Django Unchained”

"Django Unchained"
LIONSGATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Jamie Foxx takes on the role of Django, a freed slave on a mission to rescue his wife, in this revisionist Western from Quentin Tarantino.

“The Princess and the Frog”

"The Princess and the Frog"
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An aspiring restaurant owner goes on a journey to help turn a frog prince back into a human in this animated film. 

“Marriage Story”

"Marriage Story"
NETFLIX

Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson both earned Oscar nominations for their portrayals of a stage director and an actress engaged in a bitter divorce.

“American Factory”

"American Factory"
NETFLIX

This year’s Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature, “American Factory” chronicles what happens when a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio.

“Moonlight”

"Moonlight"
A24

A young African American man grapples with his identity and sexuality in this Academy Award Best Picture winner.

“Good Time”

"Good Time"
A24

Robert Pattinson tries to free his brother following a botched bank robbery in this crime thriller from “Uncut Gems” filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie.

“Becoming”

"Becoming"
NETFLIX

This documentary provides an intimate look at the life of former first lady Michelle Obama as she embarks on a 34-city book tour.

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
UNIVERSAL PICTURES

The Golden Globe Award winner for Best Animated Feature Film is a family-friendly sequel worth streaming on Netflix.

“I Am Not Your Negro”

"I Am Not Your Negro"
AMAZON STUDIOS

Writer and activist James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember This House” is brought to life in this Oscar-nominated 2016 documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

“Springsteen on Broadway”

"Springsteen on Broadway"
KEVIN MAZUR

The Boss brings his solo acoustic performance from Broadway to your TV screen in this Netflix original special.

“Dolemite Is My Name”

"Dolemite Is My Name"
NETFLIX

Eddie Murphy’s portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore, a 1970s comic and blaxploitation pioneer, garnered well-earned praise from critics.

“Over the Moon”

"Over the Moon"
NETFLIX

A girl meets a mythical moon goddess in this whimsical animated adventure from Netflix.

“The Hateful Eight”

"The Hateful Eight"
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Quentin Tarantino’s blood-drenched Western about a group of nefarious characters sheltering from a blizzard features a star-studded cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

“Superbad”

"Superbad"
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Two high-school seniors (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) plan to party as hard as they can before graduation in this comedy written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

“13th”

"13th"
NETFLIX

Ava DuVernay’s powerful Netflix documentary explores how the U.S. prison system is linked to institutionalized racism. The Academy Award-nominated film features interviews with Angela Davis, Van Jones, Senator Cory Booker and other activists, historians and elected officials.

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

This isn’t the only Monty Python title available on Netflix. Fans of the British comedy troupe can also find “Life of Brian,” their classic series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” and more on the streaming platform.

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

"Lee Daniels' The Butler"
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Forest Whitaker plays a White House butler to eight U.S. presidents in this historical drama featuring an all-star cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr.

“The Artist”

"The Artist"
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

An Academy Award winner for Best Picture, “The Artist” is a black-and-white love story set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s silent era.

“Knock Down The House”

"Knock Down The House"
NETFLIX

This Sundance Film Festival award-winning political documentary follows the 2018 primary campaigns of four progressive Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“A Sun”

"A Sun"
NETFLIX

A family reckons with the aftermath of their son’s incarceration in this award-winning Taiwanese drama.

“Hugo”

"Hugo"
PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The entire family can watch this Martin Scorsese fantasy flick about an orphan living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
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A star-studded cast brings this Aaron Sorkin drama, about a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters on trial, to life.

“Da 5 Bloods”

"Da 5 Bloods"
NETFLIX

Four Black veterans return to Vietnam to search for their fallen squad leader (played by the late actor Chadwick Boseman) and a hidden fortune in this Netflix original film from Spike Lee.

“The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”

"The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!"
PARAMOUNT HOME VIDEO

Leslie Nielsen is a clumsy, clueless cop on a mission in this goofy flick.

“Roma”

"Roma"
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award-winner depicts the life of a Mexico City family’s maid in the 1970s.

“Spotlight”

"Spotlight"
UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

This Academy Award winner for Best Picture follows the team of investigative journalists who uncovered the massive child molestation scandal and cover-up within Boston’s Catholic Archdiocese.

“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
NETFLIX

This Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary spotlights never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage of pioneering recording artist and Black icon Nina Simone.

“My Fair Lady”

"My Fair Lady"
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Audrey Hepburn transforms from a London flower girl to a high-society woman in this memorable musical.

“There Will Be Blood”

"There Will Be Blood"
PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Daniel Day-Lewis is a ruthless oilman conning California landowners in this epic period drama from Paul Thomas Anderson.

“Pan’s Labyrinth”

"Pan's Labyrinth"
THE CRITERION COLLECTION

A 10-year-old escapes into an eerie and captivating fantasy world in Guillermo del Toro’s remarkable drama. 

“Bonnie and Clyde”

"Bonnie and Clyde"
WARNER HOME VIDEO

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are lovers and bank robbers in this iconic crime flick currently streaming on Netflix.

“Mudbound”

"Mudbound"
STEVE DIETL

Two WWII veterans living in rural Mississippi combat racism and PTSD in this historical drama featuring Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, and Mary J. Blige.

“The Irishman”

"The Irishman"
NETFLIX

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix crime drama, about an aging hitman, reunites three stars of the genre: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

“First They Killed My Father”

"First They Killed My Father"
NETFLIX

A 5-year-old Cambodian girl fights to survive during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in this gripping drama directed by Angelina Jolie.

“A Secret Love”

"A Secret Love"
NETFLIX

This heartwarming Netflix documentary, which has a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, depicts one couple’s love story and their experiences coming out.

“The Willoughbys”

"The Willoughbys"
NETFLIX

The Willoughby children embark on an adventure in this children’s movie that’s both silly and sweet.

“Fruitvale Station”

"Fruitvale Station"
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Revisit Ryan Coogler’s feature directorial debut in this biographical drama centering around a fatal shooting of a young Black man (Michael B. Jordan).

“Cool Hand Luke”

"Cool Hand Luke"
WARNER HOME VIDEO

Paul Newman plays a southern prison inmate who refuses to follow the rules in “Cool Hand Luke.”

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

"The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson"
NETFLIX

This Netflix documentary investigates the mysterious death of the trans icon Marsha P. Johnson, and features interviews with Johnson’s friends and fellow activists.

“The Social Network”

"The Social Network"
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

This Aaron Sorkin-penned drama depicts the birth of the social networking site Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg.

“Enola Holmes”

"Enola Holmes"
LEGENDARY

“Stranger Things” breakout star Millie Bobby Brown takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes’ mystery-solving teen sister in this Netflix original, which was one of the most-watched items on the streaming platform upon its release.

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
NETFLIX

Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-nominated Western anthology film features six vignettes that take place on the American frontier.

“Klaus”

"Klaus"
NETFLIX

The streaming giant boasts several holiday originals, but this animated film with a 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating from critics is one that earns a spot on our list.

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
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Academy Award winner Viola Davis stars alongside the late Chadwick Boseman, in his final film role, in this powerful adaptation of the play by August Wilson.

“Saving Private Ryan”

"Saving Private Ryan"
PARAMOUNT HOME MEDIA DISTRIBUTION

U.S. soldiers must retrieve one of their own in this World War II drama from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

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