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100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer

Updated: August 11, 2020

In our world of massive entertainment options, who’s got time to waste on the below-average? You’ve got a subscription, you’re ready for a marathon, and you want only the best movies no Netflix to watch. With thousands of choices on the platform, both original and studio acquired, we’ve found the 100 top Netflix movies, using our critic-approved Tomatometer to guide us!

You’ll quickly notice that none of the films featured here fall below 92% on the Tomatometer (with each score tallied from at least 20 reviews), meaning the overwhelming majority of critics who saw these gave them a favorable Fresh review. These movies run the gamut, from widely-seen popular movies (Uncut Gems, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) to arthouse hits (Snowpiercer, Pan’s Labyrinth).

The movies are by turns funny (Airplane!, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), dramatic (Marriage Story, Spotlight), and romantic (An Education, Silver Linings Playbook). They’re the scariest horror movies out there (Under the Shadow, Train to Busan), and the best documentaries ever made (13th, Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

And we’ve only just scratched the surface of Netflix’s growing stable of formidable originals, like Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, and Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle Dolemite Is My Name. We’ll update the list as more critical hits arrive onto Netflix, and, of course, when they flee off into the murky ether.

Time to get comfy on the couch because we’re not just throwing good movies on Netflix at you, not even just great ones, but the 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer!

Update: Pick of the Litter, Nightcrawler added.

#100

Good Time (2017)
92%

#100
Adjusted Score: 101.834%
Critics Consensus: A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama offering far more than the usual genre thrills.
Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey... [More]
Directed By: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

#99
#99
Adjusted Score: 101.47%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#98

Drive (2011)
92%

#98
Adjusted Score: 100.274%
Critics Consensus: With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.
Synopsis: Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway... [More]
Directed By: Nicolas Winding Refn

#97

Da 5 Bloods (2020)
92%

#97
Adjusted Score: 104.445%
Critics Consensus: Fierce energy and ambition course through Da 5 Bloods, coming together to fuel one of Spike Lee's most urgent and impactful films.
Synopsis: From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets -- Paul (Delroy Lindo),... [More]
Directed By: Spike Lee

#96

Uncut Gems (2019)
92%

#96
Adjusted Score: 106.69%
Critics Consensus: Uncut Gems reaffirms the Safdies as masters of anxiety-inducing cinema -- and proves Adam Sandler remains a formidable dramatic actor when given the right material.
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New... [More]
Directed By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

#95

Hush (2016)
93%

#95
Adjusted Score: 93.704%
Critics Consensus: Hush navigates the bloody waters of home invasion thrillers and incisive slashers for a contemporary horror puree.
Synopsis: In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 93.789%
Critics Consensus: Sand Storm marks an impressive first feature for debuting writer-director Elite Zexer that offers a perceptive -- and crucial -- look at patriarchal traditions.
Synopsis: Desert noon in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel. Jalila is hosting an awkward celebration--the marriage of her husband to... [More]
Directed By: Elite Zexer

#93

Uncorked (2020)
93%

#93
Adjusted Score: 94.249%
Critics Consensus: Like a good wine, once you let Uncorked breathe, its heartfelt tenderness will yield a sweet time.
Synopsis: Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in a course to become a master sommelier, an elite designation given... [More]
Directed By: Prentice Penny

#92
Adjusted Score: 94.392%
Critics Consensus: Boy and the World's distinctive animation is visually thrilling -- and it's backed up with a daring, refreshingly different storyline that should enthrall younger viewers while resonating deeply with adults.
Synopsis: Cuca's cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest... [More]
Directed By: Alê Abreu

#91

Raging Bull (1980)
93%

#91
Adjusted Score: 99.608%
Critics Consensus: Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero.
Synopsis: The story of Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#90
#90
Adjusted Score: 95.819%
Critics Consensus: I'll See You in My Dreams would be worth watching even if Blythe Danner's central performance was all it had going for it, but this thoughtful drama satisfies on multiple levels.
Synopsis: In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any... [More]
Directed By: Brett Haley

#89

CAM (2018)
93%

#89
Adjusted Score: 96.518%
Critics Consensus: Smart and suspenseful, CAM is a techno-thriller that's far more than the sum of its salacious parts -- and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role.
Synopsis: CAM is a technology driven psychological thriller set in the world of webcam porn. It follows Alice, an ambitious camgirl,... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Goldhaber

#88
#88
Adjusted Score: 96.175%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.
Synopsis: Kung-fu Panda director Mark Osborne teams with producers Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam for this animated take on Antoine de... [More]
Directed By: Mark Osborne

#87
#87
Adjusted Score: 98.891%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and highly original, Being John Malkovich supports its wild premise with skillful direction and a stellar ensemble cast.
Synopsis: Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In... [More]
Directed By: Spike Jonze

#86

Neruda (2016)
93%

#86
Adjusted Score: 98.476%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.
Synopsis: An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own... [More]
Directed By: Pablo Larraín

#85

50/50 (2011)
93%

#85
Adjusted Score: 98.956%
Critics Consensus: A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.
Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places.... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Levine

#84

Hugo (2011)
93%

#84
Adjusted Score: 99.974%
Critics Consensus: Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.
Synopsis: Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#83

The Town (2010)
93%

#83
Adjusted Score: 99.808%
Critics Consensus: Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.
Synopsis: Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

#82

Milk (2008)
93%

#82
Adjusted Score: 102.204%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Sean Penn's powerhouse performance, Milk is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office.
Synopsis: In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 102.914%
Critics Consensus: Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.
Synopsis: Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Marc Vallée

#80

Frost/Nixon (2008)
93%

#80
Adjusted Score: 102.794%
Critics Consensus: Frost/Nixon is weighty and eloquent; a cross between a boxing match and a ballet with Oscar worthy performances.
Synopsis: Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard adapts playwright Peter Morgan's West End hit for the silver screen with this feature focusing on... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#79

Icarus (2017)
94%

#79
Adjusted Score: 95.149%
Critics Consensus: Icarus is eye-opening viewing for professional sports enthusiasts, yet it should also prove thoroughly gripping even for filmgoers who might not necessarily be drawn to the subject.
Synopsis: A major Olympic cheating scandal is uncovered by accident by an American documentary filmmaker and a Russian scientist, when they... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Fogel

#78
Adjusted Score: 95.194%
Critics Consensus: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of method acting in action -- and one star's journey toward something like personal acceptance.
Synopsis: Director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Chris Smith

#77

Gook (2017)
94%

#77
Adjusted Score: 95.469%
Critics Consensus: From its confrontational title to its striking cinematography, this raw cinematic gem uncompromisingly proves writer/director/actor Justin Chon is a filmmaker to watch.
Synopsis: In 1992, two Korean-American brothers and director running a shoe store in South Central Los Angeles share a friendship with... [More]
Directed By: Justin Chon

#76

Howards End (1992)
94%

#76
Adjusted Score: 98.632%
Critics Consensus: A superbly-mounted adaptation of E.M. Forster's tale of British class tension, with exceptional performances all round, Howard's End ranks among the best of Merchant-Ivory's work.
Synopsis: One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful... [More]
Directed By: James Ivory

#75

Klaus (2019)
94%

#75
Adjusted Score: 96.195%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.
Synopsis: When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Pablos

#74

The Crying Game (1992)
94%

#74
Adjusted Score: 98.806%
Critics Consensus: The Crying Game is famous for its shocking twist, but this thoughtful, haunting mystery grips the viewer from start to finish.
Synopsis: In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who... [More]
Directed By: Neil Jordan

#73

Shadow (2019)
94%

#73
Adjusted Score: 97.674%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully filmed and inventively choreographed, Shadow is a thrilling and visually sumptuous wuxia epic that finds director Zhang Yimou near peak form.
Synopsis: With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create... [More]
Directed By: Zhang Yimou

#72

Private Life (2018)
94%

#72
Adjusted Score: 97.844%
Critics Consensus: Private Life uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an affecting look at an easily identifiable - and too rarely dramatized - rite of adult passage.
Synopsis: The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly... [More]
Directed By: Tamara Jenkins

#71

De Palma (2016)
94%

#71
Adjusted Score: 97.558%
Critics Consensus: De Palma may not make believers out of the director's detractors, but they'll likely share longtime fans' fascination with his career's worth of entertaining stories.
Synopsis: One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma's career started in the 60s... [More]

#70
Adjusted Score: 97.942%
Critics Consensus: Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique -- and purely entertaining -- take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action.
Synopsis: TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a... [More]
Directed By: Yeon Sang-ho

#69

An Education (2009)
94%

#69
Adjusted Score: 100.084%
Critics Consensus: Though the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance.
Synopsis: It's 1961 and attractive, bright 16-year-old schoolgirl, Jenny is poised on the brink of womanhood. Stifled by the tedium of... [More]
Directed By: Lone Scherfig

#68

Snowpiercer (2014)
94%

#68
Adjusted Score: 103.941%
Critics Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.
Synopsis: In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#67

Marriage Story (2019)
94%

#67
Adjusted Score: 110.932%
Critics Consensus: Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted Marriage Story ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works.
Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#66

Outside In (2018)
95%

#66
Adjusted Score: 95.91%
Critics Consensus: Brilliantly brought to life by tenderly empathetic performances from Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, Outside In tells a sobering -- yet thoroughly absorbing -- story.
Synopsis: After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris... [More]
Directed By: Lynn Shelton

#65
Adjusted Score: 96.271%
Critics Consensus: Lagaan is lavish, rousing entertainment in the old-fashioned tradition of Hollywood musicals.
Synopsis: Lagaan is the story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan (Aamir... [More]

#64

The Evil Dead (1981)
95%

#64
Adjusted Score: 99.646%
Critics Consensus: This classic low budget horror film combines just the right amount of gore and black humor, giving The Evil Dead an equal amount of thrills and laughs.
Synopsis: This auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi -- shot on 16mm in the woods of Tennesse for around $350,000 --... [More]
Directed By: Sam Raimi

#63

Mean Streets (1973)
95%

#63
Adjusted Score: 101.261%
Critics Consensus: Mean Streets is a powerful tale of urban sin and guilt that marks Scorsese's arrival as an important cinematic voice and features electrifying performances from Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.
Synopsis: "You don't make up for your sins in church; you do it in the streets; you do it at home.... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#62
Adjusted Score: 101.568%
Critics Consensus: A landmark Sergio Leone spaghetti western masterpiece featuring a classic Morricone score.
Synopsis: In Sergio Leone's epic Western, shot partly in Monument Valley, a revenge story becomes an epic contemplation of the Western... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#61
Adjusted Score: 100.725%
Critics Consensus: One of the more cutting-edge films of the 1970s, this religious farce from the classic comedy troupe is as poignant as it is funny and satirical.
Synopsis: Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D.... [More]
Directed By: Terry Jones

#60

Krisha (2016)
95%

#60
Adjusted Score: 97.28%
Critics Consensus: Raw, bracingly honest, and refreshingly unconventional, Krisha wrings fresh -- and occasionally uncomfortable -- truths from a seemingly familiar premise.
Synopsis: When Krisha shows up at her sister's Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with... [More]
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 101.434%
Critics Consensus: Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white-knuckle action, Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time.
Synopsis: Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#58
#58
Adjusted Score: 97.962%
Critics Consensus: Fire at Sea offers a clear-eyed yet empathetic look at a corner of the world whose terrain may be unfamiliar to many, but whose people's story remains universal.
Synopsis: Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival 2016, Gianfranco Rosi's incisive, poignant and deeply... [More]
Directed By: Gianfranco Rosi

#57

The Breadwinner (2017)
95%

#57
Adjusted Score: 98.709%
Critics Consensus: The Breadwinner's stunning visuals are matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues with uncommon -- and richly rewarding -- honesty.
Synopsis: Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested,... [More]
Directed By: Nora Twomey

#56

The Pianist (2002)
95%

#56
Adjusted Score: 100.048%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and dramatically moving, The Pianist is Polanski's best work in years.
Synopsis: An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War... [More]
Directed By: Roman Polanski

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 102.943%
Critics Consensus: Burning patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and subverts many of their expectations.
Synopsis: BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi,... [More]
Directed By: Chang-dong Lee

#54

Amy (2015)
95%

#54
Adjusted Score: 103.191%
Critics Consensus: As riveting as it is sad, Amy is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity -- and the lethal spiral of addiction.
Synopsis: Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With... [More]
Directed By: Asif Kapadia

#53

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
95%

#53
Adjusted Score: 103.147%
Critics Consensus: Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable.
Synopsis: Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returns to the phantasmagorical cinema that defined such early fare as Cronos and The Devil's... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 105.318%
Critics Consensus: The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.
Synopsis: The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In... [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci

#51

Nightcrawler (2014)
95%

#51
Adjusted Score: 105.679%
Critics Consensus: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.
Synopsis: NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom,... [More]
Directed By: Dan Gilroy

#50

The Artist (2011)
95%

#50
Adjusted Score: 105.101%
Critics Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.
Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#49

Roma (2018)
95%

#49
Adjusted Score: 111.839%
Critics Consensus: Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.
Synopsis: The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón

#48

I Am Divine (2013)
96%

#48
Adjusted Score: 97.26%
Critics Consensus: With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.
Synopsis: Young, chubby Harris Glenn Milstead liked musicals, was drawn to feminine pursuits, and was bullied. He was privately playing "dress-up... [More]
Directed By: Jeffrey Schwarz

#47

Sling Blade (1996)
96%

#47
Adjusted Score: 98.574%
Critics Consensus: You will see what's coming, but the masterful performances, especially Thornton's, will leave you riveted.
Synopsis: Sling Blade marked the directorial debut of country singer turned actor Billy Bob Thornton, who also authored the script (expanding... [More]
Directed By: Billy Bob Thornton

#46
Adjusted Score: 97.386%
Critics Consensus: Bursting with a colorful imagination befitting its promise-packed title, April and the Extraordinary World offers spectacular delights for animation fans willing to venture off the beaten path.
Synopsis: From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting... [More]

#45
Adjusted Score: 98.167%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys I've Loved Before plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises.
Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once? Lara Jean Song... [More]
Directed By: Susan Johnson

#44

I Lost My Body (2019)
96%

#44
Adjusted Score: 98.768%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully animated and utterly unique, I Lost My Body takes audiences on a singularly strange journey whose unexpected contours lead to a wholly satisfying destination.
Synopsis: In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in... [More]
Directed By: Jérémy Clapin

#43

Groundhog Day (1993)
96%

#43
Adjusted Score: 102.347%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs.
Synopsis: Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom... [More]
Directed By: Harold Ramis

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 103.745%
Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#41

Undefeated (2012)
96%

#41
Adjusted Score: 99.147%
Critics Consensus: It covers familiar sports documentary territory, but Undefeated proves there are still powerful stories to be told on the high school gridiron.
Synopsis: Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the Manassas Tigers' 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive... [More]
Directed By: Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin

#40

Menashe (2017)
96%

#40
Adjusted Score: 100.303%
Critics Consensus: Menashe offers an intriguing look at a culture whose unfamiliarity to many viewers will be rendered irrelevant by the story's universally affecting themes and thoughtful approach.
Synopsis: Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe--a kind, hapless grocery store clerk--struggles to make ends... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Z. Weinstein

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 100.707%
Critics Consensus: The Look of Silence delivers a less shocking -- yet just as terribly compelling -- companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.
Synopsis: Through Joshua Oppenheimer's work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered... [More]
Directed By: Joshua Oppenheimer

#38

Blue Ruin (2014)
96%

#38
Adjusted Score: 101.165%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat.
Synopsis: BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier

#37

Atlantics (2019)
96%

#37
Adjusted Score: 102.106%
Critics Consensus: An unpredictable supernatural drama rooted in real-world social commentary, Atlantique suggests a thrillingly bright future for debuting filmmaker Mati Diop.
Synopsis: In Dakar, a group of construction workers abandon their work on a sky-scraper in response to months of withheld wages.... [More]
Directed By: Mati Diop, Mati Diop

#36

The Queen (2006)
96%

#36
Adjusted Score: 102.707%
Critics Consensus: Full of wit, humor, and pathos, Stephen Frears' moving portrait looks at life of the British royals during the period after Princess Diana's death.
Synopsis: This is the story of the death of Princess Diana of Wales and the relationship between British Prime Minister Tony... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Frears

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 108.989%
Critics Consensus: The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.
Synopsis: The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break... [More]
Directed By: Sean Baker (II)

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 105.843%
Critics Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
Synopsis: "The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#33

The Irishman (2019)
96%

#33
Adjusted Score: 115.698%
Critics Consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Synopsis: This biographical crime thriller follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his past years working for the Bufalino... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 99.028%
Critics Consensus: Pick of the Litter has all the fluffy adorableness audiences expect from a puppy documentary, along with a story that's as edifying as it is heartwarming.
Synopsis: PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

#31

Airplane! (1980)
97%

#31
Adjusted Score: 102.974%
Critics Consensus: Though unabashedly juvenile and silly, Airplane! is nevertheless an uproarious spoof comedy full of quotable lines and slapstick gags that endure to this day.
Synopsis: This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting --... [More]

#30
Adjusted Score: 106.326%
Critics Consensus: Arguably the greatest of the spaghetti westerns, this epic features a compelling story, memorable performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a haunting score.
Synopsis: In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Leone

#29
Adjusted Score: 105.372%
Critics Consensus: A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.
Synopsis: From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast... [More]
Directed By: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

#28

American Factory (2019)
97%

#28
Adjusted Score: 100.149%
Critics Consensus: American Factory takes a thoughtful -- and troubling -- look at the dynamic between workers and employers in the 21st-century globalized economy.
Synopsis: In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring... [More]
Starring:

#27

Schindler's List (1993)
97%

#27
Adjusted Score: 105%
Critics Consensus: Schindler's List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg's signature tender humanism to create the director's dramatic masterpiece.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#26

13th (2016)
97%

#26
Adjusted Score: 100.303%
Critics Consensus: 13th strikes at the heart of America's tangled racial history, offering observations as incendiary as they are calmly controlled.
Synopsis: The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither... [More]
Directed By: Ava DuVernay

#25

Aquarius (2016)
97%

#25
Adjusted Score: 100.644%
Critics Consensus: Led by a powerful performance from Sônia Braga, Aquarius uses a conflict between a tenant and developers to take an insightful look at the relationship between space and identity.
Synopsis: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings... [More]

#24

Mud (2013)
97%

#24
Adjusted Score: 103.674%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the title role, Mud offers an engaging Southern drama that manages to stay sweet and heartwarming without being sappy.
Synopsis: Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Nichols

#23

Mudbound (2017)
97%

#23
Adjusted Score: 104.823%
Critics Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting.
Synopsis: Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families... [More]
Directed By: Dee Rees

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 106.635%
Critics Consensus: In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore's stranger-than-fiction story, Eddie Murphy makes Dolemite Is My Name just as bold, brash, and ultimately hard to resist as its subject.
Synopsis: Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany... [More]
Directed By: Craig Brewer

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 107.886%
Critics Consensus: Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.
Synopsis: Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#20

Spotlight (2015)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 111.36%
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
Synopsis: SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause... [More]
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

#19
Adjusted Score: 113.746%
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.
Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents... [More]

#18

Paris Is Burning (1991)
98%

#18
Adjusted Score: 101.722%
Critics Consensus: Paris Is Burning dives into '80s transgender subculture, with the understated camera allowing this world to flourish and the people to speak (and dance) for themselves.
Synopsis: Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses... [More]
Directed By: Jennie Livingston

#17

Circus of Books (2020)
98%

#17
Adjusted Score: 99.699%
Critics Consensus: Like the cheekily named store at this documentary's center, Circus of Books proves there are countless stories below the surface if we're only willing to look.
Synopsis: For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Mason

#16

The Cakemaker (2018)
98%

#16
Adjusted Score: 99.608%
Critics Consensus: The Cakemaker explores all-consuming emotion with beguiling restraint, adding up to a delicately understated character study fueled by the power of love.
Synopsis: Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits... [More]
Directed By: Ofir Raul Graizer

#15
Adjusted Score: 99.623%
Critics Consensus: Beychella forever.
Synopsis: Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé's historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America's historically black colleges and... [More]
Starring: Beyoncé Knowles
Directed By: Beyoncé Knowles

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 102.714%
Critics Consensus: A quiet, moving rumination on loneliness and newfound intimacy, God's Own Country marks an outstanding directorial debut for Francis Lee.
Synopsis: Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England.... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lee

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 102.709%
Critics Consensus: Don't Think Twice offers a bittersweet look at the comedian's life that's as genuinely moving as it is laugh-out-loud funny -- and a brilliant calling card for writer-director Mike Birbiglia.
Synopsis: When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest... [More]
Directed By: Mike Birbiglia

#12

Moonlight (2016)
98%

#12
Adjusted Score: 113.359%
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
Synopsis: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life... [More]
Directed By: Barry Jenkins (III)

#11

Under The Shadow (2016)
99%

#11
Adjusted Score: 101.792%
Critics Consensus: Under the Shadow deftly blends seemingly disparate genres to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext.
Synopsis: Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War... [More]
Directed By: Babak Anvari

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 101.859%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don't care for the cuisine.
Synopsis: Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest... [More]
Directed By: David Gelb

#9

Song Of The Sea (2014)
99%

#9
Adjusted Score: 102.081%
Critics Consensus: Song of the Sea boasts narrative depth commensurate with its visual beauty, adding up to an animated saga overflowing with family-friendly riches.
Synopsis: In this enchanting new story from the Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Ben and his little sister... [More]
Directed By: Tomm Moore

#8

Starred Up (2014)
99%

#8
Adjusted Score: 102.949%
Critics Consensus: Smart, hard-hitting, and queasily realistic, Starred Up is an instant classic of U.K. prison cinema.
Synopsis: 19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell, star of the upcoming UNBROKEN), arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#7
Adjusted Score: 104.217%
Critics Consensus: My Life as a Zucchini's silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.
Synopsis: After his mother's sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster... [More]
Directed By: Claude Barras

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 102.864%
Critics Consensus: A galvanizing glimpse behind the scenes of a pivotal election, Knock Down the House should prove engrossing for viewers of all political persuasions.
Synopsis: When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lears

#5

Lady Bird (2017)
99%

#5
Adjusted Score: 115.783%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

#4

Strong Island (2017)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.194%
Critics Consensus: Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.
Synopsis: In April 1992, on Long Island NY, William Jr., the Ford's eldest child, a black 24 year-old teacher, was killed... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#3

Shirkers (2018)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 102.028%
Critics Consensus: Shirkers uses one woman's interrogation of a pivotal personal disappointment to offer affecting observations on creativity, lost opportunity, and coming to terms with the past.
Synopsis: Shirkers was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique--or it would have... [More]
Directed By: Sandi Tan

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 101.899%
Critics Consensus: The Square offers an electrifying -- and edifying -- ground-level glimpse of life inside a real-life political revolution.
Synopsis: The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we... [More]
Directed By: Jehane Noujaim

#1
Adjusted Score: 103.148%
Critics Consensus: As entertaining as it is inspiring, Crip Camp uses one group's remarkable story to highlight hope for the future and the power of community.
Synopsis: In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle... [More]
Starring:

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