Entertainment The Best Movies on Netflix Instant  

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The best movies on Netflix Instant is a complete Netflix streaming list for your perusal. All the best movies on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Netflix service, instantly! Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and classic film hits right in your living room.

This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. Best Picture Oscar winners like Braveheart, No Country for Old Men, and Shakespeare in Love are all available on Netflix streaming as are new hits like Dope, Frances Ha, and Spotlight. Even new classics like Moonrise Kingdom, Zootopia, and Memento can be viewed on the Netflix instant service.

What are the best Netflix instant movies? What is available online on the Netflix streaming selection? Are there new movies on Netflix instant? This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best Netflix streaming movies has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Netflix instant movies, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best movies on Netflix instant. If you're also interested in the best TV shows on Netflix be sure to check out that best tv shows on Netflix instant as well. 

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Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and ...more
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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more
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Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd
The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King TÂ’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Turner & Hooch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Tom Hanks, Craig T. Nelson, Mare Winningham
Turner & Hooch is a 1989 American comedy-thriller film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare ...more
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No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensue after a hunter (Josh Brolin) ...more
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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.
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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more
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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar
Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more
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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more
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Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald
Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more
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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin
The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack ...more
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Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver
Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more
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Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater
Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.
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Mudbound is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke
Mudbound is a 2017 period drama directed by Dee Rees, with a script written by Virgil Williams based on the novel Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. A family who have relocated to rural Mississippi ...more
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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more
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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter
Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde ...more
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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen ...more
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The Wailing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee
The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean horror film directed by Na Hong-jin about a policeman who investigates a series of mysterious killings and illnesses.
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To All the Boys I've Loved Bef... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Lana Condor, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson, based on the 2014 novel by Jenny Han. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) writes private love ...more
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Bright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies on Netflix Instant
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human ...more