Your days are numbered.
Netflix is coming for all of you that are sharing a password. Now if you stumbled on this post to see if there are any Netflix original movies you haven’t seen OR you feel triggered because you’re going to have to stop using your sister-in-laws-baby-cousin-Tracy’s Netflix account. We got you.
This list is 38 of the best Netflix originals movies to watch and you might think there are way more Netflix originals that weren’t included. And you maybe right but also
1. “best” is subjective
2. We tried to keep it diverse in genre
3. We might hit you up with a part 2 if you guys comment some more Netflix original movies we didn’t include — and we agree with your suggestions.
Anyway without further ado, check out the 38 best Netflix original movies to watch before password sharing is no more.
The Harder They Fall
Bullets fly and tempers flare in this wild and gritty Western showdown that sets the notorious Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) and his team up against Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) and his team. One’s looking to take over, ones looking to settle the score. All-star cast and all-star score.
The Old Guard
Before Gina Prince Bythewood gave us the masterful ‘The Woman King’ she gave the action-packed, immortal thriller, The Old Guard.
Dolemite is My Name
After years away, Eddie Murphy made is return in this uproariously funny biopic-style movie about Rudy Ray Moore. It’s hard to believe that the movie within the movie actually existed…you know what, just watch and you’ll see what we mean.
See You Yesterday
Two teenage science prodigies invent a time machine, but when tragedy strikes, they must race against the clock to set things right before time runs out.
Don’t Look Up
If you want a glimpse of how everyone will react if the world ends and we have only a few days to live, this is your movie. It’s funny with a tad of “yup, that is definitely what I would do.”
We Have a Ghost
Another movie that depicts how society would most likely act if someone caught a Ghost on camera and it went viral. There’s also underlying themes as well.
Genre: Family Comedy
Marlon Wayans plays six roles as he embarks on a hilarious and outrageous journey to track down his long-lost siblings.
Beasts of No Nation
A powerful and heart-wrenching film that tells the story of a child soldier forced to navigate a brutal war-torn landscape, and ultimately confront the harrowing choices he must make in order to survive.”
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend – a fascinating beast named Okja.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a festive and heartwarming musical adventure that blends dazzling visuals, catchy tunes, and a magical story of hope and redemption, making it the perfect holiday treat for the whole family.
A gripping and epic crime drama that brings together legendary actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, telling the story of a hitman’s rise through the ranks of organized crime and the consequences of his choices, spanning decades of American history.
Nappily Ever After
A heartfelt and empowering film that follows the journey of a successful and image-conscious woman as she learns to embrace her natural beauty and define her own standards of happiness and fulfillment.
Based on the real life siege that took place in Silverton, Pretoria in 1980, after a failed sabotage mission, a trio of anti-apartheid freedom fighters ends up in a tense bank hostage situation.
The Incredible Jessica James
Hilarious and heartwarming rom-com that follows a struggling New York playwright as she navigates the ups and downs of dating, career, and self-discovery in the modern age.”
Genre: Romantic Comedy
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Trial of the Chicago 7: “Trial of the Chicago 7 is a gripping and thought-provoking courtroom drama based on a true story, exploring the fight for justice and civil rights in the face of political and social upheaval during the turbulent 1960s.”
Visually stunning and emotionally powerful movie that immerses viewers in the lives of a middle-class family and their housekeeper in Mexico City during the 1970s, capturing a pivotal moment in Mexican history and exploring themes of family, class, and love.
The Forty Year Old Version
It follows a struggling playwright as she reinvents herself as a rapper, grappling with issues of identity, artistic integrity, and the challenges of aging in the competitive world of the arts
After a down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers an extraordinary player abroad, he brings the phenom back without his team’s approval.
The Sea Beast
Terrifying creatures roam the seas and the monster hunters are heroes. None is more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. When young Maisie Brumble joins his ship, he finds an unexpected ally.
Genre: Animated Family Film
It centers on a young South African woman as she navigates the ups and downs of dating and relationships with the help of her best friend, discovering the true meaning of love and self-worth along the way.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Ambitious artist Jabari attempts to balance success and love after he moves into his dream Manhattan apartment and falls for his next-door neighbor.
Genre: Adult Animated Music Special/Rom/Dram
A Jazzman’s Blues
A tale of forbidden love and family drama unravels 40 years of secrets and lies in the deep south during an unsolved murder investigation.
Wendell & Wild
The titular characters, a pair of demon brothers played by comedy icons Key & Peele trick troubled teen, Kat Elliott (Lyric Ross), into bringing them from the underworld into the land of the living and mayhem ensues.
Genre: Stop Motion Adult Animated Horror Comedy
A new couple learns that opposites attract but some families don’t when they find themselves confronting their parent’s clashing views of their relationship
Based on the novel ‘Ghetto Cowboy’ by G.Neri, while spending the summer in North Philadelphia, a troubled teen (Caleb McLaughlin) is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s (Idris Elba) vibrant urban-cowboy subculture.
It follows a cynical and commitment-phobic woman as she reluctantly attends a series of weddings, only to find herself unexpectedly drawn to a charming and persistent wedding guest
Tells the story of a refugee couple from South Sudan who is haunted by the traumas of their past and the supernatural forces lurking within their new home in England.
Single All The Way
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about being single, Peter persuades best friend Nick to pose as his boyfriend on a trip home for the holidays.
Genre: Christmas Rom Com
Elijah (Mamoudou Athie) must find a way to balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father’s expectations for him to carry on the family’s popular Memphis barbeque joint.
A couple on the brink of breaking up as they unwittingly become entangled in a wild and dangerous conspiracy, testing the limits of their relationship and their survival skills.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
A serial killer terrorizes London while disgraced detective John Luther sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
Thought-provoking film that delves into the intense and often controversial world of fraternity hazing, examining the dangerous consequences that can arise when traditions clash with personal integrity.”
Look Both Ways
On the eve of her college graduation, Natalie’s life diverges into two parallel realities: one in which she becomes pregnant and must navigate motherhood in her Texas hometown, the other in which she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
A father (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage daughter (Priah Ferguson) are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.
Genre: Family Comedy
The Half of It
Coming-of-age story that explores the complex dynamics of friendship, love, and identity in a small town, following a shy and bookish high school student as she helps a jock write love letters to his crush, only to discover her own feelings in the process.”
Genre: Coming of Age Romance/Drama
Inspired by a confident new friend and her mother’s rebellious past, a shy teenager publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
It delves into the world of blues music in 1920s Chicago, exploring themes of race, identity, and exploitation through the story of legendary blues singer Ma Rainey and her band.
Vampire vs. The Bronx
A trio of friends discover a sinister plot to destroy their neighborhood. They decide to band together to save their town from vampires.
The All The Boys I’ve Loved Franchise
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all– are mysteriously mailed out.
Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.
Genre: Supernatural Action Comedy