The Most Famous and The Most Loved Movies on Netflix
Hello guys, I know that you are tired of searching a good movie in the infinite catalog!! of Netflix. Although the huge Movie and TV shows catalog of this $8/month service is overwhelming but many a times it becomes annoying too. So if you don’t have any good title in your mind, go on with our list of most popular movies on Netflix. As you might be familiar with most of the popular titles, so along with them I have also included some recently added good movies in the list.
Netflix also has a unique feature which helps you select a good movie that is ” Recommended for you“. Netflix suggest you few movies or TV series which you might like. All these recommendations by Netflix are based on the ratings and reviews that you give to different movies and TV series, you watch on Netflix. And honestly speaking, this recommendation thing by Netflix, did its part very well for me. These recommendations are quite accurate, just try them once if you haven’t yet.
Having said that, there are times when you get tired of finding a good movie and even Netflix will go off your mood. And judging a movie will be difficult as most of the titles on Netflix are not very recent (although Netflix’s DVD rental services has a lot of recent titles) So guys, I have created this list of the most popular movies on Netflix which you can find and enjoy on Netflix before they get kicked out without any warning.
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List Of Most Popular Movies on Netflix
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Cast – John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis
Rating – 8.9
I don’t think you’re gonna need a summary of this one, just look at the cast. Its not very often you see all these big talented stars together, and for some icing on the cake the movie is also written and directed bu Quentin Tarantino. Great story, great direction and brilliant performances by the actors, no just a popular movie on Netflix one of the most famous movie of all time.
2. Forrest Gump (1994)
Cast – Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Rating – 8.8
Story of guy with slight mental retardation, who solves all his life problems just by running. The movie show cases a weirdly amazing and adventurous life journey of Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks). The movie has a great story line and plenty of good moments to hold viewers for 2 and a half hour. Needless to say its a must watch, so don’t wait if you haven’t.
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean : The curse of the black pearl
Cast – Jhonny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffery Rush
Rating – 8.1
An adventurous quest of Captain Jack Sparrow and his fellow pirates along with the blacksmith Will Turner in search of Turners Girlfriend Elizabeth Swan, who is kidnapped by an another group of dead pirates on their wicked ship “Black Pearl”. Jhonny Depp’s Psycho avatar left its marks on all the Hollywood fans and even the critics. A great title to enjoy no matter what is your mood.
4. Tarzan (1999)
Cast(voice) – Toni Golgwyn(Tarzan) , Minnie Driver(Jane Porter), Glen Close(Kala)
Rating – 7.1
We all grew of listening the stories of Tarzan, an orphan kid adopted by Gorillas along with the other animals in the great African forest. When the humans tried to enter the forest with some bad intentions. Tarzan along with his friends fought against them to protect his friends and family. A classic and unforgettable tale, with a good animation work, Tarzan is a good title to refresh your childhood memories or to enjoy with your children.
5. American Beauty (1999)
Cast – Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Thora Birch, Wes Bently
Rating – 8.4
Story of a married man Lester, depressed with his too perfect lifestyle, infatuated with his daughters friend who is not even half of his age. The movie has won 5 Oscars in almost all the major categories, and definitely is one of the most popular movie of all times. Kevin Spacey is adored by the for his absolutely tremendous performance. The movie is R rated for its intimate scenes and rated R by the officials, so just be careful if you are expecting company.
6. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Cast – Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ban Affleck
Rating – 8.3
Story of a guy Will Hunting (Matt Damon), who is a janitor at MIT. Despite being extraordinary at studies (especially Mathematics) Hunting lives a poor life, when one day his talent was noticed by a mathematics professor (sean) of MIT, who admired his talent and offered his to join him and change his life. Unwillingly Will joins him as he has to avoid his jail time, and he has no better option. Great plot, amazing acting by the starcast, and all together a really good time killer.
7. Kill Bill (Volume 1 and 2)
Cast – Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah
Rating – (8.1 & 8)
Kill Bill is another classic directed by one of the Hollywood’s great director Quentin Tarantino. The story revolves around a pregnant woman known as “The Bride” in the movie, who was attacked by a group of assassins. The Bride (Uma) seeks revenge from her attackers and learns some martial arts and fighting skills to do so. The movie was really admired by both the critics and women across USA, and was the highest grossing movie by Quentin Tarantino at that point of time. The movie was initially scheduled to be released in one go but, but as the running time exceeded 4 hours, the decision was changed and in two parts in 2013 & 2014. The movie is famous for its impressive Martial Arts and sword skills. Amazing movie and a must watch for action lovers, watch them both before they are out of Netflix’s Catalog.
8. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Cast – R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D’Onofirno, Mathew Modine, Adam Baldwin
Rating – 8.3
Directed by Stanley Kubric, Full Metal Jacket is a British-American Action-Drama film. The movie showcases the period of The Vietnam War, and the effect of the war and brutal training, on the American soldiers, and covers unseen aspects of their tough life during the war.
9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Cast – Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, Micheal Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi
Rating – 8.4
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Reservior Gogs is a unique story of 5 guys of different personalities, united for a burglary of diamonds. 5 of them were given fake names to hide their identities from each other Mr. Brown, Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange, Mr. White and Mr. Blonde. The story takes a turn when they got ambushed by police, and figured out that someone among them is a traitor.
10. Silver Lining Playbook (2012)
Cast – Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jackie Weaver
Rating – 7.8
Based on a novel by Matthew Quick with the same title, the movie revolves around a guy named Patt (Bradley Cooper), who is mentally retarded and who recently got out of rehab and starting his live with a whole new approach. Pat meets this girl Tiffany who herself is facing serious problem of identity crisis. A good emotional romantic movie with good blend of comedy and drama. The movie got popular not just because of the famous starcast, but for its emotional story line and screen. The movie also won an Oscar for accompanied by around 88 wins and 144 nominations on different platforms around the world.
11. Nightcrawler (2014)
Cast – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed
Rating – 7.9
Louis Bloom a journalist, who is desperate to cover every crime in the city, got acknowledged by a veteran of the news industry. Louis got promoted and got his own crew, but his urge to be on the top and earn more money, turned him into a psycho, who can go to any extent. With amazing performance of Jake Gynnenhaal, and a great story the movie got a lot of admiration by critics. Not that a famous title but totally deserve to be in this list of popular movies on Netflix.
12. Sin City (2005)
Cast – Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosalia Dawson
Rating – 8.1
Directed by director trio Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, Sin City showcases four tales running side by side, with all four of them are related to crime in one way or another. A violent title with a lot of twist and turns, the movie is a good watch for any of the action and thriller genre fan, and one of my personal favorite in the list.
13. Django Unchained (2012)
Cast – Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson
Rating – 8.5
Maybe I should official declare it a list of Most popular movies on Netflix by Quentin Tarantino, another great title by a great director. The movie revolves around a central character Django, who was a former slaver released by a dentist who trained him as a bounty hunter. His quest begins when he decides to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. The movie won two Academy Awards and became one of the most famous movie of 2012.
14. Scarface (1983)
Cast – Al Pacino, Micheal Pfeiffer, Robert Luggia, Steven Bauer
Rating – 8.3
Directed by Brian De Palma, Scarface is another great drug mafia theme movie by one of the great actor of Hollywood Al Pacino famous for his role in The God Father series. The movie has almost a similar story line with story showcasing the rise of a drug empire of Tony Montana (Al Pacino). But his fame becomes a curse for him as his ego became a plague for his own domain.
15. Dead Man (1995)
Cast – Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Robert Mitchum
Rating – 7.7
Dead Man is a story of a murderer William Blake who is running away to save himself from the law. In his way to West America, William encounters a Native American man who transforms William from a killer to a spritual person and made him realize a totally different side of life. Last but not the least a great title and well deserving on in the list of most popular movies on Netflix.
So guys this was my list of most 15 famous and most popular movies movies on Netflix available right know. All the titles mentioned above are gems of Hollywood and if you have not seen them, watch them as soon as possible, as you never know when they get kicked out of the catalog. The IMDb rating is also there for every title so that you can select the best for yourself.
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