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Netflix: The Highest Rated Netflix Original Movies You Should Watch


David Mudd

Netflix is undoubtedly one of the largest streaming giants in town right now producing great content year after year. They seem to easily stand out among its competitors like The Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.

The streaming platform has got some fantastic content out there that you should watch it immediately. Here are some of our top picks of Netflix original movies that you should watch as soon as possible.

High Flying Bird

The sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh is about a young, ambitious sports agent Ray. He pitches a controversial business opportunity to a rookie basketball player during a lockout. An exciting aspect of the movie is that Soderbergh shot the entire film in an iPhone. It was released on 27 January 2019 and is an absolute sucker for all the sports drama fans.


The movie is a Korean sci-fi drama directed by Bong Joon-ho. The movie comes from the director who created Parasite, the first Korean and international movie to win an Oscar for best picture. So you can expect the standards. The adventure movie created a lot of stir when it was released questioning the entire meat production industry.


The historical drama movie was released on 24 August 2017. Director Dee Rees focuses on the story of a Mississippi family struggling during the 1970s. The period drama film is based on a book written by Hillary Jordan of the same name. Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children in her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm. The movie depicts the life of a family and their daily life.

Marriage Story

The story is about a Brooklyn dwelling actress portrayed by Scarlett Johansson and her husband who’s a director (Adam Driver).

The couple working in the entertainment business struggles with their married life and almost arrives at the verge of divorce. Their chemistry and understanding is a treat to watch. If you haven’t seen this movie so far, do give it a try, it won’t disappoint you.

The Irishman

How can we miss out on The Irishman when it’s about the best Netflix original movies. The crime drama movie was nominated for the Academy Awards for best picture in 2020.

The epic crime film stars, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. It is set during the post-war scenes of Word War ll. The movie has got some big titles attached to it, and they’re one of the best in the business so you can expect the standard of the movie.


Directed by Alphonse Cuaron, Roma released on 27 October 2018 in Spanish, English, Japanese, French, German and Norwegian. It is the first movie of Netflix which got nominated for the Academy Awards.

The movie is a touching emotional movie about a family that struggles to meet ends. Cleo is a domestic worker who takes care of Antonio and Sofia’s four kids. The film is set during the 1970s in Mexico City.

Things get rough when Antonio runs away with a girl, and Cleo finds that she’s pregnant. The movie is depicted as one of the finest script and cinematography. It is not just Netflix’s best movies, but one of the best cinema ever made. If you haven’t seen this masterpiece, then do watch it right now.

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