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10 Movies on Netflix You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

By Priyanka Chawla

Mindlessly scrolling through Netflix trying to pick a movie can be frustrating and time-consuming. To make your life easier, we have curated a diverse list of film genres to satisfy your every mood. From action to comedy, we have it all. These are 10 great movies on Netflix that should definitely be given a watch.

Thriller: 

The Invitation 

Released in 2015, The Invitation is based on a dinner party attended by a circle of friends starring Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Seems normal enough, right? You’ll certainly be on the edge of your seat as things suddenly go south, trying to predict what’s going to happen next.

The Game

Directed by David Fincher in 1997, this American thriller will surely have you hooked from the get-go. A merchant banker (Michael Douglas) receives a voucher for a game as a birthday gift from his brother (Sean Penn). When Douglas actually makes use of his gift, things slowly take a turn for the worse.

Comedy:

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 

Released in 2004 but based on the culture of the 1970s, this satirical comedy will undoubtedly uplift your mood. The movie also has a great cast starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, etc. Ron Burgundy (Will) is a famous anchorman for a local San Diego television station. The story quickly changes as Will’s character clashes with his female counterpart (Christina). Lucky for you, if one movie isn’t enough, there are 2 more parts: Wake up Ron Burgundy – The Lost Movie (2004) & Anchorman 2 – The Legend Continues (2013), respectively.

Meet The Parents 

A 2000 comedy film starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro chronicles a series of unfortunate events. Greg Focker (Stiller) spends a weekend at his girlfriend’s parents house with a plan to propose to her after. However, when Jack (De Niro) instantly dislikes Greg, his stay at the house turns ugly. This movie also has 2 more parts to it that are worth watching – Meet The Fockers (2004) & Little Fockers (2010).

Horror:

Us 

A 2019 American horror film written and directed by Jordon Peele. As the movie builds up, it develops a great sense of mystery.  The intriguing story will keep your eyes glued to the screen. A happy family of 4 take a vacation only to be hunted and attacked by mysterious figures in red, which later turn out to be their doppelgängers. 

The Cabin In The Woods 

This 2012 movie is based on a group of college friends. The film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford. A weekend getaway to a remote cabin turns into the worst nightmare for the bunch as they get stuck inside a simulation. They simply try to have a good time but they end up getting attacked by zombies and monsters that are being controlled by a secret underground facility. 

Action:

The Bourne Trilogy 

The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) & The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) is a great action trilogy starring Matt Damon. Written by author Robert Ludlum, these 3 novels are adapted for the screen based on a CIA assassin, Jason Bourne. The title character suffers from dissociative amnesia and he must figure out who he is. This three-part film will unquestionably thrill your senses and satisfy your urge to watch some classic action.

Baby Driver 

A 2017 action movie starring heartthrob Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver. Baby (Ansel) is coerced into being the getaway driver for a heist planned by the crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey). Doc threatens to hurt Baby’s girlfriend Debora (Lily James) if he refuses to partake. Things turn sour and troublesome when the gang’s arms dealers are revealed to be undercover officers. 

Crime:

Nightcrawler 

Nightcrawler is a 2014 thriller/crime film that follows the life of Louis “Lou” Bloom, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. The life of a petty thief soon turns around as he tries to climb the ladder of success. Lou becomes a stringer who records violent crimes in the city of Los Angeles and he then sells the footage to a local television news station. As the movie progresses, Lou gets a rush for success and becomes obsessed with encapsulating more and more vicious events. 

Hush 

Based on a deaf horror author, this 2016 film will have you biting on your fingernails, worrying about the safety of the innocent protagonist. Maddie Young lives in an isolated cabin alone with her cat as she tries to focus on her writing career. Maddie spends a quiet evening at her house when suddenly, she realizes she’s being stalked by a masked killer. 

Hopefully, this varied list of movies will keep you entertained while you’re holed up at home. Let us know in the comments below which films you enjoyed watching and which is your go-to genre.

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