Sit back, relax and watch the very best Netflix original films today. These films are so good that they are simply unforgettable, and you’ll probably watch them more than once.
Okja is a whimsy action-adventure film about a girl who raises and befriends a genetically modified super pig. The film has a fairytale-like quality that stands in contrast to its darker moments because life as a super pig isn’t always cheerful. It has a fresh rating of 87% and an average score of 7.54 on Rotten Tomatoes. Individuals looking for something unique and multifaceted will love Okja. Check it out.
Roma is a critically acclaimed drama film that follows the life of a housekeeper for a middle-class family who lives in Mexico City in 1970 and 1971. The film has multiple awards including three Academy Awards. It also features in several best film lists. For example, the New York Film Critics Circle and Time Magazine listed Roma as the best film of 2018. If a moving, intimate account of everyday life and drama sounds appealing, then Roma is for you.
What happens if you combine romance, drama and the supernatural into a film? You get Atlantics. Atlantics is an intriguing French film that follows a young woman called Ada and her partner Souleiman as they struggle in the face of class, employment, family, migration, crime and ghost issues. The Atlantic ocean is a recurring motif and metaphor throughout the film and is used to represent change, growth, life and death. It adds to the distinctive feel and atmosphere of the film. Atlantics is a unique and highly-rated film that is well worth a look.
Marriage Story (2019)
Marriage Story looks at a married couple, a stage director and an actress, who is getting a divorce. The film looks at how life events can change individuals. Tender, emotional and at times funny, Marriage Story has received near-universal acclaim. Marriage Story received a score of 94 out of out 100 on Metacritic, and an average rating of 8.8 on Rotten Tomatoes. Unsurprisingly, Marriage Story has a string of nominations and features in several best film lists. Catch it today.
If you’re after a horror film that will stay with you long after it finishes, then Apostle is a great choice. Apostle follows a British man who travels to an island to rescue his sister from a cult and encounters a mystery far beyond his expectations. The island is dying, and blood sacrifice is the norm and secrets are abound. It’s mysterious, mystical, metaphorical and incredibly brutal. The film has a fresh rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 6.71.
First They Killed My Father (2017)
First They Killed My Father was directed by Angelina Jollie and adapted from Loung Ung’s memoir of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime. The story follows 5 year-old Ung who is separated from her family in a labour camp and trained as a child soldier by the Khmer Rouge regime. The film has received multiple awards including a Freedom of Expression Award and the Hollywood Foreign Language Film Award. First They Killed My Father is an incredibly touching film created with skill and grace.
Watch Something New Today
It’s time to watch something fantastic. See mysterious islands, terrifying regimes, super pigs and more with these incredible films.
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