25 Netflix Movies to Stream Right Now

The Best Movies on Netflix in October 2020

Looking for something to watch? With thousands of TV shows and good movies on Netflix to choose from, finding the perfect film on the best streaming service can be a real pain. Luckily, we’ve gone and done some extensive movie research for you and found the best Netflix movies to stream right now.

If you’re looking for films to watch on other platforms, we’ve also found the best Amazon Prime movies and Hulu movies for October 2020.

Her (2013)

Have you ever found yourself talking to Siri as if she was a real person? Her is the story of a lonely writer working his way through the late stages of divorce. But when he decides to purchase an operating system designed to meet his every need, he can’t help but fall in love.

Her is expected to arrive on Netflix in the U.S. on October 1.

Director: Spike Jonze
Main Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Runtime: 126 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

The Devil All The Time (2020)

As one of the top picks on Netflix right now, this a movie recommendation you’ll want to listen to. Set in rural Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a group interesting of characters after World War II through the 1960s. Each character, sinister in their own way, draws you in and holds your attention throughout the film.

Director: Antonio Campos
Main Cast: Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, Tom Holland
Runtime: 138 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2

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Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

If you find yourself searching for a horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, watching Tucker and Dale vs Evil is one of those must-watch movies on Netflix. Tucker and Dale are two rednecks who are heading out to a rickety cabin in the woods for a much-needed vacation. Little did they know they’d be mistaken for serial killers. Multiple encounters with college kids doing some vacationing of their own leads to some deadly misunderstandings.

If you’re looking for more like this, we’ve also put together a list of the best comedy movies on Netflix.

Director: Eli Craig
Main Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
Runtime: 89 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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Marriage Story (2019)

This Netflix Original movie is a beautiful look into just how complicated marriage and family can be, dissecting a husband and wife in the middle of a divorce. But Marriage Story isn’t all doom and gloom, it’s an emotional story that shows that divorce between a husband and wife doesn’t have to mean the family can’t stay together.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Main Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson
Runtime: 137 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

With the latest Netflix show, Ratched, being based on the villain from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, now is a great time to revisit this classic movie. The story follows a criminal named McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) who decides to plead insanity to escape prison. Unfortunately, life in the mental word isn’t what he thought it would be under the oppressive and abusive head nurse.

Director: Milos Forman
Main Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
Runtime: 133 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.7

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Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is one of the most intense and unique action movies on Netflix you’ll ever experience. The plot is fairly straightforward, Henry is resurrected with no memory and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord. The movie is shot entirely in the first person, however. Meaning you get to see from the viewpoint of Henry throughout the film.

Director: Ilya Naishuller
Main Cast: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett
Runtime: 96 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.7

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Back to the Future (1985)

This classic time-travel movie follows 17-year old highschool student Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he accidentally embarks on a journey 30 years in the past. With the help of an eccentric doctor, he must find a way back to the future without causing too much damage to his own life in the past.

If you’re looking to stream a classic sci-fi movie on Netflix, you’ll want to watch it before it leaves again.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Main Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
Runtime: 165 minutes
IMDb Rating8.5

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

We’ve seen so many Spider-Man movies that it’s almost like an anthology series at this point. But as far as animated Marvel movies go, Spider-Verse is at the top of every list. In a string of parallel universes, teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) finds himself becoming Spider-Man. Aided by the Spider-Men — and woman — from other timelines, he must learn to be more like Peter Parker.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Main cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
Runtime: 116 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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The Social Dilemma (2020)

What are the effects of social networks on the human psyche? This Netflix documentary is a terrifying look inside how and why tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google operate in the way they do. You get to hear from tech experts in different fields discussing the negative impact and polarizing nature of these attention-grabbing algorithms they created. You can find more content like this from our list of the best documentaries on Netflix.

Director: Jeff Orlowski
Main cast: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson
Runtime: 94 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.9

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

After a rough breakup, Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) is absolutely heartbroken to find out his ex-girlfriend Clementine had undergone a process to erase him from her memory. He decides to erase her memory from his mind as well but realizes he still loves her as he watches the memories fade away. Seeing a comedian like Jim Carrey in a more serious role almost always makes for a great movie.

Director: Michel Gondry
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood
Runtime: 108 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.3

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A Silent Voice (2016)

This anime drama follows a young man who becomes the outcast of his class after bullying a deaf girl until she moved away. After years of regret after high school and being bullied himself, he decides to set off on an epic journey of redemption. Looking for more like this? We’ve also found the best anime series on Netflix right now.

Director: Naoko Yamada
Main Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
Runtime: 130 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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Sin City (2005)

Based on Frank Miller’s popular comics, this film follows four tales of crime. A muscular brute looking for the person responsible for the death of his gal, a man who decides to take law enforcement into his own hands, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl, and a hitman looking for cash. None of these characters have a superhero bone in their body. The black and white atmosphere provides that nice noir feel, but the rest is all action.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Main Cast: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis
Runtime: 147 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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Dolemite is My Name (2019)

This comedy follows Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy), a washed-up musician who transforms himself into a cult star. Dolemite is My Name is unlike any Eddie Murphy you may have seen but his top-notch performance will still have you laughing in this dramedy.

Director: Craig Brewer
Main Cast: Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key
Runtime: 90 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.3

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A Knight’s Tale (2001)

A Knight’s Tale is a feel-good film about a man determined to become a tournament champion. William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) is a peasant squire who has to fill in for his knight after he dies. After tasting victory, he and his friends hatch a plan to create a fake royal persona and compete in knight’s tournaments across the land.

Director: Brian Helgeland
Main Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk
Runtime: 132 minutes
IMDb Rating: 6.9

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Stardust (2007)

If you find yourself in need of some fantasy action and romance, Stardust delivers all that and more. The plot follows Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox), a young man living in a small countryside bordering a magical land. After professing his love for the village beauty, he sets out on a quest into the magical kingdom to retrieve a fallen star for her. But when he finds out the fallen star isn’t just some lump of rock, things get complicated.

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Main Cast
: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Mark Strong, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
Runtime
: 132 minutes
IMDb Rating
: 8.2

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The Irishman (2019)

Based on historical events, this film follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recounts his past doing jobs for crime boss Russel Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Over the years, Frank becomes close to the infamous teamster, Jimmy Hoffa by becoming his confidante and bodyguard. At over 3 hours, this is one of the longest Netflix movies you’ll probably ever stream. Though it’s almost worth watching just for the CGI footage of young De Niro

Director: Craig Brewer
Main Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
Runtime: 209 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.9

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Django Unchained (2012)

A German bounty hunter seeks and purchases a slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) to help him track down some men he is after. But after taking them down, Django wishes to seek out his wife and give her the freedom he has found. The bounty hunter offers to help him, and they manage to pinpoint and infiltrate a corrupt plantation owner’s estate where she is currently enslaved. We’ve found even more of the best Quentin Tarantino movies if you’re looking for more like this.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Main Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Runtime: 116 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Snowpiercer (2013)

Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho is well-known for his most recent film, Parasite, but his body of work expands much further. Snowpiercer boasts one of the most unique premises: the entire film taking place on a train that holds the last of the world’s survivors after a failed climate-change experiment. If you’re thinking it looks like Captain America on a snow train, you aren’t terribly far off.

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Main cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
Runtime: 126 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.1

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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Winner of four Oscars, Million Dollar Baby is one of the best Clint Eastwood movies of all time. The story follows a veteran boxing trainer named Frankie who has devoted his life to the ring at the expense of virtually everything else in his life. When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into his gym demanding a trainer, Frankie refuses on the grounds he doesn’t think much of women boxing. She won’t take no for an answer, however, and as Frankie trains her into a viable fighter, the two develop an emotional bond that will shape them for the rest of their lives.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Main Cast
: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman
Runtime: 132 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.1

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The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead is one of those classic horror films that has helped shape the entire genre. The story follows 5 college students heading out to a peaceful and remote cabin for a little rest and relaxation. But when an audio tape is discovered, an evil power gets released and begins to take them out one by one. If you’re looking for more movies like this, we’ve also made a list of the best ‘8os action movies to help you out.

Director: Sam Raimi
Main Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard Demanincor
Runtime: 85 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

This classic movie set in 1936 follows archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) after he has been hired to find a precious artifact: The Ark of the Covenant. He is faced with a series of unexpected trials on his way as he races to reach the Ark before Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Main Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
Runtime: 115 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

This classic 1970s British comedy from Monty Python follows King Arther (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on a low-budget and absolutely absurd search for the holy grail. Comedy ensues as this medieval group of soldiers encounters a plethora of silly obstacles in there quest for greatness.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Main cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle
Runtime: 92 minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.2

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

This action-comedy is unlike any other. Faced with the prospect of new love, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must face his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in battle in an effort to win her heart. If you like witty comedies with a dash of action and comedy, then dive into the world of Scott Pilgrim.

Director: Edgar Wright
Main Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Ward, Kieran Culkin
Runtime:112 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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Drive (2011)

This action drama follows a mysterious man (Ryan Gosling) who has had a slew of odd jobs as a garage mechanic, Hollywood stuntman, and getaway driver. Though he seems to be running from his past, he ends up falling for his neighbor (Carey Mulligan) and getting tangled up in a race supported by gangland money.

Director: Nicholas Winding Refn
Main Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carrey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
Runtime: 95 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.8

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger Than Fiction is one of Will Ferrell’s more serious roles, but it still works as a comedy. The story follows I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick as he goes about his life, only to be suddenly afflicted by narration only he can hear. Life only gets worse for him as the narration begins to affect his work, love life, and potential death.

This comedy-drama is set to arrive on Netflix on October 1.

Director: Marc Foster
Main Cast: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman
Runtime: 113 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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