The 64 best Netflix original movies, ranked according to critics

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  • Insider ranked the top 64 Netflix original movies based on their Rotten Tomatoes scores.

  • Many of the top 10 movies — including "Mudbound" (No. 3), "The Irishman" (No. 4), "Marriage Story" (No. 5), and Roma (No. 6) — have been nominated for Oscars.

  • The Golden Globe-nominated "Dolemite Is My Name," starring Eddie Murphy, took the top spot with a 97% critics score and a 91% audience score.

  • The fan-favorite rom-com "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" was a close runner-up, with a 97% critics score and an 87% audience score.

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Netflix has released over 200 original movies since 2015, and the quality has only gotten better over time.

Many films from the streaming service have received critical praise, and some have even won Academy Awards.

Using aggregated scores from Rotten Tomatoes, Insider has determined Netflix's 64 best original movies, as of April 2020. They're ranked below, in descending order. Note: No documentaries or concert films, like Beyoncé's "Homecoming," are included. In cases of tied scores, the audience score was used as a tie-breaker.

Anjelica Oswald contributed to a previous version of this article.

64. "Hold the Dark" is a thriller about a naturalist who heads to Alaska to study wolves, but ends up uncovering the secret behind mysterious disappearances.

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Jeffrey Wright stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 70%

Audience score: 31%

Consensus: "'Hold the Dark's' unsettling aesthetic offers more of what filmgoers expect from director Jeremy Saulnier — and is often enough to prop up shaky narrative underpinnings."

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63. Alison Brie stars as an introverted misfit in the psychological drama "Horse Girl."

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Alison Brie stars.

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Critics score: 71%

Audience score: 47%

Consensus: "'Horse Girl' proves unwilling or unable to explore the deeper themes it addresses, but this unusual drama is anchored by Alison Brie's committed performance."

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62. Lily Collins stars as a young woman battling anorexia in "To the Bone."

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Lily Collins stars.

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Critics score: 71%

Audience score: 64%

Consensus: "'To the Bone' offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue, led by exemplary work from Lily Collins in the central role."

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61. "Kodachrome" follows an estranged father-son duo who go on a road trip to the last store that develops Kodachrome.

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Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis star.

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Critics score: 71%

Audience score: 69%

Consensus: "'Kodachrome' gains richer hues due to Ed Harris' colorful performance, which is enough to enliven a solid if predictable father-son road trip drama."

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60. Timothée Chalamet stars in the Shakespeare-inspired historical drama "The King."

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Timothée Chalamet stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 71%

Audience score: 83%

Consensus: "While 'The King' is sometimes less than the sum of its impressive parts, strong source material and gripping performances make this a period drama worth hailing."

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59. A group of five former Special Operations soldiers plan a heist on a drug lord's compound to steal money in "Triple Frontier."

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Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck star.

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Critics score: 72%

Audience score: 55%

Consensus: "An outstanding cast and ambitious story help 'Triple Frontier' overcome an uneven narrative — and elevate the end result above a crowded field of grim and gritty heist thrillers."

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58. "Lost Girls" follows the journey of a mother who searches for her daughter and, in the process, uncovers the devastation of the Long Island serial killer.

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Amy Ryan stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 73%

Audience score: n/a

Consensus: "Raw yet rewarding, 'Lost Girls' overcomes uneven storytelling with powerful performances and a willingness to resist easy catharsis."

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57. "The Perfection" is a psychological thriller about a former cellist prodigy who returns to her old school to find another prodigy has risen up.

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Logan Browning and Allison Williams star.

Netflix

Critics score: 73%

Audience score: 58%

Consensus: "Led by a pair of compelling performances, 'The Perfection' is a smart, gripping thriller that barbs its wild twists with cutting wit."

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56. "The Ritual" follows a group of friends who plan a hike in Sweden, but find themselves hunted by a horrifying mythological creature.

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Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, and Sam Troughton star.

Netflix

Critics score: 73%

Audience score: 59%

Consensus: "Director David Bruckner makes evocative use of the Scandinavian setting and a dedicated cast to deliver a handsome — if familiar — horror story."

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55. "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" complicates and deepens the love story of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky.

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Noah Centineo and Lana Condor star.

Netflix

Critics score: 75%

Audience score: 41%

Consensus: "'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You' may feel like little more than an amiable postscript to its predecessor, but fans of the original should still find this a swoonworthy sequel."

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54. In "The Fundamentals of Caring," a young boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his caregiver go on a road trip to see lame landmarks.

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Craig Roberts, Selena Gomez, and Paul Rudd star.

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Critics score: 77%

Audience score: 83%

Consensus: "'The Fundamentals of Caring' gets maximum mileage out of the chemistry between its well-matched leads as it follows a fairly well-worn coming-of-age road trip route."

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53. "Barry" is a biopic about a young Barack Obama during his time as a student at Columbia University.

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Devon Terrell stars as Obama.

Netflix

Critics score: 80% 

Audience score: 52%

Consensus: "'Barry' opens a speculative window into a future president's formative college years, offering a flawed yet compelling glimpse of American history in the making."

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52. "Apostle" is a historical horror film about a man who sets out to rescue his sister, who's been kidnapped by a religious cult.

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Dan Stevens stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 80%

Audience score: 54%

Consensus: "'Apostle' resists easy scares in favor of a steady, slow-building descent into dread led by a commanding central performance from Dan Stevens."

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51. Pee-wee Herman leaves his small town for the first time after befriending actor Joe Manganiello (who plays himself) in "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

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Paul Reubens and Joe Manganiello star.

Netflix

Critics score: 80%

Audience score: 62%

Consensus: "The simple story is a little short on laughs, but there's plenty of sweet wackiness for Pee-Wee Herman fans to enjoy."

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50. "Alex Strangelove" follows a young man coming to terms with his sexuality.

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Daniel Doheny, Antonio Marziale, and Madeline Weinstein star.

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Critics score: 80%

Audience score: 69%

Consensus: "'Alex Strangelove' offers a refreshingly insightful — and fittingly adult — take on teen sexuality enlivened by smart humor and a fearlessly progressive approach."

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49. "22 July" is based on the true story of a horrific terrorist attack in Norway, which led to the deaths of 77 people.

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Isak Bakli Aglen and Jonas Strand Gravli star.

Netflix

Critics score: 80%

Audience score: 69%

Consensus: "'22 July' offers a hard-hitting close-up look at the aftereffects of terrorism, telling a story with a thriller's visceral impact and the lingering emotional resonance of a drama."

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48. "Let It Snow" is a Christmas-themed rom-com based on a YA novel of the same name, written by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.

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Isabela Merced and Shameik Moore star.

Netflix

Critics score: 81%

Audience score: 45%

Consensus: "Comfortably cliché, 'Let It Snow' wears its influences on its sleeve, but works anyway thanks [to] an excellent ensemble and just the right amount of holiday cheer."

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47. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" tells the story of a writer who begins corresponding with residents of Guernsey, an island that was under German occupation during World War II.

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Lily James and Michiel Huisman star.

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Critics score: 81%

Audience score: 82%

Consensus: "Far more traditional and straightforward than its unwieldy title, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society' offers delightful comfort food for fans of period drama."

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46. "Someone Great" is a rom-com about a woman dealing with the abrupt end of her nine-year relationship.

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DeWanda Wise, Gina Rodriguez, and Brittany Snow star.

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Critics score: 82%

Audience score: 65%

Consensus: "What 'Someone Great' lacks in originality it makes up for in relatability and charm, thanks in large part to the undeniable chemistry between its talented leads."

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45. "Diecisiete," which translates to "Seventeen," is centered on the heartwarming connection between 17-year-old Héctor and a rescue dog.

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Biel Montoro stars.

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Critics score: 82%

Audience score: 89%

Consensus: "An endearing dramedy, 'Seventeen' is filled with honesty and sweetness and is sure to move [the] audience."

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44. An experimental film from late director Orson Welles, "The Other Side of the Wind" is a meta-movie about the last day of a Hollywood director's life.

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John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, and Oja Kodar star.

Netflix

Critics score: 83%

Audience score: 58%

Consensus: "A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, 'The Other Side of the Wind' offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career."

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43. "The Land of Steady Habits" is about a man who turns to drugs while navigating divorce, retirement, and his relationship with his son.

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Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco, and Thomas Mann star.

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Critics score: 85%

Audience score: 47%

Consensus: "With typically sharp work from writer-director Nicole Holofcener and finely layered performances, 'The Land of Steady Habits' is one mid-life crisis worth watching."

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42. Jake Johnson plays a gambling addict who tries to turn his life around in "Win It All."

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Jake Johnson stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 85%

Audience score: 54%

Consensus: "'Win It All' finds writer-director Joe Swanberg working in a comparatively mainstream vein — and striking another collaborative spark with leading man Jake Johnson."

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41. "Tallulah" is about a young woman who bonds with the baby of an irresponsible mother.

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Ellen Page stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 85%

Audience score: 69%

Consensus: "'Tallulah's' narrative insight, thoughtfully written characters, and talented cast add up to an absorbing family drama that transcends genre tropes and capably overcomes its flirtations with melodrama."

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40. "Girl" is a Belgian film about a trans girl who wants to become a ballerina.

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Victor Polster stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 85%

Audience score: 71%

Consensus: "'Girl' uses one aspiring dancer's story as the framework for a poignant drama that approaches its difficult themes with fittingly alluring grace."

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39. "6 Balloons" centers on the bond between a struggling woman and her heroin-addicted brother.

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Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson star.

Netflix

Critics score: 86%

Audience score: 55%

Consensus: "Delicately sketched but thematically rich, '6 Balloons' rises on Abbi Jacobson's gripping performance — and marks writer-director Marja-Lewis Ryan as a talent to watch."

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38. "Okja" is about a little girl and her bond with a giant "super pig" — and her fight against corporate greed to save Okja's life.

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Seo-hyun Ahn stars as Mija.

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Critics score: 86%

Audience score: 81%

Consensus: "'Okja' sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment — and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act."

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37. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is based on the true story of a young African boy who built a wind turbine in his village.

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Maxwell Simba and Chiwetel Ejiofor star.

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Critics score: 86%

Audience score: 88%

Consensus: "'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' earns its predictably uplifting arc through strong performances and impressive work from debuting director Chiwetel Ejiofor."

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36. Angelina Jolie directed "First They Killed My Father," based on Loung Ung's memoir about growing up during the communist Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and training as a child soldier.

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Sreymoch Sareum stars as Loung Ung.

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Critics score: 87%

Audience score: 80%

Consensus: "'First They Killed My Father' tackles its subject matter with grace, skill, and empathy, offering a ground-level look at historic atrocities that resonates beyond its story's borders."

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35. "Burning Sands" is a drama about the dangers of fraternity hazing.

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Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, and Trevante Rhodes star.

Netflix

Critics score: 88%

Audience score: 62%

Consensus: "'Burning Sands' covers familiar territory, but Trevor Jackson's layered performance and director/co-writer Gerard McMurray's empathetic approach help set it apart."

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34. "The Incredible Jessica James" is about a young playwright who's trying to get over her ex-boyfriend.

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Jessica Williams stars.

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Critics score: 88%

Audience score: 66%

Consensus: "'The Incredible Jessica James' makes its standard story line feel new, almost purely on the strength of a captivating, potentially star-making performance from Jessica Williams." 

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33. "Cargo" follows a man who works to save his daughter from a zombie apocalypse.

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Martin Freeman stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 88%

Audience score: 66%

Consensus: "'Cargo' takes a refreshingly character-driven approach to the zombie genre that's further distinguished by its Australian setting and Martin Freeman's terrific lead performance."

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32. Two friends run an agency that helps couples break up in unorthodox ways, but they run into some trouble in "The Breaker Upperers."

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Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek star.

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Critics score: 89%

Audience score: 52%

Consensus: "'The Breaker Upperers' brings the laughs early and often, thanks to the dry wit — and effervescent chemistry — of writer-director-star duo Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami."

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31. "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" follows a woman who discovers that her house has been burgled, so she hunts down the thief with her neighbor's help.

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Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey star.

Netflix

Critics score: 89%

Audience score: 77%

Consensus: "'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore' transcends its unwieldy title to offer timely, intoxicatingly dark observations on gender dynamics and social norms in modern America."

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30. "Always Be My Maybe" tells the story of high school sweethearts who are reunited years later.

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Ali Wong and Randall Park star.

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Critics score: 89%

Audience score: 81%

Consensus: "Carried by the infectious charms of Ali Wong and Randall Park, 'Always Be My Maybe' takes familiar rom-com beats and cleverly layers in smart social commentary to find its own sweet groove."

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29. The Oscar-nominated Hungarian film "On Body and Soul" follows two shy co-workers who share a mystic connection through dreams.

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Géza Morcsányi and Alexandra Borbély star.

Netflix

Critics score: 89%

Audience score: 83%

Consensus: "Tender performances and a strong sense of style combine to create an eccentric, dreamy portrait of love and loneliness in 'On Body and Soul'."

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28. "The Two Popes" is a biographical drama centered on Pope Benedict XVI, who famously resigned in 2013, and his predecessor.

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Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star.

Netflix

Critics score: 89%

Audience score: 88%

Consensus: "Led by outstanding performances from its well-matched leads, 'The Two Popes' draws absorbing drama from a pivotal moment in modern organized religion."

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27. Based on Stephen King's novella, "1922" is a horror movie about a farmer who murders his wife and has his son help.

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Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, and Molly Parker star.

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Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 57%

Consensus: "Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, '1922' ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations."

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26. "Uncorked" follows a young man who's torn between his true ambition — to become a master sommelier — and following in his father's footsteps.

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Mamoudou Athie and Courtney B. Vance star.

Netflix

Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 64%

Consensus: "Like a good wine, once you let 'Uncorked' breathe, its heartfelt tenderness will yield a sweet time."

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25. "I Am Mother" is a sci-fi film set in a post-apocalyptic world, where a girl is being raised in a bunker by an android known as Mother.

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Hilary Swank stars.

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Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 75%

Consensus: "Suspenseful, well-acted, and intelligent, 'I Am Mother' is an ambitious sci-fi story that largely achieves its impressive aims."

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24. Widowed neighbors form a relationship to escape their loneliness in "Our Souls at Night."

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Jane Fonda and Robert Redford star.

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Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 75%

Consensus: "'Our Souls at Night' honors the quiet strength of its source material by offering a simple yet sturdy canvas for two talented veteran leads to bring its story to life."

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23. In "The Night Comes for Us," an assassin spares a little girl during a massacre and decides to protect her instead of doing his job.

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Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, and Sunny Pang star.

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Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 84%

Consensus: "A bloody thrill ride designed to test the limits of more squeamish viewers, 'The Night Comes for Us' wields a stylishly violent, action-packed punch."

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22. "Paddleton" centers on a suicidal man dying from cancer, who turns to his neighbor and friend for help.

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Ray Romano and Mark Duplass star.

Netflix

Critics score: 90%

Audience score: 88%

Consensus: "It takes its time coming together, but the quietly effective 'Paddleton' pulls off a tricky tonal balancing act, thanks largely to the strengths of its well-chosen leads."

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21. Based on Stephen King's novel, "Gerald's Game" is about a woman whose husband wants to play a twisted sex game — but it doesn't go as planned.

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Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood star.

Netflix

Critics score: 91%

Audience score: 71%

Consensus: "Carla Gugino carries 'Gerald's Game's' small-scale suspense with a career-defining performance."

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20. The Oscar-nominated "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is a Coen brothers film that features six different stories set in the American frontier.

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Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, and Zoe Kazan star.

Netflix

Critics score: 91%

Audience score: 77%

Consensus: "'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' avoids anthology pitfalls with a consistent collection tied together by the Coen brothers' signature blend of dark drama and black humor."

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19. "El Camino" reunited "Breaking Bad" fans with Jesse Pinkman.

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Aaron Paul stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 91%

Audience score: 81%

Consensus: "Entertaining if not essential, 'El Camino' adds a satisfying belated coda to the 'Breaking Bad' story — led by a career-best performance from Aaron Paul."

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18. To survive while their mother is in jail, two siblings make a plan to rob trains in "Deidra & Laney Rob a Train."

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Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson, and Sasheer Zamata star.

Netflix

Critics score: 92%

Audience score: 57%

Consensus: No consensus yet. 

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17. "Set It Up" is a classic rom-com about two office assistants who try to set their bosses up on a date.

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Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs, and Lucy Liu star.

Netflix

Critics score: 92%

Audience score: 69%

Consensus: "'Set It Up' follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template — and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas."

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16. "Imperial Dreams" illustrates the perils of mass incarceration and our broken justice system, told through the lens of a young father.

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John Boyega, Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palmer, Sufe Bradshaw, and Anika Noni Rose star.

Netflix

Critics score: 92%

Audience score: 82%

Consensus: No consensus yet. 

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15. "Beasts of No Nation" is a war film about a young African boy who becomes a child soldier during his home country's civil war.

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Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, and Ama K. Abebrese star.

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Critics score: 92%

Audience score: 91%

Consensus: "'Beasts of No Nation' finds writer-director Cary Fukunaga working with a talented cast to offer a sobering, uncompromising, yet still somehow hopeful picture of war's human cost."

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14. From director Steven Soderbergh, "High Flying Bird" is about a sports agent who makes waves with a new business idea.

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André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Zachary Quinto, and Kyle MacLachlan star.

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Critics score: 93%

Audience score: 41%

Consensus: "'High Flying Bird' takes a thoughtful and engrossing look at professional sports that sees Steven Soderbergh continuing to test the limits of new filmmaking technology."

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13. "CAM" is about a cam girl who finds herself caught in a psychological horror show when a copy of herself starts streaming.

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Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, and Michael Dempsey star.

Netflix

Critics score: 93% 

Audience score: 54%

Consensus: "Smart and suspenseful, 'CAM' is a techno-thriller that's far more than the sum of its salacious parts — and an outstanding showcase for Madeline Brewer in the leading role."

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12. "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" centers on a family and three siblings as they try to contend with each other, as well as their father and his legacy.

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Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, and Emma Thompson star.

Netflix

Critics score: 93%

Audience score: 72%

Consensus: "'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)' observes the family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast."

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11. "The Little Prince" tells the story of a pilot who says he once met a magical child in the middle of the desert.

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Jeff Bridges and Riley Osborne lend their voices to the movie.

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Critics score: 93%

Audience score: 84%

Consensus: "Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, 'The Little Prince' is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story."

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10. "Private Life" is about a couple trying desperately to conceive who turn to a family member for potential help.

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Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, and Denis O'Hare star.

Netflix

Critics score: 94%

Audience score: 77%

Consensus: "'Private Life' uses one couple's bumpy journey to take an affecting look at an easily identifiable — and too rarely dramatized — rite of adult passage."

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9. Sergio Pablos' Oscar-nominated directorial debut, "Klaus," is an alternate origin story of Santa Claus.

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Jason Schwartzman voices the main character.

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Critics score: 94%

Audience score: 97%

Consensus: "Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make 'Klaus' an instant candidate for holiday classic status."

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8. A science prodigy creates a time machine and tries to save her brother from being killed by a white cop in "See You Yesterday."

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Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, and Astro star.

Netflix

Critics score: 95%

Audience score: 33%

Consensus: "'See You Yesterday' marries a novel sci-fi premise with urgent social relevance and forges something excitedly new from the union — providing an impressive showcase for star Eden Duncan-Smith and debut writer-director Stefon Bristol."

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7. "Tramps" follows two petty criminals who find themselves in a possible romance.

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Grace Van Patten and Callum Turner star.

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Critics score: 95%

Audience score: 68%

Consensus: "Sweet, breezy, and unexpected, 'Tramps' traipses through its rom-com premise with earnestness and ease."

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6. Alfonso Curaón's Oscar-winning "Roma" depicts life in middle-class Mexico through the eyes of a young maid.

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Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira star.

Netflix

Critics score: 95%

Audience score: 72%

Consensus: "'Roma' finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft — and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career."

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5. Noah Baumbach's semi-autobiographical "Marriage Story" follows a bi-coastal couple as they navigate a painful divorce.

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Scarlett Johansson stars.

Netflix

Critics score: 95%

Audience score: 85%

Consensus: "Observing a splintering union with compassion and expansive grace, the powerfully acted 'Marriage Story' ranks among writer-director Noah Baumbach's best works."

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4. Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is an epic crime drama told from the perspective of a World War II veteran-turned-hitman.

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Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star.

Netflix

Critics score: 96%

Audience score: 86%

Consensus: "An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, 'The Irishman' finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect."

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3. The Oscar-nominated "Mudbound" takes place in rural Mississippi and follows two World War II vets — one black and one white — as they return home to different experiences.

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Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Jonathan Banks, and Mary J. Blige star.

Netflix

Critics score: 97%

Audience score: 85%

Consensus: "'Mudbound' offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting."

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2. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," adapted from Jenny Han's novel of the same name, centers on a girl whose private love letters get sent to her crushes.

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Noah Centineo and Lana Condor star.

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Critics score: 97% 

Audience score: 86%

Consensus: "'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' plays by the teen rom-com rules, but relatable characters and a thoroughly charming cast more than make up for a lack of surprises."

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1. Known as Eddie Murphy's comeback performance, "Dolemite Is My Name" is a biopic about filmmaker and stand-up comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

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Eddie Murphy stars.

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Critics score: 97% 

Audience score: 91%

Consensus: "In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore's stranger-than-fiction story, Eddie Murphy makes 'Dolemite Is My Name' just as bold, brash, and ultimately hard to resist as its subject."

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