The best Netflix original movies to watch

The best Netflix original movies to watch

Find out which Netflix original productions are not to be missed

For several years now, online streaming platforms have begun to invest in their productions both in the film and television series sectors. It goes without saying that they have revolutionized the way of making cinema and television, managing to bring out products of the highest quality and followed by millions of people around the world. So it's no wonder that some of the best movies around today are on Netflix.

When the Netflix online streaming platform appeared in our homes in 2015 (in other countries around the world it had already existed for several years), our way of seeing and conceiving television undeniably changed. If before we waited a certain time to see a program, a series or a film, now with Netflix we have the possibility to do it when and where we want, but above all at the time we prefer. The catalog of the American giant, however, is so extensive (which is certainly an advantage) that sometimes we literally don't know what to look at. And the risk of getting lost in all those titles is extremely high. We'll take care of it, with this explanatory article, to show you which are the best Netflix movies not to be missed.

Index

  • All the times I've written I love you
  • Story of a wedding
  • Pieces of a woman
  • The Irishman
  • Bird Box
  • The two Popes
  • The incredible story of the island of roses
  • Rome
  • The last paradise

All the times I've written I love you

Let's start with a light film, perfect for teenagers (but also for adults who need to enjoy a fun and relaxing comedy) that has turned out to be among the best movies on Netflix. “All the Times I've Written I Love You” tells the story of Lisa Jean Covey, a 16-year-old who has never had a boyfriend and is teased by school girls for it. Lisa has a special relationship with her sisters, with whom she spends most of her time. The eldest, about to leave for Scotland, decides to send the letters that Lisa had written to the boys she was in love with, and which she had never sent to those directly interested. And that's how five teenagers all learn about Lisa's feelings for them at the same time.

Story of a wedding

Marriage Story is one of the best Netflix original movies ever made. Played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, it tells the story of Charlie and Nicole, a married couple going through a period of crisis. Apparently they seem perfect: both have esteem for each other, are parents present with their child and have a good relationship with their in-laws. But something breaks, and the two come to want to ask for a divorce. And to question everything they have done, tried and sacrificed for their relationship.

Pieces of a woman

Presented at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, “Pieces of a woman” was one of the most critically acclaimed films. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) are a couple expecting their first child. They decide to give him birth at home, but something goes wrong and Martha loses the baby. One of the best films on Netflix that tells the birth and the tragic loss of the child from the point of view of the woman, who will also have to face a trial in court with the midwife who was supposed to assist her during the birth. A delicate film but which at the same time is a punch in the stomach and which cannot avoid making you feel empathy towards the protagonist of the story, the victim of a despotic mother and without support from her husband.

The Irishman

A Netflix masterpiece, “The Irishman” is a film by Martin Scorsese, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. An exceptional cast that takes us to post-war America through the eyes of Frank Sheeran, a WWII veteran and criminal involved with the mafia. The film traces the life of Sheeran and his rise in the world of organized crime, up to one of the unsolved cases that still haunts the United States: the disappearance of trade unionist Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. Why see him? Because a film that brings together all these sacred monsters in a single film is not something you see every day. And because the story is truly breathtaking, worthy of masterpieces such as "The Godfather" and "Goodfellas", real milestones in the history of cinema.

Bird Box

One of the best Netflix films acclaimed by audiences and critics is definitely "Bird Box", a dystopian film starring the great Sandra Bullock. An anxious and terrifying journey, which will keep you in suspense from start to finish. "Bird Box" is set on a completely destroyed planet, where survivors never have to look at an entity capable of assuming their worst fears and killing them. Sandra Bullock is a mother who wants to find a safe haven for her children: that's why she puts a blindfold on them and embarks on a blind journey with them through the wilderness.

The two Popes

Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins are Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI in the splendid Netflix movie “The Two Popes”. Shaken by the direction the Church has taken, completely contrary to his vision, Bergoglio, a cardinal at the time, asks Pope Benedict for permission to retire. The latter, to avoid the scandal, reveals to him a secret capable of shaking the Vatican. The film traces the relationship between the two, often conflicting, but also based on mutual esteem, which will then lead to the historic resignation of Benedict XVI and the advent of Pope Francis.

The incredible story of the island of roses

Critically acclaimed, among the best films on Netflix we find "The Incredible Story of the Isle of Roses", an Italian production starring Elio Germano, Matilda De Angelis and Luca Zingaretti. Taken from the true story of Giorgio Rosa, it tells the independent state that he created in 1968 – the year of the cultural revolution throughout Europe – off the coast of Rimini, outside the territorial waters and therefore outside Italian law. Engineer Giorgio Rosa not only wants to leave Italy, but he wants to do so on his own terms: in a state where laws and rules are made by him. And so he asks the Council of Europe for an audience to put his utopia into practice. Between drama and comedy, a series of unlikely characters gravitate around him: a 19-year-old pregnant runaway from home, a German deserter, a castaway and the best friend of a lifetime. And together they will try to change the world.

Rome

"Rome" is a 2018 film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón: winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, three Oscars (Best Director, Best Foreign Film and Best Cinematography) and two Golden Globes (in addition to other awards) is one of the best movies on Netflix. Made entirely in black and white, it follows the events of a Mexican family in Mexico City in the seventies, during the social mobilizations severely repressed by paramilitary groups. In this film we meet Cleo, a maid serving a wealthy family, who takes care of Sofia and Antonio's house and children every day. She soon falls in love with Fermin, a boy who gets her pregnant and then runs away, threatening to hurt her if he wants to make him recognize the baby. Cleo carries on the pregnancy with the help of Sofia, in Mexico devastated by social unrest, which will eventually have its impact on her too.

The last paradise

"The Last Paradise" is a dramatic film, the flagship of Netflix original productions. Among the protagonists we find Riccardo Scamarcio, Gaia Bermani Amaral and Antonio Gerardi. It is a sort of Romeo and Juliet of the 1950s, which has as its central pivot the theme of exploitation at work and the love between two people strongly opposed by the antagonist of the story. "The last paradise" is set in 1958 in a small town in Southern Italy. Ciccio is a forty-year-old farmer who hates injustices and those who exploit the weakest to get rich. In one word: the perfidious landowner Cumpà Schettino, who for years has lived off the labor of laborers, paying them very little and making them suffer the pains of hell. Ciccio wants to change things, but falls in love with his enemy's daughter: the beautiful Bianca, with whom he has a wonderful love story. Ciccio wants to run away with her, but he hasn't come to terms with Cumpà Schettino, who learns of their relationship and has no intention of letting them free to love each other.

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