Best movies streaming on Netflix right now

Compiled by Keating Thomas, co-host of Film Snuff

Last updated on Dec. 9, 2018

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It's rough going on Netflix these days, having to sift through its sea of garbage and mine out the quality movies on there—especially with how often they take away and add content. But, let us do the annoying sifting for you with our consistently-updated, curated list of the best movies on Netflix currently

Movies added within the past 4 months:

The Big Lebowski (1998)   added Dec. 1, 2018

8 Mile (2002)   added Dec. 1, 2018

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)   added Nov. 1, 2018

Children of Men (2006)   added Nov. 1, 2018

Ghostbusters (1984)   added Nov. 1, 2018

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)   added Nov. 1, 2018

Good Will Hunting (1997)   added Nov. 1, 2018

Cape Fear (1991)   added Nov. 1, 2018

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)   added Nov. 1, 2018

United 93 (2006)   added Nov. 1, 2018

The Shining (1980)   added Oct. 1, 2018

Billy Madison (1995)   added Oct. 1, 2018

Blazing Saddles (1974)   added Oct. 1, 2018

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)   added Oct. 1, 2018

Role Models (2008)   added Sept. 16, 2018

A Beautiful Mind (2001)   added Sept. 1, 2018

Our list of all other good movies, ordered by year of release:

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017)

The Founder (2016)

Certain Women (2016)

Don't Think Twice (2016)

Spotlight (2015)

Mustang (2015)

Room (2015)

Boyhood (2014)

Ex Machina (2014)

Her (2013)

Frances Ha (2012)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Moon (2009)

A Serious Man (2009)

I Love You, Man (2009)

The Informant! (2009)

Coraline (2009)

Milk (2008)

Revolutionary Road (2008)

In Bruges (2008)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Atonement (2007)

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

Finding Neverland (2004)

Bad Santa (2003)

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 

Chicken Run (2000)

The Truman Show (1998)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Se7en (1995)

Heat (1995)

Quiz Show (1994)

Schindler’s List (1993)

Heathers (1988)

Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983)

Stripes (1981)

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The Godfather (1972)

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Below are some good DOCUMENTARIES on there, too:

Icarus (2017)

AlphaGo (2017)

The Bomb (2016)

The Ivory Game (2016)

Amanda Knox (2016)

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Cartel Land (2015)

Best of Enemies (2015)

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

Blackfish (2013)

Food, Inc. (2008)

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