Sometimes, it’s nice to escape from reality. And hey, nothing shouts escapism more than putting on one of the best Netflix movies. Check out 32 of the greatest Netflix movies to stream in Auckland this month.
1. I Used To Be Famous
Vince is desperate for a big comeback in this inspiring musical and comedy movie. Vince played by Ed Skrien, is a former popstar, who strikes up an unexpected friendship with an autistic young drummer. Together the pair try to make it in the industry.
2. All Quiet On The Western Front
This World War I film is set to be released on October 7. Based on a German book of the same name, it follows 17-year-old Paul who is excited to join the army on the Western Front. However, he soon learns of the grin reality of life there.
This movie is an interesting portrayal of the rise to fame of actress Marilyn Monroe. It shows how childhood trauma shaped her into the adult she became, as well as her ultimate demise as one of the biggest stars in the world.
4. The Last Witch Hunt
This 2015 blockbuster starring Vin Diesel is another fantastic movie on Netflix. The last living witch hunter, cursed by immortality, must battle against a group of vicious supernatural creatures who plan to release the Black Death into the world to end the human race.
5. Mr Harrigan’s Phone
The perfect supernatural movie that will put you in the mood for Halloween. It is based on the short story by Stephen King. It centres around a boy named Craig, who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire. After Mr. Harrigan dies, Craig finds he is able to communicate with his former friend from beyond the grave.
A mysterious and reclusive older neighbour joins forces with the mother of a young girl who is kidnapped during a powerful storm. This enjoyable movie depicts their journeys, testing their limits and exposing their dark past.
7. Luckiest Girl Alive
Starring Mila Kunis, this movie centres on a spiky New Yorker, with everything from an editor’s job at New York Times to her dreamy upcoming wedding. However, Ani is forced to confront a dark truth about an incident from her teenage years, when a crime director hunts her down to tell her story. Indeed, this secret threatens to unravel her perfect life. Stream it from October 7.
8. Running With The Devil: The Wild World Of John McAfee
This documentary showcases the real life of tech fugitive John McAfee through never-seen-before interviews and revealing footage of his wild years on the run as he is chased by authorities. Certainly, an enlightening movie to watch.
9. Me Time
Kevin Hart stars as Sonny Fisher in this hilarious American comedy movie. Fisher is a tired, stay-at-home dad who decides to go on a wild adventure away with his old hard-partying friends in honour of his birthday. Certainly, the movie to get you laughing this weekend.
10. The Next 365 Days
Part three of this trilogy is just as sexy, seductive and erotic as the first two films. It depicts Laura and Massimo struggling to keep their relationship a balance as they try to overcome trust issues. Meanwhile, Nacho is secretly working to push them apart.
11. The Great Wall
Matt Damon stars in this 2016 action movie filmed in China. A mercenary called William Garrin is held captive in a prison but discovers a way to defeat monsters that attacked him at the Great Wall of China. So, he joins forces with warriors in an effort to protect the region.
12. Do Revenge
Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke star as a pair of new friends who form an unlikely friendship in an effort to go after one another’s bullies. The type of movie you’ll either love or hate, nevertheless, a must-watch.
13. Hit: The First Case
New Zealanders are loving this epic 2020 Indian movie that recently launched on Netflix. It depicts a police officer who is investigating a missing woman’s case in a homicide team. However, he must overcome his internal demons and tragic past in order to aid the mission.
14. Purple Hearts
Grab the tissues because the world is crying at this new Netflix movie. It follows an aspiring singer-songwriter (Sofia Carson) who agrees to a fake a marriage with a troubled Marine (Nicholas Galitzine) for health benefits. However, things don’t come that easy.
15. The Gray Man
This thriller follows one of the CIA’s top-secret assets who discovers agency secrets that change his opinions. Afterward, he triggers a worldwide hunt by assassins hoping to capture him under the command of his ex-workmate.
16. Day Shift
This Netflix original movie has a stellar cast from Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and more. This action-packed blockbuster follows a group of international vampire hunters taking down monsters in exchange for money. Certainly, this one is unmissable.
17. The Man From Toronto
This action-comedy movie is being absorbed by households globally now. Comically, it follows the world’s greatest assassin who must team up with a screw-up called Teddy (Kevin Hart) who is mistaken for a mysterious man from Toronto.
18. The Sea Beast
From the creators of Moana, animation lovers will adore this family-friendly film. It showcases the life of a heroic sea monster hunter, whose life is turned upside-down when a mischievous little girl stows away on his ship.
19. Look Both Ways
This highly anticipated romantic comedy movie stars Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart. It tells the story of a soon-to-be college graduate, whose life divides into two parallel realities. One is which she becomes pregnant and live in her hometown of Texas and the other where she pursues her career in Los Angeles.
Another unmissable Netflix movie to see this month. It follows an army captain who is forced to use her tactical training and military expertise when a coordinated attack threatens the remote missile interceptor station where she works.
Starring Dakota Johnston, this romantic movie based on the Jane Austen novel. It tells the story of 27-year-old Anne Elliot in 1814 who reawakens a love with a former lover Captain Frederick Wenworth, whom she refused to marry eight years prior.
Watch as Adam Sandler plays an unlucky basketball scout who discovers an exceptional player abroad. He decides to bring him back to the states without his team’s approval which leads the story to follow.
23. Our Father
This shocking documentary tells the true story of a popular fertility doctor, Dr Donald Cline, who secretly destroyed families by tampering with donor sperm. It begins with a woman discovering via an at-home DNA test that she has multiple half-siblings. Shockingly, she learns that her and dozens of others are actually the doctor’s kids.
24. Senior Year
This unbeatable movie is being absorbed by Netflix viewers globally. When a popular high-school cheerleader (Rebel Wilson) lands into a 20-year coma before her prom, she awakens with a desire to return to high school, reclaim her status and become prom queen.
25. A Perfect Pairing
Victoria Justice portrays charming Lola in this romantic comedy. As an LA wine executive she must win over a major client by travelling to Australia to work on a sheep farm. There, she meets a mysterious local and sparks fly between them.
This fantastic movie follows two inmates form a connection in a state-of-the-art penitentiary. The pair soon begin to question the purpose of experiments on them using emotion-controlling drugs by a pharmaceutical genius.
27. The In Between
After losing her boyfriend in a tragic accident, Tessa (Joey King) believes Skylar is trying to connect with her from the afterlife. Consequently, she tries to contact him one last time for closure to their relationship. Indeed, one of the most heartbreaking Netflix movies.
28. Little Women
This iconic coming-of-age 2019 remake has an all-star cast from Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan and more. Set in the 1860s, four sisters learn to navigate life through determination and aspirations, love and family tragedy.
29. The Adam Project
This Netflix movie follows a time-traveller fighter pilot who crash lands in the year 2022. Adam Reed must team up with his 12-year-old self in order to save the future of humanity. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo and many more…you won’t be disappointed.
30. Red Notice
This $200 million budget thriller movie is being absorbed by households around the globe. Eager watchers are already demanding a sequel. With a stellar cast, from Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and more…you know it’s going to be good. It follows an FBI agent on an adventure across the world, attempting to capture a smart crook, who is the world’s most wanted art thief.
31. The Unforgiveable
Watch Academy award-winner Sandra Bullock as a woman released from prison after serving 20 years for a horrific murder. Although, outside the prison walls society is not willing to forgive her. Nevertheless, she goes on a mission to find her little sister but things take a dramatic turn.
32. The Power Of The Dog
This award-winning western drama movie illustrates the life of a cowboy, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch), who believes he must be the toughest and most dominant leader in his crew. When his brother George brings home a new wife Rose and her son, Phil responds with mocking cruelty.