Top 10 Highest Rated Movies on Netflix

The streaming platforms offer more and more films and some really stand out. With more than 200 million users worldwide, Netflix constantly renews its catalog in order to broadcast the best films and, in particular, great classics of cinema and cult movies. There is something for everyone, dramatic films, romantic, action, fantasticanimation, comedies… You would have understood it, Netflix has no shortage of movies to watch. But in this anthology of content, which ones are really worth lingering over? Discover a selection of 10 films among the best rated on the platform.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is an American comedy-drama, directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1994. Other films by the director could also be in this selection, such as the saga Back to the future or The Polar Express. Forrest Gump features a rather simple-minded young man, embodied by Tom Hanks. The film tells the story of this character who travels the United States running for days, and who will take part, in spite of himself, in significant events in the history of the country. Zemeckis signs an extremely touching and hopeful fresco.


It seems obvious that this film must be in the list of the highest rated on Netflix. Directed by Brian De Palma in 1983, scarface is a cinematic masterpiece featuring a Al Pacino outstanding. The American actor plays the role of Tony Montana, a young Cuban who settles in the United States, in Miami more precisely. The film depicts the rise of Tony Montana from from petty thug to major drug dealer.

Django Unchained

What would this top be without a good film by Tarantino? Django Unchained is a modern western released in 2012. In the cast, we find great actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie FoxxChristoph Waltz, Samuel L.Jackson and Kerry Washington. The film is rewarded with two Oscars Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino. So this is a great movie breaks social and cinematographic codesas the filmmaker knows so well.

pulp Fiction

Another cult film by Quentin Tarantino, pulp Fiction is a must. John Travolta, Samuel L.Jackson, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis deliver outstanding performance. This gangster movie made an impression and if you haven’t seen it, you’ve at least heard the soundtrack “Misirlou” by Dick Dale. In this film, Tarantino opts for a non-linear narration that mixes different temporalities attached to the characters, which notably earned him theOscar for Best Screenplay original. pulp Fiction is a safe bet that will not disappoint you.

The Godfather

Major work of cinema, The Godfather is a film trilogy directed by the great Francis Ford Coppolabetween 1972 and 1990. It tells the story of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), an American mob boss from Sicily and his son Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), who finds himself forced to follow in his father’s footsteps and take over the leadership of the criminal organization after the death of the man who called himself “The Godfather”. This trilogy relates power struggles between five mafia families during the 1940s and 1950s.

Spirited away

Side Animation Film also there are incredible works. The one who excels in the art is the Japanese director and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Among his cult animated films, we find The castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997) or even The Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), all available on Netflix. Here we are going to talk about another major film, perhaps the best known, Spirited awayreleased in 2001. This film is an enchanted fable which follows the adventures of a little girl named Chihiro, who sees her parents transformed into pigs and tries to find a solution to lift this curse. Left to her own devices in a strange and unknown world, her journey will be strewn with pitfalls.

The Irishman

This film had been talked about when it was released in 2019. Indeed, The Irishman is a Netflix original production, directed by the talented Martin Scorsese. In 2020, this Netflix film was nominated in 9 categories at the Oscars, 5 categories at the Golden Globes and 9 categories at the British Academy Film Awards. This 3h30 long film features a trio of leading actors in American cinema, namely Robert DeNiroas Frank Sheeran, nicknamed “The Irishman”, Al Pacino, alias James Riddle “Jimmy” Hoffa, and Joe Pesci, who plays Russell Bufalino. The Irishman is a gangster movie which tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a World War II veteran and truck driver who, while accused of theft, will end up fooling around with the mafia and become one of their henchmen.

The king

Released in 2019 and directed by David Michôd, The king is a historical drama produced by Netflix. The main character, the young King of England, Henry Vis interpreted by Timothée Chalamet. He must then assume the heavy responsibility of succeeding his father, as well as waging a fierce war against his enemies, in particular against Louis de Guyenne, played by Robert Pattinson. Alongside Timothée Chalamet, we find Joel Edgerton (Sir John Falstaff), Sean Harris (William Gascoigne) or even Lily Rose Depp (Catherine of Valois).

The king received very good reviews and was presented out of competition at the Venice Film Festival.

Marriage Story

Marriage Story is an American film by Noah Baumbach, produced by Netflix, with Adam Driver, in the role of Charlie Barber, and Scarlett Johansson, aka Nicole Barber. This drama has been available since 2019 on the platform.

As its title suggests, Marriage Story it is the story of a marriage, or rather, ofa marriage coming to an end. In effect, Charlie and Nicole are going through a divorce and the film traces the key moments of their marriage as well as those leading up to its end. A touching realistic film that does not try to overdo it and relies, on the contrary, on simplicity.

Spider-Man: Next Generation

Last film in our selection of the best rated films that are worth watching on the Netflix streaming platform: Spider-Man: Next Generation. This animated film, dedicated to the memory of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, creators of Spidermantells the story of Miles Morales, second incarnation of the Marvel superhero Spider-Man. The plot takes place in the “Spider-Verse”, in other words the multiverse of Spider-Man.

This film was critically acclaimed for its quality of animation, as well as its scenario. Two suites are also expected for 2023 and 2024.

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Top 10 Highest Rated Movies on Netflix