Does this sound familiar: you’re looking for something on Netflix, but keep coming across films with titles like The Do-Over? Isn’t there a better way to find good movies that are streaming? Perhaps you tried to Google “What are the best movies on Netflix right now?” Allow us to help! Every month, Cut Print Film will be there to guide you towards the best of the best streaming titles on Netflix, with The Five Best Movies on Netflix!
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find out who murdered his wife. Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search. | The film that put Christopher Nolan on the map: a twisty, clever, slowly devastating noir that doesn’t lose its effect even after you know the “twist.”
2. Jurassic Park
A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern star in this thrilling, action-packed blockbuster from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton. | The most impressive special effect in Steven Spielberg’s mega-blockbuster isn’t the resurrected dinosaurs, but rather Jeff Goldblum’s bare chest. Bask in it!
3. The BFG (arrives 3/15)
Roald Dahl’s spooky children’s book is transformed into a family-friendly fantasy centering on young orphan Sophie, who meets a colossus called the Big Friendly Giant — who’s exiled from his peers for refusing to eat boys and girls. | Speaking of Spielberg, The BFG was unfairly ignored at theaters last year, but you should really give it a chance. It’s charming! And it has a killer fart joke.
4. The Witness
Bill Genovese investigates the 1964 murder of his sister Kitty Genovese, a New York woman who was attacked while 38 people allegedly did nothing to help her. | A True Crime documentary that eschews the typical trappings of the genre, The Witness is revelatory and heartbreaking. You may have heard of the infamous Kitty Genovese murder, but chances are you heard wrong.
5. The Discovery (arrives 3/31)
One year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified, millions around the world have ended their own lives in order to “get there”. A man and woman fall in love while coming to terms with their own tragic pasts and the true nature of the afterlife. The Discovery launches globally on Netflix Friday, March 31. | Party Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind part Vanilla Sky, this film features Rooney Mara with bleached hair, so really you have no excuse not to watch it.