Best movies to watch on Netflix right now

Some of the best new movies on Netflix right now include Army of the Dead, The Mitchells vs the Machines and Love and Monsters – weve picked the latest and best Netflix movies. Updated twice weekly.

We’re firmly into the second half of the year now and the prestige dramas are starting to emerge – but there are films to suit all styles and tastes on Netflix.

Choosing what to watch is always the downside of having so many options, but is here with Netflix recommendations for whatever genre you fancy.

It was a strong summer for animation with The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf sure to appeal to fans of Netflix’s big-budget fantasy ahead of season two, while Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Vivo offers a more family-friendly film offering.

Timely drama Worth dramatises the struggle for victims of 9/11 to obtain compensation, pondering heavy philosophical questions while covering the important issue.

Or with The Matrix Resurrections finally getting a trailer and a unique marketing campaign, it’s the perfect excuse to take the red pill and watch The Matrix all over again now it is available on Netflix.

Check out our picks of the best films on Netflix below – updated twice a week – or head over to our guides to the best series on Netflix and best comedies on Netflix. If you still can’t find anything, take a look at the full list of Netflix secret codes, which help you unlock hidden movies and TV shows.

Updated 9th September.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay he wrote with Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham, from a story by Cretton and Callaham. It stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Menger Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. In the film, Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past after he is drawn into his fathers Ten Rings organization.

Free Guy (2021)

Free Guy is a 2021 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers that he is actually a non-player character in an open-world video game and becomes the hero of the story, trying to save his friends from deletion by the games creator. Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar also star in the film.

PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)

PAW Patrol: The Movie is a 2021 Canadian[4] computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the television series PAW Patrol created by Keith Chapman. The film was produced by Spin Master Entertainment, the toy company behind the series, with animation provided by Mikros Image. It was directed by Cal Brunker, who co-wrote the screenplay with Billy Frolick and Bob Barlen from a story by Frolick. It is the first of several planned films produced under the Spin Master Entertainment banner. In the film, Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos.

a-ha: The Movie (2021)

It follows the band on tour, telling the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of becoming Norwegian pop stars. When Take On Me reached number 1 on Billboard in the US in 1985 the dream came true. Or did it?

Dune (2021)

Dune (titled onscreen as Dune: Part One) is a 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which covers roughly the first half of the book. The film stars an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.