Netflix's Best Original Movies for 2019
With a list made up of Netflix original movies, we explore the top 5 best movies available to enjoy right now at the world's no.1 streaming service
17:56 25 June 2019
For a company that started out as an online-based mail-order DVD service in 1997, Netflix is absolutely dominating the world of television and movies right now. Not only are they the most popular streaming service in the world, but they are also creating their own original content to much praise. Join us as we explore the best movies on Netflix right now.
Happy as Lazzaro
While Lazarillo de Tormes is never specifically named as the protagonist of Happy as Lazzaro, they are most certainly linked by their penchant for mishaps and enduring cheerfulness. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro tells the story of Lazzaro, a peasant, whose life is forever changed when he’s asked by a young nobleman to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping.
Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, Private Life stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a couple struggling to keep their marriage intact while traversing the world of adoption and assisted reproduction. As the perfect representation of overeducated metropolitan coterie, Rachel and Richard are forced to face their human frailties and begin to question what it means to be a person if you aren’t able to create new life.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
While The Ballad of Buster Scruggs won’t go down as the greatest Coen brothers’ film ever produced, it has all the markings of the weird and wonderful delights the brothers always offer. Presented as a Western anthology, the film is broken up into 6 stories centred on life long before the rise of online casino NZ in the Old West during the 19th century post-Civil War era and stars Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, and Clancy Brown.
If you’re looking for the ultimate tear-jerker, you can’t go wrong Okja. Netflix and Brad Pitt’s production house Plan B joined together to create Okja as an intense commentary on capitalistic consumerism. Mija, a young girl in South Korea, forms an intense bond with a creature whom she names Okja , but when the Mirando conglomerate take Okja to New York City, Mija sets out on a mission to rescue her beloved friend.
Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Roma is a film that was no doubt inspired by famous Italian director Federico Fellini and tells the story of class conflict and fragmented relationships in intensely beautiful black-and-white. Cuarón took the honour of Best Director at the most recent Academy Awards for Roma – which he also produced, shot, and edited – and upon watching this masterpiece it quickly becomes apparent why.
The Other Side of the Wind
Before we tell you more about The Other Side of the Wind, we must just say that no, you aren’t dreaming. This disclaimer is necessary as The Other Side of the Wind is a new full-length movie from the late Orson Welles, famed for his unforgettable version of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds. Much of Welles can be seen in the film’s protagonist Jake Hannaford, an eccentric director who returns to Hollywood to complete his comeback movie, ‘The Other Side of the Wind’.