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The Best Movies On Netflix — The Dramatic, The Hilarious, And The Horrifying [Trailers]

Whether you are in the mood for a comedy, a riveting story, an action-packed adventure, or a horror flick that will scare you stiff, some of the best movies on Netflix can be found to fit your mood. The titles featured on this list are highly rated by both audiences and critics alike, and they are some of the best movies on Netflix. Some of the films listed are well known to longtime Netflix subscribers, while others are often overlooked or are newer additions.

The Best Dramatic Movies on Netflix


This Best Picture Oscar winner is based on a powerful true story.

Pulp Fiction

Coalescing drama, comedy, and action, this Quentin Tarantino classic remains one of the most popular movies on Netflix.

The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey is in top form in the movie that stated, “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

The Guest

This film offers a dramatic story while delivering plenty of action and suspense.

Reservoir Dogs

Another Tarantino classic, Reservoir Dogs put the creative director on the map!

The Big Short

Though the story it is based on is anything but funny, this drama provides plenty of wit.

No Country for Old Men

Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, And Woody Harrelson blew audiences away in this Coen brother’s masterpiece.

Quiz Show

Based on the true story of the rigged game show Twenty One, John Turturro and Ralph Fiennes deliver stellar performances.

Barton Fink

Another picture featuring the work of the Coen brothers and John Turturro, the film co-stars John Goodman and it is one of the most overlooked movies on Netflix.

There Will Be Blood

This is the perfect film for those in the mood for a slow-paced drama, and it is often referred to as a masterpiece.

The Imitation Game

Based on a true story, The Imitation Game plays both as a political-thriller and a powerful drama.


As disturbing as it is spellbinding, this dramatic-suspense flick is one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best movies.

Sling Blade

The Washington Post describes why Sling Blade is one of the best movies on Netflix.

“Like the eloquent, darkly funny dialogue, the film’s characters, setting and cadences draw us into its world, with all its terrors and tenderness. What emerges is a masterpiece of Southern storytelling that draws a sharp line between good and evil.”

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The Best Comedies on Netflix


Swingers is as warm as it is funny, and it was the launching pad for the careers of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.


Although this movie is highly acclaimed by critics, it remains one of the most overlooked movies on Netflix.

Moonrise Kingdom

This is one of Wes Anderson’s best movies, and considering his long list of hits, that’s saying a lot.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This is the ’80s film that captured the adventurous spirit of being young and having fun.

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St. Vincent

This Bill Murray movie provides plenty of laughs and sentimental emotions, and the end is likely to not leave a dry eye in the house.

The Princess Bride

For the same reason it was adored so much upon its release, The Princess Bride remains one of the most popular movies on Netflix. This is the movie that tells the story of adventure, ridiculous comedy, and of course, true love.

In the Loop

If you’re tired of politics then perhaps a satire poking fun at bureaucracy is the answer for you. This laugh-out-loud comedy features the late James Gandolfini, and it is surprisingly refreshing for a movie centered on two major governments.


Albert Brooks plays a twice-divorced man who moves back in with his mother (Debbie Reynolds) to get to the root of his issues. This is the type of comedy you laugh at because you relate to it, rather than slapstick punch lines.

Big Trouble in Little China

In one of the best action-comedies of the ’80s, this John Carpenter classic is truly unique.

Sixteen Candles

Netflix offers some of the best movies from the ’80s, but this one stands out because it features The Brat Pack. Molly Ringwald is absolutely charming in this sweet and funny movie.

The Best Horror Movies On Netflix

Nothing new to see here folks; unlike other categories that Netflix has to offer, they lack a great selection of high-quality horror movies. But the old fodder listed below is some of the best of the genre, and the films may be unknown to newer subscribers. They are all highly regarded by critics and audiences, and many are worth revisiting.


This Steven Spielberg classic remains one of the most terrifying movies to feature a shark.


This cat-and-mouse thriller will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. With a score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Hush remains the highest-rated horror movie on Netflix.


Regarded as one of the best comedy-horror movies of 2014, Housebound will make you laugh while terrifying you often at the same time.


The “found footage” subgenre of horror movies are often overdone and generic, but this one found a way to make it unique again.

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

In one of the newest additions to Netflix original movies, this ghost story is more of a drama with elements of horror.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Though some didn’t like Freddy Krueger’s new look, almost everyone enjoyed this addition to the horror franchise.

The Den

Using only the view from computer screens, this unique horror story is very suspenseful.


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