What Are The Best Netflix Original Films Right Now? (15th August 2018)

Netflix have many Original Films available on their streaming service but how do you know which ones to watch? Well, here are the top 20 Netflix Original Films (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are the top 20 Netflix Original Films as of Today (15th August 2018):

1) Mudbound
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Independent Films, Independent Dramas, Dramas, Dramas based on a book, 20th Century Period Pieces
Two Mississippi families — one black, one white — confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War II era.
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2) Ali’s Wedding
New on Netflix Rating: 82.67%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 49m
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites, Romantic Independent Films, Independent Films, Independent Comedies, Australian Films
After telling a white lie that spins out of control, the son of an Iraqi-born cleric in Melbourne becomes torn between family duty and his own heart.
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3) Beasts of No Nation
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2015
Duration: 2hr 17m
Genre: Independent Dramas, Dramas, Independent Films
When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.
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4) The Little Prince
New on Netflix Rating: 81.8%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 46m
Genre: Films for ages 8 to 10, Children & Family Films, Films based on children’s books
When an overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, he regales her with tales about the adventures of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid.
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5) Layla M.
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 38m
Genre: International Films, Dutch Films, Dramas, International Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
In response to the repeated bigotry she faces, a Muslim teen in Amsterdam tries to find a sense of belonging in the world of fundamentalist Islam.
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6) The Do-Over
New on Netflix Rating: 78%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 48m
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedies, Action Comedies
The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.
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7) Sunday’s Illness
New on Netflix Rating: 78%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: International Films, Spanish Films, Art House Films, Dramas, International Dramas
Decades after being abandoned as a young child, Chiara finds her mother and asks her to spend 10 days together in a remote location.
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8) Okja
New on Netflix Rating: 77.75%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2hr 1m
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Adventures, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Spoofs & Satires, Dramas
A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.
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9) My Happy Family
New on Netflix Rating: 77.67%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 59m
Genre: International Films, Art House Films, Eastern European Films, Dramas, International Dramas
A middle-aged wife and mother of two shocks her traditional, multigenerational Georgian household when she announces she’s going to live by herself.
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10) Divines
New on Netflix Rating: 76.8%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 47m
Genre: Art House Films, French Films, International Movies
A shrewd teenager and her wisecracking best friend plan to get rich or die trying by following in the footsteps of a flashy female drug dealer.
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11) First They Killed My Father
New on Netflix Rating: 76.75%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2hr 16m
Genre: Dramas, Biographical Dramas, Dramas based on real life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Military Dramas
A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
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12) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
New on Netflix Rating: 76.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 52m
Genre: Comedies, Dark Comedies, Independent Films, Independent Dramas, Independent Comedies, Dramas
Grudges and rivalries abound as three adult siblings converge in New York to contend with their prickly artist father — and his fading legacy.
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13) Calibre
New on Netflix Rating: 76.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: British Films, British Dramas, British Thrillers, Crime Films, British Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas
Two lifelong friends on a hunting trip in Scotland find their nerves — and their morals — ruthlessly tested after a harrowing turn of events.
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14) Lust Stories
New on Netflix Rating: 76.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr
Genre: Comedies, International Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, International Films, Dramas, International Dramas
In the companion to 2013’s “Bombay Talkies,” four short films by four of India’s biggest directors explore love, sex and relationships in modern India.
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15) Sometimes
New on Netflix Rating: 76%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: International Films, Dramas, International Dramas
Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.
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16) Annihilation
New on Netflix Rating: 75%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 55m
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Sci-Fi Horror Films, Horror Films
When her husband vanishes during a secret mission, biologist Lena joins an expedition into a mysterious region sealed off by the U.S. government.
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17) Gerald’s Game
New on Netflix Rating: 75%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 43m
Genre: Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Horror Films
When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie — handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house — faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
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18) Tramps
New on Netflix Rating: 74.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 23m
Genre: Crime Films, Romantic Films, Romantic Independent Films, Independent Films
Pulled into a shady briefcase swap for different reasons, young strangers Danny and Ellie spend an eventful night together when the deal goes wrong.
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19) Forgotten
New on Netflix Rating: 74%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 48m
Genre: Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, International Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Mysteries, International Films, Korean Films, Dramas, International Dramas
When his abducted brother returns seemingly a different man with no memory of the past 19 days, Jin-seok chases after the truth behind the kidnapping.
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20) The Fundamentals of Caring
New on Netflix Rating: 74%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 37m
Genre: Dark Comedies, Comedies, Independent Films
In this inspirational buddy comedy, a young shut-in and his caregiver take a road trip in search of landmarks, but end up finding hope and friendship.
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