What Are The Best Netflix Original Films Right Now? (20th August 2019)

Netflix has 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 movies (according to our own 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 TV Series as of today (20th August 2019):

Please note that the list does not include factual/documentary films.

1) ROMA
New on Netflix Rating: 84%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Mexican Films, Independent Films, Dramas, International Dramas
Director Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s.
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2) Maktub
New on Netflix Rating: 83.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 45m
Genre: Israeli Films, Comedies, International Comedies, Crime Films, Crime Comedies
After surviving a bomb attack, two low-level mobsters in Jerusalem change their ways and set about making strangers’ Wailing Wall prayers come true.
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3) Mudbound
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Independent Films, Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
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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4) Beasts of No Nation
New on Netflix Rating: 82.2%
Year: 2015
Duration: 2hr 17m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Independent Films, Dramas, Military Dramas
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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5) The Little Prince
New on Netflix Rating: 81.6%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 46m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films
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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6) Dear Ex
New on Netflix Rating: 80.67%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 39m
Genre: LGBTQ Films, Taiwanese Movies, Chinese Films, Comedies, International Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas
A teen navigates a bitter feud between his willful mom and a free-spirited man, who’s the lover and insurance beneficiary of his recently deceased dad.
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7) Grace and Frankie
New on Netflix Rating: 80.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 5 Seasons
Genre: Sitcoms, Drama Programmes, Comedy Programmes, American Programmes
They’re not friends, but when their husbands leave them for each other, proper Grace and eccentric Frankie begin to bond in this Emmy-nominated series.
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8) Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
New on Netflix Rating: 80.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 6m
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Political Comedies, LGBTQ Comedies
Wanda Sykes tackles politics, reality TV, racism and the secret she’d take to the grave in this rollicking, no-holds-barred stand-up special.
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9) Private Life
New on Netflix Rating: 79.75%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 4m
Genre: Comedies, Independent Films, Dramas
Struggling to conceive, a couple in their 40s are almost out of options — until a sliver of hope arrives in the form of their visiting step-niece.
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10) A Twelve Year Night
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 2m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Biographical Films, Films Based on Books, Dramas, International Dramas, Political Dramas, Military Dramas
Future Uruguayan president José Mujica and his fellow Tupamaro political prisoners fight to survive 12 years of solitary confinement and torture.
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11) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
New on Netflix Rating: 78.75%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 13m
Genre: Westerns, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Dramas
Ranging from absurd to profound, these Western vignettes from the Coen brothers follow the adventures of outlaws and settlers on the American frontier.
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12) Layla M.
New on Netflix Rating: 78.33%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 38m
Genre: 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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13) And Breathe Normally
New on Netflix Rating: 78.25%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 42m
Genre: Independent Films, Dramas, International Dramas
An Icelandic single mom struggling with poverty and a Guinea-Bissauan asylum seeker facing deportation find their lives intertwined in unexpected ways.
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14) On My Skin
New on Netflix Rating: 78%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 40m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Biographical Films, Italian Films, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Dramas, International Dramas
Arrested in Rome for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi endures a harrowing week in custody that changes his family forever. Based on true events.
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15) Sometimes
New on Netflix Rating: 78%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: Indian Films, Tamil-language 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) My Happy Family
New on Netflix Rating: 77.67%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 59m
Genre: 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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17) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Biographical Films, Films Based on Books, Children & Family Films, Independent Films, Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
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18) Okja
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
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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19) Lust Stories
New on Netflix Rating: 77.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr
Genre: Indian Films, Hindi-language Films, Bollywood Films, Comedies, International Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites
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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20) Divines
New on Netflix Rating: 77.2%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 47m
Genre: French Films, Dramas, International Dramas
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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And the runners up…: Bad Seeds (2018)First They Killed My Father (2017)Sunday’s Illness (2017)The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)Ali’s Wedding (2018)Calibre (2018)Forgotten (2017)Soni (2018)Paddleton (2019)Derren Brown: Sacrifice (2018)

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One thought on “What Are The Best Netflix Original Films Right Now? (20th August 2019)

  1. Can’t believe that bird box not on that list should be in top 5 great film,calibre also should be top 10 and silent should be in top 10.

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