What Are The Best Netflix Original Films to Watch Right Now? (13th July 2020)

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 (13th July 2020):

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

1) Marriage Story
New on Netflix Rating: 87%
Year: 2019
Duration: 2hr 16m
Genre: Dramas
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs this incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together.
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2) The Irishman
New on Netflix Rating: 86.5%
Year: 2019
Duration: 3hr 29m
Genre: Films Based on Books, Crime Films, Gangster Films, Crime Dramas, Dramas
Hit man Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family in this acclaimed film from Martin Scorsese.
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3) ROMA
New on Netflix Rating: 83.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Mexican Films, Independent Films, Dramas, International Dramas, Social Issue 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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4) Mudbound
New on Netflix Rating: 82.75%
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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5) Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
New on Netflix Rating: 82.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Family Comedies, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.
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6) Beasts of No Nation
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
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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7) I Lost My Body
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 21m
Genre: Films Based on Books, French Films, Romantic Films, Dramas, International Dramas, Romantic Dramas
Romance, mystery and adventure intertwine as a young man falls in love and a severed hand scours Paris for its owner in this mesmerizing animated film.
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8) Uncut Gems
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2020
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Dramas
With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hopes of staying afloat and alive.
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9) 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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10) Dear Ex
New on Netflix Rating: 80%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 39m
Genre: LGBTQ Films, Taiwanese Movies, Chinese Films, Comedies, International Comedies, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites, Romantic Comedies
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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11) Private Life
New on Netflix Rating: 79.5%
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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12) Dolemite Is My Name
New on Netflix Rating: 79.25%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 58m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Late Night Comedies, Dramas
In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen.
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13) Atlantics
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 46m
Genre: African Films, Independent Films, Dramas, International Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
Arranged to marry a rich man, young Ada is crushed when her true love goes missing at sea during a migration attempt — until a miracle reunites them.
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14) The Two Popes
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2019
Duration: 2hr 5m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, Dramas
At a key turning point for the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI forms a surprising friendship with the future Pope Francis. Inspired by true events.
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15) 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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16) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
New on Netflix Rating: 77.75%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 53m
Genre: Films Based on Real Life, 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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17) And Breathe Normally
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
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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18) Layla M.
New on Netflix Rating: 77.33%
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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19) Okja
New on Netflix Rating: 77.25%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2hr 1m
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Comedies, Adventures, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Spoofs & Satires, Dramas, Social Issue 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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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…: On My Skin (2018)Klaus (2019)My Happy Family (2017)A Twelve Year Night (2018)Bad Seeds (2018)Forgotten (2017)Sometimes (2016)Sunday’s Illness (2017)First They Killed My Father (2017)El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

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One thought on “What Are The Best Netflix Original Films to Watch Right Now? (13th July 2020)

  1. None of them I would recommend , these should be on top 10 BIRD BOX, ANNIHilATION, SILENCE,FRACTURED ,EXTINCTION,SPECTRAL,WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY,CALIBRE, KIDNAP just name a few.

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