Reddit is a world famous American social news website, where people can talk about anything and everything. Movies are often talked about too, and Reddit has now compiled a top 10 list of the best Netflix movies.
Although the streaming giant does not always release good films and series of its own, there are occasionally a few strong projects. If it’s up to the Reddit users, the top 10 looks like this.
Before director Bong Joon-Ho made Oscar history with parasitehe also managed to score high with ok† The film follows a young girl, Mija, who takes care of a giant animal named Okja. When a powerful multinational kidnaps Okja, she does everything she can to find her best friend. The film starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal, among others, was well received.
9: The Meyerowitz Story
You’d think filmmaker Noah Baumbach would be on this list with Marriage Storybut it’s still The Meyerowitz Story which is preferred on Reddit. This may not be very crazy. The story follows an estranged family who gather in New York for an event celebrating their father’s artistic achievements. Last year, the film was voted as Adam Sandler’s best film on FilmTotaal.
8: Beasts of No Nation
In 2015, Cary Fukunaga, known for the unparalleled first True Detectiveseason, the brutal war movie Beasts of No Nation for Netflix. We see the war through the eyes of Agu, a boy forced to join a group of militants in a West African country. Fearing for his commander and many of his henchmen, Agu sees his childhood pass him by in a country torn by war. Idris Elba also lands one of his best roles in this gripping story about child soldiers.
7: Dolemite Is My Name
Eddie Murphy was a big star in Hollywood, but kind of faded until he returned in Dolemite Is My Name† The actor stars as Rudy Ray Moore, a comedian best known for his raunchy adult stand-up shows, which featured the early forms of rap. Moore got the nickname Godfather of Rap because of this.
Perhaps somewhat surprising that this film is so high on the list, but with director Michael Bay and big names such as Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent and Dave Franco, the solid action film still managed to do well.
5: Gerald’s Game
A movie based on one of Stephen King’s many famous books. In Gerald’s Game a couple plays an ‘exciting game’ and the woman is tied to the bed. However, she accidentally kills her husband and realizes she cannot leave and has little hope of rescue. At a certain point, the voices in her head take over… The horror film was well received and is therefore in fifth place.
4: The King
Timothée Chalamet has managed to land one major role after another for several years now. In The King the actor plays the young Hal, who is suddenly, against his will, crowned King Henry V when his father dies. At once he must embrace the life he has always tried to escape and the young king must survive the perilous palace politics, chaos and war his father has left behind.
The only animated movie on this list, but it’s on stage! Klaus follows clumsy Jesper, who opens a post office in Smeerensburg, a remote village in the North. However, there is a problem: nobody writes letters there and it doesn’t look like this will change any time soon. Jesper has little to do and the grumpy inhabitants of the village don’t make it any more pleasant, but then he befriends the toy maker Klaus. Their qualities merge and this leads to the creation of Christmas. Klaus is underappreciated according to the necessary Reddit users, but the beautiful animated film is regularly viewed every Christmas.
2: The Old Guard
The Old Guard is an adaptation of Greg Rucka’s graphic novel of the same name. Charlize Theron plays the soldier Andy who does not age and can beat around her quite a bit. She and her team protect the non-immortals. But then their existence is revealed and bad guys try to reproduce their powers. Newcomer Nile is flown in to put a stop to this. The action stunner was well received and will therefore be continued.
1: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Director Aaron Sorkin stands with his The Trial of the Chicago 7 in the first place. The story is set in 1968, when the Vietnam War is dividing the American population. During an anti-war demonstration in Chicago, major riots break out and many protesters are arrested. After the smoke clears, seven protesters are charged by the US state with conspiracy and rebellion. Are they guilty or is demonstrating against the government a human right?
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