The Best Movies on Netflix 2023

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Netflix provides an abundance of movies for viewing, and finding your ideal film may prove challenging. From action-packed blockbusters to romantic comedies and more besides, there is something suitable to suit every taste available to stream.

After over a decade since Bridesmaids first came out, Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne still manage to impress audiences with this smart romantic comedy.

1. The Night Agent

Every other week it seems as if another espionage thriller hits streaming services. Some aim to shake things up while others merely repeat cliches.

Gabriel Basso stars as low-level FBI Agent Peter Sutherland, whose bravery during a subway train bombing earns him a desk job manning an emergency hotline at the White House which doesn’t ring – until one night when it does and launches him into an increasingly perilous conspiracy.

2. Knives Out

Netflix continues to deliver quality fare from all genres imaginable, from sports documentaries and heartwarming dramas, to dark thrillers. No matter your taste, there’s sure to be something on Netflix to satisfy it all.

Rian Johnson reinvents the whodunit format with an updated twist, taking aim at immigration politics, New Age platitudes, and our ever-exaggerated ideas of wealth. Daniel Craig proves there’s life after Bond in this smart, witty and stylish film.

3. Extraction

Netflix’s Extraction was an enormous success and now, for its sequel, we will see Black-ops mercenary Tyler Rake embark on another mission. Joe and Anthony Russo are writing the script with stunt specialist Sam Hargrave taking his directorial debut as director.

Hemsworth reprises his role of Rake, trying to protect Ketevan and her children from Georgian crime boss Davit Radiani; however, his actions provoke his brother, Zurab Radiani – he will do anything he can do exact revenge against Hemsworth’s actions and get even.

4. The Mother

Joseph Fiennes and Gael Garcia Bernal star in this female-focused remake of Taken. A military-trained assassin comes out of hiding to protect her daughter from vicious criminals seeking vengeance.

Rocky remains popular over five decades later and makes for the ideal viewing choice while waiting for Creed III.

5. The Tourist’s Guide to Love

After an unexpectedly successful run in theaters, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas’ new romantic-drama movie debuted on Netflix where it quickly rose the charts. The romantic drama centers around two strangers who connect during an airline flight before embarking on an international journey together.

Mike Flanagan made an impressive cinematic debut before The Haunting of Hill House when he co-wrote and directed this dramatized account of Australian teenager Jessica Watson’s 2009 attempt at sailing solo around the globe – an extraordinary tale of courage and resilience.

6. Love at First Sight

While it may be true that some experience love at first sight, most of us need more time to discover whether the person we’ve chosen is right. Yet this quirky romantic comedy featuring Edge of Seventeen and White Lotus star Haley Lu Richardson as well as Bohemian Rhapsody/Catastrophe star Ben Hardy still packs plenty of heart.

This romantic movie will restore your faith in love’s promise. Jameela Jamil provides comic relief as usual with her narration.

7. El Conde

Pablo Larrain’s film El Conde marks his first venture into horror cinematic territory; depicting Augusto Pinochet as a bloodthirsty vampire after death that feeds its hunger by reaping human souls from those who attempt to take away its lives and devouring their heads as meal offerings.

El Conde is an ambitious piece of history rewriting that smart audiences should embrace with open arms. Packed with funny sight gags and an eccentric sense of the absurd, El Conde presents audiences with a fun spectacle they shouldn’t miss!

8. Once Upon a Crime

In the second movie of this animated franchise, child supervillain Gru and his minions attempt to win over his idols – an exhilarating and exciting ride for anyone who enjoyed the first film!

Danish romantic comedy-drama takes place in an imaginary fairytale kingdom and follows Cazotte as she attempts to find Princess for Crown Prince. A modern twist on fairy tales with an outstanding cast.

9. The Magician’s Elephant

With its beautiful European architecture and panoramic landscapes, this Netflix original film is an eye-catching visual treat. Plus it boasts an outstanding voice cast as well as inspiring themes related to faith and hope!

Orphan Peter seeks out a fortune teller to locate his younger sister and is informed that to do so he must complete three seemingly impossible tasks. This Kate DiCamillo adaptation features Noah Jupe and Mandy Patinkin.