A list of the 25 good Netflix movies to watch this fall, including Star Wars, Avengers, Roma and more!
Since its inception as a streaming giant, Netflix has prided itself on having a robust catalog of movies and television. It manages to have not only more recent fare, but classics from over the years that help bolster its catalogue and show the wealth of entertainment movies have to offer.
With its own original movies and shows now becoming just as big and interesting as other studios, Netflix finds itself in a fascinating place where it’s become the hot spot for both outside movies and their own, a great mixture of diverse features that range from the very small, independent scene to the massive blockbusters normally found in theatres.
This list hopes to find a happy medium between the two, both old and new, where there’s the smaller movies that particularly stand out, along with the big movies you’ve come to love or will experience for the first time.
Netflix is a great place for movies, so let’s dive in.
Release Year: 2014
A touching, thoughtful film about growing up, Boyhood takes the novel approach of being filmed over 2001 to 2013 to tell the story of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family as they go through life and each find themselves along the way. Writer/director Richard Linklater makes each segment of the story show how life changed in the intervals we have not seen, while the characters and the actors, aging before our eyes, show their own progress as they tackle what comes next for them.
Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke play Mason’s parents, each also showing the passage of time as they attempt to restart their lives and find themselves in the process. It’s a generational story, able to reveal so much of these characters through their interactions at each point in their lives.
It’s an experience not quite like many other dramas, as the gradual passing of time feels far more believable and tangible than different actors portraying younger and older versions of themselves. Combined with the ideals of trying to find your way and that family means so much to who you become, it makes Boyhood a powerful movie that is well worth visiting for the first time or for another rewatch.