50 must-watch movies on Netflix

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You - Lana Condor, Noah Centineo - Photo Credit: Netflix / Bettina Strauss
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JUNE 14: An Seo Hyun, Bong Joon Ho, Tilda Swinton and Steven Yeun(L to R) attend the official press conference after Korea Red Carpet Premiere of Netflix release ‘Okja’ at the Four Seasons on June 14, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Netflix) /

Must-watch movies on Netflix: Okja

Release Year: 2017

Directed By: Bong Joon-ho

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je-moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Choi Woo-shik, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal

Last year was the year of Bong Joon-ho. The filmmaker won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for his film Parasite, which also won the Oscars’ top prize, Best Picture. Prior to creating the movie that got everyone talking in 2019, Joon-ho wrote and directed the Netflix original film Okja. The film revolves around a South Korean girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) who cares for a massive, “super pig” called Okja. But when a conglomerate steals Okja for themselves and brings her to New York with different plans, Mija vows to save her animal friend.

Okja received mostly positive reviews from critics and holds an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film competed for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, where its standing with Netflix caused quite a stir. However, Okja ultimately proved to be an integral piece of the puzzle for the streaming service, opening its doors to boundary-pushing, forward-thinking and creatively eccentric storytelling that defies the limits of traditional theatrical film campaigns. For an imaginative and urgent slice of cinematic inspiration, you must watch Okja.