25 best critically acclaimed movies on Netflix right now

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): (L to R)Glynn Turman as Toldeo, Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Colman Domingo as Cutler.Cr. David Lee / Netflix
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): (L to R)Glynn Turman as Toldeo, Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Colman Domingo as Cutler.Cr. David Lee / Netflix /
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I CARE A LOT (2021)Peter Dinklage as Rukov and Rosamund Pike as Marla.Cr: Seacia Pavao/NETFLIX /

11. I Care a Lot

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: J Blakeson

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest, Chris Messina, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, Nicholas Logan

If there’s one thing Rosamund Pike proved with her truly star-making, breakthrough leading turn in 2014’s psychological thriller Gone Girl, it’s that she can knock a complicated performance clean out of the park. Pike reminded us once again that she’s a remarkable talent at the helm of a dark character in the 2020 Netflix original dark comedy-thriller I Care a Lot.

Rosamund Pike stars in I Care a Lot as Marla Grayson, a professional scammer in Massachusetts who works as a court-appointed legal guardian. Of course, she uses the position as a means to scam the elderly people she works for. She and her partner-in-crime/lover Fran (Eiza González) have turned the scheme into a well-oiled machine, until they run into trouble with Marla’s new mark’s ties to a local gangster (Peter Dinklage).

I Care a Lot picked up mostly positive reception from critics, holding a 79% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sure, you’ll find higher-rated movies on Netflix, but you might not find performances as confident and refined as Pike’s in this role. She won a Golden Globe for the film and certainly got the internet talking with the film’s official release on Netflix in February 2021. For a thrilling dark comedy be sure to take care in adding I Care a Lot to your watch list.