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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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Billy Crudup, Brian d’arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber, winners of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Spotlight,” pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_015 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Billy Crudup, Brian d’arcy James, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber, winners of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Spotlight,” pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_015 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner) /

10. Spotlight

Release Year: 2015

Directed By: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Gene Amoroso, Jamey Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins

It’s not often that a cast of A-list actors joins forces for a movie that wins Best Picture, but it happened for Spotlight. The 2015 drama film that’s based on a true story feature some of the best performances from some of the best movie stars in Hollywood. Thankfully, Spotlight ranks among the hands-down best critically acclaimed movies available to stream on Netflix right now.

Based on true events, Spotlight takes place in 2001 as a team of reporters at the Boston Globe investigates the systemic child sexual abuse in Boston by a number of Catholic priests. Together, the Spotlight teams uncovers the truth by interviewing victims and insisting to unseal documents that had previously been kept from the public. Their investigative work won them the Pulitizer Prize for Public Service in 2003.

Spotlight was a modest box office success, but the film was an even bigger hit with critics. On top of its 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Spotlight landed on pretty every top 10 list and grabbed boatloads of award nominations, ultimately taking home the top prize at the Academy Awards. It’s truly a remarkable feat of star power and impactful storytelling. Don’t miss this Best Picture winner on Netflix!