53 best Netflix movies to watch (and 21 to skip)

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Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich - Fair Play

Fair Play. (L to R) Alden Ehrenreich as Luke and Phoebe Dynevor as Emily in Fair Play. Cr. Sergej Radovic / Courtesy of Netflix

There are so many good Netflix movies to watch right now, but not all of them are worth your
time. That’s why we put all the best Netflix movies in one place, along with some of the worst movies. That way, you’ll know what to watch and also what to skip.

We update this list of Netflix movies often as Netflix adds movies, which is about every week. Sometimes, we’re getting multiple movies worthy of making the list on the same day!

So check back every time you are looking for something to watch and see what we’d recommend. If you don’t find something to watch here, check out our other lists of the best Netflix shows to watch and skip, the best Netflix shows coming in 2023, and the best horror movies on Netflix.

The latest update to the list was made on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. Let’s get the list started with Fair Play. Is it a watch or a skip?

Fair Play

Release Year: 2023

Director: Chloe Domont

Cast: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, and Rich Sommer

Bridgerton‘s Phoebe Dynevor stars in this intense drama exploring gender dynamics in the workplace. Fair Play marks Chloe Domont’s feature directorial debut and she also penned the script. I love supporting female directors and writers, so I was excited for this movie to premiere after its buzzy debut at Sundance earlier this year.

While I do feel like Fair Play still played things a tiny bit too safe, there’s no denying that it features excellent performances and sharp writing across the board. Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) are fantastic in the leading roles of a newly engaged couple whose relationship is pushed to brink after one of them gets promoted over the other at their cutthroat hedge fund company.

Fair Play begins with Emily (Dynevor) and Luke (Ehrenreich) on cloud nine. They’re in the prime of their lives and officially engaged after dating in secret after meeting at their job. But their happy bubble gets popped when Emily receives a coveted promotion despite previously telling Luke he was rumored to be in the running. Can their relationship survive the competitive edge that has popped up in their relationship?

Verdict: WATCH

FanSided Entertainment’s Reed Gaudens, Natalie Zamora, Bryce Olin, and Maddy Lennon contributed to the list.

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