57 best Netflix movies to watch (and 24 to skip)

Here's the Netflix movies most worth watching and a few you can skip!
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023
Damsel. Millie Bobby Brown as Elodie. Cr. John Wilson / Netflix © 2023 /
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There are so many movies available to stream 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 movies you probably shouldn't rush to watch right away on the platform. That way, you’ll know what to watch and also what to skip.

Netflix adds movies to their library pretty frequently; sometimes, we’re getting multiple movies worthy of making this 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 2024, and the best horror movies on Netflix.

The latest update to the list was made on Friday, March 15, 2023. Let’s get the list started with a new movie that’s creating a lot of buzz: Damsel. Is it a watch or a skip?


Release Year: 2024

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Bassett, and Robin Wright

Damsel is a gorgeous dark fantasy film that reinvents the classic "damsel in distress" archetype. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, what makes Damsel particularly impressive beyond its twisty premise is the genuine care and craft that went into creating this film and the set. 

Star Millie Bobby Brown continues proving her prowess as a leading lady and also performs her own stunts, which adds to the overall practicality. Whether it's the beautifully-rendered costuming or the actual cavernous sets created so Brown would have physical things to hold, Rclimb, and traverse, Damsel just looks fantastic. 

Even when the script isn't as strong or fleshed out as you might hope, the movie-making magic is in full effect here, effortlessly transporting viewers all the way from the golden realm of Aurea to the dank depths of a dragon's lair. 

Brown portrays a headstrong heroine who agrees to an arranged marriage in order to save her people. But only too late does she learn that her new husband comes from a long line of royals willing to sacrifice their princesses to a ferocious dragon in order to satisfy their part of a blood bargain. 

Verdict: WATCH