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

Here's the Netflix movies most worth watching and a few you can skip!
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A Man Called Otto - Best Netflix movies - Best dramas on Netflix
Tom Hanks is Otto Anderson in Columbia Pictures A MAN CALLED OTTO. Photo by: Niko Tavernise /

A Man Called Otto

Release Year: 2022

Directed by Marc Forster

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Truman Hanks, and Mike Birbiglia

A Man Called Otto is the latest film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s best-selling novel, A Man Called Ove. Released in theaters in December 2022 and added to Netflix in May 2023, it’s easily one of the best and most popular movies on Netflix.

The film follows the story of Otto Anderson, a grumpy and rigid elderly man played by Tom Hanks. Otto’s life is disrupted when a new family with young children moves in next door and he is forced to interact with them. Through his relationships with his new neighbors, particularly Marisol, played by Mariana Treviño, Otto begins to learn important lessons about life and gains a new perspective.

A Man Called Ove, the book on which the movie is based, is a heartwarming story about the life of Ove, a curmudgeonly old man who lives alone and has a rigid routine that he follows every day. The story’s enduring appeal lies in its exploration of themes of loss, loneliness, and the human connection that can arise even in the most unlikely of circumstances.

Verdict: WATCH