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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Maestro. (L to R) Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein (Director/Writer/Producer) and Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre in Maestro. Cr. Jason McDonald/Netflix © 2023. /


Release Year: 2023

Director: Bradley Cooper

Cast: Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan

While both Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan deliver excellent performances in Maestro, the movie itself is a hard sell for most folks. It's just not a very fun watch. It spends more time pontificating and being somewhat self-indulgent than telling a real cohesive story and many complained that they felt they walked away learning more about Cooper's acting abilities and directing skills than they did about the film's subject, which is the late American composer Leonard Bernstein. 

If you're someone who puts a lot of stock in award shows and enjoys keeping up with them year after year, then odds are you've seen this one or at least considered it. But since it didn't end up winning anything I recommend just skipping it altogether. As far as biopics go, Maestro takes a few risks, but not enough to make it truly stand out as anything other than Oscar bait.

Tár starring Cate Blanchett is the better film as far as biographical movies about composers go so I'd recommend skipping this one and watching that instead. Cooper has given better performances, honestly I still think he deserves more credit for voicing Rocket Raccoon all these years.

Verdict: SKIP