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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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 06: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of Netflix’s “Dumplin'” at the Chinese Theater on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 06: Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of Netflix’s “Dumplin'” at the Chinese Theater on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Dumplin’

Release Year: 2018

Directed By: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush, Maddie Baillio, Bex Tyalor-Klaus, Luke Benward, Georgie Flores, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Kathy Najimy, Ginger Minj, Hilliary Begley, Sam Pancake, Dan Finnerty

As more and more new original Netflix movies premiere each month, it’s natural to forget about some of the best and biggest movies from the past few years. But we shouldn’t sleep on the past favorites with plenty of rewatch value just to glom onto the new, shiny toy taking up space on our homepage. The 2018 coming-of-age comedy Dumplin’ is a movie worth watching and/or rewatching.

Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Julie Murphy, Dumplin’ stars Danielle Macdonald as Willowdean Dickson, known by her nicknames Will and Dumplin’, the latter of which her pageant-obsessed mother Rosie (Jennifer Aniston) calls her. When Will enters her mom’s beauty pageant as a form of protest, her resolve catches fire and inspires change in her small town.

Dumplin’ arrived as a breakthrough role for star Danielle Macdonald and another stellar performance from Jennifer Aniston. While the film itself missed any major nominations, Dolly Parton and Linda Perry’s song “Girl in the Movies” landed Grammy Award and Golden Globe nominations among others. Between a great Dolly song and an uplifting message, Dumplin’ can’t be missed.

Verdict: WATCH