The 20 best Netflix movies of 2019

Netflix has excellent films, series and documentaries in its catalog, both from other producers and its own original works. With so many options available, it is even very difficult to decide what to watch sometimes. To help you with that, we've put together a list of the best Netflix movies in 2019.

This counts both those that were launched or drew attention in 2019 and those that entered their catalog this year. If you're curious, just check out our main suggestions below!

1. The Irish

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To start our list, we have one of the most awaited Netflix movies in 2019. The entire production of The Irishman was being well followed by the media, as it was director Martin Scorsese's first partnership with the streaming service.

For those who like mafia-themed video, it's a full plate. It is only worth mentioning that it is more than 3 hours long, so it is good to prepare before the long session.

2. History of a Wedding

Another later release of 2019, Story of a Wedding has also been quite successful. Unlike what the title might imply, the film is more focused on the divorce process of the protagonist couple.

He's also more about his dialogues, so don't expect a very dynamic piece. Still, he is very interesting and has great performances to follow.

3. Two Popes

Directed by the Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, Dois Papas shows the relationship between then Pope Benedict XVI and the future Pope Francisco. Most of the film takes place in 2013, shortly before Benedict XVI's resignation.

Conversations between the two Popes are fictitious, of course, but they are still interesting. Other than that, they still show a little of what appears to be each Pope's worldview.

4. Rome

Rome was nothing short of the first of Netflix's films to receive several awards, including the Oscars. It is entirely in black and white accompanying the story of a Mexican family in the 1970s.

They go on vacation to try to overcome the abandonment of the husband and father, who ran away with his lover. Although it seems very simple, this drama is very interesting, has an excellent script, very convincing performances and beautiful cinematography.

5. One more chance

Moving on to something much lighter than our last two recommendations, Mais Chance is a film that mixes a little drama and comedy. The production tells the story of a couple who has passed 40 years old, but who still tries different methods (without success) to have children.

Things in the couple's life change positively when their niece is going to spend a season at their home. Despite having a very simple plot, the film is very interesting, charming and worth checking out.

6. For All the Boys I've Loved Before

The movie For All the Boys I've Loved Before is more for those who like romantic comedies. He's really fun and has a lighter and more relaxed atmosphere than some others of this genre.

The plot follows a protagonist in high school who writes private letters to all the boys for whom she had some innocent interest in the past. The problem starts when these letters are mysteriously sent to the boys.

7. Absorbing the Taboo

Oscar 2019 winner in the Best Documentary Short Film category, Absorbing the Taboo tells the story of a group of women in rural India. The place has a very strong stigma regarding menstruation, to the point of causing segregation.

The documentary portrays the story of women in this rural community and a group of them, who developed a machine capable of producing low-cost biodegradable absorbents. The arrival of tampons has made the product accessible, helping women achieve financial independence and ameliorating a public health problem.

8. Hacked Privacy

We always hear about technology companies using our data inappropriately. The documentary Privacy Hacked deals with exactly how much your information is available on the internet and how it can be used.

It is a good session not only for entertainment, but also to learn more about the subject. It can also be a way to review your use of social networks and how much information you put on the internet.

9. Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide is a very funny and interesting French film. In it, we accompany the dinner of three couples and a single who have known each other and are friends for many years.

It all starts with some of them checking their cell phones constantly. As a result, it is suggested that they leave their devices on the table and read all the messages they receive aloud.

As you can imagine, this will generate more and more confusion, problems, fights and secrets being discovered throughout the night.

10. Megarrromantic

Megarromântico is not a typical romantic comedy as the name might indicate. In fact, he kind of parodies all the clichés of films of this genre.

In this case, the protagonist lives a very normal life and with a cynical view of her love life. After having an accident, she wakes up in a world that works just like in a romantic movie, to her utter dread.

11. Bird Box

Even if you haven't watched it, it's likely that you've at least heard of Bird Box. This is one of the most well-known original Netflix movies. And even generated some viral and very dangerous challenges on the internet in 2018.

For those who do not know his plot yet, it basically shows a mother taking her two children on a journey in a post-apocalyptic world, in which a mysterious presence drives people to suicide. To prevent this from happening, the whole trip needs to be done with everyone blindfolded. The plot is very interesting and will definitely make you tense.

12. One more chance

Another Chance mixes a little drama and comedy. The production tells the story of a couple who is over 40, but who is still trying different methods to have children.

Things in the couple's life change positively when their niece is going to spend a season at their home. Despite having a very simple plot, the film is very interesting, charming and worth checking out.

13. El Camino

For anyone who is a fan of Breaking Bad, the film El Camino can be a good option. He tells what happened to Jesse Pinkman after the final events of the famous series, which obviously takes some of the mystery out of his last episode.

The film itself is quite still and dragged, but it is still interesting. This much more for those who really followed the whole saga, since as a film alone, it is not one of the most attractive.

14. The Dirt – Motley Crue Confessions

Riding the wave of so many other films that tell the story of rock bands, The Dirt focuses on Motley Crue. The work focuses a lot on the band at its peak in the 1980s, which can be wonderful for fans of the band.

All abuses, feelings of greatness, mistakes and successes are shown in less than two hours. It is certainly a fun movie even for those who do not know the songs of the set so well.

15. Mogli – Between Two Worlds

Many people know Mogli through Disney animation, but Netflix also has its own version. This film has a more realistic tone and features real actors instead of just animation.

The story itself is not much different, with Mogli being raised by wolves after their parents are murdered. If you already liked the plot and want to see a different version, we recommend that you check out the Netflix production.

16. I lost my body

This frantic animation can go unnoticed at first sight among so many other Netflix movies. Still, it deserves a little attention, as it is not only interesting but also very funny.

The film follows a severed hand that escapes from a hospital and tries to reunite with his body in Paris. It's definitely not the kind of synopsis you read every day.

17. Annihilation

We really don't see that many Netflix movies focusing on sci-fi horror, so it pays to pay special attention when they appear. Annihilation tells the story of a biologist on a secret mission in a mysterious and banned region in the USA.

It won't be the easiest or quietest session to watch, but it's great for anyone who wants something different. Other than that, the performances, especially by the protagonist Natalie Portman, are fantastic.

18. Atlantics

Here we have another very interesting film that goes a little beyond the conventional. It tells a kind of horror love story, but not in the way you would imagine.

In it, a woman named Ada loses the man she fell in love with after he disappears at sea with other workers. Everything changes when they return to haunt the village and those who have not paid their wages correctly.

Of course, Ada's great love has some different plans and priorities, she just wants to spend some more time with the woman.

19. Okja

Okja is one of the Netflix films that most attracted attention at its launch. In it, we accompany a South Korean girl named Mija and her family, who receive a large animal nicknamed Okja from an American corporation.

After 10 years, the corporation returns to take Okja back to the United States. However, the girl does her best to prevent the animal from suffering from the mistreatment and slaughter that the company plans.

The film draws several parallels to the way the meat industry really works in real life. The film received several accolades and is extremely moving, so it's worth checking out.

20. Bandersnatch

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Anyone who is a fan of the Black Mirror series cannot fail to check out Bandersnatch, although the film is quite interesting even for those who have never seen an episode. The film works as a “choose your own adventure” story, in which you decide what happens next.

Its plot is around a programmer who wants to adapt a video game with multiple choices, paths and endings. Things do not go as planned when the fate of the programmer himself begins to take unexpected paths.

This interactive film has 90 minutes and several different paths and endings. For that reason, it is worth watching it more than once to check them all out.

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