Top 10 Best Series to Watch on Netflix

Best Series to Watch on Netflix: Netflix convinces many of its customers with its wide range of films that are well worth seeing. But often this blessing is also a curse. This means searching for the next film or series for minutes to hours without being able to decide.

We are eliminating this problem, because thanks to our list of the best films on Netflix you always have an overview of the absolute top offers on the streaming platform.

Best Series to Watch on Netflix:

But what makes really good films? The criteria for good films are different for everyone. In order to obtain a reliable cross-section, we use the ratings on the IMDb film platform to create the list. The highest rated films that are also available to stream on Netflix will be added to our list.

Tip: IMDb doesn’t just list films – that’s why you will find an IMDb list of the best series on Netflix using the same scheme.

If a film is newly released on Netflix or if it is removed from the platform, we will update the list at regular intervals. So you are always up to date. Our list of best films was last updated on: Sep, 2021.

10. Back to The Future:

  • USA 1985
  • Duration: 116 min
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis, with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, FSK 12
  • IMDb Ranking: Place 36
  • Rating: IMDb: 8.5 / 10 Letterboxd: 4.2 / 5
  • Netflix: Back to the future

Synopsis: 17-year-old high school student Marty McFly travels back in time by accident with eccentric scientist Doc Brown. There he must try to bring his two teenage parents together to ensure his own existence.

Awards: The film won an Oscar for best sound editing and was nominated for three others (Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Song). The film also received nominations for four Golden Globes and five BAFTA Awards.

9. Interstellar:

  • USA / Canada 2014
  • Duration: 169 min
  • Director: Christopher Nolan, with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, FSK 12
  • IMDb Ranking: 29th place
  • Rating: IMDb: 8.5 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.1 / 5
  • Netflix: Interstellar

Synopsis: In the future the earth will be destroyed by human influence. The only chance of survival is to flee to the stars. When a wormhole is discovered within reach, a group of astronauts sets out to find a new home beyond the star portal.

Awards: The film received an Oscar for the best visual effects and was nominated for four others (best film music, best production design, best sound, best sound editing). The film also received a Golden Globe for best film music.

8. Spirited Away:

  • Japan 2001
  • Duration: 125 min
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki, FSK 0
  • IMDb Ranking: 28th Place
  • Rating: IMDb : 8.5 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.5 / 5
  • Netflix: Spirited Away

Synopsis: Chihiro and her parents move near Tokyo. On the way there, the family ends up in a strange world. It seems to be deserted. Chihiro’s parents suddenly turn into pigs in this strange, eerie area.

Awards: The film not only won an Oscar for best animated film, but also other international awards.

7. The Green Mile:

  • USA 1999
  • Duration: 189 min
  • Director: Frank Darabont, with Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, FSK: 12
  • IMDb Ranking: 27th Place
  • Rating: IMDb : 8.5 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.1 / 5
  • Netflix: The Green Mile

Synopsis: The African American John Coffey is sentenced to death for the alleged murder of two white girls. But in prison it turns out that the gentle giant has a supernatural ability: He can rid people of diseases. The guard Paul Edgecomb then begins to doubt whether the peaceful prisoner can actually be a murderer.

Awards: “The Green Mile” was nominated for 4 Oscars (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound) and a Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actor).

6. Se7en:

  • USA 1995
  • Duration: 127 min
  • Director: David Fincher, with Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, FSK 16
  • IMDb Ranking: 20th Place
  • Rating: IMDb: 8.6 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.3 / 5
  • Netflix: Seven

Synopsis: The two policemen Somerset and Mills chase a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as the reason and motive for his murders. While the experienced Somerset would like to study sins in order to get into the head of the sociopathic “John Doe”, the young Mills has neither the time nor the nerve for these mind games.

Awards: The film was nominated for an Oscar for best editing. There was also a nomination for a BAFTA award for best adapted screenplay and, among other things, a Felix award for best director.

5. GoodFellas – Three Decades in the Mafia:

  • USA 1990
  • Duration: 146 min
  • Director: Martin Scorsese, with Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, FSK 16
  • IMDb Ranking: 17th Place
  • Rating: IMDb : 8.6 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4,4 / 5
  • Netflix: GoodFellas – Three decades in the Mafia

Synopsis: The film tells the life story of the gangster Henry Hill, who joined the Mafia at a young age, and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Danny DeVito. For several decades, the film accompanies him as he climbs the career ladder in the criminal organization.

Awards: An Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), as well as five Oscar and five Golden Globe nominations.

4. Matrix:

  • USA 1999
  • Duration: 136 min,
  • Directed: Lana & Lilly Wachowski, with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, FSK 16
  • IMDb ranking: 16th Place
  • Rating: IMDb : 8.7 / 10 |
  • Letterboxd: 4.1 / 5
  • Netflix: Matrix

Synopsis: In the 22nd century, hacker Neo learns a terrible truth about the world that he believed to be real. Together with a group of resistance fighters, he then declares war on the mighty machine beings that control humanity.

Awards: The film received four Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing). The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films also recognized “Matrix” as the best science fiction film.

3. Inception:

  • USA 2010
  • Duration: 148 min
  • Director: Christopher Nolan, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, FSK 12
  • IMDb ranking: 13th place
  • Rating: IMDb: 8.8 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.2 / 5
  • Netflix: Inception

Synopsis: Dom Cobb is a master of “extraction”, stealing valuable secrets from the subconscious of others. In one last job he is not supposed to steal memories, but plant them. But an opponent seems to know every plan of Cobb and his team.

Awards: “Inception” was awarded four Oscars (Best Visual Effects, Best Camera, Best Sound, Best Sound Editing) and nominated for four more. The film also received three BAFTA awards and four Golden Globe nominations.

2. The Dark Knight:

  • USA, Great Britain 2008
  • Duration: 152 min
  • Director: Christopher Nolan, with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, FSK 16
  • IMDb Ranking: 4th place
  • Rating: IMDb : 9.0 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.4 / 5
  • Netflix: The Dark Knight

Synopsis: Batman and policeman Jim Gordon fight the crimes in Gotham City together, including putting the villain Scarecrow behind bars. When suddenly a mysterious criminal known as the Joker appears.

Awards: The film has received over 141 nominations and over 81 awards.

1. The Condemned:

  • USA 1994
  • Duration: 142 min
  • Director: Frank Darabont, with Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, FSK 12
  • IMDb Ranking: 1st place
  • Rating: IMDb : 9.2 / 10
  • Letterboxd: 4.4 / 5
  • Netflix: The Condemned

Synopsis: In 1947 banker Andy Dufresne was sentenced to two life sentences on the basis of circumstantial evidence for the murder of his wife and her lover, although he protested his innocence. He is serving his sentence in the dreaded Shawshank Prison in Maine. There he is brutally tortured by his fellow inmates and the guards.

Awards: The film won four Academy Awards (best camera, best sound, best sound editing, best visual effects) and was nominated for four more. The film also received many awards for the soundtrack and the script.

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