39 Netflix-Streamed Movies You Should Not Miss

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On a daily basis I am overwhelmed by the number of films that I have not seen. It’s definitely not something that should stress me out, but it totally does. Why? Because I have so many more movies that I need to be moved to tears by, laugh with, and cheer for. And when I really think about it, I’ll probably never get through them all. The truth hurts.

Of course, one of the best places to go to start crossing off movies on your “To Watch” list is Netflix. The site is swimming with classics, eye-opening documentaries, animated treasures, and, most of the time, super shitty films. But if you weed through the movies you know you’re not going to like — hello, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D — then you’re left with a mountain of films that could entertain you for months to come.

The next step is figuring out which movies you should start with. In order to (painfully) narrow the list down, I turned to A Better Queue, a site that helps you sort through Netflix’s collection of films. Below is an assortment of comedies, dramas, thrillers, recent releases, and just downright classics (and their Netflix descriptions) that received a Rotten Tomato rating of 85 percent or higher. Because there are so many amazing films that have been left off this list, think of this roundup of movies as a tasting menu to whet your appetite.

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