The 7 Best Movies to Watch on Netflix in 2021

Looking for the best movies of 2021? Classics you’ve never seen for some reason or newcomers to the platform: these are the ten best films to hit Netflix in 2021.

  1. The Irishman
    Three Oscar winners and renowned names from the film world in one title, that can only be impressive. Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci take on the roles of World War II criminals who later find themselves linked to the Pennsylvania Mafia. One of the most exciting Netflix Originals to date.
  2. Roma
    A Mexican family portrait that was nominated for several Oscars and eventually won one. The nanny Cléo (played by 25-year-old Yalitza Aparicio. A salient detail: Aparicio had never been in front of a camera before this film) is followed and her life makes clear how dependent Mexico was on maids and young mothers in the 1970s.
  3. The Green Mile
    You have to sit down and take notice, because The Green Mile takes over three hours. But in return, you get a lot of emotions, good acting and an impressive story line. Director Frank Darabont also made The Shawshank Redemption, and just like this film, The Green Mile largely takes place in a prison.
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    When you’re heartbroken, there’s only one thing you want to do: erase your memory so you never have to think about your ex-lover again. That is exactly what Clementine (Kate Winslet) and Joel (Jim Carrey) decide to do. The film is intimate, bleak – it seems as if the sun never shines. Only briefly, when Clementine and Joel fall in love with each other, does the sun break through the clouds. A film about what makes life worth living: love, even when it’s over.
  5. Lion
    Lion is a real tearjerker. A 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost in Calcutta, miles away from where he comes from. After many obstacles the boy is adopted by an Australian couple, but 25 years after his adoption he decides to look for his biological family. This results in a lot of sadness and intense stories.
  6. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
    The film is based on the book of the same name by William Kamkwamba and Byran Mealer. Both are about a young student, William Kamkwamba, who comes from a farming family in the village of Wimbe, Malawi. His parents are barely making ends meet and this will prevent William from going to school in the future. As his village faces a severe drought, the clever child decides to build a prototype windmill that can power an electric water pump. An extraordinary and true story.
  7. First They Killed My Father
    A ‘Cambodian-American thriller’, directed by Angelina Jolie, follows children in a war zone who end up in unthinkable situations. An impressive story that really makes you sit up and take notice.

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