Week to week, Netflix delivers the goods. Once a niche mail-in DVD service, the tiny California company would blossom into one of the most renowned streaming services the world over. If you’re a diehard cinema fan, you’ll be glad to know that Netflix is host to some of the very best movies available, from Hollywood classics to modern mainstream and indie fare.
While it can be a daunting endeavor to sit and scroll through the endless rows of Netflix titles, we’ve put together this exhaustive best-of guide to call out all the best movies on Netflix this week. From sci-fi epics to Oscar-nominated dramas, read on to see which flicks you recognize and which you want to try for the first time.
he White Tiger (2021)
Based on Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name, The White Tiger follows the rags-to-riches story of Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav), an impoverished Indian villager that, through hard work (and a little manipulation), pushes himself into a much-lauded driver position for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), two highly influential business magnates. Coming to love his position, a tragic misstep places Balram in the crosshairs of Ashok’s family. Unwilling to serve as a scapegoat, Balram chooses to fight back against the corrupt forces at play. A gripping class-drama akin to Parasite mates with Joker, The White Tiger is one of the greatest dramas you can stream today.
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Stars: Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Runtime: 126 minutes
Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Expecting parents Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) are elated to welcome their child to the world. When Martha goes into labor, the couple phones their midwife. Unavailable, she sends a replacement named Eva (Molly Parker). During their baby’s birth, every parent’s worst nightmare unfolds in real time. Post-tragedy, Martha and Sean are deep in the throes of depression. As Martha contends with her obtrusive mother and Sean’s reckless behavior, a long court battle begins with Eva. Featuring an emotionally devastating performance from Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman is a heavy-hitting drama that doesn’t stray from trauma at any point…Read more>>