30 Best Netflix Movies You Should Watch Right Now

Imagine this, you are all set on your couch with your favorite snacks ready to binge some movies on Netflix, but you are too confused to pick a movie and when you finally do, you are out of snacks. I am pretty sure this has happened to us all one too many times. So, to help you out in this annoying scenario, in this article, I am going to throw in the 30 best Netflix movies you should watch so you can dive right into your binge weekend!

Best Action Movies on Netflix

1. Bullet Train (2022)

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  • Release Date- August 5, 2022
  • Cast- Aron Taylor Johnson, Bradd Pitt, Joey King, Logan Lerman, David Leitch, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.3/54%

If you are up for some serious action paired up with a hint of humor, Bullet Train is the perfect pick for you. This movie revolves around Ladybug (Brad Pitt), an assassin who has been rather unlucky with his previous gigs. He wishes to finish the gig he has on hand perfectly and peacefully but his plan is sabotaged when he finds himself standing against one of the most lethal assassins from around the globe on the fastest train in the world, a bullet train.

2. Cold Pursuit (2019)

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  • Release Date- February 8, 2019
  • Cast- Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman, Julia Jones, Tom Jackson
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.2/68%

If you are a fan of Liam Neeson and his “I’ll find you and I’ll kill you” style, you are going to love Cold Pursuit. This movie revolves around Nels Coxman(Liam Neeson) a simple snowplow driver whose life is completely turned upside down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. When the authorities fail to deliver results and bring the culprits to justice, Nels takes matters into his own hands and turns into a cold-blooded vigilante hunting down the people who had brought his world down.

3. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

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  • Release Date- June 12, 2020
  • Cast- Paul Walter Houser, Sandy Huong Pham, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.5/92%

War movies and treasure hunt movies are two separate spectrums, but what if I told you there was a movie that brings both of them together as beautifully as possible? If you don’t trust me, check out Da 5 Bloods. This movie revolves around a group of 5 Vietnam veterans, who return to Vietnam years later to recover the remains of their squadron leader, who died during the war, along with a huge stash of gold he helped his friends hide.

4. The Batman (2022)

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  • Release Date-  March 4, 2022
  • Cast- Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, Barry Keoghan, John Turturro
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 85%

In my opinion, This movie is one of the best Batman movies ever made, Robert Pattinson has done an incredible job in portraying the Caped Crusader living up to the legacy of the best Batman actors. This movie revolves around a much younger version of Batman inspired by the comic run of Batman Year One. We see Batman standing up against the devious plans of the Riddler trying to protect Gotham from destruction. This movie is an absolute cinematic treat and I would highly recommend it.

5. John Wick (2014)

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  • Release Date- October 24, 2014
  • Cast- Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Alfie Allen, Michael Nyqvist
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.4/86%

as far as I think, The John Wick movie series can easily be called one of the biggest movie franchises ever made. John Wick begins with the death of John Wick’s(Keanu Reeves) wife. Before her death, she gifted John a puppy. As soon as John and that puppy started to bond, a group of burglars who wanted to steal John’s car broke into his house and killed his dog. What they don’t know is that John is a retired and extremely lethal hitman who goes berserk on the people responsible for the death of his dog.

Best Comedy Movies on Netflix

1. The Adam Project (2022)

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  • Release Date- February 28, 2022
  • Cast- Walker Scobell, Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Garner, Mar Ruffalo, Catherine Keener
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.7/ 68%

If there’s one combo that cannot go wrong, it’s Ryan Reynolds and comedy. The Adam Project revolves around Adam Reed(Ryan Reynolds) who is a time-traveling fighter pilot. He accidentally crash lands in 2022 and teams up with his 12-year-old self in an attempt to save the future. This movie is an absolute joyride with really well-done action sequences. Walker Scobell plays the perfect young version of the Deadpool actor, he did the role so well that people started calling him Junior Ryan Reynolds after this movie.

2. A Man Called Otto (2022)

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  • Release Date- January 13, 2023
  • Cast- Tom Hanks, Truman Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Mack Bayda
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.5/ 70%

If you are looking for a comedy movie that will overwhelm you with wholesomeness, A Man Called Otto is the one for you. This movie revolves around a grumpy widower named Otto Anderson. However, his entire world is turned upside down when a lively family moves in next door to him. This movie takes wholesomeness to a new level when we witness a grumpy man who has lost all hope in life slowly learning to live and enjoy his life once again. A must-watch!

3. The Hangover (2009)

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  • Release Date- June 5, 2009
  • Cast- Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Todd Phillips, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.7/ 79%

When it comes to comedy movies you cannot miss out on The Hangover. This movie is a three-part trilogy that begins in Las Vegas when three friends arrive for a bachelor party. However, things become seriously messy when they wake up the next morning only to find the groom missing with no recollection of the party or the previous night. After this, they go around the city in a hilarious search for their friend.

4. The Nice Guys (2016)

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  • Release Date- May 20, 2016
  • Cast- Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Margaret Qualley, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Murielle Telio
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.4/ 91%

The Nice Guys is a treat for all the Ryan Gosling fans out there. In this movie, Ryan Gosling plays the role of Holland March, a private investigator who is running seriously low on luck regarding his work. In an uneventful turn of fate, he is paired up with a hitman-mercenary kind of a man named Jackson Healy, played by Russell Crowe.

They are tasked with a mission to find Amelia, a young woman who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. However, this is more than just a missing person case since every person the two of them track down regarding it winds up dead.

5. War Dogs (2016)

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  • Release Date-  August 19, 2016
  • Cast- Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, David Packouz, Bradley Cooper, Ana De Armas
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.1/ 62%

The one thing that has always been a big problem about true story cinema is most of them are lengthy and boring. However, if you are looking for a flick based on true incidents that will tickle your bones as well, you are going to love War Dogs. This movie is based on David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who were able to bag a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to supply weapons to American forces in Afghanistan with a satirical and fun twist.

Best Horror Movies on Netflix

1. The Platform (2019)

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  • Release Date- November 8, 2019
  • Cast- Iván Massagué, Alexandra Masangkay, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7/ 80%

The Platform is a psychological horror movie that revolves around the inmates of an unusual prison where food is given to the inmates on a descending platform. The food given is enough for everyone but those on the upper floors take more than their share while leaving the ones on the lower floors to starve. If you are into dark and gritty horror movies with a hint of gore, you should definitely check out The Platform.

2. Bird Box (2018)

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  • Release Date- December 14, 2018
  • Cast- Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Danielle Macdonald, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Rel Howery.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.6/64%

Imagine being hunted by an evil entity from which your only defense is not seeing it. This movie takes place in an apocalyptical world where an evil entity has killed off a substantial portion of the human population. However, soon people figure out that this entity takes the form of people’s worst fears and the only way to survive is to not see it.

Among all this, in the hope of finding sanctuary from this, a woman and her children take on a journey through the woods and down a river blindfolded for their shot at survival. Will they make it? watch the movie to find out!

3. Gerald’s Game (2017)

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  • Release Date- September 29, 2017
  • Cast- Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel, Chiara Aurelia
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.5/91%

If you grew up reading novels by Stephen King, this movie brings to life the horrors of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game. This movie revolves around a husband and wife who travel to a remote location in hopes of reigniting their failing relationship. Everything was going well unless the husband died due to a heart attack. She is left handcuffed to the bed with no way of calling out for help. Soon enough the claustrophobia and her trauma start to turn her delirious. This movie is an excellent psychological thriller that you should watch.

4. In The Tall Grass (2019)

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  • Release Date- October 4, 2019
  • Cast- Patrick Wilson, Will Buie Jr., Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachel Wilson
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 5.5/ 36%

If closed spaces give you the creeps, this movie is really going to tickle your nerves. “In The Tall Grass” revolves around a sister and a brother who when come across a young boy crying for help in a huge field of tall grass, step foot into it to rescue the child. However, what they are unaware of is the presence of something sinister lurking in the fields along with them. This movie has received a very mixed response from the audience and I leave it up to you guys to give your judgment on it.

5. Before I Wake (2016)

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Release Date- April 7, 2016
Cast- Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Bosworth, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Scottie Thompson, Kyla Deaver
IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.2/ 67%

Have you ever wondered how awesome it would be if your good dreams could come to life? However, what will happen if along with the good ones, your nightmares do as well? Before I wake revolves around a husband and wife who adopt a young boy after the death of their biological son.

However, the young boy is terrified to fall asleep which the new parents figure to be a childish fear. Soon, they figure out the real reason for the boy’s fear, and what they hoped to be the beginning of a new life, turns into a nightmare.

Family Movies on Netflix

1. Rescued By Ruby (2022)

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  • Release Date- March 17, 2022
  • Cast- Grant Gustin, Kaylah Zander, Scott Wolf, Camille Sullivan, Tom McBeath, Sharon Taylor, Giacomo Baessato.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.2/ 100%

If you love dogs, Rescued by Ruby is an absolute delight for you to watch. this movie revolves around a State Trooper who dreams of joining the K-9 Unit. To join, he adopts a mischievous yet clever shelter pup named Ruby and starts training her to be his partner. This movie is the pinnacle of heartwarming and wholesome movies and you should definitely watch this movie with your family if you are trying to convince them to adopt a dog. Oh, and did I tell you, this movie is based on a true story?

2. Enola Holmes- Part 1 and 2 (2020 and 2022)

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  • Release Date- September 23, 2020
  • Cast- Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Himesh Patel, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw, Louis Partridge.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.6/ 91%

We all know who Sherlock Holmes is, but did you know he has a sister as well? Enola Holmes revolves around a young girl who grew up in the shadow of her incredibly successful elder brother, Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), and after a series of events, goes off on her adventure to create an identity for herself.

Enola Holmes is a two-movie series and is a must-watch for all young people, especially young girls out there for reasons I will not mention to prevent spoiling the movie for you guys. So parents or elder siblings reading this, watch Enola Holmes with the young ones.

3. The Super Mario Bros. (2023)

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  • Release Date- April 5, 2023
  • Cast- Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Charles Martinet.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7/59%

Super Mario Bros. is most definitely one of the most well-known videogame characters ever. This animated flick brings Mario and Luigito to life bringing back a truckload of nostalgia for those who grew up playing games like Super Mario, Mario Kart, and even Monkey Kong.

The plot of this movie revolves around brothers Mario and Luigi, two plumbers from Brooklyn who while fixing a water main are transported to a magical world. However, they get separated and Mario sets out on an adventure to find Luigi.

4. DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

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  • Release Date- July 29, 2022
  • Cast- Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves, Diego Luna
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.1/ 72%

Do you love DC? How about dogs and other animals in general? if your answer is yes, DC League of Super Pets is a movie handcrafted for you. This movie revolves around Superman’s best friend, Krypto the Superdog and a group of shelter animals turned strays after a series of events.

In this movie, the whole of the Justice League gets abducted by Lex Luthor and Krypto loses his superpowers. However, this group of stray animals receives superpowers after something very strange happens and they must rescue the Justice League to prevent the catastrophe that is about to take place.

5. Goosebumps- Part 1 and 2 (2015 and 2018)

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  • Release Date-  October 16, 2015 
  • Cast- Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Halston Sage.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.3/ 78%

All of us in our lifetimes have at least once read a Goosebumps novel by RL Stine and if you are a fan of this series, these movies are a treat for you. Goosebumps is a two-movie series that brings the horrifying creatures from the Goosebumps novels to life. The plot of the first movie revolves around a young man named Zack(Dylan Minnette) who moves to a small town and makes friends with RL Stine’s daughter.

One day, accidentally, Zack unleashes the demons from Stine’s books into the real world causing havoc in the city, and now it’s up to Stine, his daughter, and Zack to save the day.

Best Netflix Animated Movies

1. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

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  • Release Date- March 21, 2010
  • Cast- Jay Baruchel, Dean DeBlois, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, T.J Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8.1/ 99%

In my opinion, How to Train Your Dragon is one of the best animated movies ever made. This movie revolves around a Norse teenager named Hiccup who lives on the island of Berk where fighting Dragons is a way of life. Even though his father is the chief of the Viking clan, he is not so much of a warrior like the other kids.

To win the approval of his father, Hiccup tries his best at the dragon fighting school but in turn of events, he makes friends with an injured dragon who he names Toothless. Will his father have a change of heart? Find out in this beautifully crafted movie.

2. Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse (2023)

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  • Release Date- June 2, 2023 
  • Cast- Oscar Issac, Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, Donald Glover, Jason Schwartzman, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Jake Johnson
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8.6/ 95%

In the direct sequel of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we see Brooklyn’s friendly neighborhood Spiderman, Miles Morales reuniting with Gwen Stacy. However, he finds out that Gwen is part of a multiversal team of Spider-People led by Spiderman 2099 or Miguel O’Hara.

When a new threat called “The Spot” threatens the whole of the multiverse, Miguel finds out some things that lead except for a few Spider-People, the whole of Spider Society against him. This movie is a beautiful example of an animated movie and truly deserves to be watched by everyone out there.

3. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

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  • Release Date- December 21, 2022
  • Cast- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh, Harvey Guillén, Olivia Colman, John Mulaney,Wagner Moura.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 95%

Once a supporting character in the Shreck series, Puss in Boots built a whole fandom for himself and according to me, this movie is the best movie around the character. In Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, our daring cat finds out that in his recklessness, he has used up 8 of his lives and Death itself is here to collect the last remaining one. Puss along with his friends, set out on an adventure to to find the legendary “Last Wish” to restore his nine lives.

4. The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021)

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  • Release Date- April 22, 2021
  • Cast- Mike Rianda, Alex Hirsch, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Colman, Danny McBride, Eric André, Maya Rudolph
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.6/ 97%

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is a fun-filled and action-packed animated flick that will make you not go for one frame without a grin or a laugh. This movie revolves around a family going on a road trip to drop their daughter off at film school. However, their plan takes an unexpected turn when all the electronic devices turn sentient and launch an uprising against all humans.

Now along with two friendly robots, the Mitchells are out to save one another from the machines and the planet as well.

5. Paddington (2014)

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  • Release Date-  January 16, 2015
  • Cast- Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Julie Walters, Simon Farnaby.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes7.3/ 97%

Paddington is honestly one of the most wholesome movies I have ever watched. This movie revolves around a young bear whose home in the Peruvian rainforest has been destroyed in a deadly earthquake. He makes his way to England in search of a new home. He finds shelter along with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville). Even though the urban life truly amazes Paddington, he is also in grave danger from some people who want to hunt him for his extremely rare hide.

Award-Winning Movies on Netflix

1. The Irishman (2018)

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  • Release Date-  November 1, 2019
  • Cast- Robert De Nero, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Stephen Grahamel, Anna Paquin, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 95%

Winner of The Academy Award for Best Picture, The Irishman takes us to the 1950s when a truck driver named Frank Sheeran (Robert De Nero) gets involved in an organized crime family from Pennsylvania. Sheeran eventually climbs the ranks of this crime family and eventually becomes their top hitman. This movie beautifully captures the story of the lead character and the impeccable performances from the star-spangled cast of The Irishman make it a must-watch. If you are a fan of Godfather-style movies, you are going to love this one.

2. The Hateful Eight (2015)

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  • Release Date- December 25, 2015
  • Cast- Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Channing Tatum, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Zoë Bell, James Parks
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 75%

If cowboy-wild-west type movies are your type, the Golden Globe award winner, The Hateful Eight should definitely be on your watchlist. This movie revolves around a bounty hunter who goes by the name of ” The Hangman” and his fugitive prisoner who are trying to make their way to the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming. They encounter a mysterious man claiming to be a sheriff.

The three of them head out looking for shelter when they encounter four strangers and things eventually turn, well, unfortunate. I don’t wish to spoil the best parts of this movie so guys, trust me on this one and give it a shot!

3. All Quiet on The Western Front (2022)

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  • Release Date-  October 7, 2022
  • Cast- Felix Kammerer, Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic, Devid Striesow, Adrian Grünewald, Moritz Klaus
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.8/ 90%

I am pretty sure we all have watched more than enough movies based on the World War. However, the Academy Award winner All Quiet On The Western Front shows us the ugly side of it, in its raw form. This movie is made from the point of view of a German soldier named Paul Bäumer who drafts himself into the war in hopes of serving the Fatherland.

However, the truth of war soon overpowers his enthusiasm turning him into a dead man walking. This movie will explore every spectrum of your emotions and is definitely worth your time.

4. Arrival (2016)

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  • Release Date- September 2, 2016
  • Cast- Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amy Adams, Tzi Ma, Abigail Pniowsky, Mark O’Brien.
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.9/ 94%

Winner of the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Arrival explores a really different concept of an alien encounter. This movie revolves around Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) who is called upon but the greatest minds in the world to attempt communication with alien spaceships that have landed on Earth in 12 different locations.

5. Inception (2010)

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  • Release Date- July 13, 2010
  • Cast- Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Elliot Page, Michael Caine
  • IMDb/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8.8/ 87%

Inception is one of those movies that will leave you wondering what is true and what is not. This movie revolves around a group of thieves who can enter anyone’s dreams and get any information they want. However, their leader, played by Leonardo Di Caprio, has lost everything dear to him because of this profession. One day, he receives a job that can redeem all he has lost but is also the most dangerous mission he has ever embarked on. Will he be able to pull it off? Watch Inception to find out!

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  • Yash Bhanushali says:

    I liked the horror recommendations from you as it is very interesting. Get Out and the Shining both are amazing movies. Jack Nicholson in the shinning America’s Nana Patekar in terms of acting. Get Out is directed by Jordan Peele from Key Peele Youtube Channel. The sound score and background music of the movie is something that still give me goosebumps.

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