In this guide we point you out 14 must-see movies on Netflix–updated list Christmas 2022
Netflix is practically the most popular online platform in the world and most subscribers use it for TV series.
But also the catalog of films is very respectable and boasts the presence of both milestones (such as Scarface e Midnight escape) and today’s big hits (The Irish man and Mank).
We list you below 14 films that deserve to be seen, ranging from old classics to new authorsreaching all the way to Netflix original productions.
14 movies to watch on Netflix: The Godfather
It doesn’t need many introductions. It is a real one cult movie which tells, through the events of the Corleone family, the mechanisms of Italian American mafia. Marlon Brando gives us one of his best performances (perhaps the best) e Nino Rota creates one of his most iconic soundtracks.
The final scene of the massacre alternating with the baptism is from anthology.
14 movies to watch on Netflix: Taxi Driver
Taxi drivers is the film that consecrated, together with Mean Streetthe fame of Martin Scorsese And Robert DeNiro.
It talks about a taxi driver who slowly sinks into the abyss of madness and metaphorically talks about human loneliness.
The photography is dark and perfectly fitting as is the soundtrack of Bernard Hermann (frequent collaborator of Hitchcock) who signs his latest work here.
In addition to De Niro, the very young should also be mentioned Jodie Foster who, just fourteen, already showed great talent.
14 movies to watch on Netflix: Jaws
Taxi Driver consecrated the talent of Scorsese; this thriller-horror, The sharkthat of Steven Spielberg.
It tells the story of a group of islanders who leave by boat to kill a ferocious shark that is claiming many victims.
Tension is the real protagonist of the film; the shark is rarely seen in reality (at least until the end) and anxiety does not let us go until the end credits.
Directing that Spielberg in this film he enters right into the cinema history (of quality cinema). Upon its release, it broke all world box office records and was an unprecedented grosser.
pulp Fiction is the second film by Quentin Tarantino which earned him the first Oscar for screenplay. It has no real plot. It’s more stories that intertwine in Los Angeles and the timeline doesn’t follow the linear flow of time.
The more than stellar cast should be defined as galactic: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Willis and still others.
The Oscar is deserved and also the Palme d’Or in Cannes.
With Gomorrah, Matthew Garrone got one Golden Globe nominations.
Taken from the best seller by Roberto Savianoalso in this case it doesn’t have a real plot: tells through different episodes the world of the Neapolitan mafia.
The film mixes professional actors, one above all Tony Servillowith other non-professionals.
In addition to the direction and photography, the scenography is excellent, giving an extreme sense of degradation.
Brie Larson won the Oscar for his visceral performance in the poignant drama (Room).
It is about a woman who, kidnapped as a young woman by a rapist, she lives a prisoner in a room with her childreceived from the kidnapper himself. Once free, she will have to teach the little one how to live in the outside world, as well as relearn it herself.
The film deals with the theme of the mother-son relationship and does so effectively thanks to a solid cast it’s a good script.
It is a reinterpretation of the work of Shakespeare, achieved without economy of means. The young King Henry must face a war with the powerful French enemy and, at the same time, understand who is really allied with him at court.
Timothee Chalamet it gives us many emotions and also Joel Edgerton is not inferior to him. Note of merit also to Robert Pattison in the role of the villain. It just seems like the times of Twilight are exceeded.
The battle at the end is a real touch of class.
The Sisters brothers
Western of production French but with american cast.
It tells of two very different brothers and the journey they took to go and execute a man.
It is a very dark film, but also ironic and typically American outside the box that breaks the mold of the genre.
Actors all in great shape and gorgeous cinematography.
It was a great critical success but sadly not public.
From 5 Bloods
From 5 Bloods: latest film by Spike Leeset in present-day Vietnam.
It tells the story of four African-American veterans who return to the places where they fought to recover a shipment of gold buried during the war.
It’s a movie violent but comical, light but deep and, like many of the director’s other films, it has an underlying political message.
Well-matched cast and effective rhythm that keeps you glued to your chair for almost two and a half hours.
Only one Oscar nomination (for the soundtrack); he deserved many more.
The ballad of Buster Scruggs
episodic movies, The ballad of Buster Scruggsdirected by Coen brothers.
It takes its title from the first story we witness and at the same time celebrates, satirizes and in some ways demystifies the myth of the Wild West.
Not all episodes are of the same quality level but they are all worthy of attention.
Three nominations at the Oscars included: Best Adapted Screenplay.
Also in this case the cast is composed exclusively of Super Stars: James Franco, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Tim Blacke Nelson and many others.
Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, Yara reconstructs the famous fact of black news.
It’s a detached film that wastes no time on sentimentality and that goes straight to the point.
In just over an hour and a half it manages to amaze and excite and should be seen even if only to learn about this macabre story which, it must be said, fascinated many people.
Well done the actors and the director who, as already mentioned, keeps the pace tight but never frenetic.
Romemovie by Alfonso Cuaron which earned him the second directorial Oscar (as well as the one for photography).
It talks about a young Mexican, whose life is anything but easy, and her relationship with the wealthy family for whom she works.
It is a portrait of a woman in black and white which is a metaphor of desire for emancipation.
Sequence shots abound, but the director renounces the colossal scenes of Gravity or de The children of men in favor of a more intimate pathos, however much some scenes really are spectacular.
In total he won 3 statuettes: Direction, Photography and Foreign Film.
Movie by Mark Bellocchio which tells the story of Tommaso Buscetta.
Pierfrancesco Favino gives us the most beautiful interpretation of his career and the director shows us that he still has a lot to tell.
It’s a little sad to think that a director who has reached the ripe old age of eighty has more narrative courage than many newcomers today.
The editing is a masterpiece.
It was the hand of God
It was the hand of God: last masterpiece of master Paolo Sorrentino.
It is an autobiographical story that at times (but to the right extent) follows Amarcord from Federico Fellini.
It is divided into two moments: pre- and post-tragedy, and the pace changes drastically once that threshold is crossed.
Sorrentino’s direction holds up perfectly both narrative macro-blocks.
The cast boasts familiar faces: Toni Servillo, Luisa Ranieri and Renato Carpentieribut the best of all is, without a doubt, the young man Philip Scotti that we hope to see again later in roles worthy of his skill.