We had to dig deep to find the top 25 top TV series currently streaming on Netflix . This list comprises of almost every genre possible, and will be updated regularly as new series are added to the Netflix streaming service.
Luther is a British psychological crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character, Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, who works in London, Great Britain. The series has also received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations. You can find every season on Netflix, and is a definite binge watch.
24. Bob’s Burgers
Bob’s Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise—who run a hamburger restaurant. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Bob’s Burgers as one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time. The series has been nominated for several awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2012 and 2013, before it won the award in 2014.
23. Arrested Development
It’s the story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It’s the return of the award-winning “Arrested Development,” starring Emmy nominee Jason Bateman and one of the funniest ensembles in TV comedy, who taught viewers the meaning of “never nude,” spread a dangerous amount of misinformation about maritime law, and reminded everyone “that’s why you always leave a note.”
22. Hemlock Grove
One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White Tower – and a terrifying new threat so powerful it will turn them from predators into prey.
21. Battlestar Galactica
The short running but massively successful big budget revival of the 1978 to 1979 series came to a shock to many when it shut up shop on March 20th 2009 after running for 5 years. For those unfamiliar with Battlestar Galactica it’s a military science fiction television series about the remaining 12 colonies survival against and old enemy called the Cylons. Currently unavailable on Netflix, but it keeps it spot ant number 21, because Netflix is surely going to add it back to its library soon.
20. Star Wars : The Clone Wars
The animated adventures of the Jedi knights, including Anakin Skywalker and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Season 6 available only on Netflix.
19. Rules of Engagement
An easy watch and a well written TV sitcom lands this at out number 20 spot. Three diverse perspectives on relationships are examined in this ensemble sitcom, featuring a married couple, an engaged pair, and a cynical bachelor.
18. Doctor Who
After 30 years of inactivity the series was finally rebooted. The series follow an updated incarnation of everybody’s favorite time-traveling Doctor sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes in this epic sci fi series.
In 2012 CW revived the DC Comics’ Green Arrow, an affluent playboy becomes a vengeful superhero, saving the city from villains armed with just a bow and arrows.
To be honest this series sucks, but its massive US audience lands it at our 16 spot. Amid relationship woes and personal attacks from a wicked cheerleading coach, a teacher fights to turn underdog glee club members into winners. Its certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but some of you may like it.
15. The Office (U.S)
This hit comedy chronicles the foibles of disgruntled office workers — led by deluded boss Michael Scott — at the Dunder Mifflin paper company.
14. Bates Motel
Everyone knows what happened in “Psycho,” but this chilling series takes viewers inside Norman Bates’ world before Marion Crane checked in.
After turning state’s evidence against a powerful Mafia boss, former gangster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano trades the mean streets of New York for the icy fjords of Norway, forging a new life among the locals of Lillehammer under the guise of Norwegian-American immigrant Giovanni Henriksen. The relative calm suits him at first. But it’s not long before Frank’s ruthless methods resurface, stirring the suspicions of his next-door neighbor, the chief of police.
After their plane crashes on a deserted island, a diverse group of people must adapt to their new home and contend with the island’s enigmatic forces.
This groundbreaking sci-fi drama intertwines the stories of a disparate group of people who suddenly discover they possess superhuman abilities.
Jake returns to his Kansas town to collect an inheritance, but a nuclear blast cuts off the outside world and makes him a reluctant leader amid chaos. The fast-paced and survivalist TV series broke onto the screens from 2006 and sadly ended two years later after three seasons.
9. Orange is the New Black
A dozen Emmy Award nominations went to this acclaimed comedy drama series including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Lead Actress for star Taylor Schilling. A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman (Schilling) to a women’s prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.
8. Sons of Anarchy
After seizing control of its town, gun-running motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy soon butts heads with rival biker gangs, racist groups and the law. The great script writing, and action packed gunfights lands the Sons Of Anarchy at number 8.
7. House M.D
Hugh Laurie stars as the ornery Dr. Gregory House, a paradoxical physician who loathes his patients but is a genius at treating mysterious ailments.
6. Prison Break
In our number 6 slot we have Prison Break. This series details a brother is wrongly convicted of murder, a structural engineer resolves to bust his sibling out of the notorious Fox River State Penitentiary. The cliffhangers at the end of each episode will have you wanting more.
Excluding the final season, Dexter is truly a great show. It lot a ton of luster in its final episodes, never the less it still makes our top 5. By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-splatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.
4. Mad Men
Set in 1960s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.
3. The Walking Dead
One of the greatest Zombie TV thrillers ever produced. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival. This series is sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
2. House of Cards
One of the first Netflix original series ever produced, it was a critically acclaimed national hit. This Emmy-winning original thriller series stars Kevin Spacey as ruthless, cunning Congressman Francis Underwood, who will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire (Golden Globe winner Robin Wright).
1. Breaking Bad
You cant be surprised by our number one pick. Its the highest rated TV series of all time and chronicles the life of a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, & his rise to power as a drug dealing kingpin. The series has won too many awards to mention, & if you haven’t seen it yet you are really doing yourself a disservice. All episodes are currently streaming on Netflix.
New Movies to Stream on Netflix USA This October !
New Movies to Stream on Netflix USA This October !
October is going to be awesome with so many newly added movies ready to stream on Netflix USA. Netflix USA is already overflown with some favorite scary movies. The fans are already anticipating “The Haunting Hill House” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. Romantic comedies like “Must Love Dogs” and “Big Mouth” are also some of the new movies to stream on Netflix USA this October. The best part about this October is that Netflix USA has a diverse amalgamation of movies in store for you.
Here’s the list of new movies to stream on Netflix USA this October  –
1. Dovlatov  –
With so much critical acclaim and interesting plot, Dovlatov already looks like one of the best new movies to stream on Netflix USA this October. Russian writers have always been known for bringing about interesting perspectives. It hardly gets better when we have a movie on them. Andrei Tarkovsky beautifully weaved the story of Andrei Rublev back in the 1970s. Similarly, Dovlatov by Aleksei German promises to bring the story of an ahead of his time iconic writer from the Soviet Union. The main plot depicts his talent, humility, and association with a fellow writer Joseph Brodsky. They watch their other artist friends suffer in the iron-willed state machinery.
2. Angel Eyes  –
Luis Mandoki’s Angel Eyes is a romantic comedy starring the star actress Jennifer Lopez. The movie tells the story of a mysterious man known as “Catch” played by Jim Caviezel who crosses the path of a lady named Sharon and they end up saving each other’s life twice. Using coincident as a narrative tool, the filmmaker weaves this romantic story in an unlikely archetype of a thriller. Jennifer Lopez won an ALMA Award for the Best Actress and Luis Mandoki won the same for ‘Outstanding Director’ for this thriller movie worth a definite watch.
3. Anger Management  –
“Anger Management” is an American comedy flick by Peter Segal. This movie tells the story of an under-confident guy named Dave played by Adam Sandler who undergoes a major transition of his life in a rather annoying tutelage of an anger management expert Dr. Buddy Rydell enacted by Jack Nicholson. The movie deals with a very serious problem of low self-esteem and the director chooses humor to convey the importance of the same. Adam Sandler’s terrific performance, Jack Nicholson’s usual wit and overall pleasant vibe of the flick make “Anger Management” one of the must-watch new movies to stream on Netflix USA this October.
4. The Shining  –
Have an appetite for horror movies? Netflix USA may be already full of some scariest horror movies but none can parallel the masterpiece that Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is. “The Shining” is a psychological horror starring Jack Nicholson in one of the best performances of his career. Stanley Kubrick tells the story of a family that undergoes mental breakdown in the Hotel Overlook when the protagonist Jack accepts to stay there with his family in order to take care of the maintenance work. The movie is different from Stephen King’s novel of the same name even though the movie is an official adaptation. This October, “The Shining” is the best movie you can stream on Netflix USA if horror is your favorite genre.
5. V for Vendetta  –
James McTeigue’s “V for Vendetta” is one of the most radical movies ever made. Using allegory of oppression by political groups as a narrative tool, this movie brings the story of a masked vigilante who conducts guerrilla warfare against the fascist government of Great Britain. The movie also features Natalie Portman in one of her best roles. “V for Vendetta” has gained prominence in the popular culture and the Guy Fawkes mask is still used by people in protests against tyranny. For some thought-provoking dialogues, a terrific display of filmmaking, “V for Vendetta” is one of the best new movies to stream on Netflix USA this October to pump your adrenaline.
6. The Devil’s Advocate  –
“The Devil’s Advocate” is among the best supernatural horror movies to stream on Netflix USA this October. This movie by Taylor Hackford features Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in iconic roles. The movie tells the story of a successful lawyer from Florida who joins a firm in New York and eventually knows that his boss is Lucifer. It is filmed like a drama movie but slowly unfolds in the horror genre. For its extraordinary visual effects, supernatural concept, intense dialogue exchange, and tremendous performances, “The Devil’s Advocate” is a must-watch movie that you can stream on Netflix USA.
7. The Green Mile  –
Frank Darabont’s “The Green Mile” is a story in the backdrop of Southern prison wherein gentle giant John Coffey played by Michael Clarke Duncan possess a power to heal people’s ailments. When the head jailer Paul Edgecomb played by Tom Hanks comes to know about John’s powers, he tries to save him from the sentence. This is arguably the best performance of Tom Hanks from his opulent career. The movie has a tight screenplay and Darabont’s convicting direction makes it an eminent watch. It was also nominated in Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound, and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
8. She’s Out of My League  –
“She’s Out of My League” is an American romantic comedy in which an average guy Joe dates a drop-dead gorgeous girl but his low self-esteem, friends, and family try to take away the relationship. The filmmaker Jim Field Smith handles the premise of the movie with quirky humor. Popular among fans as a feel-good movie, “She’s out of My League” is one of the best romantic comedies to stream on Netflix USA this October. Moreover, this movie has that post-modern and perpetually entertaining vibe like “Girl Next Door” and “Accepted”.
9. The Lake House  –
The movie tells the story of a lonely doctor played by Keanu Reeves who starts exchanging love letters with the former resident (Sandra Bullock) of a lakeside view house and an unlikely romance starts blooming between. Alejandro Agresti’s sensitively directed “The Lake House” thrives mainly on great performances by the actors, cinematography by Alar Kivilo and the soundtrack which has a variety of songs. This is one of the underrated movies to stream on Netflix USA this October.
10. Pay It Forward  –
“Pay It Forward” is a poignant story of a 12-years-old boy who believes in people and their goodness. He decides to change the world with his tender heart and succeeds, unlike other kids who think the same. The movie by Mimi Lader is one of the most heartwarming movies available now for streaming on Netflix USA. This movie was praised by critics for music, acting, writing, and cinematography. However, it had received a lot of flak for the utopian ideas and fake display of human emotions.
11. The NeverEnding Story  –
This is an epic fantasy drama based on the novel of the same name. “The NeverEnding Story” by Wolfgang Petersen is about a boy who reads a magical book which tells the story of a young warrior whose task is to stop a dark force called ‘Nothing’ from affecting a mystical world. This movie deviates from the novel but the filmmaker still manages to keep the essence of the original story. “The NeverEnding Story” was the most expensive movie produced outside the United States or the Soviet Union in those days.
12. Mystic River  –
“Mystic River” is a mystery thriller by Clint Eastwood. Excellent cinematography has always been an integral part of Eastwood’s affluent filmography and same goes for “Mystic River”. It tells the story of the lives of three men who were childhood friends. One of them has a family tragedy which brings the conflict in the story. Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and, Kevin Bacon have played the leading characters brilliantly and the movie received praise from critics and audience for its extraordinary background score and Eastwood’s direction. “Mystic River” is one of the most emotionally sound movies to stream on Netflix USA this October.
13. New York Minute  –
“New York Minute” is an American comedy movie you will love if you like teen flicks. Directed by Dennie Gordon, this movie tells the story of a top student Jane Ryan who goes to Manhattan for a college scholarship competition and then things go haywire when she comes across a pursuing truant officer and a smuggler. The filmmaker conveys a heartwarming message about the importance of family through the story as it is Jane’s sister that comes to the rescue when she gets entangled in the situation. For its good storytelling and a lot of feel-good moments, “New York Minute” is one of the best movies to stream on Netflix USA this October.
14. Sommersby  –
Jon Amiel’s ‘Sommersby’ is one of the best romantic movies you can stream on Netflix USA this October. It tells the story of a farmer named Jack Sommersby who returns home from the Civil War. Jack Sommersby played by Richard Gere is not a good man but when he comes back, he starts behaving strangely pleasant. Subsequently, his wife Laurel played by Jodie Foster starts suspecting that he is an imposter. ‘Sommersby’ has great performances by both the actors and Danny Elfman’s music is brilliant.
15. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves  –
This movie is the retelling of the story of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” focuses mainly on the vengeance episode in which a Sherrif from Nottingham kills Robin Hood’s father. Latterly, he joins forces with a band of exiled villagers to kill the Sheriff. This is one of the best vengeance movies from the 1990s that you can stream on Netflix USA this October. Watch this for adventure, well-choreographed action sequences, and fast-paced screenplay.
There are some more movies like “22 July”, “Been So Long”, “Gnome Alone” and some Netflix Originals to stream on Netflix USA this October . Moreover, there is a hoard of classic movies available to stream on Netflix USA.
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War Movies on Netflix- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
By Don Gillette
War movies are a real niche genre. For veterans, male and female, the movies have to be right around 100% realistic or we start yelling at the screen. If we hear somebody say, “Over and out” on the radio, it sends us into a wall-punching fit (you’re either “over” or you’re “out” but never both.) For men who never served in the Armed Forces, it gives a taste of what it might be like in battle, but with a bag of chips and a beer on the table next to the chair—nothing wrong with that. Not everybody is Audie Murphy. For women who never served… well… to be honest, I don’t know any non-veteran women who actually like war movies unless they happen to be married to a veteran and even then, it’s iffy. Before the hate mail shows up, I’m sure there are women who love war movies and don’t fit into that category. I just don’t know any.
Netflix has quite a selection of war movies currently streaming. Some of them are great and some are dogs; this might help you decide how to spend your evening if you’re in the mood…
One of the greatest war movies ever made, The Longest Day tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy that led to the end of World War II. Although it’s an all-star cast headed by the likes of John Wayne, Richard Burton, and Henry Fonda (among others), the movie is so gripping that you don’t even notice who you’re watching because they all become their characters. This is a long film—3 hours—but well worth your time. If you’ve ever wondered why they call the folks from this era “The Greatest Generation,” watch this film and you’ll know.
This is the story of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry’s battle against the North Vietnamese Army in La Drang valley in 1965—the first battle of the Vietnam War. Mel Gibson does a super job as Lt. Col. Hal Moore, the battalion commander, and the re-telling of the operation along with the battalion’s training and preparation are right on the money. Equally interesting are the back stories of the wives and families of the combatants. They got this one right—there are no heroes, no glorification of war; just a story of guys doing their job and the families they left behind waiting.
An outstanding war movie that will have you shaking your head constantly at the blunders and mistakes the United States made that allowed the brutally savage Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to occur. This film tells the story from both sides and is almost “documentary” in style, but that does nothing to detract from the dramatic and gut-wrenching attack scenes. One of the great history lessons every committed to film, this powerhouse explains the stupidity of countries going to war better than almost any other movie out there.
This is “Patton” in the air. Gregory Peck plays Brigadier General Frank Savage, the meanest S.O.B. to ever fly through the sky. He takes over a demoralized, resentful, slipshod B-24 squadron and whips them back into shape by being a hard-ass; but underneath, we get a glimpse of the emotional and psychological cost of command. Based on the 306th Bomber Group (the first American bomber group to fly over Germany), this movie is a nice glimpse into how the air war was conducted.
Nobody cares that Mel Gibson turned into a flaming asshole over the past few years because he was William Wallace, Colonel Hal Moore, Mad Max, Fletcher Christian, Martin Riggs, Bret Maverick, and Benjamin Martin. And you do not want to piss any of these guys off. In Braveheart, when his secret bride is murdered by an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace starts a revolt against King Edward I of England. No, it’s not completely, historically accurate; no, it’s not a history lesson. But it’s action-packed and has every element you should look for in a war movie including one of the greatest battle scenes every put on film.
Quentin Tarantino hit another one out of the ballpark with this masterpiece. The real Inglorious Bastards were a British commando force of Jewish exiles from Germany and Eastern Europe who operated as spies during World War II. Chances are good that this film is 99% fiction, but nobody does violence, characters, and plots like Tarantino when he’s in the zone and he’s definitely in the zone with this one.
I’m not going to waste your time giving you links to these turds–just pass them by.
Jarhead with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx was a great movie. Jarhead 2 with a couple of guys I’ve never heard of was a joke.
Seal Team 8
Poor old Tom Sizemore can’t catch a break or a good role in a decent move. I guess it’s tough to play a convincing member of a Seal Team when you’re 55 and you look like you’re 90.
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
An extremely low-budget, preachy attempt to inject racism into a World War II tank movie. There are no racists in foxholes. When you’re being shot at, you don’t care what color the guy next to you is.
Field of Lost Shoes
Day of the Siege
Makes you wonder what F. Murray Abraham was thinking when he signed on to this. Probably “$$$.”
Boys of Abu Ghraib
One of the truly stupidest war movies ever made and completely inaccurate in every way.
I wanted to like this because it’s based on actual events concerning an Irish-American B17 bomber crew, but I didn’t.
“The Good” are films you really should see. I don’t mean to sound preachy, but they should be mandatory viewing for anybody who thinks war is fun and for anybody who glorifies war without ever having been in one. “The Bad” aren’t really awful—they’re just not… good. But “The Ugly” are truly ugly, so don’t waste your time.
Don Gillette is a novelist from Nashville, Tennessee who also spent 25 years in the US Armed Forces. His latest book, Old Leather, is a collection of short fiction and is available world-wide at booksellers and on-line retailers.
The Best Movies On Netflix – Official 2016 Guide
Welcome to the 2016 official guide to the Best Movies On Netflix presented by Whats On Netflix. In the next 50 pages we will cover all the top movies available for your streaming pleasure.
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Now without further ado here our Official 2016 Guide To The Best Movies On Netflix. If you feel we left a movie off the list feel free to let us know down in the comments!
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Release Year: 2012
Director: Justin Schwarz
“Simple, dialogue driven, performance driven stories about quirky families who end up in a kind of crazy crisis, they all re-connect while trying to deal with the situation they’re in. Been done a hundred times before, right? A few of these movies actually succeed in telling this kind of story though, and are fairly good. Little Miss Sunshine comes to mind. This film isn’t as good as that one, but nevertheless it’s still a good offering within that kind of genre.”
Release Year: 2014
Written by Jon Stewart (Based on the book They Came For Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Malloy)
Directed by Jon Stewart
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia
“Brilliant! A great show of force by the Jon Stewart in his 1st direction of a major motion picture! The actors were wonderful and the plot and script was complex and a story that needs to be told that the Iranian/Persian people are fighting back within the country against the government. Mr. Bahari’s story was one of many & I am thoroughly happy & impressed the Jon Stewart decided to bring attention the Persian peoples fight for democracy in his first film! Highly recommend especially for the uneducated because the mainstream media surely won’t expose you to stories such as this in the country Iran.”
Release Year: 1974
Directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski’s complex neonoir classic.
Nicholson saunters though a 1930’s LA with confidence, until he pulls the wrong thread and find himself in the middle of a messy unraveling. Although just as entwined, Dunaway proceeds with caution and finds herself torn between the lies and the truths surrounding her life. Together, the pair light up the screen with coy smiles and excellent senses of style, timing, and tone. The story was basic but kept my attention, much like HBO’s “True Detective”- you witness the lengths a snoop will go to solve a case while taking in glances at his own personality. This film is smart, slick, and suspenseful. Highly recommended.
Release Year: 1997
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, Minnie Driver
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