Now that half of the world needs to stay inside due to the coronavirus, we try to entertain ourselves. There are many ways to spend your day inside, but everybody likes to see a good movie. With a lot of movies on Netflix it can be difficult to find the best one for you. In the list below we made a top 10 of the best Netflix movies in April 2020. In that way, you can stay entertained inside for some more hours.
1. The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight is a contemporary superhero film, with a lot of profundity. Heath Ledger is the main character in this movie as Batman’s archival The Joker. For this acting performance, Ledger received an Oscar. The way he challenges Christian Bale’s Batman / Bruce Wayne, is very enjoyable and this gives the movie a lot of depth which is quite often lacking in contemporary superhero films (and in most Netflix action films). This is without a doubt, the best movie on Netflix.
2. Lord Of The Rings (trilogy)
An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist of fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign. The three epic Middle Earth adventures of Frodo (Elijah Wood), based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and masterfully directed by Peter Jackson, are still worth the bidding 15 years later. These are the 9 best fantasy hours you are ever going to get on Netflix.
3. Space Jam
In this smash-hit animation Michael Jordan plays himself in a story that finds him recruited to play basketball with the Looney Tunes characters. They play in a match against an evil alien who threatens to enslave the beloved cartoon characters at his space amusement park. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Michael Jordan, the Babe Ruth of basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom.
Now that The Godfather has completely disappeared from Netflix, we really need to go to Goodfellas for the better, old-fashioned mafia entertainment. And that’s absolutely not a disaster. Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece focuses on gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) who tells the story of his impressive criminal life. With further shining roles for Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
5. Life As We Know It
In this 2010 movie, Holly and Eric were set up on a blind date by their friends (Peter and Allison) who are married. After Peter and Allison are killed in an accident, they learn that they have been named as the guardians to Peter and Allison’s daughter, Sophie. So they move into their house and try their best to honour their friends’ wishes. But raising a child puts a crimp on their style and they must learn to work together to raise her.
6. The revenant
A thrilling survival film in which Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes through deep valleys. And by deep valleys, countless near-death moments are meant. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt But still: trapper Hugh Glass continues despite a bear attack and a murderous expedition colleague.
In Outbreak, a virus that has been discovered in Africa threatens to wipe out a significant number of the world’s population unless a team of scientists and the U.S. government can stop it in time. Colonel Sam Daniels of the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases or USAMRIID, is sent to investigate. Sound familiar? This film was released in 1995, but this Netflix movies is very relatable these days.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón, together with Roma, makes one of the best Netflix Original films to date. This deep, emotional story follows a middle-class family in 70’s Mexico City. Through the story you get to know the family members better and better, especially cleaning lady Cleo. Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.
9. The Irishman
Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster epic The Irishman is in the top 10 of the best Netflix movies for a reason. Names like: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel play in this film. The Irishman tells the infamous (partly true) life story of mafia hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro) over a period of decades. The former labour union high official and hitman, learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career, maintaining connections with the Bufalino crime family.
10. Marriage story
It’s a film you really need to sit down for – and hey, let’s all be in home insulation now! Marriage Story takes you into the turbulent marriage of Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver). Or rather, the ex-marriage. The film starts namely right at the moment the couple are in divorce. Through flashbacks, awkward moments and tough conversations with the lawyers, we get a heart-breaking picture of a marriage that is slowly crumbling from all sides. Heart-breaking, but in the end also hopeful. Is there still love between Nicole and Charlie?