The 8 Best Netflix Movies to Stream Right Now

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With most nations around the world still stuck implementing stay-at-home orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are at a loss on what to do and have turned to enjoy leisure activities such as watching movies online.

Several online streaming websites or apps allow you to enjoy your time being locked up at home. The following are some of the best movies you could stream on Netflix right now.

1. I Am Mother

This sci-fi movie has some very familiar elements, such as robots and a post-apocalyptic setting. The movie follows the protagonist, a girl named Daughter, as she lives inside a bunker with a robot named Mother. The machine’s purpose is to assist Earth’s repopulation and sets a unique premise that is filled with thrilling suspense and odd twists.

2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

This young adult book is the one responsible for putting Noah Centineo in the spotlight as a heartthrob. This movie sees a half-Korean, half-white girl named Lara Jean Covey as she spends her time in Virginia. The young girl begins to write letters to all the boys that she’s had a crush on while her little sister sends them out without her consent.

3. Always Be My Maybe

Having Keanu Reeves makes a cameo is one way to get the audiences’ attention, but Always Be My Maybe does it with style. This rom-com provides fans with a little bit of everything. It stars Chef Sasha and musician Marcus, being separated years after splitting up, only to reconnect and realize who they are to each other.

4. Okja

Director Bong Joon-ho, who was responsible for Parasite, gave fans a beautiful film that mixes comedy and suspense. Okja is the story of a young South Korean girl who works as a farmer and her friend, a genetically-enhanced super pig. Unbeknownst to the two, however, is that a powerful global corporation wants Okja’s delicious flesh. This dark comedy takes fans into the heart of a distressing meat industry.

5. Gerald’s Game

Mika Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel stars couple Jessie and Gerald taking a holiday vacation to an isolated Alabama house. The movie focuses on a bedroom setting where the two start with some bondage play. However, Gerald suffers from a heart attack and dies while Jessie is strapped on the bed. Unable to escape her confines, Jessie experiences horrific visions of her traumatic past.

6. Klaus

With the Christmas season slowly approaching, Klaus is a perfect movie to stream that brings an unconventional twist to the classic story. This animated film shows a different origin for the famous bearded character that takes inspiration from Saint Nicholas of Myra. In this movie, Santa Claus, named Klaus, is a simple toymaker when a postman befriends him.

7. Annihilation

From the creator of Ex Machina, Alex Garland, Annihilation is an existential sci-fi movie that is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel. The film stars biology professor Lena grieving for the loss of her husband during a mission. The mysterious facility that hired her husband focuses on a haunting meteor landing site. Annihilation is the story of the adventure of an all-female team exploring a zone filled with mysterious creatures and objects.

8. The Irishman

Focusing on the lives of mobsters over several decades, The Irishman is an extensive three and a half-hour long crime film. This movie brings a creative take to a familiar setting and stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. If you are looking for an insight into the lives of mobsters and what they do in their lives, then this is the perfect film for you, said CNET.

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.