Movies On Netflix India Everyone Must Watch Atleast Once In Their Lives

By Nishtha Gandhi

Updated - Dec. 18, 2018 9 min read

Having a Friday Night in? Can't decide what to watch on Netflix? We are here to your rescue. Make sure you watch these 10 best movies on Netflix India to make it a fulfilling weekend. From Drama to Suspense, Sci-Fi to Comedy and Romantic to Thrillers we have jotted down everything for you. What's more, you're waiting for? Let the party begin: 


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. Boyhood

“You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us.”

boyhoodThis is an Oscar-nominated American drama earned it's way out bragging several awards - Best Director, Best Film, and even Best Supporting Actress at Oscars. The movie was lauded with a positive review because it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast creating a nostalgic capsule of the recent past and reflecting an ode to growing up and parenting. It's a journey of a boy which depicts the realities of childhood and adolescence incorporating everyday life experience to make it as realistic as possible.


RUNTIME: 2 hours 45 minutes
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10


2. Forrest Gump 

"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

BEST MOVIES ON NETFLIX INDIA30 years of a life of an intellectually disabled man, critical appraisal, large audiences and six Academy Awards later, Forrest Gump made to the list of one of the most amazing movies ever made. Based on a 1986 novel of the same name, Forrest Gump is played by Tom Hanks in the movie. It spans several decades in the life of a man with sub-normal IQ but his way of looking at things and living life if a lesson for all of us. He lives a truly aspirational life. Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese.


RUNTIME: 2 hours 22 minutes

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10


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3. Inception

"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange."

BEST MOVIES ON NETFLIX INDIAChristopher Nolan, known to be a visionary filmmaker, can think about dimensions, we don't even understand even if they are put on the screen in front of us and made into a film. This sci-fi psychological movie gave this person the power to steal things by entering somebody else's dream. The protagonist in this movie i.e. Leonardo Dicaprio does not steal things but ideas by entering into someone else's subconscious. This is the make-believe world of corporate espionage and the thief here is the key to this agenda. However, this time around the agenda is not stealing but implanting an idea in someone's head. Would Dicaprio be able to do it or not depends on the powerful plan and the enemy who knows exactly what their plan is? This movie will f**k your mind up but open horizons that even you didn't know existed before.


RUNTIME: 2 hours 28 minutes
IMDB Rating: 8.8/10


4. Schindler's list

“He who saves one life, it is as though he has saved the entire world.”

BEST MOVIES ON NETFLIX INDIASeven Academy Awards + five more nominations, this film went on to become the best portrayal of the holocaust toll on humans. A story of valor and determination of the sort you haven't seen before. The best monochromatic account of the Nazi destruction of European Jews has been acclaimed as Stephen Spielberg's best work up until now. There are many scenes in the movie that depict the suffering and the heroism of children during the Holocaust. It exposed millions around the world to the gruesomeness of the Holocaust. It's a story of a perpetrator, a German Factory owner turning into an altruistic savior after witnessing the suffering of the survivors and saving the lives of 1100 Jews. 


RUNTIME: 3 hours 15 minutes
IMDB Rating: 8.9/10


5. The Matrix

"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."

BEST MOVIES ON NETFLIX INDIAIt's been 15 years to this movie, and we can surely say that this mind-boggling movie changes the way we think, see, perceive, and feel everything around us. This movie is about a dystopian future where all the human beings perceive their reality in a simulation called 'the matrix'. This movie has made us question our existence over and over again. It's an imagined version of everything's that's happening today. We are so scared of artificial intelligence controlling us no sooner than a decade. The Matrix was imagined reality because in the movie, Thomas Anderson is a young and dissatisfied computer programmer realises that there is something wrong with the world and concludes that we are not living in our own reality but in an illusion: a computer simulation  designed to keep humanity passive and captive under the control of a race of sentient machines.


RUNTIME: 2 hours 16 minutes
IMDB Rating:


6. Whiplash

"There are no two words in the English language more harmful than a good job".

Whiplash is a movie about music and a story revolving around a student and a teacher. This movie's subject is being born with excellence and being excellent it through hard work and persistence are two different things. We focus too much on excellence but we are all surrounded by mediocre people. But the enlarged gap between the two can be reduced with persistent effort. Miles Teller plays a young drummer Andrew Neyman in Whiplash who is an ambitious striver, striving to become the best at the best Manhattan music school under the leadership of a terrifying instructor, Fletcher. The movie builds up adrenaline, tension, and suspense up until the championship game. 


RUNTIME: 1 hour 47 minutes
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10


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7. Interstellar

"We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt."


Imagine it's the end of the Earth and you are held responsible for figuring out what the future of humanity holds. A former spaceship pilot goes on a mission through a wormhole to find inhabitable places for humanity. Using state-of-art digital effects, Christopher Nolan has made you believe in 5 dimensions through the movie. He has tried to answer questions so many us have for years about existentialism. Wormhole mouths and black holes are depicted as genuinely three-dimensional holes, while the high-energy colliding matter is vividly portrayed. So impressively does Interstellar render these phenomena that if we ever see such things close-up, reality may suffer by comparison? 


RUNTIME: 2 hours 49 minutes
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10


8. Twelve Years A Slave

"Sin? There is no sin. Man does how he pleases with his property."


You should be watching this: is what comes to my head when I think of Twelve Years A Slave. It is a VERY powerful film based on an 1853 novel written by Solomon Northup, in which he chronicles his experiences as a slave in Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana. He lived in Saratoga, New York all his early adult life with his wife and children only aware of the plight the slaves went through but never had a first-hand experience of the misery of the slaves only until he was himself sold as a slave where he worked for 12 years in Louisiana. He wrote this book as an account of his bad experiences and how he wants to use this as a rebellion against slavery. This movie removes the curtain from our eyes and makes him empathize with these slaves who suffered at the hands of white people who were cruel beyond belief. 


RUNTIME: 2 hours 14 minutes
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10


9. The Wolf of Wall Street 

"At least as a rich man when I have to face my problems I show up at the back of a limo wearing a $2,000 suit and a $40,000 gold fucking watch."


Brilliant is an understatement. This wild movie is based on the autobiography of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who made a fortune by selling shady penny stocks and then spent the resulting money on drugs, sex, and other self-indulgences—in the nineties before he was arrested for his frauds in an exuberant and crazy way. Anyone who needs to be explained stock market frauds and how to run away from personal responsibility, Wolf of Wall Street is the way to go. Leonardo Dicaprio does complete justice to his character where he plays Jordan Belfort. When you watch the movie, you wouldn't want the movie to be any shorter than the 3-hour runtime. It is so spellbinding and gasping. 


RUNTIME: 3 hours 
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10


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10. The Dark Knight

"What doesn't kill you makes you stranger."


Batman, Christopher Nolan, Heath Ledger- these three words are enough to get you to open your laptop, open a window to Netflix and get going. The best movie in the Batman Trilogy, The Dark Knight keeps you hooked like no other.  Excellent sequel, much darker and much more violent than the first part. Heath Ledger's show-stopping performance as the Joker steals the show. definitely. The Dark Knight is, I suppose the greatest superhero movie ever made. Enough said. 


RUNTIME: 2 hours 30 mins
IMDB Rating: 9/10


Q. How many devices can stream Netflix at the same time?
A. This depends on the plan you’re subscribed to. If you’re subscribed to the Basic plan, you can stream on only one device at a time but you can connect multiple devices to your account. On the Standard plan, you can stream on two devices at a time, and with the Premium plan, you can stream on up to four devices at a time.


Q. How much does Netflix cost in India?
A. You can get a one-month free subscription but to continue, Netflix India rates start at Rs.500 (roughly $8.00) per month. It costs Rs. 650 a month (HD plan) which can be shared on 2 screens. So, you can share the password with a friend and effectively pay Rs. 325 a month. The video library of Netflix is Ad Free which makes it a delightful experience.