40 Best Movies On Netflix India

Netflix is undoubtedly the best film streaming service out there. However, the list of movies on Netflix India might seem limited or at least somewhat different from other countries. This is simply not true. What is happening is that Netflix is really overwhelming: it's not the lack of options, it's too many of them - something called the paradox of choice: the more you have to choose from, the harder it is to choose. As you’re reading through our list, you’ll come to understand that there is no shortage of great movies available to viewers in India. Each of the entries on this list is a highly rated, little known movie that was handpicked by our staff of movie enthusiasts. This page is also frequently updated so you never run out of great movies to watch. So without further ado, please meet our countdown of the best movies for Netflix India. You can browse all of our suggestions here.

Porco Rosso (1992)

As impressive as Studio Ghibli’s collection of films are, I am still stubborn to believe that Porco Rosso is its most underrated film. Porco Rosso, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, is the story of a World War military aviator-turned-bounty hunter who has mysteriously been transformed into a pig. 

Bright with humor, heart, and flight (Miyazaki is largely influenced and inspired by the art of aviation), Porco Rosso manages to also acknowledge and reckon with the horrors of war. It also boasts one of, if not the greatest, line in any Ghibli film: I’d rather be a pig than a fascist.

(Taylor Leigh Harper)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Actor: Akemi Okamura, Akio Otsuka, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Hiroko Seki, Mahito Tsujimura, Osamu Saka, Sanshi Katsura, Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Yoko Soumi
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Rating: PG
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Begin Again (2013)

John Carney, who directed the critically and commercially successful Once, may be the world’s best captor of charm. Begin Again tells the story of a broken-hearted singer who gets discovered by a failed showbiz executive. Their ideas and love for music are all they have to face their failures and bring their creativity to life. The original songs are charming and from Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo to Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Adam Levine, and Cee-Lo Green, the cast generate sparkling chemistry and portray the story beautifully. Begin again is a sweet and effortless watch, yet far from being your classic rom-com.

(Tyler)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Actor: Adam Levine, Aya Cash, Catherine Keener, Cee Lo Green, CeeLo Green, Danielle Brisebois, Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, John Carney, Karen Pittman, Keira Knightley, Maddie Corman, Mark Ruffalo, Mary Catherine Garrison, Mos Def, Rob Morrow, Yasiin Bey
Director: John Carney
Rating: R
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Hello, My Name is Doris (2015)

Doris Miller is an unassuming sixty-something office worker whose life takes an unusual turn after her mother passes away. We find out over the course of the film that Doris' life was put on hold early when she had to give up her dreams and ambitions to take care of her mother. Something is awakened in Doris though when she falls head over heels for John, a much younger co-worker, and Doris dives head first into the world of social media, electro-pop, and Brooklyn hipsterdom. Sally Field is an absolute delight here -- her Doris is sweet, lovable, and tragic in equal measures. And the chemistry between her and John is palpable; you can see why they eventually strike up a friendship. In many ways this is a late in life coming-of-age story, and while there are moments of uncomfortable humor, you will find yourself rooting for Doris to come out of her shell and embrace her new life to the fullest.

(Tara Goe)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Actor: Amy Okuda, Anna Akana, Beth Behrs, Caroline Aaron, Don Stark, Edmund Lupinski, Elizabeth Reaser, Isabella Acres, Jack Antonoff, Kale Clauson, Kumail Nanjiani, Max Greenfield, Natasha Lyonne, Norma Michaels, Peter Gallagher, Rebecca Wisocky, Rich Sommer, Roz Ryan, Sally Field, Stephen Root, Tyne Daly, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Director: Michael Showalter
Rating: R
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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

A wonderful, witty teen comedy—possibly the best the genre has known in a long time! In a powerhouse performance, Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, a high school junior at peak angst and awkwardness. Her roller coaster journey through family, friends, lovers, or lack thereof, gives her that all-too-common impression for people her age that life is unbearable. Things get more complicated when Nadine's dad passes and her only friend hooks up with an unexpected person. Her temperament and humor will help her see past her demons to understand what's important in life, putting you in privileged spectator mode to this highly smart and exciting coming-of-age story.

(Alex)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Alexander Calvert, Ava Grace Cooper, Blake Jenner, Chris Shields, Christian Michael Cooper, Eric Keenleyside, Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Hayden Szeto, Katie Stuart, Kavandeep Hayre, Kelly Fremon Craig, Kirsten Robek, Kyra Sedgwick, Laine MacNeil, Lina Renna, Meredith Monroe, Nesta Cooper, Woody Harrelson
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Rating: R
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Okja (2017)

Director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) does something quite amazing with the $50 million budget Netflix gave him: he makes a simplistic movie. But man, is it good. Okja tells the story of a “super pig” experiment that sends genetically modified pigs to top farmers around the world. In Korea, a farmer’s granddaughter forms a special relationship with one of these super pigs (Okja). When the company who originally ran the experiment want their pig back (performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton) – the two find an ally in an animal advocacy group led by Jay (Paul Dano). This is a straightforward movie, but nevertheless it is entertaining and full of thought-provoking themes and performances from an excellent cast.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Actor: Ahn Seo-hyun, An Seo Hyun, Andreas Fronk, Barbara Wallace, Byun Heebong, Choi Woo-shik, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Faith Logan, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lee Bong-ryeon, Lee Jung-eun, Lily Collins, Lynn Marocola, Park Keun-rok, Paul Dano, Rebecca Husain, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Shirley Henderson, Steven Yeun, Tilda Swinton, Waris Ahluwalia, Woo Shik Choi, Yoon Je Moon
Director: Bong Joon-ho, Joon-ho Bong
Rating: TV-MA
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

Don’t worry.

Adam Sandler doesn’t suck here.

This is a beautiful family comedy directed by Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale). 

Sandler plays a recently divorced man (as he tends to do) called Danny (as he’s usually called). Danny moves in with his father, played by Dustin Hoffman, who himself is dealing with feelings of failure.

Both of them are joined by other members of the family, including Danny’s half-brother, played by Ben Stiller. Their family dynamics are portrayed in a beautiful and sometimes moving way. Director Baumbach proves he’s so good, he can make even Adam Sandler sound and look genuine.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Actor: Adam David Thompson, Adam Driver, Adam Sandler, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ben Stiller, Candice Bergen, Carlos Jacott, Cindy Cheung, Danny Flaherty, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Greta Gerwig, Jared Sandler, Josh Hamilton, Judd Hirsch, Lyne Renee, Michael Chernus, Mickey Sumner, Rebecca Miller, Sakina Jaffrey, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Noah Baumbach
Rating: TV-MA
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Contratiempo (2016)

This movie is like thriller-candy. It is full of twists, it is very atmospheric, and in nicely predictable fashion it will deliver that excitement rush we (most of us) love. Accused of murder, a wealthy entrepreneur hires the best witness preparation expert he can find. They have three hours before the trial to come up with the most solid, plausible defence. But ?, a new witness surfaces. Don’t expect anything overly original, but expect to be entertained.

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Actor: Ana Wagener, Annick Weerts, Barbara Lennie, David Selvas, Francesc Orella, Iñigo Gastesi, José Coronado, Mario Casas, Oriol Paulo, Paco Tous
Director: Oriol Paulo
Rating: N/A
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Handsome Devil (2016)

I can’t get a song out of my head from this movie: the 1985 UK hit Desire As from Prefab Sprout.

It plays when the two main characters, a sensitive kid who’s bullied by his school for not liking rugby, and the school’s rugby star; talk over the “Berlin Wall” that separates their dorm room.

The song echoes “It's perfect as it stands, so why then crush it in your perfect hands?”. These two seemingly incompatible personalities form a friendship that comes under threat from their school’s traditional authority, especially as one of them is revealed to be gay. 

It might seem like a tough premise, but Handsome Devil is actually a comedy. It’s a sweet and easy coming-of-age comedy.

Genre: Drama
Actor: Amy Huberman, Andrew Scott, Ardal O'Hanlon, Ardal O'Hanlon, Fionn O'Shea, Fionn O'Shea, Jamie Hallahan, Jay Duffy, John Butler, Mark Lavery, Michael McElhatton, Moe Dunford, Nicholas Galitzine, Ruairí OConnor, Ruairi O'Connor
Director: John Butler
Rating: N/A
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This new documentary is about the exact scale to which social media is harming us, as testified to by people from the industry: ex-executives at Google, Instagram, Facebook, and even the ex-President of Pinterest. All have left their companies for (incredibly valid) ethical concerns that they share here.

It's a blend of interview footage and a fiction film that follows a family who feels more distant because of social media. This allows to see the implications of what the interviewees are saying in real life but quite frankly it also serves as a welcome break from the intensity of their words. How intense? One of them predicts civil war within 20 years.

Genre: Documentary, Drama
Actor: Kara Hayward, Skyler Gisondo, Vincent Kartheiser
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Rating: PG-13
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Only Yesterday (1991)

This beautiful, realistic, and nostalgic anime movie about childhood is one that almost anyone can relate to. Set in the year of 1982, twenty-seven-year-old Taeko Okajima is traveling to the countryside by train. Along her journey, she gets flashbacks of her childhood: mostly in elementary school, stealing glances at a boy, and navigating puberty. The movie goes back and forth between past and present, easily making one long for sun-filled summers of yesteryear and silly jokes between playfriends. As well as telling a story about Taeko's past, Only Yesterday also tells a story about her present, and the combined realism of the plotline with the beautiful animation grips you and doesn’t let go. Only Yesterday truly feels like home.

(Oppie A)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Actor: Chie Kitagawa, Ichirō Nagai, Issey Takahashi, Masahiro Ito, Mayumi Iizuka, Mayumi Izuka, Michie Terada, Miki Imai, Toshiro Yanagiba, Yoko Honna, Yorie Yamashita, Yuki Minowa
Director: Isao Takahata
Rating: PG
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64
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231
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220
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213
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203
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166
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161
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155
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154
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153
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153
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153
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152
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149
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148
Spain
145
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143
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143
Turkey
141
France
140
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140
Sweden
139
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137
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137
South africa
137
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