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Top 10 Films on Netflix Right Now

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Searching for the right film to watch can take forever, sifting through hundreds of films over multiple streaming services, unsure what’s worth your time. Sometimes you just need a good recommendation to show you a hidden gem, or a new release that’s meant to be a good watch, or maybe you didn’t know they had one of your all-time favourite classics. It's extremely hard to keep track of everything on all the different platforms these days.

Well look no further because we at Culture Calling have selected some of the best films available on Netflix right now.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin's intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

2hr 1m | Thriller/Horror | 15

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Alicia Silverstone, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp


The Lighthouse

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.In a remote island, Ephraim Winslow arrives as a lighthouse keeper and assists his elderly supervisor, Thomas Wake. As days pass, Winslow is haunted by strange and mysterious visions.

1hr 50m | Horror/Drama | 15

Directed by: Robert Eggers

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson


Boiling Point

On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic and commanding head chef Andy Jones balances along a knife's edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for. A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hot spot fills with guests. Jones tries his best to diffuse tensions between management and crew while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.

1hr 32m | Drama/Thriller | 15

Directed by: Philip Barantini

Starring: Stephen Graham, Hannah Walters, Vinette Robinson, Ray Panthaki, Jason Flemyng, Alice Feetham, Áine Rose Daly, Izuka Hoyle, Stephen McMillan, Lauryn Ajufo


The Master

Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) is a troubled, boozy drifter struggling with the trauma of World War II and whatever inner demons ruled his life before that. On a fateful night in 1950, Freddie boards a passing boat and meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the charismatic leader of a religious movement called the Cause. Freddie tries hard to adhere to Dodd's weird teachings and forms a close bond with his mentor, even as other members of Dodd's inner circle see him as a threat.

2hr 16m | Drama | 15 

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr Childers, Laura Dern, Rami Malek


The Farewell

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

1hr 40m | Drama/Comedy | PG

Directed by: Lulu Wang

Starring: Awkwafina, Zhao Shu-zhen, Diana Lin, Lu Hong, Tzi Ma, Yongbo Jiang, Aoi Mizuhara


Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It's the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.

1hr 55m | Musical/Drama | 12

Directed by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Fisher, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Mj Rodriguez, Utkarsh Ambudkar


Dark Waters

DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.

2hr 6m | Drama/Thriller | 12A

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Victor Garber, William Jackson Harper


Arrival

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

1hr 56m | Sci-fi/Thriller | 12

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Abigail Pniowsky


Saint Frances

After an abortion, a deadbeat nanny finds an unexpected friendship with the 6-year-old she's hired to watch.

1hr 46m | Drama/Comedy | 15

Directed by: Alex Thompson

Starring: Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith Williams, Max Lipchitz, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost, Rebecca Spence, Francis Guinan, Rebekah Ward, Lily Mojekwu


Uncut Gems

A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

2hr 15m | Crime/Dark Comedy | 15

Directed by: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

Starring: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, LaKeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd, Keith William Richards, Judd Hirsch, Eric Bogosian, Mike Francesa, Wayne Diamond, Jonathan Aranbayev


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