In the Interest of Getting Chill ASAP, Here Are the 30 Best Movies on Netflix

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Netflix is a gift from the "I'm so bored, help me" gods, but um...the site could use some structural work. Finding a good movie on Netflix is a *chore* between all the inexplicable British mystery shows (JK, love you Miss Marple) and the weird movies your parents have saved (because yeah, you still share their account, what of it?). So in the interest of making your life easier, we've scrolled through Netflix's entire inventory to round up the best of what they have to offer.

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Aidan Quinn.

Why you should watch: Because it's about a group of sister witches, obviously.

'Zodiac (opens in new tab)' (2007)

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Chloë Sevigny, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, and John Carroll Lynch.

Why you should watch: Because you'll be delightfully terrified, and also name a more iconic trio than Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.

'The Addams Family (opens in new tab)' (1991)

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Christina Riccia, and Christopher Lloyd.

Why you should watch: Because we are all Wednesday Addams.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (opens in new tab)' (2016)

Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, and Forest Whitaker.

Why you should watch: Because this franchise deserves a badass female lead, and that's exactly what Felicity Jones is.

'Lion (opens in new tab)' (2016)

Stars: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman.

Why you should watch: Because you haven't cried in a few days, so might as well do it alone in your house with Netflix, pizza, and Dev.

'Best in Show (opens in new tab)' (2000)

Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, and Christopher Guest.

Why you should watch: Ummm...because it's the funniest movie ever?

'Emma (opens in new tab)' (1996)

Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.

Why you should watch: Because this is high point of all those 1990s Jane Austen movies.

'Men in Black (opens in new tab)' (1997)

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.

Why you should watch: 'Cause the good guys dress in black remember that, just in case we ever face to face and make contact.

'Mean Girls (opens in new tab)' (2004)

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Lizzy Caplan, and Amanda Seyfried.

Why you should watch: If you don't know the answer to this, all hope is lost.

'The Queen (opens in new tab)' (2006)

Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, and James Cromwell.

Why you should watch: Because it's a damn good movie that paints a very human portrait of someone who's done a great job keeping her personality private.

'Inglourious Basterds (opens in new tab)' (2009)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, and Diane Kruger.

Why you should watch: Because you need a reminder that the good guys usually win.

'The Place Beyond the Pines (opens in new tab)' (2012)

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, and Ray Liotta.

Why you should watch: Because this is the movie that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were said to have fallen in love during.

'Howards End (opens in new tab)' (1992)

Stars: Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Hopkins.

Why you should watch: No justification needed. Do not @ me about including this gem on the list.

'The Craft (opens in new tab)' (1996)

Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True.

Why you should watch: Again, '90s witch feminism.

'Clouds of Sils Maria (opens in new tab)' (2014)

Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz.

Why you should watch: Because Kristen Stewart is a really good actress whose skills extend far beyond Twilight.

'The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (opens in new tab)' (2017)

Stars: Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson.

Why you should watch: Because this is director Noah Baumbach at his peak—and it's a Netflix original, which is very cool.

'Magic Mike (opens in new tab)' (2012)

Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.

Why you should watch: Because it includes shirtless men who are fine with objectification getting a long overdue role reversal.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas (opens in new tab)' (1993)

Stars: Chris Sarandon and Catherine O'Hara.

Why you should watch: Because it's a classic that you probably haven't seen since childhood and/or your angst-ridden Hot Topic dwelling emo phase.

'Boyhood (opens in new tab)' (2014)

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke.

Why you should watch: It's brilliant, beautiful, and burried way too deep on Netflix's movies list.

'Burn After Reading (opens in new tab)' (2008)

Stars: George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Brad Pitt.

Why you should watch: Because one should never say no to the combination of George and Brad.

'Blue Is the Warmest Color (opens in new tab)' (2013)

Stars: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Why you should watch: Because it's a groundbreaking romance about young love.

'The Big Short (opens in new tab)' (2015)

Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, and Marisa Tomei.

Why you should watch: Because all your friends already did and you somehow still haven't.

'Spotlight (opens in new tab)' (2015)

Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup.

Why you should watch: Because it's about one of the most important moments in journalism ever.

'13th (opens in new tab)' (2016)

Directed by: Ava DuVernay.

Why you should watch: Because it's an extremely important documentary about racial injustice in the United States prison system, and frankly should be required viewing.

'Atonement (opens in new tab)' (2007)

Stars: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Why you should watch: The fashion, mostly.

'The Babadook (opens in new tab)' (2014)

Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Henshall.

Why you should watch: Because it's 2017's biggest viral sensation thanks to the Babadook becoming a gay icon.

'Grease (opens in new tab)' (1978)

Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing.

Why you should watch: Because young John Travolta is a thirst trap.

'Tiny Furniture (opens in new tab)' (2010)

Stars: Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke.

Why you should watch: To fully understand where Lena Dunham is coming from.

'Sunset Boulevard (opens in new tab)' (1950)

Stars: William Holden and Gloria Swanson.

Why you should watch: Because you've been meaning to get around to it, so you might as well.

'Beautiful Creatures (opens in new tab)' (2013)

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, and Eileen Atkins.

Why you should watch: Because it's a YA dream come true.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.