10 Movies Rated 95% and Higher to Stream on Netflix Today

10 Movies Rated 95% and Higher to Stream on Netflix Today
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There are no wrong choices here.

Although sometimes many of us are in the mood to experiment, especially with what we watch, sometimes all you want is a piece of quality cinematography to make a relaxing evening. Fortunately, the subscription to Netflix provides access to the whole ton of movies of different genres to watch.

The only question is, how do you choose the movie and be sure you'll like it?

While there's no one right way, and every movie can turn out to be either a disappointment or an unexpected hidden gem, it's always useful to read the reviews. To save you the hassle of Googling, we have compiled 10 movies that have a 95% or higher rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just pick the one that stands out the most and sit back for a good time.

The Irishman (2019) - 95%

There is nothing better for a quick adrenaline rush than an epic gangster crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese. The 3.5 hour movie starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino will take you back to the 1950's and keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire duration. Some would say that even 95% is not high enough for a masterpiece like this.

Marriage Story (2019) - 95%

Although many people around us go through a troubled marriage every day, there is something extremely heartbreaking about watching the whole story masterfully packed into 2 hours. Nicole and Charlie, portrayed by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, and the story of their divorce will make it impossible to finish the movie dry-eyed.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) - 96%

Not many people expected a movie like this to be this good, but To All the Boys I've Loved Before is a perfect coming-of-age romantic comedy, and the fact that it carefully follows all the rules of the genre only makes it that much better. Without a doubt, it was the movie that paved the way for all the other Netflix original rom coms to come.

Boyz N the Hood (1991) - 96%

Even though this movie didn't make the bank in its original release, it's the story that's worth watching. Following the journey of Tre and two of his friends, Doughboy and Ricky, viewers will learn the nuances and tragic intricacies that affected black youth in the 90's and led them to make very wrong and dangerous decisions.

Apollo 13 (1995) - 96%

If you are looking for a space movie that actually portrays the events accurately, Apollo 13 is a perfect choice. Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon, the movie's goal was not to impress anyone with clever twists, but to tell the story of the actual Apollo 13 moon mission, which was just as exciting.

Paddington (2014) - 97%

Even though the title of Best Picture for Children can hardly be overlooked by adults, it's clear that the film critics have made their choice. The adventures of Paddington, a young rainforest bear who comes to England in search of a better life, only to encounter the cruelty of Nicole Kidman's taxidermist Millicent Clyde, have captured everyone's hearts.

The Babadook (2014) - 98%

From the same year, but with a completely different energy, is The Babadook, another creature many children know, but in a much darker way. Not many horror movies get this high of a rating, just because of how subjective the fear is, but everyone can agree that this movie will send some shivers down your spine.

Minari (2020) - 98%

This A24 film, starring Steven Yeun and Yeri Han, captures the struggle of assimilation that many biracial and immigrant families know. Standing strong as a family through all kinds of trials and tribulations takes a lot of patience and love, but in the end, it always proves to be worth it.

Under the Shadow (2016) - 99%

As if the horrors of war were not enough, and the missile that hit the building was not a curse in itself, the one that hit Shideh's building seems to possess some kind of even more terrifying powers. To protect herself and her daughter Dorsa from being hunted down, the woman has no choice but to confront these forces.

Descendant (2022) - 100%

This documentary is a must-see for anyone interested in history beyond what is taught in schools. Created by Margaret Brown, it follows the mission to find the remains of the last known ship to arrive in the United States illegally carrying enslaved Africans. The film cleverly parallels the struggles minorities still face today with rich historical context.