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The 20 best Netflix movies of 2019

Netflix has excellent films, series and documentaries in its catalog, both from other producers and their own original works. With so many options available, it is even very difficult to decide what to watch sometimes. To help you with that, we've put together a list of the best Netflix movies in 2019.

This counts both those who were launched or called attention in 2019 and those who entered their catalog this year. If you are curious, just check out our main suggestions below!

1. The Irlands

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To start our list, we have one of the most awaited Netflix movies in 2019. The entire production of The Irlands was being well accompanied by the media, as it was director Martin Scorsese's first partnership with the streaming service.

For those who like mafia-themed video, it is a full plate. It is only worth mentioning that it has more than 3 hours of duration, so it is good to prepare before the long session.

2. History of a Marriage

Another release later in 2019, Story of a Wedding has also been quite successful. Different from what the title might imply, the film is more focused on the protagonist couple's divorce process.

He is also more about his dialogues, so do not expect a very dynamic work. Still, he is very interesting and has great performances to follow.

3. Two Popes

Directed by the Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, Dois Papas shows the relationship of the then Pope Benedict XVI and the future Pope Francisco. Most of the film takes place in 2013, shortly before Benedict XVI's resignation.

Conversations between the two Popes are fictitious, of course, but they are still interesting. Other than that, they still show a little of what appears to be each Pope's worldview.

4. Rome

Rome was nothing short of the first of Netflix's films to receive several awards, including the Oscar. It is entirely in black and white and follows the history of a Mexican family in the 1970s.

They go on vacation to try to overcome the abandonment of the husband and father, who ran away with his lover. Although it seems quite simple, this very interesting drama has an excellent script, very convincing performances and beautiful cinematography.

5. One more chance

Moving on to something much lighter than our last two recommendations, Another Chance is a film that mixes a little drama and comedy. The production tells the story of a couple who is past 40 years old, but who still tries different methods (without success) to have children.

Things in the couple's life change positively when their niece is going to spend a season at their home. Despite having a very simple plot, the film is very interesting, charming and worth checking out.

6. For All the Boys I've Loved Before

The film For All the Boys I've Loved is geared more towards those who like romantic comedies. He's really fun and has a lighter and more relaxed atmosphere than some others of this genre.

The plot follows a protagonist in high school who writes private letters to all the boys she has had an innocent interest in in the past. The problem starts when these letters are mysteriously sent to the boys.

7. Absorbing the Taboo

Oscar 2019 winner in the Best Documentary Short Film category, Absorbing the Taboo tells the story of a group of women in rural India. The site has a very strong stigma towards menstruation, to the point of causing segregation.

The documentary portrays the story of women in this rural community and a group of them, who developed a machine capable of producing low-cost biodegradable absorbents. The arrival of tampons made the product affordable, helping women achieve financial independence and ameliorating a public health problem.

8. Hacked Privacy

We always hear about technology companies using our data inappropriately. The documented Privacy Hacked deals with exactly how much information is available on the internet and how it can be used.

It is a good session not only for entertainment, but also for learning more about the subject. It can also be a way to review your use of social networks and how much information you put on the internet.

9. Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide a very funny and interesting French film. In it, we accompany the dinner of three couples and a single who have known each other and have been friends for many years.

It all starts with some of them checking their cell phones constantly. With that, it was suggested that they leave their devices on the table and read all the messages they receive aloud.

As you can imagine, this is generating more and more confusion, problems, fights and secrets being discovered throughout the night.

10. Megarrromntico

Mega-romantic is not a typical romantic comedy as the name might indicate. In fact, he kind of parodies all of the movie cliches of this genre.

In this case, the protagonist lives a very normal life and with a conical view of her love life. After having an accident, she wakes up in a world that works just like in a romantic movie, to her utter dread.

11. Bird Box

Even if you have not watched it, it is likely that you have at least heard of Bird Box. This is one of the best known Netflix original films. It even generated some viral and very dangerous challenges on the internet in 2018.

For those who do not know his plot yet, he basically shows a mother taking her two children on a journey in a post-apocalyptic world, in which a mysterious presence leads people to suicide. To prevent this from happening, the whole trip needs to be done with everyone blindfolded. The plot is very interesting and will definitely make you tense.

12. One more chance

Another Chance mixes a little drama and comedy. The production tells the story of a couple who are over 40, but who are still trying different methods to have children.

Things in the couple's life change positively when their niece is going to spend a season at their home. Despite having a very simple plot, the film is very interesting, charming and worth checking out.

13. El Camino

For anyone who is into Breaking Bad, the film El Camino can be a good option. He tells what happened to Jesse Pinkman after the final events of the famous series, which obviously takes some of the mystery out of his last episode.

The film itself is still and dragged, but still interesting. This is much more for those who really followed the whole saga, since as a film alone, it is not one of the most attractive.

14. The Dirt – Motley Crue's Confessions

Riding the wave of so many other films that tell the story of rock bands, The Dirt focuses on Motley Crue. The work focuses a lot on the band at its peak in the 1980s, which can be wonderful for fans of the band.

All abuses, feelings of greatness, mistakes and successes are shown in less than two hours. Certainly a very entertaining film even for those who do not know the music of the set so well.

15. Mogli – Between Two Worlds

Many people know Mogli through the animation of Disney, but Netflix also has its own version. This film has a more realistic tone and features real actors instead of just animating.

The story itself is not very different, with Mogli being raised by wolves after their parents are murdered. If you already liked the plot and want to see a different version, we recommend that you check out the Netflix production.

16. I lost my body

This French animation can go unnoticed at first sight among so many other Netflix movies. Still, it deserves a little attention, since it is not only interesting but also very funny.

The film follows a severed hand that escapes from a hospital and tries to reunite with his body in Paris. It's definitely not the kind of synopsis you read every day.

17. Annihilation

We don't really see so many Netflix movies focusing on sci-fi horror, so it's worth giving special attention when they show up. Annihilation tells the story of a secret missionary biologist in a mysterious and banned region in the USA.

It will not be the easiest or quietest session to watch, but great for anyone who wants something different. Other than that, the performances, especially by the protagonist Natalie Portman, are fantastic.

18. Atlantics

Here we have another very interesting film that goes a little beyond the conventional. It tells a kind of horror love story, but not in the way you would imagine.

In it, a woman named Ada loses the man she fell in love with after he disappears at sea with other workers. Everything changes when they return to haunt the village and those who have not paid their wages correctly.

Of course, Ada's great love has some different plans and priorities, she just wants to spend some extra time with the woman.

19. Okja

Okja is one of the Netflix movies that caught the most attention in its release. In it, we accompany a South Korean girl named Mija and her family, who receive a large animal nicknamed Okja from an American corporation.

After 10 years, the corporation returns to take Okja back to the United States. However, the girl does her best to prevent the animal from suffering from the mistreatment and slaughter that the company plans.

The film draws several parallels to the way that the meat industry really works in real life. The film received several accolades and was extremely moving, so it's worth checking out.

20. Bandersnatch

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Anyone of the Black Mirror series can not fail to check out Bandersnatch, although the film is quite interesting even for those who have never seen an episode. The film works as a ?choose your own adventure? story, in which you decide what happens next.

Its plot around a programmer who wants to adapt a video game with multiple choices, paths and endings. Things do not go as planned when the fate of the programmer himself begins to take unexpected paths.

This interactive film has 90 minutes and several different paths and endings. So, it is worth watching it more than once to check them all out.

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