We spent hundreds of hours working our way through the Netflix jungle, and now we proudly present to you our carefully curated selection of the 25 best movies on Netflix that you must watch now.
This selection contains blockbusters alongside independent productions from Spain, Argentina, Mexico and France. All of these gems touched our hearts and minds with their spirit and the craftsmanship of their creators.
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Nr. 5: I am not an easy man (2018)
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 97%About: A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women ... Timeless and highly topical at the same time. I Am Not an Easy Man is one of the best films ever made on the subject. This surprisingly creative film with its extraordinary cast will blow your mind.
Directed by: Éléonore Pourriat; Starring: Vincent Elbaz, Marie-Sophie Ferdane, Pierre Benezit; France, 2018
You will love this movie because... men had to shave their legs.
Nr. 4: The Wrong Missy
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 83%About: Tim believes he invited the woman of his dreams to Hawaii for a work retreat. Unfortunately he invited the wrong Missy ...
Lauren Lapkus is pure magic on screen, and the first ten minutes of this comedy will definitely go down in film history as one of the most incredible, funniest opening sequences of all time.
Starring: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson
You will love this movie because ... we all need a wrong Missy in our lives.
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 84%About: Two naive and dreamy small town singers from Iceland are chasing their pop star dreams at the Eurovision Song contest.
Directed by: David Dobkin; Starring: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, 2020
You will love this movie because of... Jaja, ding dong. my love for you is never right or wrong.
Nr. 2: Live Twice, Love Once
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 86%About: When Emilio (Oscar Martínez) is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he and his family set out in a quest to reunite him with his childhood crush. Oscar Martínez plays just as outstanding as the only eleven year old shooting star Mafalda Carbonell - absolutely worth seeing.
Directed by: María Ripoll Starring: Oscar Martínez, Inma Cuesta, Mafalda Carbonell; Spain 2020
You will love this movie because… did we already mention that Oscar Martinez is starring??
Nr. 1: Nothing to hide
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 80%About: To spice up a dinner party, old friends agree to share any private message that appears on their phones - with disastrous and hilarious results.
Directed by: Fred Cavaye; Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément, Stéphane De Groodt; France 2018
You will love this movie because… there’s no doubt you’ll start playing this little game the next time you want to liven up a boring dinner party.
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Nr. 7: Ready to Mingle
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 81%About: Ana was coldheartedly dumped by her boyfriend. Now she is enrolling in a course for single women looking for a husband.
Starring: Cassandra Ciangherotti, Gabriela de la Garza, Irán Castillo, Juan Pablo Medina; Mexico 2019
You will love this movie because… you’ll be cancelling that How to Find a Husband course you were just about to start.
Nr. 6: Young Adult
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 78%About: A recently divorced writer receives an email from an old friend in which he tells her that his wife has had a baby. Now she has to return to her hometown and regain her ex.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson; US 2011
You will love this movie because… you’ll finally realize that you will never, ever want to get back together with your ex again.
Nr. 5: Lady J
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 90%About: When her romance with a lustful marquis takes an unwelcome turn, a wealthy widow concocts a scheme to get revenge -- with help from a younger woman.
Starring:Cécile De France, Édouard Baer, Alice Isaaz
You will love this movie because... you will instantly fall in love with Alice Isaaz, too.
Nr. 4: Isn't it romantic
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 78%About: An architect who hates romantic comedies wakes up after a robbery and finds her inconspicuous life transformed into a dazzling, cliché-driven rom-com.
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine
You will love this movie because... Rebel Wiilson rocks and you will never need to watch a rom-com again!
Nr. 3: Desperados
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 75%About: The romantic Wes accidentally sent an embarrassing email to her new boyfriend. Now she has to travel to Mexico with her best friends to delete the message before her dream man reads it.
Starring: Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, Lamorne Morris;
You will love this movie because… you also sent an embarrassing email to your ex.
Nr. 2: The Queen's Gambit
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 80%About: At a 1950s orphanage, a teenage girl shows an amazing talent for chess and begins an unlikely journey to fame while grappling with addiction. For those who like Stefan Zweig’s ‚The Royal Game‘ and Nabokovs’s ‚The Defense‘. Season 1., 2020
Created by: Scott Frank, Allan Scott; Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Marielle Heller
You will love this movie because… women who play chess are super sexy.
Nr. 1: Friends with Money
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 85%
About: Seven friends from Los Angeles - three married, one alone - move from one social evening to the next. Financial differences drive a wedge in their friendship.
Directed by: Nicole Holofcener; Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener; US 2006
You will love this movie because… you’ll get to see Jennifer Aniston do some very strange things with her toes.
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Nr. 7: Earthquake Bird
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 90%About: In the 1980s in Tokyo, a young, enigmatic expat (Alicia Vikander) is suspected of killing her friend who disappeared in the wake of her love triangle with a handsome local photographer.
This gem of a film, with its excellent cast, was adapted from Susanna Jones’ novel; you’ll find it powerful and disturbing
Actors: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Naoki Kobayashi, 2019
You will love this movie because... Alicia Vikander is beautiful, Riley Keough is beautiful, Naoki Kobayashi is beautiful, Tokyo is beautiful, the camera is beautiful, the script is beautiful (to be continued).
Nr. 6: The Distinguished Citizen
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 95%About: A film to watch over and over again (we've seen it five times!): A writer and Nobel Prize winner returns to his small hometown in Argentina, where he is considered a local hero. Great cinema with our great hero Oscar Martínez as the incarnation of the self-loving intellectual. ‚The Distinguished Citizen‘ won a Goya Award for best foreign-language Spanish-language film and three premios sur, including best actor (Oscar Martínez).
Directed by: Gaston Duprat, Mariano Cohn; Starring: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio; Argentina 2016
You will love this movie because… it will remind you of your narcissistic art professor.
Nr. 5: The Hater
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 95%
About: Like a darker version of 'the Social Network': a young hypocrite and opportunist finds success as a social media expert in Polish high society. But his manipulations have terrible consequences ... The Hater is an absolute must-see!
Directed by: Jan Komasa; Actors: Maciej Musiałowski, Agata Kulesza, Danuta Stenka, Poland 2020
You will love this movie because… who doesn’t like social media?
Nr. 4: Catfight
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 78%
About: Two college frenemies - one an unsuccessful artist, the other a snobby alcoholic housewife - meet decades later and escalate their resentments from verbal blows to bloody brawls. For fans of Art School Confidential!
Directed by: Onur Tukel; Starring: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone; US 2016
You will love this movie because… who doesn’t like a juicy cat fight?
Nr. 3: Quién te cantará
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 79%
About: A famous singer from the 90s suffers from amnesia after an alleged accident. Her manager hires a karaoke singer to prepare her for her comeback tour. This film is as alluring and mysterious as a disturbing dream.
Directed by: Carlos Vermut; Actors: Najwa Nimri, Eva Llorach, Carme Elias, Spain 2018
You will love this movie because… it is magical.
Nr. 2: Journey to Greenland
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 70%
About: A young Parisian goes to Greenland with his best friend to visit his father. The two part-time actors immerse themselves in the archaic Inuit culture and forge unexpected bonds.
Directed by: Sebastien Betbeder; Starring: Thomas Blanchard, Thomas Scimeca, François Chattot; France 2016
You will love this movie because… these guys are really cute.
Nr. 1: Freud
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 80%About: Eager to make his name in 19th-century Vienna, a hungry young Sigmund Freud joins a psychic and an inspector to solve a string of bloody mysteries.
The psychological thriller Freud is one of the most polarizing Netflix series on our list. We are definitely team Freud!
Created by: Marvin Kren, Benjamin Hessler, Stefan Brunner; Starring: Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf, Georg Friedrich; Austria 2020; Season 1.
You will love this movie because… you can pretend that you’ve read Freud’s work (even though we all know that you actually haven’t).
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Nr. 6: The Motive
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 75%
About: A would-be writer with limited imagination seeks inspiration for his novel by manipulating the lives of his neighbors so he can write about it.
The motiv deservedly won two Goya and Feroz prizes for best actor (Javier Gutiérrez, "Álvaro") and supporting actress (Adelfa Calvo, "Portera").
Starring: Javier Gutiérrez, María León, Adelfa Calvo; Spain 2017
You will love this movie because… it teaches you that if you’re going to write a novel, you must do it while naked.
Nr. 5: The Invisible Guest
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 73%
About: After waking up in a hotel room next to his murdered lover, a young businessman hires a prominent lawyer to find out how he became a murder suspect. This film will take your breath away; it’s visually stunning, and nothing is as it seems.
Directed by: Oriol Paulo; Starring: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, José Coronado; Spain 2016
You will love this movie because… you’ll once again learn that you never know what to expect.
Nr. 4: The Bar
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 79%
About: Strangers hide in a creepy bar in Madrid after witnessing an inexplicable murder.
Starring: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi; Spain 2017
You will love this movie because… it starts as a comedy, turns into a horror movie and ends as a drama.
Nr. 3: 7 años— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 89%
About: Four business partners spend a tense evening debating who will pay for the crime they have committed.
Human nature explained in 90 minutes - be sure to watch it!
Directed by: Roger Gaul; Starring: Paco León, Juana Acosta, Juan Pablo Raba; Spain 2016
You will love this movie because… you’ll walk away knowing how to negotiate like a pro.
Nr. 2: The Silence of the Marsh
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 72% About: As a successful crime novelist who researches corrupt structures for his new book, shades the line between fiction and reality.
Starring: Pedro Alonso, Nacho Fresneda, Carmina Barrios; Spain 2019
You will love this movie because… crime has never been shot so beautifully.
Nr. 1: The Occupant
— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 75% About: An unemployed creative director begins to chase the new tenants of his former apartment with the aim of getting his home back.
Directed by: Alex Pastor, David Pastor; Starring: Javier Gutiérrez, Mario Casas, Bruna Cusí; Spain 2020
You will love this movie because… only a true designer can understand his drive.