The Ultimate Netflix Guide — 25 best movies & series on Netflix to watch right now

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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.


Funny — the 5 best comedies on Netflix

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%c NetflixAbout: 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.

Nr.3: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 84%c NetflixAbout: 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.  

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Girls night out  the 7 best movies & series for her

Nr. 7: Ready to Mingle

— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 81%Featured Image by Moonlight PicturesAbout: 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%c Pascal ChantierAbout: 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!

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One of its kind  the 7 best series and movies on Netflix you didn't know exist

Nr. 7: Earthquake Bird

— Cucumbermeter: 🥒 90%Photograph: Murray Close/NetflixAbout: 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?

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Breathless suspense — the 6 best thrillers on Netflix

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.  

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