The modern world may mean that we now have an endless supply of films at our fingertips, but trying to find the right thing can often leave you scrolling for hours.
With that in mind, we've tracked down the only six - yes, just six! - movies on Netflix that now that have a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which should help you along. Watch the trailer for one of them here:
You’ll often see percentages next to a title on Netflix, which is a rating of how close its algorithm thinks the match is for your specific profile, based on previous viewing habits.
However, it’s probably fair to say that not everything you watch is objectively good, having sought comfort from the likes of Selling Sunset and Bridgerton (not that there’s anything wrong with either of those, of course), meaning you’re often recommended things that might not be quite so solid a watch.
If it’s the critically acclaimed stuff you’re after, Rotten Tomatoes has your back, having compiled a list of the 100 best movies on Netflix ranked by its very own Tomatometer – an aggregated score from across the board.
From The Dark Knight to The Lost Daughter, there are plenty of brilliant films to binge your way through on the streaming site, but it may come as a surprise to find out that there are actually just six films currently on Netflix with a perfect 100 percent score:
This 2020 horror follows a young refugee as they attempt to settle in to their new home in England – a journey that critics say features 'genuine scares through every corridor’, perfectly acting as a ‘terrifying look at the spectres of the refugee experience’.
A synopsis from Netflix says: “After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.”
Another one from 2020, Crip Camp is a documentary about the ‘disability revolution’ that took place in 1971, with its synopsis saying: “On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.”
The film won the Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered, and it seems movie pundits were just as impressed, with the Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus saying the flick is ‘as entertaining as it is inspiring’.
Dick Johnson Is Dead
This 2020 doc follows filmmaker Kirsten Johnson and her elderly father, who has dementia, ‘staging inventive and fantastical ways’ for him die, forming a ‘love letter from a daughter to a father’ while also ‘creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity’.
According to critics, it has racked up its admirable 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes by celebrating a life with ‘bittersweet humour and grace, offering a deeply resonant perspective on mortality in the bargain’.
Originally released just under a decade ago, this Egyptian-American documentary film bills itself as a ‘riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013’.
It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for World Cinema in the documentary category – and still the critics remain sold on the movie, with the Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus saying: “The Square offers an electrifying - and edifying - ground-level glimpse of life inside a real-life political revolution.”
Critics for 2020 doc Athlete A warn of ‘harrowing yet essential viewing’, adding how it ‘shines unforgiving light on horrific abuses – as well as the culture that allowed them to continue unabated for years’.
It follows the stories of the gymnasts who survived the abuse of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, along with the reporters who helped expose the ‘toxic culture’ of USAG.
This Oscar-nominated documentary, released in 2017, explores the forces of ‘family, grief and racial injustice’ through the murder of filmmaker Yance Ford’s brother, with the Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus saying: “Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.”
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