There has been a slew of new movies added to the Netflix library in 2016. From superhero films to drama and comedy, there’s no shortage of diversity when it comes to the Netflix streaming service. There’s bound to be something for you to watch and enjoy. With so many options, we’ve narrowed down 25 of the best movies to watch on Netflix in 2016.
1. Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War is the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, which was released in 2011. It stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.
2. The Jungle Book
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Jungle Book stars Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson. The movie tells the tale of Mowgli, a man-cub who was raised by a wolf pack.
This Disney animated film has taken the movie industry by storm in 2016. There is a conspiracy afoot in Zootopia and a rookie cop, who happens to be a bunny, must work with a sly fox to get to the bottom of things.
A mystery has captured the attention of a young man in Cosmos. The distracted man is looking to write a novel when he finds something unusual about a guest house in France.
5. Blue Jay
Here’s a drama and romance film that sees two former lovers from high school reunite.
This documentary shook 2016 to its core. 13th exposes the prison system as well as racial inequality in the United States.
7. Amanda Knox
The Amanda Knox story was heavily discussed around the world. Knox was convicted of the 2007 murder of a student in Italy. She was eventually acquitted. This documentary covers the full story.
Barry is a biography showcasing the early life of POTUS Barack Obama. It stars Devon Terrell.
9. Audrie & Daisy
This documentary covers the tragic story of Audrie & Daisy, two victims of sexual assault who ended up being cyberbullied.
10. Collective: Unconscious
Starring Frank Mosley and Tonya Pinkins, Collective: Unconscious showcases five filmmakers who turn their dreams into movies.
11. Dog Eat Dog
Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe star in this action thriller. In the film, three ex-cons are tasked with the kidnapping of a baby.
12. My Golden Days
Let’s throw another romance on the list. My Golden Days sees Paul reminisce about his first sexual experience and the time a friend betrayed him.
13. Other People
This movie is about a comedy writer who is going through the worst time period of his life having broken up with his girlfriend and struggling with his career. To top things off, he finds himself back in Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
14. Into The Inferno
A fascinating documentary by Werner Herzog about volcanos.
15. The Treasure
This comedy tells the story of a man whose neighbor proposes that they find a hidden treasure and split the profits.
16. Under The Shadow
Evil haunts the home of a mother and daughter in the aftermath of a revolution in Tehran.
17. The Ivory Game
Poachers are taken to task in this documentary in an effort to end the illegal killing of elephants for ivory trade.
A woman is fed up with the responsibility of taking care of a child but she is in for an unexpected surprise when she enlists the help of a stranger.
19. White Girl
When a young woman falls for a guy after a night out, she does all she can to get the man back.
20. Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
Pee-wee takes his first holiday after running into a stranger.
21. The Little Prince
A little girl is introduced to the world of Little Prince.
Things take a chaotic turn on a luxury tower block.
23. The Confirmation
A father and son search for thieves who stole a toolbox.
24. Cemetery of Splendor
An unforeseen sleeping illness strikes soldiers on the Mekong River.
A teen with a rough upbringing is thrown for a loop when she meets a dancer.