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Looking to expand your Netflix watch list? We’ve compiled the top 10 films available on UK Netflix right now.
Based on a Japanese novel, Battle Royale is not for the faint hearted. In fact, it makes The Hunger Games look like a nursery school outing.
The film follows a group of school children taken on a field trip that turns out to be a nightmare. It is explained that the students have three days to kill each other until only one remains. What ensues is a blood bath of epic proportions, that will leave you speechless.
Reservoir Dogs has become a cult favourite with movie fans, although it wasn’t as popular as it is now when it was released.
Following the events before and after a robbery gone wrong, Tarantino’s film depicts the story of six gang members with colourful aliases. Although you never see the robbery, the audience is fed vital pieces of information throughout the film to form a more coherent picture of the storyline.
With a fantastic soundtrack and an unusual narrative, Reservoir Dogs should be firmly on your ‘to watch’ list.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
This is another film on our list that is based on a novel. It begins showing the life of Eva Katchadourian, a once renowned travel writer now living in a run-down house and working in a mall travel agency.
The film follows the live of Eva’s son, Kevin, and the tumultuous relationship between them. Eva knows that something isn’t right about Kevin from the moment he was born, but her husband simply can’t believe her.
A frustrating and shocking watch, We Need to Talk About Kevin may make you question your desire to have children.
The only superhero film to make our list, the Avengers is another much loved instalment from Marvel. The story follows the usual suspects, including Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Hawkeye, as they battle to stop Loki from taking over the world using his alien army.
A definite must see for any superhero fan.
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop is by far my favourite Eddie Murphy movie, and it was the film that made him an international star. Playing a reckless police officer from Detroit, Murphy is hot on the case of his best friend’s murder. Taking some annual leave to Beverly Hills, Murphy digs a little deeper and ends up uncovering a huge case.
If you’re looking for some laughs with a great police-themed storyline, then this is the film for you.
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in our Stars follows the life of Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl diagnosed with thyroid cancer which has spread to her lungs. On her journey, she meets a boy called Augustus, a fellow cancer patient.
The story follows Hazel and Augustus as they try to come to terms with their illnesses, and travel to Amsterdam to meet their favourite writer. Not a film to watch while not wearing waterproof mascara, this film will leave you weeping happy tears and feeling grateful for your family and friends.
This is the movie that started the brand new TV series of the same name. Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in this thriller, which follows the life of failing writer Eddie Morra. Eddie’s girlfriend leaves him, he has no job and he lives in a rundown apartment when he bumps into his ex-brother in law, who happens to be a pharmaceutical rep.
Eddie is given a new ‘smart drug’ called NZT. Once he takes the drug, his whole life appears to turn around. We won’t give anything away, but what follows is a meteoric rise of a nobody, all thanks to a drug addiction.
Pineapple Express follows the story of Dale Denton, a process server, and Saul Silver, a drug dealer. Saul sells Dale some rare marijuana deemed ‘Pineapple Express’, and all the hilarity of this film begins. While smoking, Dale witnesses a brutal murder and flees the scene, but he leaves some of the Pineapple Express behind.
He tells Saul about what he saw, and how the murderer could connect the weed to Saul. The rest of the film is a blur of weed related humour, violence and stupidity. It’s a hilarious watch!
Robert Pattinson starred in Remember Me in 2010, shortly after New Moon was released. Fans weren’t sure what to make of their beloved Edward, but he was praised for his performance in this film.
Following the life of two NYU students, Ally and Tyler, and the issues they’re facing with their broken families. There is a fantastic twist at the end of this film, which we won’t spoil, which will shock you to your very core.
In a post-civil war Spain in 1944, a young girl named Ofelia travels to meet her new step-father with her increasingly sick and pregnant mother.
When she arrives, Ofelia is led to a labyrinth by a large stick insect, which she believes is a fairy. There, the Faun tells her she is the reincarnation of Princess Moanna, the Queen of the Underworld. The Faun tells her that to achieve immortality, she must complete three tasks.
The film follows Ofelia as she battles to complete these tasks, while the tensions between her step-father (a Captain tasked to kill republicans) and the Rebels begins to mount. A beautiful and magical film, Pan’s Labyrinth is one to watch.
So, that’s our list of the top 10 films you can watch on UK Netflix right now. Are there any films that you think should be on this list? Let us know!