30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming

City of God (2002) Brazil - IMDB - 8.7 metasore 79/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - City of God (2002) Brazil - IMDB - 8.7 metasore 79/100
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

End of Watch (2012) IMDB - 7.7 metasore 68/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - End of Watch (2012) IMDB - 7.7 metasore 68/100
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Side Effects (2013) IMDB - 7.1 metasore 75/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Side Effects (2013) IMDB - 7.1 metasore 75/100
A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas IMDB - 7.8 metasore 55/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Boy In the Striped Pajamas IMDB - 7.8 metasore 55/100
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Adventureland (2009) IMDB - 6.8 metasore 78/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Adventureland (2009) IMDB - 6.8 metasore 78/100
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Equilibrium (2002) IMDB - 7.6 metasore 33/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Equilibrium (2002) IMDB - 7.6 metasore 33/100
note: most people who don't like this film say it's over the top. just expect that and have fun with it. In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Sex Drive (2008) IMDB - 6.6 metasore 49/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Sex Drive (2008) IMDB - 6.6 metasore 49/100
A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

Amores Perros (2000) Mexico - IMDB - 8.2 metasore 83/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Amores Perros (2000) Mexico - IMDB - 8.2 metasore 83/100
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) IMDB - 8.2 metasore - none

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) IMDB - 8.2 metasore - none
note - please hug your dog(s) before and after this film. A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Exam (2009) IMDB - 6.9 metasore - none

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Exam (2009) IMDB - 6.9 metasore - none
The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.

Mary and Max (2009) Australia - IMDB - 8.2 metasore none

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Mary and Max (2009) Australia - IMDB - 8.2 metasore none
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.

I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea IMDB - 7.8 metasore 67/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea IMDB - 7.8 metasore 67/100
When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

Wicker Park (2004) IMDB - 7.0 metasore 40/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Wicker Park (2004) IMDB - 7.0 metasore 40/100
note: this is a remake of a 1996 French film L'appartement. A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His conviction leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold to trail her.

Valentin (2002) Argentina - IMDB - 7.7 metasore 52/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Valentin (2002) Argentina - IMDB - 7.7 metasore 52/100
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Irreversible (2002) France - IMDB - 7.4 metasore 51/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Irreversible (2002) France - IMDB - 7.4  metasore 51/100
note: most people remember this film for two VERY violent and disturbing scenes. you'll know within 10 minutes if you want to continue. that being said, there is a genuine love story in this film. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Sidewalls (2011) Argentina - IMDB - 7.5 metasore 60/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Sidewalls (2011) Argentina - IMDB - 7.5 metasore 60/100
Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - IMDB - 7.9 metasore 80/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - IMDB - 7.9 metasore 80/100
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Butterfly (1999) Spain - IMDB - 7.6 metasore 69/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Butterfly (1999) Spain - IMDB - 7.6 metasore 69/100
For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.

After the Wedding (2006) Denmark - IMDB - 7.8 metasore 78/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - After the Wedding (2006) Denmark - IMDB - 7.8 metasore 78/100
A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Narc (2002) IMDB - 7.3 metasore 70/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Narc (2002) IMDB - 7.3 metasore 70/100
When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

I'm Not Scared (2003) Italy - IMDB - 7.6 metasore 73/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - I'm Not Scared (2003) Italy - IMDB - 7.6 metasore 73/100
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Chocolate (2008) Thailand - IMDB - 7.0 metasore - none

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Chocolate (2008) Thailand - IMDB - 7.0 metasore - none
An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Children of Heaven (1997) Iran - IMDB - 8.5 metasore - none

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Children of Heaven (1997) Iran - IMDB - 8.5 metasore - none
When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two decide to share his to avoid getting in trouble.

City of Lost Children (1995) France - IMDB - 7.7 metasore 73/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - City of Lost Children (1995) France - IMDB - 7.7 metasore 73/100
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

The Constant Gardener (2005) IMDB - 7.5 metasore 82/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Constant Gardener (2005) IMDB - 7.5 metasore 82/100
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) Italy- IMDB - 8.5 metasore 80/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - Cinema Paradiso (1988) Italy- IMDB - 8.5 metasore 80/100
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

The Imposter (2012) IMDB - 7.5 metasore 77/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Imposter (2012) IMDB - 7.5 metasore 77/100
A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

The Conversation (1974) IMDB - 8.0 metasore 86/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Conversation (1974) IMDB - 8.0 metasore 86/100
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

The Chorus (2004) France - IMDB - 7.9 metasore 56/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Chorus (2004) France - IMDB - 7.9 metasore 56/100
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively effect the students' lives through music.

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (2007) France - IMDB - 8.1 metasore 91/100

30 films I recommend currently on US Netflix Streaming. - The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (2007) France - IMDB - 8.1 metasore 91/100
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.