No matter if you're into romantic comedies, thrillers, true-crime, or animated films, if you look hard enough, you'll find something worth watching on the streaming service. If you're sick of spending hours scrolling, here are 40 movies on Netflix Canada that you need to watch at least once in your life.

Although the platform has primarily shifted its focus to creating original content for its subscribers to enjoy, they've still maintained a pretty awesome selection of other movies, both old and new, that you should definitely check out.

With everything from 90s classics like Titanic, Clueless, and Pulp Fiction to some of 2019's biggest hits like The Irishman, Marriage Story, and Dolemite Is My Name, you'll never run out of things to watch in your spare time — all you have to do is decide which film you'd like to start with.

Get Out

Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes

Get Out is a chilling thriller about a young interracial couple who, after making a trip to visit family for the weekend, quickly realize that not everything is as it seems.

La La Land

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land is a musical tale that shows the heartbreaking realities of falling in and out of love.

Silver Linings Playbook

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and tells the story of a man who, after attacking his wife's lover, is given another unexpected shot at love.

Beasts of No Nation

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Netflix original takes place during an African civil war when a young boy is separated from his family and forced into the frightening life of becoming a child soldier.

The Irishman

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Irishman brings together Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci to tell the story of how organized crime changed America in the 1950s and beyond.

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes

Won't You Be My Neighbour? is a heartwarming documentary that tells the story of Fred Rogers, the late and beloved host of Mister Roger's Neighbourhood.

Seven

Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Seven is a serial killer film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as an unlikely crime-solving duo must work together to unravel the mystery of a murderer killing his victims according to the seven deadly sins.

Traffic

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Traffic came out in 2000 and tells the story of four strangers whose lives become intertwined as they all face loss and despair due to America's war on drugs.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy

Rating: 66% on Rotten Tomatoes

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy stars so many talented actors including Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carrell. The movie follows a top-ranking news reporter who is suddenly threatened by the arrival of a female co-anchor.

Roma

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Roma takes place in the 1970s in Mexico City and is about a family that has fallen apart due to infidelity. In order to clear her mind, the matriarch of the family takes the children on vacation and invites along their pregnant nanny.

Inglorious Basterds

Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

A Quentin Tarantino classic, Inglorious Basterds, tells the fictional story of a group of Jewish soldiers working together to take down the Nazi regime during World War II. 

Mean Girls

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Mean Girls came out in 2004, but to this day, the film remains to be an iconic part of pop culture. The movie tells the story of exchange student Cady Heron as she embarks on the rollercoaster that is high school.

Marriage Story

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Netflix Original stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as a couple going through a messy, emotional divorce that takes a toll not only on their feelings towards one another but also their careers and parenting.

Titanic

Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

The 1997 drama Titanic stars Leonardi DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as two young adults from very different walks of life. After meeting on board the ship they unexpectedly fall in love, until tragic disaster strikes.

Dunkirk

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Dunkirk is a World War II film that tells the story of a group of British, Belgian, and French soldiers as they work to evacuate a town called Dunkirk amidst a battle with the Germans.

Pulp Fiction

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction brings together the lives of a boxer, two small-time criminals, a gangster's wife, and two Los Angeles mobsters.

The Matrix

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves as a computer programmer whose life is turned upside down when he finds himself fighting an underground war against computers that have constructed his entire reality.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

This adorable Netflix Original is a teenage love story about two high school students who, after pretending to date, find themselves actually catching real feelings for one another.

Apollo 13

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

Apollo 13 came out back in 1995 and tells the story of three astronauts who find themselves stranded in outer space when their spacecraft gets damaged on the way to the moon.

Eighth Grade

Rating: 99% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade is a relatable coming of age story about a teenager who struggles with confidence and identity issues while still posting YouTube videos giving others advice on how to conquer those problems.

Saving Private Ryan

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Saving Private Ryan takes place during the Normandy invasion of World War II when a Captain is tasked with finding Private James Ryan and getting him home because his three brothers have already been killed in the war.

Dolemite Is My Name

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a jack of all trades who, after inventing a new persona for himself named Dolemite, is cast in an underground kung fu anti-establishment film that could make or break his career.

The Hateful Eight

Rating: 75% on Rotten Tomatoes

Quentin Tarantino's eighth film, The Hateful Eight tells the story of a bounty hunter and his captured fugitive who get caught in a snowstorm. After finding refuge in a nearby lodge, a twisted turn of events changes everyone's life.

Good Will Hunting

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

The 1997 classic Good Will Hunting stars Matt Damon as a troubled young man who also happens to be a mathematical genius. When a professor and psychiatrist take him under their wing to help solve his emotional crisis, his life begins to change for the better.

A Quiet Place

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

A Quiet Place is a creepy thriller about a family who is trying to survive in a world that's been plagued by monsters that kill anyone who makes noise. The group communicates solely through sign language and lives life in immense fear of the danger that constantly looms.

Girl, Interrupted

Rating: 54% on Rotten Tomatoes

Girl, Interrupted is about Susanna, a teenager who is rushed to a mental institution after allegedly attempting suicide. While admitted, Susanna becomes friends with a group of troubled girls who change her life forever.

Inception

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a security guard who specializes in subconscious security. After being accused of murdering his wife, he must perform the ultimate inception in order to get his life back in order.

CAM

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

CAM is a thriller about an online sex worker whose world comes crashing down when a mysterious lookalike suddenly hacks and takes over her channel.

The Theory of Everything

Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Theory of Everything tells the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking as he is diagnosed with motor neuron disease but still manages to overcome the odds and defy everyone's expectations.

The Shape of Water

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Shape of Water is about a lonely, mute janitor who develops an unlikely relationship with an amphibious creature being held captive in a secret research facility. The janitor goes to great lengths to protect her new friend, even though she doesn't have a voice to speak for him.

Clueless

Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

Clueless follows a wealthy, fashionable high school student named Cher as she faces the woes of being a teenager while also helping a peer rise to popularity.

Django Unchained

Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

Django Unchained is about a slave who, after being freed, teams up with a bounty hunter to find his wife who has been captured by a ruthless plantation owner.

Klaus

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Klaus is an animated Netflix original about two unlikely friends who team up together to create what we now know as Christmas.

Definitely, Maybe

Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Definitely, Maybe is about a newly single father whose 10-year old daughter is bombarding him with questions about his life before having her.

Incredibles 2

Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Incredibles 2 follows the superfamily as the mother, Helen, sets off to hunt down an evil villain while father, Bob, gets used to the life of being a stay at home father.

Forrest Gump

Rating: 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

1994's Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks as a man with a low IQ who joins the army. Upon enlisting, he meets plenty of unique characters but continues to be plagued with thoughts of his childhood love, Jenny.

Nocturnal Animals

Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

Nocturnal Animals stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal as a divorced couple who had a very disturbing marital life. When she discovers a copy of a book that her ex-husband wrote and dedicated to her, Susan has to come with many hard to swallow truths.

Gerald's Game

Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Netflix Original is based on a Stephen King novel of the same name, about a couple who goes on a secluded vacation in hopes of spicing up their sex life. Unfortunately, things take a very dark turn.

13 Going on 30

Rating: 65% on Rotten Tomatoes

13 Going on 30 is about a young girl who, after making a wish on her birthday, wakes up the next day as a 30-year old woman and has to navigate the ups and downs of adult life.

Baby Driver

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Baby Driver is about a former getaway driver who's forced into returning to work after his ex-boss threatens his girlfriend.

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