A lot of the time films are used to reflect our society back to us through fictional stories. Sometimes they're even based on real events that dictate how we live today. That's why every decade has it's own very distinct top movies. We moved from the vampire craze straight into Superhero central but for entertainment, Netflix definitely took over these past ten years. Because of this streaming platform takeover, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what the top Netflix movies this decade were. 

Some of the films on the list are definitely surprising. They're not necessarily the most spoken about movies, or the ones that received the most hype on social media, but according to Rotten Tomatoes, these are the best. 

Private Life (2018)

Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Private Life slipped onto the list by following a couple struggling to conceive their first child. Their marriage is tested as they go through all the steps of assisted reproduction and adoption. 

See You Yesterday (2019)

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes 

This teenage comedy is about science prodigies that invent time-travelling backpacks. When one of their siblings is tragically killed they get the chance to test their experiment. 

Tramps (2016)

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Tramps follows a romantic filled adventure of mistaken identity, crime, and a money heist in New York City. 

Atlantics (2019)

Rating: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Atlantics follows the residence of a futuristic tower. Seventeen-year-old Ada falls in love with a construction worker, while in the process of an arranged marriage with another. Their love story is soon overshadowed by angry workers, threats, and kidnapping. 

The Irishman (2019)

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes 

The Irishman is probably the movie on this list with the most well-known cast. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci tell the story of a truck driver in the 1950s who gets pushed into working with a crime family. He works his way up to a respectable hitman. 

Roma (2018)

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Roma follows life in 1970s Mexico City where domestic worker Cleo helps a couple take care of their children. The father of the children leaves his family and a pregnant Cleo to fend for themselves. The two women and children bond on a vacation in attempt to forget their struggles. 

To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes 

To All The Boys I've Loved Before is one of Netflix's top movies in every way. You couldn't log onto any social media platform without seeing a glimpse of this rom-com and with the next two movies already in post-production, we wouldn't be surprised if it made the list for the next decade. 

This film follows Lara Jean and her sisters trying to find their way through adolescence while struggling with the absence of their mom. When her childhood love letters get sent out mysteriously, Lara Jean finds herself in very awkward situations. 

Mudbound (2017)

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Mudbound follows a woman struggling to raise her children on a foreign farm. She is forced to hose visitors during her family struggle that threatens to unwind their family ties even more. 

Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes 

Eddie Murphy returned to our screens this year in this Netflix original. The film, based on a true story, even got a premiere at the Toronto International film festival. 

The movie follows Rudy Ray Moore, who turned himself into an infamous 70s pimp named Dolemite. 

Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus (2019)

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes 

This probably wasn't what you were expecting to top the list, but this animated comedy impressed the Rotten Tomatoes critics. 

With its perfect rating Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus is a revived Nickolodeon show turned movie that follows an alien soldier who is banished to earth. 


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