10 Best Netflix Original Movies You Should Not Miss – 2021

With more than 300 original movies in the Netflix library, it can’t be difficult to decide on what to watch first and not to miss out. So Coming up I will count down the 10 best Netflix Original Movies of all time.

Let’s get started……

List of Best Netflix Original Movies:


Starting off our countdown, At no.10, we have the Action Thriller film ‘Extraction‘, released in 2020, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Formal Special forces operator, Tyler Rake. Using his skills Tyler is hired to rescue the son of an imprisoned international drug lord.

Extraction is featured with stunning action that gives you chills. If you are a fan of action-packed movies, this is one of those best Netflix Original Movies you should not miss and you will have a lot of fun watching this film.

Extraction...One of the best Netflix Original Movies in Action Genre
Extraction…One of the best Netflix Original Movies in Action Genre

A Sequel for Extraction is currently in the works and is expected to begin in the fall of 2021.

I Am Mother

At no.9, is the science-fiction thriller ‘I Am Mother‘, released in the year 2019. The Story is about a teenage girl raised by a robot known as a mother. Her purpose is to repopulate her after the extinction of mankind.

The Pair’s unique bond is tested when a stranger arrives, who knows the outside world and her mother’s intentions.

I am Mother… one of the best Netflix Original Movies in Sci-fi Genre

The cast includes Hilary Swank, Clara Rugaard, and Rose Byrne as the voice of the mother. I am Mother is perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be released on Netflix. The writing is intelligent, the acting is top-notch and there are plenty of twists and turns along the way.

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

At no.8, is ‘The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs‘, released in 2018. This western anthology series consists of 6 individual stories that were beautifully cast.

All of them were written, directed, and produced by the ‘Coen Brothers’. This movie has plenty of dark humour with a unique writing style and dialogues that are not often found in movies these days.

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs… one of the best Netflix Original Movies in Drama

It features an impressive cast, including Tim Blake Nelson, Brendan Gleeson, James Franco, and Liam Neeson. The 6 Tales Consist of a Singing Gunslinger, a Bank robber, an elderly prospector, a group travelling in a  wagon train, and a pair of hunters.

The Fundamentals Of Caring

In the no.7 Spot is the comedy-drama, ‘The Fundamentals of Caring‘, released in 2016. This Film stars Paul Rudd as a retired writer and becomes a caretaker of a sarcastic wheelchaired 18-year-old boy played superbly by Craig Roberts.

Together they set out on a cross-country road trip to see some famous attractions and to meet the boy’s father. The Chemistry between Rudd and Roberts makes the movie worth watching and the dark humour as well.

The Fundamentals of Caring…one of the best Netflix Original Movies in the Comedy-drama genre

This heartwarming Road-Trip flick is one of those films of making me feel better while watching.


At no.6 is the fantasy crime thriller ‘Bright‘, released in 2017 and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and directed by David Ayer, who also directed Suicide Squad.

The Story takes place in a world where humans and mythical creatures co-exist.

Bright…one of the best Netflix Original Movies in Sci-fi Crime Thriller

It follows 2 cops who must work together to protect a young female elf and a magical wand that she wields, which would lead to a disaster in the wrong hands. It is highly entertaining and has a great fantasy world.

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El Camino

El Camino, a breaking bad movie takes the no.5 position, released in 2019. This is a western crime thriller starring Aaron Paul as Jessie Pinkman.

The Story serves as a sequel to the famous television series Breaking Bad. The film was written, directed, and produced by Vince Gilligan.

El Camino…one of the best Netflix Original Movies in Crime thriller Genre

The movie does not live up to the high expectations after the show but still is great.


At No.4 we have Mudbound released in 2017. This American Historical Drama takes place just after world war 2 in the dire states of Mississippi.

This epic story follows two veterans, one is black and one white and they both become friends through their war experiences. Their friendship is challenged by the brutal realities of the areas in which they live.

Mudbound… one of the best Netflix Original Movies in drama

It’s an excellently acted film with a beautiful screenplay. Although it starts a bit slow it does pick up the pace all coming together near the end.

Dolemite is my name

At no 3, is Dolemite is my name. This 2019 biographical comedy stars Eddie Murphy in his greatest role in the decade.

The Storyline is great with fantastic performances of the entire cast and unlike the ‘Coming to America’ sequel that was released this year Dolemite is my name is a great film worth watching.

Beasts Of No Nation:

At no.2 comes Beasts Of No Nation, released in 2015. This war drama is the first original feature film that was ever to be released by Netflix.

Starring Idris Elba, the story takes place during wartime in West Africa. The story is about a young boy recruited to become a soldier during the African Civil War after his father’s death.

Beasts of no nation…one of the best Netflix Original Movies in war dramas

The boy is taught to become a ruthless killing machine and check out what performances happened next……

The Irishmen

At the top, we have our favourite movie of all time The Irishman. This epic 2019 crime drama is directed and produced by the legendary Martin Scorsese.

The plot for The Irishman follows Frank Sheeran played by Robert De Niro who is a hitman from Mobster. The Story also covers Franks’s involvement in the 1975 disappearance.

The Irishmen…one of the best Netflix Original Movies in Crime Drama Genre

It has a fantastic cast, great direction, and outstanding cinematography. Though it is a big movie, It’s worth watching every minute of the three-and-a-half-hour runtime. This is considered to be one of the best Netflix Original Movies.

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Here are some of the movies that we enjoyed as well and are worth watching in our free time.

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