50 Great Netflix Movies To Watch During Self-Isolation


You're going to need lots of new Netflix recommendations to get through the coming weeks of Self-isolation if your Town or City is suffering from a Coronavirus outbreak. If movie legends like Tom Hanks can catch COV-19, we'd all better start washing our hands more often! Authorities around the world are recommending self-isolation and social distancing as a way to stem the spread of the virus – with that in mind, we've put together our top 50 Netflix movies you can watch.

If you're meant to be ‘working from home' you might also enjoy one or two movies whilst on your lunch break – I won't tell the boss if you don't!

Frequently ranked as one of the greatest animated movies of all time, My Neighbor Totoro is the Japanese masterpiece from legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki, a founder of the immensely influential Studio Ghibli. It's a must-watch movie.

The now Oscar-nominated I Lost My Body is a beautiful, evocative and frankly perfect animated movie. The unusual story about a severed hand that escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body, is so beautifully told that it's hard t...[Read More]

This is possibly one of the most surprising movies that you could ever see. A super slick and stylish piece of cinematic art that cleverly involves the audience with the deep questions woven into the story.

Lou rises from petty thief to successful businessman by discovering a knack for filming crime scenes and selling the footage to the local news network. Then the demand for good footage increases – and with increased demand comes the question of suppl...[Read More]

When two brothers and their alcoholic father drift apart, the path to forgiveness comes through the most violent of acts. This is a ed martial arts movie first and foremost. But has a tender backstory that confronts the challenges of and forgiveness...[Read More]

Idris Elba stars in the brutal war film set in an unnamed African country. The film focuses on the experiences of Agu (Abraham Attah), a nine-year-old boy forced to become a soldier in Elba’s rebel army.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Wes Anderson. This spectacular slapstick murder mystery is a visual ight. Jammed full of the finest acting talent and possibly Anderson's best film to date.

A brilliant and brave sequel to one of the most pioneering movies of the eighties, Blade Runner. If you were a fan of the original, then you must watch this. Every bit as good or better than the original, enhancing a true Science Fiction Classic.

Created and directed by Paul Greengrass, 22 July is the harrowing account of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which seventy seven, mostly teenagers, were killed. A remarkable film that follows events through the massacre and subsequent trial of ter...[Read More]

Vincent van Gogh's life as you have never seen it before. Loving Vincent was a joy to watch and it is doubtful anyone will go to such efforts to make such a movie again. Enjoy it while it is available to stream on Netflix and let yourself get lost in...[Read More]

Klaus is one of the most perfect Christmas movies ever created. An animated movie, it follows the origins of Santa Claus from a postman called Jesper, in one of the most miserable towns on earth. It is a feast for the eyes, mind, and heart and will l...[Read More]

From Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki, comes another beautiful Japanese animation in Kiki’s ivery Service. A coming-of-age story, the movie is stylish and breath-taking in every way and bre box office records when it was released in Japan.

With quiet expertise, Cuarón has ivered a breathtaking movie that doesn’t need to be so gaudy as to proclaim itself. This is an experience than a movie. Must watch.

This very Bad Ass, British Spy action-comedy, surprises in many ways. Super stylish and jaw-droppingly ultra-violent, whilst being genuinely funny. Think James Bond blended with Kick-Ass and you have Kingsman: The Secret Service.

This beautiful and spectacular movie pushes deep into every single human emotion, taking the viewer on a crushing journey that is weaved with incredible magical moments.

Lara Jean has written five letters, one to each of the boys she has ever d and one day the letters get posted wreaking havoc on her life. But in the midst of all the chaos comes a story of and romance in what has been described as the teen movie of ...[Read More]

Based on the amazing true story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann, who was known as the "Architect of the Holocaust". This intense thriller shines a light on the horrors of the final solution and the chilling minds behind it.

Possibly the greatest sports documentary ever made about possibly the most talented formula one racing driver in the history of the sport. Gripping, exciting and soaked with emotion, this shattering story tells the tale of a true legend whose career ...[Read More]

Martin Scorsese holds nothing back in this wild and outrageously funny tale of extreme excess. Strap yourself in for three hours of non-stop craziness, but be warned everything bad about the morality of greed is exposed in a shameless way.

This modern-day Western raises a moral question. Is it wrong to rob a bank to pay back the bank that robbed you?

This brilliant sequel of the 90's cult classic was a long time coming and fans of the original will this film. In fact, T2 ivers a grittier even tragic experience that stands on its own but be warned this movie is not for the faint-hearted.

This excellently produced documentary is a fitting tribute to one of Englands greatest football Icons. Bursting with energy, great direction and incredibly touching. More than just a sporting documentary, this is a great film about a great man who in...[Read More]

Michael Keaton ves into the mind of washed up actor Riggan Thomson as he slogs through the crisis riddled preview process of putting on a play at Broadway. Fighting to break away from his previous fame as comic bo hero ‘Birdman’, he is writer, direct...[Read More]

Private Life, starring Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn covers a realistic but slightly comedic take on the confusing cycle of IVFs and other birthing options. It is a wonderfully subdued comedy-drama that reveals in both the moderate highs and suppres...[Read More]

Frequently ranked as one of the greatest animated movies of all time, Spirited Away is the Oscar-winning Japanese anime from director Hayao Miyazaki. Follow Chihiro as she navigates her way through the mystical land of ghosts and goblins in this visu...[Read More]

The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix is brilliantly bonkers. From beginning to end the pace is lightening speed and absolutely packed with action. It is a modern Christmas tale with an equally modern Santa and is a must watch for families and true bel...[Read More]

The Raid is one of the greatest martial arts movie ever made. It follows a S.W.A.T. team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. It is an absolute feast for the eyes for every action fan out the...[Read More]

Adapted from the bestselling novel, The Girl With All The Gifts is than another churned out zombie movie. This is a clever and thoughtful take on a traditional genre that really is well worth watching, even if zombies are not really your thing.

The FYRE Festival was supposed to be a luxury music festival on a supposedly private island in the Bahamas during April and May 2017. Instead it was a disaster of epic proportions and this documentary methodically takes you step by step through the u...[Read More]

Kubo and the Two Strings is a stunning stop frame animation by Laika studios. It is a wonderful story of courage and loss which tackles some very adult themes along the way, whilst being great for the kids too.

Just where is the best place to go and hide out when you need to lie low? Well, how about the beautiful but sleepy Belgian city of Bruges. This brilliant black comedy provides one of the most complete performances you can experience on film. Funny, T...[Read More]

Beyonce Homecoming is than just a concert on Netflix. It is an all-encompassing lo at how you stage a show as big as Coachella and with plenty of behind the scenes footage, it is as remarkable as it is entertaining.

Marriage Story is director Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate lo at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. With Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver this is a realistic and compassionate lo at a very difficult subject.

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator traces the rise of Bikram Choudhury who was at the forefront of popularizing yoga in North America, through to his disgrace in accusations of rape and sexual harassment in recent years.

Set in Jakarta this wild bloodbath of a movie is easily one of the most original action movies to hit the screens in many years. There is a good reason for this movie carrying an 18 certificate - not for the faint-hearted. It certainly has blood and...[Read More]

This incredibly powerful story exposes to the painful journey experienced by the people who had contracted HIV in the Eighties. Based on a true story, it is intensely challenging at times. Yet is very uplifting and gifted with spectacular Oscar-winni...[Read More]

Set in the 1930s, Porco Rosso is part of the Studio Ghibli Japanese animated movie collection. Directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, Porco Rosso spends his time as a bounty hunter taking cash primarily to fight against sea plane pirates in this f...[Read More]

When celebrity chef Sasha returns home, she rekindles a friendship with Marcus after they stopped talking 16 years earlier. But they live two very different lives making the path to true very tricky. Ali Wong and Randall Park are comedy gold and so ...[Read More]

The power of Love knows no boundaries and will always find a way. This incredible true story outs a couples battle to overturn racist laws, so they can be free to make their life together as Husband and Wife.

The Palio is the worlds oldest continually run horse race. Held in the beautiful medieval town square of Siena, Italy. The documentary ‘Palio’ takes an in-depth lo at this incredible race which has been described as ‘Rocky On Horseback’.

Just when you think you have seen it all in the action genre. Every now and again there is something that pops up that re-writes everything. This incredible ballet of violence manages to take the audience to the next level - which believe me for this...[Read More]

Meet Megamind the greatest supervillain the World has ever seen - Well almost. Watch Megamind take on Metro Man in this hugely funny superhero story with an all-star cast.

Safety Not Guaranteed follows three magazine employees who head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. A thoroughly engaging movie that offers something a little bit differen...[Read More]

Highbrow sci-fi from the creator of Ex Machina. When a comet crashes into a lighthouse, the Shimmer is created. Now a team of scientists must enter the mysterious quarantined zone of mutating plants and animals. Solid movie with a great cast.

One of the violent, though no less brilliant, Studio Ghibli movies from Director Hayao Miyazaki, Princess Monone is rich with Japanese legends, myths and plenty of incredible animation.

This deeply unnerving film has a very classic horror style that triggers the imagination of the viewer brilliantly. Three scary tales which all lead to a very unexpected ending.

25 years have passed since Shaft has seen his son but when Shaft Jnr shows up needing his help, the duo ends up on a comedic and action-packed crusade to prove a murder. A brilliantly funny action movie that is deeply unapologetic so avoid if you hav...[Read More]

Fighting With My Family depicts the rise of WWE professional wrestler Paige from her humble beginnings in Norwich to the Divas Championship and all the ups and downs in between. A fantastic, inspiring and uplifting movie that will have you cheering f...[Read More]

This incredibly beautiful short animated film is a triumph. If you're loing for pure warmth and a Christmas movie that will wrap it's arms around you and give you a great big hug, Angela's Christmas is it.

This critically acclaimed movie is not your standard western, it's based on a true story and set in spectacular scenery. Revenant is famed for having one of the most horrific fight scenes in cinema history. An amazing acting performance ivered by Leo...[Read More]

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