Top 12 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on Netflix Canada
The Big Short
The Big Short is an American biographical movie released in 2015 and directed by Adam McKay. The writer of this movie is McKay and Charles Randolph. This movie is based on the book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis. The film stars are Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett, Rudy Eisenzopf as Lewis Ranieri, Casey Groves as Fund Manager, Charlie Talbert as Lewis Bond Trader, Harold Gervais as Lewis Bond Trader, Maria Frangos as Exotic Dancer, Christian Bale as Michael Burry, and many more. Its rating is 7.8 out of 10.
Contagion is an American action thriller movie released in 2011 and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The cast includes Marion Cotillard as Dr. Leonora Orantes, Matt Damon as Mitch Emhoff, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Ellis Cheerver, Jude Law as Alan Krumwiede, Gwyneth Paltrow as Beth Emhoff, Kate Winslet as Dr. Erin Mears, and many more. Its rating is 6.7 out of 10 in IMDB and currently most viewed movie in Netflix US and Netflix Canada.
The plot of the movie is concerned with the spread of the virus worldwide. Beth Emhoff returns from a business trip to Hong Kong. Beth feels ill, as, in Chicago airport, she has sex with her former lover. She then travels back home and spreads the virus to her husband, Mitch, and her son Clark. When Beth and Clark died, Mitch goes into the quarantine where the doctors realized that he is suffering from a mysterious virus. The virus is spreading widely worldwide.
Stoker is a British-American psychological horror-thriller movie released in 2013 directed by South Korean director Park Chan-Wook and written by Wentworth Miller. Stoker was Park Chan debut English language movie. The producer of this movie, Tony Scott soon died after production and movie were released in dedication to him. The movie received positive reviews from critics.
Originally Battle Royale is a novel by Koushun Takami, a Japanese writer. Later in 2000, it was adapted in a movie naming “Battle Royal”. Kinji Fukasaku directed the movie. The story revolves around a junior high school student, Shuya Nanahara, who is struggling to live his life peacefully after his father’s death. The movie was blockbuster in domestic box-office but was banned in some countries due to various controversies.
Old Boy is a South Korean mystery-crime-thriller movie released in 2003 and directed by Park Chan-Wook. Based on the Japanese manga of the name “Old Boy” by Nobuaki Minegishi. The movie was well-received in the US, and positive reviews from critics and box-office success make it one of the must-watch movies in Netflix Canada.
Amelie (The Fabulous Destiny Of Amelie Poulain) is a French romantic comedy movie released in 2001 and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Jeunet himself also writes the story of this movie with Guillaume Jeunet. Amelie movie on Netflix is a fanciful sketch of contemporary Parisian life, pictured in Montmartre. Released in very limited theatre, Amelie is still the highest-grossing French movie in the United States.
American beauty is an American drama film directed by Sam Mendes which was released in 1999 stars Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham. Alan Ball wrote the story of this movie. The story revolves around Lester Burnham who is a 42 years old advertising executive and has a certain phase of depression when is love-struck with his daughter’s best friend, Angela. Audiences and critics positively received this movie.
The X-Files is an American television series of genre science fiction and horror drama produces by Chris Carter. The television series was first aired on Fox television network from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002. The X-Files series is a span of 9 seasons with 202 episodes and a feature movie of the name “The X-Files” and followed by the second movie in 2008 and finally, the 10th season has six episodes. The plot of the series revolves around two FBI agent Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who are investigating X-files, which means files of unsolved cases involving paranormal activity.
City of God
The City of God, released in Brazil in 2002 and worldwide in 2003 is a Brazilian crime drama film jointly directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. The movie is based on a novel of 1997 of the same name written by Paulo Lins. But the plot of the movie doesn’t go parallel with the novel depicting the growth of crime in Rio De Janeiro between the 1960s and 1980s. The City of God was highly praised around the world, getting four Academy Awards in 2004.
Dexter is another popular Crime-Mystery American television series first aired on Showtime television network from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. Season 8 was the final episode of Dexter which became the most-watched season of Dexter with more than 3 million viewers. The critics’ response to the movie has been mostly positive although it got mix reviews overall.
Death note is Japanese television series(anime) aired on the Nippon Television of Japan. The series is based on Japanese manga series illustrated by Takeshi Obata and written by Tsugumi Ohba. There is a total of 37-episodes in this series. The story of this movie follows Light Yagami who is a high school student who finds the supernatural notebook named Ryuk that allows its user the ability to kill the person he knows or writes in it.
Breaking Bad is an American television series originally aired on January 20, 2008, by AMC television network. It aired five seasons of this series till September 29, 2013. Vince Gilligan created it and also produced by himself. The story revolves around Walter White(Bryan Cranston) who is a struggling high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with untreatable lung cancer, his life to crime and business of crystallized methamphetamine to secure his family financial condition.
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