Ranked: The Best Movies Available to Stream Right Now on Netflix

Whether your tastes run to epic blockbusters, quirky indies or cerebral heavyweights, you're bound to find something to interest you on this list.
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Ranked: The Best Movies Available to Stream Right Now on Netflix Newsweek

Netflix is now the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world, available everywhere in the world apart from mainland China, Syria, North Korea and Crimea. The company has more than 130 million subscribers—nearly half of them in the U.S.

But the company's overnight success took a long time. When Netflix was launched way back in the late 1990s, they were in the business of selling and renting out DVDs by mail. Things were so tough that Blockbuster offered to buy them out.

By the mid-2000s, internet speeds had increased and bandwidth costs had improved sufficiently for Netflix to make movies available on demand. By the end of the decade, streaming had killed off their old rival Blockbuster.

The company has also become a major player in content creation. In 2016 Netflix released around 126 original series or films—more than any other network or cable channel.

Here at Newsweek, we have rounded up the best movies currently available for streaming on Netflix. For each film, we have combined its score on review aggregation sites Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, and have also added its IMDb users' rating to come up with a score out of 300.

Our top 60 includes feature films regularly cited among the Greatest Movies of All Time, such as The Godfather Parts I and II, Jaws, To Kill a Mockingbird, Boyhood and Schindler's List, as well as thought-provoking documentaries such as The Look of Silence, 13th and We Were Here.

Join us as we count down the 60 best films currently available to stream on Netflix. Whether your tastes run to epic blockbusters, quirky indies or cerebral heavyweights, you're bound to find something to interest you on this list.

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60. Zootopia (2016, Walt Disney). Total score: 238. Metacritic: 78. Rotten Tomatoes: 8.0. IMDb users: 8.0. Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Walt Disney