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Your Ultimate Netflix-India Guide For The Best Movies, Documentaries & TV Shows

By Sonam Satija

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 19 min read

Indecisive about what to watch this season on Netflix India? Don't worry we have picked out the best for from inspirational movies to mind-bending horror movies, jaw-dropping documentaries to dramativ TV shows. Get ready to binge watch some of the best uploads on Netflix India - is your bucket of popcorn ready? This ultimate Netflix India Guide is just what to need to pick up some of the best movies to binge watch with your friends and family.


*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.


1. Best Movies Of All-Time - The MUST-WATCH Ones

You just cannot miss out on these movies as they are worth watching every minute of the movie. You'll be awestruck by the acting and the story - definitely a moving one. What are you waiting for? Pick your top three and start a movie marathon.



This is an Oscar-nominated American drama earned it's way out bragging several awards - Best Director, Best Film, and even Best Supporting Actress at Oscars. The movie was lauded with a positive review because it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast creating a nostalgic capsule of the recent past and reflecting an ode to growing up and parenting. It's a journey of a boy which depicts the realities of childhood and adolescence incorporating everyday life experience to make it as realistic as possible.  


Runtime: 2 hours 45 minutes

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10


Forrest Gump 

30 years of life of an intellectually disabled man, critical appraisal, large audiences and six Academy Awards later, Forrest Gump made to the list of one of the most amazing movies ever made. Based on a 1986 novel of the same name, Forrest Gump is played by Tom Hanks in the movie. It spans across several decades in the life of a man with sub-normal IQ but his way of looking at things and living life if a lesson for all of us. He lives a truly aspirational life. Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese.,


Runtime: 2 hours 22 minutes

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10



Christopher Nolan, known to be a visionary filmmaker, can think on dimensions, we don't even understand even if they are put on the screen in front of us and made into a film. This sci-fi psychological movie gave this person the power to steal things by entering somebody else's dream. The protagonist in this movie i.e. Leonardo Dicaprio does not steal things but ideas by entering into someone else's subconscious. This is the make-believe world of corporate espionage and the thief here is the key to this agenda. However, this time around the agenda is not stealing but implanting an idea in someone's head. Would Dicaprio be able to do it or not depends on the powerful plan and the enemy who knows exactly what their plan is. This movie will f**k your mind up but open horizons that even you didn't know existed before.


Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10


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2. Best Inspirational Movies To Leave You Awestruck

Netflix is a deedbox of entertainment but it has enlarged itself in terms of entertainment by adding inspirational movies which can really make you amaze with the story-line and create a sense of motivation in you. Watching such movies can really help in the functioning of one’s life in a good direction.  So we brought a curated collection of the best inspirational movies to watch on Netflix.


The Pursuit Of Happyness

The Pursuit Of Happyness is a golden eye in the list of best inspirational movies on Netflix. It is the story of struggling salesman who takes custody of his son, then later the life takes a U-turn in his career and how the tasks of responsibilities transform the nature of the character is the most interesting part. This movie not only left the footprint but also knock the conscious of people that one should never forget their responsibilities and role in the life against their loved ones. As expectations and responsibilities are meant to be fulfilled not broken.


Runtime: 1h  57mins

IMDB Rating: 8/10


To Kill A Mockingbird

The story revolves around the lawyer who fights a case in his depression stage for a black man-in-charge for undeserved rape case and his children against prejudice. The story teaches us never to judge a book by its cover so set yourself free from all the prejudice. Another point covers the power of standing up against corruption and one should never forget the difference between what is right and what is wrong. 


Runtime: 2h 9mins

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10


Short Term 12

A 20 years old girl Grace, a staff member of residential treatment facility tries to make the life better of her surrounding members. This makes her the actual "hero of the film’’. Short Term 12 successfully rewarded as the "Good Cry’’ movie as it touched million hearts. That's why it has reserved its place in the list of best inspirational movies on Netflix. The movie exhibits the real people running their real-life struggles. In the middle of our struggle, we all tend to lose hope, so the 20-year-old girl counsels and tried to rebuild their hopes again. The girl is the inspirational part of the movie, we learned a lot of good things from her like having a positive approach,  be empathetic towards others and never get so busy in your own world.


Runtime: 1h 36 mins

IMDB Rating: 8/10


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3. Mind-Bending Horror Movies

Welcome to the list of movies that will make you turn away before you even get to the climax. If you are a meek and a scared person who will probably shut your laptop after watching 60 percent of these movies, then DISCLAIMER: Do not try this at home. It might lead to the death of your sleeping power. 



Netflix latest horror offering- Veronica, is the movie that is scaring people into shutting it off. It was a rage when it first launched on Netflix with so many people. This is a Spanish film which you would have to watch with subtitles but the storyline and the characters are so good that it would keep you hooked. It is based on a true story of a 15-year-old girl named Veronica becoming the accidental vessel of a malevolent spirit. If you want to know the true meaning of horror movies, Veronica has to be on your watchlist on Netflix India. 


Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes

IMBD Rating: 6.2/10



A 1960 thriller-horror movie Psycho, the plot of this film was kept under wraps until it was released. Alfred Hitchcock bought all the copies of the book that the movie was based on so that no one ever gets to know what it is about. This is a powerful and complex psychological thriller. Even though it's a 60's film, it portrays a modern a different screen excitement. The nightmarish, disturbing film's themes of corruptibility, confused identities, voyeurism, human vulnerabilities and victimization, the deadly effects of money, Oedipal murder, and dark past histories are realistically revealed. Psycho was also one of the first films to break all conventions surrounding female protagonists. 


Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes.

IMBD Rating: 8.5/10


The Conjuring

When Perrons moved into their new house, the first thing they got to hear from their neighbors is "For the sake of your family. leave the lights on at night". If that isn't weird, what is? A 2013 American supernatural horror film, based on a true story. It was long after the advice that the family realized they were living with ghost roommates. Could you imagine a lady kissing you on the forehead every night and you're assuming it's your mother but it turns out it's not? Scared much? if not, go watch the Conjuring. 


Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes

IMBD Rating: 7.5/10


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4. Best Romantic Movies

Romance never gets cliched, similarly these movies never do either. You've got to add them on your bucketlist if you're a fan of romantic movies.


The Reader

This movie opens in post-war Germany when young person Michael Berg turns out to be sick and is helped home by Hanna, a more abnormal twice his age. Michael recoups from red fever and searches out Hanna to express gratitude toward her. The two are rapidly drawn into an enthusiastic yet undercover undertaking. Michael finds that Hanna cherishes being perused to and their physical relationship develops. As Hanna's past is uncovered, Michael reveals a profound mystery that will affect both of their lives. This movie is a tale about learning the ethics of truth and compromise, about how one age grapples with the violations of another.


Runtime: 2 hours 4 minutes

IMBD Rating: 7.6/10


Blue Jay

The movies- Blue Jay is about two people meeting by chance when they are returning to their tiny Calfornia hometown, the movies reflect on their shared past when they used to be former high-school sweethearts. You'll be awestruck by the movie line, you've got to have this one on your bucket list. For some odd reason they both left the place where they grew up, kind of symbolizes their dread of confronting their past for quite a long time to come. However, they both return and happen to keep running into each other, simply incidental.


Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes

IMBD Rating: 7.3/10


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

It's one of those movies which will never get out of your head as it's a science fiction based romantic movie where two lovers meet again after having an erased memory and start dating again. It depicts the nature of romance and memory together beautifully as the story line develops. This movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and Kate Winslet received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress - sounds worth a watch right?


Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes

IMBD Rating: 7.5/10


5. Movie Marathon For Family

Don't forget spending time with your family, the best way to do so is to plan a movie marathon with them. Here is a list of movies you can watch with your fam bam!



Shot in Manhattan, Motherhood depicts the hardships of a mother of two trying to pull of her six years old daughter's birthday event. The movie highlights how things go out of her hand one by one from her car getting towed, bike getting punctured and misspelled name on the cake enrages her furiousness. Her day to day chores includes blogging, entering an online contest "Motherhood" and dealing with her invalid elderly neighbor and a dog - Imagine hosting a party while dealing with all these chores. A must-watch for women who deal with challenging tasks each day!


Runtime: 1 hr 25 minutes

IMDB Rating: 4.6/10


Mothers And Daughters

A single pregnant photographer covers interwoven stories of challenging ups and downs of mother-daughter relationships. The movie reflects the idea of what it is to be a mom in today's world being faced with several hardships of coping up with her family and staying content with oneself. Mothers and Daughters portrayed an insightful movie about the challenges of motherhood.


Runtime: 1 hr 31 minutes

IMDB Rating: 4.9/10



This comedy-drama which garnered many Academy Award nominations revolves around the relationship between a father and his estranged son, and how the son gets to discover his father’s emotional side during a road trip to Nebraska. 


Running Time: 1hr 55 minutes

IMBD Rating: 7.7 / 10


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6. Best MUST-WATCH Documentaries 

Documentaries are a source of looking into real-life events, crimes, political problems and everything that's happening around the world through a live screen. It is a first-hand experience of everything you cannot witness on your own and the best part that documentaries make everything you watch seem so real because they provide information about anything you have been interested in knowing. Let's provide you with a listicle of the best documentaries on Netflix India that are not worth missing and have left us in amazement at how well they are made.


GAGA : Five Foot Two

A documentary following the American Pop Singer and song-writer Lady Gaga as she launches, releases and produces her 5th studio album Joanne and also prepares for her Superbowl Halftime show. She talks about her change in perspecttive towards relationships, how secure she feels at 30 and how slighted she feels with Madonna because she inspires her and has always been compared to her. How her fans make her forget the pain she's been battling for five years due to a hip-injury. She also talks about sexism in the industry and the power of the producer who use it against the female artists. The documentary shows that we know Gaga is a rockstar of rockstars and always shocking people with her unpredictable stunts but even she has gone through debilitating pain and insecurities only to recognize her exceptional talents in the end. 


Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes



A Documentary that was released in 2014, has won the Best Documentary Award on multiple levels including the Academy Awards. The film is a real-life thriller which shows filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). CITIZENFOUR not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance—it makes you feel them. After seeing the film, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.


Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes


Banking On Bitcoin

Cyrptocurrency is the most disruptive invention since the intenet came in and the trust in it people have held is insane. Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency which is covered in this documentary. From its roots to the future, to the underlying technology behind it, Banking on Bitcoin is an independent film. For anyone who has no idea about the craze that Bitcoin brings with it, this documentary on Netflix is a good introduction in understanding it. The history, its adoption journey, its relationship with the banks and regulatory bodies and the setbacks it faced with Silk Road and Mt goex, this doumentary awaits a sequel for all the rage Bitcoin has become in the current scenario. 


Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes


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7. Best TV Shows You've GOT TO WATCH!

Yes, We Know! We have already heard it all! HOW IS NETFLIX INDIA OF ANY USE IF I CAN'T WATCH FRIENDS OR GAME OF THRONES ON IT? All those ardent cries of "Netflix India" is so limited, there aren't enough good shows Blah Blah!" The agony of every lazy binge-watcher. But it's only an agony until you find the next good thing to watch and all becomes 'Happily Ever After' (If you say so! I am a Shrek-kind-of-a-fairytale believer) Because no matter how many plans we make, we all are good believers in the good old fate to bring us back in front of our laptops and tv screens. Sunlight? What's that? So, it's as simple as the fact that all you need to do is put in a little effort to find the next thing to eat your brains out. But worry not! We have made even that easy for you. 



We don't know about you but for the past 2 months, our social media was crying about the cancellation of the show after its 5th Season by Fox. The fans made a huge cry which definitely echoed around the world and the result? Noted as one of the best shows to watch on the Netflix India BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was picked up by NBC to continue forward. A show which was so hugely supported by fans all throughout the world after it's cancellation must be a huge deal for sure. The show is about Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt and thus begins the hilarious ride of this show which will come out with its 6th season in 2019. Your ultimate Netflix India guide is incomplete without this one.


IMBD Rating: 8.4/10

GENRE: Comedy, Crime



All the chick-flick high school drama shows you watch, my dear friends this is where it all started. This is the ultimate goal any show wants to achieve when trying with any high school drama series. Gossip Girl changed the industry for all the upcoming shows and gave the Hollywood industry huge stars like Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Chace Crawford etc. Usually, people get bored season after season with the stretching of stories and ridiculous twists in such shows. But I swear you won't be disappointed or bored till the very end. It retains it's mystery and charm as the story revolves around 'Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.' XOXO Gossip Girl


IMBD Rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Drama, Romance



There have been in numerous adaptions of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in movies and series but in our opinion none like the 2010 tv series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs. Yes DOCTOR STRANGE AND EVERETT K. ROSS from your marvel universe. They are usually recognized vice versa with a reaction "WOAH! Sherlock Holmes is Doctor strange and Dr. Watson is some CIA agent? What?!" One of the best series to watch on the Netflix India, SHERLOCK is a modern update which finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. From cinematography to the intricate details of the storyline, we swear you won't be disappointed. This could be your new favorite series but for now, it is over after its last release in 2017.


IMBD Rating: 9.2/10

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery


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8. The BINGE-WATCH TV Shows List

You can spend an entire evening browsing through your Netflix India account only to find yourself sleeping on the laptop when you finally decide the show you want to binge on. Weekends are for binge watching our favorite shows on Netflix. You've stumbled upon the right article to let you decide the shows you should first watch before running out on choices. 


The End of the Fucking World

One of the BEST shows on Netflix India right now. It keeps you hooked for such weird and creepy reasons. It has been the talk of the internet as much as 13 Reasons why was. It is an off-beat teen drama with 2 main leads, both of them are screwed up and damaged teenagers, damaged to the extent that one of them thinks he might be a self-diagnosed serial killer. The end of the fucking world is an 8 part series with an abrupt ending that leads you wanting for more but also, keeps you shocked about what happened - which is the perfect blend of a perfect series. 




Runtime:  25 minutes


Stranger Things 

Stranger Things is set in a strange fictional town Hawkins, Indiana in 1983. This sci-fi-drama supernatural thriller kicks off when a young boy vanishes somewhere in thin air and his mother, friends and the police forces encounter a series of creepy elements in the small town while on his lookout. Secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl come to the surface while everybody is set out on the search for the little boy. The show is inspired by and pays homage to classic films of 1980's, in particular, the films of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, as well as the novels of Stephen King. The season received critical and audience acclaim and was praised for its directing, acting performances, title sequence, and synth-heavy score. It is a walk down the memory lane to the 80s - a time that captivated an entire generation. After two successful and critically acclaimed two seasons, it has been renewed for a third season - which is apparently going to bring in new elements, including a new mystery kid on the block. 




Runtime: 45-60 minutes



Narcos is a Netflix- Original crime-drama series that chronicles the criminal exploits of the drug kingpins of the late 70's and 80's. The first season covers the raw and gruesome real-life incidents of the biggest cocaine producer and distributor - Pablo Escobar. Set in the town of Columbia, United States, it a factual account of the gritty war against drug cartels, the insane amount of violence, the money and power that came with it caused through the years. Told from the perspective of a DEA agent, Steve Murphy. Escobar's violent acts and the struggle of DEA to put an end to the flow of cocaine to the United States makes up the first and the second season. The third season follows the death of Pablo, with the DEA's fight against the next biggest cocaine kingdom in the United States -  The Cali Cartel. After much contemplation, season 4 was renewed in March. Let's see what that has in store for us now. 




Runtime: 50 minutes


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