At first, the idea of watching a “made for TV” movie might have seemed a little silly. After all, who would want to watch something that was only available on a streaming platform like Netflix and not in theaters? Fast forward to today and it’s clear: we’re living in a golden age of original streaming content. More and more movies are being made specifically for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and other streaming platforms—and many are from award-winning directors like the Coen Brothers (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) or Martin Scorsese (The Irishman). This year alone will see new films from creators like Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Jason Reitman (Mank), Sofia Coppola (On the Rocks), Kelly Reichardt (First Cow), Spike Lee (Da 5 Bloods), Ryan Murphy(The Prom), Paul Greengrass(News Of The World) and more. So whether you’re looking for something lighthearted to distract yourself with during lockdown or an Oscar-worthy drama to help you pass the time during quarantine, these are some of the best films out there right now—and they’re all on Netflix!
Netflix has a lot of great original films! Netflix is the king of streaming video with over 117 million subscribers worldwide. The streaming platform also has an impressive collection of original content, making it even more valuable to viewers. In fact, Netflix has produced so much original content that they had to create a separate category just for “Netflix Originals” on their website. You can even sort through this category by genre or type (documentary, comedy).
There you have it, folks! The 13 most watched Netflix original films. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did, because they are truly a delight to watch and take your mind off of everything going on in the world right now (or any other time).