Best Netflix Original Movies

When it comes to Netflix, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. And with over 140 of Netflix's own original movies available to stream and more coming out all the time, there's a huge variety of content that you might not even know is out there. But fear not! This list compiles the latest and greatest original movies on Netflix that are perfect for all interests. From animated adventures and cute romantic comedies to inspiring documentaries and emotional dramas, you're sure to find some hidden gems that the whole family can enjoy together. For even more streaming recommendations, check out our list of the best Netflix original series and best kids' movies currently on Netflix.

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Super Monsters Save Halloween Movie Poster Image
Short tale gently helps preschoolers handle fear.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween Movie Poster Image
Sweet cross-cultural holiday special celebrates inclusivity.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dancing with the Birds Movie Poster Image
Male birds build, dance, and sing to attract females.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Angela's Christmas Movie Poster Image
Enchanting, affecting holiday tale has mild suspense.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Spelling the Dream Movie Poster Image
Upbeat celebration of outstanding kids who spell to win.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Willoughbys Movie Poster Image
Irresistible kids banish dreadful parents in fanciful tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Becoming Movie Poster Image
Enlightening journey with Michelle Obama on her book tour.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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I'll Push You: A Real-Life Inspiration Movie Poster Image
Touching friendship docu is full of positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Mercury 13 Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu about '60s female pilots who faced sexism.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling Movie Poster Image
Embracing change is key in this fun, frenetic return.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour Movie Poster Image
Swift dazzles during epic show with lavish production.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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White Fang (2018) Movie Poster Image
Elegantly animated take on classic book has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Knock Down the House Movie Poster Image
Outstanding docu about underdog congressional hopefuls.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Perfect Date Movie Poster Image
Solid romcom fun with two charismatic leads; swearing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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37 Seconds Movie Poster Image
Intimate look at coming of age of woman with disability.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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All in My Family Movie Poster Image
Honest docu on coming out to a traditional Chinese family.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Burial of Kojo Movie Poster Image
Beautiful indie drama from Ghana has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dumplin' Movie Poster Image
Funny, romantic, insightful teen tale has a little swearing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison Movie Poster Image
Excellent docu featuring musicians performing for inmates.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Our Souls at Night Movie Poster Image
Fonda-Redford delight in romance about grown-ups.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Parchís: The Documentary Movie Poster Image
Rise and fall of Spanish tween band; some mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff? Movie Poster Image
Excellent docu on attempted shooting of reggae icon.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Saving Capitalism Movie Poster Image
Engaging docu on the increasing gap between rich and poor.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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A Secret Love Movie Poster Image
Docu about women forced to hide relationship for 70 years.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Movie Poster Image
Engaging teen romcom has underage drinking, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Ali's Wedding Movie Poster Image
Engaging Australian romcom has some language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Amateur Movie Poster Image
Provocative sports movie on amateur athletics; cursing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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American Factory Movie Poster Image
Engaging doc about Chinese firm opening U.S. plant; cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Barbra: The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic Movie Poster Image
Streisand concert for fans old and new; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Blame! (2017) Movie Poster Image
Darkly beautiful but intense and violent anime.
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The Half of It Movie Poster Image
Touching, smart teen story deals with sexuality; drinking.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce Movie Poster Image
Concert film of Queen B's Coachella set has salty language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Movie Poster Image
Docu about brave teen taking on oppressive government.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Long Shot Movie Poster Image
Some cursing, big spoiler in unique true-crime docu.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Movie Poster Image
Comprehensive docu on iconic soul singer; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? Movie Poster Image
Docu about the murder of influential DJ has strong language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Resurface Movie Poster Image
Moving docu on surf therapy has mature themes, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Stonewall Outloud Movie Poster Image
Highly original, affecting docu about iconic LGBTQ uprising.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Sun Dogs Movie Poster Image
Offbeat tale of odd young man; cursing, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Movie Poster Image
Savvy docu with strong messages for girls; swearing.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Time Share Movie Poster Image
Some profanity in edgy, offbeat Mexican satire/drama.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Between Two Ferns: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious film version of web series; cursing, edgy jokes.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Movie Poster Image
Inventive interactive movie has violence, drugs, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Movie Poster Image
Docu about life-changing camp has violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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End Game Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu treats dying as integral part of life cycle.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Feminists: What Were They Thinking? Movie Poster Image
Affecting docu about 1970s feminism; nude photos, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Movie Poster Image
Mature doc about outrageous scam is funny, sad, instructive.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Get Me Roger Stone Movie Poster Image
Life of Republican politico; language, sex, drug references.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Great Hack Movie Poster Image
Docu traces exploitation of personal data on the internet.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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High Flying Bird Movie Poster Image
Savvy sports drama about basketball politics; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Icarus Movie Poster Image
Eye-opening docu on Russian doping scandal; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold Movie Poster Image
Deeply affecting doc about great writer has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Kingdom of Us Movie Poster Image
Raw, intense docu on family's life after father's suicide.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Man Without Gravity Movie Poster Image
Incredible fantasy-drama has some cursing, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Mudbound Movie Poster Image
Masterful drama set in 1940s South has brutality, racism.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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My Happy Family Movie Poster Image
Subtitled, mature family drama has cursing, sex.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Okja Movie Poster Image
Extreme peril, swearing in violent eco-fable.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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One of Us Movie Poster Image
Shocking docu on abuse in Orthodox faith; cursing, violence.
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Psychokinesis Movie Poster Image
Quirky but violent Korean superhero movie has swearing.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Rodney King Movie Poster Image
Racism and police brutality described in moving monologue.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Seventeen Movie Poster Image
Subtitled coming-of-age tale has strong language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Take Your Pills Movie Poster Image
Thought-provoking docu about rising amphetamine use.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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To the Bone Movie Poster Image
Compelling but mature drama about eating disorders.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Uncorked Movie Poster Image
Moving coming-of-age story has mature themes, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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22 July Movie Poster Image
Violent but affecting docudrama about Norway massacre.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Angel Movie Poster Image
Some violence in fact-based foreign spy thriller.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Bleeding Edge Movie Poster Image
Informative, eye-opening docu about medical-device industry.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Breaker Upperers Movie Poster Image
Outrageous buddy comedy has swearing, sex, drug use.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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City of Joy Movie Poster Image
Grim yet inspiring docu of rape survivors in war-torn Africa
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Movie Poster Image
Compelling docu traces decades-old LGBTQ fight for justice.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Movie Poster Image
Thrilling epilogue to iconic TV series; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Eli Movie Poster Image
Eli
Blood and gore, demonic imagery in excellent horror movie.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Movie Poster Image
Poignant, violent story of child during Khmer Rouge's reign.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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I Lost My Body Movie Poster Image
Inspired, mature animated tale has language, grim images.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Incredible Jessica James Movie Poster Image
Crisp, star-driven romcom has sexual content, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Kindergarten Teacher Movie Poster Image
Poignant drama of teacher and gifted child; language, nudity
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(Release Year: 2018)
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LA Originals Movie Poster Image
Excellent hip-hop culture docu has swearing, drug use.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Land of Steady Habits Movie Poster Image
Powerful, mature family drama has drugs, language, sex.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Movie Poster Image
Family dysfunction with humor; mature themes, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Nappily Ever After Movie Poster Image
Romantic dramedy with positive messages, language, sex.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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On My Skin Movie Poster Image
Haunting drama about police brutality victim; mature themes.
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Pickpockets Movie Poster Image
Aspiring teen thieves learn the trade; violence, cursing.
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Recovery Boys Movie Poster Image
Intense, honest, and inspiring docu about opioid addiction.
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Roma Movie Poster Image
Cuaron's personal meditation on family is masterful, mature.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Slam Movie Poster Image
Book-based romcom about teen pregnancy; cursing, drugs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Son Movie Poster Image
Riveting thriller with less violence than most; sex, nudity.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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A Sun Movie Poster Image
Powerful, mature family drama with violence, swearing.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Tell Me Who I Am Movie Poster Image
Intense docu about twin brothers has violence, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The 4th Company Movie Poster Image
Extremely violent prison film inspired by true events.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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6 Balloons Movie Poster Image
Raw look at heartbreaking effects of addiction; drug use.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Movie Poster Image
Old West anthology is riveting, unconventional, violent.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Cargo Movie Poster Image
Original zombie movie with heart; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Cities of Last Things Movie Poster Image
Sex, violence, suicide in thoughtful noir drama.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Da 5 Bloods Movie Poster Image
Intense tale of war, racial politics; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Forgotten Movie Poster Image
Dark, twisty, violent tale of amnesia and murder.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Grass Is Greener Movie Poster Image
Provocative docu about marijuana has language, drug use.
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Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Movie Poster Image
Celebrities share hallucinogenic drug stories in mature docu
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(Release Year: 2020)
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I Am Not an Easy Man Movie Poster Image
French romcom with hilarious twist; sex, swearing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Killer (O Matador) Movie Poster Image
Excellent but extremely violent, bloody Brazilian Western.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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On Body and Soul Movie Poster Image
Unforgettable romantic drama has graphic sex and violence.
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The Other Side of the Wind Movie Poster Image
Welles' chaotic final film has lots of drinking, some sex.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Photographer of Mauthausen Movie Poster Image
Harrowing concentration camp tale lauds bravery and resolve.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Ravenous (Les Affamés) Movie Poster Image
Unique but very bloody, violent take on zombie genre.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Suzzanna: Buried Alive Movie Poster Image
Blood, gore, scary imagery in entertaining horror movie.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? Movie Poster Image
Intense coming-of-age drama has drinking, nudity, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Your Son Movie Poster Image
Taut thriller with some moments of extreme violence.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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