Netflix is a great way to watch movies without leaving home. The streaming service has a massive back catalog of titles that rotate on a regular basis, but there are also tons of Netflix exclusives you can access all the time.
Netflix is primarily focused on original content these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely forgotten about its library of classics and new Disney releases. These are the must-watch films you may not know are on Netflix, but that you’re sure to love.
If you’re a sports fan and a movie buff, Creed is one of the movies you shouldn’t miss. It’s a boxing drama starring a father-and-son team, Apollo Creed and Adonis Johnson.
Adonis is on the rise in the ring, training under Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), and in love with Bianca Taylor (Tessa Thompson). But when an ill omen from their past comes back to haunt them, they’ll face their greatest challenge yet-family.
The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 film, Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Jonathan Majors.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (1968)
Peter Jackson’s sci-fi fantasy The Fellowship of the Ring is a masterpiece that combines breathtaking visuals, intricate digitized scenery, stunning special effects and a memorable musical score to create a story that captures the magic of Middle-earth. It’s a film that will be loved by all moviegoers, no matter what genre they enjoy.
The film follows the Hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) as he sets off on a quest to destroy the One Ring of Sauron, which contains part of his power. The journey will test his friendships, strength, and ultimately heroism.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (1989)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second instalment of the trilogy, and it continues the epic story from the first film. It’s directed by Peter Jackson, and it tells the tale of a homebody hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who gets invited into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the dragon Smaug.
Along the way, Bilbo meets Gollum, who gives him a “precious” — a simple gold ring with powers to enslave all of Middle-earth. Wise to the danger, the hobbit sets off on a quest to destroy the ring and save the world from Sauron, the dark Lord who wants it for himself.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is one of the biggest films ever made. It won more than 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most beloved movies in history.
The film is based on the three-part book by J R R Tolkien, which tells the story of how a group of characters from Middle-earth travel to destroy a magic ring. It won many awards for its visual effects, performances, and faithfulness to the books.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2013)
Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, brings the Hobbit story to a close. While The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a successful film, it suffers from some of the same problems as the previous movies in the series.
For example, the character of Bilbo Baggins gets put on a knife edge, as he struggles to protect his dwarf-friends against the forces of evil. While the plot has been trimmed a bit in this film, it is still dense with backstory and literary enricher.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2019)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final film in the three-part trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. It was expected that this would bridge the two film trilogies of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.”
However, while it is entertaining and contains plenty of action, it doesn’t stand well on its own. Instead, it feels like a string of serialized events.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2020)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy based on the book by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The film follows Bilbo Baggins as he embarks on an epic journey with thirteen Dwarves to reclaim their homeland from the dragon Smaug. Along the way, they encounter numerous dangerous enemies and have a memorable meeting with a creature that will change their lives forever.
Ultimately, though, their quest for the dwarves’ treasure takes a much darker turn. A massive army of Orcs is dispatched to Erebor. Despite Gandalf’s pleas for aid, Thorin and his company are forced to watch as Bolg and his men slaughter their fellow Dwarves and men, destroying their home.