Top 10 Best Netflix Original Movies to Watch Now! 2019
August 20, 2019
Top 10 Best Netflix Original Movies to Watch Now! 2019
NO.10: The Highwayman:
In “The Highwaymen,” Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) is a hard-drinking lawman.
In “The Highwaymen,” Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) is a hard-drinking lawman. (Photo: Hilary B. Gayle/Netflix)
Three decades after starring in “The Untouchables” as Eliot Ness, Kevin Costner plays another dogged law officer in “The Highwaymen,” a new drama about the former Texas Ranger who helped track down Depression-era antiheroes Bonnie and Clyde.
Playing the real-life Frank Hamer, Costner is the stone-faced straight arrow, offended by the public’s obsession with the romantic outlaws and determined to end their crime spree at all costs. Woody Harrelson (as Hamer’s partner, Maney Gault) is the booze-guzzling misfit out for redemption. There are haughty G-men defending their turf from the local yokels, and a tenderfoot cop nervous about pulling the trigger.
What there isn’t: a single moment of genuine surprise. We all know how this ends, right?
There is plenty to admire about the film. Costner and Harrelson are both actors who have been dismissed as lightweights and proven the naysayers wrong, and they give compelling, nuanced performances as manly men who’ve seen too much violence. In one particularly effective scene, Gault tells the story of what can only be described as a massacre of a criminal gang while Hamer, the mastermind of that massacre, impassively smokes outside on the porch.
In “The Highwaymen,” Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) is on the trail of Bonnie and Clyde.
In “The Highwaymen,” Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) is on the trail of Bonnie and Clyde. (Photo: Merrick Morton/Netflix)
Kathy Bates injects some much-needed impishness as Ma Ferguson, the first woman to serve as governor of Texas, whose aw-shucks charm is the velvet glove surrounding an iron fist.
As for Bonnie and Clyde, well, they appear only a couple of times, with no dialogue but plenty of firepowers. They are apparitions that execute bloody ambushes and then disappear into the night.
It was the obvious choice, given the focus on Hamer’s not-quite-tortured character, but it works. Hollywood has made plenty of hay out of Bonnie and Clyde’s celebrity status as modern-day Robin Hoods. Instead of exploring the cultural dynamics that turned murderers into icons, director Hancock, like Hamer himself, responds to this reality with bewilderment and revulsion.
Does that make this a “truer” view of the B&C legend? Probably not. Their gang is believed to have killed 13 people — mostly law officers trying to arrest them — during their three-year crime spree, but “The Highwaymen” plays up their bloodthirst in scenes that look more like thrill killings than desperate fights for survival.
It seems only right that Hollywood should turn over the coin to highlight the other side of one of history’s most famous manhunts. But it turns out, there’s not a whole lot to see there.
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Director: John Lee Hancock.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kim Dickens, Kathy Bates.
Rating: R for some strong violence and bloody images.
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NO. 9: I AM MOTHER:
I Am Mother ending explained: Netflix movie delivers a mind-altering conclusion
I Am Mother ending explained Am Mother ending explained. See below. Pic credit: Netflix
I Am Mother manages to do something different by isolating the story and making it more personal.
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Moreso, the ending leaves a lot for the viewer to consider as the credits roll. I Am Mother is a movie that believes its audience is smart, and it doesn’t spoon-feed them the answers.
But still, some aspects of the movie’s conclusion are more ambiguous than others.
What does the I Am Mother ending mean and what happened? Here is everything to know about the film’s mind-bending finale.
I Am Mother ending explained
The film stars Rose Byrne as the robot named Mother and centers on her relationship with a girl she raised from embryo to birth called Daughter (Clara Rugaard-Larsen).
Through much of the first half of the film, the story portrays a convincing mother and daughter relationship between robot and human. This dynamic is thanks to a brilliantly understated vocal performance by Byrne as the mysterious robot.
What the film reveals is humanity died off from disease (according to Mother) and Mother herself is tasked with repopulating the Earth in a protected laboratory.
Her first embryo of choice being Daughter, whom she feeds, trains, and educates to be a better human than the ones before her.
However, this turns out to be untrue as a stranger only known as Woman emerges outside the laboratory bunker and Daughter lets her inside despite Mother’s warnings to keep the outside world from getting in due to toxic disease.
What Daughter eventually learns is there was never a disease that killed humans — only robots controlled by a single consciousness powered by Mother.
To make matters scarier, Daughter is not the first embryo girl Mother brought to life, and she finds ashes of previous “Daughters” Mother killed because they failed a test.
Once this happens, Daughter escapes the laboratory bunker with Woman out of fear for her life.
What happens to Daughter in I Am MotherWhat happens to Daughter in I Am Mother? Pic credit: Netflix
After escaping, she follows Woman to a shipping container where she lives. At this point, and Daughter realizes that Woman lied to her about there being other survivors.
The problem is that Daughter has a brother being born and refuses to leave him behind for her mortality. Woman stresses that looking after one’s self is not a sin. She can be selfish for her own survival.
The daughter doesn’t listen and returns to Mother to rescue her baby brother.
This is the moment the story becomes incredibly refreshing and different. As Daughter returns to the lab, she is greeted by Mother with open arms. Mother is still testing whether or not she raised Daughter correctly.
As the film reaches its climax, Daughter confronts Mother, who is holding her brother. It’s at this point that Mother reveals why she did not kill her like the previous “Daughters.”
She is more elevated than any other human before her. Daughter is more selflessly motivated and nurturing.
Daughter manages to trick her robot mother into giving her the baby, runs, and traps Mother’s leg in an electric door. As Mother grows aggravated by her Daughter’s actions, she begins sending all the outside robots to break in and stop Daughter.
Daughter than pleads with Mother to give her a chance to be the person she raised her to be, to allow her to restart the human race and teach the next generation of humans to be selfless as Mother intended.
Knowing the daughter’s actions are not selfish, she calls off all the outside robots and orders Daughter to shoot her in the chest where her CPU chip resides.
No.8: Private Life:
Writer and director: Tamara Jenkins
With Hahn having put off getting pregnant to prioritize writing a feminist book, the couple fears they have missed their window when the latest round of IVF fails. Easy gags are avoided but smiles are still raised during the medical stages (such as Giamatti, in hospital gown, attempting to provide a sperm sample to a naff porn movie and getting the TV stuck on full volume), but the crux of the story is their decision to use a donor egg provided by Giamatti’s super-intelligent step-niece (Kayli Carter).
Droll dialogue (“We’re doing everything we can, short of kidnapping, to start a family”) serves the narrative and while Jenkins gently mocks the middle-class suburban life of the couple’s in-laws (an industrial-strength leaf-blower is a particularly piquant symbol), Private Life is essentially a warmly melancholic, empathic film that holds your hand when it’s most needed.
Private Life is available to watch on Netflix
This South Korean hit from director Boon Joon-ho touches going on for an uncomfortable topic situation. Its nearly a youngster girl named Mija and her larger-than-animatronics pet Okja. When a multinational corporation wants to admit Okja away to operate tests and fabricate a count breed of pig, Mija will buy anything she can to child support her.
The film manages to juggle satire, accomplish, dark comedy, and political statements sweetly, making it one of the best foreign films as regards Netflix. Be warned that it might change the mannerism you atmosphere just roughly the food industry.
No.6: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs:
This Was Like Designing for Six Different Leads and Six Different Backgrounds: Costume Designer Mary Zophres concerning The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joel and Ethan Coen have been making films for more than 30 years now and, by now the mid-1990s, costume designer Mary Zophres has been a key share of creating their unmodified aesthetic worlds. Working consistently taking into account the fraternal directing team, Zophres has provided some iconic looks, together furthermore them the puffy jackets of Fargo (1996), The Dudes sweater and bathrobe in The Big Lebowski (1997), and the prison garb of O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), to say just a few. The designers resume along with includes the beautifully quirky and punkish costumes of Ghost World (2001), which have inspired countless teenagers women, 
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NO.5: The Fundamental of Caring:
The movie Fundamentals of Caring, which I’m sure a lot of you will be a lot more familiar with, it’s a Netflix movie, starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts as Trevor. Now this movie was recently reviewed as a loveable mix of Intouchables, the next film that I’m going to talk about, a french film about disability, and Little Miss Sunshine.And I find that to be very accurate, it’s a kind of similar story to Intouchables, along the disability narrative theme, um, but it’s kind of got that independent, indie film and the same kind of humor as Little Miss Sunshine.So basically I don’t want to spoil for you because I really want you guy to all goes and watch this movie but basically the idea of the film is that Trevor is a teenager with Muscular Dystrophy, his last carer got fired or left, I can’t remember, so he’s looking for a new carer.Trevor comes in he’s had some tragic things happen in his past which you will learn about throughout the movie, um he’s also in the process of getting a divorce, and is really just looking for a new career, he sees a flyer to be a carer, he goes along to the interview he gets the job.Then they form this kind of friendship, and he realizes that Trevor is kind of stuck in a little bit of rut and that he has a lot of goals but he’s not really doing anything pursue them.Um, so he decides that he’s going to take Trevor on a little bit of an adventure to see some of the sights that he’s always wanted to see.Not in a sympathetic pitiful kind of ” Let’s go on an adventure, like cheer you up” kind of way but in more of we both kind of need to find ourselves right now let’s go do this, let’s do something fun kind of way.My gripe with this movie is that, you know, the disabled character is not played by a disabled actor, so I don’t feel like the portrayal was as authentic as in The Finishers.I’m, but generally it’s still a pretty good movie despite this, um it would have just,you know, been better for me if the disabled character was played by a disabled actor.despite that though there were several factors in this movie that were really relatable tome as a disabled individual.The first was Trevor’s use of dark humor as a coping mechanism.He would basically play pranks on his carer related to his disability and he would also, you know, kind of take the mick out of himself, um as a disabled individual, sometimes getting quite dark with his humor and I think that’s something I can definitely relate t, and I’m sure a lot of other disabled people can.There’s so much awkwardness around disability and, you know, it’s such a complex thing, that sometimes the easiest thing to do is to just use humor erm to tackle that, and that’s something I do frequently.Most of my jokes are disability-related, most of my jokes are taking the piss out of myself.So that was very accurate for me.Another thing about this movie was the helicopter, overprotective parent.Um, child has a disability, she believes that it’s her mission to do everything possible to keep him safe, which you know is every parent’s mission but I think when someone has a disability this can often be heightened, um but at the end of the day it’s getting in the way of Trevor experiencing a normal teenage life and he’s not doing things he really could be doing.But it also shows you how a parent can get to that state and how easy it is for a parent to do that.Which I can totally understand.But it shows the reasons why also need to break that and we show parents with children with disabilities that we are individuals and that we can do things for ourselves and not stress so much.And the final big thing about this movie for me was the whole Trevor being stuck in a rut.Now, when you have a disability, especially a severe one, mines not, you know, mines not severe, nut especially when you have a severe disability, there is a lot of planning that goes into just everyday life.Everything takes a lot more planning.Even for myself, you know if I want to go out certain places, I have to, you know, see if they are accessible, there are certain things I can’t do, you know, it just takes a lot of planning.Like, if I’m going out in my wheelchair am I going to be able to catch public transport, am I going to be able to get in this building, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.And then obviously if you have a more severe disability there are things on top of that am I going to be able to take my medication, am I going to be able to take my extra equipment, blah, blah, blah, blah.But this sense of planning sometimes gets you to just find comfort in a routine, which I again have definitely fallen into after, you know, certain periods sort of surgeries and things like that, where I’ve been isolated.You definitely fall into that routine and you just find comfort in that.So it also shows us that there is a need for other people to come into our lives and to question what we are doing and to question if we are really doing everything that we want to do and if there is more that we could be doing, that we would enjoy.Which again I have definitely found very relatable.So yeah, Fundamentals of Caring gets a tick from me, go watch it, let me know your thoughts.
BRIGHT IS THE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM AND IS THE LATEST ACTION FILM FROM DAVID AYERS, DIRECTOR OF END OF WATCH AND SUICIDE SQUAD. THIS MOVIE TAKES TWO FILM GENRES THAT NO ONE WOULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED BELONGED TOGETHER, A GRITTY CRIME ACTION FILM AND A MAGICAL FANTASY EPIC. THINK TRAINING DAY MEETS LORD OF THE RINGS. …YEAH, I KNOW. ITS MODERN DAY LOS ANGELES ONLY HUMANS ARENT THE ONLY SPECIES POPULATING THE CITY, THERE ARE ALSO ORCS, ELVES, FAIRIES, AND EVEN CENTAURS. WILL SMITH PLAYS AN LAPD OFFICER WHO IS PARTNERED WITH THE WORLDS FIRST ORC IN UNIFORM, PLAYED BY JOEL EDGERTON AND TOGETHER THEY ARE PULLED INTO AN EPIC AND UNEXPECTED QUEST. NOW WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THIS MOVIE I THOUGHT THE PREMISE SOUNDED COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS, AND WITH THE WAY DAVID AYERS SUICIDE SQUAD TURNED OUT I WAS REALLY EXPECTING ANOTHERMASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT. BUT I HAVE TO SAY, I WAS SURPRISED, NOT ONLY WAS BRIGHT INTERESTING, I THOUGHT THEY DIDA PRETTY GOOD JOB BUILDING THIS ALTERNATE UNIVERSE AND COMING UP WITH A STORY THAT WORKED WELL IN IT. IS BRIGHT FOR EVERYONE, NO. BUT IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE FANTASY GENRE AND ARE OPEN FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU CHECK THIS OUT. NOWADAYS EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT REMAKES AND SEQUELS, SAYING THERE ISNT ENOUGH ORIGINALITY OUT THERE.WELL, THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT AS ORIGINAL AS IT GETS AND THAT’S WHY I GIVE BRIGHT A 3.NETFLIX BRIGHT – 2017 – ONE MINUTE MOVIE REVIEW – WILL SMITH – JOEL EDGERTON – DAVID AYER.
I have a fondness for Mark Duplass’ films, and the way improv plays such a huge part in so many of them. My enjoyment of Paddleton stems from how natural and authentic Duplass and Ray Romano’s characterizations feel, which just helps me buy into their friendship.
The two men are alone in the world. They only have each other and their friendship, spending their time caught in a routine of playing Paddleton (a squash-type game they invented), pizza dinners, jigsaw puzzles as well as their favorite Kung-Fu movie, Death Punch. When Michael (Duplass) learns he has cancer and doesn’t have long to live, he calls on Andy (Romano) to help him end his life on his own terms. While Andy agrees, as the moment to do so gets closer, he faces struggles of his own — of wanting to help Michael yet aware that when Michael dies, he will truly be alone.
I have never seen Ray Romano outside of a comedic role before, and while there is plenty of comedy here, it is also sad and aches with grief. Andy is forced to mourn Michael before he dies, and Romano just sells it. I won’t spoil too much of it, but it is a movie you should watch and then maybe call your best friend after.
No. 2: Mudbound :
Mudboundwhat is directed by D Rees the cast is Jason Clarke Carey Mulligan mary jblige and easy easy e alright lets watch the trailerI held his heartbeat was a livery peoplethey dont let you use the back door Mississippiman thats deep I’m gonna fight the war man if I can enemy come back and justcountry not even liking the black snake boy alright break the cats a little bitum it was my wife actually who goes like this is a cast of people its like where you’ve seen them all somewhere but you can’t put your finger kid with yourfinger Carey Mulligan okay everyone is in a bunch of movies yeah yeah none ofwhich I can think of I know I know right yo um well uh whats his name ClarkJason Clark Jason Clark Jason Clark no relation to Chris Clark by the way hesthe main white brother yeah in this movie yeah even though I got some Ialmost got like some white ancestry but I actually do home yeah umJason Clark he was aided by the way this because your brother married a whitegirl doesn’t it’ill start there you know some white people will claim that its like blackemeritus system yeah Jakes a cork he was in the movie uh hes a terminatorright I cant think of what else no it was something else I didnt write itdown um I’ll take you to too many movies yeah he was in dawn of the Planet of theApes yeah he was the the archaeologist or whatever thats okayyeah the science dude that the last Planet of the Apes obviously yeah he wasyeah hes the one that wanted peace um thats Jason Clark um if your dark 30was a dumb movie he wasn’t that easy result 30 and he was in the movieEverest Everest yeah solid actor yeah dude witha face like that you got to be a solid actor because nobody’s hiring you foryour looks you know that dude look at he oh he got it he got it you do not wantto be thought of in the same category as far as the looks department go he lookslike he would make like a good like half lizard man Jason Clark in his eyes likehe’s got like really little loser dies if you be like a lizard person like likelike the croc on deep enough in your ancestry like everybody in America’s gotlike a little black a little white like he’s got a little Killer Croc my dad andmy dad was helping Killer Croc yeah Killer Croc rape McGrath you know how itgoes down the Bayou okay we got to think of a Carey Mulligan movie never mindCarey Mulligan’s been in a bunch of our house stuff yeah she’s like a legitactress yeah she is man she could be in the acting Hall of Fame yeah she playedshe played she played the dish out of this movie man she did her thing in thisuh-huh home and then of course marriage a blog a Bligh’s nez in eazy-e now he’snot easy play easy mlwa but you’re not gonna see him inanything else but he’s he yeah I don’t even know his nameI’m not I’m never gonna learn his name yeah his I forgot his name this is easyhe was a yo he actually was in comm the new comm okay yeah he was one of thesoldiers marriage advisors excellent she did a good job Mary Jay was in she’s ina couple of movies yeah I mean Carey Mulligan actuallykilled it nice movie yeah but marriage if I just very solid yeah you know yeahas far as she didn’t have a ton of range in the movie but very solid all the wayaround yeah it’s funny cuz you hear mary j blige and easy here the same film youare not thinking that this is gonna be this has to be in oscar contention yeahman this was that good of a movie yeah man Igotta get a give it up for the director do was an MDdefinitely give it a pop o Deez NutsDeez Nuts he wrote in these nuts it’s gonna be directed by DZ but Joe it hasthose two carome actress and actor maybe Jake price is considered an actress soit’s set it set in 1939 down in Mississippi and you know Chris said itlike that was a time in history where like you couldn’t be black walkingaround here you just couldn’t which sounds crazy but like then you watch themovie you’re like oh my god he really couldn’t yeahlike to get it when he got in the front seat of the car with to do this is 1939others get out a long time ago 75 years ago 75 that’s a that’s a grandma God isa grab yeah grandmothers remember this time he got crazy looks from everybodyfor just getting in in the front seat of the car with are you that was nutshonestly when you sent me cuz you sent me two movies to watch you were likewatch killing ground watch my backbone and I give a heavy I roll on my Bellthere cuz I was like oh man these movies were white people are thevillain but it was but it was good dude it was really a great I was verypleasantly surprised man before even the ending like before like the ending getscrazy.
No.1: Beasts of No Nation:
SURPRISINGLY, there has been so much noise, even from unimaginable quarters, over the daring surreal of Netflix Original film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ (BONN). However, it is somewhat confounding that many have refused to see what a great film it is.
This is perhaps due to its violence-portrayal of the African race by the West, or the fact that its thematic preoccupation is woven around brutal murders perpetrated by kids, who are caught in a war situation, and how Abraham Attah, who plays Agu, a nine-year-old boy, has to surrender both his childhood and humanity for a monster?
BONN is not some American action film that leaves no room for sober reflection. Agu’s thoughts, occasionally, are moments for deep reflections. Indeed, his narratives touch the heart of discerning minds who would never wish for war as a solution to conflict resolution.
The movie is the reality of tales of civil war, rebel warfare, genocide, and its likes in Africa, going by the history of countries like Nigeria, Liberia, and Rwanda, among others. And it was just strategic, I think that Ghana, which has no such history of bloodshed, is played up to forestall anyone relaying the story to the aforementioned African countries.
BONN is a masterpiece, both in terms of advocacy and entertainment. It is even more compelling for its anti-climax that showcases the vanity of greed and selfishness as well as politics of ego and intolerance. Every character in the movie has a strong presence, giving the creative ingenuity of the director so much so that I wish, without taking away any of the elements, that it could be called a complete African film.
With the cast members somewhat new, safe for Idris Elba, BONN still earns its glory from content, and Elba is the icing on the cake… Not all films are meant for propaganda or that image that perception managers always try to build around their brands – some are just there to paint the picture in the best way that a message can be relayed- art in art form without pretense.
BONN does not pretend by leaving anything to the imagination; and in baring it all, Cary Fukunaga tells that gruesome story of the war in Africa, without attaching it to a particular country, albeit drawing the local language and cast from the West African country of Ghana.
The film also maintains the originality of the African accent without subtitles for dialogues in English. Those semi-literate present continuous tenses by Elba and Attah are just part of the artistry that gives verve to the story of foot soldiers in a war situation.
The child soldier narrative is real and only warns about the future of Africa. The story does not celebrate bombings and massacres; it makes them horrifying and dreadful.
BONN highlights the work of the Nigerian-American author, Uzodinma Iweala, and brings to the fore, great acting talents in Ghana. It also offers a defining moment for the career of new entrant, Abraham Attah, and a few other kids in the movie, in the face of a perceived dearth of kid actors in West Africa. These, I choose to see, including the settings, foods, and music of Africa rather than the perceived negative image of Africa as a continent of darkness and crises.
There are millions of untapped story ideas about Africa. So, if the story of a child soldier is what interests the Americans, Africans should not only tell their stories, they should tell them better. And if it must be about wars, they should learn from Cary Fukunaga how not to pretend. Why? Pretense, apart from inexperience, I dare say, contributed to the snag of Half of a Yellow Sun, which had the same international exposure, but which did not get the same ovation.
However, I think there are some overkills, especially for a first-time kid soldier like Agu. The massacre could have ended after the first onslaught. The Commandant gives more brainwashing words than orders, and that supposedly gives Agu the verve to strike. But he is not meant to be ardent just yet, and retrieving after the first assault couldn’t have removed anything from the story, especially when his colleague, Striker, is there to finish the job. This, however, is still a subject of the director’s creative license.
Top 10 Best Netflix Original Movies to Watch Now! 2019