The Ultimate List of Movies/TV Shows To Watch Online

The Ultimate List of Must Watch Movies/TV Shows To Watch Online

You know when you get that suggestion for a Movie or TV Show from a friend and they go on and on about how amazing it is but you just don’t have the time to watch it?

Kind of makes us feel like we’re missing out on a lot of good stuff. Well, could there have ever been a better time to catch up on some of the best cinematic works that are out there? 

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Here are our suggestions for movies/TV shows to watch online

Action/Adventure Movies 

1. Black Panther (2018) 

IMDb Rating 7.2 

black panther, movie

T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past  

2. Mad Max : Fury Road (2015) 

IMDb Rating 8.1 

mad max, movie

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search of her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. 

3. Dunkirk (2017) 

IMDb Rating 7.9 

dunkirk, movie

This movie depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war torn beach and harbor in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in, it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues. 

4. Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)

IMDb Rating 8.6 

seven samurai, movie

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village’s request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village. 

5. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) 

IMDb Rating 8.0 

blade runner 2049, movie

Thirty years after the events of Blade Runner (1982), a new Blade Runner, L.A.P.D. Officer “K” , unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former L.A.P.D. Blade Runner, who has been missing for thirty years. 

Animation Movies

  1. Toy Story 4 (2019) 

IMDb Rating 7.8 

toy story 4, animation

Woody and the gang go on a road trip with new toy Forky, who’s convinced he’s trash and doesn’t yet understand his role in the world. Along the way, Woody is unexpectedly reunited with independent spirit Bo Peep and finds himself faced with a decision, and a future he never imagined.  

2. Coco (2017) 

IMDb Rating 8.4 

coco, animation

Miguel, a musical kid with a family who’s banned the thing he loves in life, takes an accidental trip to The Land of the Dead only to prove to his inspiration that he can be a good vocal singer and guitarist. However, things start to go downhill when his family in The land of the Dead start to look for him and try to take him back. 

3. Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 

IMDb Rating 8.4 

spider man into the spider verse, animation

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city. 

4. Pinocchio (1940) 

IMDb Rating 7.4 

pinocchio, animation

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish for Pinocchio to be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio’s “conscience” and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. 

5. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 

IMDb Rating 7.8 

kubo and the two strings, animation

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. 

Comedy Movies

  1. Lady Bird (2019) 

IMDb Rating 7.4 

lady bird, movie

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks”. She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. This movie follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. 

2. Blackkklansman (2018) 

IMDb Rating 7.5 

blackkklansman, comedy

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. 

3. Booksmart (2019) 

IMDb Rating 7.2 

booksmart, movie

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. 

4. Don’t Think Twice (2016) 

IMDb Rating 6.7 

dont think twice, comedy

Jack & his girlfriend Samantha are a perfect couple who are also Teammates on a popular improv group that perform at a struggling comedy spot in NYC. Together, the team has a family-like bond but individually they have their personal dreams of being on the weekly television show “This Weekend Live”. 

5. The Farewell (2019) 

IMDb Rating 7.6 

the farewell, movie

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Horror/Thriller Movies

  1. Us (2019) 

IMDb Rating 6.9 

us, horror

In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide’s childhood home where they’re staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like them, only with grotesque appearances. 

2. It Follows (2014) 

IMDb Rating 6.8 

it follows, horror

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind. 

3. A Quiet Place (2018) 

IMDb Rating 7.5 

a quiet place, horror

Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong. 

4. Let the Right One In (2008) 

IMDb Rating 7.9 

let the right one in, movie

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can’t stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people’s blood to live, he’s faced with a choice. How much can love forgive?

5. Get Out (2017) 

IMDb Rating 7.7 

get out, movie

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. 

Romance Movies

  1. The Shape of Water (2017) 

IMDb Rating 7.3 

the shape of water, movie

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. 

2. Call Me by Your Name (2018) 

IMDb Rating 7.9 

call me by your name, movie

In early-1980s northern Italy, amid the lush Mediterranean landscapes of a serene and golden summer, 17-year-old, Elio, visits the family’s summer villa to spend his vacation with his father and Greco-Roman culture professor, Mr Perlman, his translator mother, Annella, and the American doctoral student who works there as an intern, Oliver. But, little by little, over the course of six fleeting weeks, a timid friendship between Elio and Oliver will prepare the ground for an unexpected bond, as the unexplored emotions of first love start boiling over. Could this sun-kissed romance in Lombardy be the prelude to maturity? 

3. Her (2013) 

IMDb Rating 8.0  

her, romance

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. 

4. Carol (2015) 

IMDb Rating 7.2 

carol, romance

New York, 1950s. Carol Aird is long-separated from her husband, Harge. Their daughter lives with Carol. Harge keeps trying to win Carol back but to no avail. Then one day Carol meets Therese Belivet and is immediately attracted to her. A relationship develops and they fall in love. However, things get complicated when Harge finds out about the relationship and sues for divorce, using the relationship as leverage to win custody of their daughter.

5. Casablanca (1942) 

IMDb Rating 8.5 

casablanca, classic

The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary expatriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick’s cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick’s, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. 

Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies

  1. Gravity (2013) 

IMDb Rating 7.7 

gravity, movie

Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

2. War for the Planet of Apes (2017) 

IMDb Rating 7.4 

war for the planet of the apes, movie

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. 

3. The Martian (2015) 

IMDb Rating 8.0 

the martian, movie

After an exploratory mission goes awry, lone astronaut Mark Watney is left for dead on the hostile surface of Mars and must use his scientific ingenuity to homestead an enclosed habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, the astronauts he left behind realize the severity of his plight and join forces with an international coalition of scientists to launch a rescue mission in defiance of NASA protocol.

 

4. Arrival (2016) 

IMDb Rating 7.9 

arrival, movie

Aliens have landed on Earth, in 12 different locations. Language professor Louise Banks joins a US army team at one of the locations, in Montana. Her job is to try to learn the aliens’ language and enable communication with them. Through regular meetings with two of the aliens she starts to compile a record of the aliens’ “language” – a series of drawn symbols. The important question is – are they friend or foe? Other nations with alien landings are starting to view them as a threat, making it a race against time as war with the aliens could erupt at any moment. 

5. Border (Grans) (2018) 

IMDb Rating 7.0  

border, grans, movie

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realises the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose – keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.

TV Shows 

  1. Breaking Bad (2008-2013) 

IMDb Rating 9.5

breaking bad, series

A once loyal father and chemistry teacher, Walter White, turns to a life of crime due to developing stage 3 terminal lung cancer. He is told he has two years to live. Teaming up with one of his high school students, Jesse Pinkman, he grows in power, battles anyone in his way and raises a family – all whilst hiding from his brother-in-law who works for the DEA.

2. The Sopranos (1999-2007)

IMDb Rating 9.2 

the sopranos, series

An innovative look at the life of fictional Mafia Capo Tony Soprano, this serial is presented largely first person, but additional perspective is conveyed by the intimate conversations Tony has with his psychotherapist. We see Tony at work, at home, and in therapy. Moments of black comedy intersperse this aggressive, adult drama, with adult language, and extreme violence.

3. F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994-2004)

IMDb Rating 8.9  

friends, series

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

4. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

IMDb Rating 9.3 

game of thrones, series

In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.

5. Stranger Things (2016- )

IMDb Rating 8.8 

stranger things, series

After the mysterious and sudden vanishing of a young boy, the people of a small town begin to uncover secrets of a government lab, portals to another world and sinister monsters. The boy’s mother desperately tries to find him, convinced he is in grave danger, while the police chief searches for answers. Trying to help find him, the boy’s friends discover a strange little girl, who is on the run from “bad men”.

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The Ultimate List of Must Watch Movies/TV Shows To Watch Online
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