Special Report

The 25 Best Original Netflix Movies

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25. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
> IMDb user rating: 6.5/10 (16,354 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 72% (595 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (75 reviews)
> Directed by: David E. Talbert

“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is about a once happy toymaker and inventor who falls on hard times, until a granddaughter he didn’t know he had arrives and helps him turn his fortunes around. Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly called the film “a sprawling musical extravaganza whose candy-colored, dandily overstuffed revelry spills over with joy and jubilance.”

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24. Gerald’s Game (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 6.5/10 (97,691 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 70% (3,894 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 91% (79 reviews)
> Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Critics lauded Carla Gugino’s performance as career-defining in this story about a woman who accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly opined that “when it works, it’s because of Gugino, the rare performer who can suggest victimized despair and empowered triumph.”

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23. The King (2019)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (101,053 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 83% (2,286 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 71% (143 reviews)
> Directed by: David Michôd

This is a film based on several Shakespeare plays, about the treachery, deceit, and conflict that surround the ascension of Henry V as King of England in the 15th century. “”The King” does a good job reinventing Shakespeare’s characters and using them to offer up a meaningful critique of imperialism and the politics of war,” said critic Keith Garlington.

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22. Our Souls at Night (2017)
> IMDb user rating: 6.9/10 (12,653 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 75% (1,024 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (44 reviews)
> Directed by: Ritesh Batra

A widow (Jane Fonda) and widower (Robert Redford) who are neighbors form a relationship that is platonic at first to avoid their shared feelings of loneliness, but develops into a romantic relationship. It was the fourth pairing of Fonda and Redford, who first starred together in “The Chase” in 1966.

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21. The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (66,831 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 83% (6,058 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 77% (35 reviews)
> Directed by: Rob Burnett

This story about friendship and understanding stars Paul Rudd as a writer who retires following a tragedy and becomes the caregiver to a disabled teen. Tristram Fane Saunders of the Daily Telegraph said the movie is “formulaic, sentimental and the cast list includes Selena Gomez. But it’s also one of this summer’s most enjoyable lightweight comedies.”

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