The best movies on Netflix: great films you can watch in Australia right now

UPDATED: The truly wonderful superhero movie Wonder Woman has been added to our list of the best movies on Netflix. Go to page 8 to find out why he made the cut.

If you're new to Netflix and want to find the best movies to watch, or you're tired of surfing the app for 30 minutes before finding something to watch, you've come to the right place. With thousands of movies at your disposal, it's easy to get stuck in compulsive observation mode, but finding the best honest movies is a nuisance.

In an effort to determine the best of the best, we have created a list of the best possible movies that can be viewed, selected by TechRadar editors and endorsed with IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings, so you do not have to go through for the uproar. We will keep this list up to date with the latest movies that should not be lost, so you will lose search time on zero screen.

As technology enthusiasts, it's perhaps not surprising that we are obsessed with science fiction here at TechRadar. From glorious space operas to mind-blowing movies, there's something for everyone on our list of the best sci-fi movies on Netflix Australia.

Annihilation

If I have seen the previous sci-fi masterpiece by writer and director Alex Garland, Ex Machina, you will know that a wild ride with his follow-up, Annihilation, awaits you. Based on the highly regarded novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation follows a group of women who undertook an expedition to an environmental disaster zone where the laws of nature do not apply. Natalie Portman leads the group as a biologist in search of her missing husband, and joins her Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and more. Although the film just came out in theaters in the United States, Australia is lucky to be one of the countries that get the movie on Netflix right away. Equally bright and terrifying, Annihilation has all the characteristics of a modern science fiction classic.

IMDB classification: 7.8, Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Rogue One: A Star Wars story

  Rogue One [19659006] As the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One had some pretty high expectations to be at the height. Instead of trying to reproduce the formula that made The Force Awakens so resoundingly successful, director Gareth Edwards presented his own war movie, one that had more in common with Saving Private Ryan than The Empire Strikes Back. Do you remember in A New Hope when the Rebellion had in its hands the plans of the Death Star that would lead to victory at the end of that movie? Rogue One is about the group that stole those plans. Yes, it's a Star Wars prequel movie, but do not worry, there's no Jar Jar Binks in sight.

IMDB rating: 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Edge of Tomorrow

  Edge of Tomorrow

A terrifying science fiction war movie starring Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow plays like a crossing between Halo and Groundhog Day, where the Cruiser launches directly into an alien war only to die almost immediately and then forces him to repeat the day over and over again, becoming a bit harder to battle each time. Next to him is Emily Blunt, playing a tough soldier who helps Cruise find a way to close this endless cycle of time and end the war forever. Backed by an excellent script and good chemistry between Cruise and Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow is a great special effects show that should please both science fiction fans and action.

IMDB classification: 7.9, Rotten tomatoes: 91%

District 9

  District 9

The film that placed director Neill Blomkamp (Elysee) and star Sharlto Copley (Powers) in the international scene, District 9 is an ingenious allegory of science fiction apartheid that places abandoned aliens in South African concentration camps An anti-alien pencil pusher (Copley) has its entire world upside down when it is sprayed with some kind of liquid that slowly he is turning him into an alien, and now he has to team up with one of the "prawns," so he despises if he has any hope of returning to normal. Hilarious, full of action and full of moments of bodily horror, District 9 is an instant classic that deserved the nomination for best film at the Oscars.

IMDB Classification: 8.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Midnight Special

  Midnight Special

The kind of science fiction film that Steven Spielberg used to make in his heyday & # 39; Encounters Near the Third Type & # 39 ;, Midnight Special continuously offers a sense of wonder as your story unfolds. Without spoiling too much, the film centers on Roy (Michael Shannon), a father who must protect his special son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) from both the US government. UU As of a sect after it is discovered that it has powers from another world. Next to the ride are Alton's mother, Sarah (Kirsten Dunst) and Roy's close friend, Lucas (Joel Edgerton). With surprises just around the corner, you never know where Midnight Special is going, though what you can expect are some truly fabulous performances and an amazing ending. Fans of Stranger Things should see this.

IMDB Score: 6.7, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

Minority Report

  Minority Report

What if it can prevent killings before they occur? More importantly, what would you do if you were sentenced for a murder you have not yet committed? That's the premise of Steven Spielberg's spectacular science fiction movie, Minority Report. Based loosely on the story of the same name by Philip K. Dick, the film shows Tom Cruise as the head of a futuristic Division of "Precrime" in charge of preventing the murderers from carrying out their violent actions. They can do so thanks to the psychic abilities of three siblings known as & # 39; Precogs & # 39 ;. But what happens when this trio of fortune-tellers predicts a murder carried by Cruise himself? Aileron alert, he runs! A visually dazzling film that is full of ingenious and progressive technological ideas that will probably become a reality in the coming years, Minority Report is intense and action-packed.

IMDB classification: 7.7, Rotten tomatoes: 90%

Terminator

  Terminator

While other films from the same period of time have had trouble remaining relevant, The Terminator is still interesting and unique as it was 33 years ago. An undisputed classic of intense and relentless action, The Terminator propelled the career of super director James Cameron, who would direct classic blockbusters such as Aliens, Titanic, Avatar and, of course, Terminator 2L Judgment Day. If you are looking for a retro masterpiece that fits the current standards of cinema, you can stop looking: The Terminator is a must for any fan of science fiction, action and terror.

IMDB classification: 8.0, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  The Force Awakens

A triumphant return to the screen of the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens see the characters we love from the original trilogy, such as Han Solo, Chewbacca and Leia, started another adventure with a new generation of wonderful characters. Ironically, for a series set among the stars, Director J.J. Abrams brings the franchise to Earth by marking the CGI that hampered the trilogy of the prequel: this is a Star Wars movie that uses real scenarios and scenes, as well as puppets and actors in disguise, to recreate the spirit of Episodes IV a VI. With an exciting action, incredible special effects and incredible performances, The Force Awakens is the best Star Wars movie in more than 30 years.

IMDB classification: 8.2, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Gravity

  Gravity [19659006] It took seven agonizing years for director Alfonso CuarĂ³n to follow his masterful latest film, Children of Men, but what an incredible follow-up! Gravity, no doubt stayed on the landing (ahem) and hit this to leave the orbit (I'll let me out). This bitingly intense film, in which the character of Sandra Bullock must use her wits to survive in space after a catastrophic transport accident, is a technical marvel, the kind of film that surprises even people like James Cameron, who qualified to Gravity as "the best". space film ever made. "A perfect marriage of drama and special effects, Gravity is a classic absolute.

IMDB classification: 7.8, Rotten Tomatoes: 96%