Netflix truly outdid themselves this year with more original programming than any one person could watch.
Some films were better received than others, however, so prioritize the best of 2019 during your next binge!
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
The highly-anticipated neo-Western crime thriller serves as an epilogue to the successful “Breaking Bad” series. Aaron Paul reprises his role as Jessie Pinkman as he attempts to create a better future of himself while plagued by his past.
Homecoming: a Film by Beyonce
“Homecoming” is a behind-the-scenes look at Beyonce’s iconic 2018 performance at Coachella. The documentary delivers an unfiltered look into the star’s life and her creative process that’s supported by concert footage and interviews.
Knock Down the House
In a tense political climate, the documentary tracks four powerful and refreshing women running for office – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengia – while offering a glimpse behind the controversial election.
Martin Scorsese’s mafia epic was a huge hit for Netflix with 17.1 million viewers tuning in for the first five days of streaming, according to Nielsen. In addition to a stellar cast – Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano – the film, set in the 1950s, features all of Scorsese’s beloved hitman tropes.
The coming-of-age musical drama unites a teen prodigy and his security guard over a shared love of hip hop as they try to break into the scene on the South Side of Chicago.
Dolemite is My Name
Eddy Murphy’s film is based on the wild story of Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling comedian whose career takes off thanks to his alter-ego, Dolemite.
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Following the fiasco that was the 2017 Fyre Festival, flans flocked to watch the documentary detailing a play-by-play of what lead up to the spectacular failure and how one man was able to con attendees, investors, and Instagram models.
High Flying Bird
The sports drama takes a deep dive into the world of sports as agent Ray Burke attempts to lock in a deal with a rookie player during a lockout. Expectedly, his "out there" deal doesn’t sit well with other industry professionals.