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The best Netflix movies streaming in Australia

From Oscar nominations to absolute must-sees, here are the best Netflix movies streaming in Australia right now.

Not in the mood to hit the cinema this weekend? No fuss. We've pulled together our list of the best Netflix movies streaming in Australia at the moment. From Oscar-nominated films to beloved classics, there's a movie on this list that'll hit the sweet spot.

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1. Leave The World Behind

A family's getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices and 2 strangers appear at their door.

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While a movie about the end of the world is nothing new, the fact you can’t see it and know very little of what’s going on makes this very taut and tense. It’s a small but A-list cast, who deliver haunting performances.

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2. Mank

1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane.

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If you love Hollywood's Golden Age and films about films, Mank is a must-watch.

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3. The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the real story of the people who were put on trial following the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 is ambitious and thought-provoking, plus add in an excellent cast and you've got yourself a crowd-pleaser.

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4. Society of the Snow

The flight of a rugby team crashes on a glacier in the Andes. The few passengers who survive the crash find themselves in one of the world's toughest environments to survive.

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While the subject matter is harrowing and you might know how this true story ends, this emotional take on the tale of survival is well worth checking out.

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5. The Old Guard

4 undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.

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The intriguing premise behind this sophisticated superhero film is one that pushes the genre forward while also sticking to convention long enough to satisfy diehard fans. It will only leave you wanting more.

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6. Moneyball

What place does maths have in baseball? First place. Or so hopes one team's number-crunching general manager. The general manager of the Oakland As joins forces with a Yale graduate to challenge the old-school selection methods and reinvent his baseball team with the help of a statistical analysis model that has never been used before.

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A top-notch biographical drama, Moneyball takes a niche subject and makes it incredibly appealing. That's no easy feat.

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7. The Irishman

Kicking off in the 1950s, The Irishman follows a truck driver who gets involved with a crime family. Welcomed into it, he followed orders, kept secrets — and swayed history.

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An epic gangster flick directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie deserves all the praise it's already got and then some.

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8. ROMA

An indigenous domestic worker's journey inspires this intimate yet universal portrait of family, memory and love. From Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA follows a year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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The movie is pure spectacle, with gorgeous cinematography and an intimate story that will give you plenty to think about.

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9. Marriage Story

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach directs this incisive and compassionate look at a marriage coming apart and a family staying together. A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

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Marriage Story portrays both sides of a messy separation and features some top-notch acting. It's heartbreaking, but it hurts so good.

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10. Uncut Gems

Starring Adam Sandler at his best, Uncut Gems revolves around a charismatic jeweller pursuing the windfall of a lifetime. Sandler is Howard Ratner: hustler, gambler and jeweller. He's just 1 scheme away from hitting it big – and 1 misstep from losing it all.

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It's a movie about a man willing to risk everything who experiences majestic highs followed by crushing lows. For the audience, it's just as thrilling as you'd expect.

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11. Dolemite Is My Name

In Dolemite Is My Name Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who became a sensation. You know his name. You're about to know his game. It's the true story of a never-was who became the baddest mother there ever was.

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Dolemite Is My Name is a stranger-than-fiction story you need to see to believe, with excellent costumes and brilliant acting. Murphy's charisma is the stuff of dreams.

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12. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Monty Python comedy clan skewers King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they quest far and wide for the Holy Grail.

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Silly and fun, there's a reason this cult British comedy has stood the test of time. Go watch it now or I will taunt you a second time.

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13. Annihilation

Annihilation centres on a biologist who signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. She has lost the love of her life and she wants answers – but nothing can prepare her for the terror that awaits.

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Annihilation is strange, ambitious, clever and visually gorgeous. It will also give you plenty to ponder upon.

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14. Beasts of No Nation

A brutal war took a boy's family. A mercenary commander takes his youth. In this war, the demons come for everyone.

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The first real Netflix Original feature film, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a child soldier in war-torn Africa. It's harrowing viewing and won't leave you with a warm, uplifted feeling inside, but is an incredible story all the same.

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15. Okja

To the girl who raised her, this massive creature is family. And there's no way big business is turning her into food.

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Okja, a large animal, had been Mija's sidekick for 10 years before the Conglomerate, Mirando Corporation, takes Okja and tries to ship the animal off to New York. Mija sets out on a recovery mission to try and bring her great friend back.

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16. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Escaping from poverty to become a witcher, Vesemir slays monsters for coin and glory, but when a new menace rises, he must face the demons of his past.

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An anime origin story set in The Witcher universe, this thrilling action movie centres on Gerald's mentor. If you want to learn more about this fascinating world and its monsters, watch it ASAP.

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17. Mad Max: Fury Road

This iconic post-apocalyptic film, the fourth outing in the Mad Max series, follows the warrior Imperator Furiosa, who forges an alliance with loner Max Rockatansky. Fortified in the massive armoured truck the War Rig, they try to outrun a ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a high-speed chase that will prove deadly.

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If you’re into stunning action flicks with substance, you’ve probably already seen this one. Still, a single viewing isn’t enough to grasp the movie’s ambitious scope, so repeat streams are in order. Mad Max: Fury Road is gorgeous, exhilarating and brilliant. You’ve been warned.

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18. Army of Thieves

A mysterious woman recruits bank teller Ludwig Dieter to lead a group of aspiring thieves on a top-secret heist during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse.

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A prequel to Army of the Dead, this is a stylish heist film. Army of Thieves keeps viewers engaged from start to finish. It's also a whole lot of fun.

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19. Red Notice

An FBI profiler pursuing the world's most wanted art thief becomes his reluctant partner in crime to catch an elusive crook who's always one step ahead.

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With excellent production values and an A-list cast, the movie is incredibly relaxing. Fingers crossed we will get a sequel sometime soon.

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20. tick, tick...BOOM!

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theatre composer, navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

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With a mesmerising performance from Andrew Garfield, the movie is not only a powerful portrait of a great talent, but a celebration of the (often harrowing) creative process. Turns out, being an artist is not always as glamorous as it might seem from the outside.

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21. Passing

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.

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This thought-provoking movie is based on the book of the same name by Nella Larsen. Shot in black and white, Passing is just as nuanced as it is visually arresting.

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22. The Power of the Dog

A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother's new wife and her teen son – until long-hidden secrets come to light.

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With a stellar cast and solid production values, The Power of the Dog is unsettling and thought-provoking. If you like westerns, this one is not to miss.

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23. Back to the Outback

They might look dangerous, but these wildly misunderstood creatures have hearts of gold – and they’re breaking out of captivity on a quest to find home.

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Boasting great animation and dedicated voice performances, Back to the Outback is a treat for viewers regardless of age.

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24. The Lost Daughter

A woman's quiet seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.

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With an impeccable cast and an ambitious narrative, The Lost Daughter can be difficult to follow at times. Be patient and you'll be rewarded with a wonderful film that will stay with you for a long time.

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25. Munich: The Edge of War

A British diplomat travels to Munich in the run-up to World War II, where a former classmate of his from Oxford is also en route, but is working for the German government.

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You probably know how this ends, but that doesn't mean Munich – The Edge of War won't keep you glued to the screen. Quite the opposite.

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26. Don't Look Up

2 astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling towards Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.

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The movie has a top-notch cast and sends an important message. It also sparks conversations, so we can almost guarantee that you'll want to discuss it with your friends as soon as the end credits roll.

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27. The Adam Project

After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.

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Just the right amount of emotion, the movie has an excellent cast, an intriguing story and enough jokes to make you laugh out loud. You won't regret tuning in.

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28. Metal Lords

For teenage misfits Hunter and Kevin, the path to glory is clear: Devote themselves to metal. Win Battle of the Bands. And be worshipped like gods.

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If you're into metal, you'll fall in love with this movie at first sight. If not, Metal Lords is still a sharp teen comedy that will make you chuckle.

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29. Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Houston, Texas, 1969. The triumphant moment of the first moon landing comes to life through the eyes of a boy with intergalactic dreams of his own.

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Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood has powerful visuals and delivers a captivating story, one that will make older viewers nostalgic for old times. If you're in the mood for a magical viewing experience, you can't go wrong with this one.

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30. Hustle (2022)

A basketball scout discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in Spain and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back into the NBA.

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An engaging movie, Hustle will likely appeal to basketball fans. That said, you should add it to your watchlist even if you're not particularly into sport. With enough human drama to balance the basketball talk, the movie is a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours.

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31. The Gray Man

When a shadowy CIA agent uncovers damning agency secrets, he’s hunted across the globe by a sociopathic rogue operative who’s put a bounty on his head.

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Looking for an over-the-top action extravaganza? You just hit the jackpot. With exciting set pieces, fun performances and beautiful locations, The Gray Man doesn't disappoint.

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32. The Sea Beast

When a young girl stows away on the ship of a legendary sea monster hunter, they launch an epic journey into uncharted waters – and make history to boot.

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The Sea Beast is a great choice for fans of the "serious man becomes a reluctant dad figure" trope. An animated gem, this is a sea voyage worth taking.

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33. Look Both Ways

On the night of her college graduation, Natalie's life splits into parallel realities after she takes a pregnancy test. What will life and love bring? As viewers follow both realities, it becomes clear that there isn't only one perfect way to live your life.

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An endearing and sweet film, Look Both Ways will put a big smile on your face.

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34. Do Revenge

A dethroned queen bee at a posh private high school strikes a secret deal with an unassuming new student to exact revenge on each other's enemies.

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Do Revenge is like Mean Girls on steroids. Expect witty one-liners, exciting fashion, plot turns and a whole lot of fun.

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35. Cocaine Bear

Chaos and carnage ensue when a 500-pound black bear discovers – and devours – a discarded shipment of illegal narcotics in a national forest.

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Strap yourself in for a crazy ride as a bear runs wild after snorting discarded packets of cocaine. It's the most bonkers movie you're bound to see in a long time.

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36. All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

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Based on the classic novel by Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front is a stunning adaptation that will stay with you for a long time. It's brutal, effective and necessary.

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37. The Good Nurse

An overburdened ICU nurse leans on her selfless new colleague at work and at home – until a patient's unexpected death casts him in a suspicious light.

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The movie is based on shocking true events. Let that sink in.

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38. Slumberland

Joined by a larger-than-life outlaw, a daring young orphan journeys through a land of dreams to find a precious pearl that will grant her greatest wish.

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If you're looking to escape reality for a while, Slumberland is a captivating choice.

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39. Enola Holmes 2

Enola takes on her first official case as a detective, but to solve the mystery of a missing girl, she'll need help from friends – and brother Sherlock.

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This charming sequel catches up with Sherlock's sister and Enola Holmes 2 meets the high bar set by the original, which is no easy feat.

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40. The Wonder

Haunted by her past, a nurse travels from England to a remote Irish village in 1862 to investigate a young girl's supposedly miraculous fast.

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Based on Emma Donoghue's book, star Florence Pugh is great, the story is fascinating and the atmosphere top-notch. The Wonder will transport you to the past in no time.

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41. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

World-famous detective Benoit Blanc heads to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic crew of friends.

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With a colourful cast of suspects, this gig won't be an easy one. See if you can solve the puzzle before Blanc gets to the bottom of things. You'll have a whole lot of fun along the way.

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42. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

A father's wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child.

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Experience the classic tale in a fresh, dazzling format. A stop-motion animated musical fantasy, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio embraces the story's darkness and delivers stunning cinematography along the way. It's an enchanted adventure best enjoyed on the biggest screen at your disposal.

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43. Pamela, A Love Story

In her own words, through personal video and diaries, Pamela Anderson shares the story of her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal.

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Detailing how Anderson went from small-town girl to international celebrity, Pamela, A Love Story is honest and sweet. It may also make you look at the star in a new light.

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44. True Spirit

Inspired by true events, a tenacious Australian teen Jessica Watson chases her dreams – and faces her fears – as she sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. As she pursues her dream, Watson must face her fears, proving that big accomplishments always require personal sacrifice.

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This movie will have you in awe of the Watson's grit and courage.

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45. Luther: The Fallen Sun

Haunted by an unsolved murder, brilliant but disgraced London police detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer.

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A sequel to the acclaimed British show of the same name, this dark crime thriller is a treat for genre fans.

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46. Bros (2022)

The first romantic comedy from a major studio about 2 gay men that are possibly heading towards love. Bros is a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about finding sex, love and romance amid the madness.

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Bros is a fresh twist on the romantic comedy, and with those behind the film also having worked on the likes of Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Trainwreck, you know you're guaranteed some laughs.

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47. Fair Play

An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a couple's romance to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.

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While labelled as a psychosexual thriller, Fair Play also focuses as much on the hedge fund world it's set in as it does the relationship at the core of the movie. A smart film in the post #MeToo age.

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48. Extraction 2

Back from the brink of death, highly skilled commando Tyler Rake takes on another dangerous mission: saving the imprisoned family of a ruthless gangster.

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As you would expect for a sequel, the action is raised another notch in the movie, including an incredible 21-minute sequence done in 1 shot. Strap yourself in for another thrill ride.

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49. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

In this hilarious and heartwarming story, Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, sets out on a sweeping, emotional journey to reclaim what he thought was lost and discover the family he never knew he had.

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This is a heartwarming stop motion movie and guaranteed you'll be feeling all the feels by the end.

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50. M3GAN

When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her niece, Cady, she's unprepared and decides to pair her M3GAN prototype, a life-like doll, with Cady, a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.

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If you want a solid dose of science-fiction and horror, then this is for you. Besides, creepy dolls are always bound to give you the shivers.

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