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Best English movies to watch on Netflix

From fantasy adventures to gritty courtroom trial, Netflix offers some of the most intriguing content. From Damsel The Kitchen, here are some of the best English movies to watch on Netflix

Best English movies to watch on Netflix

English movies on Netflix - Ticket to Paradise, Damsel and Irish Wish

Last Updated: 06.19 PM, Apr 23, 2024


Netflix is the go-to OTT platform for most of the ardent movie buffs who are always on the lookout for the latest and popular films online. The streaming giant keeps updating its library with exciting and varied content, ensuring that there’s something to suit everyone’s interest. From fantasy adventures such as Damsel to mushy romantic movies like Irish Wish, Netflix has some of the most intriguing content in the streaming world. Not just in terms of the genre, Netflix offers a wide range of content in various languages too - from English and French to Korean and desi languages.

On that note, we bring you a list of the best English movies to watch on Netflix, that are also available for streaming on OTTplay Premium.

Top English movies to watch on Netflix now

Damsel (2024)

Director - Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Cast - Millie Bobby Brown, Ray Winstone, Angela Bassett


Damsel is a dark fantasy movie that follows the ordeal of Elodie (Millie Bobby Brown), who is married off to a charming prince. But her fairy tale takes a sinister turn when she realises that she is being offered as scarifice to a dreaded dragon. Though this damsel is in distress, there is no knight in shining armour to save her (not that she wants one) and she relies on her wits and courage to fight her way out.

The Kitchen (2024)

Directors - Kibwe Tavares, Daniel Kaluuya

Cast - Kane Robinson, Jedaiah Bannerman, Ian Wright 

This hard-hitting film follows Izi who is forced to rethink his priorities after the orphaned Benji enters his life and his 'home' in The Kitchen, a pathetic housing estate. Set in the dystopian future in London, the film showcases the stark contrast between the super-rich and poor. British actor Kane Robinson essays the role of Izi, while Jedaiah Bannerman plays Benji.

Irish Wish (2024)

Director - Janeen Damian

Cast - Lindsay Lohan, Ed Speleers, Alexander Vlahos

Lindsay Lohan returns to the rom-com genre with Irish Wish, wherein she plays book editor Maddie Kelly whose best friend is set to marry the man of her dreams in Ireland. Then in a magical twist of fate, she finds herself to be the bride. But now that she is getting what she dreamed of, will she be happy or does her heart yearn for someone else?

Shirley (2024)

Director - John Ridley

Cast - Regina King, Lance Reddick

This biographical film portrays the inspiring story of Shirley Chisholm as she created history in 1972 by becoming the first Black woman to run for the US President. Regina King stars as Shirley Chisholm, who was also the first Black woman to be elected to the US Congress. This movie tracks her trail-blazing journey and her campaign that broke several barriers.

Love at First Sight (2023)

Director - Vanessa Caswill

Cast - Haley Lu Richardson, Ben Hardy

Hadley and Oliver first meet at the airport and find themselves falling for each other during the flight to London. They decide to keep in touch, but fate has other plans. The film follows the couple as they try to find each other again, reconnect, and maybe start their happily ever after. The rom-com stars Ben Hardy and Haley Lu Richardson, who had also featured in The White Lotus Season 2.

The Equalizer 3 (2023)

Director - Antoine Fuqua

Cast - Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, and Eugenio Mastrandrea

In The Equalizer 3, Denzel Washington returns as the retired US Marine special agent Robert McCall who sets out to rescue his friends who are harassed by a notorious crime syndicate in a small Italian town. This action-packed movie, which is the third installment of the popular The Equalizer trilogy, also features Dakota Fanning, and Eugenio Mastrandrea in supportive roles.

Ticket to Paradise (2022)

Director - Ol Parker

Cast - George Clooney, Julia Roberts

As their daughter is set to marry an Indonesian man she just met in Bali, a divorced couple join hands to thwart the wedding as they do not want her to repeat the same mistake they had made. It is a delight to watch George Clooney and Julia Roberts share the screen in this rom-com that makes a strong pitch for second chances.

Don't Worry Darling (2022)

Director - Olivia Wilde

Cast - Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde

A psychological thriller set in the 1950s, Don't Worry Darling follows the predicament of a housewife, who finds cracks in her perfectly happy community after she dares to raise some unsolicited questions. Florence Pugh stars as the housewife Alice, whose finds the reality of her setting getting altered as she dares to seek answers.

Elvis (2022)

Director - Baz Luhrmann

Cast - Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge

This biographical musical film chronicles the life of iconic singer Elvis Presley, renowned as the King of Rock and Roll.  Austin Butler portrays Elvis, while Tom Hanks plays his manager Parker in the movie that depicts the legendary singer’s career and the complex relationship between the two.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Director - Aaron Sorkin

Cast - Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Alex Sharp

The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the events that unfolded in 1968 after a peaceful agitation turned violent, resulting in clashes with the cops. Seven of the protesters are arrested and charged with the attempt to incite a riot and face one of the most infamous trials.

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