With so many movies and TV series released every year, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to watch. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 5 movies and TV series that have received rave reviews from both critics and audiences. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the list.
1. Parasite (2019)
Parasite, a South Korean movie directed by Bong Joon-ho, made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars. The movie follows a poor family who cons their way into working for a wealthy family, only to discover some dark secrets. Critics have praised Parasite for its sharp commentary on social inequality, as well as its breathtaking cinematography and superb acting performances.
2. The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
The Queen’s Gambit, a mini-series on Netflix, has taken the world by storm with its gripping storyline and stunning visuals. The series follows the life of a young orphan girl who discovers she has a talent for playing chess and sets out to become a world champion. Critics have praised the series for its excellent performances, particularly that of Anya Taylor-Joy who plays the lead role, and its attention to detail in accurately portraying the world of competitive chess.
3. Hamilton (2020)
Hamilton, a musical film on Disney+, is a recorded version of the hit Broadway show that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. The film has received universal acclaim for its inventive storytelling, catchy songs, and outstanding performances by its cast. The film has been praised for its diverse casting choices, as well as its portrayal of a historical figure in a modern and accessible way.
4. The Irishman (2019)
The Irishman, a Netflix original movie directed by Martin Scorsese, reunites the legendary director with his frequent collaborators Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. The movie follows the life of a mob hitman as he reflects on his life and career. Critics have praised the movie for its excellent direction, superb acting, and its exploration of themes such as loyalty, aging, and regret.
5. Stranger Things (2016- )
Stranger Things, a science fiction-horror series on Netflix, has become a cultural phenomenon since its release in 2016. The series is set in the 1980s and follows a group of friends as they try to uncover the mystery of the disappearance of one of their own. Critics have praised the series for its excellent portrayal of nostalgia, as well as its great writing, acting, and visual effects.
That concludes our list of the top 5 movies and TV series that have received critical acclaim. We hope this list will help you decide what to watch next and that you will enjoy these movies and series as much as we did.