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These are 2023's 10 best Netflix films according to viewers

These are 2023's 10 best Netflix films according to viewers

How many have you seen?

Long gone are the days where you'd struggle to find something to watch on Netflix.

Now, the streaming platform is full to the brim with films and TV shows spanning all kinds of genres and countries.

As we hurtle towards 2024, we're starting to make the obligatory end-of-year lists - and that includes the best films that landed on Netflix this year.

The list was cherry-picked by viewers part of the Netflix Bangers Facebook group - and if you haven't already seen all of these, you'll want to put them on your to-watch list immediately.

In no particular order, these are the top 10 films released on Netflix this year - chosen by viewers themselves.

Extraction 2

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth returned as Tyler Rake in the sequel to Netflix's action film Extraction, which was released in 2020.

With Extraction 2 out in June this year, fans have loved the return of the black ops mercenary character Rake, who, as the synopsis teases, "barely survived the events of the first movie", and this time around is "tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held".

Pain Hustlers

In Pain Hustlers, Emily Blunt plays Liza, a "broke but ambitious single mom" who snags a job in pharmaceutical sales, the synopsis says.

It soon turns into a gripping crime thriller, with Blunt inadvertently falling into a dangerous racketeering scheme alongside Chris Evans' character, Pete.

The Deepest Breath

If documentaries are more your speed, you'll want to check out The Deepest Breath, which delves into the dangerous world of freediving.

The film’s synopsis reads: “A champion and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another.

"Despite different paths taken, they meet at the pinnacle of the free-diving world, experiencing the thrilling rewards and inescapable risks of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean.”

The Mother

Jennifer Lopez really can do it all, taking the lead in massive Netflix film The Mother this year.

She stars alongside Joseph Fiennes and Gael García Bernal in this action-packed thriller, with the film's synopsis reading: "A military-trained assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she's never met from ruthless criminals gunning for revenge."


Netflix has been investing in films from all over the world, and a particular success story from 2023 was Spanish movie Nowhere.

This dystopian film will have you on the edge of your seat, following a pregnant woman "trapped in a shipping container" floating at sea, the synopsis says, as she "tries to survive after fleeing a devastated totalitarian country".

A Man Called Otto

Netflix hasn't been short of big names this year - even picking up the Tom Hanks-led movie, A Man Called Otto.

It's based on the bestselling Swedish book, A Man Called Ove, and the synopsis says it follows a "cranky retiree" who's plotting his own demise - until a "lively young family bursts into his life".



Based on an unbelievable true story - and with a killer cast of Annette Bening and Jodie Foster - Nyad puts the spotlight on athlete Diana Nyad, and is from the directors of Free Solo.

At 60 years old, she sets out to achieve something almost unimaginable: swimming from Cuba to Florida across over 100 miles of ocean.

Race to the Summit


There seems to be no stopping our appetite for documentaries about extreme feats, as Race to the Summit makes the top 10 for this year.

It follows alpine climbers Ueli Steck and Dani Arnold, who enter into "a death-defying rivalry to set speed records on the Swiss Alps' great north faces", the synopsis says.


If you want a good old-fashioned action thriller, look no further than Plane, starring Gerard Butler.

Butler plays pilot Brodie, who is forced to make a risky landing on a war-torn island - and as you can probably imagine, Brodie and the passengers find themselves in a whole lot more trouble from there.



In 2022 Indian movie RRR took the world by storm, and it would seem like Netflix are now backing even more films from the country.

The best pick from this year would seem to be action thriller Jawan.

The film's synopsis reads: "A prison warden recruits inmates to commit outrageous crimes that shed light on corruption and injustice - and that lead him to an unexpected reunion."

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