Best movies to watch on Netflix in India ( April 2022)

Best movies to watch on Netflix in India

Netflix is probably the best film streaming service out there. But, the list of movies on Netflix India might seem limited or at least somewhat different from other countries. This is simply not true. What is happening is that Netflix is really overwhelming: it’s not the lack of options, it’s too many of them – something called the paradox of choice: the more you have to choose from, the harder it is to choose.

As you’re reading through our list, you’ll understand that there is no shortage of great movies available to viewers in India. Each of the entries on this list is a highly rated, little known movie that was handpicked by our staff of movie enthusiasts. This page is also frequently updated so you never run out of great movies to watch. So without further ado, please meet our countdown of the best movies for Netflix India. You can browse all of our suggestions here.

Bes Netflix hindi movies to watch in 2021 in India

TitleGenreRelease dateLength
Jamtara: Sabka Number AyegaCrime drama10-Jan-2023–49 minutes
What The Love! with Karan JoharDating reality30-Jan-2044–49 minutes
Taj Mahal 1989Rom-com14-Feb-2031–36 minutes
SheCrime drama20-Mar-2031–43 minutes
HasmukhCrime drama17-Apr-2028–39 minutes
BetaalHorror24-May-2045–49 minutes
Masaba MasabaDrama28-Aug-2025–34 minutes
MismatchedRom-com20-Nov-2029–35 minutes
The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood WivesReality27-Nov-2032–44 minutes
Bhaag Beanie BhaagRom-com04-Dec-2026–32 minutes

The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)

This fun comedy-drama is about a New York playwright called Radha who never hit big. When she turns 40, she decides to reinvent herself as RadhaMUSPrime, a rapper.

And it’s all a personal affair: Radha Blank plays the main character (named after herself) and is also the writer, director, and producer.

The story is about rap and theater, but being so connected to reality, it feels like it’s about Blank making the movie itself. Its very existence feels like a triumph against the pressure of age, the misunderstanding of others, and the weight of unreached goals.Our staff rating: 8.2/10Genre: Comedy, Drama, MusicActor: Antonio Ortiz, Ashlee Brian, Haskiri Velazquez, Imani Lewis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Oswin Benjamin, Peter Kim, Peter Y. Kim, Radha Blank, Reed Birney, Stacey Sargeant, T.J. Atoms, Welker WhiteDirector: Radha BlankRating: RGo to Netflix India

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My Happy Family (2017)

This movie is a dramatic masterpiece and a tribute to loving middle-aged women everywhere. It is unparalleled in the way it portrays its characters and the subtlety with which it tells their stories. The events are centered around a 52-year-old Georgian woman who decides to leave her family home and live alone without much of a notice. She trades chaos and domestic disputes for solitude, and the prospect of sad old age for an opportunity to build a new life for herself. In other words, she trades being the secondary character to her mother, husband, and children, to being the hero of her own story. A genuine and beautiful film. If like me you grew up with a mother who sacrificed everything for you, this will hit very close to home.

Our staff rating: 8.3/10Genre: DramaActor: Berta Khapava, Dimitri Oragvelidze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Giorgi Tabidze, Goven Cheishvili, Ia Shugliashvili, Mariam Bokeria, Merab Ninidze, Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross, Tsisia QumsishviliDirector: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon GroßRating: N/AGo to Netflix India

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The Bleeding Edge

The 400 billion (!) dollar industry of medical devices is director Kirby Dick’s latest fascination (Oscar winner Twist of Faith, Oscar nominated The Invisible War). This is one of those documentaries that will raise your awareness about a topic from 0 to I-should-do-something, as the number of victims and the negative impacts these devices are having are astounding. Of course, just like with any other careless American industries, greed, money, and lobbying are the culprits. This is an important watch that will probably come in very handy when you or a close one needs a medical device.

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Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Studio Ghibli has brought us moving, remarkable animated films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. One of Studio Ghibli’s most overlooked movies is Yoshifumi Kondou’s Whisper of the Heart, which finds magic in the ordinary every day. Shizuku is a young girl with great aspirations to become a writer—the only thing stopping her is herself. When she comes across a curious antique shop, she befriends a mysterious boy and his grandfather, who are just the push she needs to look inward and discover her own artistic capabilities.

If you have ever wanted to create something bigger and better than yourself—a story, a song, a poem, a painting, a work of art—then Whisper of the Heart will excite you, will call to you, will remind you to answer your heart’s calling.Our staff rating: 8.3/10Genre: Animation, Drama, FamilyActor: Issey Takahashi, Kazuo Takahashi, Keiju Kobayashi, Maiko Kayama, Mayumi Iizuka, Minami Takayama, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Shiro Kishibe, Takashi Tachibana, Toshio Suzuki, Yoko Honna, Yorie Yamashita, Yoshifumi Kondo, Yoshimi NakajimaDirector: Yoshifumi Kondô, Yoshifumi KondouRating: GGo to Netflix India

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Diego Maradona (2019)

Asif Kapadia, the genius of biopics who gave us Senna, is back with this documentary on an even bigger sports personality: Argentinian soccer player Diego Armando Maradona. Considered as possibly the best soccer player of all time, Maradona’s footage on the pitch is pure wizardry, and you’ll feel that way whether you are a soccer fan or not. But that’s not the focus of this documentary. What happens outside the pitch is more interesting: from Maradona’s modest beginnings to the passionate hatred (and love) that entire countries develop of him. And it doesn’t make his story less interesting that during his time in Naples he was affiliated with the mafia.

This is an excellent documentary that distills 500 hours of footage into 2, giving you all you need to know about a character who captured the imagination of a big part of the world for decades. Our staff rating: 8.4/10Genre: DocumentaryActor: Ciro Ferrara, Claudia Villafane, Corrado Ferlaino, Dalma Maradona, Diego Armando Maradona, Diego Maradona, Gonzalo Bonadeo, Maria Rosa Maradona, PeleDirector: Asif KapadiaRating: TV-14, TV-MAGo to Netflix India

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Athlete A

This groundbreaking documentary follows the USA Olympics sexual abuse case that made headlines in 2015. Through interviews with Olympians, their families, and investigative reporters, it’s also a documentary on the overall culture of abuse in gymnastics: sexual, physical, and emotional.

In one scene from the 1996 Olympics, gold medalist Kerri Strug has to run, vault, and land – all with a severe foot injury that was covered up by her coaches. She does this twice, limping between attempts and crawling off the mat on the second, crying. Meanwhile, her family, her coaches, the spectators – the World – is celebrating.

When she’s carried off, it’s Larry Nassar, the pedophile at the center of the documentary, who carries her.

Athlete A is groundbreaking exactly because it illustrates that the problem is not only with one doctor, or the 54 coaches who were also found guilty of sexual abuse, or the morally bankrupt leadership of USA Gymastics; it’s also about what went so wrong with society to see the abuse of young girls as cause for celebration.Our staff rating: 8.4/10Genre: DocumentaryActor: Gina Nichols, Jen Sey, John Nichols, Maggie NicholsDirector: Bonni Cohen, Jon ShenkRating: PG-13

List of original movies from India in 2022
TitleGenreRelease dateLanguage
Yeh BalletDrama21-Feb-20Hindi
Mrs. Serial KillerCrime thriller01-May-20Hindi
Choked: Paisa Bolta HaiDrama05-Jun-20Hindi
Raat Akeli HaiCrime drama31-Jul-20Hindi
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil GirlBiopic12-Aug-20Hindi
Class of ‘83Crime drama21-Aug-20Hindi
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte SitareDrama18-Sep-20Hindi
Serious MenSatirical comedy-drama02-Oct-20Hindi
Ginny Weds SunnyRom-com09-Oct-20Hindi
Kaali KhuhiHorror30-Oct-20Hindi
LudoCrime comedy12-Nov-20Hindi
Paava KadhaigalAnthology drama18-Dec-20Tamil
AK vs AKCrime comedy24-Dec-20Hindi
List of original comedy specials from India in 2021
TitleGenreRelease dateLanguage
Vir Das: For IndiaStand-up26-Jan-20English
Amit Tandon: Family TandonciesStand-up28-Feb-20Hindi
Ladies UpStand-up27-Mar-20English/ Hindi
Yours Sincerely, Kanan GillStand-up24-Apr-20English
Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the RoomStand-up29-May-20English