Top 10 Best Netflix Original Movies in Malaysia 2022

It’s safe to say that almost everyone uses Netflix to watch their favourite moves while unwinding after a long day at work or just chilling out with your loved ones on the weekend. The platform has a number of movies that span across different genres to suit your individual preferences. 

Netflix contains a selection of movies that they acquire exclusive streaming rights to for our viewing pleasure. However, Netflix also has movies that are made by the company’s own producing team as well and they have been faring well in the box office and have earned quite a few prestigious awards. With that said, here are the 10 best Netflix original movies in Malaysia. 

How do you choose a Netflix movie to watch? 

Yes, indeed it can be overwhelming to choose a movie to watch on Netflix as the choices seem to be endless. A good tip that you can use in order to narrow down your options is to select the type of genre of movie you feel like watching and you will have a collection of movies to choose from easily. 

How much content does Netflix have on average? 

On an average rate, Netflix contains around 15,000 titles of content in their library. However, some of the contents rotate and shift out to make room for other content so it is best to watch all your favourite movies before they are removed out of rotation. 

10 Best Netflix Original Movies in Malaysia

1. The Power of the Dog

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie

Release date: 11 November 2021

Genre: Western, Drama

This movie contains a star-studded cast that is set in the western era. The Power Of The Dog follows the story of a rancher in Montana and his brother that has brought along his new wife and son to meet him. However, unexpected events soon to occur and things begin to unravel. This movie received 12 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards with Jane Campion winning the award for Best Director. 

2. The Irishman

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel

Release date: 27 November 2019

Genre: Crime, Drama

Based on the non-fiction novel, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, this movie follows a truck driver named Frank Sheeran in the 1950s. He gets involved with mobster, Russell Buffalino and his crime family and slowly becomes a top hit man. He then goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa, a Teamster member that is tied to organized crime. If you’re a fan of The Godfather, you will definitely want to watch this film. 

3. To All The Boys I Loved Before

Directed by: Susan Johnson

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard, John Corbett

Release date: 17 August 2018

Genre: Romance, Comedy

This movie franchise is based on a best selling young adult novel that centres on the main character, Lara Jean. Lara had written secret love letters to her five crushes and she had kept them stashed away. Things take a turn for the worse when those love letters have been sent to all 5 of her crushes. This romantic comedy has gained a loyal fanbase that prompted the creators to continue the movie trilogy which you can follow.

4. Things Heard & Seen

Directed by: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer, Rhea Seehorn, Karen Allen

Release date: 29 April 2021

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Things Heard & Seen is an adaptation of the novel, All Things Cease To Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. This thriller tells the tale of a young couple that have moved upstate to start a better life for themselves. As the couple begins to settle into their new home and environment, the wife, Catherine Clare suspects that there are supernatural entities that are surrounded within the walls of her abode.

5. Army Of The Dead

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahunt

Release date: 21 May 2021

Genre: Horror, Action

Directed by Zack Snyder, this heist movie observes a group of mercenaries that are hired by a casino owner to retrieve 200$ million from his casino vault in Las Vegas. Only problem is Las Vegas has been sealed shut due to a zombie outbreak that has surrounded the city. Will they be able to make it out alive and pull off the heist of the century?


Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero

Release date: 21 November 2018

Genre: Drama

This award winning foreign language film discusses the issues of social and class inequalities that were taking place in Mexico in the 1970s. The movie follows the life of Cleo who is a domestic worker who is taking care of the 4 children of Antonio and Sofia. Complications ensue when Antonio decides to run away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she is pregnant. This movie won Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Award, making it the first Mexican movie entry to win the award.

7. The House

Directed by: Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Paloma Baeza, Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Starring: Mia Goth, Helena Bonham Carter, Jarvis Cocker, Susan Wokoma, Mark Heap, Matthew Goode

Release date: 14 January 2022

Genre: Horror, Animation

The House is a stop motion animated anthology movie that tells the history of a house through three different stories that span across three different worlds, characters and eras. The movie has a variant of storytelling styles that will intrigue and interest your mind as you watch the stories unravel. If you are someone who loves stop motion animation and deep stories, you might want to watch this film.

8. Lost Girls

Directed by: Liz Garbus

Starring: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Lola Kirke, Oona Laurence, Dean Winters, Miriam Shor, Reed Birney, Kevin Corrigan, Gabriel Byrne.

Release date: 28 January 2020

Genre: Drama, Mystery

In Lost Girls, a desperate mother decides to take things into her own hands and start a personal investigation to find her missing daughter after law enforcement failed to do so. The investigation leads police to uncover a trail of unsolved murders that are connected to each other and reveal to be the work of a serial killer. This movie is also based on a true story.

9. Yes Day

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Jenna Ortega, Edgar Ramírez, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Tracie Thoms

Release date: 12 March 2021

Genre: Comedy

This movie stars Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez as a mom and dad that constantly say no to their children a lot. After feeling that their no saying has taken a toll on their lives, the couple decide to have a yes day, in which for 24 hours, they have to say yes to all their three childrens’ requests, no matter how wild or weird the requests are. This is a great movie to watch as a family together as it is both funny and dramatic.

10. The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

Directed by: Michael Rianda

Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Rianda, Eric André, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Griffin, Conan O’Brien, Doug the Pug

Release date: 30 April 2021

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Animation

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines is a computer animated movie that has both comedy and science fiction elements in it. This movie treads the path of the dysfunctional Mitchell family as they put a pause on their family road trip due to a robot attack that has occured. They must now find a way to save their planet from this apocalypse as they become humanity’s last chance of hope. 

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