All the films you didn’t realise are on Netflix to binge in isolation: From Space Jam to Coming to America

So much choice (Picture: Netflix/Rex)

While we continue to binge our way through Netflix as we self isolate at home while in lockdown, you may find yourselves running out of ideas of what to watch.

But never fret, as there is plenty of movies waiting for you on the streaming service that you may not have realised are even available to watch.

The official Netflix UK Twitter account recently shared a long list of movies that are available on the platform in the UK – and there’s many offerings from over the years that some may have forgotten about.

From 20th century classics to some more recent offerings across many different genres with renowned actors, there is something for everyone.

With that in mind, we have decided to take a closer look at some of our most essential picks from the list that we think you should stream.

An A to Z of films you might not have realised were on Netflix:
Annihilation (2018)
Boyz in the Hood (1991)
Coming to America (1988)
Dunkirk (2017)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Fighting with my Family (2019)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 28, 2020

Coming To America (1988)

Eddie Murphy stars as Prince Akeem (Picture: Paramount/Rex)

Starring Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem of the fictional African nation Zamunda, who heads to the United States as a normal working-class man in search of a woman to marry.

And if you hadn’t already heard the news, a long awaited sequel, titled Coming 2 America is also in the works.

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

Boyz N The Hood stars Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne (Picture: Colombia/Rex)

Cuba Gooding Jr, Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne star in this coming-of-age film, which sees teenager Tre Styles (Cuba) sent to live with his father Furious Styles (Laurence) in South Central Los Angeles, an area notorious for its gang culture.

True Romance (1993)

A romantic crime classic (Picture: Warner Bros/Rex)

A romantic crime film starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette as Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman – a couple happily in love, but also on the run from the Mafia after stealing a shipment of drugs from Alabama’s former pimp.

Space Jam (1996)

Michael Jordan stars with the Looney Tunes in Space Jam (Picture: Moviestore/Rex)

A 90s classic which fuses both live action and animation, with appearances from many iconic Looney Tunes characters. Starring basketball player Michael Jordan, the film presents a fictionalised account of what happened inbetween his retirement in 1992 to his comeback in 1995, with the Looney Tunes enlisting him for a basketball game between the evil Monstars.

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Ocean’s Eleven kicked off the Ocean’s franchise (Picture: Moviestore/Rex)

The first film in the Ocean’s franchise focuses on friends Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) who plan a heist of $150 million from casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) – who just so happens to be the partner of Danny’s ex-wife Tess (Julia Roberts).

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

A classic anime film (Picture: Studio Ghibli)

This Japanese anime film focuses on teenager Sophie, who works in her late father’s hat shop. One day, she is turned into an old woman by a witch who curses her. Attempting to break the curse, Sophie leaves home and finds herself in a mysterious castle, where she meets a wizard named Howl.

Yes Man (2008)

Jim Carrey stars in Yes Man (Picture: Warner Bros/Rex)

A feelgood comedy starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel. Bank loan officer Carl Allen (Jim) has been left feeling lonely since his divorce – but then a self-help guru comes along, urging him to say ‘yes’ to everything that comes his way for a year.

The Martian (2015)

Matt Damon stars as an astroanut in The Martian (Picture: 20th Century Fox/Rex)

Starring Matt Damon as an astronaut who is presumed dead after a dust storm struggle to survive on Mars, as he attempts to send a message to Earth to bring him back home.

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place is an eerie horror film (Picture: Paramount/Rex)

This eerie horror film, which stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, takes a look at one close family in a post-apocalyptic world who live in constant fear of making any sound that would attract alien creatures from making an appearance.

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If that wasn’t enough, Netflix has also added a whole host of other exciting movies to the service for May – including Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life (1983), Labyrinth (1986) and The Rugrats Movie (1998), as well as new seasons for many TV series.

If this doesn’t help to keep you occupied, then we don’t know what will.

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