Best Movies on Netflix NZ

Last updated: August 5, 2020


Netflix is without a shadow of a doubt, assumed as the world’s leading streaming service. When you have a subscription to Netflix, you do not have to look for any other option. All you have to do is to log in to your existing Netflix account and begin streaming your favorite movie or TV show right off the bat.

Similar to Netflix US and other regions, you can find some of the best movies on Netflix NZ while residing in New Zealand.  If you want to know what movies are on Netflix NZ, continue reading this extensive guide.

51 Best Movies on Netflix NZ

Netflix is one of the best streaming services that exist in 190+ countries worldwide. The famous entertainment hub offers its services in all the major countries, including New Zealand. If we talk about Netflix NZ content library, you can access numerous popular movies apart from TV shows in no time.

Here are all the best movies you can watch on Netflix New Zealand right now:

1. Fatal Affair

Cast: Nia Long, Omar Epps, Stephen Bishop, and more.

Release Date: July 16, 2020

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Fatal Affair is a psychological thriller film originally produced by Netflix. The story of this movie revolves around a woman who tries to save her marriage after having a brief encounter with her ex-lover.

2. The Kissing Booth 2

Cast: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, and more.

Release Date: July 24, 2020

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Kissing Booth 2 is a romantic comedy film that depicts how a long-distance relationship shapes up between a university starter and a senior high school student. The movie takes an upside turn when a girl starts feeling for a new classmate.

Similarly, the hero of the film gets close to another beautiful college girl and makes the movie extremely interesting.

3. The Old Guard

Cast: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, and more… 

Release Date: July 10, 2020

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The Old Guard is a must-watch film for kiwi viewers who like movies based on action, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy genres. In this movie, you will witness the story of a covert group led by a warrior.

Surprisingly when a team is finally selected for an emergency mission, the extraordinary abilities of members are exposed. At this point, the leader, alongside the newest soldier, takes up the challenge of uniting and training the other members of the group.

4. The Last Days of American Crime

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Michael Pitt, Anna Brewster, and more

Release Date: June 05, 2020

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The Last Days of American Crime is a typical film that shows how a group of individuals take revenge from the system. Furthermore, you will see the biggest robbery of the century conducted by a team of criminals in the movie.

5. Desperados

Cast: Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, Lamorne Morris, and more… 

Release Date: July 03, 2020

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This romantic comedy film shows the story of a panicked young woman. The heroine, along with her two best friends, travels to Mexico to delete a ranting email, which she has sent to her new boyfriend. If you prefer to watch a light comedy movie, then this film is a must.

6. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, and more. 

Release Date: June 26, 2020

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This comedy film is undoubtedly a treat to watch for all music lovers. The film has portrayed the story of two aspiring musicians who finally get a chance to showcase their talent in the world’s biggest song competition.

7. Nobody Knows I’m here

Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, and more

Release Date: June 24, 2020

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Nobody Knows I’m here is a film that unveils the story of an introvert person. The person is a former child singer but does not continue his passion anymore. However, when a girl enters his life, he starts taking interest in singing once again.

8. Athlete A

Cast: Maggie Nichols, Gina Nichols, John Nichols, and more

Release Date: June 24, 2020

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If you wish to watch a documentary based on the crime genre, then you should watch Athlete A. The documentary is related to the real-life stories of different gymnasts, including Maggie Nichols, who have experienced sexual abuse from Dr. Larry Nassar.

9. Feel the Beat

Cast:  Sofia Carson, Pamela MacDonald, Sonia Laplante, and more

Release Date: June 19, 2020

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Feel the Beat is an American comedy-drama film that depicts the story of a struggling female dancer. When she does not get success on Broadway, she has to move back to her hometown, where she is reluctantly recruited by her former dance teacher to train a group of aspiring dancers for the competition.

10. Lost Bullet

Cast:  Stéfi Celma, Alban Lenoir, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and more…

Release Date: June 19, 2020

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This crime-related film shows the story of a police mechanic who is accused of killing his mentor. He has to prove his innocence, and finally, he is able to discover a bullet from the crime scene that declares him innocent. Interestingly, a group of police offers was involved in the murder of a mentor.

11. A Whisker Away

Cast: Natsuki Hanae, Hiroaki Ogi, Mirai Shida, and more 

Release Date: June 18, 2020

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This film is a must-watch film for all the anime lovers who are residing in New Zealand. The movie highlights the story of a girl who transforms herself into a cat to impress her boyfriend. However, she does not convince him initially as her lover cannot understand her intentions correctly.

12. Da 5 Bloods

Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, and more 

Release Date: June 12, 2020

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Da 5 Bloods is an action-packed thriller movie enough to fulfill your streaming desires. There are four (4) African-Americans traveling to Vietnam to find the remains of their deceased squad leader. Besides, they are interested in exploring the buried treasure as well.

13. The Lovebirds

Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, and more… 

Release Date: May 22, 2020

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The Kiwi streaming fans should watch this compelling romantic comedy movie that highlights the story of a couple who find themselves in an awkward position. They are accused of a murder, and they take every possible step to clear their names from the investigation.

There is no harm in watching this movie to know if the murder mystery is solved or not.

14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Cast:  Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, and more

Release Date: May 12, 2020

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend is a new interactive special produced by Netflix. The story of the movie is based on the famous Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series. The heroine Kimmy who is getting married, takes help from the viewers to uncover the mischievous plans of Reverend. This film is a perfect example of interactive storytelling.

15. All Day and a Night

Cast: Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Isaiah John, and more

Release Date: May 01, 2020

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When you commit homicide, then you have to face its consequences. This film exactly follows the same concept and shows how a man, along with his father, has to spend the crucial part of his life behind bars.

16. Mrs. Serial Killer

Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Raina, and more

Release Date: May 01, 2020

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If you do not know what’s on Netflix movies, you have arrived at the right place. You can watch Mrs. Serial Killer, a film that is based on genres like suspense, mystery, and thriller. The story plot of this movie revolves around a doctor who is accused of serial killing and sent to prison.

However, his wife does not sit still and commits a copycat crime to prove his husband’s innocence. The film is dubbed in the Hindi language and suitable for Indian expats who are residing in New Zealand.

17. The Wrong Missy

Cast: David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, and more

Release Date: May 13, 2020

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This movie highlights the mistake of a person who meets his dream girl and starts developing the relationship via text messages. When he invites her to his company’s corporate function on an island resort, a past blind date unexpectedly shows up, which means he has been sending the text messages to a wrong woman.

18. Dangerous Lies

Cast:  Nick Purcha, Joe Costa, Camila Mendes, and more

Release Date: April 30, 2020

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This movie is based on different genres like drama, suspense, and mystery that allows Kiwi fans to accomplish their streaming desires to a certain extent. The film’s story revolves around a caretaker who has been named by a deceased elderly man as his sole heir. However, she and her husband start thinking if the death of her wealthy patient was planned murder or something else.

19. Extraction

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, and more

Release Date: April 24, 2020

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Extraction is one of the best movies on Netflix NZ. It is an action-oriented film originally produced by Netflix. In this movie, a black market mercenary has to fight with underworld weapon dealers and drug traffickers both. Moreover, he is given the task of rescuing the kidnapped son of an international criminal.

20. The Willoughbys

Cast:  Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, and more

Release Date: April 22, 2020

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If you are an animated fan, then The Willoughbys is another decent choice. Interestingly, you can watch this amazing film with your loved ones. This movie portrays the story of four neglected siblings who try to find the meaning of a family by embarking on their own high-flying adventure along with their nanny.

21. Love Wedding Repeat

Cast:  Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, Freida Pinto, and more

Release Date: April 10, 2020

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Love Wedding Repeat is a romantic comedy film in which the main character has to deal with his angry ex-girlfriend during his sister’s wedding. Besides, he has to accommodate uninvited guests alongside misplaced sleep sedatives as well on the same day.

22. The Decline

Cast:  Guillaume Laurin, Marie-Evelyne Lessard, Réal Bossé, and more…

Release Date: March 27, 2020

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The Decline is a film based on an unexpected calamity. A family man attends a training program, which is focused on survivalism primarily. But, a fatal accident during a remote training program creates chaos, and the efforts of all the participants go in vain.

The movie basically portrays a psyche of human nature when facing an emergency or tough situation. The Decline is nothing less than a near-perfect thriller by any stretch of the imagination.

23. Uncorked

Cast:  Courtney B. Vance, Lashun Pollard, Michael Mobley, and more…

Release Date: March 27, 2020

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The movie unveils the story of a person who wants to become a master sommelier due to his love for Wine. Furthermore, he enrolls in a course to achieve his objective. But, his father has other expectations from him as he needs his support in their family business.

However, he finds his life at crossroads since he is unable to cope up with the challenges of a new relationship and school both.

24. The Occupant (Hogar)

Cast:  Javier Gutiérrez, Mario Casas, Bruna Cusí, and more

Release Date: March 25, 2020

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The Occupant (Hogar) will inspire fans who love watching films based on suspense and mystery genres on their screens. When an unemployed executive leaves his apartment forcefully, he tries to take revenge from a family who resides now in his former home. Hence, he starts stalking the family to recover his lost life at any cost.

25. Ultras

Cast:  Aniello Arena, Ciro Nacca, Antonia Truppo, and more

Release Date: March 20, 2020

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Ultras is an action movie that follows the story of the Apache Ultras group’s leader. Surprisingly, the leader is not allowed to enter his second home stadium. As he has spent his whole life at the stadium, he realizes the importance of normal life in the form of family.

However, a turning point comes in his life when a young boy seeks his help as a mentor. Overall, Ultras is a contrasting story of friendship, faith, and love that will surely impress fans in New Zealand.

26. Lost Girls

Cast: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne, and more

Release Date: March 13, 2020

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Lost Girl is another film produced by Netflix. The film describes the struggles of a mother whose daughter is missing. Aside from these two important characters, you would see another character of a serial killer, who is the main villain and a real bone of contention.

27. Spenser Confidential

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, and more

Release Date: March 06, 2020

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Spenser Confidential is a multi-genre film originally produced by Netflix. An ex-police officer is given the task of taking down criminals who have taken the lives of two Boston police officers. The lead cast is known for creating problems rather than solving them. But, on this occasion, he hires his ex-girlfriend and an amateur MMA fighter to help him complete the investigation successfully.

28. To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You

Cast:  Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, and more

Release Date: February 12, 2020

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This film is a sequel to a romantic comedy movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. The couple (Lara Jean and Peter) is understanding the true meaning of a relationship in this movie. But, the film becomes much more appealing when one of the recipients of the old love letters of Lara Jean makes a surprising appearance.

29. Horse Girl

Cast:  Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, Goldenite, and more

Release Date: February 7, 2020

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The film portrays the lifestyle of a woman who experiences mental health problems. Due to that reason, she becomes socially isolated but likes ancient things such as arts and culture. At times, she witnesses supernatural things in her dreams that do have a resemblance to her real life.

30. Cats the Mewvie

Cast:  Amanda Brennan, Mike Bridavsky, Lil Bub, and more

Release Date: February 05, 2020


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Cats the Mewvie is a documentary that discusses the evolution of cats from cute text memes to famous celebrities on YouTube. If you are a die-hard fan of cats like us, you should watch this impressive documentary using your Netflix NZ library.

31. Tigertail

Cast: Ti Ma, Christine Ko, Hong-Chi Lee, and more

Release Date: April 10, 2020

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The film reveals the real-life highs and lows of a Taiwanese factory that settles in the US for a better future. Besides, he is unable to create a balance between his professional and personal life. It would not be wrong to say after watching this movie that chasing your dreams in America needs a lot of patience and hard work.

32. Altered Carbon: Resleeved

Cast:  Ray Chase, Doug Stone, Kaiji Tang, and more

Release Date: March 19, 2020

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Altered Carbon: Resleeved is a different kind of animated movie that describes why honor is given so much importance over everything on Planet Latimer. The film deserves viewers’ applaud since it allows them to explore the Altered Carbon’s expanded universe.

The story explains the kidnapping of a teenage tattooist and how the lead cast takes every possible action alongside a sensible CTAC agent to protect him.

33. All The Bright Places

Cast:  Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, and more

Release Date: February 28, 2020

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This romantic movie explains the story of an introverted couple who meet each other with a little hesitation because of their past troubles. However, they bring positive changes in each other’s lives eventually.

This enticing film offers a realistic approach to the mental illness issue and its impacts on relationships thoroughly.

34. Saving Zoë

Cast:  Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Chris Tavarez, and more...

Release Date: December 12, 2019

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Saving Zoe is a movie that revolves around a girl who wants to disclose the hidden truth about her sister’s murder. Luckily, she is able to find her sister’s diary that provides her a clue about the murder overlooked by the police. Through this diary, she starts the investigation process herself that allows her to know about the unknown past of her beloved sister.

35. Wasp Network

Cast: Ana de Armas, Penélope Cruz, Wagner Moura, and more...

Release Date: September 1, 2019

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The film Wasp Network highlights the tale of 5 political prisoners who belong to Cuba. Moreover, it provides glimpses of daily life struggles of loved ones of political prisoners in a delicate manner.

If you want to know the adverse impacts of a spying profession, Wasp Network should be included in your must-watch list.

36. Uncut Gems

Cast:  Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Idina Menzel, and more

Release Date: August 30, 2019

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Uncut Gems shows the life story of an adventurous jeweler who is fond of betting. Similarly, he tries to use shortcuts but unable to get success. As a consequence, his debts increase, and his situation gets worsen day by day.

This film provides a clear message that one should not use any shortcuts or tricks to earn fame and money. A person should focus on his capabilities and use them in the right direction to become successful in life.

37. Deadcon

Cast:  Lauren Elizabeth, Claudia Sulewski, Keith Machekanyanga, and more 

Release Date: June 15, 2019

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If you like to watch a movie based on the horror genre, then you should watch Deadcon. The film shows how a group of young social media stars realize that there are things fearsome than their thousands of fans who want to take selfies with them.

The movie explains the world of social media and its stars realistically. Therefore, you have every reason to watch this film as it uncovers some unknown facts about social media.

38. Q Ball

Cast:  Obada Adnan, Anthony Ammons, Lenny Costa, and more

Release Date: May 17, 2019

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Q Ball is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on the notion of basketball behind bars specifically. It relates to the San Quentin Prison basketball squad that takes this game as a source of their successful rehabilitation and potential redemption.

39. Faith, Hope & Love

Cast:  Peta Murgatroyd, Robert Krantz, Michael Richards, and more 

Release Date: March 15, 2019

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This film suggests that you can find your soulmate at any point in your life; you have to be patient just. This is what happens with the female lead of Faith, Hope & Love. A recent divorcee takes part in a dancing competition to save her dancing studio.

Luckily, she meets her love of the life that motivates her to start her life from scratch.

40. Every Time I Die

Cast:  Marc Menchaca, Andrea Leigh, Erica Camarano, and more

Release Date: February 25, 2019

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Every Time I Die is a mystery film that depicts the story of a dead guy. In reality, the person is murdered by someone, so his consciousness begins traveling in his friends’ bodies to save them from his killer.

41. 37 Seconds

Cast: Ti Ma, Christine Ko, Hong-Chi Lee, and more

Release Date: February 09, 2019

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This film tells the story of a young Japanese woman who is experiencing the cerebral palsy issues. The woman wants to pursue a career as a manga artist in the future. But, she is unable to lead a normal happy life due to her limitations.

42. Dead Kids

Cast:  Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Khalil Ramos, and more

Release Date: December 01, 2019

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The dead kid is a film suitable for Kiwi fans who like streaming movies related to various kinds of genres, such as mystery, suspense, drama, and thriller. The movie revolves around a young teen who becomes a member of troublesome guys who plan to kidnap an arrogant school kid.

However, their abduction scheme does not go well and turns out to be a huge mistake.

43. Let’s Dance

Cast:  Rayane Bensetti, Alexia Giordano, Guillaume de Tonquédec, and more

Release Date: March 27, 2019

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Let’s Dance is a movie that focuses on hip-hop dancing style. The film depicts the story of a person who does not join his father’s dancing company and follows his own ambitions instead. He tries his fortune in Paris and joins a dancing crew alongside his best friend and girlfriend to win an international dance competition of hip-hop.

44. 6 Underground

Cast:  Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and more

Release Date: December 13, 2019

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6 Underground is a movie that highlights the story of 6 individuals that have been selected for a special mission. All these secret agents have buried their past, and nobody knows about them. A tech billionaire has recruited this team that will fight against a cruel dictator.

45. Marriage Story

Cast:  Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, and more

Release Date: December 06, 2019

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This movie is an Academy Award winner, perhaps the finest among all the best movies on Netflix NZ. It shows the highs and lows of a stage director and his actor wife in an enticing manner. Marriage Story delivers a strong message that both husband and wife should also develop an unbreakable emotional connection between each other. Otherwise, they might face marital problems in their lives.

46. American Son

Cast: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, and more

Release Date: November 01, 2019

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American Son is a movie that depicts the tale of a separated interracial couple. The couple has to reunite in a Florida police station for the sake of their missing teenage son. The film describes the struggles of an interracial couple who is facing challenges while raising their mixed-race son.

47. The Man Without Gravity

Cast:  Elio Germano, Michela Cescon, Elena Cotta, and more

Release Date: November 01, 2019

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The Man Without Gravity is a film about the gravity-defying boy. His mother and grandmother both decide to hide him from the world and raise in seclusion. However, the boy defies all the odds and becomes a famous celebrity in the future.

48. Earthquake Bird

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kiki Sukezane, Kenichi Masuda, and more

Release Date: November 15, 2019

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Earthquake Bird is a psychological thriller movie that follows the story of an enigmatic translator who is accused of murdering her friend. If you are a fan of films based on the psychological thriller genre, then you should watch this movie.

49. The Knight Before Christmas

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kiki Sukezane, Kenichi Masuda, and more

Release Date: November 15, 2019

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The Knight Before Christmas is another romantic comedy film that revolves around a medieval English Knight who starts loving a high school science teacher. Interestingly, the Knight is magically transported to modern-day America, where he meets the lady of his life.

50. Holiday in the Wild

Cast:  Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis, Fezile Mpela, and more

Release Date: November 01, 2019

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Holiday in the Wild is a movie that reflects the story of a woman betrayed by her husband. However, she does not cancel her planned vacations and embarks on a solo African trip where she meets an elephant conservationist.

51. Let It Snow

Cast: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, and more

Release Date: November 08, 2019

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Let It Snow is an interesting romantic comedy movie in which a group of young people enjoys Christmas eve with each other. Luckily, a snowstorm hits the small midwestern town that allows this group of high school seniors to hang out with a famous pop singer.

Wrapping Up

Summing up, you would like our lengthy guide about the best movies on Netflix NZ. Besides, Netflix is rightly assumed as global entertainment among viewers across the globe, including New Zealand.

It is up to you now how you enjoy your precious free time with your loved ones during this COVID-19 pandemic. All the movies described above belong to different genres, be it action, comedy, drama, romance, mystery, suspense, thriller, tragedy, science fiction, and so on.

Thus, it is safe to say that you will find your preferred genre without any hassle and start watching your favorite movies on your desired devices without any hassle.

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