Netflix & Isolate 2.0

Who would have thunk that it would be almost a year of being in the pandemic? So why not bring back more recommendations! The first post can be found here.

Like the original post, all movies are based on Canadian availability on their respected platforms.

For additional help, you can use the find function (ctrl+f) to search by genre or rating if you’re looking for something specific or for family or what have you.

And if you’re looking for a movie specifically and where to stream it, you can always head on over to Just Watch to hopefully find where you can watch it.

10 Cloverfield lane (2016)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama, Horror
Runtime: 1h 44m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%
Metacritic Rating: 76%
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
A ghost story (2017)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Runtime: 1h 33m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
Metacritic Rating: 68%
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.
Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1h 49m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
Metacritic Rating: 80%
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel’s perspective on life is transformed.

Before i fall (2017)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy
Runtime: 1h 38m
My Rating: 3/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65%
Metacritic Rating: 58%
Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.
Billy elliot (2000)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Runtime: 1h 50m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%
Metacritic Rating: 74%
Set against the background of the 1984 Miners’ Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family’s set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.
blackkklansman (2018)
Available on Netflix
R
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Comedy
Runtime: 2h 15m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%
Metacritic Rating: 83%
Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
charlie’s Angels (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 58m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52%
Metacritic Rating: 52%
When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society.

coherence (2014)
Available on Amazon Prime
NR
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction
Runtime: 1h 29m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%
Metacritic Rating: 65%
On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events.
cold war (2018)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Music
Runtime: 1h 28m

*Polish film*
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
Metacritic Rating: 90%
A man and a woman meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet drawn to each other.
dear white people (2014)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 48m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
Metacritic Rating: 79%
Four black students attend an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America while weaving a story about forging one’s unique path in the world.

Election (1999)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1h 39m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
Metacritic Rating: 83%
Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can’t help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim’s secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.
Enola holmes (2020)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime: 2h 4m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
Metacritic Rating: 68%
While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Fruitvale station (2013)
Available on Crave
R
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1h 22m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
Metacritic Rating: 85%
Oakland, California. Young Afro-American Oscar Grant crosses paths with family members, friends, enemies and strangers before facing his fate on the platform at Fruitvale Station, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009.

Green Room (2016)
Available on Amazon Prime
18A
Genre: Horror, Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 35m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 90%
Metacritic Rating: 79%
A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.

Happiest season (2020)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG-13
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 42m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83%
Metacritic Rating: 69%
A young woman’s plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.

heathers (1989)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 1h 43m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
Metacritic Rating: 72%
A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the “in crowd” of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.

hugo (2011)
Available on Netflix
PG
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Runtime: 2h 6m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
Metacritic Rating: 83%
Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.
Hunt for the wildpeople (2016)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1h 41m
My Rating: 4,5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
Metacritic Rating: 81%
Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
hustlers (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 1h 50m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
Metacritic Rating: 79%
A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
I, Tonya (2017)
Available on Netflix
R
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 2h
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
Metacritic Rating: 77%
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
I’m Your Woman (2020)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Crime
Runtime: 2h
My Rating: 3/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81%
Metacritic Rating: 63%
In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
In & Out (1997)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1h 30m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%
Metacritic Rating: 70%
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (2010)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1h 42m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57%
Metacritic Rating: 63%
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
knives out (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Runtime: 2h 11m
My Rating: 5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
Metacritic Rating: 82%
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
Lady macbeth (2016)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1h 26m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%
Metacritic Rating: 76%
Rural England, 1865. Katherine, suffocated by her loveless marriage to a bitter man and restrained by his father’s tyranny, unleashes an irresistible force within her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
little women (2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2h 15lm
My Rating: 5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%
Metacritic Rating: 91%
Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Love, Rosie (2014)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1h 42m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 32%
Metacritic Rating: 44%
Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other – but is it just friendship, or something more?
Ma rainey’s black bottom (2020)
Available on Netflix
R
Genre: Drama, Music
Runtime: 1h 34m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%
Metacritic Rating: 87%
Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson’s play.
marriage story (2019)
Available on Netflix
PG
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 2h 17m
My Rating: 5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
Metacritic Rating: 94%
A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.
palm springs (2020)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction
Runtime: 1h 30m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
Metacritic Rating: 83%
When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.
paper man (2009)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1h 50m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 32%
Metacritic Rating: 37%
A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.
safety not guaranteed (2012)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction, Drama
Runtime: 1h 25m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
Metacritic Rating: 72%
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
searching (2018)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Runtime: 1h 43m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%
Metacritic Rating: 71%
After David Kim’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.
seven psychopaths (2012)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 1h 50m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83%
Metacritic Rating: 66%
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
shrikers (2018)
Available on Netflix
NR
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1h 36m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%
Metacritic Rating: 88%
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore’s first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges – who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints.
shirley (2020)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 1h 47m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
Metacritic Rating: 76%
A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.
shutter island (2010)
Available on Amazon Prime & Netflix
14A
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 2h 18m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68%
Metacritic Rating: 63%
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
sorry to bother you (2018)
Available on
R
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 52m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%
Metacritic Rating: 80%
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
spider-man: into the spider-verse (2018)
Available on Netflix
PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 57m
My Rating: /5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%
Metacritic Rating: 87%
Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.
the cabin in the woods (2012)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 35m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82%
Metacritic Rating: 72%
Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
the imitation game (2014)
Available on Netflix
PG
Genre: History, Drama, Thriller, War
Runtime: 1h 53m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
Metacritic Rating: 73%
Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
the king (2019)
Available on Netflix
R
Genre: Drama, History, War
Runtime: 2h 20m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71%
Metacritic Rating: 62%
England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.
the lobster(2015)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1h 58m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
Metacritic Rating: 82%
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
the neon demon (2016)
Available on Amazon Prime
18A
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Runtime: 1h 58m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 58%
Metacritic Rating: 51%
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
the place beyond the pines (2013)
Available on
R
Genre: Drama, Crime
Runtime: 2h 20m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78%
Metacritic Rating: 69%
A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
the rover (2014)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Drama, Crime
Runtime: 1h 43m
My Rating: 3/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 66%
Metacritic Rating: 64%
10 years after a global economic collapse, a hardened loner pursues the men who stole his car through the lawless wasteland of the Australian outback, aided by the brother of one of the thieves.
the shallows (2016)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 26m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 78%
Metacritic Rating: 59%
When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
the spectacular now (2013)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1h 35m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:91 %
Metacritic Rating: 82%
Sutter, a popular party animal, unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger’s lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.
the virgin suicides (1999)
Available on Amazon Prime
14A
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1h 37m
My Rating: 5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%
Metacritic Rating: 76%
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
the winning season (2009)
Available on Amazon Prime
PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 59m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50%
Metacritic Rating: 53%
A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he’s asked to run his local high school’s girls basketball team
thoroughbreds (2017)
Available on Netflix
R
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 32m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87%
Metacritic Rating: 75%
Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be, and that a murder might solve both of their problems.
whiskey tango foxtrot (2016)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Comedy, War, Drama
Runtime: 1h 52m
My Rating: 4/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68%
Metacritic Rating: 57%
In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.
work it (2020)
Available on Netflix
PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Music
Runtime: 1h 33m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%
Metacritic Rating: 58%
A brilliant but clumsy high school senior vows to get into her late father’s alma mater by transforming herself and a misfit squad into dance champions.
you’re next(2011)
Available on Amazon Prime
R
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 1h 35m
My Rating: 3.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%
Metacritic Rating: 66%
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
zombieland: double tap(2019)
Available on Amazon Prime
14A
Genre: Horror, Action, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 39m
My Rating: 3/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68%
Metacritic Rating: 55%
Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
zodiac (2007)
Available on Netflix
14A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 2h 37m
My Rating: 4.5/5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
Metacritic Rating: 78%
The true story of the investigation of the “Zodiac Killer”, a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

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