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Best films on Netflix: Movies from IMDb's Top 250 on Netflix US & UK

From classics like Bicycle Thieves to modern blockbusters like Shutter Island

Chomped your way through our list of the 32 best movies on Netflix? Fear not, we've cross-referenced IMDb's Top 250 to unearth any more hidden gems you may have missed among all the new releases.

The film database's canon is far from perfect, with its user ratings tending to favour modern movies (will we still consider Gravity one of the best films ever in 10 years?), but it remains a good source of bankable films, about a fifth of which are on Netflix.

The US service has a higher number of IMDb-approved films with 29 to the UK's 31, but is missing a few 2000s hits you'll find in the UK like Into The Wild, Shutter Island and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

IMDb top 250 on Netflix UK (accurate as of 4 July 2014)

1. The Shawshank Redemption

2. The Godfather

5. Pulp Fiction

14. Forrest Gump

21. City of God

23. The Usual Suspects

36. Saving Private Ryan

58. Cinema Paradiso

63. Amelie

67. Toy Story 3

71. Oldboy (2003)

76. Reservoir Dogs

83. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

88. Bicycle Thieves

91. Snatch

97. Some Like It Hot

116. Downfall

125. The Hunt

137. Good Will Hunting

139. The Secret In Their Eyes

149. Fargo

155. Into the Wild

161. The Sixth Sense

172. Annie Hall

174. Sin City

176. Network

180. Stand by Me

185. The Avengers

186. There Will Be Blood

193. Donnie Darko

217. Shutter Island

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IMDb top 250 on Netflix US (accurate as of 4 July 2014)

5. Pulp Fiction

6. The Good, The Bad and the Ggly

8. 12 Angry Men

14. Forrest Gump

21. City of God

23. The Usual Suspects

24. The Silence of the Lambs

25. Once Upon a Time in the West

29. Life is Beautiful

37. The Intouchables

38. Memento

39. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

42. The Pianist

43. Apocalypse Now

47. Gladiator

57. Cinema Paradiso

62. Amelie

70. Oldboy (2003)

73. Double Indemnity

75. Reservoir Dogs

79. Braveheart

83. Witness for the Prosecution

91. All About Eve

95. The Apartment

97. For a Few Dollars More

115. Downfall

117. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

124. The Hunt

132. The General (1926)

134. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

148. Fargo

152. Trainspotting

158. Hotel Rwanda

162. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

167. Kill Bill: Vol. 1

170. Mary and Max

171. Annie Hall

181. Amores Perros

184. The Avengers

186. The Grapes of Wrath

189. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

192. Donnie Darko

197. Gandhi

201. The King’s Speech

210. Ip Man

222. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

228. The Graduate

246. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

249. Swades

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