Netflix is undoubtedly just about the proper stuff to relax with after a long day of hard grinding in lecture theaters or other activities. Simply head over to the platform, and pick a show or movie you’d like to watch.

We understand if you have little time on your hands before returning to your coursework. As such, it’d be monumentally wrong for you to waste it on uninteresting series. This is exactly why we’ve compiled the best movies for watching on Netflix right now that have received positive feedback from lots of people.

Inside Bill’s Brain: Deciding Bill Gates

Inside Bill’s Brain is a three-part series that explores how Bill Gates, a one-time richest man in the world, thinks and what his motivating factors are. It’s one of the top three educational documentaries on Netflix and has been streaming since 2019. Legendary producer David Guggenheim created Bill’s Brain. The documentary goes deep and details Gates’ nerdy upbringing and displays how that contributed to his confounding of Microsoft alongside Paul Allen.

“For folks who know much about anecdotes from Mr. Bill’s productive lifetime, Inside Bill’s Brain is a tastefully delivered motion picture of his awesome accomplishments. Documentaries like this are usually deserving of having essays written about them, and students are even known to buy essays online to learn more about the topic,” says Harvey Rafferty, movie pundit and freelance writer. Inside Bill’s Brain features three 50-minute episodes with film shots from his homes and offices to his usual vacation spots worldwide.

The Kissing Booth II

The Kissing Booth 1 was an immediate hit upon its release and is one of the top romantic movies of all time. Chances are you’ve probably watched it. No doubt you enjoyed it. You’ll be missing a lot if you haven’t seen the sequel to the film. The protagonist, Elle, in Kissing Booth II is a young starry-eyed maiden desperate to be loved.

She has two boyfriends but can’t particularly decide whom to marry for good. Who would it be; Noah or BF Lee? As if these weren’t enough, she has backlogs of coursework to deal with and other important decisions to make. Elle wouldn’t admit it, but she was deeply troubled. On the surface, however, she makes it seem like she’s all fine. The flick is one of the top Netflix movies for students. We recommend checking it out.

The Irishman

The Irishman is a crime thriller film where Robert De Niro played the protagonist’s father, Frank. Peggy, the daughter of the main character, frequently observes her father as he gathers his stuff together for occasional work trips.

Frank isn’t the stereotypical everyday Dad you’re used to. He usually packs a revolver alongside other work materials in his belongings. Frank works as an assassin, and he makes his money by killing people, setting up explosives if necessary, and at times, injuring innocent people.

After the day’s work, Frank would return home, read newspapers, and would often take Pegg alongside himself on recreational walks. Nevertheless, ever since Peggy observed her Father tagging along a revolver, she’s been troubled. The Irishman is always a great choice for a movie night.

Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat is a comedy-drama film that details the story of some students who recently got admitted to the university. As this would be the first time they’d be living far away from their homes, they’re understandably keen on exploring and discovering who they really are.

It got clear to all observers that their lives would intertwine and not always in a fun way. The students are Josie, an inveterate bookworm interested in trying out novel experiences; Kingsley, an insecure yet handsome jock as well as JP, an adorable dude with a great sense of humor.

Then there’s the socially awkward and know-it-all Howard (Greg McHugh); straight-talking, hard-living Vod (Zawe Ashton); and finally, Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie), desperate to be cool and terrified of being boring. Fresh Meat is certainly a series you’d identify with quite easily.

See You Yesterday

If you’ve ever had the fantasy of traveling backward into the past and changing some occurrences and events in it, then you should check out See You Yesterday to get an idea of just how well it turned out that two high schoolers who cracked the time travel code.

Nevertheless, things got ugly when Ashley’s brother got murdered in an officer-related shooting, driving her into a frenzy as well as shuttling back and forth in a bid to fix it. Needless to say, it didn’t work out. Nastier and uglier things arose out of their meddling with the proper flow of things. You definitely should consider adding this flick to your playlist – it’ll teach you a lot about why you should never trifle with time.

Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History

Kevin Hart talks about the impressive impact of the black community on world affairs. Kevin deep dives into facts like who the first black woman astronaut was and who the first black man that climbed Mt Everest was. Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History is a worthwhile watch.

The White Helmets

The White Helmets documents the heroic actions of a group of caregivers in the Syrian civil war. It clearly outlines the grimness and despair caused by Assad’s indiscriminating bombs in the war. It’s a must-watch. It undoubtedly will teach you all you need to know about the Syrian’s Civil war. To support the efforts of the white helmets in real life, click here for further guidance. The documentary is 40 minutes long and was directed and produced by Oscar winning director Orlando Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara, respectively. It aired in December 2016. It has raked an 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes so far.


Chances are you’d never be able to spare enough time away from your coursework to watch all Netflix originals. New movies spanning every possible genre – thriller, drama, adventure, comedy, horror, mystery, you name it – are added daily.

Nevertheless, consider taking advantage of this list and check out the movies we’ve outlined for you. There’s a lot to learn from these, and they would come in handy in helping you acclimatize to college without much fuss.

Published by HOLR Magazine.