Most Visually Striking Films on Netflix

A collection of some of the most visually striking films on Netflix Now.

Moving Art (Also on UK Netflix) (2014)

A visual musing on the wondrous beauty of the natural world, told through hypnotic time-lapse sequences. Read our review.

Moon (2009) Director: Duncan Jones

The directorial debut from Duncan Jones, the eldest son of the late David Bowie, Moon is a psychological thriller set in space. Each scene is carefully composed in a glossy, minimalistic style which suits its futuristic theme.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Director: Wes Anderson

A quirky yet wistful tale, directed by Wes Anderson, of two young lovers who run away together in 1960s New England. The film is suffused with Anderson’s instantly recognisable muted colour palette.

Mad Men (2007-15) Creator: Matthew Weiner

Mad Men is known as much for its intelligent existential themes, as it is for its sumptuous styling, which perfectly captures the sharp aesthetic of Madison Avenue in the 1960s.

Cloud Atlas (2012) Director:  Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Set in multiple periods of history, Cloud Atlas explores grand philosophical ideas such as time travel and reincarnation with the use of equally magnificent imagery.

World War II in Colour (2009-) Narrator: Robert Powell

Seeing World War II in colour is a complete revelation. It breaks the time barrier and makes it seem like it is happening right now.

The Farthest: Voyager in Space (2017) PBS

The Voyager space probe is one of the most ambitious human endeavours to date and so far it hasn’t disappointed. This documentary contains some of the mind-blowing images its mechanical eye has captured at the farthest reaches of our solar system.

Detropia (2012)  Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady proved that wrack and ruin can be beautiful and poetic in this feature length documentary examining the decline of Detroit.

Marie Antoinette (2006) Director: Sofia Coppola

Director Sofia Coppola recreates the doomed opulence of the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI of France.

American Horror Story (Also on UK Netflix)
The highly stylised horror series is exquisitely grotesque. Though it is a thoroughly engrossing watch, I do wonder if the macabre blend of gore and glamour will stand the test of time.

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