Movies On Netflix You May Not Have Known Stream in 4k UHD

Spider-Man- Into the Spider-verse promoNetflix has hundreds of movies, TV shows and comedy specials available to stream in 4k Ultra HD. But the majority of those titles have been either produced or distributed by Netflix. Those are the movies you’ll see with a Netflix-branded red “N” icon.

But there are some movies Netflix has the rights to stream in 4k that are from traditional studios such as Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. Here’s a look at some great movies in Ultra HD that are available right now to Netflix subscribers with the $15.99 per month Ultra HD plan. New to 4k? Read: How To Stream 4k/HDR on Netflix.

4k Ultra HD Movies On Netflix

The Dark CrystalThe Dark Crystal (1982)

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal has inspired filmmakers, animators and special effects artists since its premiere in 1982 and spawned the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance now streaming its first season. The movie gets a 7.2/10 on IMDb’s Rating system and in 4k on Netflix is super grainy but still, a lot of fun to watch. Rated PG

She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Spike Lee’s black and white drama/comedy She’s Gotta Have It starring Tracy Camilla Johns isn’t the highest quality film in terms of production value (it was shot in 16mm) but has a young filmmaker’s aesthetic that might be enhanced slightly by the gain in resolution, but not much of a difference is seen at 1080p or 720p for that matter. The film also influenced a Netflix Original Series that ran two seasons. Rated R

groundhog-day-still1-448pxGroundhog Day (1993)

You may not think of Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day as a film that must be watched in 4k, but nevertheless the classic comedy starring Bill Murray is streaming in Ultra HD on Netflix. Sharpness varies between shots, and some of the contrast is lost in areas, but still there are some closeups that are impressive in 4k. The movie has a 8.0/10 Rating on IMDb and 72 Metacritic score. Rated PG

philadelphia-still1-448pxPhiladelphia (1993)

2x Oscar-winning drama Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington is a memorable film from director Jonathan Demme that is often watched in schools given its cultural and historical significance. The movie has been available on Netflix for some time now and streams in Ultra HD with Netflix’s $15.99 plan. Philadelphia looks great in 4k — sharp (much sharper than our screenshot above) and rich with color indicative of the type of film used (Eastman EXR) during the time. Rated PG-13

Crouching Tiger- Hidden Dragon Chan Kam Chuen Still1Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon (2000)

Known for its feats of creativity in filmmaking, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon won 4 Oscars including Best Cinematography. The film hosts a great cast that includes Yun-Fat Chow and Michelle Yeoh also known for Curse of the Golden Flower and Crazy Rich Asians, respectively. In 2160p the film looks sharp, but could use a lot of help in the shadow areas where details are lost. And, the night shots resemble older films where the cameras or negatives were underexposed to simulate moonlight. HDR could really benefit this film. Rated PG-13

ExMachina_Still_Alicia_Vikander-448pxEx Machina (2015)

Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough role as a synthetic humanoid looks nothing but fantastic in 4k. The sci-fi won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and was nominated for a second Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. Ex Machina streams in 4k Ultra HD on Netflix and looks better than most films mentioned here. Rated R

moonlight-ashton-sanders-448pxMoonlight (2016)

3x Oscar-winner Moonlight from director Barry Jenkins is a must-watch in any video resolution, but on Netflix it can be viewed in Ultra HD with the $15.99 plan and a 4k TV. The film won Best Motion Picture of the Year among two other wins and five other nominations. It’s an excellent example of how good Ultra HD can look. Rated R

Spider-Man--Into-the-Spider-verse-promo-448pxSpider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (2018)

One of the most popular films in 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a favorite not only for fans of Spidey but also for its great soundtrack featuring artists like Post Malone and Nicki Minaj. The film won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film and gets an 8.4/10 IMDb rating and 87 Metascore on 50 critic reviews. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is one of the best looking 4k movies on Netflix. Rated PG

Hotel-Transylvania-3--Summer-Vacation-still1-448pxHotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Sony’s third installation of the ‘Hotel Transylvania” franchise features an incredible lineup of voiceover actors such as Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, and Selena Gomez. Netflix doesn’t currently have any other ‘Hotel Transylvania’ titles (with the exception of the first season of Hotel Transylvania: The Series) but luckily streams ’Summer Vacation’ in 4k. Looks great in 4k. Rated PG

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