Are you looking for the best movies on Netflix in UAE and Saudi Arabia? From Extraction 2 to They Cloned Tyrone, there’s so much content on Netflix that it becomes hard to find something to watch. But don’t worry- we’ve gone through all releases from 2023 and have picked up the best movies on Netflix that you can watch right now.

This guide mostly has the best movies on Netflix in English. We have another guide for the best Indian movies and TV shows on Netflix in Hindi, Tamil or Malayalam. There’s also a separate guide for Best Series on Netflix in the UAE.

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Best movies on Netflix in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Here is the list of the best movies on Netflix in Dubai and the UAE. We go through all new movies released on Netflix every week, so bookmark this page and keep checking for new movies that are added.

Drama, Thriller | Rating: 12

Leave the World Behind

Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali join Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke in another A-List cast movie from Netflix, Leave the World Behind.

A family’s vacation is upended when two strangers arrive at night, seeking refuge from a cyberattack that grows more terrifying by the minute, forcing everyone to come to terms with their places in a collapsing world.

This drama and thriller is directed by Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail, and streams on Netflix in December 8, 2023.

Comedy, Family | Rating: 6

Family Switch

Get ready for a chaotic and hilarious ride with Family Switch, a heartwarming comedy that proves family bonds are stronger than any cosmic anomaly.

Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch, on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? 

The movie stars Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms and Emma Myers among others, and streams on Netflix starting November 30, 2023.

Animation, Comedy | Rating: 6


In the heart of Florida, a class lizard named Leo is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

For decades, Leo has lived a comfortable existence in the classroom terrarium, observing the antics of his young human companions. But as he approaches his 74th birthday, Leo realizes that his time is running out, and he yearns for one last taste of freedom.The movie stars Adam Sandler, Bill Burr and Cecily Strong, and streams on Netflix starting November 21, 2023.

Romance, Comedy | Rating: 6

Best. Christmas. Ever!

Now, with Christmas vibes in the air, Netflix is ready to start this season with Best. Christmas. Ever!

Every Christmas Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feels like a lump of coal. When a twist of fate lands Charlotte and her family on Jackie’s snowy doorstep just days before Christmas, she seizes the opportunity to prove her old friend’s life can’t possibly be that perfect. 

The movie is directed by Mary Lambert and stars Heather Graham, Brandy, Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño, and streams on Netflix starting November 16, 2023.

Action, Crime | Rating: 16

The Killer

Solitary and cold, methodical and unencumbered by scruples or regrets, an assassin waits in the shadows, watching for his next target. And yet the longer he waits, the more he thinks he’s losing his mind, if not his cool. A brutal, bloody and stylish noir story of a professional assassin lost in a world without a moral compass, this is a case study of a man alone, armed to the teeth and slowly losing his mind.

The movie is directed by David Fincher, and stars Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton and Charles Parnell, and streams on Netflix starting November 10, 2023.

Bio, Sports | Rating: 12


NYAD tells the remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida, and she faces numerous challenges along the way, but Nyad is determined to succeed, and she refuses to give up.

The movie is directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and stars Jodie Foster, Annette Bening and Rhys Ifans, and streams on Netflix starting November 3, 2023.

Animation, Action| Rating: 12

Locked In

A kindly nurse, driven by her compassion and determination, tries to unlock the secrets of a coma patient’s injury. Her investigation leads her to uncover a web of bitter rivalry, infidelity, betrayal, and murder.

The movie is directed by Nour Wazzi and stars Famke Janssen, Anna Friel and Finn Cole, and streams on Netflix starting November 1, 2023.

Crime, Drama | Rating: 18+

Pain Hustlers

Liza Drake is a single mother who takes a job at a failing pharmaceutical start-up company. She soon finds herself at the center of a dangerous criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences However, Liza is forced to make a difficult choice after she discovers that the company is not what it seems. Pain Hustlers is based on the 2022’s book of the same name by Evan Hughes and is directed by David Yates. Its all-star cast include Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Andy García and Catherine O’Hara. It streams on Netflix starting 27 October.

Comedy | Rating: 18+

Old Dads

Comedian Bill Burr’s directorial debut, Old Dads, is a coming-of-age story of three friends as they navigate the challenges of fatherhood in a rapidly changing world. They find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs, and anything that was created after 1987. If Burr’s penchant for comedy is anything to go by, Old Dads seems like a rollicking good time. 

Old Dads streams on Netflix from October 20, 2023.

Drama, Thriller | Rating 18+

Fair Play

Chloe Domont’s directorial debut, Fair Play, aims to explore the themes of power dynamics, ambition and the dark side of human nature as it follows the story of a young couple whose relationship is tested to the limit when one of them is promoted over the other at the cutthroat hedge fund company they work for.

Comedy, Adventure | Rating 7+

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Henry Sugar is a wealthy man who enjoys gambling. One day, he reads a doctor’s report about a patient who could see even after his eyes were medically sealed and bandaged. Intrigued, Sugar sets out to learn this “ability” and eventually finds a book that teaches him to see through objects and predict the future.

Crime, Drama | Rating 18+


Following the brutal murder of a real estate agent, Tom Nicholas, a hardened detective, is recruited to uncover the truth and catch the criminal. However, he soon finds out that the rabbit hole goes far deeper than he had thought, and the truth might dismantle the illusions of his own life.

Action, Crime | PG13

Heart of Stone

Rachel Stone, a ruthless skilled operative, is paired with Nathan Miller, a by-the-book CIA agent, to prevent a terrorist attack. While they discover that their personalities and way of working are polar opposites, they set their differences aside as they realize that they are the only ones who can stop the attack.

Thriller, Sci-Fi | 18+

Bird Box Barcelona

A direct spin-off (but not a sequel to) Netflix’s 2018 Sandra Bullock starrer Bird Box, Bird Box Barcelona is set in Spain and follows the story of Sebastian and his young daughter, Anna, as they navigate the post-apocalyptic horrors towards a safe haven.

Action, Comedy | 18+

They Cloned Tyrone

They Cloned Tyrone is a science fiction comedy thriller that follows three friends, Tyrone, Jada and Malik. One day, when Tyrone disappears without a trace, Jada, desperate to find her friend, begins investigating his disappearance and discovers a hidden underground laboratory in the research facility where she works.

That concludes our list of Best movies on Netflix in Dubai and the UAE. Have you watched any of them? Is there one missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.

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