There’s no denying the incredible amount of original films and television shows available on Netflix, but we’ve decided to take a look at five movies currently on the streaming service, available for the British to watch for a limited time only…

1. Pan’s Labyrinth

Not enough good can be said about Spanish fantasy film Pan’s Labyrinth, first released all the way back in 2006. Viewers here follow the journey of Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her sick mother, who arrive at the home of her mother’s new husband. Sadistic and doing his best to stop a guerrilla uprising, Ofelia finds herself transported to a world that houses an ancient maze and some less-than-friendly beings.

2. Watchmen

Based on the DC graphic novel of the same name, Watchmen takes place in 1985, where former superheroes are brought back into a world of danger and chaos following a high-profile murder. With history being made as each move is put into place by the film’s leading characters, this is an exciting and unpredictable watch for those who have yet to experience it.

3. Drive

Ryan Gosling takes the lead here as a Hollywood stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night, who finds himself in some deep trouble when he helps out his neighbour Irene, played by Carey Mulligan. Taking part in what turns out to be one of the biggest failed heists in history, the film is based on a novel of the same name, first published in 2005. A tense but brilliant romp.

4. Pulp Fiction

Whether you’ve never seen it before, or this is your 20th time watching Pulp Fiction, this is a film that never gets old, with John Travolta at his best as Vincent Vega. Starring alongside a talented cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer, the film follows a pair of hit men, a gangster’s wife, a boxer and two diner bandits who share their stories of revenge, redemption, violence and emotion. It’s a beautiful watch.

5. Battle Royale

You’d be forgiven for thinking this film took its inspiration from The Hunger Games, but it’s actually a 2000 flick based on a novel of the same name that was released way before Katniss Everdeen became a household name! When a selection of Japanese high school students are taken to a deserted island, they’re forced to fight to the death with just a random weapon and their intelligence to get them through the almighty challenge. This is an emotional and action-packed film with a lot of stupid moments, but one that absolutely has to be seen at least once if you’re into movies of this type.

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