Netflix has a lot of good movies that we'd watch any day – more than 70 by our count – but in terms of sheer escapist bliss, there are 14 clear winners. There's nothing here to get you down: just nostalgia, hilarity, heart and a good dollop of hope. Order a premium takeaway from a struggling Sydney restaurant, or raid the fridge for ice cream, and settle in.
NOTE: Netflix regularly updates its content and removes some movies and shows from streaming. This list was correct at time of publication.