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Top 10 Best Rami Malek Movies On Netflix In 2024 [Ranked]
Suchismita-Updated Jan 9, 2024
Rami Malek is an American actor of Egyptian heritage and is well-known for his portrayal of computer hacker Elliot Alderson in the television series Mr. Robot, which earned him a Primetime Emmy. However, one of his greatest hits ever was his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, Queen's lead singer in the biographical Bohemian Rhapsody. This role catapulted into the world arena and earned him several awards.
Malek studied theatre prior to acting in plays in NYC. He initially did supporting roles in both films and television but his breakthrough role earned him several critically acclaimed films as well, such as the antagonist in the film No Time to Die and the role of David Hill in Nolan's Oppenheimer.
If you're looking to know more about Malek beyond his brilliant portrayal of Mercury and get a glimpse of his acting prowess, then the films listed below, available on Netflix would be a good place to start.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Headlined by Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee, Bohemian Rhapsody is a biography-drama that hit the screens in 2018.
Bryan Singer brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Newton Thomas Sigel (cinematography), and many others.
The film Bohemian Rhapsody revolves around the life of Farrokh Bulsara and his journey of becoming Freddie Mercury, the formation of the band Queen and its meteoric rise to stardom, his defying all odds, defying stereotypes and shattering conventions to become one of the most loved bands in the world.
Available Countries: Italy, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and New Zealand
2. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)
Featuring Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, and Kate Lyn Sheil in the lead, Buster's Mal Heart is a crime-drama movie that was released in 2016. It comprises a talented team of crew members Sarah Adina Smith (director), Sarah Adina Smith (screenplay), Shaheen Seth (cinematography), and others.
The motion picture received a score of 6.1 on IMDb, while it received 63 out of 100 on Metacritic.
Jonah, a husband and father working at the night-shift concierge of a hotel comes across Brown, a conspiracy-obsessed drifter and the encounter changes the course of their lives forever.
At the solitary present day, Jonah is known as Buster and he drifts from houses, trying to elude law enforcement agencies while trying to recall the life he had and who he was.
Available Countries: Hungary
3. Papillon (2017)
Looking for a movie to watch? Papillon could be a good option. With a runtime of 2 hours and 13 min and released in 2017, it stars Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, and Christopher Fairbank and was directed by Michael Noer.
Henri Charriere is a safecracker from the criminal underworld of Paris, who gets framed for murder. Despite having an alibi, he gets convicted and condemned to the infamous penal colony in French Guiana; a nightmarish prison from which no one ever escapes.
On the way, he strikes up an unlikely bond of friendship with counterfeiter Louis Dega, who promises to finance his escape.
Available Countries: Canada, and the Netherlands
4. The Little Things (2021)
Bankrolled by Gran Via Productions and helmed by John Lee Hancock, The Little Things is a crime-drama that hit the screens in 2021.
A former detective, Deacon is haunted by the memories of the case he couldn't solve, which led to disruption in his personal life. While investigating a new case with the newly appointed Baxter, Deacon finds similarities in the killings to a killer he couldn't catch.
The murders keep happening, but the killer stays out of sight until a repair store worker falls under suspicion. Baxter loses his senses when the mystery around the deaths grows thick.
Available Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Switzerland
5. Oldboy (2013)
Oldboy is an action-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Spike Lee. It features actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Samuel L. Jackson in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2013 with a 1 hour and 44 min runtime.
Joe Doucett is an alcoholic advertising executive who loses a major account and then gets drunk and passes out. When he wakes up, he finds himself locked in a hotel room. His unseen captors provide him with everything but don't explain the reason behind his captivity.
Over the next 20 years, he continues to live in solitary confinement, working himself into shape, trying to figure out who is responsible for his situation and swearing revenge. After being let free he sets out on a mission to uncover who his captor was, unaware that he is spiralling further into a web of torment and conspiracy.
Available Countries: Canada
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiered in theatres in 2012. Directed by Bill Condon, this movie features Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner in the lead. If you have a particular liking for adventure-drama movies, then you can try this title.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 received a score of 5.5 on IMDb and 52 on Metacritic.
Bella, now a newly transformed vampire, is adjusting to her new life with her daughter Renesmee, who is developing differently from regular kids. As the Cullens and Jacob try to keep their identities hidden, they face a dangerous threat from the Volturi, who believe Renesmee to be an immortal child, something that Volturi wants to avoid at every cost.
With the help of allies and witnesses, the Cullens must prove Renesmee's innocence and protect their coven from Volturi's wrath.
Available Countries: Germany, Italy, Philippines, Indonesia, and the Netherlands
7. Need for Speed (2014)
Looking for a movie to watch? Need for Speed could be a good option. With a runtime of 2 hours and 12 min and released in 2014, it stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, and Imogen Poots and was directed by Scott Waugh.
Framed for murder by his own former partner, Tobey Marshall spends a couple of years in jail before he is found innocent. The custom car maker and street racer attempts to pick up where he left off, but sees numerous hurdles in his way.
So he chooses the fastest car he has at hand, remakes it into a beast, and enters The DeLeon, an illegal high stakes street race. He wants both the reward and the recognition he may get if he wins.
But deep down, Tobey is doing this for revenge not redemption.
Available Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Switzerland
8. Larry Crowne (2011)
Larry Crowne is a decent movie that didn't quite live up to its potential. Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Mahoney and directed by Tom Hanks, the movie had its moments but ultimately failed to impress critics or audiences when it was released in 2011.
A middle-aged Larry is a Navy veteran whose life turns in a different direction when he gets fired from his big-store job. Without any source of income, paying rent becomes a problem. Eventually, he decides to go back to college to complete his education to earn better opportunities.
A new chapter in his life brings new people in Larry's life, including his public-speaking class' teacher, Mercedes Tainot, struggling through a failing marriage.
It's time Larry seize life and its gifts.
Available Countries: Canada
9. Battleship (2012)
Battleship is an action-adventure which has been helmed for the screen by Peter Berg.
Toplined by actors such as Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, and Liam Neeson (main characters), the film was released in 2012 with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 min.
When an alien invasion threatens Earth, Lieutenant Alex Hopper must step up to save the planet alongside his girlfriend Sam, retired veteran Mick, and scientist Cal. With his commanding officer and brother Stone gone, Alex takes charge of the USS John Paul Jones and must lead the charge against the extraterrestrial threat.
But when the aliens take over a communications array in Hawaii, it's up to Sam, Mick, and Cal to discover their plans and give John Paul Jones the edge it needs to win the war.
Will they be able to save the planet and prevent the aliens from making contact with their home planet?
Available Countries: India, Philippines, and Indonesia
10. Dolittle (2020)
Dolittle is an average adventure-comedy movie with some good moments. The performances by Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, and Michael Sheen are competent, but the screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregor, and Doug Mand could have been tighter.
Dr John Dolittle is a Welsh veterinarian who can communicate with animals. After his wife's death, he retreats from human society and tends to animals at his sanctuary, that's a gift from Queen Victoria.
However, when the queen falls grievously ill, Dolittle is forced to leave his sanctuary to go and tend to her as his macaw Polynesia points out that if the queen dies, he will lose his home to the Treasury.
Available Countries: Netherlands
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