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What To Watch: The Best Movies & Web Series On OTT Platforms You Need To Explore

What To Watch: The Best Movies & Web Series On OTT Platforms You Need To Explore

Remember the good old simpler days when we had no choice but to watch whatever was on TV at that moment? Now, we have access to the best content from around the world, over several OTT platforms, but are always stuck wondering what to watch and end up watching nothing. We agree that not all the content that’s available is worth your time, but there is always something that is totally worth checking out. 

To help you solve this modern conundrum, we came up with a master list filled with top-tier, entertaining content that would help you answer the ever-present question, ‘what to watch’? From binge-worthy series, K-Dramas, and Hollywood movies, to the best of Indian OTT content- we got you covered! So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a tub of popcorn and just enjoy the show!  

What Movies To Watch

Movies are a great way to kill time and be entertained while doing so. If you are pondering over what to watch when bored, put on a flick from the list below that interests you and enjoy!

Avengers: Endgame

You can never go wrong with a Marvel movie, especially if you are a fan of the Avengers franchise! The Avengers Endgame continues where Avengers Infinity War left off. Thanos got hold of all the infinity stones and wiped off half the universe, including some of the Avengers. The Endgame follows the remaining Avengers as they assemble to put up a united front and launch an attack in an attempt to stop Thanos. 

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Queen

Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut, is a classic which will keep you hooked throughout its run time. Rani, a naive, innocent Delhi girl is forced to go on her European honeymoon alone after her marriage gets canceled. What follows is an adventure of a lifetime for her filled with new friendships, emotions, laughter, and finding self-worth. 

Available on: Netflix, Voot

Brave

If you think animated movies are just for kids, think again! Brave is a 2012 Pixar movie about a Scottish princess called Merida who is being trained by her mother Elinor so that she can one day become a graceful Queen. All this coaching frustrates Merida as it stops her from pursuing her dream of becoming an archer. Out of rebelliousness against her mother, Merida makes a reckless decision that she now bears the burden of solving or must forever live with its consequences. Brave is one of the best movies to stream right now on Disney+ Hotstar! 

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Inception

The endless google searches about what to watch online turning back empty? Give this Cristopher Nolan masterpiece a watch, we promise you won’t regret it. Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a genius thief who uses the subconscious states of his victims to extract corporate secrets from high-level employees. He is offered a project by a wealthy individual to use the same technology to implant an idea in the mind of a CEO. It’s not as easy as it sounds as dark subconscious memories from his own past keep getting in the way.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

The Dark Knight

What seems to be just another Batman movie on the surface is actually a sci-fi thriller that makes you wonder what’s right, what’s wrong, and everything in between. Gotham City is on track to becoming crime-free thanks to the efforts of Lieutenant Gordan and District attorney Harvey Dent. The sense of safety and security doesn’t last after a psychotic criminal Joker decides to wreak havoc on Gotham. The city turns to Batman for help who is proving to be ineffective as all his encounters with the Joker start to mentally break him. 

Available on: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV

Back To The Future

A 1985 sci-fi flick might not feel like one of the best movies to stream right now, but you will be pleasantly surprised if you give it a watch! Marty McFly is an average teenager who is friends with a crazy genius scientist called Doc Brown. His best invention? A time-traveling machine called DeLorean. Marty is sent on an adventure 30 years into the past by Doc, using the time machine. But if he wants to get back to the present, he needs to be careful not to change the course of history drastically. 

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Thappad

Amrita, played by Taapsee Pannu, has a loving relationship with her husband, which she is forced to rethink after he slaps her at an office party. This movie sheds light on the issue of domestic violence and the deeply ingrained patriarchy, and is a must-watch for everyone out there!

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Roma

If you are someone who likes to think about the nuances of life, Roma is certainly among the best movies to watch on that matter. Antonio and his wife Sofia are a married couple who are looked after by their domestic help Cleo. After it is learned that Antonio is having an extramarital affair, he runs off with the mistress, leaving Sofia alone with the kids. Cleo gets invited by Sofia for a vacation to rejuvenate after she finds out she is pregnant. 

Available on: Netflix

Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange on the Avengers has become a beloved character for many fans of the MCU Universe. But have you ever wondered about his origin story? If yes, then you won’t have to think too long about what movie you should watch. The movie sheds light on the journey of Dr. Stephen Strange, a distinguished neurosurgeon, who gets enticed by the world of mystic arts and turns into a superhero.  

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

What To Watch On Netflix

If you’re unsure what to watch on Netflix, and the massive list of titles has left you perplexed, allow us to recommend some of the best movies, shows, and web series that you can binge-watch on this top streaming platform.

Anatomy Of A Scandal

The newest show which is on everyone’s list of ‘what to watch’ is about the wife of a British MP who finds out that her husband is having an affair with his aide and also being accused of rape and the public trial blowing up their lives.

Ozark

This crime drama series is one of the biggest hits in recent times. This show is about a financial advisor who gets mixed up with drug dealers and has to relocate to the Missouri Ozarks with his family and continue laundering money for the drug cartel. Ozark is one of the best Netflix series that you just can’t miss! 

Black Mirror

This sci-fi anthology series explores a dystopian future wherein the greatest inventions of humans cause various issues. This series has got to be on your list of what to watch!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the best (if not THE best) comedy shows on Netflix that involves a detective in the New York precinct and his colleagues trying to solve crimes in their quirky and hilarious ways.

Breaking Bad

One of the best series ever, Breaking Bad follows the journey of Walter White, a chemistry teacher who gets into the meth-making business after discovering that he has cancer. 

House Of Cards

House of Cards is a political drama that’ll keep you hooked till the end! It undoubtedly deserves a spot on our list of ‘what to watch’, and is a series about a Democrat appointed as the Secretary of State and his rise on the political ladder.

Andhadhun

This comedy/crime genre movie follows the story of a pianist who pretends to be blind but ends up witnessing a murder. It is currently one of the best movies to watch on Netflix, so don’t miss it!

Sacred Games

Sacred Games revolves around a gangster Ganesh Gaitonde who returns from his exile and calls a lowly police officer Sartaj Singh to give him an anonymous tip about impending doom. This is one of the best series to watch when bored, and has a gripping storyline that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na

This brilliant movie is about two best friends looking to find love for each other and end up falling in love themselves. An added bonus is the amazing music by AR Rahman! 

What Series To Watch

We understand how heartbreaking it is to commit to a series, only to find out later that it was a waste of time. To avoid that predicament, it is only natural to research what series to watch before starting to binge it. Well, we have done the work for you and shortlisted some amazing titles that you’ll not regret investing your time in.

The Good Place

Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, finds herself in heaven, which happens to be a town called The Good Place. She realizes she is only there because of a mistake and in fact, isn’t worthy of being there at all. She takes the help of Chidi Anagonye, her soulmate, to set the record straight and become eligible for the Good Place.

Available on: Netflix

Mare Of Easttown

If you’re a sucker for a good emotional story, Mare of Eastown is one of the best new tv shows to watch online. Detective Sergeant Mare Sheehan, a longtime investigator in a small Pennsylvania town, has been handed the responsibility of investigating the mysterious murder of a young woman. Sergeant Mare must solve the case while also trying to keep her life from falling apart after having recently lost her son. 

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Wanda Vision

Being an MCU fan, you shouldn’t have to wonder what to watch this weekend because you can always binge on WandaVision. Wanda and Vision live a happy married life with their kids in a small suburban American home. Presented in the style of a retro sitcom, everything seems to be all happy and dandy, but is there more than meets the eye?

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Money Heist

Money Heist has been able to create a crazy fan base in India like no other, which you will only begin to understand once you start watching the show. A guy who goes by the alias ‘Professor’ assembles a group of con artists to pull off the biggest heist in history. Every step of the heist has been meticulously planned and rehearsed, but things don’t always go as planned, do they? 

Available on: Netflix

Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare

If you are specifically wondering what to watch on Amazon Prime, a series by our sakht launda is here to tickle your funny bone. Ronny, played by Zakir Khan, sits on a throne of lies as he has convinced everyone around him that he is the nephew of an influential MLA. He keeps finding himself in precarious predicaments with his friends, his love interest, and everyone else because of his lie.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Scam 1992

A biographic style series about Harshad Mehta, an ordinary salesman who goes on to become the mastermind behind India’s biggest financial scam of the time. Fast-paced storytelling with amazing acting performances from the cast makes the series a compelling watch. 

Available on: SonyLIV

Asur

A clever mastermind with his personal philosophies rooted within Indian mythology is able to trick the team of forensic experts chasing him at every step. Will he ever be caught? 

Available on: Voot

The Haunting Of Hill House

Wondering what to watch on Netflix? Why not give this supernatural horror drama a go? The Crain siblings have all grown up and have come together to get face to face with the horrors of their childhood home. The house in question has earned a reputation for being haunted by what is believed by many to be ghosts and other supernatural entities. 

Available on: Netflix

Bojack Horseman

Experience the rawest and darkest of human emotions played out by animated animals. Welcome to Hollywood, a close representation of real-life Los Angeles, home to the biggest celebrities. Bojack, our protagonist, is a self-centered, washed-up celebrity who struggles with the fact that he isn’t as relevant as he was before. He masks his pain by binge drinking and drug trips which affects the lives of those around him. 

Available on: Netflix

The Family Man

Srikant Tiwari, played by Manoj Bajpayee, is an undercover agent for the National Investigative Agency, trying to keep his country safe. However, to keep his identity hidden, he has to keep working at a low-paying, stressful job which he hates doing. 

 Available on: Amazon Prime Video

What K-Dramas To Watch

It’s no exaggeration to say that Korean entertainment content has taken over the world by storm. Several OTT platforms globally have started hosting K-Dramas to cater to the ever-growing fanbase. If you are experiencing FOMO getting in on the hype, or simply wondering what K-Drama to watch, we got the best titles to get you started.  

Squid Game

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you must have definitely seen the fanfare around Squid Game. Failures and outcasts of society are given a shot at winning close to 40 million dollars. The aim? Compete in a series of simple games that they played as kids, and in the end, the winner takes home all the prize money. The catch? You lose your life if you lose the game. 

Available on: Netflix

Boys Over Flowers

It’s tough deciding what to watch when it comes to K-Dramas because there are so many options. However, if you fancy some high-school teenage drama, Boys Over Flowers just might be the one for you. Jan Di finds it hard to fit in an elite high school as she comes from a financially poor background. A group of the 4 richest boys at the school bully Jan Di until one of them falls in love with her, only to learn that she actually likes his best friend and not him. 

Available on: Netflix

Crash Landing On You

Your true love can show up when you least expect it, or at least that’s what happened with Yoon Se-ri. Yoon is living a great life being the owner of the biggest fashion brands in South Korea. Her paragliding adventure turns to horror as she finds out she crash-landed in North Korea and has the army looking out for her. She meets Ri Jeong-hyeok, a North Korean special officer who hides her and ensures she gets back to South Korea without getting spotted by his team members. She eventually falls for Ri and learns the harsh realities of life in North Korea. This is one of the best Korean dramas on Netflix that you’ll surely fall in love with! 

Available on: Netflix

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Don’t waste time thinking about what K-Dramas to watch, and start binging this intricate love story ASAP! Go Moon Young is a renowned children’s book author, known to have antisocial tendencies that keep away any chances of her having a romantic relationship with someone. That changes until she meets Moon Kang Tae, a psych ward attendant at a community health center who helps set her on an emotional healing journey that brings them closer together.   

Available on: Netflix

All Of Us Are Dead

The students of a Korean high school are forced to fight the war of survival against an army of the undead. While the military tries to chalk up a rescue plan, all the survivors must try not to get infected in any way that they can.

Available on: Netflix 

Our Beloved Summer

Last on our list of what K-Dramas to watch is a romantic series about two exes that swore never to see each other again. Choi Woong and Kook Yeon-soo shot a documentary in high school, but broke up soon after the filming was done. In a crazy turn of events, the documentary went viral, forcing the exes to come together for the camera once again and face their feelings for one another. 

Available on: Netflix

What To Watch On Amazon Prime

You’ll be surprised by the amazing content that’s available to stream on Amazon Prime. From mind-blowing desi web series to some incredible movies, you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you’re not sure what to watch on Amazon Prime, might we recommend some remarkable movies and the best series on Amazon Prime? You can thank us later! 

Panchayat

Panchayat is one of the best web series to watch on Amazon Prime! Set against a rural backdrop, Panchayat centers around an engineering graduate Abhishek, who ends up working for a Panchayat office in a small village, for the lack of a better job. The simplicity of this comedy-drama, and the exceptional performances by all actors make this delightful web series a riveting watch! 

Mr. Robot

If you’ve already watched all the mainstream web series on Amazon Prime, and aren’t sure what to watch next, you might wanna give Mr. Robot a try. It is undeniably one of the best and perhaps the most underrated shows on Amazon Prime Video with some amazing plot twists that will blow your mind. This drama-thriller series starring follows Rami Malek follows Elliot Alderson, a young cyber-security engineer who works as a vigilante hacker by night. 

Train To Busan

Train To Busan is one of the top movies on Amazon Prime, and portrays Seok-woo and his daughter, who are on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan. All hell breaks loose as a zombie apocalypse breaks out in Korea, and threatens the safety of passengers on the train. 

Paatal Lok

Starring Jaideep Ahlawat, Neeraj Kabi, Abhishek Banerjee, and Gul Panag in the leading roles, this crime-thriller web series on Amazon Prime follows a cop who lands the case of an assassination attempt of a prominent journalist by four gangsters. If you’ve been wanting to binge-watch some of the finest Indian web series, you now know what to watch! 

Mirzapur

Here’s another Indian web series that has massive popularity thanks to the brilliant performances and a gripping storyline. Starring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, and Vikrant Massey, Mirzapur follows the rule of mafia dons in the city of Mirzapur. 

Made In Heaven

Made In Heaven is one of the best series to watch on Amazon Prime, and revolves around two wedding planners based in Delhi- Tara and Karan, who run an agency named Made In Heaven. The web series is 9-episode long, and will keep you engaged from the beginning to end!

The Office

We’ve often typed ‘What to watch on Amazon Prime?’ on Google. It is a very legit question and The Office is hands down one of the best shows out there, and is well worth your time. The show follows the everyday lives of Michael Scott, Jim, Pam, Dwight, and others, who work at the paper company Dunder Mifflin. 

Gangs Of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur is a two-part crime film based in the locality of Wasseypur about a feud spanning three generations. It is one of the best movies to stream right now on Amazon Prime. 

We hope this extensive list of movies, web series, and shows helped you figure out what to watch! 

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30 May 2022

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