Staying up to date with the new Netflix movies the streamer has to offer ensures you’ll see fresh content as soon as it lands. There is an impressive selection of recently added videos with more to come. In fact, Netflix recently announced that it will be releasing a new movie almost every week from February to December this year – which is why we’ll be updating this list of the best new Netflix movies regularly.
If the quality of recently released videos is anything notable, those videos won’t be fillers either. Last year saw new movies like Sea Beast, The Good Nurse, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio not only make our list of Netflix’s best movies, but they’ve also been nominated for awards. Stay with us to choose new Netflix movies worth your attention.
New Netflix movies
The biggest recently added Netflix movies
Fancy an uplifting (yet sweet) family adventure? True Spirit will fit the bill. The fact that it is based on a true story helps the film tremendously as it is an impressive story and critics have called it “an empowering tribute to a great achievement”.
At just 16, Jessica Watson began her quest to become the youngest person to sail non-stop around the world solo. And while it won’t be one of our favorite movies, it’s great for a family movie night. Starring Teagan Croft, Anna Paquin and Cliff Curtis.
A new couple and their families explore modern love and family dynamics across clashing cultures, social expectations and generational differences in this Kenya Barris comedy. Starring Jonah Hill (also producer), Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
While critics called You People “incredibly hilarious, accurate and wickedly smart”, the portrayal of racial tensions was also criticized.
Pale blue eye
Christian Bale dons an older (and slightly less tech-savvy) detective outfit in the new Netflix movie The Pale Blue Eye.
Based on Louis Bayard’s novel of the same name, this 1930s US Military Academy crime thriller. The film also stars Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Great things can be imagined with such a well-known cast. In fact, it received a somewhat lukewarm response, with some critics criticizing it for being slow. However, others enjoyed the carefully crafted storyline, so we leave it up to you to decide how you feel.
Glass onion: the secret of the knife
The sequel to Knives Out is Glass Onion – a murder mystery about a murder mystery with Daniel Craig reprising his role as famous detective Benoit Blanc. This time, Blanc finds himself on the private island of tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton), who is organizing the aforementioned murder mystery in his estate. Of course, the party doesn’t go as planned when one of the guests is actually murdered – but who is responsible?
It’s a hot movie that has been warmly received by audiences and critics alike (though many believe not quite stand first).
Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach returns to Netflix this weekend with White Noise, his first feature film since 2019’s Marriage Story.
Adaptation of Don DeLillo’s satirical novel of the same name, White Noise, stars Adam Driver as Jack Gladney, a college professor whose suburban life is turned upside down when a nearby chemical spill forces him and his family to evacuate. The cast also includes Greta Gerwig, Marvel actor Don Cheadle, André 3000, Alessandro Nivola and Jodie Turner-Smith.
White Noise was almost universally praised by critics for being “an engaging, cerebral black comedy”
Bardo, A false chronicle of a handful of truths
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman), Bardo follows Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who travels to his homeland to reconnect with his Mexican identity.
According to the official synopsis, Silverio wrestles with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, Mexican history, and the deeply emotional family bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very special times.
This is an intriguing film about cultural identity that is both visually stunning and wonderfully engaging.
Lady Chatterley’s lover
A word of warning: Lady Chatterley’s lover is hot. It’s a story that has always been, always will be – and Netflix’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s novel of the same name is no exception to that rule.
This time, young British stars Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) portray the worn-out boots of Lady Constance Reid and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors respectively – two characters from very different worlds who engage in a risky extramarital affair.
Prior to its arrival on Netflix, Lady Chatterley’s Lover enjoyed a brief run in theaters and was almost unanimously praised by critics for its authentic and moving portrayal of forbidden love.
Upcoming Netflix Movies 2023
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Release date: March 10
Idris Elba’s tough detective Luther gets a full-length movie on Netflix in the form of Luther: The Fallen Sun. There are few details on what terrain the film adaptation of the acclaimed BBC series will cover, although we do know that its story will continue the Luther saga on the small screen, where the character will have to “wrestle with a double jeopardy”.
Murder Mystery 2
Release date: March 31
Little is known about Murder Mystery 2 other than the fact that it is a sequel to the 2019 Netflix comedy about a couple whose vacation is turned upside down when they are framed for the murder of a billionaire. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are reprising their roles, so we’re expecting more clever crime action from this one.
Release date: May 12
Recall the general plot of the Netflix thriller: In The Mother, a deadly assassin (Jennifer Lopez) comes out of hiding to protect the daughter she abandoned years earlier on the run from dangerous men. A bit of a change of pace for Lopez after 2022’s glamorous romantic comedy Marry Me. This one was supposed to be released in 2022 but has since been delayed to May 2023.
Release date: June 16
As the name suggests, Extraction 2 is the direct sequel to Sam Hargrave’s 2020 Netflix original film, which sees Chris Hemsworth’s seemingly indestructible hero Tyler Rake return for another high-stakes (and invariably poaching) special mission. Little is known about the film’s premise other than a similar-sounding official Netflix synopsis, but the streamer has shared a behind-the-scenes trailer (above).
They cloned Tyrone
Release date: July 21
Not much is known about They Cloned Tyrone, but its synopsis reads: “A series of eerie events pushes the unlikely trio (Jamie Foxx, John Boyega, and Teyonah Parris) on the trail of a dastardly government conspiracy in this mushy mysterious whim.” So it looks like this new Netflix movie – from first-time director Juel Taylor – has more than a few aces up his sleeve. His cast looks pretty good too.
Release date: October 13
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown returns to Netflix this year in Damsel, a fantasy adventure about a young princess Elodie who is tricked by a prince into being dinner for a terrifying dragon. With a clear mission to debunk the age-old trope of the damsel in distress, this one looks like an action-packed movie for the whole family.
Chicken Escape: Dawn of the Nugget
Release date: November 10 (supposedly)
After a successful, life-threatening escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island for the whole herd, far from the dangers of the human world. When she and Rocky hatch a little girl named Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland, whole chickens face a new and terrible threat. This highly anticipated sequel is being directed by Flushed Away director Sam Fell.
Release date: December 22
Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder returns to Netflix this year with Rebel Moon, an epic space opera rumored to be inspired by both Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. The official synopsis for the film reads: “A peaceful colony at the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate civilians send Kora, a young woman with a mysterious past, to seek out warriors from nearby planets to help them challenge the regent.”
Sounds a bit like Dune to us. Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Djimon Hounsou, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein and Anthony Hopkins have all been confirmed to star in Rebel Moon, which is expected to have a limited theatrical release given its scale.
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
Produced by Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg AND Leading Bradley Cooper (who also directs the film), Maestro focuses on the life and legacy of West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein. Judging by the prosthetics used to transform Cooper into a much older Bernstein, we expect Netflix to be nominated for next year’s Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyle (release date depends).
We have spirit
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon directs this spooky family adventure starring Anthony Mackie and Stranger Things actor David Harbour. After finding a ghost named Ernest haunting their new home, Kevin and his family become overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest mutiny to investigate the mystery of the latter’s past, the family becomes a CIA target instead.
Release date: TBA (2023 confirmed)
The Mothership is a sci-fi adventure that follows Sarah Morse (Halle Berry) one year after her husband (Omari Hardwick) mysteriously disappears from their country farm. When she discovers a strange extraterrestrial object outside their house, Sara and her children begin a race to find a husband, a father and, most importantly, the truth. Sounds ominous.
Release date: TBA (confirmed for 2023)
When an astronaut sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust finds his earthly life falling to pieces, he turns to the only voice that can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a being from the beginning of time that lurks in the shadows of its ship. This movie stars Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano, which intrigues us more than the plot of the movie. No trailer or promotional images for Spaceman have been released yet.
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