14 Movies to watch on Netflix right now: Best Netflix New Releases

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There is a rationale behind the fact that all of the most popular movies on Netflix are older films because Netflix’s well of the good new films is completely dry. We had high hopes that The Takedown, a new movie on Netflix starring Omar Sy from Lupin, would be included in our list, but unfortunately, the film is not very excellent. (I mean, go ahead and watch it since Sy is someone we adore.) The good news is that there are a lot of other movies to see, so why don’t you catch up on some of the gems you’ve missed, like Blood Red Sky or Da 5 Bloods?

The following is a list of the top movies currently available to watch on Netflix. To ensure that the information presented is up to date, we will be focusing on showcasing the very best new releases (regardless of whether they are new everywhere or only to Netflix), along with some of our personal favorites and Netflix originals.

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Bubble

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The director Tetsuro Araki and the author Gen Urobuchi are two of the most well-known names in the animation industry. This artistically magnificent anime was produced by Wit Studios, which is also responsible for Attack on Titan and Ranking of Kings, amongst other titles. And the graphics had better be excellent as well, for the tale is a little weak, stealing from “The Little Mermaid” as a girl who can’t learn to navigate a new world where parkour is the primary means of navigating Tokyo. The story is set in Tokyo. But, hey, it has a good appearance.

Star cast: Jun Shison, Riria, Alice Hirose, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji, Tasuku Hatanaka

IMDB ratings: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 50%

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The Apollo 10 1/2 Story: Growing Up in the Space Age

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Richard Linklater uses the animation technique known as rotoscoping, which he previously used in Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. This technique involves drawing over each film frame to create the illusion of realistic movement while maintaining a dreamlike quality. This time, it tells a tale about his very real upbringing growing up in Houston in the late 1960s and a very fictional story about a 10-year-old kid who journeys to the moon in a secret NASA operation.

 Linklater does an excellent job of capturing the spirit of coming-of-age and young energy in this sentimental and upbeat story about the loss of childhood innocence amid a time of great upheaval. In addition to that, it features a beautiful score. If you want to make your parents laugh, show them this video. (The same goes for you.)

Star cast: Glen Powell, Zachary Levi, Jack Black

IMDB ratings: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Windfall

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This claustrophobic single-location thriller that Netflix calls “Hitchcockian” is led by a superb ensemble that is restricted. However, it includes Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons as its leading characters. Plemons and Collins play a wealthy man and his wife, respectively, who arrive at their holiday house just as Segel commits a robbery there. After taking them prisoner, things start to take a psychological turn. You already know that this is a movie about ideas since the characters have no names; all they are identified as are “CEO,” “Wife,” and “Nobody.” Those who have and those who do not have. You can be sure that even if it’s not great, it’s at least intriguing since the reviews vary from praising it highly to blistering it. Any story can be made better with a cast like that. Check out Jesse Plemons’s credits on IMDb! The guy has excellent taste in a variety of jobs.

Star cast: Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, Jason Segel

IMDB ratings: 5.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 59%

Read more: How to Watch Windfall on Netflix

The Weekend Away

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Is this the most significant accomplishment in the history of cinema? Of course not. Do I have the confidence to promote it because I believe that our culture should honor Leighton Meester whenever we have the opportunity to do so? You bet. This is the most recent film to be released in the subgenre of mysteries in which a lady vanishes for unknown reasons while another character suffers mentally as a result. Beth, played by Meester, is a new mother who is talked into going on a ladies’ holiday to Croatia. 

Star cast: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris, Amar Bukvić, Iva Mihalić, Adrian Pezdirc, Parth Thakerar

IMDB ratings: 5.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 40%

Read more: How to Watch The Weekend on Netflix

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

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When it comes to commercial aircraft, Boeing was previously regarded as the industry leader; yet, in the space of only six months beginning in late 2018, two of its brand-new 737 Max models crashed to the ground. Boeing took to great lengths to conceal that the malfunctioning safety system was to blame, even though the pilots were unaware. Using interviews with former Boeing workers, journalists, and politicians, the documentary directed by Rory Kennedy investigates how the company’s avarice contributed to the deaths of hundreds of people. The documentary is not very entertaining, but it is pretty detailed and argues its point well.

IMDB ratings: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

The Tinder Swindler

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This terrifying video about a con guy who used Tinder to — you guessed it — scam unsuspecting women into giving over their credit cards and taking out loans to route him cash will make you want to track down this monster on your own. This guy would charm ladies he met on the dating app and set them up to be his next source of revenue by putting up a front of luxury paid for by his current target. After doing so, he would vanish into the internet and tropical places where he would party his ass off at their expense. The documentary itself isn’t exceptionally well-made, but the tale it tells is compelling, and it shows proper sympathy for the people who were hurt in the tragedy.

Star cast: Simon Leviev, Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm, Ayleen Charlotte, Erlend Ofte Arntsen, Kristoffer Kumar, Natalie Remøe Hansen.

IMDB ratings: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

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Annabelle: Creation

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For everyone who saw Annabelle and wondered, “Cool, but where did this haunted doll even originate from?” this article is for you. It recounts the history of the doll that gives the film its name, Annabelle, and how she got to be the evil doll that everyone knows and fears. There are usually a surprising number of nuns in the Conjuring movies, and Annabelle: Creation is just one of them. You may not expect to see as many nuns as you do in these films.

Star cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist, Lulu Wilson, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall

IMDB ratings: 6.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 71%

The lost Daughter

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The first film Maggie Gyllenhaal directed is a psychologically satisfying work of darkness. Olivia Colman plays the role of Leda, a college professor who goes on a single vacation to Greece. While there, she meets Nina (Dakota Johnson), a young mother burdened by her responsibilities, and quickly becomes fascinated with her. Elena Ferrante wrote the book. Nina causes Leda to face memories of her own experience as a young mother, and the trip swiftly transforms from a relaxing getaway into a holiday from hell. In flashbacks, Jessie Buckley portrays the younger version of Leda, while the remainder of the ensemble includes Peter Sarsgaard, Ed Harris, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Paul Mescal.

Star cast: Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Professor Hardy

IMDB ratings: 6.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Don’t Look Up

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With this raucous and hilarious satire comedy, director Adam McKay manages to make climate change laughable. The characters portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are astronomers who become aware that a comet with the potential to cause mass extinction is headed in the direction of Earth and then go on a media tour to warn humanity. However, the government, the media, and the general people react negatively, hysterically, or completely disregard their warning. It’s about as subtle as a comet crashing into the surface of the Earth. Still, the emotion-driven political objectives in Adam McKay’s recent movies give them a lot of energy. The ridiculously star-studded ensemble includes well-known actors such as Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, and Meryl Streep.

Star cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett,Rob Morgan

IMDB ratings: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 55%

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The Hand of God

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Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian movie magician who previously directed “The Young Pope,” is in top form with his intensely personal coming-of-age drama “The Hand of God,” which will almost indeed be nominated for an Academy Award in the category “International Feature Film” the following year.  The story is connected to the notorious “hand of god” move made famous by soccer player Diego Maradona. Even if some people point out how messy it is, nobody can dispute that it is stunningly beautiful.

Star cast: Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri.

IMDB ratings: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

The Power of the Dog

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The first film that Jane Campion has directed since 2009 takes place on a ranch and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a ruthless rancher. The Western, which takes place in 1925, swiftly reaches a boiling point and maintains it when Jesse Plemons’ character, a rancher, marries Kirsten Dunst, a woman who Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, the rancher’s brother, really dislikes. This Western is not the one to see if you are looking for a shoot them up, but it is a masterpiece in building suspense and delivering compelling performances.

Star cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Geneviève Lemon

IMDB ratings: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

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Procession

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It took Robert Greene’s gut-wrenching documentary only two months to make its premiere at Telluride. Now it has arrived on Netflix, a rapid turnaround that belies the work put into creating this film. The procession was a documentary shot over three years and focused on six men who were abused as boys by Catholic priests in the diocese of Kansas City, Missouri, while they were younger. The guys work with Greene and a therapist who incorporates theater into her practice to make short films on their traumatic experiences. The project that Greene is working on is one of a kind. This is a must-read tale on how to face evil in your life.

Star cast: Joe Eldred, Mike Foreman, Ed Gavagan, Dan Laurine, Monica Phinney, Michael Sandridge, Ryan Trobough, Terrick Trobough.

IMDB ratings: 7.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

7 Prisoners

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Watching the Brazilian film 7 Prisoners, a stressful movie about the exploitation of desperate young men and women searching for labor in South America, will provide you with an experience that will open your eyes to the world of cinema. Rodrigo Santoro, star of the HBO series Westworld, plays the role of the proprietor of a salvage yard who exploits young people from rural Brazil by making them believe they have been offered employment in the city.  This is the film’s most compelling aspect. Despite the weighty subject matter, filmmaker Alexandre Moratto can maintain the mood raw and dramatic rather than gloomy throughout the film.

Star cast: André Abujamra, Mayara Batista, Maurício de Barros, Josias Duarte, Cecília Homem de Mello, Vitor Julian, Christian Malheiros, Clayton Mariano.

IMDB ratings: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Passing

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Would you be willing to give up your culture if doing so meant you might simplify your life? Tessa Thompson plays a Black woman who runs into a childhood friend (Ruth Negga) who has been passing for a white woman, bringing up questions of racial identity and whitewashing. The film is set in New York City in the 1920s and stars Ruth Negga as the white woman. The film is a stirring drama. Ruth Negga plays the white woman. Passing, filmed entirely in black and white and had superb performances from Thompson, Negga, and André Holland, is already creating discussion for the Academy Awards.

Star cast: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alexander Skarsgård, Justus Davis Graham.

IMDB ratings: 7.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%