Welcome to your first weekly roundup of our favorite new movies added to Netflix in the last seven days. Below, we’ll pick five movies you should be watching on Netflix this weekend for those living in the US (and worldwide in the case of a couple picks).
Want to check out some of our TV picks for the week? The week was led by The Walking Dead Y ginny and georgia.
Gender: Biography, Theater
Director: garth davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
Writer: Saroo Brierley Luke Davies
Execution time: 118min / 1h 58m
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Our first movie was among the first additions of the month and one that has yet to make the Netflix top 10 this week.
Nominated for six Oscars, the film revolves around a man who returns home years after being adopted to discover his true background and, hopefully, his birth family.
The heartwarming film was a real hit with critics and makes an inspiring family watch.
It’s of course a great time to invest in Dev Patel, with at least two major projects featuring or coming from the actor. He is set to star in the Wes Anderson movie, The Marvelous by Henry Sugar Y Monkey Man.
Gender: Romantic drama
Director: mike nichols
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen
Writer: patrick marber
Execution time: 104min / 1h 44m
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Continuing with the theme of Oscar nominated films, we go back almost 20 years to 2004, when this ensemble romantic drama film was released to the world.
Close is about what happens when a writer, a stripper, a photographer, and a dermatologist engage in a series of romantic encounters with each other. The end result is a complicated tangle.
the pale blue eye (2022)
Gender: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director: scott cooper
Cast: Christian Bale Harry Melling Fred Hechinger
Writer: Louis Bayard, Scott Cooper
Execution time: 128min / 2h 8m
Netflix’s first major new movie for 2023 is Christian Bale and Harry Melling’s period crime flick, the pale blue eye.
Also in select theaters over Christmas, the title is about a retired detective who recruits a wily cadet named Edgar Allan Poe, who helps him solve a grisly murder mystery at the Military Academy.
In our review of the film, we conclude:
“Given the cast and the use of Poe as a character in a murder mystery, this movie should have been much stronger than it was. Melling’s performance and strong finish from him save a very slow and tedious start”.
king kong (2005)
Gender: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: peter jackson
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody
Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Execution time: 187 min / 3h 7m
Awards: He won 3 Oscars.
Next we move on to a movie that made the top 10 this week and for good reason. We refer to Peter Jackson’s iconic version of the classic story, which Netflix even adapted with the children’s series. Kong: King of the Apes.
The Guardian at the time of release, he said that the film «certainly equals, and even surpasses, everything Jackson did in The Lord of the Rings.»
Longtime Netflix subscribers will know that this isn’t the first time King Kong has been available on the service, but it is the first time in almost 3 years, so it’s worth revisiting.
mars one (2022)
Director: gabriel martins
Cast: Cícero Lucas, Carlos Francisco, Camilla Damião
Writer: gabriel martins
Execution time: 115min / 1h 55m
For our international attention this week, we are going to recommend ARRAY’s latest release on Netflix in the form of a Brazilian LGBTQ drama. mars one.
Released on Netflix exclusively on January 5, the new film follows a close-knit family navigating their lives together but also separately, one of whom has the express goal of living on Mars.
The film has a score of 100% on RottenTomatoes from critics.
Most watched movies on Netflix US this week
On track to become the third biggest Netflix movie of all time, it’s no surprise that glass onion continued its reign in the top 10 Netflix movies all week:
- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – 79 points
- White noise – 63 points
- Trolls – 56 points
- Matilda the Musical by Roald Dahl – 55 points
- No escape – 33 points
- The Invitation – 30 points
- Sing 2 – 28 points
- Bullet Train – 23 points
- King Kong – 16 points
- Pale Blue Eye – 10 points
- Life – 10 points
- Longest Yard – 8 points
- Side effects – 8 points
- After Ever Happy – 8 points
- Jak zostalem gangsterem. Prawdziwa Story – 7 points
- Bad Boys – 5 points
- 7 where there is a mystery – 1 point
What are you watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below.