Best new movies on Netflix this week: January 2, 2022
A new month means a lot of new movies to watch, but Netflix itself has released some great movies as well. Here’s our pick of the best new movies added to Netflix this week.
If you missed any of Netflix’s new releases this week, go back and check them out here.
If you missed any of our movie recommendations from last week, check out these here where we featured Old boy, Puff, God’s hand, and The shack.
Big fish (2003)
Kind: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Tim burton
To throw: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August
Duration: 125 minutes
Three major Tim Burton movies just landed on Netflix last week and while Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a must-see movie for most, we chose to highlight. Big fish.
Nominated for an Oscar and winning numerous awards elsewhere, this Ewan McGregor-directed drama follows a reporter as he tries to find out more about his slowly dying father.
It’s a magical adventure flick that isn’t talked about much in cinematic circles but perhaps deserves to be.
Scary stories to tell in the dark (2019)
Kind: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Director: André Øvredal
To throw: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush
Writer: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro
Duration: 108 minutes
With Netflix and Guillermo Del Toro now working on many projects together, it’s worth revisiting some of the creator’s past projects. While Del Toro didn’t take the director’s chair for this 2019 film, he was heavily involved.
The beloved mysterious horror takes place in 1968 and sees Stella and her two friends meet a wanderer named Ramón. Together, they find a notebook filled with horror stories.
To tear out (2000)
Kind: Comedy, Crime
Director: Guy ritchie
To throw: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Stephen Graham
Writer: Guy ritchie
Duration: 102 minutes
Guy Ritchie is perhaps best known in recent years for his massive Hollywood blockbusters, be it Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur, The Gentlemen or Disney’s Aladdin. Most Brits, including myself, know him best for his superb 2000 crime drama To tear out.
The incredibly well-written film sees many familiar faces embodying a multitude of characters whose paths all cross after the theft of a priceless diamond.
It ranks just outside of IMDb’s 100 Best Movies of All Time and if you’ve never watched it, we highly recommend it (albeit turning those subtitles on!)
Seal team (2021)
Director: Greig Cameron, Kane Croudace
To throw: JK Simmons, Kristen Schaal, Patrick Warburton
Writer: Greig Cameron, Brian Cleveland, Jason Cleveland
Duration: 98 minutes
Netflix is now the exclusive broadcast home of the South African animated feature Seal Team, which premiered on Netflix on Christmas Eve.
The film makes perfect use of an increasingly popular animation technique, where it’s actually a cross between stop-motion and CG.
In the movie, you follow Quinn who assembles an elite team of seals to take on the sharks.
The lost girl (2021)
Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal
To throw: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard
Writer: Elena Ferrante, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Duration: 121 minutes
Although Do not seek was Netflix’s big Christmas movie for the masses, The Lost Girl is certainly worth watching around the world with rave reviews and is hotly tipped for award seasons in the coming months.
Starred by Olivia Colman (best known for recently appearing in two seasons of The crown), the film follows “a woman’s quiet seaside vacation takes a disturbing turn when her fixation on a young mother staying in a nearby villa awakens memories of her past.”
Against all odds (2016)
Kind: Action, Crime, Drama
Director: David Mackenzie
To throw: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
Writer: Taylor sheridan
Duration: 102 minutes
Stick to award-winning films, Against all odds was among the undercover when he was nominated for 4 Oscars.
The incredible action crime drama is about a divorced father and his older brother (who happens to be an ex-convict) as they seek to save their ranch by any means necessary.
Superb performance throughout makes it a must have and a runtime well under 2 hours.
There are our choices for this week. Let us know which movies you’ve watched on Netflix in the past 7 days in the comments below.