Best new movies on Netflix this week: Memorial Day 2022
Looking for a new movie this federal holiday? We’re here to give you a hand with the new movies available on Netflix, and we’ll be picking up some other highlights for the long weekend as well.
We will therefore divide this article into three parts. First, we’ll cover our favorite Memorial Day movie picks currently on Netflix in the US. We’ll then move on to three picks that landed this week on Netflix, and then a final pick of a movie that will be leaving the service in the coming days. Next, we will list the 14 most popular movies on Netflix in the United States in the last 7 days.
Choice of Memorial Day movies on Netflix
Netflix has access to a number of great Memorial Day movie picks, here are our top 5:
- Saving Private Ryan – Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster that charts a team’s journey to rescue the last 4 brothers and send him home.
- Full Metal Jacket – The Stanley Kubrick classic that follows a US Marine from boot camp to the battlefield.
- A company of heroes – A group of Allied soldiers in World War II seek to repel the last major German offensive. This movie is set to leave Netflix on June 1.
- The cannons of Navarone – This 1961 film is a military classic although it is about British forces as opposed to the United States.
- The bombardment – An excellent Danish military film that came out earlier this year. Shows the darker side of World War II after a failed bombing accidentally targets a school.
Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019)
Gender: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Albert Shin
Cast: Addison Tymec, Mikayla Radan, Tim Beresford
Writer: James Schultz, Albert Shin
Duration: 100 minutes
Price: 1 victory and 9 nominations
Our big new blockbuster movie of the week is Disappearance at Clifton Hill which arrived on Netflix on Sunday.
The Canadian-produced thriller tells the story of a young woman who returns home to Niagara Falls, when she inherits a family motel after her mother’s death and becomes obsessed with reconstructing unfinished childhood memories of to have witnessed an abduction.
The film holds a 74% on RottenTomatoes the critical consensus being:Certainly a little less than the sum of its intriguing parts, Disappearance at Clifton Hill provides an entertaining diversion for noir fans.
Norm Macdonald: Nothing special (2022)
Gender: stand up comedy
Director: Norman Macdonald
Cast: Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon
Duration: 86 minutes
We had a choice of two stand-up specials to put on this list this week, but since you’ve no doubt heard of the Ricky Gervais special, we wanted to highlight Norm Macdonald’s latest comedy special.
Best known for SNL and stand-up, the late comic sadly passed away last year but recorded one last special in secret which drops on Netflix today.
The set includes riffs on casinos, cannibalism, wills and life itself.
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special is now on Netflix worldwide.
Here is a short excerpt from the new special: pic.twitter.com/rKzGABdwvR
— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) May 30, 2022
Junior Tools (2022)
Gender: Drama, Family, Sports
Director: Mridul Mahendra
Cast: Sara Arjun, Varun Buddhadev, Sanjay Dutt
Writer: Mridul Mahendra
Duration: 132 minutes
Finally, we move on to our International Movie of the Week which follows Netflix’s trend of picking up huge theatrical releases from the region and giving them to not just Netflix India but everywhere else in the world.
Our very own Kathy Gibson gave the film 2.5 stars out of 10 saying “If you can get through the slow first half, the second half of TOOLSIDAS JUNIOR is very entertaining and thoughtful.”
Last chance to watch on Netflix Pick
Superior gun (1986)
Leaving Netflix: Wednesday, June 1
With the release of Top Gun: Maverick in cinemas over the weekend, many returned to rewatch or watch for the first time the film that launched Pete Mitchell’s racing career.
It seems most know that the original Top Gun movie has been on Netflix ever since it returned to the top 10 in the US on May 24 and climbed to the top spot on May 28-29.
His time on Netflix is coming to an end, as Paramount will retire Netflix’s license on Wednesday.
Most popular movies on Netflix this week
Finally, let’s take a look at the 14 movies that made it into Netflix’s top 10 in the last 7 days:
- Secondary year (71 points)
- Asshole 4.5 (70 points)
- A perfect match (69 points)
- Ben is back (49)
- Superior gun (43)
- Our Father (37)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (29)
- Tuscany (27 points)
- Borrego (14)
- Damn love too (9 points)
- Operation Ground Meat (7)
- Marmaduke (6 points)
- RRR (3 points)
- Den of Thieves (1 point)
What new movies have you watched on Netflix lately? Let us know in the comments below.