8 Best New Movies and Series Added to Netflix This Week: October 7-8, 2023


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American Made – Picture: Universal Pictures

It’s one other unbelievable week for brand new additions of films and TV exhibits on Netflix. This previous week has seen the addition of thrillers reminiscent of Fair Play and Ballerina. We’ve additionally seen the addition of David Beckham’s new sports activities docuseries and an animated childhood traditional. 

If you missed any of the brand new releases to come back to Netflix over the previous seven days, you could find roundups and the total checklist of latest titles on our New on Netflix hub web page.

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Here are the very best new films and TV exhibits added to Netflix US this week:

American Made (2017)

Director: Doug Liman
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime | Runtime: 115 Minutes
Cast: Tom Cruise, Domnhall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones

Fans of Netflix’s Narcos shouldn’t be sleeping on American Made. The story explored pilot Barry Seal’s exploits because the pilot who, whereas working for the CIA, helped smuggle tens of millions of {dollars} value of contraband between the USA and the Medellin cartel. A terrific efficiency from Tom Cruise, who all the time appears to thrive in roles that contain him contained in the cockpit of a aircraft.

The film has universally good critiques from each critics and audiences. Over on RottenTomatoes, the film stays licensed recent to this present day with critiques principally praising the efforts of Cruise, who delivers one other standout efficiency.

Ballerina (2023) N

Director: Chung-Hyung Lee
Genre: Action, Thriller | Runtime: 92 Minutes
Cast: Kim Ji-hoon, Jeong Jong-seo, Ji-hun Kim, Park Yu-rim

Korean cinema continues to impress, particularly within the motion thriller style. Not one to draw back from enormous, exhausting and impactful moments, Ballerina will go away you in awe, questioning how a few of the stunt doubles got here away with out damaged limbs.

It is simply the most recent motion drama to come back out of Netflix South Korea, which has had a superb run as of late, and we’re happy to report that Ballerina continues that good run. Next up from the style will probably be Believer 2, scheduled for launch in November.

Fair Play (2023) N

Director: Chloe Domont
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Runtime: 113 Minutes
Cast: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Eddie Marsan, Rich Sommer, Sebastian De Soua

Mystery thrillers are all the time engaging Netflix subscribers, so we totally anticipate Fair Play to be one of many most-watched films on Netflix this weekend and we’re already seeing that within the high 10s.

Thanks to gorgeous performances from each the leads, the film tells the story of a pair (who haven’t but introduced their relationship to the world) on a fair stage, however after a shock promotion (that goes to the sudden particular person), their relationship hits a giant bump as the ability dynamic shifts.

In our official assessment of the film, we gave it a PLAY ranking, concluding:

“A gripping thriller with a brutal, unflinching delivery. Worthwhile themes layered over less than morally sound leads living in a cutthroat world of high finance. While it may rub people the wrong way by its conclusion (including myself the first time around), that is largely by design.”

Lupin (Part 3) N

New Episodes: 7
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama | Runtime: 45 Minutes
Cast: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Hervé Pierre, Soufiane Guerrab, Etan Simon

The world’s favourite gentleman thief returns for half 3 of Netflix’s hottest French authentic sequence. The sequence maintains its quick tempo, wonderful dialogue and wonderful efficiency from lead Omar Sy as per the opposite two launched elements.

Per Netflix, right here’s what you’ll be able to anticipate going into Part 3:

“Now in hiding, Assane must learn to live far from his wife and son. With the suffering they endure because of him, Assane can’t stand it any longer and decides to return to Paris to make them a crazy proposal: leave France and start a new life elsewhere. But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and an unexpected return will turn his plans upside down.”

Beckham (Limited Series) N

New Episodes: 4
Genre: Documentary, Sport | Runtime: 285 Minutes
Featuring: David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Gary Neville, Roy Keane

The world’s first world celebrity, David Beckham, had one hell of a curler coaster of a profession as one of the crucial gifted English midfielders to grace the gorgeous sport. Fisher Stevens’s unbelievable new docuseries provides a tremendous perception into the life and profession of David Beckham by way of archived footage, and unbelievable interviews with Beckham, his spouse Victoria, associates, household, and former teammates.

Perhaps one in all Netflix’s most intimate documentaries on a person thus far, Beckham rockets in our checklist of the very best docu-series on Netflix.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Director: Ron Howard
Genre: Biography, Drama | Runtime: 135 Minutes
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany

Now, returning to the October 1st additions that we weren’t capable of function in final week’s roundup of the very best films, we first spotlight A Beautiful Mind.

In the early 2000s, Russel Crowe was recent off of his Academy Award-winning efficiency in Gladiator. The New Zealand actor put in one other nice efficiency, leading to him incomes a nomination on the 2002 Academy Awards.

The synopsis for A Beautiful Mind is sourced from Letterboxd:

“John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.”

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Director: Marc Webb
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Runtime: 136 Minutes
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen

Andrew Garfield acquired off to a unbelievable begin to life as Spider-Man. In retrospect, due to the discharge of Spider-Man: No Way Home proved simply how a lot love and appreciation the followers had for Garfield’s portrayal.

The synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man is sourced from IMDb:

“After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.”

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Director: Eric ‘Bilbo’ Bergeron, Don Paul
Genre: Adventure, Comedy | Runtime: 89 Minutes
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos

Finally, we transfer on to The Road to El Doradao childhood traditional for a lot of adults immediately that additionally dropped unexpectedly on the primary of the month.

Dreamworks was doing an unimaginable job with its animated tasks within the early 2000s. The soundtrack is unbelievable, with Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh placing in a tremendously charming and unforgettable efficiency as Tulio and Miguel.

The synopsis for The Road to El Dorado has been sourced from Letterboxd:

“After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled “city of gold,” and an unintended journey to the New World. Much to their shock, the map does lead the pair to the legendary metropolis, the place the startled inhabitants promptly start to worship them as gods. The solely query is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they’re value, or is there a bit extra to El Dorado than riches?”

What films and TV exhibits will you be watching on Netflix this week? Let us know within the feedback under!


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