Best new movies on Netflix this week: September 17 and 18, 2022
It’s time for another roundup of the best new movies on Netflix, where we’ll take a look at what’s been added in the last 7 days and pick the five you should be watching right now plus one (two in this case) that are on the way. in the next few days.
Did you miss any of the new releases on Netflix this week? Find our daily recaps and our full list via our new releases on the Netflix hub.
Best Netflix Original Movies Added to Netflix This Week
Note: These movies have been added to Netflix worldwide.
Gender: The comedy
Director: Jennifer KaytinRobinson
Cast: Sophie Turner, Maya Hawke, Cassady McClincy
Writer: Celeste Ballard, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Duration: 118 minutes
Complete with a stunning 90s soundtrack and two stars at their best Revengea Hitchcockian dark comedy that sees two teenagers team up to exact revenge on anyone who has hurt them.
According to our review, watch this if you like movies like Heathers, Jawbreaker, Clueless, and cruel intentions.
Drift home (2022)
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Cast: Daiki Yamashita, Kana Hanazawa, Nana Mizuki
Writer: Hiroyasu Ishida, Hayashi Mori
Duration: 120 minutes
Over the years, Netflix has released some absolutely stunning animated films, whether At a glance, Bubble Where The words are bubbling like sodas but this week we saw perhaps one of their biggest and best entries yet in the form of Drift home.
The exactly two-hour film sees two sixth-graders revisit their old apartment building where they grew up but find themselves trapped with nothing but an endless sea around them.
It contains many metaphors of life like the best Studio Ghibli films and reviews on everything down to the art style and story have been widely praised so far.
Best Licensed Movies Added to Netflix This Week
These movie picks are specifically for new additions to Netflix US and availability in other regions may vary.
Father Stu (2022)
Gender: Biography, Drama
Director: Rosalind Ross
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver
Writer: Rosalind Ross
Duration: 124 minutes
Father Stu, starring Mark Wahlberg, is coming to Netflix as part of Sony’s first window deal this week.
The movie split reviews when it hit theaters earlier this year, but now, with only your time to spare, you can check it out on Netflix to see if it’s for you.
The film is based on the true story of a beaten boxer who pivots his career to becoming a priest.
This is just one of many Wahlberg films that can now be found on Netflix US. Recently we saw the release of Unexplored more me time with the actor. The latter was a Netflix Original, the actor’s next second Spencer Confidential.
big words (2013)
Director: jason batman
Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney
Writer: Andrew Dodge
Duration: 89 minutes
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably missing Jason Bateman in his quintessential role as Marty Byrde in ozark. Before playing the money launderer, Bateman was synonymous with comedy acting primarily for Arrested Development. One of his lesser known roles is in big words which he also directed.
Here’s what you can expect if you check it out:
“A misanthropic man sets out to get revenge on his estranged father, by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Figuring it would destroy his father and everything he worked so hard at the helm of the Spelling Championship organization, Guy Trilby eventually discovers that winning isn’t necessary for revenge and that friendship is a blessing, not a curse.
Gender: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West
Writer: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Duration: 111 minutes
Finally, we wrap up our suggestions with a great period drama that many Netflixers watched this week if we want to track Netflix’s top 10.
Here’s what you can expect from the film:
“Transported to glittering Paris, a woman writes for her husband and, on the strength of success, fights for her identity as a writer and a free thinker.”
The film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an 87% rating with critics saying, “Formally familiar but a brilliant match for its lead role, Colette is a highly entertaining biopic and a long-awaited testament to Keira Knightley’s underrated gifts.
Last chance to watch on Netflix
blade runner Movies
It’s your last week to watch both the original blade runner movie and the sequel, which took nearly four decades to release.
Both movies are fantastic bits of sci-fi with the original universally loved while the sequel is a bit more controversial.
Both films release September 26. You’ll especially want to gift them a watch given that the Blade Runner universe is set to expand soon with a TV series in development at Amazon Prime Video.
What movies are you watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below.