Welcome back, movie buffs, to an update on the cinematic delights recently added to Netflix
various library. Just when you thought you’d explored every nook and cranny of Netflix, they’ve thrown even more tantalizing gems into the mix this past week. Notorious for its evolving roster, the streaming giant is true to form and once again surprises us with a mix of critically acclaimed masterpieces, unknown indies and nostalgic legacies.
These ten additions, now just a click away from your living room, offer an eclectic feast of storytelling that reflects the vast expanse of human experience and creativity. Below are what I think are the ten best options for your viewing pleasure. And at the bottom of this article, you’ll find every new movie added to Netflix so far in July 2023.
If you’re interested in reading my weekly updated movie rankings, check them out here.
The outer laws
The outer laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, is an action-packed comedy that unravels a gruesome series of events. Adam DeVine plays Owen Browning, a zealous bank manager, who finds his world turned upside down when he suspects his wayward in-laws, starring Nina Dobrev, Pierce Brosnan and Ellen Barkin, are notorious outlaws. As his wedding approaches, chaos and hilarity ensue, leading to an unexpected adventure that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
WAAM!, a riveting documentary directed by Chris Smith, marks the 40th anniversary of Wham’s debut album ‘Fantastic’. Featuring archive footage and interviews, it celebrates the iconic English pop duo, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The film offers an insider’s perspective on their journey from childhood friends to one of the greatest pop sensations of the 1980s. Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this intimate and nostalgic look at the rise, reign and legacy of Wham!
In Seasons, director Easy Ferrer invites viewers into a heartwarming story about love and friendship. Lovi Poe and Carlo Aquino play best friends who dare to venture into the unpredictable terrain of love again after a series of failed relationships. As they navigate the complexities of their emotions, they may discover that what they’ve been looking for has been right in front of them all along. This Philippine romantic comedy promises to touch hearts with its delightful mix of humour, camaraderie and romance.
In Revolt, directed by José Luis Rugeles, immerse yourself in the tormented life of Joe Arroyo, the famous Colombian salsa singer. Played by Jhon Narváez, Arroyo’s life, marred by claustrophobic unrest, finds a powerful outlet in his moving music. His unique voice became a beacon of emotion and a testament to his unbridled genius. Experience the highs and lows of a legend that defied boundaries and forever transformed the music scene.
Unknown: the lost pyramid
Unknown: the lost pyramid, directed by Max Salomon, embarks on an exciting archaeological expedition in the sands of Saqqara. Renowned Egyptologists Drs. Zahi Hawass and Mostafa Waziri try to uncover Egypt’s buried treasures. Their search for a long-lost pyramid and ancient tomb draws viewers into a compelling story that unfolds with every grain of sand. This captivating documentary series offers viewers a unique opportunity to step into the past and discover the secrets of an ancient civilization.
Super awesome, directed by Matthew Vaughn, turns the superhero genre on its head with unashamed boldness. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicolas Cage, it follows an ordinary teenager who decides to become a true superhero and plunges headfirst into a world of excitement and danger. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action sequences, this film balances humor and high stakes in a way all its own. Expect the unexpected in this bold, entertaining twist on the superhero story that lives up to its name.
In Liar liar, directed by Tom Shadyac, comedy legend Jim Carrey gives one of his most memorable performances. Carrey plays a fast-talking lawyer, who cannot lie for 24 hours after his son makes a birthday wish. This hilarious premise leads to plenty of laugh-out-loud moments as Carrey’s character struggles to navigate his professional and personal life without lying. The result is an exuberant comedy that also offers heartfelt insights into the importance of honesty and integrity.
Bridesmaidsdirected by Paul Feig, offers a riotous and moving look at the chaos and camaraderie of wedding preparations. Kristen Wiig stars as the beleaguered bridesmaid trying to navigate the many pre-wedding disasters and an eccentric group of bridesmaids, including scene thief Melissa McCarthy. Filled with heartfelt humour, emotion and unforgettable comedic set pieces, this movie manages to be both wildly funny and deeply heartfelt. It’s a modern comedy classic that showcases the talent of its exceptional cast and the universal humor and heartbreak of friendship.
JJ Abrams’ Star Trek breathes new life into the iconic sci-fi franchise with an exciting story and a fresh, energetic cast. The film stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the legendary duo, Captain Kirk and Spock, who must team up to save the universe from a formidable foe. With its combination of thrilling action, emotional depth and respectful nods to the source material, this reboot of the Star Trek series is an immersive adventure that appeals to longtime fans and newcomers alike. This space odyssey is a celebration of the enduring power of friendship and a shared destiny.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, reinvents the classic fairy tale with a dark, visually stunning twist. The film stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman who becomes Snow White’s unlikely protector. The film weaves a captivating story of courage and self-discovery, against the backdrop of a breathtakingly beautiful and dangerous landscape. It is a fantastical epic that combines classic storytelling with dramatic action sequences and visual spectacle to create a fairytale for a new generation.
Every new movie added to Netflix in June so far
- 1 June: Bridesmaids (2011); The Huntsman: Winter War (2016); Jumanji (1995); The karate kid (1984); The karate boy part 2 (1986); The karate boy part 3 (1989); Super awesome (2010); Liar liar (1997); Monster trucks (2016); Pride and prejudice (2005); Gala night (2008); Rush hour (1998); Rush hour 2 (2001); Rush hour 3 (2007); Snow White and the Huntsman (2012); The squid and the whale (2005); Star Trek (2009); Star Trek Into Darkness (2013); The sweetest (2002); Thank you for your service (2017); Titanic (1997); Uncle Bok (1989); Warm bodies (2013); White House down (2013).
- 3 July: Unknown: the lost pyramid (2023)
- July 5: Home wrecker (2023); Uprising / Uprising (2022); WAAM! (2023)
- 6th of July: Cash / gold brick (2023)
- July 7: The outer laws (2023); Seasons (2023)
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