13 Best New Movies On Netflx To Dive Into Right Now

At the start of each month, Netflix subscribers are introduced to a captivating array of best new movies to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.

And to save you the frustration of scrolling through hundreds of newly added features, here’s a succinct list of some of the best new offerings on the streaming portal right now. From childhood favorites, thought-provoking dramas, ’80s classics and eccentric indie flicks, there’s certainly a lot that’s become available in the past few weeks. Take a look!

1. The Big Short

  • Year: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

There’s clearly something incredibly appealing about a good ol’ financial crisis because Hollywood keeps making movies about such fraught situations. When The Big Short was released in 2015, it had quite the Oscar. And naturally, we wouldn’t expect anything else from an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale.

2. The Fundamentals Of Caring

  • Release: 2016
  • Who’s in it? Craig Roberts, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez

Audiences love to lap up a decent indie flick and straight-to-Netflix offering The Fundamentals of Caring doesn’t disappoint. Paul Rudd stars as Ben, who becomes a caregiver following the death of his son and the painful breakdown of his marriage. Yet, when his first assignment turns out to be Trevor, a young man in a wheelchair who suffers from Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, his eyes are opened to the brand new world around him as they embark on a road trip of self-discovery.

Also, pop princess Selena Gomez stars as a runaway with a foul mouth and a bad-smoking habit, so you wouldn’t want to miss that.

3. Colonia

  • Year: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist

Ever since the final credits of the Harry Potter series rolled, Emma Watson has been dead-set on shedding her Hermione image. In Colonia, she succeeds in doing just this.

The British actress pairs up with Daniel Brühl in a historical drama about a young woman’s desperation to find her abducted boyfriend after the Pinochet coup in Chile in the ’70s. In the process, she is drawn into an infamous sect that nobody has ever been able to escape from. Ahead of , this is perhaps Watson’s boldest role to date.

4. The Wave

  • Year: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro

Ahead of director Roar Uthaug’s next big release that is , The Wave is a Norwegian disaster movie with a unique humanistic focus. All hell is let loose when a narrow fjord collapses, creating a monstrous tsunami, leaving a geologist and his family caught in the middle of the mayhem.

5. Spotlight

  • Release: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Based on , Spotlight casts a glance at the systematic cover-up of the sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Church. It sees a group of reporters at the Boston Globe dive right into molestation allegations trickling out of the local Archdiocese, leading to horrific revelations.

Considering this feature went on to win Best Motion Picture of the Year at 2016’s Academy Awards, it is most definitely worth your attention on Netflix.

6. Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

  • Year: 2006
  • Who’s in it? Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan, Shad Moss

Once you’re done with the OG The Fast and the Furious that’s also , rev up your engines for Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Sadly, Paul Walker doesn’t star in this one, and Vin Diesel only makes a cameo, but the action-packed feature still remains an example of why the franchise went on to become

7. Memoria

  • Release: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Sam Dillon, Thomas Mann, James Franco

James Franco’s drama Memoria also recently joined Netflix as one of its new movies, focusing its attention on a young boy who is struggling to find his own little place in the world. As well as being confronted by a slacker group of pals and bearing an intense affection for a girl that doesn’t even know his name, he is also pressured to come to terms with his increasingly dysfunctional family.

A small film with a lasting impact, Memoria is executed with intelligence and guts, ensuring it won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

8. Final Destination 3

  • Year: 2006
  • Who’s in it? Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche

Deadly rollercoasters, malfunctioning sunbeds and catastrophic highway collisions, there’s a lot in teen horror Final Destination 3 that will make you fear the real world. Watch if you dare.

9. Back To The Future

  • Year: 1985
  • Who’s in it? Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, Crispin Glover

Take a trip back to the ’80s and relive all of the three Back to the Future movies that recently hit Netflix. The above trailer is for the first one in the series that sees Marty McFly collide with eccentric scientist Doc.

There’s a reason why this has remained a classic over the years and now you can get your nostalgia fix from the comfort of your own Netflix account.

10. Mean Girls

  • Year: 2004
  • Who’s in it? Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Tina Fey, Lacey Chabert

Relive Lindsay Lohan’s humble beginnings (aside from The Parent Trap, of course) and wiggle your way into the circle of The Plastics once again. It’s no wonder that Mean Girls quickly garnered a cult following when it was first released back in 2004, and today it remains one of the most quotable chick-flicks to ever grace our screens. Move aside, Regina George, because years on, this movie is officially “fetch.”

11. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

  • Year: 2011
  • Who’s in it? Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock

Adapted from the bestselling novel from Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a poignant little tale about a boy who has suffered the loss of his father when New York is rocked by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Finding a key in a vase belonging to his dad, he embarks on a journey around the metropolis in search of a final message.

12. Gladiator

  • Year: 2000
  • Who’s in it? Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

In 2000, Russell Crowe stepped into perhaps his most legendary role to-date as betrayed Roman general Maximus. With his family murdered, he enters Rome as a ruthless gladiator on a mission to seek revenge against the emperor’s corrupt son. Sixteen years on, the feature remains as powerful as it was upon its release.

13. The Little Prince

  • Year: 2015
  • Who’s in it? Rachel McAdams, Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridges, Paul Rudd

Ever since it was published in 1943, The Little Prince has been melting hearts all over the world. Originally penned by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the on-screen adaptation tells the story of a little girl who meets an old pilot and together they embark on an adventure to an extraordinary world where everything is possible. A truly stunning Netflix release.

Which new Netflix movie will you be watching next?


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