It”s time to take a look at the full list of what”s new on Netflix and pick some of our top highlights for the week ahead. Next, we”ll show you five must-see movies that have recently come to Netflix.
If you”d like to see a list of our 20 favorite movies on Netflix now, check out our June 2021 must-see list. Also, if you”ve missed any of the new releases so far this month, check them all out in our Netflix What”s New hub.
Now let”s dive into our top movie choices!
Gender: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Principal: Alexander Payne
List: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Writer: Tom Perrotta (novel), Alexander Payne (screenplay), Jim Taylor (screenplay)
Runtime: 103 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins and 33 nominations.
We”ll start with a movie you may have missed along the way.
Added to Netflix earlier this month, but probably muffled, is an oft-forgotten comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick.
Here”s what you can expect if you”ve never seen it before:
“Tracy Flick seems to have the election for student council president stitched together until a teacher arrests a worthy opponent: a popular football player.”
A Private War (2018)
Gender: Biography, Drama, War
Principal: Matthew Heineman
List: Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Moen, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay
Writer: Arash Amel, Marie Brenner (based on Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin”s Private War” by)
Runtime: 110 min
Awards: 2 wins and 9 nominations.
As we mentioned in our weekend recap last week, somehow Netflix managed to screw up the film”s art and discovery, but that seems to have been fixed.
Either way, this is an excellent, lower-budget film that Rosamund Pike continues to demonstrate why she is one of the best on the market today.
Gender: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Principal: Mark Shallow
List: Gethin Anthony, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Sebastian Armesto
Writer: Mark Shallow
Runtime: 98 min
Awards: 6 wins and 2 nominations
Mark Raso is a director who has been seen many times on Netflix before, and this week Netflix released its newest title, Awake. Unfortunately, we”d have a hard time recommending this title, so let”s highlight it instead. Copenhagen who arrived with him.
Complete with an all-star cast, this adventure and romance film tells the story of a man who falls in love with someone half his age. If you liked Kodachrome on Netflix, it has a very familiar feel, so give it a try.
Wish Dragon (2021)
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Principal: Chris Appelhans
List: John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Writer: Chris Appelhans, Xiaocao Liu
Runtime: 98 min
The second major acquisition that Netflix has made of Sony Pictures is an acquisition that Sony itself has made of China.
The superbly animated film tells the family story of a child who seeks to understand the world and does so with the help of a wish-fulfilling dragon.
We haven”t heard much about this one other than the usual release day antics, so our hope is that it will slowly grow in popularity over the days and months to come. Anyway, don”t sleep on it, it”s glorious.
Until midnight (2018)
Gender: drama, thriller
Principal: Tariq Alkazim
List: Ahmed Khamis Ali, Chuka Ekweogwu, Hiba Hamoui, Rik Aby
Writer: Tariq Alkazim
Runtime: 78 min
Finally, our international highlight this week is until midnight coming from the UAE.
The highly revised horror title follows a newlywed man who returns home, but finds something sinister and must fight them. It”s intense and an excellent example of a top movie that Netflix can fish
What movies have you been watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments.