Since we usually arrive at the end of any month we usually miss new movies but that doesn’t happen this week. Netflix in the United States (and in some cases the world below) has touched a number of great movies. So let’s dive into our best new movies for this week.
If you want to dive into a new TV show over the weekend, Jacob created his favorite subjects that are the headlines of the new season. You.
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
Article: Drama, mystery, war
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duval
Author: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr
Runtime: 196 minutes
Four decades after its original release, Apocalypse Now is still a perfect classic, and while it’s been on Netflix before, we’re pleased to see it re-added to Netflix.
If you’ve never seen it before, you’re in for some great lessons from the movie from one of the best of all time, Francis Ford Coppola. The war drama follows the mission of an army commander in Cambodia to assassinate a high-ranking officer.
But beware, if you are given more than 3 hours of runtime, you have to set aside the whole afternoon.
This extended version of the classic restores a 49-minute scene cut from the original movie. It is noteworthy that since the re-release of 2001, two additional cuts have been released, including the 2019 final cut, which is the preferred version of Coppola.
Victoria and Abdul (2017)
Article: Biography, drama, history
Director: Stephen Freyers
Cast: Judy Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Piaget-Smith
Author: Lee Hall, Sraboni Basu
Runtime: 111 minutes
Lots of Oscar-nominated films are on our rundown this week and we will continue this drive with Judy Dench’s title 2017 Period-Drama, Victoria and Abdul.
Released by Focus Features, the movie tries to document one of the “most impossible friendships” in history and it does so with grace and, as we mentioned, in 2017 it was highly respected.
This is the first Netflix movie to carry 66% on RottenTomatoes and 6.8 on IMDb.
The forgotten war (2020)
Article: Drama, war
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Cast: Giz Bloom, Jamie Flatters, Susan Rader
Author: Paula van der Ost, Jesse Myman, Pauline van Montzem
Runtime: 124 minutes
One of the biggest things about Netflix is its ability to bring multilingual movies and shows to the public. It is perfectly shown here in the pickup of the Dutch movie where English, German and Dutch are together. Not only that, it is probably the best battle movie on Netflix that has been released under its Netflix original banner.
The movie turns the clock back to World War II where we follow “three young lives become inextricably linked” from different aspects of the war.
It’s got a flashy production budget and is flooding reviews over the weekend and could be one of Netflix’s best movies of the year.
Everything has to go away (2010)
Article: Drama, comedy
Director: Dan Rush
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Jordan Wallace
Author: Dan Rush, Raymond Carver
Runtime: 97 minutes
Based on a short story, this Will Ferrell movie is an absolute treat and if you’re not a fan of Will Ferrell in general, it could lead you to the actor.
Here’s what you can expect if you’ve never seen a good comedy before:
“In the hope of giving up his belongings and starting anew after losing his wife and job, a sad-looking alcoholic sells all his belongings at a yard sale.”
The movie contains 6.4% on IMDb, 73% on RottenTomatoes and 65% on MetaCritic.
Article: Crime, drama, romance
Director: Hani Abu-Asad
Cast: Adam Bakri, Lim Lubani, Iyad Hourani
Author: Hani Abu-Asad
Runtime: 98 minutes
Finally, we are turning our attention to one of the many Arabic headlines licensed by Netflix this week.
We’re Choosing Omar, a 2011 crime drama that was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
Here’s what you can expect from a highly respected movie:
“With his girlfriend Nadia, who lives on the other side of the Israeli-built border wall, the young Palestinian Omar regularly visits her.”
The film is not a light watch at all, as the film covers a lot of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from a Palestinian perspective, so keep in mind.
This is what we have for now. We’ll be back next weekend with more movie picks and if you missed a roundup of our new movies from last week, check them out here.