Fistful of Vengeance (2022)
It has a vast library of films, and as each week adds new content, it becomes a habit of sifting through the best of the bunch.
Below are some highlights of new content, as well as CNET's full list of best Netflix movies.
What's new this week (Feb. 14-20)
This month, Netflix has a massive hit. Here are some of this week's highlights.
- Ali Wong: Don Wong (2022) --Comedian's third Netflix stand-up special.
- Blackhat (2015) -- Action thriller starring Chris Hemsworth.
- Fistful of Vengeance (2022) -- Supernatural action thriller. Follow-up to the first season of the TV series Wu Assassins.
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) --Spiritual sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise.
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At the time of filming, these films all feature at least 70 on Metacritic.
Rebecca Hall makes her directorial debut in extraordinary fashion with her adaptation of Nella Larsen's 1929 novel Passing. It tells the story of two light-skinned Black men, one of whom chooses to "pass" in white. Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga embody the duality at the heart of this delicate tale, shot in black and white. Passing is a tender portrait with powerful psychological depths.
Tick, Tick...Boom! (2021)
This biographical musical drama with Jonathan Larson, the late composer behind Rent and Tick... Boom!, is the focus of Andrew Garfield's research. With joy-inducing music, a meaningful narrative about the creative process, and a profound performance from Garfield as Larson, Tick, Tick... Boom! is a gentle and feel-good tribute.
(2021) for The Dig
This fine British drama encases a whole lot of buried treasure with a distinguished cast of Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, and Johnny Flynn. It's based on the true events surrounding the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation, yielding a priceless trove of Anglo-Saxon items hidden in a burial ship. Romantic, intellectual, and moving, The Dig is a complete bogus delight.
The Boys in the Band (2020)
The Boys in the Band sets a new stage for an ensemble cast that all performed the classic play-by-the-same-name's 2018 Broadway revival. Among them: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Matt Bomer. The film brings an fresh meaning to a birthday party held in 1968 when a visitor from the host pays in. The band has a dynamic sound that has enthused meanings.
Herman Mankiewicz, a black-and-white screenwriter, was instrumental in writing Citizen Kane. Reintroduce Old Hollywood, with stunning cinematography, and take in the behind-the-scenes of how studio systems performed in a different time. Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried are among the outstanding actors in this biographical drama that reflects the lightness and darkness of its hero.
The Chicago 7 Trial (2020)
Is the drama based on a true story? Following the real-life trial of a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a historical and entertaining series.
Low Flying Bird (2019)
This sports drama from 2019 was the second time Steven Soderbergh used an iPhone to create a feature film (the first was Unsane)). High Flying Bird is a fascinating piece that can be mastered with advanced direction, editing, and performances.
Marriage Story (2019)
The marriage story about Noah Baumbach is a career you'll want to take. Nicole and Charlie are two of the most powerful performers of their careers, both capable of experiencing emotional and logistically difficult issues. This film is heartbreaking at its best.
The Two Popes (2019)
This biographical drama centered primarily in Vatican City, which follows Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the aftermath of the Vatican leaks scandal. It's as real as it sounds. With a first-class two-hander featuring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins, the two popes pick up a slice of real-life drama.
Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical snapshot of Mexico City's Colonia Roma neighborhood tells a small story with staggering prose. In an album, Cuaron can guide you through the ups and downs of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. In a way you can marvel at the beauty of the photographs.
Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
This Italian film features Bong Joon-ho, so please listen to the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Parasite and include it on this list. Written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Happy as Lazzaro is set on a tobacco farm, where handsome young man attempts to persuade him to falter his own kidnapping. A stunningly shot, cinematic fairytale
Sunday's Illness (2018)
This striking Spanish film will delight you with its stunning imagery and phenomenally good performances from the two authors. Anabel and Chiara, both married, are a distant mother and daughter who reunite for unknown reasons. The sequence here is well-known for those who are partial to deliberately controlled meditations on pain, love, and loss. Masterful.
(2018): The Kindergarten Teacher
Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career best performance in The Kindergarten Teacher, a drama about, yep, a kindergarten teacher. Lisa is displeased with her own life, which makes her or her not pay attention for it. However, the slightly dismal character study by The Kindergarten Teacher may leave you feeling conflicted, but there's no problem about Gyllenhaal's remarkable performance.
Mudbound takes you through the lens of a Black veteran and a white veteran who both had one foot stuck in World War II. With a cast that includes Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell, Mudbound's tempest will take you to the spot.
The Dog's Power (2021)
Jane Campion, the director of Bright Star, has been appointed again to lead The Power of the Dog, which focuses on Phil Burbank, a rancher who uses toxic masculinity to manifest his own hatred, and mocking his brother for falling in love. What happens when Phil starts to feel the same ridiculous sensitivities in each character? Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst have all crafted his masterpiece. The Academy buzz is in the air.
News of the World (2020)
Enjoy Tom Hanks in a Western directed by Jason Bourne's Paul Greengrass. Enjoy Hanks going into Mandalorian single dad mode as Captain Jefferson Kidd, a Civil War veteran who discovers a young girl years after being captured by Native Americans as a child. In between helping to return her to her family, he does his usual job of traveling to towns and reading newspapers for a fraction of the price. Nevertheless, you'll want to take a relaxing ride with pure sympathetic Hank
(2018) The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Coen Brothers start the western dust with a six-vignette anthology program set on the American frontier. One of them is about the titular Buster Scruggs, a chipper singing cowboy who casually sets off a shoot-up in a cantina. There's a dark twist that keeps you on your toes, however, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has been a winner for the Coen Brothers.
The Bronx against amphibians (2020)
The Bronx's borough of New York features young Miguel Martinez, a big-hearted kid who helps raise funds for his local bodega before it's forced to sell. But not just new designer clothing shops are threatening to move in, as well as celebrities. A fresh, entertaining twist on the genre Vampires vs. the Bronx is a twist.
His House (2020)
It follows Bol and Rial, a Sudanese couple who struggle to adapt to their new life in an English town. Don't expect straightforward jump scares; His House draws on the past's psychological specters, adding even more corridors of torment. A heartbreaking, powerful piece.
This slow-burn thriller based on the novella 1922 is a very promising set. One of his career greatest performances is Wilfred James, a farmer who makes the entirely wrong choice to murder his wife with the help of their teenage son. The consequences are harrowing on several levels (if you don't like rats, you really won't enjoy them afterwards).
Gerald's Game (2017)
Mike Flanagan's game adaptation of Gerald's Game, which features Jessie, who goes on holiday with her husband in Alabama, is huge. Largely sticking to a bedroom setting, we see Jessie end up in the awkward situation of being handcuffed to the bed with no one else to help her escape.
Michael (Mark Duplass) and Andy (Ray Romano) are both enjoying a quiet weekend when they need to get rid of their deceased friend. Andy is attempting to take Michael's route to find medication to fix things before they become too painful. Paddleton, with its touching love at its core, is transforming into deftly-affecting places.
My Name Has Been Dolemite (2019)
Eddie Murphy returns from his acting career with a great performance as Rudy Ray Moore, a comedian who played Dolemite in stand-up movies and blaxploitation films from the 1970s. Dolemite Is My Name is a filmmaker who is able to monitor Moore's success and its bizarre and frightening appearances. Both Moore's and Murphy's talents are evident.
Private Life (2018)
Do you want to see Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in a comedy-drama about modern marriage? Private Life is a unique and relatable slice of a New York middle-age couple's struggles with different avenues to have a child. But because Hahn and Giamatti are in it, it sparkles with wit and charm. Add Kayli Carter to the mix as Sadie, a college dropout, and you have another layer to this compelling film about the unpredict
Win It All (2017)
Jake Johnson co-writes this classic comedy from prolific indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg (he was behind the Netflix anthology TV series Easy as well). He follows Eddie, a gambling addict who agrees to stash a duffel bag of cash for a local thug heading to jail. He makes one of the most controversial decisions. Win It All is a delight that reflects Johnson's humor and charisma.
Meyerowitz Stories (2017)
The Meyerowitz Stories is a hefty comedy-drama about Noah Baumbach's dysfunctional adult siblings, played by Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, striving to live in the shadow of their father. A slanted cast, including Dustin Hoffman, plays these intelligent, but disgruntled characters as they weave their poignant tales.
Tramps will effortlessly win your heart if you want a modern romcom that is overflowing with charm. Callum Turner and Grace Van Patten star as Danny and Ellie, a truly honest kid and a streetwise girl who strives to negotiate a shady transaction for a little money.
I'm thinking of completing things (2020)
A psychological thriller that dives deep into the surreal. I'm Thinking of Ending Things certainly won't be for everyone, but it connects you to the frustrations of Jessie Buckley at its heart, who struggles with her seven-week-relationship with Jake (Jesse Plemons). While it stays its welcome a little, I'm Thinking of Ending Things always keeps you on your toes, with atmospheric cinematography and strong performances from Toni Collette and David Thewlis as
Call for a Conference on Climate Change (2020)
The Call is a must-watch for South Korean one, which is revolving around, and a phone call. It rings up until the final moment, plus a wild cat-and-mouse chase that alters the past and present.
This unfavorable thriller set in the remote Scottish Highlands is far from a fantastic getaway. Prepare for a full-on nerve-wringing nightmare that the characters will never forget. Calibre lives up to its reputation, delivering a slick package of horrifying drama. Let the whole force of this one shine.
First They Killed My Father (2017)
Angelina Jolie's fifth and latest film on her directing CV erupted to be her best. Based on Loung Ung's memoir, the biographical thriller reveals the horrors Ung suffered as a child under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. With an empathetic lens, the film "First They Killed My Father" is a unique war film with perseverance and precision.
I Don't Feel Like a Home in This World Anymore (2017)
If you had a bad day, this might be the movie for you. Ruth and her weird neighbor Tony are caught up in their own hands when the authorities refuse to help with a crime. I don't feel at home in This World Anymore is enthralling its story into dark places with even more darker humor. It's beautifully packed 96 minutes will leave you pleasantly surprised.
The Platform (2019)
The Platform, which includes a huge library of internationally acclaimed films, is divided into two categories, with a platform that delivers food to individuals on each of its many levels. This dystopian thriller, which takes shocking, sometimes gruesome turns to the bottom, is devoured.
The Half of It (2020)
Ellie Chu, an eccentric Asian American who was discovered in the remote town of Squahamish, has been adopted by Paul Munsky as a student. Instead, Aster's was able to write a love letter to Aster Flores. It turns out Aster is perfect for Ellie. A story of self-acceptance is a joy.
Jessica James, The Incredible (2017)
Jessica James, who is confident and independent, discusses nothing but her ex. This is an easy encounter for an entertaining night in.
(2021) The Mitchells vs. the Machines
A near-perfect package with the unique appeal of embraceing your peculiarity has just been released on Netflix. From some of the same people who made Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, you get a glimpse into the world of robots. But in the wake of the robot zombie epidemic, the parents' ruffles are frenetic.
I Won't Be Lost (2019)
This award-winning French film focuses on escaping a refrigerator in a laboratory and embarking on a Paris-wide search for the rest of its body. What an opening! With a few flashbacks and an elegant animation, this strange, satisfying story reveals a profound and profound loss in the most poetic ways.
Okja, a part cheeky dark comedy, part a heartfelt environmental thriller, is followed by a young South Korean farmer girl who is a genetically enhanced super-pig. But Okja is the target of a big corporation that wants her delicious flesh. With an English support cast, including Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, Okja sucks you in with its sweetness before showing you a hazy close-up of the meat industry.
Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Spike Lee's hefty war drama follows a group of aging Vietnam War veterans returning to the country to search for their squad leader's remains as well as treasure. Da 5 Bloods offers you a peek at the Vietnam War through Black experiences, delivering an all-time high of racism and warfare.
The Irishman (2019)
The Irishman, who has spanned the lives of its mobsters for several decades, has completed a three-and-a-half-hour crime film. But don't worry: you can break up this tour de force if you need. Always clever and entertaining, with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci commanding the screen, offering a haunting look at their aging roots.
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
If the situation isn't already, director Cary Joji Fukunaga gives you a frightening glance at a youngster who becomes a child soldier in a West African country confronted by civil conflict. Idris Elba and Abraham Attah take on the lead in the film Beasts of No Nation, which is a strange yet profound glimpse into conflict.