Best New Movies added to Netflix This Week: December 1st, 2019


The Irishman is now available to stream on Netflix

It’s been another excellent week of new movies on Netflix. You’re going to be spoilt for choice this weekend with plenty to choose from the best new movies added to Netflix for December 1st, 2019.

Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:

The Irishman (2019) N

Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano

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Even with the release of Avengers: Endgame, you could easily argue that The Irishman is one of the biggest movie events of the year. With an all-star veteran cast, an incredible director and story, it’s the perfect concoction for multiple Oscars at next year’s academy awards.

Frank Sheeran is a World War 2 veteran and a former hitman for the mob. His time spent during the war in Italy made him a talented killer. Utilizing his skills Frank to meet ends meet became a hitman for the mob. Now in his old age, Frank reflects back on the moments and hits that defined his mob career

Atlantics (2019) N

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director: Mati Diop
Cast: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow, Mame Bineta Sane

Atlantics was a huge success at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, earning the grand prize. Mati Diop’s first appearance at the festival was also the first time a black female director competed in the competition. Atlantics may even go on to win an Oscar at next year’s academy awards.

After months without pay, the workers of a construction site of a futuristic site head to the ocean to seek a better future for themselves and their families. Amongst the workers is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, who is promised to another. Days later after the workers disappear, Ada’s wedding is ruined by fire and mysterious virus begins to spread, but unknown to Ada, Souleiman has returned.

The Score (2001)

Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer

The second film on this list starring Robert De Niro was also the last film Marlon Brando ever starred in. While The Score isn’t held in the highest regard by critics, it’s still an incredible crime-thriller that deserves a watch.

Hoping to retire after a lifetime of crime, veteran thief Nick is convinced into one last heist by young thief Jack.

Holiday Rush (2019) N

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Leslie Small
Cast: Margarita Allen, Andrea-Marie Alphonse, Selena-Marie Alphonse, La La Anthony, Deon Cole

We continue the holiday season with another Christmas Original, Holiday Rush. A heartwarming tale, this is a film that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Single dad and radio DJ Rashon “Rush” Williams loses his job right as his four entitled kids share their pricey Christmas lists. To keep Rush on the air in Pittsburgh, his producer and aunt plan to help him buy another station if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children when they all learn that true joy comes from who you have, not what you have.

Defiance (2008)

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schrieber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davis, Allan Corduner

Based on real events that took place during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick, is a brutal tale that only details a fraction of the horrors of war the Jewish population faced during WW2.

On the run from Nazi occupation, a small Jewish community escape into Belorussian forests. Leading the group, the four Bielski brothers, are faced with the impossible task of providing enough food and shelter for their community.

Malcolm X (1992)

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Albert Hall, Spike Lee

A long and detailed account of the electrifying life of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the biopic earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

The life and career of African American civil rights activist Malcolm X was rife controversy from his early career as a small-time gangster, and his time as a member of the Nation of Islam.

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