Best New Movies Added to Netflix This Week: October 6th, 2019


Raging Bull is now available to stream on Netflix

It’s been another excellent week of new movies on Netflix. There’s a distinct lack of Originals, but regardless, there are some beloved classics we all know you’ll love. Here are the best new movies added to Netflix for October 6th, 2019

N = Netflix Original

Raging Bull (1980)

in light of The Irishman imminent arrival on Netflix, it’s only fitting that one of Scorsese’s greatest films of his long career has arrived on Netflix.  An exquisite piece of storytelling, and an excellent performance by Robert De Niro that rightfully earned him the Academy Award for best actor that year.

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Boxer, Jake LaMotta climbs to the very top of the middleweight division and is crowned in the glory of being a champion, finds a beautiful new wife and is highly respected. But his inability to express his feelings eventually catches up with him in the ring cascading into his personal life as it spirals out of control.

In the Tall Grass (2019) N

The third Stephen King adaptation by Netflix, and potentially one of the best yet. This Original is one of many films coming to the streaming service during Netflix & Chills for October.

When Cal and his sister Becky hear a young boy’s cry for help, they run into the vast field of grass in an attempt to help him. As they venture further and further into the field it’s not long before they discover that there’s no way out.

Sin City (2004)

Stylistic in its approach, Sin City was one of the most visually striking films of the noughties. Ripped from the very pages of Frank Millers’ comic-book, Sin City was directed by Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino (special guest) and the very author himself, Frank Miller.

Through a quartet of stories, we explore the cesspool that is Basin City. A vigilante on the tear looking for his long lost love, an aging cop that attempts to save the life of a young girl, and a prostitute attempting to escape her old life and pimp with her new boyfriend.

Bad Boys & Bad Boys 2 (1995/2003)

The Bad Boys return to our cinema screens in January 2020, so make sure you catch up on all their antics from the first two films. Michael Bay is at his absolute explosiveness, and with plenty of action throughout, it’s impossible to not be entertained.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Taking time away from his usualy comedic roles, Will Smith’s portrayal of real-life father Christopher Gardner earned the actor a well deserved Oscar nomination for Best Actor. This film also saw a young Jaden Smith, Will’s son, play the son of Christopher Gardner and audiences were charmed by the young man’s brave performance with his dad.

Life was looking incredible for Chris Gardner, he had a beautiful wife, a loving son and a dream. When his dream is shattered, so is his life. Left homeless after his eviction, Chris and his son jump from place to place, trying to stand on their feet. Chris is given a lifeline when he is offered an unpaid internship as a stockbroker.

Trainspotting (1996)

Scottish cinema doesn’t get any better than Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. A brutal story of friendship, love, and an overwhelming amount of drugs, Trainspotting was truly one of the finest pieces of cinema in the mid-90s.

Heroin addict Mark Renton is trying to kick his addiction after being arrested, but bad choices and equally questionable friends bend his will.

Troy (2004)

A story almost as old as civilization itself, Troy is one of the great epics of the ancient world. Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, Troy was a huge commercial success in the mid 200s bringing in almost half a million dollars worldwide. Not to mention Brad Pitt at peak physical fitness is a plus for many too.

When the Trojan Prince, Paris, steals Queen Helen of Troy away from the Spartan King, the Spartan’s declare war on Troy. Setting sail a thousand ships, the Spartans are ready to conquer the Trojans and win back their King’s wife.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Men in Black 2
  • Oceans Thirteen (2007)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Senna (2010)
  • The Time Travellers Wife (2009)

What was your favorite movie from the past week? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.