While there aren’t any brand new big blockbuster movies on Netflix this week, that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of quality. We’ve selected five of the best new films on Netflix from the past week for September the 29th, 2019. Enjoy!
N = Netflix Original
Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:
The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Martial Arts
Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Cast: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Cung Le, Elvis Tsui, Hye-Kyo Song, Kar-Yung Lau
Ip Man had many students throughout his long life and none more so famous than the legendary Bruce Lee. The Grandmaster is dedicated to telling the story of Ip Man and his struggles to provide for his family after moving to Hong Kong.
The legendary artist IP Man, is a figure of great renown in the world of martial arts. As China’s last dynasty begins to fall and Japanese invasion looms on the horizon, the Golden age of Chinese martial arts was beginning and its forefront was the grandmaster himself, Ip Man.
In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) N
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director: Jim Mickle
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael C. Hall, Rudi Dharmalingam
The screenplay by Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock finally comes to life on Netflix. Directed by Jim Mickle, his most famous work is for Stake Land and Cold in July. Most notably, this is Michael C. Hall’s third appearance in a Netflix Original, but that is yet to top Paul Rudd’s six appearances.
In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Locke’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.
Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury (2019) N
Director: Jumpei Mizusaki
Not since Daft Punk’s music being provided for Interstella 5555: The 5story of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem have we seen a more visually captivating visual album. Through the music of Sturgill Simpson, tells the story of a Ronin samurai out for revenge. Once again, a visual and bizarre spectacle that will have your eyes glued to the screen.
Director: Le-Van Kiet
Cast: Jennifer Alyx, Lê Bình, Justin Green, Pham Anh Khoa, James Larabee
Fans of Taken will absolutely adore Furie. The story of Furie is not too dissimilar to that of Pierre Morel’s iconic action thriller. Just as brutal, just as captivating, make sure to give this epic Vietnamese piece of cinema ago.
When Hai Phuong’s daughter, Mai, is taken away by child traffickers, her captives will taste the fury and vengeance of ex-gangster Hai Phuong as she stops at nothing to bring her daughter home.
Sarah’s Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Cast: Kristen Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup, Niels Arestrup, Michel Duchaussoy
Few tales are as harrowing as those involving the Holocaust during the Nazi occupation of mainland Europe. Sarah’s Key tells the tale of the hardships that war and persecution had on the survivors and how history would impact the lives of their descendants.
In Nazi-occupied France in 1942, a young Jewish girl, Sarah Starzynski, and her family are captured and sent to Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp. After becoming the only survivor out of her family, Sarah would move to the United States to begin a new life. Meanwhile, in the present day, French journalist Julia discovers that her husband’s family took ownership of the Sarzynski home after they were rounded up. With her interest piqued, Julia goes on a mission to discover everything she can about Sarah Starzynski and her tragic life.
Will you be watching any films from our list above? What film would you like to see streaming on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!