It’s time to look at all the best new movies added to Netflix in the United States over the previous 7 days. Despite Disney+ launching on the market, Netflix has kept up with plenty of variety when it comes to its new movies.
We’ll be covering the best new TV series tomorrow which will no doubt be headlined by the fabulous new season of The Crown.
Now let’s take a look at five new movies well worth your time this weekend.
Klaus (2019) Netflix Original
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Sergio Pablos
Cast: Joan Cusack, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman
Runtime: 98 mins
Netflix is pegging to become a real player in the animated movie space and Klaus demonstrates Netflix’s commitment. The holiday flavored movie is excellently animated and while reviews have been somewhat mixed, it’s a step in the right direction.
The movie is about a friendship between Klaus and a selfish postman. Klaus features the voice talent of Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons and Rashida Jones.
If you want to see all the new Christmas movies Netflix has added thus far in 2019, we’ve set up a special list just for that.
Leap Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow
Runtime: 100 min
Amy Adams has grown to be a superstar in recent years but back in 2010, she was mainly known for her roles in rom-coms and this is one of them.
Adam’s character is traveling to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on a leap day in a leap year as tradition states he cannot refuse.
Despite abysmal reviews from critics with it scoring a 33 on Metacritic, it’s audience scores fare better with it sitting at a 6.5/10 on IMDb at the time of publishing.
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Tom Ford
Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode
Sticking with romance, this Oscar-nominated title released back in 2009 with the fantastic Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. It’s set back in the 1960s Los Angeles and is about an English professor reeling from the loss of his boyfriend.
The movie was an awards magnet scooping 39 wins alongside 55 nominations.
The 24 Hour War (2016)
Genre: Documentary, History
Director: Nate Adams, Adam Carolla
Cast: Charlie Agapiou, Mario Andretti, A.J. Baime, Bob Bondurant
Runtime: 99 min
This documentary released three years ago documents the epic battle that took place on the race track between Ford and Ferrari. One was a veteran in the world of racing and one was a fledgling rookie.
You’ll note the timing in which Netflix has picked up The 24 Hour War. It releases on Netflix the day 20th Century Fox releases its brand new biopic drama on the event called Ford v. Ferarri.
To Be of Service (2019)
Director: Josh Aronson
Runtime: 88 min
Our final highlight of this week is another documentary that will hit you right in the feels.
The documentary follows various veterans but most importantly their dogs which are helping them come to terms with life post-war.
It’s excellently produced and is a tear-jerker.
What movie are you watching over on Netflix over the weekend?