It’s been an incredibly quiet week for brand new movies on Netflix in the United States but there are still a few gems that have made their way onto the service. Here are our picks of the best movies added to Netflix this week.
This week was faired much better for new TV series, however. We’ve got all the highlights including Mindhunter and others.
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (2019) Netflix Original
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Young Kyun Park, Jhonen Vasquez, Hong-Seung Yoon
Cast: Olivia d’Abo, Justin Roiland, Mo Collins, Fred Tatasciore
Runtime: 71 min
One of the two Nickelodeon pickups that have both released in August is Invader Zim. This, in our opinion, is one of Netflix’s best-animated movie releases to date.
The movie picks up multiple years after the 90s series ended with both Zim and GIR have been waiting for their inevitable battle.
It strikes all of the right notes of the original series but manages to update itself nicely for a new audience.
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Tarsem Singh
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley
Runtime: 117 min
6 Underground arrives on Netflix later this year with Ryan Reynolds but to get you in the mood, here’s one of Ryan’s lesser-known performances in recent years.
Self/less is about a dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a younger body but the procedure doesn’t go to plan.
The Little Switzerland (La pequeña Suiza) (2019) Netflix Original
Genre: Comedy, Political
Director: Kepa Sojo
Cast: Pêpê Rapazote, Ingrid García Jonsson, Maggie Civantos, Antonio Resines
Runtime: 86 mins
This week’s foreign movie highlight is a comedy where a small fictional town goes through the process of trying to become part of Switzerland. The movie has picked up plenty of controversy in Spain due to the political nature of the movie.
It’s lighthearted and won’t particularly leave a lasting memory but if you’re a fan of European cinema, give this one a whirl.
Director: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron
Cast: Joan Baez, David Crosby, Wavy Gravy, Richie Havens
Runtime: 106 min
The Woodstock Festival is now into its 50th Anniversary and to celebrate, PBS did a documentary looking back at the influential concert.
It features some testimony from both attendees and organizers and features footage from the event.
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Jonathan Hensleigh
Cast: A. Russell Andrews, Omar Avila, James Carpinello, Mark Collie
Runtime: 124 min
This is the original Marvel movie adaptation for The Punisher which sees an ex-undercover FBI agent wreak havoc on those that caused the death of his family.
Ultimately, however, if you’re looking for a reason to dive back into the Marvel series, this is it because the 2004 version is far inferior to its newer Netflix counterpart.