Looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix? We’ve picked out some of the best new movies to hit Netflix over the past week (or so). There are both new and old movies worth your time this week, so let’s dig in.
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2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Cast: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton
Writer: Blake Masters, Steven Grant
Runtime: 109 min / 1h 49m
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg headlined this action thriller that was released in theaters a decade (!) ago. The movie follows a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer investigating each other and eventually having to team up.
In a glowing review around the time of release, the Epoch Times gave it a four-star review saying the movie is as if “Lethal Weapon and Midnight Run were billiard balls, Kormkur’s directing is the cue ball hitting those two and smacking ‘2 Guns’ straight in the corner pocket.”
The Woman King (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch
Writer: Dana Stevens, Maria Bello
Runtime: 135 min / 2h 15m
Also from Sony Pictures but released just last year, The Woman King arrives on Netflix in the United States as part of the first window deal Netflix has with the studio.
Here’s what you can expect from the BAFTA-nominated movie if you decide to check it out now it’s on Netflix.
“In the 1820s, a battle-tested general trains a new generation of female warriors to protect their kingdom from a powerful foe. Inspired by true events.”
The Womb (2022)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: Fajar Nugros
Cast: Naysila Mirdad, Dimas Anggara, Lydia Kandou
Writer: Deo Mahameru
Runtime: 116 min / 1h 56m
As you may have found out, some of the international horrors on Netflix are some of the scariest. One such movie we haven’t even dared to complete is The Womb (also known as Inang).
Released on the festival circuit last year, this small indie-horror is about a woman grappling with a woman who has an unplanned pregnancy and makes a desperate turn for help.
In their review, the small outlet Scariest Things gave the movie a four and a half stars out of five, saying it was filled with “pregnancy paranoia, unnerving set pieces, occult oddness, and plenty of surprises, the superbly acted and beautifully shot.”
White Boy (2017)
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Director: Shawn Rech
Cast: Richard Wershe Jr., Scott M. Burnstein, Dana Hathaway
Writer: Brandon Kimber, Seth Ferranti
Runtime: 82 min / 1h 22m
Returning to Netflix after having departed early last year, White Boy is a documentary film that looks into the alleged teen drug lord known as “White Boy Rick.”
Last Chance to Watch on Netflix
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Leaving Netflix on February 21st
Sticking with horror, you only have a few days to watch the James Wan horror sequel, The Conjuring 2.
The movie, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Frances O’Connor, is set in 1976 and follows two paranormal investigators looking into the Amityville murders at the Amityville house.
What new movies are you checking out on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments down below.