Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: May 13th, 2020

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Quartet is now on Netflix – Picture: Momentum Pictures

We’re exceptionally late this week bringing you our picks at the best new movies but that’s because we’ve been waiting for a few more to drop. So, here’s our favorite new movies added to Netflix over the past week or so. 

As always, you can keep up-to-date with all the new releases on Netflix right here with daily roundups and a full archive of what’s been added to Netflix.

If you missed any of our TV picks over the weekend, you missed a fair few great new series to watch through your quarantine.

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Now let’s take a look at some of the best new movies and documentaries added to Netflix US recently:

Quartet (2012)

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Cast: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
Runtime: 98 min

Our highlight of the week is Quartet which has streamed on Netflix US before but is a welcome re-addition.

With a huge cast and a big name behind the camera in the form of Dustin Hoffman, the feel-good comedy is one particularly for the elders among you.

The plot of the movie revolves around a home for retired musicians where everything is disrupted with a new resident moving in.

Fire in the Blood (2013)

Genre: Documentary, History
Director: Dylan Mohan Gray
Cast: Zackie Achmat, Peter Mugyenyi, Bill Clinton, William Hurt
Runtime: 87 min

Our documentary pick of the week is Fire in the Blood.

The historical doc takes a look how the pharmaceutical companies managed to prevent easy and cheap access to life-saving drugs for AIDs.

If you enjoyed The Pharmacist on Netflix, this follows a similar beat and is well worth your time.

Song of the Sea (2014)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director: Tomm Moore
Cast: David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan, Fionnula Flanagan
Runtime: 93 min

Just to spice it up, we’re going back to May 1st when Song of the Sea was re-added to Netflix and if you’ve never experienced the animated title, now is your chance again.

The beautifully animated film is about a young boy and his sister who are looking to save the spirit world.

It’s got impressive reviews with an 8.1 score on IMDb and was nominated for an Oscar when it released six years ago.

The Wrong Missy (2020)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Tyler Spindel
Cast: Sarah Chalke, Lauren Lapkus, David Spade, Nick Swardson
Runtime: 89 mi

OK, when we say the best new movies, it’s entirely subjective.

The Wrong Missy is either your type of humor or very much not so. Featuring David Spade, it’s about an executive who is heading away on a retreat and inadvertently invites the wrong woman along.

Surprisingly for a Happy Madison production, it’s scoring mixed reviews which could mean that the new movie written by Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett is not sent off to the pits of Netflix.

The Stand at Paxton County (2020)

Genre: Drama, Thrillers
Director: Brett Hedlund
Cast: Jacqueline Toboni, Michael O’Neill, Tyler Jacob Moore, Christopher McDonald, Sean O’Bryan, Blake Sheldon
Runtime: 102 mins

Finally, Netflix got a collection of smaller movies and this is one of the shining stars among them.

The title is about a veteran returning home finding out all is not well at their family ranch with their livestock being confiscated for reasons that are fishy.

The popularity of the movie has shot up since it hit Netflix with it now appearing in the top 200 most popular movies on IMDb right now.

What movies have you been watching on Netflix US recently? Let us know in the comments.

Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: May 13th, 2020

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Founder and webmaster of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Contact: [email protected]