It’s the weekend which probably means you’re looking for a brand new movie to dive into on Netflix. Here are our top picks from the new movies added in the US this week but many will be available around the globe too.
If you’d rather spend all weekend watching one of Netflix’s new TV shows added, Jacob walked you through his top picks. Beyond these picks below, check out our top picks from last week which saw some superb new movies added.
We’ll be back tomorrow for a complete roundup of what’s new on Netflix in the US and in case you missed it, you may be able to find something new to watch from the global top 10 titles from the past week.
Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Runtime: 90 min
Our top movie pick this week goes to a surprise addition that hit Netflix on Saturday and wasn’t advertised in advance.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, stars and directs in this romantic comedy that’s not quite like any other you’ve ever seen. It’s about a man from New Jersey who is completely alienated when it comes to the dating scene thanks to his porn addiction but stumbles upon what may be his one true love.
The movie still divides critics and audiences to this day but given the two stars that headline the movie, it’s well worth a watch.
The Trip (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Aksel Hennie, André Eriksen
Writer: Nick Ball, John Niven, Tommy Wirkola
Runtime: 113 min
Because Netflix’s big horror movie of the week wasn’t too great (we’re referring to Night Teeth) we’re instead going to pick out The Trip as our horror pick of the week.
Originating out of Norway, the movie is about a dysfunctional couple heading to a quiet remote cabin to hopefully mend their fractured relationship. What actually happens is they actively plan to murder each other while there.
Reviews have been strong since its debut on Netflix on October 15th and seems to be traveling outside of Norway on the top 10 charts.
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Director: Amanda Lipitz
Runtime: 97 min
Our documentary pick of the week is Found which was released on Netflix globally on Wednesday.
The doc will almost certainly pull on your heartstrings as it documents three girls who were adopted in the US finding out about one another via a DNA testing website. They then meet to find out more about their past and hope to even meet their birth parents.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Stuart Blumberg
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow
Writer: Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston
Runtime: 112 min
Once again, we’re rewinding the clock back a little further for this next addition given how light this week was.
This movie which stars Gwyneth Paltrow (and is frankly the better thing with Gwyneth Paltrow to release this month – yep, we’re not big fans of goop) is a rom-com that shares similar themes with Don Jon listed above.
Here’s what you can expect from the movie:
“While making his way through a support group for sex addicts, Adam dips his toe in the dating pool to embrace a meaningful relationship.”
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas
Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela, Alan Page
Runtime: 106 min
Our international pick of the week is this Spanish language comedy that originates out of Mexico.
The multi-award-winning movie follows Tomas who has been kicked out of his mother’s house because he’s a handful to live with his brother in Mexico City.
Critics and audiences (mainly from Mexico) adore this movie that’s filming mostly in black and white.
There we go – our top movie recommendations for the week! Have we missed any movies worth watching? Let us know in the comments.