As we reach the halfway point of September, it’s not long to go before we can look forward to the run-up to Halloween. We’ve selected the best of the handful of films to arrive on Netflix this week and compiled them into the list below. We hope you enjoy!
Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:
Shanghai Fortress (2019) N
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance
Director: Teng Huatao
Cast: Lu Han, Shu Qi, Shi Liang, Godfrey Gao, Wang Gongliang, Wang Sen
Shanghai Fortress is the latest Chinese Sci-Fi blockbuster to be given the Netflix Original tag. Coming off the heels of the overwhelmingly successful Wandering Earth, many subscribers will be hoping to see the same level of quality for Shanghai Fortress. If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s certainly a visual spectacle.
In the year 2035, an alien invasion of Earth threatens all life on the planet. The invading force, after the the Earth’s “energy treasures,” take down three of the four cities, New York, Tokyo, and New Delhi, and only Shanghai remains. The city becomes the last hope and safe haven of mankind.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis
Eat Pray Love was the second mainstream film of Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. With the recent exclusive deal to make future content for Netflix now signed, it makes sense to see some of his previous work make its way to Netflix. While the film wasn’t critically acclaimed, it was still a success at the box office, bringing in over $200 million worldwide.
To the outsiders looking in, many would have thought Elizabeth Gilbert was living the perfect life. In reality, she was lost, unsure of herself and what she really wanted in life. When Gilbert finalises her painful divorce, she decides to travel the world on a journey of self-discovery. Through each country she journeys too, she begins to learn important lessons in life.
Time Trap (2017)
Director: Mark Dennis, Ben Foster
Cast: Andrew Wilson, Cassidy Gifford, Brianne Howey, Reiley McClendon, Olivia Draguicevich
For an independent Sci-Fi film, there’s plenty of charm to Time Trap. If you love some cheesy science fiction then Time Trap will be a great watch for you.
A group of students becomes trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Genre: Children’s Animation
Director: David Soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dog
One for the children, Dreamwork’s Turbo wasn’t their most commercially successful film but nevertheless is enjoyable for the kids.
After a freak accident, a snail with dreams of winning the Indy 500 might come true. No longer the slow and slimy garden snail, Turbo is as fast as it gets on the race track is determined to prove he has what it takes to be fastest of them all.
Head Count (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Elle Callahan
Cast: Isaac Jay, Jay Lee, Ashleigh Morghan, Bevin Bru, A.J. Helfet
Halloween is little over 6 weeks away so its good to see Netflix adding more horror titles to the Netflix library. A budget spoof of The Thing, Head Count should still be more entertaining for you B-movie horror buffs.
College student Evan decides to spend his break from college with his brother Peyton in a trailer near the Joshua Tree National Park. Ditching his brother to get stoned with a group of other young vacationers, they begin to tell stories around a campfire. When it’s Evan’s turn, he unknowingly summons a paranormal entity after reading a poem from the internet. Quiet at first, it’s not long before strange paranormal events begin to take place, as the creature hides amongst the vacationers, mimicking their form.
What movies are you going to watch this week on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.