There’s an excellent selection of new movies on Netflix to be enjoyed from the past week. You have a lot more to look forward to in December but for now here are the best new movies on Netflix for November 23rd, 2019.
Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:
Runtime: 100 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaacs
Based on the James Sallis’ novel of the same name, Drive wasn’t a smash hit at the box office but is definitely one of Ryan Gosling’s most well-remembered and liked roles. Acknowledged as one of the best films of 2011 by several critics, Drive is a symphony of violence and action, with a stunning score.
Hollywood stuntman and mechanic by day, and getaway driver at night, the Driver is a man of many talents. He soon finds himself in trouble when a heist, arranged by his neighbor, worth millions of dollars is botched, endangering the lives of everyone involved.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Runtime: 118 Minutes
Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates
Showcasing his acting talent at the tender age of 18, Leonardo DiCaprio was rewarded for his compelling performance as Arnie Grape with an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a supporting role. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape should definitely be on your bucket list of films to watch, and hopefully, you’ll love it as much as we do too.
Gilbert Grape bears the responsibility of looking after his morbidly obese mother and his mentally impaired brother Arnie. Upon meeting Becky after she is stranded in the backwater Iowa town, she soon opens his eyes to a whole new outlook on life.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Runtime: 165 Minutes
Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti
It was during the mid 20th century that Westerns were at the height of the genre’s glory. At the heart of the genre was director Sergio Leone creating amazing classics from the Man with no Name trilogy and films such as Once Upon a Time in the West.
A priceless piece of land with the only water for miles is sought after by rail baron Morton. Knowing that his new railroad will be passing through the town of Flagstone, he sends henchman Frank, to scare the landlord’s owner, Mcbain, into selling the land. Killing Mcbain instead, Frank blames the death on a local desperado, Cheyenne. When harmonica playing gunslinger arrives in town, he teams up with Cheyenne to ensure the safety of Mcbain’s wife Jill, and to take down Frank for good.
The Rainmaker (1997)
Runtime: 135 Minutes
Cast: Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito, Mary Kay Place
1997 was a great year for Matt Damon, who was beginning to get far bigger roles in Hollywood. Starring in Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy, and his Oscar-winning screenplay, Good Will Hunting, Damon took the leading role for The Godfather director’s drama The Rainmaker.
Soon after graduating from law school, young attorney Rudy Baylor finds himself in a legal battle worth millions of dollars when he discovers that a neglectful insurer denied a life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukemia patient, Donny Ray. With little to no experience arguing a case in court, Rudy must face a team from a large law firm, headed by Leo. F. Drummond, an attorney that is not against dirty tactics to win.
Runtime: 157 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downer. Jr, Brian Cox
David Fincher loves his crime mysteries, and that has been shown across his career with incredible titles such as Seven, Mindhunter, Gone Girl and Zodiac. One of his more controversial films in his career, Zodiac is still a fantastic take on one of the most fascinating killers in American history.
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
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