It’s a bit of a slow week for Netflix. The streaming company did increase their prices and see a bump in their stock price, but when it comes to content, Netflix didn’t drop too many major originals this week or enough horror movies in time for Halloween. However, there are still a handful of originals and a couple of familiar favorites worth checking out.
There’s actually one or two exceptions when it comes to the horror selection, too. His House is an acclaimed new horror movie stirring up good buzz among critics and the horror movie fan community. “A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface,” the synopsis reads. Remi Weekes’ horror movie has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment. It is, without question, the new film on Netflix to check out first this week.
As for a familiar favorite, we can’t recommend ParaNorman enough. The LAIKA movie is an absolute delight perfect for Halloween, for both adults and children. It’s a beautiful stop-motion film with delightful characters, creepy sights, and a lovely score from Jon Brion. It’s an absolute blast and we’d call it some of LAIKA’s best work if they didn’t always knock it out of the park.
Another movie possibly worth checking out is Black ‘47. The thriller stars the great Hugo Weaving, the magnetic presence from V for Vendetta, The Lord of the Rings, The Mule (watch that, too), and the list goes on. “In 1847 an Irish mercenary fighting for the British army abandons his post to seek revenge on those responsible for the death of his family,” the synopsis reads.
While not new to Netflix this week but still a popular new option, we still can’t recommend Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 enough. Not only because it’s an important and, sadly, always timely story — but also because it’s great entertainment and electrifying drama. It’s everything we expect from Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and so much more. The movie features dynamite performances, rich drama, and Sorkin being Sorkin, a lot of laughs. Sorkin portrays an American tragedy with the gravitas and snappiness we expect from him.
There’s also The Hummingbird Project now available on Netflix. It received mixed reviews when it came out, but since it stars Alexander Skarsgaard, Jesse Eisenberg, and Salma Hayek, it’s definitely on my personal Netflix que.
New movies to Netflix:
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
Alice Junior (2019)
Beirut Oh Beirut (1975)
Bending the Arc (2017)
Black ’47 (2018)
Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis (2019)
Cadaver (2020) Netflix Original
Exes Baggage (2018)
Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (2020)
I Am Woman (2019)
Little Wars (1982)
Out of Life (1991)
Over the Moon (2020) Netflix Original
Shattered Memories (2018)
Taxi Ballad (2011)
The Hows of Us (2018)
The Hummingbird Project (2018)
The Kite (2003)
The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection (2020) Netflix Original
Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)
Under the Bombs (2007)
West Beirut (1998)
What Did I Mess (2018)
Yes, God, Yes (2019)
New TV Shows:
Barbarians (Season 1) Netflix Original
Move (Season 1) Netflix Original
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman (Season 3) Netflix Original
Start-Up (Season 1) Netflix Original
Stolen Away (Season 1) Netflix Original
The Queen’s Gambit (Limited Series) Netflix Original
Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 2) Netflix Original