Looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix? This week brought some great new ones, including some gems that we suspect may be overlooked. Here’s a look at the best new movies added to Netflix (US) this week, plus one you should watch before it’s out.
If you don’t like anything below, check out our latest list of recommendations we posted on March 4. Also, be sure to keep up with all the new releases this week here.
The Wizard’s Elephant (2023)
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: wendy rogers
Cast: Brian Tyree Henry, Natasia Demetriou, Mandy Patinkin
Writer: Kate Di Camillo, Martin Hynes
Execution time: 99min / 1h 39m
From the list of Netflix movies, we want to give a special recommendation to one of the first major animated movie releases of 2023 in the form of The Wizard’s Elephant.
Coming from first-time director Wendy Rogers, the magical new film follows a boy who accepts the king’s challenge to perform three impossible tasks in exchange for a magical elephant.
We reviewed the film and gave it a PLAY rating concluding:
“The Wizard’s Elephant offers us an original fairy tale that brings out the child in all of us. The central themes of Hope and the Belief in the Impossible mixed with indelible characters make this film a cut above Netflix Original Animation.”
dragged across the concrete (2018)
Gender: Action, Suspense
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles
Writer: S. Craig Zahler
Execution time: 159min / 2h 39m
Added on Thursday, this Lionsgate action thriller follows two police detectives, Brett Ridgeman and Anthony Lurasetti, who are suspended after a video of their heavy-handed tactics goes viral. After their suspension and a bit desperate, they decide to rob a dangerous criminal gang that is planning a robbery.
This movie has been blowing up on our Facebook page for the past few days, so take that as a recommendation in itself.
Gender: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Director: david doshy
Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff
Writer: David Twohy, Jim Trigo, Ken Trigo
Execution time: 119min / 1h 59m
If you’re looking for a Riddick binge, Netflix has you covered this week, having added pitch black (2000), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), and riddick (2013).
Our favorite of the three is the newest title, released in theaters a decade ago.
The film was the best-reviewed entry of the riddick film franchise, and critics praised the film for its action sequences, special effects, and Vin Diesel’s performance as the title character. Conversely, others criticized the film for its derivative plot and lack of originality.
Bert Kreischer: Razzle Dazzle (2023)
Gender: stand up comedy
Director: jeff tomsic
Cast: berto kreischer
Execution time: 61 minutes / 1h 1m
Serving as his third stand-up special for Netflix, the shirtless Bert Kresischer delivers his best routine yet.
According to Netflix, here’s what you can expect from the new special:
“Shameless, and shirtless as always, Bert spills over into bodily emissions, being bullied by his kids, and the explosive ending to his family’s escape room exit.”
Last chance to watch on Netflix
Hatton’s Garden Work (2018)
Director: james swamp
Cast: Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone, Francesca Annis
This week we have to celebrate Michael Caine’s 90th birthdayso we’re happy to report that you still have a good few days to watch one of your newest movies on Netflix: the heist thriller, Hatton’s Garden Work.
The movie comes out on March 26 after a year of streaming on Netflix.
What are you watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below.