While Netflix may be in trouble right now, it’s still one of the best streaming services with an in-depth catalog and support on the best TVs – and you almost certainly have an account.
As Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ increasingly channel Netflix’s crown as the best streaming service, the old dog still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
There are a few strategies for surfing Netflix and its seemingly endless stream of content, including simply navigating to the carousel screen and going from there. But perhaps a more refined approach is needed.
Most notably, Netflix has been churning out some high-quality movies lately and today we’re going to be looking at T3’s top three picks for the best new Netflix movies.
Of course if New movies aren’t your thing, we’ve found the best Netflix movies of 2022, the best shows to watch on all streaming services in June, the best Netflix Originals to enjoy, and much more.
However, let’s move on to our top three new Netflix movie picks for this week.
The man from Toronto
First, we have two pretty huge actors teaming up for a project called The Man from Toronto, namely Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.
While Kevin Hart has a somewhat checkered history, his performance in TMFT is truly solid and funny, a kind of redemption for the main man.
A danger for a film like this might be falling into too many tropes – and there are certainly tropes along the way – but overall it does a good job of avoiding anything too cheesy.
There’s danger, suspense, action, mistaken identity, and comedy along the way, as two polar opposites must work together. We really enjoyed this one.
Plus, it lasts just under two hours, which is a great length.
Love & Gelato
Ah, the classic American film abroad returns – this time with a jaunt to Italy.
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, Love & Gelato serves both of these things and more, following the adventures of Lina, who promised her sick mother that she would spend a summer in Rome.
The story leans very heavily on classic clueless tourist film ideas – the kind of thing you find in Emily in Paris, for example – but, as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t. not repair.
Chaos, hilarity, and romance ensue, guided by a cast of adorable people along the way. It’s a charming story that hits the heartstrings, with a hefty dollop of gelato on top.
If you want to prepare for the new Thor movie, which is just a few weeks away, then a good place to start would be Spiderhead, which stars Chris Hemsworth as the main doctor-slash-baddie.
The film is based on a short story that appeared in the New Yorker in 2010, titled Escape from Spiderhead (opens in a new tab)and explores a world where experimental drugs are used to alter the emotions of inmates on a high-tech prison island.
Rather futuristic, almost everything that happens is controlled by a smartphone app, filled with cool dials, allowing Hemsworth and his sidekick to administer ever-increasing levels of drugs to inmates.
Things get stranger and stranger as the film progresses and the protagonist, played by Miles Teller, deepens his understanding of what’s really going on.
Of course, we won’t reveal any spoilers, but Spiderhead is well worth watching.