Netflix has a wide variety of movies to choose from, but not all of them are created equal. Some movies are perfect for a quick watch, while others are more suited for a binge-worthy session. Here are a few of the best binge-worthy Netflix movies:
1. The Gray Man (2022)
A Netflix action film with a stellar cast that delivers what it promises, namely heart-pounding scenes. If we were to create a fmoviesonline top list of the best new Netflix films, “The Gray Man” would make the top 3, after “Hustle” and “Munich: The Edge of War.”
“The Gray Man” follows CIA agent Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), also known as Sierra Six. Pulled out of a federal penitentiary and recruited by his mentor, Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton), Gentry was once a skilled mercenary but fell out of favor with the Agency. Now, the tables have turned, and the target is Six himself, hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a member of a former CIA group who will stop at nothing to eliminate him. However, agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) comes to his aid. And he’ll need it. Watch the trailer for “The Gray Man” here.
2. Hustle (2022)
Finally, this comedy-drama has appeared in the 2022 Netflix movie lineup. Adam Sandler discovers basketball talents, but his glory days are long gone. That is until he meets a promising talent on a journey, which could pave the way for his return to the NBA.
We were particularly looking forward to “Hustle” after the exceptional “Uncut Gems,” also starring Adam Sandler and also for Netflix. Just like in “Uncut Gems,” Adam Sandler portrays a character who’s had a rough time, who’s burned out, but is attempting one last “shot” that could bring back his joy and passion for what he does. We’re not fans of basketball or sports movies, but “Hustle” absorbed us in its story. It’s a work of fiction, but one involving many former or current American basketball stars.
3. Persuasion (Netflix 2022): Binge-Worthy Netflix Movies
After her role in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” how about Dakota Johnson in a film adapted from Jane Austen? Odd, yet natural?! In the meantime, Dakota Johnson has shown she can play diverse roles, so why not tackle the role of Anne Elliot, one of Jane Austen’s most mature and wise female characters? We were warned to expect a modern adaptation, not a completely period one.
Indeed, we get an adaptation in the style of the highly successful Netflix series “Bridgerton,” but not one overflowing with romance. If a period series like “The Great,” with Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, can be fresh, modern, and fun, and if a period series like “Bridgerton” can be fresh, modern, and super romantic at the same time, then “Persuasion” fails to be anything more than somewhat stale, not very amusing, and hardly romantic. But, in the scarcity of new movies to watch during the warm season, we watched it from start to finish as if sipping a good and cold Limoncello in the summer heat.
4. Spiderhead (2022)
When you see a new Netflix film with Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller in the lead roles, you can’t help but hit play. The film starts off well, resembling a sci-fi movie about well-being with thriller undertones. Hemsworth plays a scientist who manipulates patients to test various drug dosages. It all takes place in a prison that looks like a luxury hotel. Teller is one of the patients, serving his sentence for a terrible crime.
However, while the premise is great, just like the cast, the movie fails to deliver according to both the premise and the cast. At one point, “Spiderhead” feels like a parody of itself, and boredom sets in quickly. In the end, we didn’t quite understand what this film wanted to be: a thriller, a psychological film, a philosophical one, a parody, etc.? Probably, if the producers had clarified their mission from the start, the production would have shone more brightly on the list of films in the careers of Chris Hemsworth or Miles Teller.
5. The Man from Toronto (2022): Binge-Worthy Netflix Movies
A Netflix action comedy, meaning not too much, not too little. It could be better, considering the cast, led by Woody Harrelson, Kevin Hart, and Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”). Kevin Hart is a funny loser, Woody Harrelson is a paid criminal, but through a series of events, they become colleagues.
“The Man from Toronto” has many crude jokes, but sometimes this type of over-the-top comedy can be enjoyable. We thought it was unlikely to appeal to us, but in the end, we had fun. If you’re picky, don’t bother with “The Man from Toronto.” If not, give it a chance. It works on a summer evening when you have no other plans.
6. Tell Me When……
It’s a 2021 film that recently appeared on Netflix, a Mexican romantic comedy, quite fresh and charming in its jokes and situations. Additionally, it’s well-acted. A young American of Mexican descent embarks on a journey of self-discovery in Mexico City. Will meets Dani, a charismatic young actress, there. Naturally, Will falls for her, but things are much more complicated. He’s an introvert, she’s an extrovert; he lacks romantic experience, she’s already dealt with a heartbreaking breakup… Verdict: It’s a Netflix film you shouldn’t skip, especially on a rainy spring evening when you can’t sit on a terrace. These is one of the best Binge-Worthy Netflix Movies.
7. The Adam Project (2022)
Many of us appreciate Ryan Reynolds for his talent in never taking himself too seriously. After the public success of “Red Notice,” also from Netflix, Ryan Reynolds stars alongside Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Garner in the action-adventure SF film “The Adam Project.”
A time traveler (Ryan Reynolds) teams up with his younger self and his father to come to terms with his own past, while saving the future. It sounds complicated, but Ryan Reynolds makes the script not only seem straightforward but also delightfully charming. We found it even more amusing than “Red Notice.”
8. Bigbug (2022): Binge-Worthy Netflix Movies
This is one of those new Netflix art films, not just for entertainment “Bigbug” comes from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the one behind the wonderful “Amelie” and the distinctive “Delicatessen.” The film is a dark SF comedy set in 2050, where the household robots of a few residents kidnap them to protect them from a revolt of androids happening in the city. The film amusingly exploits the characters’ anxieties in a way similar to “Amelie,” actually. But it’s not as enjoyable to watch as “Amelie.”
9. Munich: The Edge of War (2021)
If you haven’t seen it yet, the 2021 production “The Edge of War,” added to Netflix’s lineup in January 2022, is worth watching. Unfortunately, the film is more relevant than ever after the start of the war in Ukraine at the end of February.
Although dressed in the attire of a spy movie, “Munich: The Edge of War” is primarily a film about the moral dilemmas that war could engender in each of us. Such as how best to cope with this trauma, and how far we can or cannot go with moral compromises to “save” our skin. Simultaneously, it’s a film about negotiating with an autocrat adored by his own people. In this case, it pertains to World War II and the negotiations between Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, impeccably portrayed by Jeremy Irons. It is one of the best Binge-Worthy Netflix Movies.
These are a few new Netflix films that we liked and recommend to you, along with some films released on Netflix in the past year. If you’ve discovered other new Netflix films that you’d like to recommend to us, we eagerly await your suggestions in the comments.
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