By Tudor Leonte
What are the best movies on Netflix? Whether looking for popcorn entertainment, a heartbreaking drama, or a good laugh, Netflix fans know the streamer has content to suit every taste. The streaming era is arguably at its highest, with every streaming platform putting in its best efforts to catch the subscribers’ attention and keep them glued to their screens. Here’s a complete list of the best new Netflix movies you can watch in 2023.
The following Netflix movies are out now; you can watch them with your subscription.
The Byun Sung-hun-directed movie is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2023 to date. Led by appreciated South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, Kill Boksoon is an action-packed thriller that follows a woman struggling to balance her life as a mother and a killer for hire. Sung-hun pays homage to Quentin Tarantino but goes beyond the mere mimicking of the Hollywood director’s style, offering a fresh take on the action genre. If you’re a fan of movies like Kill Bill, John Wick, and so on, then Kill Boksoon is a must-watch.
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston team up again as Nick and Audrey Spitz to solve another mysterious case. This time, the unconventional detectives work on the streets of Monte Carlo and Paris, France, to save their good friend Vikram “The Maharajah” Govindan. The sequel builds on the legacy of 2019’s Murder Mystery, relying on the same level of comedy. Sandler and Aniston are a good team, and Murder Mystery 2 is worth a watch from whoever is looking for a good laugh.
John Luther is one of the most iconic roles Idris Elba has dealt with in his career, and Luther: The Fallen Sun feels like the natural continuation of the legacy the British actor built since 2010. New challenges await the titular detective in Luther: The Fallen Sun, the long-feature addition to the franchise created by Neil Cross. In fact, Luther deals with one of his biggest missions ever in the Jamie Payne-directed film. The cast includes Cynthia Erivo, Dermot Crowley, and Andy Serkis.
Netflix’s animation rarely disappoints, and The Magician’s Elephant lives up to high-standard expectations. Based on the book by two-time Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, the story follows young Peter’s efforts to find his sister. Along the journey, Peter befriends an elephant that will help and guide him along the way.
Explosive action from the mind of Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho, this South Korean sci-fi film is a little all over the place but packs a hell of a punch. Borrowing from the likes of Blade Runner and The Terminator, JUNG_E introduces us to an uninhabitable world and humanity splintered into shelters throughout space. With memorable action sequences and a lot of heart, this is one to watch.
The Strays wears its similarities to Jordan Peele’s Get Out on its sleeve, and we’re cool with that. Everything from the trailer to the premise — a Black woman leaves her working-class background for a white suburb, but everything is not as it seems — owes a lot to Peele’s modern horror classic. While it doesn’t quite reach the highs of its inspiration, this is still a gripping psychological thriller.
The following movies have yet to be released on Netflix, though they’re our most-anticipated
When I’m not feasting my eyes on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I’m probably watching some MMA fights. Dreaming of the United States. Sic Parvis Magna.