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The 10 Best New Movies On Netflix In 2023: June Edition – Forbes

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Actor Tom Hanks attends the People’s Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft … [+] Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People’s Choice Awards)
Welcome to the sixth installment of my monthly round-up where we detail the best new movies on Netflix NFLX this year. As the year progresses, it’s evident that 2023 is turning out to be an exceptional year for movie enthusiasts, and we are here to navigate you through this cavalcade of great content. This curated list not only ensures you won’t miss out on these new entrants but also keeps you updated on which previous favorites had to bid adieu to make space for the newcomers (you can find those films in the “Honorable Mentions” section).
So without further ado, let’s get into it. Here are my ten top picks for the best new movies added to Netflix in 2023. These are all movies I have thoroughly enjoyed and had a profound impact on me in some way, shape, or form. I also tried to choose ten unique films that cover all genres and tastes. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite in this bunch.
If you’re interested in reading my weekly-updated movie rankings, check them out here.
Dive into the evocative narrative of To Leslie, a profound exploration of life’s hardships through the eyes of a single mother in West Texas. Andrea Riseborough delivers an Oscar-nominated performance in this Michael Morris-directed drama, beautifully capturing the resilience and despair of a woman whose fleeting taste of fortune spirals back into struggle. With an outstanding supporting cast, To Leslie promises an emotionally powerful cinematic experience.
Experience a deeply intimate exploration of life and death in Living. In this emotionally charged British drama, director Oliver Hermanus guides us through the life-altering journey of a civil servant played by the remarkable Bill Nighy. Confronted with mortality, he navigates loneliness and legacy, finding renewed purpose through unexpected companionship. Living is a hauntingly beautiful tribute to the human spirit.
Brace yourself for a pulse-pounding ride in Extraction 2, where director Sam Hargrave reignites the thrilling universe of commando Tyler Rake, reprised by Chris Hemsworth. Back from the brink and faced with a daunting mission to liberate a mobster’s ensnared family, Rake’s tale of resilience continues with explosive action sequences and high-stakes drama.
Delight in the romantic chaos of The Perfect Find, where a woman’s life teeters on the edge of personal and professional collapse. Amidst a comeback and a biological clock that’s running out, she embarks on a risky affair that threatens to topple everything she holds dear. Directed by Numa Perrier and starring Gabrielle Union at its heart, The Perfect Find is a lively romantic comedy that blends humor, heart, and the raw complexities of life, love, and ambition.
The mesmerizing world of JUNG_E takes us to a near-future where the complexities of cloning and artificial intelligence coalesce amidst a civil war. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho and featuring an esteemed Korean cast (Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo), this post-apocalyptic sci-fi gem unravels humanity’s struggle for survival and peace through the lens of innovative science and action-packed narrative.
Step into the whimsical world of We Have a Ghost, a heartwarming family fantasy-comedy that finds humor in the supernatural. When a family stumbles upon a friendly phantom in their home and turns into internet sensations overnight, hilarity ensues. Directed by Christopher Landon and featuring a star-studded ensemble (David Harbour, Jahi Winston, and Anthony Mackie), prepare for a laughter-filled, ghostly escapade.
In The Magician’s Elephant, we explore the enchanting journey of a resilient orphan boy. Guided by a mystical elephant, he embarks on a magical mission to find his missing sister. This heartwarming animation film, directed by Wendy Rogers, features an all-star voice cast (Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Natasia Demetriou, Benedict Wong, Miranda Richardson, and Aasif Mandvi) and is set to join Netflix’s cherished line-up of animated jewels.
If you’re looking for an edge-of-your-seat thrilling journey, then look no further than Missing—a riveting tale of an LA girl transformed into a global sleuth as she plunges headfirst into a Colombian odyssey to locate her vanished mother. Guided by high-tech gadgets and her own courage, she faces mounting mysteries and diplomatic hurdles. Directed by Will Merrick and Nick Johnson, and showcasing a powerful ensemble led by Storm Reid, Missing promises a whirlwind of intrigue and suspense.
In the captivating world of danger and deduction in Murder Mystery 2, we revisit Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as the unexpectedly adept detective duo Nick and Audrey Spitz. Their friend’s sudden disappearance thrusts them into a high-stakes global enigma, promising a thrilling sequel that weaves together peril and conspiracy. Under Jeremy Garelick’s direction, this comedy’s a wild ride that keeps you guessing at every twist and turn.
In this heartfelt dramedy, Tom Hanks transforms into Otto Anderson, a grumpy widower resigned to loneliness. The arrival of a lively family next door upturns his world, particularly his blossoming friendship with the vibrant, expectant Marisol. Directed by the esteemed Marc Forster, A Man Called Otto weaves a compelling tale of rekindled hope, laughter, and tears. With a stellar supporting cast, this film promises to touch your heart and remind you of the power of unexpected friendships and the enduring spark of life.
Here are several other great movies that have been added to the Netflix library in 2023.