The best new movies on Netflix

Here are the best films recently added to Netflix for your streaming pleasure
By Time Out Film |

It's a truth universally acknowledged that Netflix's recently added section can at times be confusing. Often, the films being proffered up have been doing the rounds for what feels like half-a-year, especially if that film is a Netflix Original. 

So, to put your streaming anxieties at ease and to help you find the best quality new movies streaming on Netflix right now, we've deep dived to find the films added over the last few months for your viewing pleasure. Whether it's a romcom or a fantasy epic, you'll find something to stream here, including new additions ‘Get Out’, ‘Notting Hill’ and the live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (12 March 2019)

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Julia Roberts and Huge Grant in the film ‘Notting Hill’
Film, Romance

Notting Hill

Head to W11 for a story about a celebrity falling in love with an everyman (albeit quite a posh one). Hugh Grant is wonderfully British as travel bookstore owner Will, while Julia Roberts gives a surprisingly endearing turn as Anna, a movie star suddenly struck by love. It’s cheesy and romantic and often quite brilliant.

Beauty and the Beast 2017
Film, Romance

Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale as old as time, but this live-action version has been updated for the twenty-first century with plenty of CGI. Dan Stevens stars as the Beast, while Emma Watson tackles a new feminist slant on Belle. Throw in some musical numbers and you’ve got yourself a bundle of big-budget Disney magic.

Film, Thrillers


‘Goodfellas’ is often heralded as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, and there’s no ignoring the full-throttle intensity and bravura visual style that underpin the real-life tale of small-time gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises and falls through the ranks of the New York Mob.

Get Out
Film, Horror

Get Out

Director Jordan Peele’s horror slash social commentary is arguably one of the most important films to have been released in the last few years. Don’t live in the sunken place – stream this film.


Eat Pray Love

Sure, Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir is bloated AF, but this film has enough charm and Julia Roberts to make up for it. Anyway, it’s worth watching for the deliciously shot scenes of Italian food alone.

Apollo 13 Tom Hanks
Film, Drama

Apollo 13

Ron Howard’s dramatisation of the doomed Apollo 13 moon landing mission of 1970 avoids the usual clichés entrenched in disaster movies. Instead, the focus is on the reality of the situation, and the  historical details, with Hanks acting as our emotional pull into the story.

hellboy 2
Film, Fantasy

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Guillermo del Toro’s Fabergé egg of a fairytale is not so much a sequel as a fusion of the fabulist imagination of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ with the witty, irreverent comic-book action of his own ‘Hellboy’. 

The Breaker Upperers Sydney Film Festival
Photograph: Supplied
Film, Comedy

The Breaker Upperers

If you've ever got a kick out of the offbeat Kiwi comedies of Taika Waititi – and this is the man who made 'Boy', 'Hunt For the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows', after all – 'The Breaker Upperers' is definitely for you. While Waititi doesn't direct (he's exec-producer), Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek's anti-rom-com is definitely cut from the same comic cloth. The pair play a pair of professional relationship-wreckers who's own friendship is in danger of going the same way. Things get awkward fast. 

Film, Drama


Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple and unwitting heroes of the 1960s civil rights movement in this sensible and compassionate drama from American writer-director Jeff Nichols ('Mud', 'Midnight Special').

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