This week, Netflix
In the first section, you’ll find a the best of the best—a breakdown of the most anticipated new releases on Netflix this week. Then I’ll list every single movie and show hitting the platform this week, as well as every movie leaving Netflix. Stay tuned to find out which movies and shows will capture attention and become the topics of conversation this week.
The Best New Movies and Shows on Netflix This Week
Pain Hustlers (2023)
Pain Hustlers plunges us into the tumultuous world of Liza Drake (Emily Blunt), navigating economic hardships and ethical dilemmas. Directed by David Yates, the film unfolds as Liza, a struggling single mother, crosses paths with pharmaceutical rep Pete Brenner (Chris Evans), spiraling into a realm of questionable morality and risky enterprises. Amid the shadows of racketeering and under the scrutiny of a relentless boss (Andy Garcia), Liza grapples with desperate choices, familial strains, and unsettling realizations about the devastating impacts of the corporate machinations she’s entangled in, offering a poignant exploration of desperation contrasted with unbridled greed.
The UnXplained with William Shatner (Season 3)
In the third season of The UnXplained with William Shatner, mystery and intrigue take center stage as viewers are escorted on a journey through the inexplicable and the unimaginable. Hosted by the iconic William Shatner, each episode delves deep into the realms of the extraordinary, exploring phenomena that boggle the mind and stir curiosity. Shatner’s captivating storytelling, coupled with compelling visuals and expert insights, crafts a world where the boundaries of reality blur, and the ordinary gives way to the extraordinary. This engaging exploration of strange and puzzling occurrences offers a captivating experience that intrigues as much as it informs.
No Hard Feelings (2023)
No Hard Feelings, directed by Gene Stupnitsky, showcases Jennifer Lawrence in a brilliant blend of vulnerability and humor. Faced with the looming loss of her childhood home, desperation leads her to accept an unusual arrangement: dating a wealthy couple’s socially awkward son. Lawrence’s performance breathes life into the film, merging warmth and witty comedy, as she navigates the complexities of this unconventional relationship. Each scene is a canvas where Lawrence’s comedic genius is vividly displayed, reaffirming her position as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and captivating leads.
Pete Holmes: I Am Not For Everyone (2023)
Pete Holmes: I Am Not for Everyone is a delightful concoction of humor and awkwardness, epitomizing Pete’s brilliance as a comedian. Known for his unique comedic flair, Pete in this Netflix special, navigates through a maze of everyday scenarios, infusing them with his quirky perspective. From awkward post-prostate exam encounters to amusing Midwest meetings, and whimsical glitches in his mum’s voicemails, Pete turns ordinary into extraordinary laughter riots. His ability to paint the mundane with strokes of hilarity makes this special a must-watch. A popular figure in the comedy landscape, Pete’s authenticity and magnetic charm compel us to embrace the world’s absurdities through bouts of hearty laughter.
Sister Death (2023)
In Sister Death, director Paco Plaza crafts a haunting narrative set against the bleak backdrop of post-Civil War Spain. A novice, Narcisa, portrayed with eerie allure by Aria Bedmar, enters a convent-turned-school, bringing with her supernatural disturbances and unsettling mysteries. The film, also starring Almudena Amor and Maru Valdivielso, invites audiences into a labyrinth of secrets, where the boundaries between the natural and supernatural blur. Plaza masterfully intertwines elements of horror and historical drama, creating a chilling tapestry of paranormal occurrences and the obscured histories lurking within the convent’s walls.
Life on our Planet (Season 1)
Life on Our Planet embarks on a magnificent journey through Earth’s four billion years, exploring the orchestration of life and extinction. Produced by Silverback Films and Amblin Television, the series vividly resurrects forgotten eras and extinct creatures, narrating Earth’s ever-evolving biography. Diving into catastrophic events and survival sagas, it interlaces past occurrences with present-day relevance, emphasizing the resilience of life. This series marries state-of-the-art technology with profound storytelling, making each episode a captivating exploration of biodiversity, unraveling the planet’s rich yet tumultuous history in a thought-provoking spectacle.
Every New Movie and Show on Netflix This Week
- October 22: No Hard Feelings (2023)
- October 23: Princess Power (Season 2)
- October 24: The Family Business (Seasons 1-4); Get Gotti (2023); Minions (2015); Pete Holmes: I Am Not For Everyone (2023); Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill
- October 25: Absolute Beginners (Season 1); Bad Education: Director’s Cut (2022); Burning Betrayal (2023); Life on our Planet (Season 1); The After (2023); The UnXplained with William Shatner (Season 3)
- October 26: It Ain’t Over (2022); Knights of the Zodiac (2023); Long Live Love! (2023); ONEFOUR: Against All Odds (2023); Pluto (Season 1)
- October 27: Pain Hustlers (2023); Sister Death (2023); TORE (Season 1); Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film (2023)
- October 28: Castaway Diva (Season 1)
Every Movie and Show Leaving Netflix This Week
Note: The dates represent your last days to watch these movies and shows.
- October 22: Bending the Arc (2017); The Beginning of Life (2016); The Hollywood Masters (Seasons 1-3)
- October 25: Home (2015)