Netflix is known for releasing so much new content you can hardly keep track of it all. And now that there are roughly 100 streaming services with their own star-studded deluges, it’s nearly impossible to stay on top of all the new streaming movies to check out.
Over the last two months alone, Netflix has had movies that star Chadwick Boseman, George Clooney, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Samuel L. Jackson and Meryl Streep. And the list could go on and on.
Just this week, Netflix adds two movies that feature performances from Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Lincoln, Carey Mulligan and Naomi Watts.
Netflix now has more stars than the heavily light-polluted night sky out my city window!
Not all the star-studded movies are great. Notably, one of the films in the list below is actually pretty bad and only earned a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes. But what the movie lacks in quality it makes up in celebrity cameos. (The film is “Death to 2020″ and is at the bottom of the list.)
Other movies on the list are excellent, yet haven’t earned the attention they deserve, given this weird year without movie theaters and a general lack of carefree conversations about cool movies. (Maybe after getting the vaccine people will finally have the urge to check out “Mank.”)
The list below features trailers to help you make the choice of whether to watch these new films. And to define “new” here, I counted anything that joined since December.
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Premise: In this drama, an excavator digs up a recently discovered burial mound in England on a wealthy woman’s property during the late 1930s. He gets the excavation job as the local museums are too busy with other war efforts, given World War II’s grip on the country.
Debuts Jan. 29.
Key celebs: Ralph Fiennes, Lily James and Carey Mulligan
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%