This week we head into September, which means a ton of new movies arrive on Netflix. After sifting through them, a few gems stand out: Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982), Chappie (2015 — it has a low Rotten Tomatoes score, but some people like it), Cold Mountain (2003), Labyrinth (1986) and School of Rock (2003). Hit up any one of those on Wednesday for great mid-week viewing.
On Thursday came a new Netflix release in Afterlife of the Party (2021). As its name suggests, there’s a supernatural element to this comedy starring Victoria Justice. It’s about a socialite who dies during her birthday week, but is given a chance to come back to life if she rights her wrongs on Earth.
Changing tones slightly: Final Account (2020), a lauded documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the last living generation from Hitler’s Third Reich. You can watch that on Thursday.
Then, on Friday, came a decent movie in Worth (2020). The biopic stars Michael Keaton as Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney in Washington D.C. who battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.
That’s it for this week on Netflix. Last week’s arrivals include animated movie The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, fantasy horror The Old Ways (2020), drama Really Love (2020), family adventure The Water Man (2020) and rom-com He’s All That. For more, scroll down to find a list of best Netflix originals, including films Netflix acquired the rights to distribute in the US.