This week is heavy on releases so we’re back to help you narrow down the number of titles that you need to add to your list. You may still be watching Squid Game, but there are several new Netflix shows and movies you should be watching.
This week’s selection brings you a Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) movie and a Britney Spears documentary. The other documentary to look out for this week is about Princess Diana. Of course, if you are looking for a series to binge there are a few of those as well including an animated series featuring the voice of Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi).
Of course, if you need a few more titles, last week‘s list included the hit Midnight Mass. Two other movies that are in the Netflix top 10 currently are the My Little Pony movie and the film The Starling featuring Melissa McCarthy.
New Netflix shows and movies this week
- Britney vs Spears (documentary), Sept 28
- No One Gets Out Alive (movie), Sept 29
- The Guilty (movie), Oct 1
- Diana (documentary), Oct 1
- Maid: Limited Series, Oct 1
- Scissor Seven Season 3, Oct 3
Best show this week
The best series to watch on Netflix this week is a limited series called Maid which is inspired by Stephanie Land’s best-selling memoir. A young mother flees an abusive relationship and finds herself working as a maid in a small town while trying to put the pieces of her life together.
From the trailer above, you can see that this will be an intense and emotional affair. One would hope that it ends in triumph but I guess you’ll have to watch to find out. This series is ripe for binging and you won’t have to wait for renewal or cancellation as you do for other Netflix shows.
Best movie this week
The best movie this week was teased earlier in this posting. The Jake Gyllenhaal and Riley Keough (American Honey) movie, named The Guilty, has been highly anticipated. The movie has a somewhat familiar premise as it sees a 9-1-1 operator trying to save someone’s life. The film takes place over the course of one day and every description makes it seem that there may be a twist involved.
On top of a loaded cast, the names behind the camera are full of heavy hitters as well. Antonie Fuqua (The Equalizer) is the director of this film and the screenplay was written by True Detective writer Nic Pizzolatto. The movie is sure to be entertaining and the only question should be whether or not you are able to buy into whatever reveals are made along the way.
Thus far, critics are enjoying this one while audiences are split giving The Guilty a 71% and 50% rating respectively on Rotten Tomatoes. It is still early though so both of those numbers could change.
What will you be watching this weekend? Did any of these new Netflix shows or movies catch your attention?