Every year, Netflix compiles a list of new movies to interest subscribers and convince those who are not yet subscribed to the streaming service that they should do so. This year was no exception, and the Netflix list has a wide variety of movies, from romantic comedies to fantasy action movies.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) escapes from prison to solve gruesome murders in London and track down a serial killer. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley, and the premiere is on March 10.
Directed by Niki Caro and co-written by Misha Green and Peter Craig, The Mother stars Jennifer Lopez as an ex-assassin who finally decides to come out of the underground to find and protect the daughter she initially gave up trying to keep out of harm’s way. The film also stars Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paul Raci and Lucy Paez, and premieres on May 12.
Chris Hemsworth returns as Australian mercenary Tyler Rake in director Sam Gargrave’s sequel to the first Extraction from the Russo brothers’ production company AGBO. When the innocent family of a ruthless Georgian gangster ends up in prison, Tyler is tasked with getting them back to safety unharmed. The film also stars Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili and premieres on June 16.
They Cloned Tyrone
While Netflix originally reported that Jewel Taylor’s They Cloned Tyrone would premiere in 2022, it is now planned for a July release of this year. Although Fontaine (John Boyega), Yo-Yo (Teyonah Parris), and Slick Charles (Jamie Foxx) usually don’t see eye to eye, the trio team up to expose a massive government secret involving cloning and bring public attention to what is happening The film also stars Kiefer Sutherland and Alphonse Nicholson, and is set to open on July 21.
In Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Damsel, Millie Bobby Brown stars as a young girl who almost doesn’t mind marrying a handsome prince, until she realizes things aren’t what they seem. Although the girl wouldn’t mind getting married, when she realizes that the royal family actually wants to sacrifice her to a dragon, she finds herself trapped in a cave and forced to use her wits to survive. The film also stars Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo, and premieres on October 13.
After a long life as a pet, 74-year-old lizard Leo (Adam Sandler) just wants to be out of the terrarium and as far away from his turtle neighbor (Bill Burr) as possible before he dies of old age. But when Leo finally executes his escape plan, he is immediately thrown into the chaotic lives of the schoolboys. The animation is voiced by Cecilia Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Jo Koy and Stephanie Hsu, and will premiere on November 22.
Leave the World Behind
Screenwriter and director Sam Esmail tells the story of two families vacationing on Long Island whose vacation is interrupted by a sudden massive power outage that seemingly leaves most of the island without power in Leave the World Behind. As the families try to figure out what’s going on, two mysterious figures appear, warning them that there’s more to the blackout than meets the eye. The film, starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans and Kevin Bacon, will be released on December 8.
Life is peaceful for those who call the colonies on the outer edge of the galaxy home, but when the destructive armies of the tyrannical regent Balisarius threaten the colonies’ way of life, a young woman named Kora begins building her own army to protect herself. The film stars Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins, Corey Stoll and Jena Malone, and will premiere on December 22.