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30th Mar 2024

Netflix has added these 25 huge movies to its library

Stephen Porzio

Several underseen film gems have been added to the streaming service in recent weeks.

Looking to kick back and relax over the long weekend?

Well, Netflix has been busy adding the following 25 big movies to its Irish and UK library over the past few weeks which should provide some entertainment.

America’s Sweethearts

Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack and Julia Roberts star in this 2001 rom-com.

Bad Country

In this crime thriller, a police detective (Willem Dafoe) and a contract killer turned informant (Matt Dillon) team-up to take down a powerful crime ring.

The Beautiful Game

Starring Bill Nighy, this Netflix original sports drama about the Homeless World Cup – a global street football tournament – holds a 91% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Captive State

This 2019 sci-fi thriller starring Ashton Sanders and John Goodman follows a young man who participates in a conspiracy to rebel against an alien race that has invaded Earth and forced strict martial law on all humans.

Cat Person

The 2023 psychological thriller based on the incredible viral story of the same name.

Cop Land

This hard-hitting crime drama features Sylvester Stallone’s best performance.


Another Netflix original movie, this dark fantasy sees Millie Bobby Brown play a young woman who must fend for herself after being thrown into a dragon’s lair as a sacrifice.

Father Stu

Mark Wahlberg stars in this 2022 biographical drama as a boxer-turned-Catholic priest who is diagnosed with a rare muscular disease.


An incredibly tense revenge thriller movie with George MacKay (1917) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits).


The 2022 adaptation of Stephen King’s sci-fi thriller novel featuring Zac Efron.

The Guest

The criminally underseen action thriller revolves around an enigmatic soldier named David Collins (Dan Stevens) who unexpectedly visits the Peterson family, introducing himself as a friend of their son who died in combat in Afghanistan.

The Mexican

Julia Roberts stars again, alongside Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini in this dark comedy thriller revolving around a supposedly cursed gun.

The Monuments Men

George Clooney directs and leads an all-star cast (Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon) in this war film about an Allied group tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before Nazis destroy or steal them during WWII.

No Escape

Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan star in this action thriller about an expat engineer trapped with his family in a south Asian country during a violent uprising.

The Old Oak

This acclaimed 2023 drama from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach (Kes, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) centres on the last pub standing in a once thriving mining village in northern England that has fallen on hard times.

Punch Drunk Love

Adam Sandler gives his best performance in this romantic comedy-drama as an entrepreneur with social anxiety who falls in love.

Red Eye

The movie Cillian Murphy doesn’t want you to see.


Oscar-winner Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) stars in this biopic as US politician Shirley Chisholm.


Another Sandler film, check out our review for Spaceman here.

The Last of the Mohicans

The incredible epic historical action drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

To Kill a Tiger

This Oscar-nominated documentary about a father’s quest for justice in India has a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Top Gun: Maverick

Maybe the best blockbuster of recent years.

Triple 9

A very tense heist thriller movie with an all-star cast including Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson.


This solid, gritty British crime thriller comes from the director of the modern classic 2021 film Boiling Point.

The Wages of Fear

In this new remake of the classic ’50s thriller, a group of desperate people are tasked with transporting two trucks full of explosives across a hostile region in order to prevent a terrible catastrophe.

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