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15th May 2024

Netflix has added these 25 huge movies to its library

Stephen Porzio

It has been a busy last couple of weeks for the streaming service when it comes to films.

Over the past month or so, Netflix has added dozens of movies, both new and old, to its library.

And to make it easier for JOE readers in Ireland and the UK to find something to watch, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 films from these additions we think are the most worth your time.


The Oscar-winning “one-shot style” World War I film from 2019 which was co-written and directed by Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, Skyfall).

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt plays a sad astronaut who travels to the edge of the solar system in order to both save the world and work out unresolved familial trauma in this gorgeous, meditative sci-fi.


You can read more about this great gangster thriller from the makers of the TV show Gomorrah right here.

Assassination Nation

This stylish and tense dark comedy thriller revolves around four teenage friends (Abra, Hari Nef, Odessa Young and Suki Waterhouse) whose American town of Salem devolves into chaos and violence after a computer hacker leaks the personal secrets of many of its residents.

The Beguiled

The great Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Priscilla) writes and directs this remake of the Clint Eastwood-led ’70s Southern Gothic thriller.

In the 2017 movie, Colin Farrell stars as an injured Union soldier on the run as a deserter during the US Civil War who winds up seeking refuge at an all-female boarding school.

While the teachers (Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman) and students (Elle Fanning) at first seem more than willing to help, soon sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to the soldier.

The Black Phone

Coming from the team behind Sinister – the scariest movie ever according to science – The Black Phone centres around a teenage boy abducted by a serial child killer known as The Grabber (Ethan Hawke).

Discovering a mystical black rotary phone in captivity that allows him to communicate with his captor’s slain victims, the child plots an escape.

Brian & Charles

This well-liked 2022 comedy drama follows a lonely inventor in rural Wales who builds a robot from a washing machine with whom he forms a friendship.

Bullet Train

Brad Pitt headlines again, this time in a very fun action flick mostly set on a Japanese train.

The Death of Stalin

This incredible black comedy from Armando Iannucci (I’m Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Veep) depicts the power struggle that followed the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in 1953.

We recently spoke to Iannucci about his stage version of Dr. Strangelove coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre next year, which you can learn more about right here.

Forrest Gump

“Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest.”

In the Land of Saints and Sinners

Liam Neeson, Kerry Condon and Ciarán Hinds are among the cast of this action thriller set in ’70s Ireland that we’ve been calling ‘The Irish Avengers’.

Lost in Translation

Perhaps Sofia Coppola’s most beloved movie, she directs this romantic comedy-drama about a fading movie star (Bill Murray) having a midlife crisis who befriends a young woman and recent college graduate (Scarlett Johansson) while in Tokyo.

Jurassic World: Dominion

The most recent movie in the dinosaur franchise.


Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis headline this 2016 crime comedy based on true events.

The Mauritanian

This well-reviewed legal drama tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (a Golden Globe-nominated Tahar Rahim) and his fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the US Government for years.

Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in this crazy action crime flick from director Michael Bay that is based loosely on true events.

The Raid

A police tactical squad raids a ruthless drug lord’s apartment block in the slums of Jakarta in Indonesia, only to find its members trapped by the criminals – forcing the squad to fight their way through the complex.

The 2011 movie that truly raised the bar for action cinema.

Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver

You can check out a clip from JOE’s interview with director Zack Snyder about his new space opera Western right here or below:

Shot Caller

An unrecognisable Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones) stars as a well-to-do family man, who, after being incarcerated for his role in a deadly DUI accident, transforms himself into a hardened prison gangster to survive the difficult conditions of the California prison system.


In this tense, underrated crime thriller taking place over the course of one night, Jamie Foxx headlines as a cop with a connection to the criminal underworld who must rescue his kidnapped son.


In this acclaimed romantic drama, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple whose relationship is put under strain when one of them is diagnosed with early onset dementia.

Triangle of Sadness

The Oscar Best Picture nominee and comedy satire about a celebrity couple (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) on a luxury cruise with wealthy guests that goes horribly wrong.


Jerry Seinfeld directs, co-writes and stars in this new comedy, which tells the story of the cutthroat and breakneck race to invent the Pop-Tart.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Based on the novel of the same name by Delia Owens, this hit film tells the story of Kya (Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina who becomes embroiled in a murder trial.

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel returns in the craziest and thus, best of the three XXX movies.

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