Netflix has just added 20 huge movies to its library
Loads of new arrivals to choose from!
Netflix has just revealed its full line-up of original content coming to the streaming service throughout August, but they've also just added 20 big movies to their library. Some are great, some are not-so-great, but chances are you'll definitely find something in here that you'll want to (re)watch...
The director of Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and Moonfall goes all-out on this end-of-the-world disaster action drama. It is incredibly dumb.
The Jude Law-fronted remake of the Michael Caine classic isn't terrible, but also not very memorable.
This snowy serial killer thriller has a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. One of those hidden gems probably worth seeking out.
Jennifer Lopez and Jim Caviezel are the central lovers in this odd romantic drama.
It doesn't sound terribly interesting - a British soldier returns from WWI to write poetry about how much he hates war - but this 2021 historical drama scored 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine and Charlize Theron star in this period drama about a young man who leaves the orphanage he was raised in to find his place in the world.
A fantastic little thriller, with Jamie Foxx as the cabbie forced to drive assassin Tom Cruise around all night from hit to hit.
Turning 25 years old this month, critics HATED this sci-fi horror when it was released, but it has become a total cult favourite since then.
EYE IN THE SKY
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and the late, great Alan Rickman star in this tense thriller revolving around a specific drone strike.
The movie that landed Angelina Jolie her first Oscar, as one of the patients at a psychiatric institution, alongside Winona Ryder, Brittany Murphy and Elisabeth Moss.
This Oscar-winning war drama tells the story of one of the Union Army's earliest African-American regiments in the American Civil War.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Directed by and starring Robert De Niro, with an incredible cast including Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Joe Pesci, it tells the story of the origins of the CIA. It should've been a lot better and more interesting than this.
THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD
A bad sequel to a very mediocre original. Avoid.
I LOVE YOU, MAN
One of the best bro-coms of recent years, with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel as brand-new BFFs. When we chatted to Rudd about the new Ghostbusters movie, he talked about returning to this movie for a potential sequel:
The brilliant retelling of Tonya Harding's tumultuous life, with career-best turns from Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and a scene-stealing Paul Walter Hauser.
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Nic Cage wins the lotto, but he promised half his winnings to a waitress (Bridget Fonda), much to the chagrin of his girlfriend (Rosie Perez). A very cute rom-com.
Better than some of the Saw movies, but still not very good.
NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK
A romantic sci-fi drama from the writer of 12 Years A Slave, with a great cast including Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom, Freida Pinto and Leslie Odom Jr., but it racked up just 36% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A Netflix original movie about an aspiring singer-songwriter and a soldier who fall helplessly in love. It isn't getting reviewed well, but audiences are apparently loving it.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
The much-loved Jack Black-fronted musical comedy.