48 best Netflix movies to watch (and 20 to skip): August 2022

Look both ways. Left to right: Lili Reinhart as Natalie and David Corenswet as Jake. cr. Felicia Graham/Netflix © 2022

Best Netflix Movies To Watch (And Skip)

There are so many great Netflix movies to watch right now, but not all of them are worth your time.

Some of Netflix’s new releases are among the best Netflix movies of the year so far.

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out which Netflix movies are worth watching and which ones you should just skip. So, if you’re looking for what to watch, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a great list of Netflix movies to watch and skip!

It’s a tough decision that can lead to sitting through stinks and missing the movies you would have actually enjoyed.

With outputs like Don’t Look Up, Fear Street, The Adam Project, and others, and it’s been a good run for new Netflix movies. We have also seen versions like The Kissing Booth 3 and He is all that it will draw a lot of viewers but probably won’t be a fan favorite for the masses.

Wondering which movies should be on your watch list and which ones are worth checking out? Let’s start the list with Look both ways.

UPDATED: August 22, 2022

Netflix movies: watch both ways

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Wanuri Kahiu

Starring: Lili Reinhart, Danny Ramirez, David Corenswet, Aisha Dee, Andrea Savage, Luke Wilson, Nia Long

Over the past year, Netflix has released some of the biggest blockbusters, such as The Project Adam and The gray man. But these are the rom-coms that fans keep coming back to for those essential comfort watches. One of the most adorable new Netflix movies of the summer is none other than Look both ways with Lili Reinhart.

Look both ways centers on Natalie, a young graduate and aspiring artist who discovers on the night of her graduation that she might be pregnant. At this pivotal moment, her life splits into two realities: one where she is pregnant and stays in Austin, Texas with her parents, and another where she is not pregnant and moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career.

The film has been compared to Sliding doors as it presents two different outcomes for its central character based on a singular moment. While some viewers might be looking for a single-minded winner between Natalie’s two paths, both stories feature life’s usual ups and downs. Either way, Natalie will be fine, and one isn’t better than the other.

Look both ways topped Netflix’s Top 10 Movies chart for several days after its August 17 release to mixed reception. But we say to those who haven’t listened to Lili Reinhart’s latest star turn, it’s worth adding to your watch list. Don’t miss Look both ways!

Verdict: WATCH

Alfonso E. Cramer