Best New Movies Added to Netflix This Week: August 6, 2022

Uncharted is now on Netflix US – Image: Sony Pictures.

With the arrival of August, some great new movies have been added to Netflix over the past week. From the original Spider-Man trilogy to the SVOD debut of Uncharted, here’s our pick of the best new movies added to Netflix (in the US) this week.

If you missed any of the newcomers to Netflix US this week, check back via our What’s New on Netflix section for the full list.

Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:

Unexplored (2022)

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Gender: Action, Adventure | Duration: 116 minutes
Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle

It took longer than expected, but almost 15 years after the launch of the Unexplored video games, the film adaptation featuring the ever-popular Spider Man Star Tom Holland made his debut in theaters and is now coming to Netflix as part of the coveted paid window.

Resourceful treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his renegade mentor Sully embark on a dangerous adventure across the world to find Magellan’s lost gold.

celestial fall (2012)

Director: Sam Mendes
Gender: Action, Adventure, Thriller | Duration: 143 minutes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris,

On the back of the disappointment that was Quantum of Comfort, celestial fall was a quality hit that the James Bond franchise desperately needed, which even followed subsequent entries.

When 007’s last mission goes awry, MI6 agents around the world are exposed and headquarters is attacked.

With MI6 compromised, Bond is the only person M can trust within the organization. With the help of Miss Moneypenny, Bond is on the trail of the dangerous Raoul Silva, whose murderous and hidden motives threaten the safety of the world.

If you’re wondering why this movie made it to Netflix when MGM is now owned by Amazon, it’s because the US rights belong to Sony Pictures (most outlets didn’t cover that when Amazon paid $8.45 billion!).

Spiderman 2 (2004)

Director: Sam Raimi
Gender: Action, Superheroes | Duration: 127 minutes
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris

The Spider Man movies from the early 2000s helped pave the way for future superhero franchises, including, of course, the MCU juggernaut that continues to crank out new titles every month, it seems.

Forced to lead a double life, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is unhappy when it begins to affect his love life and his powers. But as Peter tries to break away from his superhero persona, he’s forced into action when the excellent but incredibly dangerous Doctor Octavious begins to wreak havoc on New York City.

We picked Spider-Man 2 because it’s my favorite, but with the trilogy available, we recommend watching all three.

8 miles (2002)

Director: Curtis Hanson
Gender: Drama, Music | Duration: 110 minutes
Cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie

The movie that accompanied one of Eminem’s most beloved songs, Lose Yourself. The film was not only a giant commercial success, but Lose Yourself went Quadruple Platinum and won an Oscar for best song, which Eminem did not attend, was busy at home asleep watching cartoons with her daughter.

In 1995 Detroit City, white aspiring rapper B-Rabbit dreams of breaking into the rap scene, but a lack of self-confidence and arbitrary boundaries threaten to derail his dream.

The film was among the August 1 additions.

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Gender: Comedy, Romance | Duration: 118 minutes
Cast: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton

It’s crazy to think that Crazy, Stupid, Love hit theaters the same year as Steve Carrel’s time on Office It’s over.

After the devastating end of his marriage, a newly single Cal enters the dating scene, but is absolutely unable to talk to women. The sweet and handsome Jacob notices this and decides to help Cal gain the confidence he desperately needs.

Certified fresh on RottenTomatoesthe film is a frequent flyer on Netflix and is always welcome when it returns.

What movies have you watched on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Alfonso E. Cramer