Best new movies on Netflix this week: October 29, 2022

Pictured: The good nurse and the shooter

A big week for Netflix Original movies kicking off what many are calling “prestige season” for the streamer as it releases its biggest films in the run up to Christmas. Here are our top movie picks for October 29, 2022.

This week is one of Netflix’s best for creating critical and ratings hits, at least when it comes to review ratings. Three of their major films carry the prestigious “Certified Fresh” label.

Did you miss any of our movie recommendations from last week? We gave some movie and TV recommendations in one article, so check them out if you haven’t already.

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What to watch on Netflix this week

The good nurse (2022)

Evaluation: R
Language: English
Gender: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Kim Dickens
Writer: Charles Graeber, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Duration: 121 minutes

Rewinding to Wednesday, Netflix added its first big new movie of the week in the form of a biopic drama with sublime performances from Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne.

If you haven’t watched the movie based on a recent true story, here’s what you can expect:

“An overworked intensive care nurse leans on her selfless new colleague at work and at home – until the unexpected death of a patient casts him in a suspicious light.”


In the west, nothing is new (2022)

Evaluation: R
Language: English
Gender: Action, Drama, War
Director: Edward Berger
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Hulk
Writer: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Duration: 147 minutes

This World War I movie based on the timeless novel that’s been adapted before is the best yet and one of the best international movies Netflix has ever produced.

The story follows 17-year-old Paul joining the Western Front during World War I; his initial enthusiasm is soon shattered by the grim reality of life in the trenches.

Having recently watched the movie, I put it among the best war movies of all time. It’s sitting next hacksaw crest, The great Escape and Saving Private Ryan.


Wendell and savage (2022)

Evaluation: PG-13
Language: English
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Lyric Ross, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Writer: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele, Clay McLeod Chapman
Duration: 105 minutes

Hoping to revive the lost (but expensive) art of stop motion animation, a pioneer in the field, Henry Selick. He returns for his first major project in over a decade in a film that twisted marquee saying it’s “something special” while adding that it’s “a bit messy, but so weird and wonderful”.

Simply put, the movie follows a pair of brothers who make a deal with a human girl to bring them into the real world.

In our opinionwe said you should “play” the movie adding that you should watch the movie if you liked it carolina, The nightmare before Christmas, Where isle of dogs.

For fans of stop-motion animation, you will be entitled to Pinocchio early December and a new Chicken coop movie in 2023.


The shooter (2015)

Evaluation: R
Language: English
Gender: Action, Adventure, Crime
Director: Pierre Morel
Cast: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca
Writer: Jean-Patrick Manchette, Don MacPherson, Pete Travis
Duration: 115 minutes

This Sean Penn action flick was added to Netflix out of the blue on Friday (another reason to keep your browser locked to What’s on Netflix).

No, it’s not as good as the movies listed above, but if you’re looking for a cerebral action thriller, you could do a lot worse.


Blade of the 47 Ronin (2022)

Evaluation: R
Language: English
Gender: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Ron Yuan
Cast: Anna Akana, Teresa Ting, Mike Moh
Writer: Aimee Garcia, AJ Mendez, John Swetnam

Note: This title has only been added to Netflix in the United States.

Come Netflix exclusively this week alongside a physical and VOD release is the direct-to-video sequel to Keanu Reeves’ action flick.

It’s coming to Netflix via an output deal with Universal 1440 and while reviews haven’t been particularly strong for the title, fans of martial arts action movies will want to add it to their lists.

In the modern sequel, a new class of warriors emerges among the samurai clans to prevent a sought-after sword from falling into the wrong hands.


Poacher (2018)

Evaluation: TV-MA
Language: English
Gender: Short, Action, Crime
Director: Tom Whitworth
Cast: Brian Ogola, Davina Leonard, Lenny Juma
Writer: Davina Leonard, Tom Whitworth

Finally, this week we wanted to draw your attention to a throwback short that has been coming to Netflix relatively recently.

The short film is less than 30 minutes long and is about a daring farmer who steals ivory from a group of international terrorists.

It’s an indie film that will no doubt be buried in the Netflix library again, so give it a try if you haven’t already.

What movies are you watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Alfonso E. Cramer