father stu is this week's best new movie on netflix

Father Stu is now on Netflix – Image: Sony Pictures Entertainment

It’s time for another Best New Movies on Netflix selection, where we take a look at what’s been added in the last 7 days and pick the five to watch now, plus one (two in this case). Departure in the next few days.

Did you miss any of the new releases on Netflix this week? Check out our daily recaps and the full list of what’s new on the Netflix hub.


Top Netflix Original Movies added to Netflix this week

Note: These movies have been added to Netflix worldwide.

take revenge (2022)

Genre: comedy
Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Pour: Sophie Turner, Maya Hawke, Cassady McClincy
Writer: Celeste Ballard, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Duration: 118 minutes

Complete with a killer ’90s soundtrack and two stars at their absolute best take revengea dark Hitchcock comedy about two teenagers who join forces to take revenge on all those who have wronged them.

Watch this according to our review if you love such movies Heathers, Jawbreaker, Clueless, and Cruel intentions.


drive home (2022)

Genre: Animation, adventure, drama
Director: Hiroyasu Ishida
Pour: Daiki Yamashita, Kana Hanazawa, Nana Mizuki
Writer: Hiroyasu Ishida, Hayashi Mori
Duration: 120 minutes

Over the years, Netflix has released some absolutely superb anime movies, be it A mustache removed, bladder or Words fizz like soda pop but this week we may have seen one of their biggest and best entries yet in the form of drive home.

Exactly two hours long, the film follows two sixth graders who revisit the old apartment building where they grew up, only to find themselves trapped with nothing but an endless sea around them.

It has plenty of metaphors for life, as do the best Studio Ghibli films, and reviews of everything related to the art style and story have been widely acclaimed so far.


The top licensed movies added to Netflix this week

These movie selections are specific to new arrivals to Netflix US, and availability in other regions may vary.

Father Stu (2022)

Genre: biography, drama
Director: Rosalind Ross
Pour: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jackie Weaver
Writer: Rosalind Ross
Duration: 124 min

As part of Sony’s first window deal, Father Stu is coming to Netflix this week with Mark Wahlberg.

The film divided critics when it hit theaters earlier this year, but now that you’ve only got time to waste you can watch it on Netflix to see if it’s something for you.

The film is based on a true story of a beaten boxer who turned his career to become a priest.

This is just one of several Wahlberg films available now on Netflix US. Recently we saw the release of Unexplored plus My time with the actor. The latter was a Netflix Original, the actor’s second episode Spencer confidential.


bad words (2013)

Genre: comedy, drama
Director: Jason Bateman
Pour: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney
Writer: Andrew Dodge
Duration: 89 min

If you’re like us, you probably miss Jason Bateman in his starring role as Marty Byrde ozark. Before playing the numbers-hungry money launderer, Bateman was synonymous with comedy acting, mostly Arrested Development. One of his lesser-known roles is in bad words which he also led.

Here’s what you can expect when you watch it:

“A misanthropic man seeks revenge on his estranged father by finding a loophole and attempting to win the National Spelling Bee as an adult. Believing that this would destroy his father and everything he worked so hard for as head of the Spelling Bee Championship Organization, Guy Trilby eventually discovers that winning isn’t necessary to get revenge and that friendship is a blessing and no curse is.”


colette (2019)

Genre: Biography, drama, history
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Pour: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West
Writer: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Duration: 111 minutes

Finally, we’ll end our suggestions with an excellent historical drama that many Netflix creators have been watching this week if we want to orient ourselves on Netflix’s top 10.

What you can expect from the film:

“Transferred to glittering Paris, a woman ghostwrites for her husband and, strengthened by success, fights for her identity as an author and freethinker.”

The film was freshly certified on Rotten Tomatoes with an 87% rating, with critics saying, “Formally familiar but a brilliant match for his lead, colette is a thoroughly entertaining biopic and a long overdue proof of Keira Knightley’s underappreciated talent.”


Last chance on Netflix

Bladerunner movies

Blade Runner films are leaving Netflix

This is your last week to watch both originals Bladerunner Film and its sequel, which took nearly four decades to release.

The two films are fantastic sci-fi pieces, with the original being universally popular while the sequel being a bit more divisive.

Both films start on September 26th. You should especially gift them a watch as the Blade Runner universe will soon be expanding with a TV series in development on Amazon Prime Video.


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

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