Onesumore: Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: March 5th, 2021
The arrival of a new month usually means a whole bunch of new titles are coming to Netflix. Once again, Netflix is delivering, and with it, many Oscar-winning features that we know subscribers are going to enjoy this weekend.
Here are the best new movies added to Netflix this week:
Batman Begins (2005)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Kind: Action, adventure | Duration: 140 minutes
Discard: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman
As Marvel Studios laid the groundwork for the MCU, DC and Christopher Nolan worked hard to create the start of the greatest superhero trilogy of all time with Batman begins.
After the deaths of his mother and father, billionaire Bruce Wayne seeks revenge on Gotham City’s criminals. After years away from the city and having gained incredible skills in the League of Shadows, Bruce returns to Gotham. To free Gotham City from its corruption and crime, Bruce Wayne becomes the Batman, striking fear into the hearts and minds of all of Gotham’s dirty criminal underbelly.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Kind: Action, crime, drama | Duration: 152 minutes
Interpretation: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Thirteen years, and dozens of superhero movies and TV shows later, you’ll be hard pressed to find a superhero movie bigger than The black Knight. The late Heath Ledger gave a performance of a lifetime as the Joker and rightfully won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
The time of Bruce Wayne roaming the streets of Gotham as Batman has left the criminal underworld in disarray. Desperate to regain control of Gotham, they hire anarchist Joker. Unpredictable, manic but incredibly cunning, the Joker takes Batman and Gotham City to the brink of destruction.
Rain Man (1988)
Director: Barry levinson
Kind: Drama | Duration: 133 minutes
Discard: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock
Dustin Hoffman earned his sixth nomination and his second Best Actor victory in his role as Raymond Babbit. Tom Cruise also shone in his role as Charlie Babbit, the selfish yuppie brother of Raymond de Hoffman.
When Charlie Babbit, selfish, learns that his father has left the immense family fortune to his mentally handicapped brother Raymond, he kidnaps him. Traveling across the country, Charlie tries to manipulate Raymond into renouncing his legacy.
The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Kind: Biography, Drama | Duration: 117 minutes
Discard: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe, James Karen
Will Smith’s “serious” roles have been rare throughout his career. But between big-budget action blockbusters and comedies, Smith found himself staring alongside his son Jaden, in what is arguably one of the best performances of his career.
Chris is a salesperson with big dreams, but after too many failed business ventures, his wife decides to go their separate ways, leaving him penniless. Struggling to cope with the custody battle for his son, Chris’s last hope is an unpaid internship at a successful brokerage firm where his talent for sales begins to shine.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Director: Kevin costner
Kind: Adventure, Drama, Western | Duration: 181 minutes
Discard: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman
Although he didn’t win any of the acting awards, Dance with the wolves took it by storm at the Oscars, winning an incredible 7 Oscars! Costner won the Oscar for Best Director in his directorial debut,
Serving in a distant Civil War outpost, Lieutenant John Dunbar befriends the Lakota, a Native American tribe. Falling in love with the simplicity of their lifestyle and harmony with nature, Dubar leaves behind his old life. Dunbar’s past catches up with him when Union soldiers arrive who intend to take land from the tribe.
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