One of the most anticipated films of the Halloween season is finally available to stream on Netflix. Other films featured this week are a 90s throwback to high school in South Korea, a chilling crime thriller based on a true crime, and Universal’s attempt to ignite a cinematic universe.
Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:
The School for Good and Evil (2022) NOT
Director: Paul Feig
Genre: Drama, Fantasy | Autonomy: 148 minutes
With: Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne
The School of Good and Evil novels have entertained a whole generation of teenagers and young adults. Adaptation plans date back to 2013, but it wasn’t until Netflix acquired the rights several years later that an adaptation finally took place.
Two girls, Sophie and Agatha, are swept away from their village and sent to a magical school that trains future heroes and villains of fairy tales.
20th Century Girl (2022) NOT
Director: Bang Woo Ri
Genre: Drama, Romance | Autonomy: 119 minutes
Starring: Kim Yoo Jung, Byeon Woo Seok, Park Jung Woo, Roh Yoon Seo, Kim Sung Kyung
The arrival of 20th Century Girl marks the Netflix debut of actress Kim Yoo Jung, one of South Korea’s most popular young actresses.
In 1999, a 17-year-old Korean high school girl, Bo Ra, is asked by her best friend, Yeon Du, to find out all about her crush, Hyun Jin, as she travels to the United States for heart surgery. But as Bo Ra begins to observe Hyun Jin, she begins to fall in love with him.
The Stranger (2022) NOT
Director: Thomas M. Wright
Genre: Drama, Thriller | Autonomy: 117 minutes
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Jada Alberts, Cormac Wright, Steve Mouzakis
The story of The Stranger is based on a real case from 2003 when a 13 year old was kidnapped and killed. It took a vast and long secret police operation to find the murderer and make him confess to the crime.
A friendship is formed between two strangers. For Henry Teague, worn down by a lifetime of physical work, it’s a dream come true. His new friend Mark becomes his savior and ally. However, they are not who they seem either, each carries secrets that threaten to ruin them and in the background one of the biggest police operations in the country draws near.
Dracula Untold (2014)
Director: Gary Shore
Genre: Action, Draa, Fantasy | Autonomy: 92 minutes
With: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance
Dracula Untold was one of the films intended to launch Universal’s attempt to create a cinematic universe and would feature some of Hollywood’s most iconic horror villains such as The Mummy, The Wolfman, Jekyll & Hyde and Frankenstein’s Monster.
With his kingdom threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes is forced to take drastic measures and become a monster if he wants to save his people and protect his kingdom.
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