Happy Wednesday and welcome to your first daily recap of what’s new on Netflix so far this week. We’ll recap all the new releases on Netflix so far between October 17-19 and take a look at what’s trending in Netflix’s top 10.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week on Netflix, you have the second season of Barbarians coming Friday, Zoe Saldaña’s new limited series, From Scratch.
On the move front, these are your last days to watch underrated Natalia Dyer comedy Yes, God, Yes, and Hemlock Grove leaves towards the end of the week.
Best New Movies and Shows on Netflix October 19, 2022
The School for Good and Evil (2022)
Gender: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Rachel Bloom, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett
Writer: David Magee, Soman Chainani
Duration: 2h 27m
One of the big new movies for Halloween is The School for Good and Evil which sees two best friends attend a Hogwarts school where you are trained to be good or bad.
There’s a huge cast and early reviews have been incredibly strong.
We reviewed the film and concluded that it was a must-watch and gave it a PLAY rating. Andrew Morgan called it “a mostly engaging and satisfying entry into a genre that could use some fresh blood.”
The Stranger (2022)
Gender: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Thomas M. Wright
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Matthew Sunderland
Writer: Thomas M. Wright
Duration: 1h 57m
Australian crime thriller The Stranger (not to be confused with the Harlan Coben series of the same name) is also on the Netflix Original movie front today.
Joel Edgerton leads the cast of the film which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
Reviews for The Stranger have been very strong so far, currently with 94% on RottenTomatoes at the time of publication. Ben Rolph of AwardsWatch called the film “really well done on all fronts”, adding that it had “moody cinematography and a delicate set of performances led by a great director”.
Notre Dame (Season 1)
Director: Herve Hadmar
Cast: Roschdy Zem, Caroline Proust, Megan Northam, Simon Abkarian, Alice Isaaz, Sandor Funtek
Duration: 53 minutes
Finally, we’re heading to France for a new limited series that winds the clocks back just a few years ago and relives the events that saw the destruction of the iconic Notre-Dame.
Here is the official connection:
“Inspired by true accounts of French firefighters, this drama series explores the impact of the 2019 Notre-Dame fire on a diverse group of Parisians.”
Complete list of what’s new on Netflix from October 17 to 19, 2022
You can view an expanded version of this list through our new hub on Netflix.
6 new movies added
A Breath of Fresh Air (2022) – TV-MA – Italian – Salvo wants to save his bankrupt pizzeria. Lillo wants to save the family farm. The two separated brothers must be reunited when their father dies.
Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy (2022) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – To be blackmailed. Offend a professional boxer. Trick-or-treating with his son. Gabriel shares his ups and downs in this historic stand-up special.
LiSA Another Great Day (2022) Netflix Original – TV-PG – Japanese – Explore the world of the singer known as “Rock Heroine” as she reflects on the first decade of her career and looks to the future.
LiSA LiVE is Smile Always, Eve&Birth: Birth at Nippon Budokan () – TV-G – Japanese – Known for her theme songs for “Demon Slayer” and more, LiSA triumphantly and gratefully takes the stage to celebrate her 10th anniversary.
School for Good and Evil (2022) Netflix Original – PG-13 – English – Best friends Sophie and Agatha have their bond tested when they are taken to a magical school for future fairy-tale heroes and villains.
The Stranger (2022) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – An undercover cop forms an intense and intimate relationship with a murder suspect while trying to gain his trust and extract a confession.
6 new TV series added
Love is Blind (Season 3 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – Nick and Vanessa Lachey host this social experiment where single men and women search for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person.
Notre Dame (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – French
Someone Feed Phil (Season 6) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English – ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ creator Phil Rosenthal travels the world to experience local cuisine and culture in Bangkok, Lisbon, Mexico City and more.
The Green Glove Gang (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – Polish – When their latest heist goes awry, three older burglars evade authorities by hiding in a nursing home – where they uncover a sinister secret.
Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 3 – New Episodes Weekly) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – True cases of disturbing disappearances, shocking murders and paranormal encounters fuel this captivating revival of the iconic documentary series.
Waffles + Mochi Restaurant (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-Y – English – Gourmet friends Waffles and Mochi cook in their own restaurant, where hungry customers come to feast on flavors from around the world!
Top 10 on Netflix from October 19, 2022
Finally, let’s check out what’s happening in Netflix’s top three US 10s for October 19th. This list takes a look at the top 10 kids shows, movies, and titles currently airing.
# TV Shows Movies Kids
The Watcher The Curse of Bridge Hollow Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Contest
Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer Blackout CoComelon
The luckiest sinner in the world Megamind
The Midnight Club Dracula Untold Oddballs
The Blacklist Megamind Island of the Sea Wolves
Wild Territory by Matt Wright Sing 2 Sing 2
The Mole 17 Again Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Conversations with a Killer: The Tapes of Jeffrey Dahmer Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Despicable Me 2
Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Contest Despicable Me 2 Spirit Rangers
The Great British Bake Off last seen alive Charlotte’s Web
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