20 Best New Netflix Movies (January-May 2023)

With the streaming giant, Netflix, we’re unlikely to run out of fantastic movies anytime soon, despite the large streamer’s collection getting smaller every month. Regardless, Netflix continues to produce and publish a strong crop of films across various categories, its original content frequently leaving much to be desired. Because of that, many options are available.

It can be challenging to decide, but this article can assist you in finding exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a comedy that will make you cry with laughter or a tragic drama that will cause you to cry for a different reason. Twenty of the top 2023 Netflix movies have been gathered by us to make the process easier for you. You’re welcome. So, let’s begin.

20. The Strays

We don’t mind that The Strays proudly displays its parallels to Jordan Peele’s Get Out. The movie owes a lot to Jordan Peele’s contemporary horror classic, from the trailer to the concept (a Black woman leaves her working-class upbringing for a white suburb, but all is not as it seems). This is a compelling psychological thriller even though it doesn’t quite reach the heights of its inspiration.

19. Luther: The Fallen Sun

Idris Elba’s portrayal of John Luther is one of his most famous performances, and Luther: The Fallen Sun feels like the logical continuation of the reputation the British actor established since 2010. In Neil Cross’s long-form contribution to the Luther franchise, Luther: The Fallen Sun, the titular investigator will face new difficulties. In the Jamie Payne-directed movie, Luther actually deals with one of his most important assignments to date. Dermot Crowley, Andy Serkis, and Cynthia Erivo are all part of the cast.

18. JUNG_E

South Korean sci-fi movie with explosive action from Train to Busan filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho is a bit disjointed but has a lot of punch. In JUNG_E, which takes inspiration from films like Blade Runner and The Terminator, we are introduced to an uninhabitable world and humanity that has been dispersed into spacecraft for protection. This is a movie to watch since it has heart and some great action scenes.

17. Murder Mystery 2

As Nick and Audrey Spitz, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston collaborate once more to solve a mystery case. This time, the unusual detectives search for their good friend Vikram “The Maharajah” Govindan on the streets of Monte Carlo and Paris, France. By depending on the same degree of humor, the sequel builds on the success of 2019’s Murder Mystery. Anyone seeking for a good chuckle should watch Murder Mystery 2 since Sandler and Aniston make a wonderful combo.

16. Kill Boksoon

One of the most delightful surprises of 2023 thus far is the Byun Sung-hun-directed film. Kill Boksoon is an exciting thriller that depicts a lady who struggles to combine her life as a mother and a hired murderer. It is starring acclaimed South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon. Sung-hun pays tribute to Quentin Tarantino but goes beyond merely copying the Hollywood director’s aesthetic by providing a novel perspective on the action subgenre. Kill Boksoon is a must-watch if you like films like Kill Bill, John Wick, and other similar titles.

15. Your Place or Mine

Your Place or Mine brings back the romance comedy of the early 2000s by telling the endearing story of two lifelong friends who realize they might just be the one for one another. This movie, which is brimming with endearing eccentricities and real energy, is a charming homage to friendship and love. Aline Brosh McKenna’s film Your Place or Mine, starring Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Zo Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Tig Notaro, and Steve Zahn, was directed by McKenna.

14. Mother’s Day


This Polish movie which stars Agnieszka Grochowska, substantially follows the same plot of “Mother’s Day.” But compared to Lopez, Grochowska is far more physically convincing as a savage. Grochowska portrays Nina, a former agent who voluntarily faded into oblivion. Max (Adrian Delikta), Nina’s son, was abandoned by her years ago so that he might live a regular life. But when Max’s security is in jeopardy, Nina abandons the peaceful life and does all it takes to safeguard her child.

13. The Woman King

The Woman King, which features a fierce all-female warrior troupe defending the African kingdom of Dahomey, celebrates the advancement of women in action movies. This movie soars to new heights with heart-pounding action scenes and strong acting, becoming a landmark in the depiction of strong, independent women on screen. Gina Prince-Bythewood is the director of the movie The Woman King, which also stars John Boyega, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes, and Viola Davis.

12. We Have a Ghost

Netflix has a huge selection of family-friendly comedic selections in addition to a good selection of darker adult programming. We Have a Ghost, a fantasy/comedy about a family who becomes a social media star after learning their home is haunted by a ghost, appears to have had the biggest success thus far. The Christopher Landon-helmed film We Have a Ghost features Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, and Jennifer Coolidge among its cast.

11. You People

You People examines contemporary race issues in America in a lighthearted yet perceptive way. In this comedy by Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill, a couple tries to explain their unusual relationship to their varied parents, which leads to a flurry of embarrassing, funny, and heartwarming situations. Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Eddie Murphy are among the cast members of Kenya Barris’ You People.

10. The Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die

In this Last Kingdom spin-off, Seven Kings Must Die, England is engulfed in a maelstrom of betrayal, invasion, and contending successors to the throne following the death of King Edward. Fighting against the odds that history has piled against them, the unbreakable Uthred and his gallant companions attempt to stitch together a united England among the chaos.

9. The Magician’s Elephant

With The Magician’s Elephant, a touching story about an orphaned boy’s search to rescue his missing sister, assisted by the enchantment of an enigmatic elephant, Netflix’s animation prowess continues to shine in 2023. This movie is expected to be another victorious addition to the Netflix animation library following the success of Oscar-nominated successes. Wendy Rogers is the director of The Magician’s Elephant, which features Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Natasia Demetriou, Benedict Wong, Miranda Richardson, and Aasif Mandvi as the voices of the characters.

8. Chupa

Young Alex discovers an unusual secret during a typical family trip to Mexico: a baby chupacabra concealed in his grandfather’s garage. Alex sets off on an exhilarating mission to safeguard this legendary creature with his daring cousins in Chupa, creating an unbreakable friendship in the process.

7. True Spirit

There are certain stories that seem so unbelievable that they cannot be true. That description certainly applies to True Spirit, a juvenile thriller that follows a 16-year-old Australian who attempted to sail solo around the world. Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis, and Anna Paquin starred in Sarah Spillane’s True Spirit, which was directed by her.

6. The Mother

Jennifer Lopez’s action-packed movie The Mother was released just in time for Mother’s Day. As a fierce combat expert who emerges from hiding to defend her concealed child from ruthless outlaws baying for blood, Lopez impresses. Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Lucy Paez, Omari Hardwick, Paul Raci, and Gael Garca Bernal are among the cast members of Niki Caro’s film The Mother.

5. Missing

Following her mother’s dramatic abduction, June embarks on a risky rescue expedition from LA to Colombia under the moniker Missing. She navigates international red tape and a tangled web of clues using only cutting-edge technology, delving deeper into a maze where every new piece of information reveals more secrets. Storm Reid, Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, Daniel Henney, and Nia Long are among the cast members of the Will Merrick and Nick Johnson-directed film Missing.

4. The Son

In The Son, Peter learns that his teenage son Nicholas is in trouble as his life descends into disarray. Peter wants to take care of Nicholas the way he wishes his own father had taken care of him, driven by instincts of fatherhood. Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, and Anthony Hopkins all star in Florian Zeller’s film The Son.

3. Hunger

Hunger chronicles the feisty grandmother of a beloved noodle restaurant tucked away in Bangkok’s intriguing old quarter as she embarks on an enthralling culinary odyssey. She finds herself forced into the seductive world of high cuisine when an exclusive invitation from Hunger, Thailand’s most prestigious luxury chef’s table, drops in her lap. Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying and Nopachai Chaiyanam feature in the Sitisiri Mongkolsiri film Hunger.

2. Weathering


A journalist loses her kid and nearly her own life while giving birth in the new thriller Weathering from Netflix. As a result, her life and sanity start to utterly fall apart. She is now grieving her losses and what may have been at home alone when she suddenly begins to experience terrifying mental attacks and unsettling visions.

1. The Raid 2: Berandal

Rama, a rookie Jakarta police officer, believes he can continue a normal life after surviving a brutal confrontation with strong gangsters. But even more dangerous villains than before had been interested in his exploits during that tragic occasion. Rama is forced to hide since his family is in danger. He ends up in jail, where he makes friends with the young son of a well-known mafia boss. To finally bring down the criminal organization, Rama must risk his own life.

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