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Stop scrolling aimlessly through Netflix, hoping that a flick will magically speak to you. Instead, scroll through this list of the latest film and series releases below, and if you like what you read, take a look at the trailer, before you empty your schedule and binge-watch away…
Fantasy drama series, The Witcher follows solitary monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, played by Superman’s Henry Cavill, who finds his destiny tied with sorceress, Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Cintran princess, Ciri (Freya Allan). The show is based on the book and video game series of the same name. The first season premiered on the 20th of December, 2019, which comprises of eight episodes, and the second season is due to start production in early 2020, to be released by 2021.
Psychological thriller, You, follows a dangerously charming man named Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), who goes to extreme measures to win the love of his latest obsession. The second season premiered on the 26th of December, 2019.
The drama Marriage Story is about stage director, Charlie (Adam Driver), and his actress wife, Nicole (Scarlett Johansson), whose divorce pushes them to new boundaries. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. Laura Dern, who plays Nicole’s lawyer, won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. The film was released on the 6th of December, 2019.
The Ghost Bride
The Taiwanese-Malaysian drama series, The Ghost Bride, is set in the 1890s Colonial-era Malacca. It follows a woman named Pan Li Lan (Huang Pei-jia), who accepts a marriage proposal to become the ghost bride of a wealthy family’s recently-deceased son so that she save her family from debt. The first season premiered on the 23rth of January 2020.
Biographical crime thriller, The Irishman follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) as he recalls his involvement with his good friend, Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino)’s disappearance in 1975. The film is directed and produced by Martin Scorsese, and it premiered on the 27th of November 2019. It received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Pacino and Pesci, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Mystery series, Messiah, follows a CIA officer (Michelle Monaghan) investigating a man calling himself Al-Masih (Mehdi Dehbi), who garners a tremendous following and attracts global attention. Is he the divine entity, or just another con-artist? The series premiered on the 1st of January, 2020.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Supernatural horror series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), who is torn between the witch world of her father and the human side of her mother and friends, and has to make a decision on her 16th birthday. The third season premiered on the 24th of January, 2020.
The Two Popes
Biographical drama film, The Two Popes follows Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) and Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce), who must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church. The film is nominated for three Academy Awards and premiered on the 20th of December, 2019.
Reality competition series, The Circle follows players that are isolated in an apartment, and their only means of interaction is through a social media platform called ‘The Circle’. The contestants are asked to rate other contestants through the persona they have presented online. The winners with the most votes become the “influencers”, and the person with the least votes is eliminated. The series premiered on the 1st of January, 2020.
Action film, 6 Underground follows six people from around the world who delete their pasts to unite under the lead of One (Ryan Reynolds) and right some of the wrongs of the world. The film is directed by Michael Bay and premiered on the 13th of December, 2019.
The End of the F***ing World
Adventure and dark comedy series, The End of the F***ing World follows two confused teenagers; one convinced he’s a psychopath and another set on searching for her real father. It is based on a graphic novel by the same name, and its second season premiered on the 4th of November, 2019.
Historical drama film, The King follows reluctant heir to the English throne, Hal (TimothéeChalamet), who turned his back on royalty. He is crowned King Henry V following his father’s passing, and the young king must rule the chaotic circumstances that his late father has left behind. The film premiered on the 1st of November, 2019.
Drama series, Spinning Out follows a young figure-skating Olympic hopeful (Kaya Scodelario) as she balances love, family, and mental health. The series premiered on the 1st of January, 2020.
Horror mini-series, Dracula is set in 1897 Transylvania, and it follows the infamously bloodthirsty Count Dracula on his mischievous escapades. It is based on Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name and premiered on the 1st of January, 2020.
The comedy series, Family Reunion follows the McKellan family as they move from Seattle to Georgia to be closer to their extended family, and the transition sounds more simple than it really is. Its second season premiered on the 20th of January, 2020.