Bula has put together a list of ten Hollywood films, released in recent years, that were recently added to the Netflix catalog. Among the thousands of options of the streaming service, these features stand out for their quality and were acclaimed by critics specializing in cinema. The selection prioritized productions from different genres, such as the drama “Blood Detachment” (2020), by Spike Lee; the suspense “Rebecca – The Unforgettable Woman” (2020), by Ben Wheatley; and the horror “IT – A Coisa” (2017), directed by Andy Muschietti. The titles are organized according to the year of launch and do not follow classification criteria.
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The film tells the story of three black friends who fought in the Vietnam War: Otis, Eddie and Melvin. Years later, they decide to return to the place where they fought, in search of the remains of the squad leader. In addition, they hope to find a treasure that was hidden by their friend. On this journey, ex-soldiers have to deal with painful memories of the war.
Despite having doubts about their relationship, a young woman travels to meet her boyfriend's parents, Jake. Upon arriving at their farm, she begins to feel strange and finds the in-laws' behavior bizarre. But in spite of this, she cannot leave, as a snowstorm hits the region. Stuck on the spot, she starts to question everything she thought about her boyfriend and herself.
When Mari Gilbert's daughter goes missing, she spends months campaigning for the police to properly investigate the case. But in the face of the authorities' indifference, Mari begins to follow the leads and look for her daughter on her own in the gated community on Long Island, where she was last seen. During the search, Mari discovers that several other women have disappeared under the same conditions. The film is based on real facts.
In 1968, in Chicago, the Democratic Party held a convention to choose candidates for that year's presidential election. Outside, more than 15,000 protesters against the Vietnam War clash with the police and the U.S. National Guard. Organizers of the protest, which was initially peaceful, are accused of conspiracy and inciting disorder. Their judgment attracts worldwide attention.
A young woman of humble origin and newlywed moves to Manderley, the imposing mansion of her husband, Maxim, a wealthy and seductive English aristocrat. The house is managed by Mrs. Danvers, a strict housekeeper. Already installed on the property, the young woman is confronted by the memories of Rebecca, Maxim's first wife, who died some years ago. Mrs. Danvers torments the new mistress's life, making her believe that she is inferior to Rebecca and does not deserve to be married to Maxim.
In the 1950s, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned stylist who works alongside his sister, Cyril, to dress up big names in the British elite. His inspiration comes from women who come and go in his life constantly. But everything changes when he meets the intelligent waitress Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Despite loving Woodcock, Alma does not accept his systematic and aggressive way.
In 2049, replicants – artificial humans manufactured thanks to the development of bioengineering – are more evolved and obedient. One is K, a blade runner who hunts outlaws for the police. In one of his missions, K discovers a secret: a replicant had a son. The reproduction of replicants can trigger their war with humans. Then, K's boss demands that he eliminate the child.
After acting alongside the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home and to his routine, which is no longer as normal. Fighting daily against small crimes, he thinks he has found the mission of his life when the villainous Vulture appears frightening the city. But, he is being closely monitored by Tony Stark, Iron Man, who believes the young man is not yet ready to face dangerous criminals.
This biographical feature tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite team of Arizona firefighters, trained to face danger at all costs. In 2013, when fire engulfs a forest on Yarnell Hill, they race against time to put out the flames. In one of the biggest fires in US history, 19 members of the group lose their lives.
Based on the eponymous novel by Stephen King, the film follows a group of seven teenagers from a small town in Maine. They call themselves “Losers Club – The Losers Club”. The quiet routine in the neighborhood of friends is interrupted when children mysteriously begin to disappear. Soon, the Losers end up finding the responsible for the crimes: the scary clown Pennywise, who feeds on the fear of his victims.