The 10 Best New Movies on Netflix in 2023: March Edition
Each new month brings with it a cavalcade of big new releases on Netflix
As 2023 progresses, I will continually rank each new release added to Netflix throughout the year and update the list monthly. Many great movies were added to the streaming service in March, and they are now eligible for this list. So, let’s review the best new movies added to Netflix in 2023.
The magician’s elephant
Netflix has had a lot of success with these animated features, including the two Oscar-nominated films The Mitchells vs. the Machines And The beast from the sea. And the streaming giant is looking to continue that streak in 2023 with The magician’s elephanta film about an orphan boy who goes in search of his missing sister.
The magician’s elephant was directed by Wendy Rogers and features the voices of Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Natasia Demetriou, Benedict Wong, Miranda Richardson and Aasif Mandvi.
Your place or mine
For all fans of 2000s romantic comedies, Your place or mine seems to scratch that itch. From its absurd premise to the natural chemistry that exists between the two leads, this romance is a joy to watch. The film follows two best friends who weren’t romantic for years before discovering they might be perfect for each other.
Your place or mine was directed by Aline Brosh McKenna and stars Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Williams, Zoë Chao, Wesley Kimmel, Tig Notaro and Steve Zahn.
Without a doubt, the funniest new movie on Netflix in 2023 is you people– a comedy about race relations in America from the minds of Kenya Barris and Jonah Hill. The film centers on a couple who anxiously inform their polarizing parents of their modern relationship.
you people was directed by Kenya Barris and stars Jonah Hill, Lauren London, David Duchovny, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
If you were a fan of the short BBC detective series Lutherso you were sure to catch the complicated character’s on-screen return in Luther: The Fallen Sun. This film focuses on the character of Luther, who escapes from prison in order to solve a case that has haunted him for years.
Luther: The Fallen Sun was directed by Jamie Payne and stars Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Dermot Crowley and Andy Serkis.
The female king
Women have slowly and steadily gained a fierce presence in action movies over the past few years. And The female king saw this trend reach its peak, as the mostly female cast brings with them a cavalcade of vibrant fight scenes. The female king centers on a group of all-female warriors who protect the African kingdom of Dahomey.
The female king was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and John Boyega.
Pamela, a love story
Of the celebrities who have wowed a captivated audience over the years, Pamela Anderson certainly ranks among the most viral. This documentary takes a look at his iconic life, with never-before-seen footage and diaries included.
Pamela, a love story was directed by Ryan White.
Some stories seem so surreal that they could not be true. True Spirit certainly fits that bill, as the teen drama follows a 16-year-old Australian who attempted to circumnavigate the globe on her own.
True Spirit was directed by Sarah Spillane and stars Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis and Anna Paquin.
pale blue eye
Fan fiction about Edgar Allan Poe that stars Christian Bale as a detective… how can you deny such a delightful premise? pale blue eye delivers with its mystery, which concerns an elusive serial killer who takes the lives of several young cadets.
pale blue eye was directed by Scott Cooper and stars Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton and Robert Duvall.
Every year seems to bring a range of post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movies. And one of Netflix’s entries in that canon this year was the fantastic JUNG_E. The film is set in the near future as an artificial intelligence lab leads an effort to end a civil war by cloning the brain of a famous warrior.
JUNG_E was directed by Yeon Sang-ho and stars Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo.
we have a ghost
Along with its healthy lineup of darker adult content, Netflix is prolific with plenty of family-friendly options that provide plenty of laughs. The biggest hit so far seems to be we have a ghosta fantasy comedy centered around a family who cause a stir on social media when they discover their house is haunted by a ghost.
we have a ghost was directed by Christopher Landon and stars Anthony Mackie, David Harbour, Jahi Winston, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash and Jennifer Coolidge.