Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: October 8-9, 2022

call me by your name new movie on netflix

Call Me By Your Name – Picture: Sony Pictures Classics

Want more highlights from the last 7 days? We’ve got picks from the best new series added throughout the week, with the midnight club headlining our best moments.

Many of the movies shown below are titles added on the first of the month when we saw over 50 new movies added.

Let’s not waste any more time and take a look at four movies you should see that are new and one you should see before it expires.


call me by your name (2017)

Classification: R
Idiom: English
Gender: Romantic drama
Director: luca guadagnino
To emit: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
Writer: James Ivory, Andre Aciman
Execution time: 132min / 2h 12m

We’ve already given this Timothée Chalamet drama a thumbs up several times over the past week, but if you haven’t taken our advice by now, here’s one last try for you to watch.

Featuring LGBTQ films, the Sony Pictures Classic title is set in the early 1980s and follows a 17-year-old who becomes romantically entangled with his father’s research assistant.


Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)

Classification: PG-13
Idiom: English
Gender: Horror
Director: John Lee Hancock
To emit: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell
Writer: John Lee HancockStephen King
Execution time: 104min / 1h 44m

Dominating Netflix’s top 10 charts since its addition on Wednesday, this Stephen King adaptation is a collaboration between Ryan Murphy and Blumhouse.

Here’s what you can expect if you dive in:

“A boy and an elderly billionaire bond over books and their first iPhones. But when the old man dies, the mysterious connection to him refuses to die.”

Our very own Andrew Morgan reviewed the film in the middle of the week and finally gave it a PAUSE recommendation. The review concluded that “King’s most devoted fans will find his familiarity soothing”, but added that it “lacks the depth or haunting imagery of his previous screen adaptations”.


Scooby Doo Y Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Classification: GP
Idiom: English
Gender: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Raja Gosnell
To emit: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar
Writer: James Gunn, Craig Titley, William Hanna
Execution time: 86min / 1h 26m

While the two live-action films weren’t to critics’ liking when they were first released, for many (myself included), these are the Scooby-Doo entries we grew up with.

Not for the first time; both the first and second movies are currently on Netflix.

We chose these films for three reasons:

  1. Scooby Doo is very much in the news right now with the new Velma series
  2. Velma comes out as a lesbian in a new Scooby-Doo movie.
  3. It’s Halloween season, and of the licensed movies that arrived on October 1, not many were very spooky.

The Trapped 13: How We Survived the Thai Cave (2022)

Classification: TV-14
Idiom: Thai
Gender: Documentary film
Director: Pailin Wedel
Execution time: 103 minutes / 1h 43m

Serving as a companion documentary to the Thai limited series released on Netflix last month, this documentary delves into the story of the soccer team that was trapped in Tham Luang cave four years ago.

It’s a superb watch (some may say it’s the definitive retelling of history). If you’re interested in the Netflix series (or even Amazon Prime’s iteration of the story), this should immediately be added to your list.

While the default setting for this documentary is Thai audio with English subtitles, Netflix has also provided a variety of different dubs.


The best movie to watch before it leaves Netflix

Sometimes we also like to highlight a particular movie that should be on your watch list before it’s gone, so here’s one that’s leaving imminently. We were going to pick the 2019 After movie, but since it’s out tomorrow (October 9), we thought we’d highlight something with a little more time on the clock.

everything must go (2010)

Director: hurry up
To emit: Will Ferrell, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña, Rosalie Michaels, Stephen Root, Laura Dern, Glenn Howerton, Argos MacCallum, Todd Bryant

When it comes to Will Ferrell movies, chances are high on your favorites list are titles like Step Brothers, Elf, The Other Guys, or maybe even the Netflix original movie Eurovision Song Contest.

One that can often be overlooked is the 2010 movie Lionsgate. everything must go.

It’s certainly not as goofy as some of the earlier movies, given some of the movie’s themes. Still, it’s an excellent adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short story with plenty of laughs despite its premise. You will follow an alcoholic who has just relapsed and is facing losing everything.

The movie leaves Netflix on October 14, which means the last day to watch is October 13.

What new movies are you watching on Netflix this week? Let us know in the comments.

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