The start of the month is always exciting because it means dozens of movies and TV shows have just dropped on Netflix. But it’s also bittersweet, since some have to leave too. On January 31, Netflix loses a crop of great movies, which may or may not return to the service one day. The good news? You still have time to observe them before they disappear. Read on to find the movies you need to make your Netflix priority this weekend, from a trippy, time-hopping epic to a gritty Boston crime drama.
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Directed by Matrix helmsmen the Wachowskis2012 Cloud Atlas, based on the novel of the same name, is a convoluted and grandiose epic that spans five centuries. Actors including tom hank, Halle Berry, Hugh Grantand Susan Sarandon playing multiple characters across multiple eras in the film, highlighting how humanity adapts and innovates, while remaining much the same.
John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe stars in 1999 The General’s Daughter as two army investigators investigating the mysterious murder of a captain. The more they delve into the circumstances surrounding her death, the more it seems the powers that be in the military are trying to cover her up, her respected father general among them.
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One of Leonardo DiCapriocollaborations with the director Martin Scorsese2010s shutter island adapts Denis Lehanethe thriller of the same name. DiCarpio plays a U.S. Marshal who travels to a remote criminal insane facility with his partner (Marc Ruffalo) to investigate the disappearance of a dangerous inmate. But as he is haunted by his own past, he realizes that not everything on the island is what it seems.
And shutter island isn’t the only Lehane adaptation leaving Netflix this month. The years 2003 also go the mystical riverwritten and directed by Clint Eastwood and featuring Laura Linney, Sean Penn, Tim Robbinsand Kevin Bacon. Set in a working-class Boston neighborhood, the story follows a group of men who grew up with friends and are brought together by the murder of one of their teenage daughters. Suspicions and tempers are heightened, and a tragic incident from their childhood looms over them in this intense drama.
The sequel to the original coming-of-age favorite, 1994 my daughter 2 catches up Anna Chlumskyby Vada Sultenfuss, who travels from her home in Pennsylvania to Los Angeles to learn all she can about her late mother. And, since she is now a teenager, she strives to learn a little more about boys too.
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