Summer’s always been a big movie season. From explosive, action-packed blockbusters on the big screen to classic films playing outdoors in local parks, you’ve always had lots to watch during the summer. Now that Netflix’s streaming service has nearly 90 million subscribers, according to the USA Today, it’s become the service of choice for watching new and old movies and TV shows. Here are five can’t-miss new releases on Netflix over the summer:
Orange is the New Black – Season 5
If you haven’t watched the first four seasons of Orange is the New Black yet, now’s the time to binge. Season 5 started on June 9, and if the cliffhanger in the final episode of last season is any indication, it’s going to be a doozy. Early reviews claim that season 5 will be the “darkest” season yet. While past seasons took place over several weeks or months, the newest one is set over the course of just three days, intensifying the action and plotlines.
Okja is one of the latest Netflix exclusive movies, directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also directed The Host. In it, a young girl is devastated after she learns that her pet pig is meant to be little more than somebody else’s dinner. Don’t be fooled, although it does feature a young girl and a pet, Okja is definitely not a movie to stream with the kids!
If you loved Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Iron Fist, you’ll be thrilled to know that Netflix will be uniting the superheroes in its 10-episode series The Defenders”this August. The premise of the series is that the heroes realise that they’ll be much better at fighting crime if they team up and do it together.
Although it hasn’t started yet, Ozark, which stars Jason Bateman, is already being called Netflix’s Breaking Bad. The dark drama focuses on a family, led by Bateman, who moves from Chicago to the Ozarks. Bateman’s character is a financial advisor who ends up in debt to a drug lord, which is what sparks the family’s relocation.
Another Netflix original movie, Shimmer Lake is a crime caper told backwards. The movie starts on the last day, then works back towards the beginning. If that sounds confusing or like it just won’t work, don’t worry, it does. The film gives you just the right number of clues on each day to help you figure out what’s going on.
Which one of these new releases on Netflix are you looking forward to watching?