Upcoming Netflix Films to Look Out For

The season of end-of-the-year festival circuits scattered throughout the globe is upon us and the search for new content to stream to lessen the pain of a fading summer has begun. Luckily, Netflix has stepped in with a handful of promising (and likely award contending) projects coming up. From an adaption of a Broadway play to Timothée Chalamet’s next big release, these films should be enough to keep you covered as we head into fall and towards the binge-worthy months of winter.

The King
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Lily-Rose Depp
Release date: November 1

Set during the 15th century and based on the works of William Shakespeare, King Henry V (Timothée Chalamet) faces a world of violence, malice, and deceit as the young man assumes the throne. He seeks guidance in a world of advisors and followers who cannot be trusted and must face off against foes eager to destroy him.

American Son
Starring: Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan
Release date: November 1

Adapted from a Broadway play of the same name in which Washington also starred, American Son follows the story of Kendra (Washington) and Scott (Steven Pasquale), a separated couple searching for their missing teenage son. The tense tale is rife with grief, anxiety, and has a relevance that looms high above each scene.

The Irishman
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel
Release date: November 27

Martin Scorsese’s new feature film follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a veteran whose experience in the army led him to become a skilled mob hitman. However, his glory days are far behind him. He still keeps his ties with the Bufalino crime family as he looks back on career-defining moments, including his murder of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

Marriage Story
Starring: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johannson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda
Release date: December 6

Noah Baumbach’s latest feature tells the story of Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie’s (Adam Driver) divorce. Two separate teaser trailers were released, one from the perspective of Nicole and the other (seen above) telling Charlie’s side of the story. They list what they love about the other person as a cover of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” drifts through the background, making us eager to discover what caused the split in the first place. We’ll have to wait until December 6th to find out.

What upcoming Netflix movie are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

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