New Netflix movies and shows – 26. Spotlight
Release Year: 2015
Directed By: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanely Tucci, Gene Amoroso, Jamey Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Maureen Keiller, Richard Jenkins, Paul Guilfoyle, Len Cariou, Neal Huff, Michael Cyril Creighton, Laurie Heineman, Tim Progosh, Jimmy LeBlanc
Release Date: Wednesday, July 22
Every year, a new list of must-watch award-nominated movies come into our consciousness, but it’s almost impossible, or at least a challenge, to watch them all. But when they come to Netflix, it’s the perfect time to catch up. Spotlight arrives this month and stars an ensemble cast as a team of investigators and reporters at The Boston Globe, who is tasked with looking into the allegations of a priest molesting over 80 young boys. As the team tries to unseal sensitive documents, they won’t stop until they expose the cover-up of abuse within the Catholic Church.
Spotlight comes from director Tom McCarthy, who also directed such films as The Visitor, Win Win, The Cobbler and Stillwater. Upon release, the film wowed critics and landed on dozens of top 10 lists. Despite barely hitting $100 million at the box office, the film earned a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and snagged six Academy Award nominations, ultimately winning Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. If you managed to miss the Oscar winner in the past five years, here’s your chance to make up for lost time as it returns to Netflix on July 22.