Good Netflix movies of 2023
We’re more than halfway into 2023, and Netflix has released more than one movie per week so far, including a handful of really good Netflix movies! We bet you haven’t seen them all.
To help find a good Netflix movie to watch right now, we shared six Netflix movies you missed in 2023 so far, starting with Nimona.
We know even more good Netflix movies are coming in 2023, including The Killer, May December, Leave the World Behind, Maestro, Reptile, and more! We’ll continue to update this list as Netflix releases more good movies this year.
As Netflix adds more good movies this year, we’ll update this list to make sure those movies you missed make it to your watchlist. The latest update was published on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Nimona has emerged as one of the most acclaimed movies of 2023 so far. This computer-animated fantasy had a long and bumpy road from production to release.
It almost got shelved permanently after Walt Disney Company shut down its original production company, Blue Sky Studios, after acquiring its parent company, 21st Century Fox. But Annapurna Pictures later revived the project, and Netflix acquired distribution rights.
Netflix has had its fair share of hits and misses with animated films. Still, recent years have given us far more wins with excellent films like The Mitchells vs. The Machines and Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award-winning Pinocchio.
Nimona is yet another homerun on the animated forefront for the streaming service. Chloë Grace Moretz voices the titular character, a shape-shifting teenager who is the only person that believes the knight Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed) did not kill the queen. Little does Ballister know, Nimona might be the culprit behind the crime for which he’s been framed.
Many of Nimona‘s themes, about standing out, and struggling with conforming to other peoples’ ideals, resonate with the film’s core audience. Like the film’s heroine, all of us can relate to feeling like we don’t fit in.
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, RuPaul Charles, and Indya Moore