The Killer, May December, and the 8 best Netflix movies coming in fall 2023

May December. (L to R) Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo in May December. Cr. Francois Duhamel / courtesy of Netflix
May December. (L to R) Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo in May December. Cr. Francois Duhamel / courtesy of Netflix /
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LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (2023) Mahershela Ali as G.H., Myha’la Herrold as Ruth, Julia Roberts as Amanda and Ethan Hawke as Clay CR: JoJo Whilden
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND (2023) Mahershela Ali as G.H., Myha’la Herrold as Ruth, Julia Roberts as Amanda and Ethan Hawke as Clay CR: JoJo Whilden /

Leave the World Behind

  • Director: Sam Esmail
  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, and Kevin Bacon

Leave the World Behind happens to be one of my most anticipated Netflix movies still to come this year, as I read the book a while back and have since felt it would make for an excellent thriller. It’s a little bit in the vein of Knock at the Cabin (or more specifically, Paul Tremblay’s book, The Cabin at the End of the World), with a family’s vacation getting upended by strangers who claim a terrible attack has taken place and the world is collapsing around them.

From the award-winning writer and director behind Mr. Robot, Sam Esmail, comes an apocalyptic tale about a husband (Ethan Hawke) and wife (Julia Robert) renting a beautiful home for a weekend getaway along with their two children, played by Farrah Mackenzie and Charlie Evans.

But their vacation takes a turn for the worse when two strangers, G.H. (Mahershala Ali) and his daughter Ruth (Myha’la Herrold), show up asking for refuge from a cyberattack that they say is leading the world to its doom. The original novel by Rumaan Alam was a National Book Award nominee.

Leave the World Behind premieres on December 8.

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