Julia Roberts, Al Pacino, The Rock, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale and lots more feature in the additions.
Netflix revealed its full line-up of new movies and shows coming to the streaming service in July, but what about some old (and some not-so-older) classic additions?
Well, you’ll be happy to hear they’ve just added 33 very big movies to their library, starting with…
Tom Cruise headlines this true-life drama about a pilot who gets recruited by the CIA (fronted by Domhnall Gleeson) to become an informant while he smuggles drugs and weapons for major cartels.
We actually chatted to Gleeson about this movie when it was released in cinemas in 2017:
A CIVIL ACTION
Based on a true story about a laywer (John Travolta) who discovers a major environmental pollution issue that is potentially dangerous for a huge number of his clients. Co-stars include William H. Macy, John Lithgow, James Gandolfini and Kathy Bates.
One of the most beloved teen movies of the ’90s.
THE CRAFT: LEGACY
A sorta-sequel to one of the most beloved teen movies of the ’90s. Actually not as bad as you might have heard/feared.
CULT OF CHUCKY
The SEVENTH entry in the Child’s Play franchise has a surprisingly high score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Johnny Depp plays an undercover FBI agent who manages to infiltrate and rise through the ranks of one of New York’s most powerful crime families (headed by Al Pacino).
In February 2020, Pacino starred as Meyer Offerman, a fictional Nazi hunter, in the Amazon Video series Hunters. This is Pacino’s first television series since Angels in America (2003). Hunters was renewed for a second season in August 2020.
Julia Roberts won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this true-life tale about a legal assistant who discovers the dark secrets of a major company that is affecting the majority of a small town in America.
In 2006, Roberts signed an endorsement deal with fashion label Gianfranco Ferre, valued at $6 million. She was photographed by Mario Testino in Los Angeles for the brand’s advertising campaign, which was distributed in Europe, Asia and Australia. Since 2009, Roberts has acted as Lancôme‘s global ambassador, a role in which she has been involved in the development and promotion of the brand’s range of cosmetics and beauty products. She initially signed a five-year extension with the company for $50 million in 2010.
This very average action thriller sees a man released from prison (The Rock) and immediately set about getting revenge for his brother’s murder.
On February 14, 2011, the Rock was revealed as the host of WrestleMania XXVII, appearing live on Raw for the first time in almost seven years. During a lengthy promo, he addressed the fans and started a feud with John Cena. After numerous appearances via satellite, the Rock appeared live on the Raw before WrestleMania XXVII to confront Cena. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked the Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams star in this very good sports movie about a real-life struggling boxer trying to get his career back on track.
Very loosely based on a real events, an alcoholic pilot (Denzel Washington) is considered a hero having saved nearly all passengers from an impossible plane crash, only for the following investigation to put him under a different light.
HOW DO YOU KNOW
Reece Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson star in this unbelievably expensive rom-com ($120 million!!) about a woman who falls in love with two men at the same time.
Eddie Murphy stars in this cute-but-forgettable comedy drama about a father who finds his daughter’s imaginary world may hold the answers to all of his business woes.
Political comedian Jon Stewart wrote and directed this political comedy starring Steve Carrell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper. It really should’ve been much better than the end product.
One of Tarantino’s best movies.
A goblin king (David Bowie) kidnaps a young boy, and only his older sister (Jennifer Connolly) can save him. An iconic musical-fantasy.
THE LAST CASTLE
An ex-general (Robert Redford) is sent to military prison, where he goes head-to-head with the warden (James Gandolfini), who he feels is running the establishment unfairly.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Daniel Day-Lewis and director Michael Mann team up for this incredible historical drama film set in 1757 during the French and Indian War.
The movie that got Daniel Craig the 007 gig. A very good crime thriller.
Trying so very hard to be the next Layer Cake, this Colin Farrell/Keira Knightley/Ray Winstone crime-thriller from the writer of The Departed really should’ve been better.
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer provide the voices for zoo animals that dream of returning to the wild.
THE MAN FROM TORONTO
One of Netflix’s biggest original movies of the year, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson star in this action-comedy. 25% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t bode well.
The Conor McGregor “documentary”, or as joe.ie called it in their review, “another cog in the McGregor money-making machine”.
Francis Ford Coppola directs this John Grisham adaptation about an inexperienced law school graduate (Matt Damon) who agrees to take on a major case against an insurance company. Co-stars Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke and Jon Voight.
SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW
Chris Rock was hoping this update to the Saw series would pump some fresh blood into the flailing horror franchise. Aside from some incredible gory kills, it is just as bad as the previous Saw sequels. Sawquels?
This remake of the classic western was nominated for 10 Oscars! The Coen Brothers direct Jeff Daniels, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in a tale of darkly comic revenge.
The first of the vampire vs. werewolves movies is still the “best” one, even if none of them are actually much good.
The fourth. Not good.
The second one. Maybe the worst one.
UNDERWORLD RISE OF THE LYCANS
The third one, which is also the prequel one that doesn’t have Kate Beckinsale in it.
UP IN THE AIR
George Clooney travels across the country, downsizing companies, telling thousands of people a year that they’ve lost their jobs. As he trains in his own replacement (Anna Kendrick), he finds himself falling in love with another frequent flier (Vera Farmiga).
The director of 12 Years A Slave and the writer of Gone Girl team up for this slick heist thriller about the widows (Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo) of a group of criminals who have been given the debt owed by their former husbands.
The heartwarming story of a boy (Jacob Tremblay) with a rare facial abnormality who enters a new class in a new school, and the worries of his parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson).
It was a huge box office hit in 2017, and it has the most inexplicable prequel imaginable on the way.
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
Tells the early days of the young princess (Emily Blunt) who became queen, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert (Rupert Friend).