A24 Leads Netflix’s Best New Movies And Shows This Week – Forbes

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore star in the A24 film ‘When You Finish Saving the World.’
If you’re a subscriber of Netflix NFLX and you happen to be a huge fan of A24 (which, let’s face it, there has to be plenty of crossover there), then you’re in luck this week. In addition to the wealth of new movies and shows being added to the platform—which includes several seasons of a super popular action series on the History Channel, a remake of a classic French thriller, and the first five seasons of one of ABC’s biggest sitcoms—you’ll also have access to an A24 film that will make its streaming debut on March 28, 2024. All in all, you’ve got quite a number of great titles to choose from.
So let’s take a look at this week’s lineup. Below in the first section, you’ll find my picks for the best and most interesting new options to stream over the next seven days. Then at the end of the article, you’ll find a full list of every movie and show both coming to and leaving the Netflix platform during that period.
For recommendations about what movies to watch before they leave Netflix at the end of March, check out this article.
The Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg decided to sit in the director’s chair for a change with the A24 film When You Finish Saving the World, a film that unfolds an intricate web of misunderstandings and missed connections between a mother and her son. Julianne Moore, embodying the role of this story’s socially conscious mother, contrasts sharply with Finn Wolfhard’s portrayal of her son, a folk-rock musician who constantly seeks fame and validation from his adoring online base. Their diverging paths and aspirations set the stage for an existential reckoning with one’s identity and the quest for acceptance. Eisenberg’s directorial debut, which effortlessly weaves humor and heartache, is a probing observation of the universal yearning for connection.
For six season on the History Channel, Vikings immersed viewers in the brutal and mystic world of Norse warriors, with a narrative deeply rooted in the legendary sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok. Portrayed by Travis Fimmel, Ragnar’s journey from farmer to legendary warrior and king unfolds is fraught with tension as the show explores the Viking culture’s relentless quest for exploration and the inevitable conflicts that arise. Michael Hirst’s creation is a visceral experience, blending historical drama with the personal ambitions and spiritual quests of its characters, set against the backdrop of the unforgiving landscapes of medieval Scandinavia. The show also stars Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha, Clive Standen as Rollo, and Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy.
After several dramatic thrillers and shoot-em-ups that explores the lives of hitmen and bank robbers, Quentin Tarantino made an audacious foray into the martial arts genre with Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2. Here he learned to blend stylized violence with an eclectic soundtrack—which would become a marker for the Tarantino formula for years to come. Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, an assassin who embarks on a relentless quest for revenge against her betrayer, Bill, played with chilling calm by David Carradine. All at once Tarantino crafts a sprawling homage to grindhouse cinema, samurai epics, and spaghetti westerns, punctuated by his signature fascinating dialogues and entertaining nonlinear storytelling. These two films (which Tarantino envisioned as one singular story), with their rich visual palette and highly choreographed action sequences, completely redefined the cinematic revenge narrative.
After the cancellation of Roseanne due to racist comments made by Roseanne Barr, ABC gave the green light to The Conners, which continued the saga of the beloved working-class family from the classic television show as they navigated life’s ups and downs in Lanford, Illinois (without its matriarch, of course). Netflix will feature the first five seasons of the show (the sixth season is currently airing). John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, and Lecy Goranson reprise their roles, bringing refreshing depth and authenticity to their characters’ familiar struggles and timely triumphs. Under the helm of Bruce Helford, the series has evolved far from its original conception, focusing on topical issues and the importance of family resilience, all while retaining the heart and soul of the original show.
The Wages of Fear, a remake of one of the most compelling and suspenseful films ever made, sets the stage in a desolate desert landscape, where a looming oil well fire threatens the lives of those near a refugee camp. Directed by Julien Leclercq, known for Chrysalis and The Assault, this nail-biting thriller dives deep into a perilous, high-stakes mission where a single hiccup means life or death: with the clock ticking, a makeshift team of daredevils (played by Franck Gastambide, Alban Lenoir, Ana Girardot, and Sofiane Zermani) embarks on a treacherous 800 km journey to deliver 200 kg of nitroglycerin that could blow up with one false move. Tasked with detonating the oil well to prevent catastrophe, they face armed rebels, minefields, and an unforgiving terrain that could end their lives at any second.

Note: The dates represent your last days to watch these movies and shows.







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