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Mother is now available to stream on Netflix

It’s been a quiet week for new movies on Netflix, however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough new movies to keep you entertained over the weekend. This week sees the Netflix debut of Latin pop star JLo in a thrilling new action thriller.

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Here are the best new movies on Netflix this week:

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The Mother (2023) north

Director: Niki Caro
Gender: Action, Suspense | Execution time: 117 minutes
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lucy Paez, Omari Hardwick

In 2022, Netflix released an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary with much of the focus on his performance in the Super Bowl LIV halftime show and the movie Hustlers. This time, she’s in the hot seat of her own Netflix movie, playing a killer mother.

While on the run from dangerous assailants, a killer comes out of hiding to protect the daughter he left behind earlier in life.


A Man Called Otto (2022)

Director: marc forster
Gender: Comedy, Drama | Execution time: 126 minutes
Cast: Tom Hanks, Rachel Keller, Mariana Trevino, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Cameron Britton

A Man Called Outto isn’t available to subscribers on the ad-level subscription, so to see an old Tom Hanks in action, you’ll have to upgrade your plan.

Otto is a grump who has given up on life after the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves nearby, he meets his partner in the witty Marisol, leading to a friendship that will change his world.


Call Me Kate (2022)

Director: lorna tucker
Gender: Documentary | Execution time: 86 minutes

call me kate best new movies on netflix this week may 12

One of the most famous actresses of Hollywood’s «Golden Age,» Katherine Hepburn had an illustrious career, defined not only by her on-screen career, but her off-camera life was also fascinating.

Katharine ‘Kate’ Hepburn is definitive and distinctive, a force of nature, a once-in-a-generation talent whose free-spirited and progressive nature defines her roles, an actress who wins more Academy Awards than any other. Our audience experiences an intimate revelation, the truth behind the beautiful, chiseled public face. We celebrate a radical and pioneering woman of profound influence, who doesn’t fit into any of the ‘boxes’ expected of her. Throughout her life, she carries various female identities: daughter, sister, actress, beauty, wife, girlfriend, victim, superstar. It takes a huge loss and some hard-earned insight to be happy just being Kate. Call Me Kate is also a film for outcasts, misfits, girls and boys uncomfortable in their own skin, who don’t fit traditional expectations. It is the universal story of how, like Kate, we must be true to ourselves, not to the forces that shape us.


Royalteen: Princess Daisy (2023) north

Director: Ingvild Soderlind
Gender: Theater, Teenager | Execution time: 98 minutes
Cast: Elli Müller Osborne, Sammy Germain Wadi, Amalie Sporsheim, Filip Bargee Ramberg, Johannes Gjessing

Teen dramas have always been extremely popular on Netflix, and no matter what language they’re in, you’ll always have access to English subtitles. So make sure you don’t miss Royalteen: Princess Margrethe this weekend.

As last year’s prom ended with great drama for Princess Margaret, now she has to bring the secret of what happened to her up close so as not to embarrass the Norwegian royal family. When she hears the news that the Danish royal family is planning a visit, Margarethe sees this as an opportunity to finally meet Prince Alexander, with whom she has been speaking for months. As family drama begins to pile up for the Norwegian royal family, Margarethe has to find her balance not only as a strong and powerful princess, but also as a young woman searching for her love.


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