If Netflix’s goal is to have something for everyone in its film library, then its two biggest original films this month are doing a pretty good job of that. It doesn’t get more different than an adaptation of a beloved Jane Austen novel and a $200 million action thriller about Captain America trying to kill Ryan Gosling, but that’s exactly what Netflix is serving up this month.
The Dakota Johnson-starring “Persuasion” should thrill Austen fans who are burned out on “Pride and Prejudice” adaptations, with director Carrie Cracknell adapting one of the more serious works from the legendary comedic writer. And “The Gray Man” is arguably Netflix’s most serious effort at launching a blockbuster franchise to date, with Marvel helmers Anthony and Joe Russo directing the spy movie that star Rege Jean-Page called “insane.”
In addition to its new originals, Netflix is adding essential works from Martin Scorsese (“Goodfellas”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“Boogie Nights”), and David Fincher (“Se7en”) to its library, exposing viewers to some of the best examples of their respective styles. Plus, there are some great comedies and thrillers that are always deserving of a rewatch, no matter how many times you’ve seen them. Keep reading for the seven best films that Netflix is adding to its library this month.
Ryan Lattanzio contributed to this story.