New Movies On Netflix – Will An Ashton Kutcher And Reese Witherspoon Rom-Com Be A Hit?

New movies on Netflix this week include a documentary about basketball legend Bill Russell and a Reese Witherspoon/Ashton Kutcher rom-com.

By Doug Norrie

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With the calendar shifting over to February 2023, we have a ton of new movies on Netflix. It’s really something to see what’s being added on the streamer to start off this month, and the year in general has seen tons of new titles coming out.

Netflix has every kind of movie imaginable with comedies, dramas, thrillers, classics, award-winners, box office hits and bombs, and much more. In this way, the new movies on Netflix to start 2023 are one of the biggest influxes you will see on the platform.

The biggest influx of movies came on February 1st, so things are slowing down just a tad here after the initial rush. But there are still a few titles to check out, with one of them possibly becoming a big performer for the streamer.

Let’s take a look at the new movies on Netflix this week and what to expect from the streamer. 

New Movies on Netflix – Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Bill Russell: Legend

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Basketball fans, especially ones who are into the history of the game, are going to want to tune in to this new movie on Netflix, a documentary about one of the best to ever play the game. Bill Russell: Legend is a two-parter that follows the life of the famed Celtics center who played from 1956-1969 and has the record for most NBA championships as a player. He passed away in July 2022 at the age of 88.

The movie details his life as both a player and coach, and also an activist fighting for civil rights and equality. Though he became one of the best basketball players to ever live, he was offered only one college scholarship when he left high school.

He went on to be a member of the first all-black starting five in the NBA and helped pioneer the sport at a time when it wasn’t a certainty that the game was built completely on merit.

This new movie on Netflix could be a hit for the NBA crowd about one of the most interesting and accomplished players to ever do it.

The Substitute

The Substitute is a new Spanish-language movie (El Suplente) about a man, Lucio, who returns to his hometown and takes a job as a teacher in his old school. But there are problems in this neighborhood and one of his students is at odds with a local drug kingpin. Lucio is then forced to make decisions about whether to protect his students or protect himself.

The movie received some early critical acclaim at showings, with Diego Lerman taking home the Havana Star Prize for Best Director.

Coming on Friday, February 10th, 2023

Your Place or Mine

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Your Place or Mine is a new movie on Netflix that is going to be super relatable for a lot of people. It’s about two completely gorgeous and extremely wealthy people who are friends with each other but (now) only platonically.

So they do what any of us would do, they swap houses for a week to “find themselves.” But you know what’s going to happen? They find out they really love each other after all. Crazy, right? We’ve all been there. 

Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon star in this movie that really feels like they wrote the title first and then figured out everything else later. In the flick, written and directed by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses), the two characters decide that, in order to inject a little different vibe in their respective lives, they’ll swap houses.

Kutcher’s character will discover new things about himself watching Witherspoon’s kid and the latter will just start dating a super successful single dude while “finding herself” as well.

This new movie on Netflix will almost surely be a hit for the streamer, checking a lot of boxes in terms of what people what to mindlessly tune into. In terms of escapism, it will likely work on that level, even if critics could be mixed.

10 Days of a Good Man

This new movie on Netflix is a Turkish film about a private investigator who is on the hunt for a missing person but the story becomes much more than that. It stars Nejat Isler in the lead role and ultimately this will be the first movie in a planned trilogy. It is set to follow the character’s transformation over a series of cases that bring him closer to humanity.

There are plenty of new movies on Netflix this week and month for just about every genre and movie interest.

The streamer has thousands of titles and the number moving on and off nearly every day is staggering. As always, we’ll be updating new movies every week for what’s coming to the streamer!