New Movies On Netflix This Week

Some of the new movies on Netflix this week include Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Prisoners, and more.

By Doug Norrie

The holiday season is ramping up and that means some new movies on Netflix are set to get into the holiday spirit. But it isn’t only Yule tidings on the streamer, far from it. We also have suspense, animation, comedy, thriller, and much more. With a whole new month starting, we have all new movies on Netflix.

Let’s take a look at the new movies on Netflix this week to see what’s being offered, worldwide for subscribers out there. 


New Movies on Netflix Tuesday, December 6th


Delivery By Christmas

Delivery By Christmas is a new movie on Netflix this week coming in time for the holidays. It is a Polish-language film about, of all things, a package courier who ends up working through a major issue with deliveries around the holiday time. The movie looks quirky and maybe even a little bit corny, but this is the kind of thing that will be coming around increasingly more with the holidays approaching. Netflix has no shortage of Christmas movies on the streaming service as it is. 

Storks

Want to definitively know where babies come from? Well, this isn’t exactly the place, but Storks does offer a rather humorous glimpse at the age-old infant delivery rumor. With heavy hitters like Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, and Jordan Peele among the voice cast, the Warner Bros. Animation movie had some quality material to work with and plenty of talent. It ends up as a good-not-great flick that should play well enough for the whole family. 


Coming on Wednesday, December 7th


Burning Patience

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This new movie on Netflix is a Chilean flick that has something of a time-honored theme to it. One man wants to woo the affections of a woman so he uses a famous author’s (Pablo Neruda’s) words as his own (he works for the dude). Only problem? The woman is a poet herself and she instantly sees through the ruse. But it sets up a love story about finding your own voice and becoming comfortable with expression. It is based on the book Ardiente Paciencia.

Emily the Criminal 

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This is an Aubrey Plaza-led film that introduces a problem known all to well among a certain-aged person working these days. It’s the idea of crippling student loan debt and the down-chain effects it can have on people. In this movie, Plaza’s character is struggling financially and ends up as part of a credit card scam ring, something that puts her in a considerably worse predicament than just making those monthly loan payments.

Emily the Criminal was released at Sundance and has been a critical hit, scoring 94% on Rotten Tomatoes with plenty praising Plaza’s performance.

The Marriage App

The premise of this new movie on Netflix butts up dangerously close to a Black Mirror episode but instead veers itself into comedic territory. The Marriage App is an Argentinian movie that has a couple using a popular app in which users accrue points for doing good deeds. But it becomes something of an obsession for both and the “stakes” such as they are, get raised as each tries to outdo the other. 


New Movies for Thursday, December 8th


The Blue Whale

This is a new movie on Netflix that comes from Egypt and has a scary thriller vibe around an ever-increasing issue. Apparently, there’s a new challenge game that has gone viral and is causing teenagers to commit suicide at an alarming rate (for something that is, in and of itself, already very alarming).


New Movies on Netflix Thursday, December 9th


God’s Crooked Line

In a movie, whenever an investigation takes someone to a mental hospital, you just know that not everything is going to be as it seems. That’s the case with The Master Plan, a new movie on Netflix that puts a detective in the position of questioning her own sanity after try to track down a crime to an institution. It sets up a frightening scenario that has the woman questioning herself and everything around her.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

It’s been a big year for Pinocchio movies. We had the live-action version hit Disney+ back in September with Tom Hanks in the Geppetto role. That was met with horrible reviews and ranks as a major disappointment for the Mouse House. Now, we have the stop-motion version coming from Guillermo del Toro which got a theatrical release back in November and is now a new movie on Netflix this week.

It’s been a critical darling with the Rotten Tomatoes score sitting at a whopping 97% through more than 100 reviews. That’s more like it when it comes to this classic story. 


New Movies on Netflix Friday, December 10th


Prisoners

Prisoners is a Denis Villeneuve film and one of the best new movies to hit Netflix for this whole month. It stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a psychological thriller that will tug on the emotional well-being of any parent watching. Two girls are kidnapped and all signs point to a local man responsible for the crime. But not everything is what meets the eye here and it begins a psychological thriller that puts up a standard kidnapping thriller as the backdrop to a man’s own sanity in dealing with the disappearance of his daughter.

In addition to Jackman and Gyllenhaal, this movie also features Viola Davis, Paul Dano, David Dastmalchian, Terrance Howard, Maria Bello, and Melissa Leo. Prisoners was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards. 


There are plenty of new movies on Netflix this month for just about every genre and movie interest. As always, we’ll be updating new movies every week for what’s coming to the streamer.