What’s new on Netflix and the 10 best movies and series: February 3, 2023

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Josh Lawson as Roger Watson, Anna Paquin as Julie Watson, and Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson in True Spirit. Chrome Julian Panetta/Netflix © 2023

It is the weekend! Welcome to your final daily roundup of what’s new on Netflix for the week, where we’ve got 13 new releases to cover and see which movies and series are trending in the top 10.

In case you missed it, Netflix added 35 new movies and shows for the first of the month, including some amazing new movies. Speaking of movies, we’ve selected some of the best of the week here.

On the elimination front, today is your last day to see Dragon Heart: Vengeance (2020) which comes out at midnight tonight. Also leaving Netflix this weekend is the 2021 film, paper tigers what we recommend cobra kai fans in particular.

Currently, there is only one title planned for the weekend in the form of the SVOD debut of the Sony film. Lyle, Lyle’s Crocodile.


Best new movies and series on Netflix for February 3, 2023

true spirit (2023)

Classification: TV-PG
Language: English
Gender: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director: Sarah Spillane
Cast: Cliff Curtis, Anna Paquin, Teagan Croft
Writer: Cathy Randall, Sarah Spillane
Execution time: 109min / 1h 49m

Based on an incredible true story, this film follows Jessica Watson, who sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and without help around the world.

Reviewing the film for What’s on Netflix, Andrew Morgan ultimately concluded that the film had some nice moments, but did not give it a watch rating, saying, “Jessica Watson’s story is worth a watch, but may feel too generic as a film. “. product for a large part of its target audience”.


freeridge (Season 1)

number of episodes:8
Classification: TV-14
Language: English
Gender: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Cast: Keyla Monterroso Mejía, Bryana Salaz, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Ciara Riley Wilson, Peggy Blow, Zaire Adams
Writer: Jamie Dooner, Eddie González, Jeremy Haft
Execution time: 29 minutes

Yesterday the On My Block spin-off called Freeridge was added to Netflix. Set in the same location, the show has a few other spiritual connections to the main OMB show, but ultimately focuses on a new group of teenagers navigating life.


Class (Season 1)

Classification: TV-MA
Language: Hindi
Gender: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Gurfateh Pirzada, Piyush Khati, Anjali Sivaraman, Madhyama Segal, Cwaayal Singh, Zeyn Shaw
Execution time: 58 minutes

Netflix has been trying to turn some of its biggest titles into localized versions for other markets. We’ve seen Money Heist exported to South Korea, for example, and plenty of reality shows. Then it is the turn of Elite to be translated and hopefully be big for Netflix India audience (and the world).

Consisting of 8 episodes, the series will follow three students from a slum who join an exclusive high school for the elite of Delhi where dark secrets and rumors ultimately lead to a murder.

Suchin Mehrotra for the Indian medium, movie buddyhe called the series “deeply frustrating” and a “much missed opportunity”.


Complete list of new releases on Netflix for February 2-3, 2023

For an expanded version of this list, check out what’s new in the Netflix hub.

7 new movies added

  • Before Valentine’s Day (2022) – TV-14 – Spanish – As they prepare for the most romantic day of the year, four hairdressers in a Lagos salon face wild dramas in their love lives and their families.
  • Dark October (2023) – TV-MA – English – After being accused of robbery, four university students in Nigeria were killed in a mob attack that sparked outrage across the country. Based on a true story.
  • Infested (2023) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Spanish – As the coronavirus upends their lives, two detectives doggedly pursue those responsible for a kidnapping they realize is part of a sinister pattern.
  • Our love (2022) – TV-MA – English – After a mechanic goes to Durban to woo an aspiring businesswoman from his country, his plans are thwarted by the allure of the city and his own decisions.
  • Stromboli (2022) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Dutch – Haunted by memories of her broken marriage and a fight with her daughter, a woman joins an intense self-help retreat when her vacation goes awry.
  • True Spirit (2023) Netflix Original – TV-PG – English – A tenacious Australian teenager chases her dreams and faces her fears as she sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.
  • Viking Wolf (2019) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Norway – After witnessing a grotesque murder at a party in her new town, a teenage girl begins to have strange visions and strange desires.

6 new TV series added

  • Class (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Hindi – Three students from a slum join an exclusive high school for Delhi’s elite where dark secrets and rumors ultimately lead to a murder.
  • Freeridge (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-14 – English – Four teenage friends work to reverse a curse after a peculiar old box seems to bring misfortune, and more, to their lives.
  • MAKE MY DAY (Season 1) Netflix Original – TV-MA – English – On an isolated icy planet that promises a bright future, prisoners are forced to excavate a rare energy source that leads to a deadly and unwanted discovery.
  • Prison Playbook (Season 1 – Re-addition) Netflix Original – TV-MA – Korean – With his major league debut just around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.
  • The Plan (Season 1) – TV-MA – English – A young widow asks her two best friends to help hide her late husband’s stolen stash of gold from the authorities, but can they trust them to protect it?
  • Thomas & Friends: All the Running Engines (Season 2) – TV-Y – Spanish – All aboard, everyone! All engines run as Thomas and his friends work hard and find time for fun on the Island of Sodor.

Netflix’s Top 10 for February 3, 2023

For an expanded look at Netflix’s top 10 today plus the global top 50, check out our top 10 hub.

# TV shows Films
1 new amsterdam Your people
2 ginny and georgia Minions: The Rise of Gru
3 lockwood and company Pamela, a love story
4 the snow girl rinsed
5 Physical: 100 sing 2
6 Wednesday trolls
7 that 90s show narvik
8 The Walking Dead Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
9 love island All calm on the west front
10 Vikings: Valhalla Arctic

What are you watching on Netflix today? Let us know in the comments below.

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