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It’s the weekend and if that means you’re gearing up to watch Netflix over a weekend, let us bring you four handpicked new movies and a new documentary that hit the service in the US in the last seven days.

Did you miss any of the new releases on Netflix this week? You can check out a complete list of all the new titles plus daily recaps through our new section on Netflix.

Want more movie recommendations? You can check out our picks for what’s coming up for the entire month of March or our favorite Netflix Original movies.

The Hunger Games (four movies)

Classification: PG-13
Language: English
Gender: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Director: Gary Ross/Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth

the saga of the hunger games now on netflix

Image: Lionsgate

It’s always great when Netflix manages to pick up entire collections of movies, and that’s what it did on the first of the month with both of them. The Hangover movies and, perhaps most unexpectedly, all four of The Hunger Games.

Likely serving as an early marketing ploy for the prequel movie due out later this year, the movies adapt the excellent book series that follows Katniss Everdeen, who reluctantly finds herself fighting the capital.

However, be careful: the window in which The Hunger Games will take place on Netflix is ​​extremely short, with all four movies only on Netflix US for 31 days (meaning it comes out at the end of March 2023).

Turbo (2013)

Classification: PG
Language: English
Gender: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: david soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds Paul Giamatti Maya Rudolph
Writer: David Soren, Darren Lemke, Robert Siegel
Execution time: 96min / 1h 36m

For the youngest, relicensed Netflix Turbothe DreamWorks animated movie about snail racing.

the new york post office called the movie when “A fresh, fast and fun fable” premiered ten years ago.

It also comes when the complementary series to Turbo, Fast Turbojust started showing a takedown notice for April 2nd on Netflix.

This is where I leave you (2014)

Classification: R.
Language: English
Gender: Dramatic comedy
Director: Shawn Levi
Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda
Writer: jonathan tropper
Execution time: 103min / 1h 43m

Looking for a movie with a lot of recognizable big stars coming together for a great ensemble comedy? This is where I leave you it fits perfectly.

Directed by Strange things Producer Shawn Levy, the 2014 film is about a group of brothers who have to return to their childhood homes and live under the same roof for a week.

ReelViews gave the film a rating of 75 saying:

«Even considering some of its flaws in recent entries, this is an engaging movie that doesn’t mistake histrionics and bile for a solid family reunion drama.»

out of africa (1985)

Classification: PG
Language: English
Gender: Biography, Drama, Romance
Director: sidney pollack
Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Writer: Karen Blixen, Judith Thurman, Errol Trzebinski
Execution time: 161min / 2h 41m

Given that we’re currently in the depths of Oscar season, it’s only fitting that one of the unannounced titles that released on Netflix on March 1 is one of the most decorated Oscar movies ever.

A wealthy Danish woman moves to Nairobi to marry a baron, but soon falls in love with a handsome big game hunter who won’t let himself be tied down.

He film swept the Oscars of 86 winning best film, director and cinematography among its seven total picks at the awards.

split at the root (2022)

Classification: TV-PG
Language: English
Gender: Documentary film
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Execution time: 96min / 1h 36m

Finally, we come to the latest release from ARRAY, which has hit Netflix in multiple countries including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. We are talking about the new documentary by producers Lana Parrilla and Marti Noxon.

The documentary «follows the emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the US border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families.»

split at the root has remarkably collected the coveted NYT Critics Pick award, with the review calling the documentary a «powerful lens».

What new movies are you watching on Netflix this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

Last updated on March 4, 2023 at 4:51 pm