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4 New Netflix Original Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

4 New Netflix Original Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and it has already began to snow in some parts of the US. This means it’s the perfect time to catch up on some Netflix. If you prefer to stay at home for some Netflix and (literal) chill during the holidays, you might want to check out these Netflix Original movies.

1. O Matador (The Killer)

Directed by Marcelo Galvão, O Matador is a Brazilian Western starring Diogo Morgado as Cabeleira (Shaggy) and Deto Montenegro as Seven Ears. Set in the early 1900’s, O Matador tells the story of Cabeleira’s search for Seven Ears, the man who raised him.

Cabeleira was found as an abandoned baby by Seven Ears, who then took him in and raised him in the wilderness away from civilization. Now an adult, Cabeleira goes to town for the first time to search for his mentor who has now disappeared. What he finds is a place ruled by a ruthless tyrant named Blanchard, a Frenchman who runs the town’s precious stones trade and employed Seven Ears as his personal assassin.

Premier date: November 10, 2017

2. Mudbound

Mudbound stars Garrett Hedlund as Jamie McAllan and Jason Mitchell as Ronsel Jackson, soldiers who return home to Mississippi after World War II only to find even more pain and suffering as they adjust to life after the war.

Jamie must deal with his family’s grand ambitions despite his older brother’s (played by Jason Clarke) failing business venture. Meanwhile, Ronsel struggles with racism and the pain of discrimination from a town filled with people who don’t see him as one of their own.

Premier date: November 17, 2017

3. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

Directed by Chris Smith, this Netflix documentary takes a fascinating look at how actor Jim Carrey prepared for the role of famous oddball comedian and performance artist Andy Kaufman.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond uses behind the scenes footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon in the winter of 1999. The documentary chronicles Jim Carrey’s remarkable metamorphosis into the persona of Kaufman over the course of four months. Carrey was universally praised and won a Golden Globe award for his performance.

Premier date: November 17, 2017

4. Bright

Set in an alternate version of our world, Bright is a cop thriller-fantasy hybrid written by Max Landis, directed by David Ayer, and starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

In the film, Will Smith plays human cop Daryl Ward and Joel Edgerton plays his partner, orc cop Nick Jakoby. Together, the two must protect a magic wand, an ancient relic so powerful that it could destroy the world if it fell into the wrong hands.

Premier date: December 22, 2017

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