Looking for a good TV-show or movie to watch on Netflix? Kickstart 2023 with one of these great recommendations right now.

7 Netflix TV Shows And Movies To Watch To Kickstart 2023

A few days into 2023 and we have already gotten our first major new release on Netflix. The mind-bending TV-show Kaleidoscope made headlines this week for its non-linear viewing experience, and in this article, you find everything you need to know about it and much more. Here are TV shows and movies on Netflix that are perfect to watch right now as the new year is settling in. Find something great to watch with this list and prepare for a wicked and fun 2023!

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The Recruit (2022, IMDb: 7.5) 

It’s not too often we see action, adventure, comedy, and crime all mixed up into a high-quality show. But that’s the case with this fairly new TV show. The Recruit follows a lawyer at the CIA whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter from a former asset. He now finds himself entangled in the absurd world of politics and corrupt players. To summarize, an entertaining, action-packed, and suspenseful bundle of fun worth binge-watching right now.


Kaleidoscope (2023, IMDb: 7.1) 

Kaleidoscope was the first major release of 2023. As a Netflix original, you can expect great production value and an amazing cast. Kaleidoscope follows the largest heist ever attempted, which is loosely based on a true story. Now here is the real kicker, you can watch the show’s episodes in any order you like. Click the link below and read more about Kaleidoscope and how to watch it.


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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, IMDb: 7.3) 

Benoit Blanc, the world’s best detective, finds himself yet again in the midst of a strange murder case where billionaire Miles Bron, played by Edward Norton, invites his closest friends for a weekend getaway in Greece. Soon, a dark truth starts to unravel as Blanc discovers all the guests have reason to kill Bron. Glass Onion is a fun and slightly mind-bending crime-thriller that offers great entertainment. This is the perfect movie on Netflix to get 2023 underway.


Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (2022, IMDb: 7.2)

This musical adaptation is based on Roald Dahl’s children's book “Matilda”, which follows a young brave girl who, through a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, finds remarkable courage to help others change their stories, as well as take care of her own destiny. This movie has the complete package - great acting, fantastic cinematography, and a brilliant story. In other words, the perfect movie on Netflix to watch with your family as the new year starts. 


Bardo: False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths (2022, IMDb: 6.9) 

From the Academy Award-winning director, Alejandro Iñárritu, comes this slightly wicked and comedic drama. The story follows a Mexican journalist and filmmaker who returns to his native country to face his identity, family relationships, and his past memories. In some ways, the story can be seen as a mimic of Iñárritu's own life, giving the movie its heartfelt and personal touch. This hidden gem is a great movie to self-reflect and start 2023 with a completely new mindset.


Memory (2022, IMDb: 5.7)

Now, before you scroll on by thinking this action flick is way too low-rated for your taste, this is definitely not a B-movie. Yes, Liam Neeson starring as an assassin-for-hire who finds himself the target after refusing a job sounds familiar. And yes, we have seen similar movies before. But fans are unanimous in their reviews saying Memory was better than expected and surprisingly good. In short, a great little action movie where Neeson does what he does best. Kickstart 2023 with a bang and enjoy this thrilling ride.


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The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari (2022, IMDb: 7.4) 

If you’re like us and truly enjoy watching a great documentary, you’ll find this hidden gem worth your time. The documentary relives the tragic eruption in 2019 of the Whakaari volcano that killed 22 people and injured many more. Despite the potential danger of the volcano, many felt the attraction to visit Whakaari, but some never came back home. This is their story. A moving, mesmerizing but devastating story that is told rather beautifully in this documentary. In other words, a great watch on Netflix right now.


Release Radar: The Best New Movies and TV Series

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