7 Best Netflix Releases So Far In 2023

By Kritika Udas | Published on: February 19, 2024 | Updated on: February 19, 2024
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Unsure about what to choose from Netflix’s vast library of content? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got your back with a carefully curated list of the absolute best Netflix releases of 2023. Brace yourself, because this year has been a game-changer for streaming television and Netflix is at the forefront of it all.

Picture this: you’re sitting cozily on your couch, remote in hand, ready to dive into a world of entertainment that promises to captivate your senses.

So, grab that popcorn, dim the lights, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Netflix’s top-notch 2023 releases.

1. You, Season 4

  • Release Date: 9 February 2023
  • Genre: Crime/ Drama/ Romance/ Psychological thriller
  • Cast: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Tati Gabrielle, Tilly Keeper, Ed Speelers
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

This Crime series makes a comeback after its initial debut on September 9, 2018. And it has been ongoing, with the fifth season on the way. The show revolves around Joe Goldberg, a charismatic yet obsessively fixated man, who becomes entangled with various women he encounters.

Penn Badgley portrays the character of Joe.
Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in “You”.

Further, the story begins with a seemingly innocent infatuation that gradually evolves into a disturbing series of murders as Joe relentlessly pursues the woman he desires. In the fourth season, he attempts to escape his former life of obsession and killing. However, he must be careful as the past has a knack for catching up to us.

2. The Night Agent

  • Release Date: 23 March 2023
  • Genre: Action/ Drama/ Thriller
  • Cast: Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Sarah Desjardins
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%

Adapted from Matthew Quirk’s novel, this gripping drama series revolves around a low-level FBI Agent stationed in the White House basement. Unexpectedly, he received a phone call that pushes him into a fatal conspiracy involving a mole operating within the White House.

Moreover, the show’s powerful tagline, “Heroes aren’t born. They answer the call,” summarizes the essence of the agent’s journey as he faces daunting challenges and strives to uncover the truth. Therefore the question arises: Who is the mole?

3. XO, Kitty

  • Release Date: 18 May 2023
  • Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance
  • Cast: Anna Cathcart, Minyeing Choi, Gia Kim, Snag Heon Lee, Anthony Kevyan
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%

XO Kitty is an extension of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” which delves into Kitty Covey’s adventure as she sets out on a journey to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend in South Korea.

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However, as soon as she reaches there, she begins to unravel the truth about her boyfriend’s honesty. Known for her matchmaking skills, Kitty becomes entangled in a web of complex relationships. She also finds herself grappling with questions about her own sexual orientation, leading to a period of confusion and self-discovery.

4. Extraction II

  • Release Date: 16 June 2023
  • Genre: Action/ Thriller
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Tornike Gogrichiani
  • IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%

In “Extraction II,” we follow the thrilling journey of Tyker Rake, a seasoned operative who narrowly escaped with his life while attempting to rescue the abducted son of an Indian drug lord in Bangladesh during his previous mission. Now, Rake finds himself facing a new and even more perilous assignment.

Extraction 2 released on June 2023
Chris Hemsworth starred in the movie sequel of Extraction.

In this latest mission, Rake is tasked with a high-stakes operation that takes him to a different corner of the globe, where danger lurks at every turn.

Additionally, as the story unfolds, his past experiences and scars come back to haunt him and he must find the strength to overcome his personal struggles while staying focused on the mission at hand. The line between success and failure blurs, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats, unsure of the final outcome.

5. The Witcher

  • Release Date: 29 June 2023
  • Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Drama
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Eamon Farren, Mimi Andiweni
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%

“The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill, is an enthralling television series that falls within the genre of fantasy drama. Within this captivating narrative, Henry portrays the enigmatic character known as “Geralt of Rivia,” a lone wolf monster hunter who grapples with the challenge of finding acceptance and belonging in a world where humanity can often be more wicked than the supernatural creatures he hunts.

Moreover, in its latest season, the show delves into the compelling relationship between Geralt and his adoptive daughter, Ciri, as they embark on a thrilling journey together. Their mission is to safeguard themselves from the clutches of power-hungry monarchs, mages, and deadly beasts, all competing to capture Ciri for their own sinister purposes.

As the narrative progresses, viewers are drawn into a captivating tale of survival, and self-discovery, as Geralt and Ciri forge a deep bond in their fight against the forces seeking to exploit Ciri’s unique abilities.

6. They Cloned Tyrone

  • Release Date: 21 July 2023
  • Genre: Action/ Comedy/ Mystery/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller
  • Cast: John Boyega, Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris, Kiefer Sutherland
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%

Juel Taylor’s “They Cloned Tyrone” is a captivating sci-fi mystery film that follows an unusual trio as they delve into a string of strange occurrences.

The poster of "They Cloned Tyrone".
“They Cloned Tyrone” is a movie predominantly starring African American actors.

Furthermore, the narrative kicks off with the puzzling demise of “Fontaine,” only for him to discover that he miraculously comes back to life the following day. This inexplicable event prompts him and his two companions to embark on a quest for answers, leading them to stumble upon an abandoned house hiding a secret underground laboratory.

Within the depths of the lab, Fontaine is astonished to encounter his dead body. The revelation leaves him bewildered and raises haunting questions: Could he have been cloned? How is such a surreal phenomenon even possible?

7. Painkiller

  • Release Date: 10 August 2023
  • Genre: Crime/ Drama
  • Cast: Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, West Duchovny
  • IMDb Rating: N/A
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A

This true crime drama series delves into the gripping narrative of America’s opioid epidemic that unfolded in the 1990s, where the use of opioids, particularly OxyContin, became a desperate measure for individuals suffering from chronic pain.

At the heart of the plot lies the pharmaceutical giant, Purdue Pharma, whose significant role in the creation and distribution of OxyContin raises questions about corporate responsibility and ethical practices in the pharmaceutical industry.

Additionally, throughout the limited series, viewers are exposed to the shocking stories of those directly involved—the perpetrators, victims, and relentless truth seekers whose lives were forever altered by the advent of OxyContin.