Netflix Is Causing A Lot Of Industry Drama With The Launch Of These 7 Movies

Diply 11 Sep 2018

Let's be real: When Netflix launched, it changed the game.

They gave us Netflix and chill, To All The Boys I Loved Before, and best of all, they gave us an easy way to binge-watch all 10 seasons of Friends (when we should definitely be doing something else).

And if you think that Netflix is slowing down anytime soon, well, you're sorely mistaken, sis.

Netflix actually plans to spend $13 billion on content this year alone. 

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Yes, billion with a "B," folks. That's a whole lot of movies and TV shows, and I am here for it.

Give us more Kissing Booth. Give us more Stranger Things. We. Want. It. All.

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And right now, Netflix is making headlines for shaking up the film industry. 

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This year at the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix is showcasing a bunch of new films. Outlaw King, which stars Chris Pine, actually opened the festival.

If you're confused about why this is such a big deal, don't fret.

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Here's the tea: Earlier this year, there was major drama surrounding a feud between Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival. 

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Basically, Cannes set a new rule targeting Netflix — all films involved in the fest had to have a theatrical run to be considered for their most prestigious prize.

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And as we all know, Netflix is a streaming service with straight-to-viewer release dates. So, they decided to pull out of the festival altogether.

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The artistic director of Cannes, Thierry Fremaux, also banned selfies this year, which meant fans weren't allowed to snap pics on the red carpet —the drama was real, y'all.

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Many members of the French film industry think streaming services like Netflix are a threat to the theatrical and movie-making business. 

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While others think that Cannes needs to accept that the film industry, just like every other industry, is changing.

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But instead of getting discouraged, Netflix clapped back hard.

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When it comes to taking over the world, I mean, the film industry, they aren't joking around. Netflix took one of their up-and-coming films to the Venice Film Festival, where they won the prestigious Golden Lion award for their film Roma.

And now they've gone all out for the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Netflix is shooting for the stars with their A-list casting and festival-featured movies.

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And they're hoping to make some Oscar-worthy buzz along the way. In fact, they might be trying harder to get those Academy Awards than Leonardo DiCaprio did.With the launch of these seven films, they're stepping on a whole lot of industry toes and ruffling a lot of feathers, but for the binge-watcher at home, well, we're in for a treat.

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1. Outlaw King 

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Starring Chris Pine, this historical drama revolves around Robert the Bruce, who is forced into battle to save his family and his country from the oppressive English occupation of medieval Scotland.

Chris Pine can save me any day.

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2. Roma 

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Film aficionados, listen up! Roma won a Golden Lion award from the Venice Film Festival, so you know it's gonna be good.

Loosely based on the director's upbringing in Mexico City, the black and white film revolves around his middle class family and their housekeepers' lives in the '70s.

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3. The Land of Steady Habits 

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If you watched Netflix's Bloodline, you'll recognize this face.

In the midst of a midlife crisis, Anders Hill quits his jobs, leaves his wife, and befriends a drug-addicted teen, all which lead him down a dark road.

So, basically, if you're looking for a happy-go-lucky type of movie, this ain't it.

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4. The Kindergarten Teacher

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Things get real creepy, real quick with this one.

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a kindergarten teacher who slowly becomes obsessed with a talented student in her class. Things take a dark turn as she helps nurture his talents.

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But seriously, I'm excited to see Maggie in this.

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She iskilling it with the roles she's had lately, and it's so refreshing to see her play so many different types of characters.YOU GO, GIRL!

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5. Hold The Dark 

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If you're into thrillers, you're gonna wanna check this one out.

After three children are killed by wolves, a writer is summoned by the parents of a missing child to track down their son in the wilderness of Alaska.

I'm shaking, y'all.

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6. 22 July

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Based in Norway, 22 July recounts the true story of Norway's deadliest terrorist attack through the eyes of one survivor.

The Hollywood News says "it’s a complete, masterful piece of filmmaking."

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7. Girl

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Critics are saying this one's a real tearjerker, so grab your tissues.

Being a teenager is hard, but it's a little more complicated for 15-year-old Lara, who was born male and identifies as female. The story follows her as she trains to become a ballerina and navigates her way to adulthood.

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I'm Winona Ryder-levels of excited to watch all of these movies!

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And they'll all be hitting Netflix over the course of the next year. Until then, I'll just keep binge-watching The Office (or watch To All The Boys I've Loved for the 17th time).

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