Only 4 New Movies on Netflix Got Over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes in January 2024

Only 4 New Movies on Netflix Got Over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes in January 2024
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In January 2024, Netflix has added an impressive collection of critically acclaimed films, including two iconic classics, a modern cinematic marvel, and a new Netflix Original tipped for Oscar success.

Here's a rundown of the only four movies that managed to score 90% or more on Rotten Tomatoes and are currently available to stream on Netflix:

1. Gravity (2013)

RT Score: 96%

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Runtime: 91 minutes

Age Rating: PG-13

Available from: January 1, 2024

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' is a digital filmmaking triumph. Imagine being adrift in the vast, silent expanse of space. That's the heart-stopping scenario Sandra Bullock and George Clooney find themselves in 'Gravity'. Bullock plays a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with Clooney as the veteran astronaut leading the team. When space debris destroys their shuttle, they are left spiraling into the blackness. What follows is an intense battle for survival.

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

RT Score: 93%

Director: Milos Forman

Runtime: 133 minutes

Age Rating: R

Available from: January 1, 2024

A cinematic masterpiece, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is renowned for its clean sweep of the 'Big Five' Oscars. Jack Nicholson shines as Randle McMurphy, a man battling the oppressive Nurse Ratched in a mental hospital. Nurse Ratched, played brilliantly by Louise Fletcher, became such an iconic villain that she's synonymous with the idea of an oppressive authority figure. A fun fact – did you know that many of the extras and some of the crew in the film were actual patients and staff from the Oregon State Hospital where it was filmed?

3. Society of the Snow (2023)

RT Score: 92%

Director: JA Bayona

Runtime: 144 minutes

Age Rating: R

Available from: January 4, 2024

This Netflix Original dramatizes the harrowing true story of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash survivors in the Andes. Based on a true story, 'Society of the Snow' takes you on a survival journey that is as much about the human spirit as it is about enduring the harshness of nature. When a plane carrying a rugby team crashes in the snow-capped Andes, the survivors are pushed to the limits of human endurance. While the story might remind you of the 1993 film 'Alive', 'Society of the Snow' brings its unique perspective to this incredible tale of survival.

4. Jurassic Park (1993)

RT Score: 91%

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 126 minutes

Age Rating: PG-13

Available from: January 1, 2024

Step into the world where dinosaurs roam once again in Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park'. It's an iconic action-adventure where the awe of seeing dinosaurs is matched only by the terror they bring when things go awry.

Here's a fun fact: the iconic T-Rex roar was a combination of dog, penguin, tiger, alligator, and elephant sounds! And, despite its extensive use of groundbreaking CGI, only about 15 minutes of the 127-minute movie feature dinosaur effects – the rest is Spielberg's masterful use of suspense and storytelling.