If you find it difficult to watch slow and complex movies, you’ll love this list, because the productions here are so intense and frenetic that you won’t be able to take your eyes off the TV. Each scene has a tension that will make you curious to see what happens next. Not to mention that adrenaline meters will explode and you won’t be able to nap during these movies. Among them, “Athéna” (2022), by Romain Gavras; “Carter” (2022), by Byung-gil Jung; and “Lou” (2022), by Anna Foerster. The titles available on Netflix are organized according to the year of release and do not follow classification criteria.
Athena (2022), Romain Gavras
A young man of Arab origin from the Athena ghetto in France dies in unknown circumstances. Believing he was killed by the police, three brothers lead their community’s revolt against the authorities in search of revenge. As her older brother, Abdel, who is in the military, struggles to calm rising tensions, the situation escalates and Athena is besieged. A civil war against the police begins and the brothers are at the center of it.
The Hidden Agent (2022), Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
The hidden agent is CIA agent Courtland Gentry, whose code name is Sierra Seis. He was taken out of a federal penitentiary and recruited by Donald Fitzroy. In the past, Gentry was a trained ‘death dealer’, but now he’s the target. Lloyd Hansen, a former CIA colleague, begins a global pursuit to destroy it. Gentry will need help and Agent Dani is ready to defend him.
Carter (2022), Byung-gil Jung
A pandemic originating in the Korean Demilitarized Zone is ravaging the United States and North Korea. Two months later, Carter wakes up with no memory, with a mysterious device in his head, a deadly bomb in his mouth, and receiving orders from a strange voice. The bomb could go off at any moment unless he saves the girl who is the only antidote to the virus. But for that, he will have to face the CIA and a coup in North Korea.
Lou (2022), Anna Foerster
Lou has a mysterious violent past that he thinks he left behind. But when her neighbor’s daughter is kidnapped, the woman seems desperate and asks for help. As a massive storm looms, the two women risk their lives on a rescue mission that will test their limits and reveal dark and shocking secrets from the past.
I’ve been this way (2022), Babak Anvari
Two graffiti artists, Toby and Jay, break into very wealthy people’s homes and leave the message “I came here” on their walls. It’s a way of telling them that despite their wealth, they are not invincible. Toby lives with his mother, Lizzie, and they have a rocky relationship. Toby is a young pseudo-rebel, emo and misogynist. Soon, he and Jay will have friction as well, when Toby’s personality clashes with the goals of Jay, who is about to have a child with his girlfriend, Naz. Toby ends up breaking into the house of a former judge alone and discovers that the man has many dark secrets.