Netflix's star-studded disaster thriller has finally landed on the platform

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By stefan armitage

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Netflix's highly-anticipated psychological thriller, Leave The World Behind, has finally landed on the streaming platform today, and viewers are eager to dive into this gripping tale.

Amidst the vast array of movies and TV shows available on Netflix, Leave The World Behind has emerged as a must-watch for many over this holiday season.

Directed and produced by the incredible Sam Esmail, the film explores a family's idyllic getaway that takes a sinister turn when a cyberattack disrupts their electronic devices in their luxurious villa. To further complicate matters, two unexpected strangers suddenly appear at their doorstep.

The official synopsis teases: "As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world." Have a look at the trailer below:

The star-studded cast includes Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, and Kevin Bacon, adding an extra layer of allure to the film.

Fans have eagerly anticipated the release of Leave The World Behind ever since a teaser clip was unveiled two months ago, followed by the official trailer.

Viewers have taken to the comments section to share their excitement. One enthusiastic fan wrote, "Finally, a new movie that looks interesting and isn't a sequel, remake, or superhero film." Another chimed in, saying, "Everything is neat, the trailer, the cast, the acting, the story... EVERYTHING!!!! I need to watch this movie right now."

Praising director Sam Esmail's work, a third fan commented, "Anything Sam Esmail does is gold! From the opening credits to the amazing camera angles, I'm excited to see what he brings to this movie." And another added, "This looks so amazing. I am loving this cast. Thank you for not giving much away. I have absolutely no idea what's going on, but it looks so good. This is going to be awesome for movie night. I can't wait..."

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Kevin Bacon, Sam Esmail, Ethan Hawke, Julia Roberts, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, Mahershala Ali and Myha’la attend the Leave The World Behind NY Special Screening. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty

One viewer even dubbed it as one of the "top 10 films of the year," noting, "Julia Roberts is brilliant in #LeaveTheWorldBehind - her best role in about 20 years."

"Leave The World Behind" is based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Bengali-American writer Rumaan Alam. The novel has received favorable reviews, earning a respectable 3.5 stars out of 5 on Waterstones and a solid 4 out of 5 on Goodreads.

A reviewer described the storyline as "remarkable," highlighting its compelling characters, plausible events, and a memorable narrative style. "I LOVED this fresh new take on apocalyptic fiction," another added, praising its ability to evoke fear and awe.

The wait is over as "Leave The World Behind" is now available for streaming on Netflix, promising viewers a gripping and thought-provoking cinematic experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty

Netflix's star-studded disaster thriller has finally landed on the platform

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Netflix's highly-anticipated psychological thriller, Leave The World Behind, has finally landed on the streaming platform today, and viewers are eager to dive into this gripping tale.

Amidst the vast array of movies and TV shows available on Netflix, Leave The World Behind has emerged as a must-watch for many over this holiday season.

Directed and produced by the incredible Sam Esmail, the film explores a family's idyllic getaway that takes a sinister turn when a cyberattack disrupts their electronic devices in their luxurious villa. To further complicate matters, two unexpected strangers suddenly appear at their doorstep.

The official synopsis teases: "As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world." Have a look at the trailer below:

The star-studded cast includes Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la, and Kevin Bacon, adding an extra layer of allure to the film.

Fans have eagerly anticipated the release of Leave The World Behind ever since a teaser clip was unveiled two months ago, followed by the official trailer.

Viewers have taken to the comments section to share their excitement. One enthusiastic fan wrote, "Finally, a new movie that looks interesting and isn't a sequel, remake, or superhero film." Another chimed in, saying, "Everything is neat, the trailer, the cast, the acting, the story... EVERYTHING!!!! I need to watch this movie right now."

Praising director Sam Esmail's work, a third fan commented, "Anything Sam Esmail does is gold! From the opening credits to the amazing camera angles, I'm excited to see what he brings to this movie." And another added, "This looks so amazing. I am loving this cast. Thank you for not giving much away. I have absolutely no idea what's going on, but it looks so good. This is going to be awesome for movie night. I can't wait..."

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Kevin Bacon, Sam Esmail, Ethan Hawke, Julia Roberts, Farrah Mackenzie, Charlie Evans, Mahershala Ali and Myha’la attend the Leave The World Behind NY Special Screening. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty

One viewer even dubbed it as one of the "top 10 films of the year," noting, "Julia Roberts is brilliant in #LeaveTheWorldBehind - her best role in about 20 years."

"Leave The World Behind" is based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Bengali-American writer Rumaan Alam. The novel has received favorable reviews, earning a respectable 3.5 stars out of 5 on Waterstones and a solid 4 out of 5 on Goodreads.

A reviewer described the storyline as "remarkable," highlighting its compelling characters, plausible events, and a memorable narrative style. "I LOVED this fresh new take on apocalyptic fiction," another added, praising its ability to evoke fear and awe.

The wait is over as "Leave The World Behind" is now available for streaming on Netflix, promising viewers a gripping and thought-provoking cinematic experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty