The Netflix films playing at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival
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The Netflix films playing at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival

Netflix is gearing up to showcase a diverse range of films at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), set to take place from 7th to 17th September 2023. The streaming giant will present a rich array of stories, ranging from a dark detective tale to an influential historic march, ensuring a great festival experience for attendees.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store:

Reptile (Grant Singer)

Following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, a hardened detective seeks the truth in a case where appearances are deceptive, leading him to question the very fabric of his existence.

Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Eric Bogosian, Alicia Silverstone, Domenick Lombardozzi, Frances Fisher, Ato Essandoh, Michael Carmen Pitt, Karl Glusman, and Matilda Lutz.

Pain Hustlers (David Yates)

A blue-collar mother, faced with unemployment and the pressures of raising her daughter, finds herself embroiled in a perilous racket after joining a floundering pharmaceutical start-up.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Chris Evans, Catherine O’Hara, Chloe Coleman, Jay Duplass, Brian d’Arcy James, Amit Shah, Aubrey Dollar, Willie Raysor, and Andy Garcia.

NYAD (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin)

The awe-inspiring true account of Diana Nyad, the 60-year-old marathon swimmer who braved a 53-hour, 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, challenging treacherous oceanic expanses without the safety of a shark cage.

Starring: Annette Bening, Jodie Foster, Rhys Ifans, Ethan Jones Romero, Luke Cosgrove, Jeena Yi, and Eric T. Miller.

Fair Play (Chloe Domont)

An unexpected elevation in a ruthless hedge fund tests the bonds of a young couple, jeopardising more than their fresh engagement. 

Starring: Phoebe Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, and Eddie Marsan.

Rustin (George C. Wolfe)

Delving into the life of Bayard Rustin, the key figure behind the 1963 March on Washington, this film honours a stellar activist whose contributions were monumental, yet whose legacy was overshadowed.

Starring: Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Audra McDonald, and Aml Ameen.

Last year’s TIFF saw some excellent Netflix entries as well, including Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Good Nurse, the stop-motion animation Wendell & Wild, and the Oscar-winning German WWI film, All Quiet on the Western Front.